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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    A
  6. Party Scene
    A+
  7. Professors
    A-
  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 19,754 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the East Carolina acceptance rate is 70%. Popular majors include Nursing, Business Administration and Management, and Communications. Graduating 61% of students, East Carolina alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $32,900.
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
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

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
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Academics

Professors
A-
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.192 responses
53%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.191 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 119 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    52%
  • Involved
    13%
  • Outgoing
    9%
  • Awesome
    8%
  • Fast walkers
    7%
  • Annoying
    5%
  • Friendly students
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
50%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.230 responses
Poll
77%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.272 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 144 responses
Report
  • "PURPLE" "GOLD"
    34%
  • ARRRGHHHH!
    33%
  • School Spirit
    16%
  • Pirates
    9%
  • Party
    6%
  • Hardworking
    1%
  • Home away from home
    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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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!
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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!
My experience at East Carolina University has been amazing. After my Freshman year attending a different University, I did not know where I wanted to go and if I would be making the right decision on transferring. Once I decided on East Carolina and begun my sophomore year, I definitely did not have a doubt in my mind that I finally chose the right school. I love my classes and professors as well as the opportunities for tutoring that ECU provides. Student life and activities always have something to be involved with whether that is sports, clubs, or on campus concerts. Looking back I ask myself why I didn't pick ECU in the first place! Definitely a home away from home.