East Carolina University

East Carolina University, located in NC, was ranked #194 out of 310 ranked universities in the US in 2016.

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www.ecu.edu East 5th Street Greenville NC 27858-4353 (252) 328-6131
Undergrad Students
21,508
Total Students
26,887
Acceptance Rate
62%
Study Materials
1,801
Reviews
320
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Admissions

How hard is it to get into East Carolina University?

Acceptance Rate

77%

In the 2013 school year, 14,223 applicants applied to East Carolina University. Out of which 10,992 of the applicants were admitted and 568,920 enrolled.

Enrollment

How many students go to East Carolina University?

Total Enrollment


26,887



The enrollment breakdown at East Carolina University includes 5,689 Freshmen which make up 21% of the student body. There are 21,508 undergraduate students, which count for 79% and 5,379 graduate students who make up the remaining 20%.

Academics

What percentage of students graduate from East Carolina University?

4 Year Graduation Rate

56%

At East Carolina University, 56% of the students graduate or transfer.

School Reviews (50)


Internet

Rated 3.5/5

Campus

Rated 4.6/5

Library

Rated 4.5/5

Happiness

Rated 4.4/5

Clubs

Rated 4.2/5

Location

Rated 4.6/5

Social

Rated 4.5/5

Food

Rated 3.6/5

Opportunities

Rated 4.1/5

Safety

Rated 0.6/5

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    I've been at ECU for 3 years, and as a legacy student, I've been around here my whole life. Campus is beautiful, the professors (for the most part) are very caring about their students. There are so many awesome places to eat on campus, and a student org for everything you can imagine. School spirit is through the roof. I would definitely recommend this to future college kids. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    There are so many opportunities to get involved on campus and the nightlife is super fun. I wouldn't change where I'm at for anything! Every school parties! Know how to find a balance and a good set of friends who will respect when you have to study, and you will have the time of your life. ECU is nice and well-rounded, you feel safe, the campus is neat, the people are nice, and the atmosphere is welcoming. Overall, it a good school. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    This campus is nothing spectacular biology department is mediocre would not recommend to anyone from the midwest. Sadly, there is a vast stretch of Greenville that is run down and some parts are incredibly unsafe, but I don't feel unsafe on campus. I live on West End and even though it is a walk to class I love being close to the gym, downtown, dinning hall, and library. I was blessed with some great teachers too! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    reputation doesn't do ECU any justice, this is a great school. If you mess up during your freshman year, your GPA will mess up forever. This is not a Party School. The Work is very serious and the professors are very professional ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    I love ECU it is the best school ever! The campus is gorgeous and very unique. The dorms are very well maintained and are enjoyable to live in. I hate that it has a party school reputation because it is so much more than that. C'mon, what school DOESN'T have partying?? I'm so thankful to be here and live here. College is what you make it, and this is the best learning and living environment. I love ECU, the professors, and the students on campus. Come visit Pirate Nation!! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Great school if you enjoy being social and partying. I am not a big party person so its harder to fit in and get the hang of everything. In my opinion the location is boring and there is nothing to do once u step off campus except go to parties and clubs. Gets old fast and is an old town. Still a good school for education but is not for everyone. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 2/5
    Its a college town, not much to do on the weekends besides party. People here don't care about their grades and fall into a burned out party scene. Plus Greenville is in a terrible crime town that my car has been broken into. This University doesn't have much to offer and I would advise people to not attend this school The people here are reserved and have an upturned nose mostly. It's a lot like high school cliques and it seems so silly, but it's the reality here. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    ECU is a great school both socially and academically. Cant spell parties without pirates!!!!! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    In my opinion, the only knock against ecu is its reputation. But after my first visit, I fell in love with the campus and all of the people here. The campus is beautiful all year long, fall is my favorite. While being known for its parties, academics are just as important. If you make the right connections with the right people, your experience will be better. If not, you'll be just another bored student. