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3 College Sophomore

Weather: The weather affects how I get through campus

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: There are people of many religions, nationalities

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3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: It is not bad but it could be better

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: A nice variety to choose from

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4 College Sophomore

Transportation: The campus buses arrive on schedule and are clean.

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4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Plenty of options to choose from when finding a party to attend.

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3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I prefer to walk in groups after dark around campus.

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4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: The guys and girls on campus are friendly and polite.

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3 College Sophomore

Local Area: The town is centered around the university

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: It is clean and spacious, but the cost can be overwhelming.

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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I'm not big on greek life, but my friends enjoy it.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Eating out is always a nice option, especially on weekends.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I don't have personal experience, but I've heard great things.

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4 College Freshman

Athletics: We all have amazing school spirit.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The buildings are old so there are bugs, other than that they're pretty clean. The housing process flows smoothly and the cost isn't too high. Living on campus is great for the social environment.

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4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: There are so many students on this campus that you meet new people everyday. The students come in all shapes and sizes, which is nice. It's easy to meet people who are into the same stuff that you are by just attending a campus function. Most students dress pretty well when they are in a social setting. There are a lot of attractive guys on campus and relationships are easy to maintain.

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3 College Freshman

Scholarships: The process takes a while, so you have to do it early. This can be difficult sine EVERY scholarship and grant relies on the FAFSA report, which can only be filled out after your family does their taxes for the year. It would be nice to see a change and have scholarships available year round. Financial aid is also limited due to the state of the economy, which is understandable, but there are a lot of students who do not qualify for financial aid that can't afford their tuition and end up taking out massive loans for school, which is not ideal for young adults in this economy.

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4 College Freshman

Majors: There are so many degree programs offered by East Carolina, and they are expanding as we speak. The academic advisers are great to work with and students can change their majors and stay on track for a four year graduation plan.

College Freshman

Majors: I do not currently participate in internships.

3 College Freshman

Local Area: Greenville is a city built around a university. Without ECU, Greenville would be nothing. It's not the safest city, the crime rates are pretty high, which is scary to college students. There are a lot of places to eat, but not a lot to actually do off campus. The shopping is limited to the mall and a few strips around town, but nothing to rave about. Sports are all university related. Locals love the students! They support the university and student business around town.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I think it's great for those that are interested. Greek life gets people involved in university activities and helps people make new friends. It helps keep up the gpa of the university. Some fraternities/sororities have different images and reputations around campus.

4 College Freshman

Weather: This is North Carolina! Love it or hate it, you can't change the weather. I embrace it and dress accordingly. Those that complain about the weather on campus are not dressed for it or are just doing so for attention. If you check the weather channel or look out the window before you leave for class, you're usually good.

3 College Freshman

Administration: It depends on the officer. It depends on the day.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: This campus is very diverse and I love it! A majority of the students are accepting of each other and remain openminded to sexual orientation, religion, etc.

3 College Freshman

Technology: I strongly recommend having your own computer. The locations of computer labs are not ideal for all students to access at all times.

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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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