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Reviews 2417 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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3 College Freshman

Majors: Teachers somewhat know what they're talking about but most students just don't care. Rarely come to class and if they do for the most part theyve been drinking or theyre hungover.

5 College Junior

Scholarships: I have never had a problem with the financial aid process. I have been able to receive aid every year and am always satisfied with the award amount.

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3 College Senior

Health & Safety: On campus safety is good for the most part, but I would suggest walking in groups at night. Unfortunately, students who live just off campus are more vulnerable to robberies and assaults. The school is right in the middle of a neighborhood, so one has to take that in mind.

4 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: There are more than enough apartments in the area, due to the amount of college students. The prices vary which are good for those who have limited finances. However, the closer to campus you are, the more noise and possible robbery targets you may become. Overall, I had no problem finding a nice and affordable apartment.

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3 College Senior

Drug Safety: Since I live off campus I don't know much about the drug scene. However, I do know there are parties and I know alcohol is definitely used.

3 College Senior

Local Area: Greenviile is your typical college town. While there are plenty of Restaurants, shopping is limited and a bigger mall needs to be built. Also, the parking on campus is ridiculous, especially for commuting graduate students. I've only been here a year and there have been more than several robberies close to campus. Otherwise it's a good school.

5 College Freshman

Campus Food: The food is AMAZING! First off, we have two different dining halls and a student rec center that has panda express, chilis, starbucks and more! A place I love to eat is Sup Dogs, which is right in downtown directly behind campus. It's a cool hotdog/burger place and they have their specialty Sup Dog Sauce which is good on absolutely anything!

5 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Our school has many programs when it comes to the safety of drugs and alcohol on campus. It really just depends who you hangout with and who you're seen with.

5 College Freshman

Party Scene: Downtown Greenville is right next to campus so everything is walking distance from your dorm!

5 College Freshman

Weather: It's always so nice and warm there, the suns always out and campus is beautiful.

4 College Junior

Campus Food: i honestly have know issue with the on campus dining options on campus, they keep the choice very broad but diverse in order to please everyone.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: I dont see too much of an issue with the off-campus dining options but I do believe and feel we could definitely have a more variety of healthy food eating places, or at least places that allow you to manage and keep count of the calories you're taking in, such as chipotle.

3 College Junior

Diversity: Based on my experience and ECU it is quite exceptionally diverse.

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3 College Senior

Greek Life: Greek Life is for the pricks of campus. Most of the members act to a higher standard but have no true place in the group. I think greek life is a waste of time.

3 College Senior

Parking: Parking is always hard to find. The parking people are asshole. They give tickets for the simplest things.

3 College Senior

Guys & Girls: Everyone is nice and open. Guys have the tendency to be assholes to girls. The girls are amazingly hot. I find the girls out here very attractive. J

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3 College Sophomore

Weather: ECU is known among is students and faculty as Everyone Carries Umbrellas. It will start raining at the drop of a hat, so you need to always be prepared. Other than that, it''s you're typical east coast weather: hot and humid in the summer with cold and occasional snow in the winter.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Drugs are not a huge problem at East Carolina, but you'll definitely find a drug scene if you're looking for one. No one cares if you do or don't do drugs. Be careful, because you will be caught and possibly kicked off campus. Watch out for ALE downtown. If you're drinking downtown, they will catch you and you will get a drinking ticket.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek Life is not a huge part of ECU. If you're in a fraternity or sorority, cool, but if you're not, that's okay too! There are not many houses, but the parties are good. Greek Life is another good way to meet people and make friends, but it is not the only way.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: There are so many choices for where you want to live on campus! There are three neighborhoods that you can chose from, and most students are placed in dorms depending on the neighborhood chosen. One is right in the middle of campus, one has the downtown just a few steps away, and one is close to all of the athletic facilities. I lived on College Hill my freshman year, and it is said that the nicest dorms are there. The only complaint I have about living on College Hill is the fact that it is far from the academic buildings. It is at least a ten minute walk to class, so be prepared if you chose to live there! However, dorms at ECU are pretty nice and generally bigger than dorms at other universities. Living on campus a great way to make friends too!

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4 College Freshman

Academics: East Carolina offers an online process for registering for classes and allows flexibility in course load by giving students option of part time or full time study. ECU also offers a complete online MSN program which I love because it works with my schedule.

3 College Freshman

Technology: I have found the computers were very crowded most of the time on campus except late at night. I ended up having to borrow my mom's laptop to complete assignments.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I do not have much experience with living on campus as I have only ever lived in two dorms. Umstead Hall is a pretty good dorm option as it is located close to the classes. It is however, further from the food courts unless you are not opposed to running across the busy street then hiking the 6 minute walk to the cafeteria. If I had been driving while living at this dorm, I think my experience would have been better. I later stayed at another dorm for a brief time during summer school and thoroughly enjoyed Jones Hall. The closeness to the cafeteria was great. It was also close to the stadium. Only downside is it was further from the classes and you have to run up about 25 stairs to get to the dorm (fastest route). There are other dorms too that are in the heart of the campus, but like I said I do not have as much experience with these.

5 College Freshman

Diversity: East Carolina truly provides a diverse population of students and faculty. Students who attend this college come from different cities, states, even countries. Some of my college friends are originally from Africa and Thailand. There are organizations on campus to support diversity as well to include Black Student Nurse groups, Men in Nursing, African and Asian organizations, various on campus church groups, etc. And the best part is, these groups willingly share their information about their culture to the masses on campus and do not exclude others because of cultural differences.

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3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: All of the clubs downtown are right beside each other and most people go out every Thursday, Friday and Saturday. parties can be found by asking around, twitter, or following the crowd.

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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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