East Carolina University

2,511 reviews
  1. Greenville, NC
  2. 4 Year
B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    A+
  6. Party Scene
    A+
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    A-
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    B-
East Carolina University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-A
Athletic Conference
American Athletic Conference
Address
East 5th Street
Greenville, NC 27858
Website

East Carolina University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
77%
SAT Range
960-1120
ACT Range
20-24
Application Fee
$70
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$12,908/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $10,257/ year
  • $30-48k
    $11,391/ year
  • $49-75k
    $15,240/ year
  • $76-110k
    $19,254/ year
  • $110k+
    $20,349/ year

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
18:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
77%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.183 responses
48%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.186 responses
54%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.185 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
18,903Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
7%
Pell Grant
34%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 113 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    55%
  • Involved
    12%
  • Awesome
    9%
  • Outgoing
    9%
  • Fast walkers
    6%
  • Annoying
    5%
  • Antisocial
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
50%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.224 responses
Poll
77%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.266 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 138 responses
Report
  • ARRRGHHHH!
    33%
  • "PURPLE" "GOLD"
    33%
  • School Spirit
    17%
  • Pirates
    9%
  • Party
    7%
  • Hardworking
    1%

After East Carolina University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$39,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
59%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
87%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.126 responses

Reviews

2,511 reviews
  • Excellent
    496
  • Very Good
    945
  • Average
    900
  • Poor
    119
  • Terrible
    51
I feel ECU provides meant opportunities to help freshman students make a successful transition from high school to college. Once freshman year is complete, I think ECU, assists in providing students with tools necessary for continued success. Sometimes ECU is seen as a party school, however, my personal opinion is that unless you attend ECU, outsiders simply confuse our tremendous school spirit and purple pride as as a party school rather than the wonderful academic school that we represent. I am proud to be a pirate and sometimes resent being called a party school, we can boast of the medical advances that have been provide by the ECU school of medicine and the research that has been provided through our University! Arggg Go Pirates!
  • College Sophomore
  • 4 months ago
East Carolina is one of the best places to be during the Fall! The football games are life changing and you will make so many new friends through the sports. Everyone is so team spirited and the vibe is amazing. The campus and the professors are helpful as possible as long as they see you putting in the effort. The Greek life is what makes the school go around. It is a great way to get involved and meet ALOT of people, but it is not for everyone. It was not for me and I still have had a great year and met a lot of people throughout the year. ECU has a lot of activities and events to keep you in the mix with any of your interests. I can't wait to get back to ECU in a couple of days!
  • College Sophomore
  • 4 months ago
East Carolina is truly a college town. From the vast array of purple and gold business signs to the special discounts for students you are never not home. Not into the outrageous hype of the football games? That's fine! There's everything from ballroom dancing clubs to hot iron pouring performances. With 20,000+ students you will find anything and anyone if you know where too look. Need something more laid back? The Mall is great to lounge and you can reserve your own private study rooms in the library for some serious quiet.
  • Freshman
  • 22 days ago