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  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 19,562 undergraduate students. The East Carolina acceptance rate is 82%. Popular majors include Communications, Nursing, and Public Health Education. Graduating 65% of students, East Carolina alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $34,900.
East 5th Street
Greenville, NC 27858
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
American Athletic Conference

East Carolina University Rankings

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ECU Admissions

Acceptance Rate
82%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
1040-1190
ACT Range
20-25
Application Fee
$75
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$13,746/ 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
$8,500/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
81%

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
50%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.201 responses
55%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.200 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
19
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
19
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    24%
  • On Campus
    61%
  • Online
    16%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
19,562Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
3,509
Undergrads Over 25
6%
Pell Grant
38%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 125 responses
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  • Friendly
    51%
  • Involved
    14%
  • 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.239 responses
Poll
78%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.281 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 153 responses
Report
  • "PURPLE" "GOLD"
    34%
  • ARRRGHHHH!
    32%
  • School Spirit
    16%
  • Pirates
    8%
  • Party
    6%
  • Home away from home
    2%
  • Hardworking
    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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East Carolina University Reviews

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My experience at East Carolina University has been nothing short of fantastic! From attending classes with the best professors the world has to offer to screaming "living on a prayer" at Dowdy Ficklen Stadium when we cheer on the Pirates during football games, I love every bit of it. Student life is fantastic, there are lots of clubs, fraternities/sororities, and many other student organizations for students to participate in. East Carolina is very diverse and there is a lot of opportunity to succeed there. There are lots of different options for majors at East Carolina like medical, dentistry, construction management, and so many more. East Carolina is a great to place to be and my favorite place to be!
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I overall really liked ECU. I transferred here from Emory University after experiencing an awful sophomore year there. The students and professors at ECU were way kinder, more considerate, and very approachable. If you are someone who grew up expecting certain levels of common curtesy, everyone at ECU has it. I no longer get doors slammed in my face like I did at Emory! Everyone on campus also seems overall much happier!
As a student at East Carolina University, I have enjoyed being here so much. So far, I have really enjoyed the gorgeous campus, the great dining options, the professors have been wonderful, and so much more. I am part of a few student organizations and they have given me so many wonderful opportunities and great people to meet along the way. East Carolina University also has a fantastic Nursing program. We are highly ranked in the national list of nursing schools as well! I cannot wait to see what other opportunities I will get being a student at such an amazing university.