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3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: In dining halls there is a lot to choose from. There is a variety of omlets, pizza, salad bar, meats, sandwiches. Campus dining also offers Chick-fil-a, Starbucks, Einstein Bagels, Subway, Burger Studio.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: There is a huge variety of intramural sports teams to participate in. You can even start your own team with friends. A lot of people go to watch the games and the fields are very nice and available.

3 College Sophomore

Majors: I originally was planning to apply to the Nursing program. I encountered some very difficult professors and this affected my GPA , hindering me from Nursing School. Now that I have changed my major the program seems to be less difficult and suits me better. My GPA is now a lot higher than it was. I have not yet gone through the application process for my major, but it does not appear to be very difficult.

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4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: There is a variety of clubs and bars to choose from, however, my educational needs are a priority. On occasion when I would visit downtown, I would use bus transportation, since it free and convenient to students.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: I stayed on campus my Freshman year, and participated in the FX Program. Through that program I was involved with a lot of events, and was able to meet a lot of students and instructors.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: The set-up of the campus is great. I really like the fact that all classes and buildings are located in one general area. It is great to be able to walk from one class to another and not have to drive or take a bus to another area, with the exception of the Nursing Campus.

4 College Sophomore

Local Area: The local atmosphere in Greenville is great. I enjoy the football games, shopping, dining when I can afford it, and for the most part students and residents get along well.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: All prerequisites that I have taken have been good and very useful. I am just now getting to the point to apply for my major. I will be applying to Health Services Management. I am also seeking a minor in Business Administration.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: There are a lot of choices and options as far as academics. There are a lot of places in the surrounding area to complete work studies.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: It is a small campus and everything is located right there together. You can walk to all your classes and do not have to take a bus to a different site for a class other than the Nursing campus. I would always choose ECU.

4 College Sophomore

Transportation: The only form of transportation that I have used other than my personal vehicle is the campus shuttle bus. I have also used the WalMart bus. They are rather punctual and convenient.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There is a good variety of places to dine. Mexican restaurants give discounts and they offer about 10%. To my knowledge there are no chain restaurants that offer discounts.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I feel that my personal safety on campus overall is great. However, I live off-campus in an apartment complex and sometimes question personal safety at a minimal level even though it is a gated community.

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: I feel there is an average level of diversity on campus at ECU. There is a good mixture of ethnic/racial students, as well as students from various economic backgrounds. Students also possess a wide range of political and religious beliefs.

3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: There is a dominant preppy style, especially among Greek life and they seem pretty uninterested in anyone who isn't in Greek life. However, outside of Greek life there is a pretty wide variety of people.

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5 College Freshman

Athletics: ECU fans are most excited about football but intramural sports are huge too and about half the people you meet are involved in an intramural sport. It is a very active campus.

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3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: On campus, I feel safe. The students on campus tend to look out for each other and there's always a way you can ask for an escort from places such as the library. However, the people who live in the town of Greenville aren't the best and there are often ECU alerts about armed robberies and assaults by non-students.

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3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: There's alcohol galore. People aren't doing heavy drugs most of the time, but you can find drunk students almost any hour of the day, any day of the week.

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4 College Freshman

Local Area: Greenville would be nothing without ECU. It is definitely a college town and most of the locals are used to the wildness and presence of college students, and they never seemed bothered by us.

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2 College Freshman

Administration: The Greenville cops are only out to give drinking tickets and speeding tickets. They waste their time on students instead of trying to catch sex offenders or murderers.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: ECU has it all. Even though it wasn't my first choice, it has everything that I desired in a college. Great academics, respectable programs, great sports team, awesome social events/options, food EVERYWHERE and tons of people to meet!

4 College Freshman

Campus Quality: I love how much school spirit there is. ECU fans are rabid, especially about football and ECU football games are the coolest football experience you will ever have.

4 College Freshman

Campus Quality: Football is a religion on campus and no one can escape it. Everyone loves to tailgate and celebrate being a Pirate!

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: There are always apartment parties, clubs, frat parties, etc going on. It's almost impossible not to find a party and the weekend ALWAYS starts on Thursdays.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Greenville has the most restaurants per square mile than any town in the country and it's great! They have every chain you could imagine and tons of unique and ethnic restaurants as well.

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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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