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Reviews 1987 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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2 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: East Carolina is obviously known as a party school. Therefore, it is fun and you can always find a party. Unfortunately, this does not help you in life at all and actually puts you at a disadvantage. Employers look down upon ECU. Going to a party school doesn't mean it's a good college. The classes were low quality and were honestly easier than my high school classes. No one took education seriously, including the professors. This school is for people who aren't smart enough to get in anywhere else and just want to party or just don't care about going to a good or even decent school. I wish I had realized this sooner but thankfully I am transferring. I did have a lot of fun at ECU but the education part was just horrible. If you are serious about your education DO NOT GO HERE (unless you're a nursing major because ECU has a very good nursing program).

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5 College Senior

Overall Experience: The amount of knowledge and experience I have gained while in college is unimaginable! I have made so many great friends and would not trade this experience for the world.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: ECU has definitely taught me a lot. While I do not disagree with the party school stereotype, there are so many things that ECU offers, from sports to clubs to sororities, to keep you busy.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Overall my experience at Ecu has been great. Before I came to school a lot of people told me that this is a party school and that I wouldn't make it through my first semester without partying to much and being one of those... That drop out of course.today I can honestly say that East Carolina is far from that and that there are so many organizations that you can join and there are plenty of opportunities to take advantage of.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: My overall experience at my college so far is amazing. Being able to be apart of the school I am in is truly something I would never change. I have done so much within my school like being involved with organizations and honor society's and it something that every student should be involved with. My school is very open and takes in all different kinds of students.

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: It's everything I wanted my school to be like.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I wish it had a better reputation, but it is still a good School to go to as it is still growing.

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5 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: Very cheap, close-by, friendly neighborhoods

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4 College Senior

Party Scene: Crazy parties, you can just walk up to any house.

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3 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: Kind of pricey, but a wide, ethnic vairety

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4 College Senior

Administration: The rules enforced are needed, still loose enough for fun

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3 College Senior

Campus Food: More healthy, raw diet options would be nice.

3 College Senior

Scholarships: Be on top of everything, do it on your own!

3 College Senior

Campus Housing: Living on campus is not comfortable, but a good life experience.

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5 College Sophomore

Party Scene: everyone from everywhere attends ECU's parties, they are great!

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: I've heard they're a variety of restaurants off campus that you can use student discounts with, so that is a plus.

4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Financial aid went smoothly, but it was quite a hassle since I am a transfer student. Tips for getting financial aid is to apply as soon as possible.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: From what I've seen, off-campus housing is great and beautiful.

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5 College Sophomore

Campus Food: I love how you can use your purple card for any locations for food on campus, it is the best thing a college student can ask for. Very convenient!

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5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I will be transferring to East Carolina University this fall from Chowan University. East Carolina's campus is amazing and the atmosphere is very positive and delightful. I can not wait to become a pirate!

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I love the Landing and cannot wait to move there. The facilities are amazing and it is gated. Quite a few of off-campus student living do not have gates to protect their residents which scares me. There is a huge list of options for off-campus housing which I think is necessary due to all the college students that attend ECU. The approximate to famous is great excluding the Bellamy and North Campus. North Campus is about a 15 minute drive from campus and the Bellamy is about ten. Off campus is the way to go unless you enjoy the dorms than on-campus os for you.

4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Downtown has the beignets crowd it seems like to me. When the frats and people in the dorms or apartments are not throwing down downtown is always the place to go. I personally enjoy a smaller group at a house party or even a big group, but house parties are my favorite by far. Downtown can be dangerous due to so many drunk people in such a small vicinity. It has negatively and positively impacted my student experience. Frats seem to be out just for sex and/or humiliating someone in the process of the party which contradicts their philanthropy efforts. I classify most frats as hypocrites. Overall the party life is pretty great if you go with the right crowd.

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5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are an endless option of food in Greenville. There are the fancy expensive restaurants which are good for when family visits are you get a good paycheck; the cheeper foods are also very good and not too far of a drive. Cookout, Taco Bell, Dunking Doughnuts, Texas Road House, Cracker Barrel, and Chili's are all fairly affordable and among my favorites. Everything seems to be in a close proximity which makes it very convenient on college students and gas!

4 College Sophomore

Administration: I personally witnessed about four people being arrested and three people being wheeled to the hospital on stretchers. On Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday people would usually be drunk in the dorms by about 11pm. On week nights it would not be too loud except for the occasional cases where someone got way too waisted at a club or something. On the weekends, especially the first two months of a semester when classes were not too hard yet, people would be puking in bathrooms, laying on the ground or in the lobbies passes out drunk. Luckily the RAs or other residents called to get medical assistance on many cases that probably saved many lives. If someone was caught with alcohol underage it really depended on who caught you as to if you got in trouble. Drugs were not played with. Any pills or illegal substances such as "weed", the police were called and the residents usually lost their housing completely or were put on academic probation. Many people would visit and stay when they were not supposed to but I do not oppose that being we are to be treated like adults, as long as the guests were respectable I saw no problem in it. The enforcement of rules on campus were above average.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Todd Dining Hall is absolutely horrible. I do not apologize for that statement because it was the absolute worst part about living on college hill! Anywhere else was average except for my favorite food places such as the ones I marked above. For some unknown reason West End Dining Hall was always better and had fresher food and a wider variety of healthy options. The dining halls did seem to repeat the same weekly eating schedule which got old after a year or even after the first two months there. I do believe that my purple flex plan should offer more meals and pirate bucks being I payed almost 2000$ for it. Overall campus food was good excluding Todd.

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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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