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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    A
  6. Party Scene
    A+
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    C+
East Carolina is an above-average public university located in Greenville, North Carolina. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 19,999 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the East Carolina acceptance rate is 79%. Popular majors include Nursing, Business, and Communications. Graduating 62% of students, East Carolina alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $34,900.
About East Carolina University...
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
79%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
1030-1180
ACT Range
20-24
Application Fee
$75
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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Cost

Net Price
$13,327/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$8,225/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
79%

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
19:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
77%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.183 responses
50%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.199 responses
54%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.198 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
19,999Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
3,266
Undergrads Over 25
6%
Pell Grant
34%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 126 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    49%
  • Involved
    13%
  • Outgoing
    10%
  • Awesome
    8%
  • Fast walkers
    6%
  • Annoying
    5%
  • Friendly students
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
49%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.237 responses
Poll
77%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.279 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 151 responses
Report
  • "PURPLE" "GOLD"
    34%
  • ARRRGHHHH!
    32%
  • School Spirit
    17%
  • Pirates
    9%
  • Party
    6%
  • Home away from home
    1%
  • Hardworking
    1%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$40,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
62%
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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Overall, the campus is gorgeous, especially when it's sunny out. In terms of education, just because it's known to be a party school, ECU can be really tough depending on the professor that teaches your classes. The student life is lively as partying starts on Thursday nights; however, when finals/exams seasons come around, you'll definitely see students studying hard and helping others. It's diverse, but the dorm/housing throughout campus kind of lacks diversity. The surrounding area of the campus isn't the best, but it's not awful. The food is decent in the dining halls, but the student center has other better meal options. In terms of safety, this may have been said multiple times, but it's always crucial to take precautions such as walking in groups and having a buddy system for bathrooms and covering your drink when you're not drinking; the party scene can be a little wild sometimes. And use SafeRide! I hope this helped anyone!
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East Carolina University is a great school for kids who want to have the total college experience. East Carolina has the privilege of a vast town with many options to do almost anything! The academics are hard, regardless of the acceptance rate, and I discovered it was easier to get into ECU than stay at the school. The school spirit is definitely a marvel, you will always be able to hear someone shout "PURPLE!" and a returning "GOLD!". Since my first day at East Carolina, I have fallen in love with the vibrant and studious atmosphere.
I am coming back to school at 28 years old. I do not necessarily get to socialize and party like most of the students around me; therefore, this review will focus on the classroom environment and administrative assistance. I have yet to have a class that I felt was ill structured. The curriculum for every classroom has been detailed to assist in the learning process, and I can say that I've gained a lot from every class so far. Staff has been very helpful in my transition out of my career and into the classroom for further advancement. Any questions that have arose so far have been met with genuine desire to help me through the situation. I am very pleased with my experience so far!