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Reviews 2498 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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3 Recent Alumnus

Academics: There teachers were talented and had a lot of great information to share, regarding psychology, but there weren't internships. It was just lecture and tests.

4 Recent Alumnus

Academics: The course load isn't too bad depending on your major. You generally just need to go to class and you will get all the information you need. The science majors require a lot of studying.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: People make East Carolina out to be the biggest "party" school ever. However, you can find this anywhere if you're looking for it. Many people smoke and may drink but I don't see it as a big problem.

4 College Freshman

Local Area: There aren't many things to do in Greenville in the day time unless you get connected with clubs or sororities. However at night there is tons of things to do downtown.

5 College Freshman

Academics: I am a double major for geology and mathematics. The geology department is FABULOUS! The teachers are amazing and the students are amazing. The department head in particular is very helpful and friendly. The geology department feels like home to me at ECU. Also, there is a lot of opportunity for personal growth and aid in the geology department in my experience. The math department at ECU's faculty is not as welcoming and open in general as the geology department, however, the students are great and very helpful to one another.

5 College Freshman

Technology: I do not use the computer labs much because I have a personal computer, but I do know when I have used them I have had no trouble getting a computer. I think the trick to the computer labs on campus is knowing which ones are not as popular or regularly used by students. Once you find one that is relatively usually deserted, then you can almost guarantee access to a computer.

5 College Freshman

Campus Quality: ECU promotes student involvement through various organizations on campus such as Student Government, Student Ministries, and many other organizations. ECU also does well to advertise these organizations and make events on campus well known. The social scene at ECU is vibrant, with downtown within walking distance of campus as well as most of the fraternity and sorority houses. Greek life is emphasized but not the complete center of the social scene. It is very easy to get involved in groups/activities on campus and there is something for everyone.

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2 College Freshman

Parking: The ECU police are very good at giving parking tickets and are readily willing to do so. The parking on campus is very limited, and the permits for on-campus parking are ridiculously expensive. On the weekends it is permitted to park anywhere on campus for free; however, during the week this is not so. Depending upon where you park, you can only park either after 4:00pm or after 7:00pm and your vehicle must be gone by 7:00am the next day. The parking off campus that is close to campus is always full and you have to pay. The price is not so bad, but in certain places you can only park for up to 2 hours at a time. Designated off campus parking that you can buy a yearly permit for requires busing to and from campus. However, the bus system is very reliable, making that form of parking not terribly bad. Overall, the parking could be better.

4 College Freshman

Campus Quality: The student life on campus is very vibrant. The buildings on campus are in good shape and some facilities are new. The Student Recreation Center (gym) is awesome. The campus is beautiful and easy to navigate. The food on campus is versatile in certain ways, but does get old from time-to-time. It would be nice if the campus had more green areas and trails around the area to walk through or study in during the day.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: ECU is surrounded by restaurants from fine dining to fast food. Drinks are generally cheap, you can find anything you could possibly want. Chinese, Japanese, Thai, Italian....etc..

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: A lot of incidences happen off campus, after dark. So as long as you're in a group of about 3-4 you'll be fine. I feel safe on campus, generally.

3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: The guys range from cute to not so cute, in shape to not in shape, jerks to complete gentlemen. The girls are mostly cute. Most of the lazy girls wear yoga pants and uggs year round. Girls who like to look nice, (hair, make-up, pumps) are around also. Camo is really big, a lot of the country boys/girls wear camo everything.

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4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: ECU is a big school so there are all sorts of characters. Frat guy and Sorority girls are a big Majority and almost everyone one on campus goes to the Recreational center, so everyone is fit.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: The school really helps get you what you need and fast! I wont give it an A because the filing out of forms can lead to big mix-ups in their documents.

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2 College Freshman

Parking: The parking is adequate because so many people fill up the spaces quick. And the fact that you have to pay more for a certain permit to park closer to wherever you need to be is a little ridiculous.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I have never been in any danger since I have been here. Just to avoid petty theft and other inconveniences the security on campus is pretty mobile and I never feel at risk but there is always that slight chance. The cops are very lenient here when it comes to things but other than that I am satisfied.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: I am very happy with the nursing program. As a freshman, you are given a schedule with all the classes you will need to take in order to apply to nursing school

4 College Sophomore

Majors: Nursing is a very difficult and time consuming major, but you meet some amazing people and the teachers really do try and help you as best as they can.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: For nursing, you need to make good grades starting your very first semester because one bad semester and your chances decrease significantly

2 College Sophomore

Weather: ALWAYS CARRY AN UMBRELLA! It rains a little more than usual here so you've got to be prepared!

4 College Sophomore

Local Area: Greenville is a College town. It lives and dies with the students so when we're here, its great. You get this huge sense of community and you can't help but get excited about it. The residence here love the students at ECU we work hard to keep up a good representation of their city and school and they reward us with their kindness.

5 College Freshman

Majors: There are so many internships to apply for through ECU and you can literally go anywhere with them. Most majors require that you do an internship, but they are fun and rewarding. They also help you decide for sure what major you want if you are undecided.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: Greenville and ECU have great night life activities, but I do not party. Not to mention I don't like being around immature drunken students, not my idea of fun. But there are other things to do like seeing a movie or hanging out with friends.

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3 College Freshman

Majors: Getting into the program of your choice once you are admitted into the university is easy, but getting accepted is not so easy. Colleges only look at standardized testing scores of SAT and ACT tests, and they are unfair. Many students in high school have high GPAs and take honors and AP courses and pass them with flying colors just to get into college,but when it comes to taking these ultra stressful tests it becomes impossible to pass with a decent score due to their inability to take mandated tests properly.If you have a few points off of a score on one of these tests the college will not accept you even though your= worked extremely hard in high school with extracurriculars and had excellent grades.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are a lot of nice places to eat, but if you are a full time student then affording these places and getting rides to these places becomes very difficult.

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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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