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Reviews 2001 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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3 College Senior

Health & Safety: I have always felt safe on the campus at ECU. If anything out of the ordinary happens on campus, they try to warn us through an email. They also have alerts sent to your cell phone if you sign up to have it. There have been a couple of incidents on campus that have been scary but the few that have occured happen around 2 or 3 in the morning. It also helps if you use common sense and avoid being outside in the early morning hours.

4 College Senior

Academics: Elementary Education – The College Of Education is amazing at ECU. They provide many different opportunities for you to be in the classroom. I'm a junior and I've already had plenty of teaching opportunities. The teachers are also really concerned for you. They want to help you succeed in any way that they can. It's an awesome school.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: The gym is large and very accommodating, including a free rock-climbing wall for students and a beautiful, well-maintenanced pool with individual sections for lap swimming, casual swimming, or outdoor swimming. The lecture halls are very nice. Only the general, small classrooms are pretty average, unimpressive, and basic.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: ECU is a pretty well-rounded school. They have a broad expanse of academic fields, all of which are pretty well funded and fortified. The staff is knowledgeable and trustworthy. The professors are generally friendly and helpful. The registration process is as simple as possible. The campus is beautiful and easily navigated, whether you choose to skateboard, longboard, bike, or walk.

5 College Freshman

Party Scene: Well It Is Known as a Party School – ECU students love to party. Though I do not like to go to clubs or parties, From what I observe people have a great time.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: It's Good – Its really good, I don't really eat off campus alot since I dont have a car but when I do the places are really good. Sometimes we have to wait extremely long or something might not be right but its overall a good experience.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Compared to what I have seen on other campuses, ECU isn't bad. They are always renovating one dorm or another so there are some good options, but there are also some very old buildings that aren't so wonderful. College hill is the best.

4 College Sophomore

Local Area: College Town USA – Although many do not choose to stick around after graduation, most agree that ECU is a wonderful college town! The town truely bleeds purple and gold! Look in any direction and your bound to see a pirate car wash, purple and gold taco bell, purple and gold bb&t bank, or one of many other ECU themed establishments. ECU may also be known as a party school but it needs no crazy huge downtown to support such. Rather, a short strip of night clubs and bars and a large residential area right next to campus are the hub of evening and weekend fun!

3 College Freshman

Parking: Parking is expensive and not all that convenient, it could be worse though. Once you have thirty credit hours your parking options improve.

3 College Freshman

Administration: It Depends – It all depends on your R.A. some policy enforcers are more strict than others, many people get written up for underage drinking, while some just slip through the cracks for the same offense.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Drinking and Drugs – Drugs use is extremely common, especially amongst greek life at East Carolina University. Although there is a good amount of drug use, overall more students drink alcohol.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I believe ecu is a great school and has great education qualities for everyone. No matter wat race you may be there is always somthing someone who will cater to your needs..but much importantly GET INVOLVED bc if you dnt u will get extremely bored but other than that it is a good city/town to be in concerning the life of a college student.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: The apartments off campus look great some more than others but if you dnt have the money dnt try and move off campus bc residents get monthly utility bills regardless if u were in use of any the cost range from 300 to 600 per person but the housing is good choose wisely

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: The food is good esp on fried chicken wednesday..but wen u come to open house and a tour the food is different than wat they serve to the students during other hours..they usually try and show out bt the food is good and u have a great variety

4 Recent Alumnus

Scholarships: Watch Your Money – The financial aid office is available to any and every student attending ECU or that will attend ECU. They help you understand the process for financial aid distribution and answer any other questions one might have. Students need to look at their financial aid statement everyday to monitor charges and be sure to fill out the fafsa before March 1.

4 Recent Alumnus

Transportation: Free Bus Rides – The buses at ECU are the best way to get around to all of the stores needed for shopping. They take you to places like Walmart, Target and the mall and many other places. They do not charge for you to ride the bus and they will come to the dorm and apartments to pick you up and bring you to campus. They are very much needed for campus activities and daily life. Only issue is they can be late sometimes and some of the drivers drive to fast sometimes.

4 College Junior

Campus Quality: The Joyner library is the best libraries I have been to in the state of North Carolina. ECU is very good about hosting many campus activities as well.

4 College Junior

Academics: Middle Grade Education- Mathematics and Science- WPE – The WPE program is good. I am at East Carolina University enrolled in the College of Education. I have found this program to be challenging but help. One thing that I am impressed about this program is the amount time we are required to spend in the classroom. However, one thing that I do not particularly care for is the amount of "education courses that are required". Due to the fact that I am major in middle grades education with concentrations in math and science, there should be more of an emphasis on STEM subjects- more mathematics and science based classes.

2 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Not Many Good Choices! There are bad neighborhoods directly outside of the college campus. There is housing that is nearby, but they are not in good condition.

2 College Sophomore

Parking: NIGHTMARE ON CAMPUS!!! Limited parking available and you get tickets like crazy. Your best bet is to keep your car at home as long as you can and use the university transit system.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek Life is very prominent at ECU. They are greatly involved and do a lot to help out at ECU. There are always blood drives, fundraisers and fun runs/walks going on. There's no hiding they are a big part of the party scene at ECU, but then again, what greek life doesn't have a party side? There are many options for rushing and everyone involved in greek life from the Fraternity and Sorority members themselves to the ECU Greek Life Advisor are friendly and helpful.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: The food here is your average college food with some twists thrown in. You'll have days of your typically college cuisine like pizza, hamburgers, wraps, etc. But once in a while there will be "themed" dinner for holidays and events like Halloween, Mardi Gras, Super Bowl, etc. The food is a step above what was sampled at other colleges, but there is definitely room for improvement. Overall, there are plenty of options to eat on campus with two dining halls, Chick-fil-a, Chilis, Einstein's Bagels, Subway, Burger Studio and so much more. You will definitely find something to fit your craving and you will never go hungry.

1 College Sophomore

Weather: Humid, Lots of Mosquitoes – As a former San Diego native, I despise North Carolina weather and bugs.

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Administration: If you get in trouble, they are pretty strict about it. You can and they will kick you out if you need to be punished for something. It's such a big school though, that a lot of effort needs to go into keeping everyone, or most everyone in check!

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: I have not come across anything like this yet. Maybe because I dont live on campus, but there is some alcohol usage, but the facility members and campus safety make sure everyone is safe!


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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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