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East Carolina University
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  • 4 Year
  • GREENVILLE, NC

Report Card

grade B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B
  2. Value
    grade B+
  3. Diversity
    grade A minus
  4. Campus
    grade B+
  5. Athletics
    grade A minus
  6. Party Scene
    grade A+
  7. Professors
    grade B+
  8. Location
    grade B minus
  9. Dorms
    grade B
  10. Campus Food
    grade A minus
  11. Student Life
    grade A
  12. Safety
    grade C+

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East Carolina is an above-average public university located in Greenville, North Carolina. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 18,886 undergraduate students. The East Carolina acceptance rate is 88%. Popular majors include Nursing, Liberal Arts and Humanities, and Communications. Graduating 65% of students, East Carolina alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $34,900.

About

EAST 5TH STREET
GREENVILLE, NC 27858
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
American Athletic Conference

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.

ECU Admissions

Acceptance Rate
88%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
1020-1170
ACT Range
19-24
Application Fee
$75
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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Cost

Net Price
$15,403 / 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
$7,231 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
81%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
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. 210 responses
54%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 209 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
20
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
20
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    67%
  • On Campus
    4%
  • Online
    29%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
18,886 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
4,170
Undergrads Over 25
16%
Pell Grant
34%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 133 responses
  • Friendly
    49%
  • Involved
    14%
  • Outgoing
    10%
  • Awesome
    8%
  • Fast walkers
    7%
  • Annoying
    5%
  • Friendly students
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
48%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big. 248 responses
Poll
78%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 290 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 162 responses
  • "PURPLE" "GOLD"
    34%
  • ARRRGHHHH!
    31%
  • School Spirit
    17%
  • Pirates
    9%
  • Party
    6%
  • Hardworking
    1%
  • Underrated
    1%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$40,500 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
65%
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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