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Reviews 2001 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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5 College Freshman

Athletics: Athletics at East Carolina University are huge. Campus is empty on football game days because everyone is at the game, whether it is cold and pouring rain, or we're having a heat wave. I've really enjoyed the gym and swimming pool. They have a gym entirely for non-athletes so that we don't have to leave for the varsity teams to use the facilities.

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4 College Freshman

Technology: There are plenty of computer labs and except for Joyner Library, everywhere on campus has free printing. There are definitely busy times in a school day or towards finals, but I've never had difficulty getting a computer or printing. There is wifi everywhere on campus and I haven't had problems with connecting to the network.

2 College Freshman

Administration: The dorms are loud and not conducive to studying even in the honors dorm. There is plenty of underage drinking and not very much punishment for it. I don't know of anyone who has lost scholarship for drinking and other illegal activity even when it would be merited.

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5 College Freshman

Scholarships: I received academic scholarship and the program through the Honors College has been very helpful to me. I have a network of support through the Honors College with professors who are eager to help me. I did have difficulty with the initial paper with admissions; they would tell me they had my paperwork and then they would lose it in the shuffle.

3 College Junior

Majors: The program was rigorous to get into but it is to be expected when your entering a professional program. Challenges were passing the science classes that are required for this program but I see now how important it was to take them. This program, to me, is well worth it in the end. Clinical Laboratory Science is a good field to get into if you love science and you want to work in the health field, but not have the patient contact you would in any of the other medical fields. We work in the lab that processes blood samples, urine samples, and any types of samples really from the body. The workload isn't easy but its not supposed to be, especially if your dealing with a patient's life on the line.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: The dorms I lived in were fairly new and clean but I also lived in a dorm that wasn't my ideal choice. Some dorms are loud and the RA's really don't do anything about it. The food on campus is awesome, I just wish we had a Taco Bell.

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4 College Junior

Local Area: The town is a great supporter of the ECU Pirates and I love the way the town supports its school. The environment is great and a lot of places to eat stay open past normal hours because they know that students are out and about. There's stuff to do in the downtown area as well as the town itself.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Food: The choices of food are somewhat limited but the quality of the food is good.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I am a commuter to school each day so I don't have any experience with safety issues at night. During the day, the campus is very safe and the campus security is readily available if needed.

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3 College Junior

Administration: The strictness is not too bad. Sometimes it seems ridiculous tho!

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: Since I am a vegetarian I had very low hopes for dinning options when I came here, but I have to say that I am impressed with the variety of food they have to offer here to both vegetarians and people who eat meat. Just about everyone who works in the dinning halls are respectful and nice to talk to.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: There is an excessive amount of school pride at our school. Whenever you yell the word "gold," you can guarantee the word "purple" to be be shouted back. We have a student pirate club which costs 50 dollars to get you in all home games throughout the year, which is a very good option if you enjoy home sports and supporting your college. The athletic facilities are new and in good shape as well. I think our teams are decent, but what's best is the school pride, as I said before, we have a lot of it here.

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4 College Freshman

Parking: I can always be guaranteed a parking spot in my lot, being D lot and the back of the football stadium.

4 College Freshman

Transportation: The transiit system will take you to several places in town. It is free and just for students to use. Much safer than using public options.

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3 College Freshman

Academics: Over all the academics are good. Some classes are harder than others.

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3 College Freshman

Academics: Overall pretty good. The universitiy expects you to perform at good standards.

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4 College Freshman

Administration: The university has gone out of their way to provide a safe place for students to learn and hae fun. Most professor will go out of their way to help you. The university cares about the welfare and success of the students.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: My school's university is set apart from other universities because the staff are so willing to help you. It feels that the staff and students are family. No one knows a stranger at ECU. Everyone is always willing to help!

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5 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: East Carolina's campus is wonderful. The buildings are modern and offer many services to students. The traditions and pride of ECU Pirates is awesome!

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: The off-campus dining options do provide many different options. The options include different types of food and different prices!

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2 Recent Alumnus

Drug Safety: It is what you make it. I'm not into the drugs, so I was never pressured. However, it is rampant across the campus if you're looking to get into it. Drinking, on the otherhand, is basically a second major for the majority of the students. The ones who graduate from ECU are the ones who managed to find that balance between work and play.

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5 Recent Alumnus

Academics: It is a lot of work, but I really enjoyed what I was studying, so it was worthwhile. There were plenty of computers we had access to, and the online component of the classes I had made them so manageable. I LOVED my major and my professors.

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2 Recent Alumnus

Weather: When it rains, it floods. Seriously, Greenville must be a flood plain. I'm talking everything except the hill (top of campus) is flooded. Sometimes, it is so bad that there are entire parking lots (cars included) under water. We learn to live with it though, so it isn't terrible. Also, when it snows, it is usually more ice than anything, and it makes for some fun times taking the trays from the dining hall and sledding down the hills. Other than that, the weather is nice and it is usually pretty mild.

3 Recent Alumnus

Party Scene: Well - the "downtown" area is always hoppin' and there are plenty of places to be - cheap drinks make it an even better deal, and the "drunk bus" cycles make the experience pretty safe as well, because they go back to both campus and many of the surrounding apartments. However, if you are from a bigger city, beware. The "downtown" area is literally a little area right off the side of the campus, and on the other side of it is the ghetto. If you stay with your group you'll have a great time. Just don't be that random person that wanders off because then you could get yourself in trouble. Overall though, it is great. Everyone bonds over being a Pirate, and there aren't any strangers.

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5 Recent Alumnus

Academics: At ECU, I got the best education I could every imagine. I was able to get a degree from a school in which I felt it actually meant something. The professors at ECU are so knowledgeable, but most of them are also extremely personable. They are kind, considerate, humorous, and always willing to help - if you reach out to them, most of them are more than happy to find a student who is concerned enough about his education. I really, really enjoyed going to class at ECU, because the professors made it worthwhile.

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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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