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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    D+
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    C-
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    C-
  12. Safety
    C-
Elizabeth City State is a public university located in Elizabeth City, North Carolina. As a historically black college, Elizabeth City State has a strong history of and commitment to the education of black Americans. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,179 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Elizabeth City State acceptance rate is 59%. Popular majors include Criminal Justice and Safety Studies, Business, and Biology. Graduating 42% of students, Elizabeth City State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $23,700.
1704 Weeksville Rd
Elizabeth City, NC 27909
About Elizabeth City State University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association

Elizabeth City State 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
59%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
890-1040
ACT Range
17-20
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$3,412/ 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
$11,303/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
99%

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
90%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.39 responses
63%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.38 responses
58%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.38 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,179Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
189
Undergrads Over 25
13%
Pell Grant
74%
Varsity Athletes
15%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 15 responses
Report
  • Interesting
    47%
  • Lively
    40%
  • Diverse
    7%
  • Druggies
    7%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
44%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.36 responses
Poll
57%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.44 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 16 responses
Report
  • You have to make your own fun or else its boring
    50%
  • Challenging yet fun
    44%
  • Small -paced
    6%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$30,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
42%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
80%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.20 responses
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This is my first semester here at Elizabeth City State University in Elizabeth City, North Carolina. I am originally from Charlotte, North Carolina, so moving five hours a way was a big deal to my family and I. ECSU has been nothing but welcoming to me since I have been here. The reason I came all the way to the outer banks for college is because ECSU is the only four year Aviation Science program in North Carolina. I aspire to be a professional pilot, and I was looking for a school where I could get an education at and start my flight training. Not only has the school itself have been great, but the aviation department themselves are very community orientated and tight knit, which has proved to be beneficial for my educational growth.
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My experience on campus is okay I’m in band so I’m always busy with that and school work but when it comes to academics it’s hard to find a good teacher to help you when you need it. Many teachers aren’t always helpful when you actually need help it. The safety at school isn’t that well, many officers are too friendly with the students so to me they aren’t really do there job like they are suppose to. Since I been at school we have had a shooting on the campus, someone had gotten killed, and the dorms have been unlivable for some students due to mold.
My experience at Orientation was awesome! We took a tour of the campus and met with financial aid officers. Everyone was very nice and helpful. The campus is clean and neat. I really like the small class size at the university. It makes me feel more comfortable.