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5 College Freshman

Administration: no cheating, we have an honest policy. and caught cheating or helping an individual as they take the credit as their own is frowned upon. 0 in the course is given, 0 on the assignment, and possible termination from the University.

5 College Freshman

Weather: fall is great. summer is hot. winter is cold and gray. spring is the best part! it rains a lot and floods campus, but they have a great drainage system now. also, rain boots are a fashion now!

5 College Freshman

Transportation: the buses run all day long, however they do not run at night. but they do have a safe ride if you are at the library late at night and want to get home safely, you can call them up and they will come get you

5 College Freshman

Academics: registration is easy, classes fill up really fast so sit up all night to get your right classes in

5 College Freshman

Academics: all the professors care about us as long as we show interest in our grades they will bend over backwards for us to achieve our goals and pass the class

2 College Junior

Weather: Greenville has the craziest weather. It rains a lot throughout the year. When there is a substantial amount of rain, it usually floods. There are also plenty of great days in which you are able to go the mall and do homework or just relax. They even have socket on the mall. It's all what you make it though.

3 College Junior

Transportation: The transportation system (both university associated and public) is pretty consistent, however the transportation associated with the university does not run all night.

4 College Junior

Technology: There are readily available computer labs. Printing is free in many locations (specifically on the Health Science campus) and the university gives students a $20 credit for printing in other locations, so a personal printer may be a nice additive, but definitely not necessary. I've never had problems accessing the internet on campus.

5 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: I chose ECU because of its diversity. I love that when I leave my room I can look around to see white, black, and ethnic males and females. ECU does a great job of making everyone feel welcome and they have programs that interest EVERYONE.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: I don't eat out much here at ECU. Mostly because being a broke college student doesn't allow much play money but Sup Dogs, Jimmy Johns, and Wings Over Greenville are very popular places that us students eat at. They have pretty reasonable prices for students.

5 College Freshman

Drug Safety: East Carolina has no tolerance for drugs! Which I think is very good. If you have an addiction or problem, there are places on campus to go if you need help or someone to talk to about it, but DEFINITELY don't bring drugs on campus. Bad idea!

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I love living on campus. I'm close enough to just roll out of bed and walk to class. The best dorms are College Hill Suites. But all the dorms are relatively nice and they aren't too small that you would feel confined. The RA's are very nice and always willing to answer any questions you have. The food in the dining hall is usually pretty good, but there are many options on campus. My favorite is Chic-Fil-A!

4 College Freshman

Majors: The psychology department at ECU is pretty good. I am studying to be a child and developmental psychologist and since ecu was founded as a teachers college, there are a lot of great resources for the education and child development part of my degree.

5 College Freshman

Majors: I am giving ECU's Psychology program an A+ because you can apply to become a psychology major your junior year. You have to have the right courses and have decent grades to get in. I think its a good incentive to do well if psychology is something you really want to do.

4 College Freshman

Majors: There is a career center on campus that can help you with everything that leads up to an internship, (resume building, interview practice, etc.) They will make sure that you are prepared and will help you find any interviews they can.

3 College Freshman

Majors: To be completely honest, the nursing program is extremely difficult to get into. Some of the professors for the prerequisite courses are not the best, but there are a ton of different options to get you through these classes.

4 College Junior

Party Scene: Nightlife is fun. I haven't had a problem getting into any of the clubs. I am 19 and they have all allowed me in with a small cover charge of around $5.

3 College Senior

Weather: It's nice enough when it is not raining. Rainy days are awful, sometimes it floods parts of campus. The wind here can get bad too. But since we're in eastern NC it stays fairly mild most of the year compared to other NC colleges.

1 College Senior

Campus Food: The dining halls are terrible. You have to stand in line for poorly cooked and unhealthy food, and the servers will not honor your request for more or less food on your plate. By the time you get enough food and find seating, your food has gotten cold, or even congealed to a plastic-y pile of goop. Gross! Cooking your own pasta and steamed veggies at your own apartment is a much better option. There's other dining places at ECU, too. I like The Galley and the coffee shops. The meal plans offered are overpriced and you're pressured to use up all your weekly meals with little flexibility.

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: Surprisingly, there is some variety of off-campus cuisine in a Southern town such as Greenville. We have plenty of Asian take-out and fast food places. We have two Indian restaurants, some Thai, Mexican, and Southern. We recently got a Mellow Mushroom and a Bonefish Grill. There's eateries for all types of budgets. We have some healthy/vegan/green/local places, too.

2 College Senior

Administration: It's a large student population, so not all crimes are reported or punished. The dorms can be pretty strict depending on the type of living community and the RAs that live there. Cheating happens. Sometimes people get caught, sometimes they don't. Class policies depend on the professor. Excusing absences is practically impossible because you have to go to the dean.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: There's cops all over campus at night, and whenever a crime happens on or near campus, we get text message alerts, plus emails. It's pretty easy to stay safe here, it's just common sense (watch your drink, don't go to ATMs at 3 in the morning, etc.)

4 College Senior

Academics: Most of my instructors have been great. I have learned so much.

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4 College Sophomore

Majors: I am currently working to be accepted into the Nutrition Science department here at East Carolina. This major is a very competitive one, and without a 3.0 gpa you will not be accepted. You have to have completed a list of cognates which include many science, math, and humanities or social science courses. I am not a very science oriented person, therefore I have to work my butt off to get a B in many of my science classes. However, the amount of knowledge I'm gaining is indescribable, and I know that I will use everything I've learned as I continue further with my education.

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3 College Student

Administration: ECU has rules and regulations but a lot of people do not follow them. Sometimes you get caught, sometimes you don't. If you are discrete enough you can get away with a lot of things.

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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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