B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    A+
  6. Party Scene
    A+
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    C+
East Carolina University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
American Athletic Conference
Address
East 5th Street
Greenville, NC 27858
Website
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East Carolina University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
70%
Application Deadline
March 1
SAT Range
970-1130
ACT Range
20-24
Application Fee
$70
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No
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Cost

Net Price
$12,817/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $10,185/ year
  • $30-48k
    $11,547/ year
  • $49-75k
    $15,470/ year
  • $76-110k
    $19,148/ year
  • $110k+
    $20,261/ year

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
18:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
77%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.183 responses
49%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.187 responses
53%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.186 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
19,336Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
7%
Pell Grant
32%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 114 responses
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  • Friendly
    54%
  • Involved
    13%
  • Awesome
    9%
  • Outgoing
    9%
  • Fast walkers
    6%
  • Annoying
    5%
  • Antisocial
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
50%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.225 responses
Poll
77%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.267 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 139 responses
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  • ARRRGHHHH!
    34%
  • "PURPLE" "GOLD"
    33%
  • School Spirit
    17%
  • Pirates
    9%
  • Party
    6%
  • Hardworking
    1%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$39,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
61%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
87%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.126 responses
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East Carolina University is a wonderful university. The professors across the board genuinely care about their students and their success. I earned both a BA in history and a BS in middle grades education as an undergraduate student, and both the history and education programs are amazing. I am now back at ECU pursuing my MA in history because ECU has one of the best history programs! Students who want to attend a university for strong academics, wonderful professors and courses, and numerous extra-curricular events and opportunities, should look into ECU.
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I currently attend East Carolina as a freshman. Although I have only been here a couple of months, it has been a great experience. There are many clubs and organizations to join, they truly have something for everyone! Student life is great. They have lots of activities for you to take part in everyday. The students are all very friendly and helpful. The classes are very interesting and engaging. The campus is gorgeous. It's truly the perfect college!
I love my school. I am currently a student at ECU and love everything about it! My classes have all been great. They are challenging but still manageable plus all of my professors seem to genuinely care about their students and their success which I think is really important in academic performance. Most people are super sweet and really fun. Theres tons of clubs to join and sports teams to join its crazy. Nightlife is great too! There's always something to do! Facilities are great. Some dormitories are nicer than others but thats to be expected with any college. Campus is beautiful especially on a fall afternoon on the mall. Love Sup Dogs, Game Days, the squirrels, and even arguing with brother ross. Greenville is my home and I LOVE MY SCHOOL