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    I could never picture myself anywhere else. Everything is very organized and there are a lot of faculty members anxious to help students. ECU does not get enough credit for the amazing school it actually is. Love the school environment. Friendly people. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    great atmosphere, really enjoy the school. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    I love ECU and everything about it! It it perfect for me! No complaints! I was skeptical at first because of the party school rep but it is the same amount of partying as every university across the country. If you're thinking about going to school at ECU do it!! You'll love it!! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    I respect this school and think they are growing at a fast rate. Finding people who you can relate to is easy. I love ECU. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    This campus is huge but manages to maintain the small University feel. Beautiful campus, good lookin' boys, and so many opportunities and resources to be successful. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Love it here! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    GREAT social school, easy to get caught up in the partying, but if you have the motivation to do well in school it's an amazing place to be. College is definitely what you make of it and although ECU has had a party reputation, the admission standards and GPA requirements are being raised. Get involved and get to know your professors and you will excel! Met some of the best people ever here. Beautiful campus, friendly teachers. There is nothing better than being a pirate. Alumni look out for each other too. Plenty of career contacts made while I attended school ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 5/5
    It is just my freshman year here and I absolutely love it! The weather can sometimes make it miserable there, especially in the winter! It snows only for a few weeks and it will be on and off - most of the time it is just freezing cold with rain. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Best tailgators in the South Its great. #piratenation ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Great school, I don't regret my decision for a second! . how much better can it get&#63 I wouldn't want to go anywhere else to further my education! We definitely know how to have fun but passing grades is most important. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Don't let its reputation fool you, ECU is one of the best universities in the state and does an excellent job combining academia and social life. Beautiful Campus. Amazing Professors. Friendly people. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Never want to leave!! Beautiful campus! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    I love everything about Pirate Nation! It is important to avoid 140 semester hours towards a degree so you wont get credited @50% tuition added on to any additional semester. Try different classes out and asks lots of questions. Speaking with many advisors I have found to be key in my success. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Absolutely love ECU. I wouldn't want to go anywhere else! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Its a Pirates life for me! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 2/5
    East Carolina was the only school that was within the distance of my house that was reasonably priced. At least a majority do. If you don't have this mentality then this school is not for you. The campus itself is pretty nice and there are things to get inolved with, but Greenville is a hell hole. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 2/5
    I enjoyed my years here at ECU, there aren't too many things to do here other than clubbing and on campus activities but I am glad I made this place my home. I really enjoy ECU. We are not the most well respected college except for football. But when you get here and start to learn you will respect this college a lot more. I would say this is one the best colleges on NC due to the fact they have so many majors that they are great in. Also the campus is nic ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    I absolutely love it here! Yes we love to party but we also buckle down and work hard. The students are friendly and the professors (for the most part) are willing to work with you. You will not find a university with more pride, we are proud to be pirates : ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    I'm not a city girl but Greenville isn't too big for me. However, the location is in a rough part of town. I got an email alert this weekend about a strong armed robbery from individuals holding students up with Louisville sluggers coming back onto campus. Wow! Everyone is super nice and chill. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Good campus, great staff, town is alright, great programs If you dont, well you aren't missing out on much. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    I love the campus and all the opportunities on and off campus. Go to ECU. That is all. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 2/5
