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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Professors are helpful, knowledgeable and caring

4 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Not in the greek life.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Athletics: Love the club lacrosse team. It has made my experience so awesome.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Ecu is more than I expected. I love it!

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Overall, safety and security on campus depends on the students. Crime isn't overbearingly present, but it definitely happens. ECU gets the alert out quickly to advise students to be aware of their surroundings and report anything suspicious. Personal safety is only secured when you travel in groups on campus. The police aren't usually on campus because they're too busy protecting the drunk kids downtown. But the bus system is great for transporting students and keeping them from walking alone. I feel safe on campus in the daylight, but I like to have a friend with me if I go out at night.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: If I'd answered this question within the first few weeks of the semester, my rating would've been "It's bad." However, I learned that limiting distractions and going to tutoring is all it really takes to pass you classes here. The courses are diverse and interesting. All of my professors have been experts in their field and very passionate about their students' success. Class style is usually lecture - powerpoints, examples, and questions. Classes like chemistry or sociology are huge, but english courses where professors have to read papers are typically smaller.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I believe that student career prospects from ECU are great. We have wonderful career centers - not advisors, but separate centers that are geared towards your interests, such as the Preprofessional Academic Success Center. The value of a degree from this school is what you make of it, and how hard you'll work to find a job. I think the school presents plenty of internship prospects. I've never seen employers recruiting on campus.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I live in Greene Hall, an all-girl dorm on campus. I didn't request or expect to live in this hall, however I am so glad that I was placed in it. I've heard that the coed dorms are much noisier. Scott Hall is another great option, however it's on the Hill which is very far from classes. West End (the area where Greene Hall is located) is much more convenient. I think the dorms have decent amenities - I absolutely love having a piano in the lobby of mine. The social atmosphere is wonderful in coed dorms, but in Greene... Most girls keep a glare on their faces or are too involved with their friends to shoot a smile your way. The cost of living on campus isn't that much more expensive than living off, and it removes the need to buy a parking pass or catch the bus! Overall, it's convenient, especially if you live on West End or Central Campus. The housing process was a breeze - and I love my RA!

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I am not a member of any Greek organizations at my school. Greek life is pretty popular among ECU students. There are plenty of sorority and fraternity t-shirts to go around. Rush week is a pretty popular topic when it's that time of the year. Greek students are usually seen as snobby and spoiled to non-Greeks, or at least to those who know how much it costs. I don't know too much about the Greek housing!

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Athletics: The student involvement is only great for football season. I am not enough of a sports person to assess the team performance. The school spirit is amazing, though. At any time on campus the cry "PURPLE!" will be answered by another yell, "GOLD!" I've heard that the athletic facilities aren't superb, however I've never observed them for myself.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I would choose to attend East Carolina University if I could do it all over. I am extremely satisfied with the variety of majors that interest me. I think my professors are passionate about their studies and their students. Plus, the Pirate school spirit is unforgettable - not to mention, UNDAUNTED.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life is a huge part of ECU.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Athletics: A lot of people are a part of sports teams, and lots of my friends really enjoy them.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: ECU makes me feel like I belong. I love everything about this school. The professors and TA's are very helpful, and the school is super focused on making sure you succeed. I have made amazing friendships here, and going to ECU has been the best decision I have ever made.

3 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Academics: The workload I have experienced so far has not been too bad as long as you figure out how to prioritize everything you need to do for each week efficiently. Many people choose to study in the library since it's typically not very loud and there are many resources you can use there.

3 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The size of my classes can sometimes be big or small depending on the building it's located in but overall I feel like my professors were very passionate about what they were teaching me and ensured that I did not have any problem in their course and if I did they helped me.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Since I live on the West End of campus my walk to classes everyday is about 15 minutes depending on where I'm walking to but the dorms are suitable and the social atmosphere is great. Also, the housing process was quite easy.

3 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Greek Life: I am not a part of Greek Life but it seems like they do a lot for our community and just try to have fun with everyone on campus whether they are also part of a sorority/fraternity or not.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Athletics: Every Saturday it seemed like the campus would be buzzing as we all waited for the football game to start. Many people wore ECU attire and the Purple/Gold chants lasted throughout the entire day.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Excellent and timely in communication.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Athletics: The athletics and school spirit is very big at this school and it gets the whole student body pretty involved and willing to be apart. The atmosphere around campus for sports can make you feel like you are apart of a huge family.

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3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I did not think I would enjoy coming to this school but now that I am here I thoroughly enjoy being here. For the most part the professors are very good with engaging students and teaching the information that needs to be taught. However I do find some things to be overpriced such as housing and the dining meal plans. For the stuff we get we are way overpriced.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I think the worst mistake I made my first semester in college was taking an online class. It was the worst. I was already so overwhelmed with everything and my online class was always at the back of my mind.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I haven't found anything that was helpful in helping me chose a major.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: My opinion on this subject may be a little biased since I am staying in the newest building on campus that was built a week before I moved onto campus and they are still making renovations to it. It's spacious and more like a hotel than a dorm.

3 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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