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- Party SceneA+
- Campus FoodB+
- Student LifeA
East Carolina is an above-average public university located in Greenville, North Carolina. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 19,562 undergraduate students. The East Carolina acceptance rate is 82%. Popular majors include Communications, Nursing, and Public Health Education. Graduating 65% of students, East Carolina alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $34,900.
East Carolina University Rankings
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.183 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.201 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.200 responses
Most Popular Majors
Public Health Education288 Graduates
Liberal Arts and Humanities280 Graduates
Criminal Justice and Safety Studies203 Graduates
Manufacturing Engineering Technician197 Graduates
Elementary Education194 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
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Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is pretty big.239 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.281 responses
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.126 responses
East Carolina University Reviews
My experience at East Carolina University has been nothing short of fantastic! From attending classes with the best professors the world has to offer to screaming "living on a prayer" at Dowdy Ficklen Stadium when we cheer on the Pirates during football games, I love every bit of it. Student life is fantastic, there are lots of clubs, fraternities/sororities, and many other student organizations for students to participate in. East Carolina is very diverse and there is a lot of opportunity to succeed there. There are lots of different options for majors at East Carolina like medical, dentistry, construction management, and so many more. East Carolina is a great to place to be and my favorite place to be!
I overall really liked ECU. I transferred here from Emory University after experiencing an awful sophomore year there. The students and professors at ECU were way kinder, more considerate, and very approachable. If you are someone who grew up expecting certain levels of common curtesy, everyone at ECU has it. I no longer get doors slammed in my face like I did at Emory! Everyone on campus also seems overall much happier!
As a student at East Carolina University, I have enjoyed being here so much. So far, I have really enjoyed the gorgeous campus, the great dining options, the professors have been wonderful, and so much more. I am part of a few student organizations and they have given me so many wonderful opportunities and great people to meet along the way. East Carolina University also has a fantastic Nursing program. We are highly ranked in the national list of nursing schools as well! I cannot wait to see what other opportunities I will get being a student at such an amazing university.