    I have had problem after problem with this school. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    They tell students that it's just as much of a party school as the other UNC schools... Definitely values job-oriented, revenue-bringing (business, healthcare) more than humanitiesart fields (philosophy, literature). Increasing number of classes offered online and slowly weening out lectures, which is concerning. Overall, mixed bag. I am forever a proud pirate. However, my experience at ECU has not been the best. I've had a difficult time with my fair share of sucky professors (yes, I actually go to class and do my work). I've also had an even worse time with my advisers. Great college with great people, but the staff needs a face lift. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    I came here as part of an exchange program, and I am amazed. I really wish Greenville Police could do something more to deter some of these crimes that spills over from the bad neighborhoods around the campus ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 2/5
    I thought this university would be much better based on the great things they share on their websites and tours. If not, please don't. No one takes my education here seriously, because the majority of people are nothing but slackers. Also, I never feel safe here. The crime rates are off the charts. Stay away! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    East Carolina University is a very beautiful and versatile campus. It has definitely been the best years of my life ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Amazing school spirit, and very good academic opportunities, despite the university's misleading reputation as a party school. GO PIRATES! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Love this school and couldn't see myself anywhere else I know how to party and know how to study. You can do both if you are smart. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    I love East Carolina University more than sex You can make friends with anyone, and every person I've met is so nice & polite! The instructors are great and really know their stuff! pirate pride is a real thing ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Awesome place would'nt want to be anywhere else. The sports are descent but amazing to attend! The college is really nice and has a nice feel to it. Also there are plenty to do around here!! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 5/5
    It wasn't my first choice but has been a huge blessing ending up here. Have learned so much! The people are awesome, the professor's are the best, and it has the best program for the medical field :) Find what you're into and you'll be fine. Arrgh! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    I didn't even consider applying to ECU until a month before I did. ECU is growing every semester with the amount of attending students and amenities. Can't wait to see how it looks 10 years from now. Overall if you don't enjoy your time at ECU then your doing something wrong! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Has a reputation for being a 'party school'. From Greek life, to academics, to sports, the wonderful East Carolina University is the place to be. ECU is the center of attention in our small town and the University is showered with love and support from its community. Central campus is stunning and not to mention, walking distance from bars and restaurants downtown. :) ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 2/5
    Overall, wish I'd be enrolled somewhere else. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    This place is the bees knees There is no other like the Pirates of E-C-U!!!! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    I love ECU! Make time for friends and partying, but do not forget the reason you are here. ECU Football all the way!! School isnt to costly and I can stay at home to save more money. Dont go partying anywhere thats advertised if you dont want to get busted. Study and go to class and you will do fine. Professors are nice and love there subjects. PURPLE!! GOLD!! PURPLE!! GOLD!! PURPLE!! GOLD!! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    ECU for life--year four and I have no regrets! It does not have a great rap from the other NC schools but I love this school. I am getting a great education. I am honored to be at this school. It is a really great school and will only get better. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    The best school in NC, especially for nursing. Being from North Carolina ECU is well known all around the state. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    SO glad I choose this school! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    The people are so nice It is a wonderful campus. I have had so many good opportunities here. However Sudden Link, the internet provider for practically the whole city of Greenville sucks!!! But that doesn't stop me from loving ECU. Go Pirates! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    East Carolina is an awesome place. Amazing campus! ...Continue reading

