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5 College Freshman

Athletics: There's nothing like ECU Pirate Football! Almost everyone comes to the tailgates and games and our team is worth watching. It's like that for almost all sports here, including club and intramural.

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5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There are so many options for off-campus housing. Most are conveniently located very close to campus, and costs range depending on the amount of roommates you have and where you decide to live. Off-campus housing still makes you feel safe around campus and in Greenville, and parking usually will have no cost. Overall it is not hard to find a place to live. I recommend the Province because it is located in walking distance across from the library, has a pool, and relatively decent rent costs.

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5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are a wide variety of restaurants and dining options everywhere off campus. Most of them are along Greenville Blvd, which may come with traffic. Greenville pretty much has everything, and everything is nearby which is convenient.

4 College Freshman

Administration: Administration at ECU is very helpful. They promote their policies but they also want to make sure students are still having a good college experience.

5 College Freshman

Party Scene: I love ECU especially because it never will get boring. I personally enjoy nightlife downtown; however, many students will go to frat parties, house parties, and downtown. There's always something going on which makes making friends a whole lot easier and more exciting.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: I haven't had much luck with financial aid so far but that doesn't mean that nobody will. I think the key to receiving scholarships is joining leadership organizations and clubs and maintaining a decent GPA. Volunteering probably looks good as well.

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: There are a variety of food options on campus. We have two dining halls at ECU, along with many other retail locations. Some other food options include Chili's, Chick-Fil-A, Bleecker Street, Grill Works, Subway, Cupola's, Einstein's, etc. All of these food options are convenient and in walking distance. I never have a problem finding something enjoyable to eat! There's also two Starbucks' on campus for the coffee lovers.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Living on West End is probably the best choice for ECU campus housing. It is pretty close to everything, making it convenient to get to class, eat, and socialize with friends. White Hall and Fletcher Hall are probably my top two favorite dorms on West End. The rooms come furnished and there is plenty of living space.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I'm not sure yet if I'd choose ECU again but at the end of my freshman year, its been a learning experience. Have met a lot of new people and that's been great!

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: Filling out the FAFSA was brutal, did get some scholarships and grants which helped a lot with the cost. Having to redo the forms and the constant applying for scholarships is hard. Doing it over and over and over, and not getting answers even with having a very high gpa is frustrating.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: They do what they can to serve the amount of people here.

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4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Non-Greek students think very indifferently of the Greeks. There are some Greek fraternities that are known for throwing good parties at my school.

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: The off campus housing options are good. The only thing that is bad is the prices. Some of them are way expensive and for some of them you have to pay utilities along with the rent. Some others are expensive but include both rent and utilities. There are least 2 or 3 off campus housing that is a little far from campus but the school provides transportation to and from campus.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Most of the off-campus dining is fast food restaurants. They at least have a McDonalds in every corner of a street. The prices are usually like anywhere else and I haven't been to a place where they had student discount. The best place to go is to a new Mexican restaurant that is called La Fiesta. They have the best food there!

4 College Sophomore

Administration: Administration is pretty great here at ECU. All the rules they have are being enforced whether it'd be from police, RA's, and professors.

5 College Sophomore

Party Scene: The best parties for me are the house parties or frat parties. I have been to several parties at the frat TKE and they are pretty cool. They have like a basement at their house and it has like glow in the dark paint with the black light. Another party scence that is fun is at the club downtown called Stilllife. It is definitely one of the best clubs in downtown. A positive impact that I think a student can experience is the fun you can have on weekends after a long week of school.

4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: The only inconvenience I experienced was not having all the requirements satisfied when I completed my FAFSA application. Other than that everything went smoothly and I got the financial aid I needed.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: The food on campus is great, the only thing that sucks is that there isn't a wide variety to choose from.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Living in the dorms for my first year was the best! My room was very spacious compared to others rooms. Everyone who lived in the residence dorm was very friendly. I had two RA's throughout the year and they made my first year at ECU the best. They helped me with things I needed assistance with. Whether it'd be to find a location of a building or tell me about events that were happening in the residence dorm/campus.

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3 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Housing: I don't know a lot about the off-campus housing yet, because I currently live on-campus. But I have been looking into finding an apartment for next year and based off of what I have found there are shuttle buses that run to each of the apartment complexes to the school, and there is a variety of options.

4 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Dining: There are many options of off-campus dining. You have restaurants ranging from quick and cheap, to sit-down and more expensive. There are a quite a few places that offer discounts or deals to students, ranging from a percentage off your meal to a free tea or appetizer.

4 Recent Alumnus

Administration: You get the basic freedom of being an adult and living on your own. In the dorms there are a few more things that they are more strict about than if you live off campus in apartments, because there are RA's, but overall they are pretty lenient about most things as long as you aren't breaking the law, then you are free to do what you please.

3 Recent Alumnus

Party Scene: I hear that the parties are the best, but I personally do not know.

3 Recent Alumnus

Scholarships: It was difficult for me to find the financial aid I needed, but the financial aid office was a huge help in giving me loans I could apply for. A lot of the financial aid stuff was rushed at the end, and I was worried I wouldn't be able to get the financial aid I needed for the first semester, but I ended up getting what I needed for the whole year.

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3 Recent Alumnus

Campus Food: There is a small variety of options to choose from, but if you are on the meal plan it gets very repetitive, and you tend to get tired of the same options every day. I don't prefer the dining hall usually, the food isn't bad but I usually get the same stuff every time I go, so I get tired of it quickly. The small restaurants on campus help to add variety and choice, but overall it is the same options every day which can get old quick.

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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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