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
    B+
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    A-
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    B-
East Carolina University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-A
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
77%
SAT Scores Range
960-1120
ACT Scores Range
20-24
Application Fee
$70
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
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Test Scores and GPA for East Carolina University

Cost

Net Price
$12,908/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $10,257/ year
  • $30-48k
    $11,391/ year
  • $49-75k
    $15,240/ year
  • $76-110k
    $19,254/ year
  • $110k+
    $20,349/ 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
48%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.186 responses
54%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.185 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
18,903Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
7%
Pell Grant
34%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 113 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    55%
  • Involved
    12%
  • Awesome
    9%
  • Outgoing
    9%
  • Fast walkers
    6%
  • Annoying
    5%
  • Antisocial
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
50%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.224 responses
Poll
77%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.266 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 138 responses
Report
  • ARRRGHHHH!
    33%
  • "PURPLE" "GOLD"
    33%
  • School Spirit
    17%
  • Pirates
    9%
  • Party
    7%
  • Hardworking
    1%

After East Carolina University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$39,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
59%
National
47%
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

East Carolina University Reviews

2,534 reviews
All Categories
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
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My past three visits to East Carolina have been informative and fun. Aside from people saying it's a party school, they have many schools for anything you could imagine studying. What was big for me, was extracurricular activities and you can create your own club or group if you have a certain amount of people. Speaking with former students they gave me pointers on how to study and also time management. College is a once in a life time experience, but you have to make wise decisions as well. Another highlight of my trips was the gym that we could use to work out in and the awesome rock climbing wall. I'll most definitely be taking a course for that and the pool will see me twice a week as well. East Carolina is a University to be involved in and everyone loves the football team, so I'm looking forward to the games that students get free tickets to as well!
I feel ECU provides meant opportunities to help freshman students make a successful transition from high school to college. Once freshman year is complete, I think ECU, assists in providing students with tools necessary for continued success. Sometimes ECU is seen as a party school, however, my personal opinion is that unless you attend ECU, outsiders simply confuse our tremendous school spirit and purple pride as as a party school rather than the wonderful academic school that we represent. I am proud to be a pirate and sometimes resent being called a party school, we can boast of the medical advances that have been provide by the ECU school of medicine and the research that has been provided through our University! Arggg Go Pirates!