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Reviews 2003 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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4 College Senior

Overall Experience: The Clinical Health Psychology doctoral program has been great! The only thing I wish was different was the location. Greenville is a relatively small town consisting of more chain restaurants than people. Most things--beaches, urban life, mountains--are hours away. This is a con in my opinion; this requires you to leave the area to do most activities. However, the Greenville Greenway is excellent!

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: East Carolina strives for its students to succeed both academically and personally with strong academics and involving extra curricular clubs, activities, and student organizations.

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I am transferring to ECU this fall and it is one of the best choices I have ever made. My previous college was in a rural area and I could tell I would not enjoy four more years at the school. The atmosphere at ECU is also vastly different compared to my previous college, everyone is friendly, and the staff are engaged in their jobs.

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3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: It has great teachers. My school pushes us as students and young adults to be better people. They help us strive forward to meet our goals, so we can improve our surroundings.

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love East Carolina University and I would not want to be anywhere else. There is great school spirit and a great and inviting atmosphere.

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5 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: I love it here at ECU! Everyone has a different experience, but I think those that don't enjoy it here aren't taking advantage of what the school has to offer. If things get rough, you have to find a good group of people to help you along the way. Make the most out of it and enjoy your years here because you will miss it when time flies by.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: My school is very well organized in every aspect. The student population and professors are very helpful and spirited. Everyone makes you feel like you are at own and it is a great atmosphere to be around.

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: ECU was my first and only choice for college. I fell in love with it right away and I couldn't have imagined myself going anywhere else! I could've gone to any school in North Carolina, but ECU felt like home to me.

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4 College Senior

Overall Experience: East Carolina University has given me a chance to broaden my horizons and take steps towards preparing for my future. In the three years that I have been here, I have had many experiences that have tested me not only as a student, but also as a person. I felt comfort in knowing that I have a strong support system in my friends that I have made and also in a few professors who have taken the time to get to know me personally and have pushed me to excel in my studies and also as a leader. Granted I was not thrilled about living away from home my first year of college; I have since then embraced my opportunity and have continued to move forward in my education and into my future endeavors.

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3 College Junior

Overall Experience: East Carolina University is basically the town of Greenville, NC. It is the main attraction and there is not much for students to do off of campus. In the past year, racial tension has increased and overall, not a very comfortable place for minorities. However, there are safe spaces for minorities. Overall, ECU has many programs, majors, organizations, and activities to offer.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: My overall experience at East Carolina University was great. The environment is very welcoming and warm. East Carolina is very diverse and is very supportive of all groups on their campus. There is always something, such as a club or an event, for everyone. In addition, majority of the population is friendly and welcoming as well. Just a wonderful school overall!

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Everyone has a lot of school spirit.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Not the most recognized for academics, but the academics are there. There are countless ways to better yourself through this university.

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I would chose my school again.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: ECU has an amazing campus and such a diverse community. It offers many activities and clubs to participate in and it gives everyone a chance to be a part of something. I love being a pirate!

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3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: My experience from my time spent in high school was unique. I was never suspended, passed all my classes, was on the football team, and learned things that will help me throughout the rest of my learning in college and career.

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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.

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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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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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