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Reviews 2459 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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3 College Junior

Greek Life: I have no real opinion on the matter.

4 College Junior

Athletics: I have found ECU to be very focused and inspired by its sports department.

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5 College Junior

Overall Experience: I have been impressed by the organization and the professionalism I have found at ECU.

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4 College Junior

Diversity: I do not see a persons race, ethnic background, etc. I treat everyone as a human. I cannot understand why we have to separate everyone. That only leads to more racism.

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4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: It's a fun filled scene and there is generally something to do to let off stress of studying

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4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Rush and Halloween are when the best parties are happening. Tailgating for games is always fun

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5 College Sophomore

Academics: I feel ECU is very competitive and stepping up to meet the needs of our students

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4 College Sophomore

Diversity: I feel we are overall very diverse in ALL areas

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3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Drugs and alcohol are there if you seek it out, but for the most part alcohol is more available and no one pressures others to be involved in this type of negative influences. Overall my peers seem to be very responsible and do not succumb to this negative behavior. We have fun and are a part of Greek life regardless of the school having a "party" reputation

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I think ECU is finally gaining the recognition it deserves for producing wonderful and giving citizens back into our communities! The value of a degree from ECU is well received

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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: ECU had an alert system in place to allow students the benefit of

Knowing of and where a crime is taking place. It helps with peace of mind

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Dorm living is always cramped, but considering the other overall benefits to freshman students especially, it helps in making you feel connected to the rich history of ECU, especially when living in older resident hall. I was in the leadership program and lived in Jarvis. It helped my transition tremendously and I was able

To make new friends which helped with the transition.

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5 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek housing is pretty good I would say. I also think Greek life has positively impacted our campus and our community and have much to offer!

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4 College Sophomore

Athletics: I think ECU athletics are some of the best all around

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I feel ECU provides meant opportunities to help freshman students make a successful transition from high school to college. Once freshman year is complete, I think ECU, assists in providing students with tools necessary for continued success. Sometimes ECU is seen as a party school, however, my personal opinion is that unless you attend ECU, outsiders simply confuse our tremendous school spirit and purple pride as as a party school rather than the wonderful academic school that we represent. I am proud to be a pirate and sometimes resent being called a party school, we can boast of the medical advances that have been provide by the ECU school of medicine and the research that has been provided through our University! Arggg Go Pirates!

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4 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: Helps the community! Great community involvement.

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I only had one professor with whom I could not establish a rapport. I ended up retaking the class for a much better grade.

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Most students are placed with the help of the career center. I have not attempted this yet as I have two more years in college.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: Few incidences of violence and theft on campus.

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3 College Junior

Campus Housing: I moved off for my junior year. Rooms very small and I am 6foot 7.

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3 College Junior

Greek Life: I am not a part of it but have no probs. with the students who are in frats. They throw parties on occasion and have always treated me respectfully.

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5 College Junior

Athletics: I enjoy attending sports events, esp. football. I play several intramural sports as well. The tailgates during football season are awesome.

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5 College Junior

Overall Experience: the classes are challenging and the professiors genuinely care about their students. There are a lot of intramural sports to keep us in shape. I have made a lot of friends at school. I love the town and always find plenty to do to keep busy when I am not studying. the beach is only an hour away. The students, professors and people who live and work in Greenville are polite, friendly and extremely helpful.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: On campus living is mandatory for freshmen at East Carolina to help students stay involved academically and socially. There are three dorm communities available to apply to, which is first come first serv. In my opinion West End living is the best, judging from closeness to campus, space, and style. Central campus is second because it is right in the heart of campus but there are often maintenance issues and a few break ins over this past year. Lastly is the dorm I was placed in, College Hill. It is roughly a mile from the direct middle of campus and has some of the oldest dorms. I felt a little isolated from campus and it was a hassle walking back to the dorms late at night when the buses stopped running. The perks of College Hill is that you could possibly get placed in the dorm that was just built, it is right behind the football stadium, and we have the best of the two dinning halls. The social atmosphere is great because you can walk across the hall in your pajamas to your friends room, play games in the yard, and easily meet other freshmen in the same classes that you are taking.

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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life at my school takes over a vast majority of East Carolina students. Almost everyone is in either a Fraternity or a Sorority. Greek life hosts a lot of charity events and only Greek life "mixers". It is a good way to meet other pirates and make life long friends. However, Greek life is not for everyone. I went though Panhellenic Sorority recruitment in the Fall this past year and was in a sorority for two months. I realized greek life was not for me during the second day of recruitment but I had so many friends participating and so many high hopes for my envisioned college experience. During my two months of sorority life I felt like I could not be who I truly wanted and had little time for my studies. I was exhausted mentally and spiritually.

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The quality and enthusiasm of the professors who care about their students is what attracts and retains students who could have gone to larger and more prestigious schools. Greenville is quite charming and has such good local food that most skeptics love the area, or at least ECU, by the time they graduate. Although the campus police are friendly, ECU is quite strict, perhaps in an effort to downplay the “party school” reputation. The strictness, however, contributes to student safety and helps reduce the drug presence on campus. Alcohol is a problem for some students, and the clubs are tempting, but the counseling center can help students with their problems. ECU’s computer resources are excellent, and the athletic facilities are better than the teams’ records. ECU’s most enjoyable facilities are the green areas, especially because the weather here is so pleasant—crazy, but pleasant.

Whether living on or off campus, students should join organizations to maximize their college involvement and build leadership experience for their resume. With ECU’s diverse student population, new students can easily find an organization, Greek or non-Greek, that is for them. ECU is reputed to have one of the highest concentrations of pretty girls anywhere, and the guys are good-looking overall, too. The Southern hospitality creates a welcoming social atmosphere. ECU has been through sports losses and administrative shake-ups in the past, but some of the political damage seems to be getting straightened out. So, as usual, ECU students are optimistic. They will continue to be easy-going, yet serious and balanced, fun-loving learners.

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