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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I do not know too much about Greek life. Most non-greeks do not like the greeks.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: I actually do not use the recreation center. The school spirit is great. East Carolina University is definitely a sports school.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I really like it here. The people are friendly and the professor are all very understanding and nice. We have the best school spirit. All you have to do is yell purple and someone will yell gold.

4 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Athletics: Students are very involved in athletics with a very large fan base, although sometimes sportsmanship is not the best.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: East Carolina University is a place with dedicated professors, who for the most part are willing to help you succeed. There are also multiple resources students can utilize outside of professors if they are having problems in their classes.

4 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Classes are a good size but professors really try and get the class involved they care a lot about the students.

4 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: My friends seem to get good jobs not a lot of recruiting on campus.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Dorms are okay. But everyone moves into a house the next year anyway so it doesn't matter to much.

4 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Greek Life: One of the best party schools in the country thanks to our Greek life. Dt is for everyone but fraternity parties are for brothers and girls only not many random guys get invited.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Lots of support and tailgates for football. Other sports are pretty forgotten. The multiple gyms are amazing.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Laid back courses with helpful teachers and staff. Gives you plenty of time to party and have fun.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Overall Experience: I loved all of my courses so far. A fair amount of work and definitely educational. I have had a variety of classes within my major that covers the broad aspects of the field. My classes have been small, 10-30 people in each. Most professors use powerpoint, some do not. Blackboard and email are used constantly by professors to update you on work or provide readings, assignements, and post grades.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Overall Experience: I know of a lot of people who graduated from the MA Anthropology program at ECU and have found really good jobs. I believe that my education, research experience, and employment opportunities (graduate assistant at a conservation laboratory) I have received from ECU will greatly help me in finding employment after ECU and will assist me throughout my career.

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Health & Safety: I went to a very small undergrad so I may be biased but some sort of criminal activity happens at ECU, an ECU housing area (may or may not be owned by the school), or with an ECU student around Greenville about once a month. This is usually a robbery, break in, assault, or sexual assault. I have never felt unsafe around campus or Greenville but there are areas around Greenville that I would never be alone or sometimes even go to.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Campus Housing: I have never lived on campus but I have heard that they are not the greatest but I've never seen a college that had great dorms. Many students live off campus such as myself (graduate students have to live off campus). There are a lot of housing opportunities around campus but they are very expensive. In order for you to find a cheaper place to live, you either have to pick a old and dirty apartment near campus or live further and drive to campus. You also have to pay for parking every year, park at the football field, and ride a bus to the main campus.

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3 College Junior

Greek Life: I do not know a lot about the Greek life at ECU nor was I in a sorority when I was in undergrad (we didn't have a Greek life). However, I do know a lot of students at ECU are involved in one, houses are all over campus, they do a lot of activities around the campus, and I occasionally see and hear parties. However, I have never seen or heard of an issue with the Greek life as in acceptance, hazing, excessive partying, etc.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Overall Experience: My graduate school experience has been great so far. The professors are really invested in you and your performance. The school and program is really research oriented and highly structured so that when you graduate you know what to expect in the job market, are hirable, and can use your education in the field.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Athletics: Football is the largest and most viewed sport at the school. There is always a long tailgate before the games and roads around the school are closed for pedestrian traffic. It's a really wonderful environment with so much school spirit. Even if you are not a football fan or sports fan in general, everyone attends tailgates and games because it's like being part of a family.

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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Safety is not a problem at ECU.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Professors are smart and knowledgeable. Very helpful as well.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Good network. Especially professors when it comes to this sending emails and such.

2 people found this useful Report
2 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I am not a big fan of Jones Hall. It is not very spacey and the communal bathrooms are awful.

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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life is okay. There are a lot of parties and some fraternities are not-so-great people as well. But some are the best you could meet. It all depends on the particular fraternity or sorority.

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: The athletics and school spirit at ECU is amazing. People really have pirate pride here.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I view East Carolina University as a great school to go to seeing as I've made good friends, joined good organizations, am receiving an outstanding education, and am having a good college experience in general.

2 people found this useful Report
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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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