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Reviews 2468 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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4 College Senior

Athletics: Athletics is a big part of student life at ECU. Pirate Football is a way of life at ECU. It is the highlight of fall semester. Most students come out to at least one football game a season. Pirate Football is one of my favorite parts of being a student at ECU. Even if you don't love football, games are exciting and fun. All of Greenville shares in the school spirit. We are very proud fans. School spirit is huge here. Other big sports are basketball and baseball. Intramural sports are also very popular. There are many options for all interests at intramural sports.

5 College Senior

Overall Experience: ECU is known for it's party school reputation, but it is so much more than a party school. It is no more of a party school than any other university. ECU has rigorous undergrad and graduate programs. You must be dedicated and work to succeed in academics. There are a lot of extracurricular activities. ECU's staff and faculty are very helpful. I have loved my experience at ECU.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Coming into college I was extremely scared of not being able to do well with my courses. However, East Carolina University provides students with very helpful resources to help them succeed. The professors are some of the kindest I have ever met; they're always willing to help and are very comprehending.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: Campus crime can occur on any university throughout the world. Not one school is completely safe. Since my commencement at East Carolina University, several crimes have occurred, a lot of them dealing with sexual assaults and robbery. However, emergency safety buttons that immediately communicated to police are found all over campus and the campus is very well lit.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: Living on campus is extremely convenient for all students! Everything is within walking distance, so you never have to worry about transportation. The nicest dorms, in my opinion, are found in west end. However, west end is on the complete opposite side of campus from where all classes are usually held.

3 College Junior

Athletics: In my opinion, East Carolina University lacks athletic talent compared to the other public universities in the UNC school system. However, the students show great team spirit which makes all the athletic events worth going to!

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I definitely do not regret the decision I made two years ago when I decided to attend East Carolina University. This school is great; everyone is friendly and the environment is just what everyone needs in order to feel comfortable. The staff and professionals at the school genuinely care about students and are always willing to help them succeed!

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek students bring a lot of excitement when it comes to parties and probates. Most non-Greek students only recognize Geek students for their parties and not their actual community involvement.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: As far as student envolvement, more than 200 students come out to support sports, and on campus activities, plus, students always show their pirate pride.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: ECU is a very active college. There's so many activities on campus each day and the students are pretty friendly, it's easy to find people that have the same interest as you. I would choose my school again because there is something always going on, it's a great experience and fun environment!

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I think some of the professors are better than others, and Its not easy when you get a really bad professor.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I haven't completely started with all that yet but my advisers emails me stuff all the time talking about the future!

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I think the security on campus is great and effective.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I lived in Scott hall and I loved every minute of it! I made the best of friends!

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Im indifferent when it comes to greek life.

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: love the gym and all athletic events!

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love my school so much, and I love all the opportunities it has given me. The only downside i've had with my school would be certain professor make learning alot harder than it should be, and are not willing to put a step forward to help their students.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Most professors are active and really have a passion for their topics, however, there are some teachers who just lecture or teach and really show no interest or do not use their time to answer questions unless it's during their office hours.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Due to Greenville being sort of a sketchy area, ECU is about as safe as it can get in an area like that. There would be weekly e-mails that warned students about off-campus crimes and such.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Dorm life at ECU is very comparable to other universities. It is as clean as most other dorms are and the social aspects are presented very often. Although no one enjoys telling people they meet that they are freshman, the living aspect of freshman year is a necessity.

5 College Freshman

Greek Life: As a member of Pi Kappa Phi, my review may be biased but I can say that the experience I have acquired is life changing and I have not regretted my decision once. The social connections you make are other worldly and the amount of financial and academic help I receive from my brothers makes ECU feel like home, and I have greek life to thank for that.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: The support for ECU football is the best in North Carolina. Everyone comes out to the games, and for that reason, ECU is expanding the stadium and adding another 15,000 seats. It has some really good talent that is fun to watch. Other sports do not get the same exposure as football though.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I moved 800 miles from my home in New Hampshire to attend East Carolina University, and I must say that without a doubt, it was the best decision I have ever made. The atmosphere is absolutely amazing, the people are one-of-a-kind, the classes are challenging yet intriguing, and best of all, the presence of greek life is huge at ECU. It really makes the social experience leaps and bounds ahead of other schools.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I like the courses I've had so far, by my only wish would be there be more benefit to actually attending the classes vs. getting the information online.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I have no issues with safety at ECU. I feel very safe there.

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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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