East Carolina University

2,481 reviews
  1. Greenville, NC
  2. 4 Year
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    C+
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    A
  6. Party Scene
    A+
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    C
East Carolina University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-A
Athletic Conference
American Athletic Conference
Address
East 5th Street
Greenville, NC 27858
Website

East Carolina University Rankings

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Admissions

Acceptance Rate
77%
SAT Range
960-1120
ACT Range
20-24
Application Fee
$70
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$12,908/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $10,257/ year
  • $30-48k
    $11,391/ year
  • $49-75k
    $15,240/ year
  • $76-110k
    $19,254/ year
  • $110k+
    $20,349/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
18:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
77%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.121 responses
49%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.120 responses
56%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.119 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
18,903Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
7%
Pell Grant
34%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 59 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    64%
  • Awesome
    15%
  • Annoying
    8%
  • Fast walkers
    7%
  • Antisocial
    2%
  • Arrogant
    2%
  • Involved
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
47%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.169 responses
Poll
75%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.205 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 63 responses
Report
  • ARRRGHHHH!
    48%
  • "PURPLE" "GOLD"
    24%
  • School Spirit
    16%
  • Party
    10%
  • Pirates
    3%

After East Carolina University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$39,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
59%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
82%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.50 responses

Reviews

2,481 reviews
  • Excellent
    476
  • Very Good
    925
  • Average
    886
  • Poor
    119
  • Terrible
    51
My ongoing experience at East Carolina University has been phenominal! The environment itself is very lively and upbeat. I have been given the opportunity to expand my social output and meet others who have the same interests as I do. More importantly I have been able to further expand my education as a fellow ECU pirate.
  • Senior
  • 17 days ago
I like how welcoming the university is, but I hate how it is almost always under construction and has been since my first day there.
  • Senior
  • 17 days ago
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!
  • College Sophomore
  • 2 months ago