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Reviews 2235 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I haven't moved off campus yet, but it was easy for me to find a place for next year. My ratings are from what I've seen at the places where my friends live.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Greenville has lots of restaurants for every type of food you want and every budget. All the major franchise restaurants are there, of course, but there are plenty of unique spots to eat if you want something different from the mainstream.

5 College Freshman

Party Scene: Always something going on either downtown or at a house party. Football season is the BEST time for tailgating and parties!

3 College Freshman

Administration: There aren't too many rules that I can't live with. I think there's a good balance between allowing students to enjoy college life and the rules and policies that are enforced.

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College Freshman

Scholarships: Although I applied for financial aid, I didn't qualify to receive anything.

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2 College Freshman

Campus Food: West End Dining Hall is the worst. The food is always the same and it's very blah. Except for fried chicken Wednesdays, of course!

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Mostly it's just okay because I'm not used to sharing a room. The dorm rooms are small and I don't feel like I have much privacy. I love that my dorm has a private study room with a computer lab. My biggest pet peeve is the laundry facilities. They are located on every other floor and other students don't respect your belongings. Sometimes they will come in and remove my wet laundry from a dryer and take the machine for themselves.

I love being so close to my classes and the library and the labs. And my dorm is a short walk from downtown. Most of the dorms have been renovated so everything works and looks good.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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