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
Will You Get In?

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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

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
49%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.189 responses
53%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.188 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 116 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    53%
  • Involved
    13%
  • Outgoing
    9%
  • Awesome
    9%
  • Fast walkers
    6%
  • Annoying
    5%
  • Friendly students
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
50%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.227 responses
Poll
77%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.269 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 141 responses
Report
  • ARRRGHHHH!
    34%
  • "PURPLE" "GOLD"
    33%
  • School Spirit
    16%
  • Pirates
    9%
  • Party
    6%
  • Hardworking
    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 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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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.
As a student in this Univesity, it is very exciting to see the many opportunities academically and socially available to both students and staff. This is a great place to study anything from Criminal Justice to Art. The atmosphere is great all around and the student body has that proud school spirit. The professors require a high level of academic excellence but it makes all of us better students. Go Pirates!