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  • Overall school rating 3/5
    I've been at ECU for 3 years, and as a legacy student, I've been around here my whole life. Campus is beautiful, the professors (for the most part) are very caring about their students. There are so many awesome places to eat on campus, and a student org for everything you can imagine. School spirit is through the roof. I would definitely recommend this to future college kids. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    There are so many opportunities to get involved on campus and the nightlife is super fun. I wouldn't change where I'm at for anything! Every school parties! Know how to find a balance and a good set of friends who will respect when you have to study, and you will have the time of your life. ECU is nice and well-rounded, you feel safe, the campus is neat, the people are nice, and the atmosphere is welcoming. Overall, it a good school. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    This campus is nothing spectacular biology department is mediocre would not recommend to anyone from the midwest. Sadly, there is a vast stretch of Greenville that is run down and some parts are incredibly unsafe, but I don't feel unsafe on campus. I live on West End and even though it is a walk to class I love being close to the gym, downtown, dinning hall, and library. I was blessed with some great teachers too! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    reputation doesn't do ECU any justice, this is a great school. If you mess up during your freshman year, your GPA will mess up forever. This is not a Party School. The Work is very serious and the professors are very professional ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    I love ECU it is the best school ever! The campus is gorgeous and very unique. The dorms are very well maintained and are enjoyable to live in. I hate that it has a party school reputation because it is so much more than that. C'mon, what school DOESN'T have partying?? I'm so thankful to be here and live here. College is what you make it, and this is the best learning and living environment. I love ECU, the professors, and the students on campus. Come visit Pirate Nation!! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Great school if you enjoy being social and partying. I am not a big party person so its harder to fit in and get the hang of everything. In my opinion the location is boring and there is nothing to do once u step off campus except go to parties and clubs. Gets old fast and is an old town. Still a good school for education but is not for everyone. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 2/5
    Its a college town, not much to do on the weekends besides party. People here don't care about their grades and fall into a burned out party scene. Plus Greenville is in a terrible crime town that my car has been broken into. This University doesn't have much to offer and I would advise people to not attend this school The people here are reserved and have an upturned nose mostly. It's a lot like high school cliques and it seems so silly, but it's the reality here. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    ECU is a great school both socially and academically. Cant spell parties without pirates!!!!! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    In my opinion, the only knock against ecu is its reputation. But after my first visit, I fell in love with the campus and all of the people here. The campus is beautiful all year long, fall is my favorite. While being known for its parties, academics are just as important. If you make the right connections with the right people, your experience will be better. If not, you'll be just another bored student. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    I could never picture myself anywhere else. Everything is very organized and there are a lot of faculty members anxious to help students. ECU does not get enough credit for the amazing school it actually is. Love the school environment. Friendly people. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    great atmosphere, really enjoy the school. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    I love ECU and everything about it! It it perfect for me! No complaints! I was skeptical at first because of the party school rep but it is the same amount of partying as every university across the country. If you're thinking about going to school at ECU do it!! You'll love it!! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    I respect this school and think they are growing at a fast rate. Finding people who you can relate to is easy. I love ECU. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    This campus is huge but manages to maintain the small University feel. Beautiful campus, good lookin' boys, and so many opportunities and resources to be successful. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Love it here! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    GREAT social school, easy to get caught up in the partying, but if you have the motivation to do well in school it's an amazing place to be. College is definitely what you make of it and although ECU has had a party reputation, the admission standards and GPA requirements are being raised. Get involved and get to know your professors and you will excel! Met some of the best people ever here. Beautiful campus, friendly teachers. There is nothing better than being a pirate. Alumni look out for each other too. Plenty of career contacts made while I attended school ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 5/5
    It is just my freshman year here and I absolutely love it! The weather can sometimes make it miserable there, especially in the winter! It snows only for a few weeks and it will be on and off - most of the time it is just freezing cold with rain. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Best tailgators in the South Its great. #piratenation ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Great school, I don't regret my decision for a second! . how much better can it get&#63 I wouldn't want to go anywhere else to further my education! We definitely know how to have fun but passing grades is most important. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Don't let its reputation fool you, ECU is one of the best universities in the state and does an excellent job combining academia and social life. Beautiful Campus. Amazing Professors. Friendly people. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Never want to leave!! Beautiful campus! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    I love everything about Pirate Nation! It is important to avoid 140 semester hours towards a degree so you wont get credited @50% tuition added on to any additional semester. Try different classes out and asks lots of questions. Speaking with many advisors I have found to be key in my success. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Absolutely love ECU. I wouldn't want to go anywhere else! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Its a Pirates life for me! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 2/5
