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Reviews 1960 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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5 College Sophomore

Party Scene: You are never disappointed when it comes to a party in Greenville.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Some off campus hosing options are great but some are not so safe.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Greenville is a big college town, so you find many sports bars and restaurants. many places offer student discount also.

3 College Sophomore

Administration: The administration can be strict as far as alcohol and drugs. their is a zero tolerance policy, and if caught you have to attend a reform program at the school.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: The dinning halls tend to upset stomach when you first arrive, and over time you realize that they start serving the same foods a lot.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: If you make sure you fill out your FASFA correctly you should be mine, but if even one small minor error is found the school sends back the form. Then you must make the corrections and then wait a week to see if the form went through.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The dorms are not terrible but some buildings do not have elevators, so moving in and out is very difficult.

3 College Student

Health & Safety: I know that a lot of things go on that are bad but I have not come across a negative instance yet.

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2 College Student

Greek Life: You have to do crazy things to get into fraternities.

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4 College Student

Athletics: Everyone loves sports. The gym is always packed.

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4 College Student

Party Scene: You can always find a party if you want.

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3 College Student

Campus Food: There could be more variety.

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4 College Student

Campus Housing: I'm very close to class, food, and the gym.

3 College Sophomore

Administration: Campus strictness is average. Because I never lived in a dorm, I was only on campus for classes and group meetings. I heard of dorm drinking/drugs and most of the time it was dealt with in a strict manner. I always felt safe at school because of all the emergency stations and cops.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Over the years, I have not received all of the aid that I would have liked to receive and therefore had to take out student loans on about half of my tuition/housing costs.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: There's a variety of food options, from healthy to non healthy, and from cheap to more expensive.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Off-campus housing is awesome here. There are tons of apartment complexes catered specifically to students and come fully furnished, with individual rents, no overages on utilities, and roommate matching. All of them also have a bus running from the apartment to campus every 20 minutes. The cost is also very reasonable, depending on where you stay. But for the most part, rent is do-able, especially for all that you're getting. There is lots of parking at these housing complexes and from what I understand, they are very safe.

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4 College Freshman

Party Scene: ECU is dubbed "the party school," which really isn't necessarily true. Yes, there are lots of parties, but there are just as many at any other school you would go to. So to nip that negative stereotype in the bud, yes there are parties, but no it isn't insane and if you don't want to participate in that aspect of school, you won't feel pressured to here. My favorite "parties" are football tailgates or hanging out at older friends' apartments. I have been downtown before though, and if clubs and bars are what you're interested in, then there is plenty of that too! However, although some people may fully immerse themselves in the party scene instead of focusing on school, it is very easy to balance a night out on a Friday or Saturday with studying all week and prioritizing and focusing.

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5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are lots of awesome restaurants in the city of Greenville. There's something for everyone...Indian, Italian, fast food, Thai, organic, sushi, bar food, etc. Pretty much whatever you're craving, you can find it. They're also all relatively close to campus. The restaurants downtown are great, and were walking distance from my dorm on West End. I highly recommend Cinnamon's Indian Cuisine, the Tipsy Teapot, and Winslow's. And if you're every craving cookout, Bojangles, or McDonald's, we've surely got them all around town! Generally, costs of sit-down restaurants are not too steep and the quality of food is usually great.

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4 College Freshman

Administration: Campus is not so strict that I feel suffocated or that I have a lack of freedom, but are strict enough that I feel safe and protected in my dorm and around campus.

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4 College Freshman

Scholarships: I don't have too much to say about the experience just because it was so seamless. I have two high dollar scholarships and they refund it right onto a school debit card that you can then use to pay for your tuition, or other costs like housing and dining. My only complaint would be that it does take until the end of August to be refunded, but in plenty of time to buy books or use for your first due payments.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Food: The dining hall food is not that bad...Todd is better than West End! For your meal plan, there is a lot of value. You will have plenty of money throughout the semester to afford Starbucks when you need it, restaurants on campus, and yes, sometimes you'll need to go to the dining hall. There really are several options to choose from, whatever you may be craving. My favorite was Einstein's Bagels in the morning. It's pretty cheap, very central to classes, and has really good coffee! Chik-Fil-A is awesome of course...but I avoided it to keep from gaining weight over the semesters. Starbucks is also a great way to spend Pirate Bucks and there are 2, one at the library and one central to class areas. Overall, my experience with on campus dining was great.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: My dorm (Garrett) was pretty bad, but I know that there are others that are newer and much nicer, like the ones on College Hill. The cost is expensive, like any dorm-living, but overall it's pretty cheap compared to other schools. The meal plans are pretty great and work well with on campus lifestyle...dining hall food is not the most amazing, but it's unlimited with a meal plan and it really could be worse. There are many healthy options to keep from gaining the freshman 15! All of the dorms are a 15 minute (at most) walk from classes, which is very convenient. The social atmosphere in the dorms is good, especially for freshman. There are common areas and lots of social events provided that allow you to meet new people and become fully immersed in the college experience!

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3 College Freshman

Academics: i may change my major

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4 College Freshman

Academics: wide range of classes offered

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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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