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Reviews 2004 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: It's Great – I love going to school here. There is so much to do on campus and the culture is awesome!!

4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Quality: Facilties Are Nice. The gym is two stories and up to date. It is also clean, and the students that work there are nice. The student center is large - half of the building is three stories. The library is large, however the public is allowed inside. This means less parking places for students and that it is sometimes noisy - at least on the first floor. There is always something to do on campus.

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3 Recent Alumnus

Drug Safety: More People Drink – Of course there are drugs on campus, there are drugs on every campus. But at ECU, more people drink.

3 College Junior

Majors: On My Way – I just recently changed my major for the fourth time therefore I have yet to begin taking classes for my major. For the past two years I have been taking pre-requisite courses.

5 College Junior

Technology: Awesome Computer Labs – The computers at ECU are in great condition and numbers. In the two years of attendance at ECU I never had to wait for a computer, even during final exam week. ECU ensured that their students would be able to get their work done by providing high speek internet access all over campus.

3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: My Peeps – The guys and girls at my school are versatile. Every person comes with a different personality and view on life. Most importantly, majority of the guys and girls are focused on graduation college in a reasonable amount of time.

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5 College Junior

Greek Life: I tried to pledge two different Greek Sororities but my schedule proved to hectic to pledge both. Greek Life at ECU is great as long as you are well prepared and very good at managing time

5 College Junior

Technology: Labs Have More Than Enough Seats – I don't ever remember having to wait for a seat in the computer lab. There are more than enough seats in the many computer labs on campus, with super fast web connections. Logging on and surfing the web is a breeze!

5 College Junior

Campus Quality: Library Is the Best Building on Campus – The libraries at East Carolina University are amazing!!! They're spacious so students are allowed to have personal space to study. The computers are extremely fast so they are very time convenient. the employees are very helpful with any questions or needs students may have. The amenities like the Java City cafes are amazing! Affordable fast coffee and snacks make for a great uplift to the day!!

3 College Senior

Campus Housing: Dorm life is preety decent. I think some of the rooms could be a little bigger but it's pretty good living despite some of the dorms being further from campus.

3 College Senior

Campus Food: Ok but Could Be Better – The dining places are ok but we need more choices to choose from. Sometimes the prices can be a little ricdiculous and that's a problem as well

5 College Sophomore

Transportation: Oh the Places You Will Go – Transportation at ECU is very reliable and easy to use. The busses will take you all over campus and they run very frequently. There are even busses that will take you off campus to places like the Target shopping area, the medical campus and the stadium. They are free and never too crowded. I used them all the time!

2 College Sophomore

Administration: Be Smart – Everyone wants to have fun when they go to college, but having too much could get you into a good amount of trouble. Campus police and Greenville police are knowledgable about what all goes on during the night hours at ECU. If you can not control yourself or make the wrong decisions, they will do their job and take the proper means necessary to make sure you don't make any more poor choices. You will be in college now, you will be treated like an adult so be careful. This is serious stuff.

3 College Junior

Athletics: It Better Be Football – Ecu has all the sports but the best sport is Football, there is a lot of hype around it but it is all worth it when its time to paint the stadium purple.
Baseball is next up!

2 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: I prefer central campus to west campus and college hill, but it really depends on what you like. Central campus has smaller buildings with better amenities, but mostly upperclassmen. Central campus is also closest to the classroom buildings. The food is best on college hill. The high rises in west campus are old and not super comfortable, some may still not have AC.

3 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Housing: Many Places to Live at Many Price Points – Apartments and houses are available to rent all over the city of Greenville. Your happiness depends on the number of people you wish to live with and the distance you are willing to travel for classes. There is not much parking for commuter students, so you may drive for 5-15 minutes and walk another 10-15 more to get to class. Nearer the hospital prices are higher and the more popular locations (any thing with "Pirates" in the name) are also more expensive.

2 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: Some Places Are to Be Avoided at Night – Residence halls are safe, but you should keep your doors locked at night if concerned about property being borrowed without consent. Some places on campus are not particularly well-lit at night. There are blue-light phones all over campus, but you should try not to walk alone at night. The edges of campus have some problems with non-students mugging students late at night.

3 Recent Alumnus

Administration: Tolerant Atmosphere With Reasonable Expectations – Dorm visiting hours are enforced, but punishment for violations is not overly harsh. Most RAs are understanding and friendly.

4 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: Plenty to Choose from – There are plenty off-campus apartment communities to choose from, I have have heard bad things about some but a lot of people seem to like Univeristy Manor. I was told to check this place out and I did. I absolutely loved it. I have now been living here for two years. The staff is awesome and they go over and beyond what you would expect for them to do. the property is nice and the grounds are always nice and clean. I also like Univeristy Manor becuase it is further away from the center of town and I feel that it is fairly quiet here. I am a graduate student and lots of time is spent studying in my room. i never have a problem with noise and I definitely feel safe here. If you are looking for a very affordable, nice, off-campus housing solution (but still in an academic environment) choose University manor!!!!

3 College Senior

Party Scene: Always Somehting to Do Downtown – lots of bars, not so many clubs tha I like. not enough lounges, and live music

4 College Senior

Transportation: Buses Come When You Need Them – buses come all the time. If they are not there late nights, you can call safe ride

3 College Senior

Technology: Plenty of Labs but Many More Students – labs in general areas are always crowded. This isnot the case in less popular majors like physics.

3 College Senior

Athletics: Sporting Events Are Big – people love attending sporting events however the teams arent that good

4 College Senior

Majors: plenty majors to chose from and as a graduate student, professors are very helpful

4 College Senior

Majors: I was very surprised to see how many different majors and classes they offer here at ECU. whatever your interests are, you should be able to find a similar class, or major to satissfy that.


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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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