    East Carolina was the only school that was within the distance of my house that was reasonably priced. At least a majority do. If you don't have this mentality then this school is not for you. The campus itself is pretty nice and there are things to get inolved with, but Greenville is a hell hole. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 2/5
    I enjoyed my years here at ECU, there aren't too many things to do here other than clubbing and on campus activities but I am glad I made this place my home. I really enjoy ECU. We are not the most well respected college except for football. But when you get here and start to learn you will respect this college a lot more. I would say this is one the best colleges on NC due to the fact they have so many majors that they are great in. Also the campus is nic ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    I absolutely love it here! Yes we love to party but we also buckle down and work hard. The students are friendly and the professors (for the most part) are willing to work with you. You will not find a university with more pride, we are proud to be pirates : ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    I'm not a city girl but Greenville isn't too big for me. However, the location is in a rough part of town. I got an email alert this weekend about a strong armed robbery from individuals holding students up with Louisville sluggers coming back onto campus. Wow! Everyone is super nice and chill. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Good campus, great staff, town is alright, great programs If you dont, well you aren't missing out on much. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    I love the campus and all the opportunities on and off campus. Go to ECU. That is all. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 2/5
    I have had problem after problem with this school. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    They tell students that it's just as much of a party school as the other UNC schools... Definitely values job-oriented, revenue-bringing (business, healthcare) more than humanitiesart fields (philosophy, literature). Increasing number of classes offered online and slowly weening out lectures, which is concerning. Overall, mixed bag. I am forever a proud pirate. However, my experience at ECU has not been the best. I've had a difficult time with my fair share of sucky professors (yes, I actually go to class and do my work). I've also had an even worse time with my advisers. Great college with great people, but the staff needs a face lift. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    I came here as part of an exchange program, and I am amazed. I really wish Greenville Police could do something more to deter some of these crimes that spills over from the bad neighborhoods around the campus ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 2/5
    I thought this university would be much better based on the great things they share on their websites and tours. If not, please don't. No one takes my education here seriously, because the majority of people are nothing but slackers. Also, I never feel safe here. The crime rates are off the charts. Stay away! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    East Carolina University is a very beautiful and versatile campus. It has definitely been the best years of my life ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Amazing school spirit, and very good academic opportunities, despite the university's misleading reputation as a party school. GO PIRATES! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Love this school and couldn't see myself anywhere else I know how to party and know how to study. You can do both if you are smart. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    I love East Carolina University more than sex You can make friends with anyone, and every person I've met is so nice & polite! The instructors are great and really know their stuff! pirate pride is a real thing ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Awesome place would'nt want to be anywhere else. The sports are descent but amazing to attend! The college is really nice and has a nice feel to it. Also there are plenty to do around here!! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 5/5
    It wasn't my first choice but has been a huge blessing ending up here. Have learned so much! The people are awesome, the professor's are the best, and it has the best program for the medical field :) Find what you're into and you'll be fine. Arrgh! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    I didn't even consider applying to ECU until a month before I did. ECU is growing every semester with the amount of attending students and amenities. Can't wait to see how it looks 10 years from now. Overall if you don't enjoy your time at ECU then your doing something wrong! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Has a reputation for being a 'party school'. From Greek life, to academics, to sports, the wonderful East Carolina University is the place to be. ECU is the center of attention in our small town and the University is showered with love and support from its community. Central campus is stunning and not to mention, walking distance from bars and restaurants downtown. :) ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 2/5
    Overall, wish I'd be enrolled somewhere else. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    This place is the bees knees There is no other like the Pirates of E-C-U!!!! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    I love ECU! Make time for friends and partying, but do not forget the reason you are here. ECU Football all the way!! School isnt to costly and I can stay at home to save more money. Dont go partying anywhere thats advertised if you dont want to get busted. Study and go to class and you will do fine. Professors are nice and love there subjects. PURPLE!! GOLD!! PURPLE!! GOLD!! PURPLE!! GOLD!! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    ECU for life--year four and I have no regrets! It does not have a great rap from the other NC schools but I love this school. I am getting a great education. I am honored to be at this school. It is a really great school and will only get better. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    The best school in NC, especially for nursing. Being from North Carolina ECU is well known all around the state. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    SO glad I choose this school! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    The people are so nice It is a wonderful campus. I have had so many good opportunities here. However Sudden Link, the internet provider for practically the whole city of Greenville sucks!!! But that doesn't stop me from loving ECU. Go Pirates! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    East Carolina is an awesome place. Amazing campus! ...Continue reading


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