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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

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
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
970-1130
ACT Range
20-24
Application Fee
$75
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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
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  • Simple, straightforward student loans with an easy application
  • Flexible repayment options, and strong borrower protections

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
48%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.190 responses
52%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.189 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
19,754Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
6%
Pell Grant
32%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 117 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    53%
  • Involved
    13%
  • Outgoing
    9%
  • Awesome
    9%
  • Fast walkers
    7%
  • Annoying
    5%
  • Friendly students
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
50%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.228 responses
Poll
77%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.270 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 142 responses
Report
  • ARRRGHHHH!
    34%
  • "PURPLE" "GOLD"
    33%
  • School Spirit
    16%
  • Pirates
    9%
  • Party
    6%
  • Hardworking
    1%
  • Home away from home
    1%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$39,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
61%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
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 Reviews

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East Carolina is a great four-year North Carolina college that specializes in nursing, business, fine arts, and music programs. The Honors College is growing in size and popularity, and offers unique research and networking opportunities for members. ECU also is one of the more generous North Carolina schools considering financial aid and more relaxed entrance requirements, giving students a chance at pursuing a higher education. Despite ECU's avid party life and prevalent Greek culture, you can expect to make the best of your experience and get a quality education!
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My experience at East Carolina University has been amazing. After my Freshman year attending a different University, I did not know where I wanted to go and if I would be making the right decision on transferring. Once I decided on East Carolina and begun my sophomore year, I definitely did not have a doubt in my mind that I finally chose the right school. I love my classes and professors as well as the opportunities for tutoring that ECU provides. Student life and activities always have something to be involved with whether that is sports, clubs, or on campus concerts. Looking back I ask myself why I didn't pick ECU in the first place! Definitely a home away from home.
East Carolina is a great school! I am a current transfer from another four year university and wish that I had chosen East Carolina from the get go. There are about 300 plus different clubs and organizations to get involved with, and a ton of research opportunities if that is more of your style. The people are come from all parts of the world and are very friendly. East Carolina has professors that care and want you to succeed, and the night life isn't too bad either.