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Founded in 1907, East Carolina University. is a Public college. Located in North Carolina, which is a city setting in North Carolina, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 22,969 full time undergraduate students, and 5,993 full time graduate students.
The East Carolina University Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 18:1. There are 1224 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at East Carolina University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.
Admissions at ECU are considered Selective, with ,139% of all applicants being admitted.
In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 25 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.
82% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 44% were in the top quarter, and 15% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.
We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at East Carolina University.
252 Students rated on-campus housing 3.7 stars. 21 % gave the school a 5.0.
156 Students rated off-campus housing 4.1 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.
264 Students rated campus food 3.6 stars. 19 % gave the school a 5.0.
266 Students rated campus facilities 4.2 stars. 43 % gave the school a 5.0.
266 Students rated class size 4 stars. 29 % gave the school a 5.0.
264 Students rated school activities 4.3 stars. 53 % gave the school a 5.0.
266 Students rated local services 4.1 stars. 44 % gave the school a 5.0.
265 Students rated academics 4.1 stars. 46 % gave the school a 5.0.
153 Students rated East Carolina University
ECU is a fun and engaged school. Any and everything you possibly need is within walking distance and if you do need to go off campus and don't have a car, we have a transit program that will drive you around and wait for you to return from your shopping trips. The food at the dining halls is amazing and the staff is extremely friendly.
East Carolina is a very inclusive school that will make you feel at home! There are plenty of opportunities for students to get involved on campus, and the staff is always extremely helpful and friendly! I can definitely say that I have been enjoying my experience at ECU and would love to continue my educational journey with them!
East Carolina University is a very welcome and comfortable environment with great student life and educational opportunities. It is very diverse and accepting of all people. The student living and extracurricular opportunities are great and there is something for everyone, and if not, you are free to start your own club or program that better fits your personal preference!
I love ECU! I'm originally from PA and I wanted to go somewhere different for college and I found a home in Greenville. The school is so beautiful and they are improving the facilities every day. Back when we were in person, many students could be found walking around main campus and hanging out all day. It is a very social school and everyone is always so friendly. I'm so glad I chose to go here because I can't imagine myself anywhere else!
The fall 2020 acceptance rate for East Carolina University is 70%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.
My advice to myself as a high school senior would be to learn good study habits now! I always thought that school was easy and that I could get by with good grades without studying. Now that I am in college, studying is key to earning excellent grades and I wish that I would have had study skills throughout high school to bring with me to college. I am still making good grades in college but am definately working much harder than I did in high school.
East Carolina is a friendly, resource-enriched school that wants their students to succeed.
The city the school is located in is probably the worst thing about the school
Most of my classmates are very out going, friendly and kind. They are willing to help each other.
I like how everyone is so friendly. The biggest thing is that boys and girls are always opening and holding the doors for you. It may just be a southern thing but students here are very respectful. My RA on my floor is so nice and helpful and they have amazing breakfast in the West End Dining Hall, as well as my classes being fun and educational.
A person that is not going to work for what they want, because when you come to college it's a new playing feild there is no time for games, you have to work on keep youself motivated.
What is the most unique quality that ECU has compared to other universities is that one-of-a-kind art projects that are spread across the campus, such as sculptures, the water fountain, and the library's steps that make noise when you walk up them.
I wish I had known about how easy it is to get involved in campus organizations. At the begining of fall semester there is "Get A Clue" where all the student organizations come out to the mall (the center of our campus) so that people can sign up and find out how to join.I wish I knew how easy it is to access my professors. All professors hold office hours and not only are they actially there for them but often times you find them there outside of their hours willing to help you with anything
Someone who is hard working and takes pride in thier school. ECU Pirates are known for thier school spirit.
At ECU, there is no excuse not to learn. There are so many wonderful courses to take, and qualified professors to chose from. ECU offers many opportunities to be involved.. There are hundreds of clubs to chose from. There are many free events that happen weekly on campus such as movies and concerts.ECU is the least expensive university in NC. With that being said, the quality of education is excellent. Professors are accessible, tutoring is free, the campus is beautiful, financial aid is great, and the opportunities to get involved in any organization are limitless.
The most frustrating thing about school is the time between ending class and final exams. There is not a big break to allow review of notes for cumulative exams.
The biggest stereotype of ECU students is that we are all alcoholic party-goers. This stereotype is largely untrue. In a school as big as ECU, there are bound to be many many students who do fit this mold, but in comparison to other schools we are not that drunk and party-going. Any school you go to will have a party/downtown scene; and while ECU's is large, it is not disproportionately large.
Every professor I've ever had always made an attempt to remember names in the class. Most students study very often. There are hardly ever any study rooms available in the library. Class participation is very common. Teachers like when you participate. Some even give extra credit for it.
East Carolina University is rank in the national college database of one of the top school in best teaching major. I would like to attend this school because I have study and done alot of research on my major and program of study and i found they have excellent teacher and instructer. I am looking for the best education with a great prencentage rate in those who graduate from ECU.
I decided to attend East Carolina University because the tuition was bearable for my family to pay.
Most of the professors are dedicated and easy to contact and communicate with. They generally are empathetic to student problems and are willing to meet in the middle if you have a problem.
The common stereotype of the students at my school is that the students party all the time and have unprotected sex. Also that they are involved with illegal activities such as smoking marijuana and drinking underage. East Carolina University has the reputation of being a "party" school and is nicknamed EasyU off of the acronym E.C.U.
Since we are a party school, you can find a party anywhere starting on Thursday nights. A lot of people go downtown as well because there are many different clubs and bars there to socialize, drink, and dance at there. There are other activities to do on campus if you do not want to be in the party scene. In our student center there is a bowling alley, and a game room which has pool tables, ping pong, and air hockey for $.50 or $1.00. Sometimes in the game room they will have people perform small concerts, karaoke, or comedy skits. In the theatre in the student center there are also movies that just came out of theatres that you can watch for free.
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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA.
Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.
75% of students
attending East Carolina University receive some sort of financial aid.
32% were awarded federal grants.
While 61% received federal loans.
Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.
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