Students Say

East Carolina University is in the business of “providing excellent education at a reasonable price.” Students agree that “ECU has one of the best nursing schools,” boasting a “90-something percent NCLEX pass rate.” But if nursing isn’t your thing, don’t fret. Schools the size of ECU are “filled with many opportunities in whatever field you are interested in.” And “although large in size, ECU has a small-school atmosphere.” For one thing, “the grounds of ECU are beautiful. Just walking around ECU you can see the beauty and feel comfortable.” In addition, “the majority of class sizes are small, allowing you to get the help you expect from a professor, most of the time.”

Overview

Applicants
14,223
Acceptance Rate
77%
Average HS GPA
3.67

GPA Breakdown

45%
Over 3.75
17%
3.50 - 3.74
15%
3.25 - 3.49
12%
3.00 - 3.24
9%
2.50 - 2.99

Test Scores

SAT Reading
470 - 550
SAT Math
480 - 560
ACT Composite
19 - 23

Deadlines


Regular
March 15

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Non-Academic

State Residency

Overall

Students Say

East Carolina University is in the business of “providing excellent education at a reasonable price.” Students agree that “ECU has one of the best nursing schools,” boasting a “90-something percent NCLEX pass rate.” But if nursing isn’t your thing, don’t fret. Schools the size of ECU are “filled with many opportunities in whatever field you are interested in.” And “although large in size, ECU has a small-school atmosphere.” For one thing, “the grounds of ECU are beautiful. Just walking around ECU you can see the beauty and feel comfortable.” In addition, “the majority of class sizes are small, allowing you to get the help you expect from a professor, most of the time.” But be warned: professors are “a coin toss; you either get an instructor who does their best to get the curriculum across to students in a fun, timely, and organized manner, or you will get someone with an untouchable tenure who scarcely does more than show up and read directly off a Power Point presentation.” The latter type seems to be most prevalent in the general education classes, which are not well-loved by students. For the most part, “the administration is very helpful [and] very friendly…. The financial aid office, however, is a train wreck.” Disbursing especially “really needs work.” The only other major student gripe is that “registration is a pain in the ass.”

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
18:1
Total Faculty
1,484
with Terminal Degree
1,082

766
Women
718
Men
195
Minority

Most frequent class size
20 - 29
Most frequent lab / sub section size
20 - 29

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
55%
Graduate in 5 years
93%
Graduate in 6 years
59%


Degrees

Bachelor's
Certificate
Doctoral
Doctoral/Professional
Doctoral/Research
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate
Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

Prominent Alumni


Rick Atkinson
Writer, Washington Post

John Beard
Fox News Anchor

Jeff Blake
Professional Athlete

Sandra Bullock
Actress/producer

Ron Clark
Award Winning Educator

Kevin Williamson
Writer/producer/director

Annette Wysocki
Scientific Dir. of Nat'l. Inst. of Nursing Rsrch

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
65
Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Apr 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$7,730

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$7,771

Average Need-Based Loan
$7,066

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$29,699

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
65%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$7,730

Financial aid provided to international students
No

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$3,959
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$19,156
Required Fees
$2,184
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,234

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$3,923
Transportation for Commuters
$1,242

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Nursing Scholarships
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Nursing Loans
Federal Perkins Loans
State Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Overall

Students Say

“Friendly,” “mostly Southern students from North Carolina” compose a large, noticeable proportion of the ECU student body. In broad terms, the typical ECU undergraduate is “middle-class,” “heterosexual, Caucasian, Christian,” “easy-going,” “full of school spirit,” “enjoys shopping, chain restaurants,” and “partying” “and participates in one extracurricular program.” This hypothetical student “doesn’t work too hard, but they do enough to get by.” All that’s not to say that there aren’t different types of students here because there are. You can find many of them in the “the art school [which] tends to have a different community than the outside campus, with a (seemingly) larger number of openly gay/bi/transgendered individuals, a more liberal stance, and less emphasis on Christianity.”

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
22,252
Out of State
12%

International
1%
Foreign Countries Represented
33

Demographics

2.69%
Asian
16.98%
African-American
6.07%
Hispanic
68.82%
Caucasian
1.62%
Unknown

59% female
41% male
12% are out of state
85% are full time
15% are part time

Overview

Students Say

It’s called “Pirate Pride,” and it springs from a deep appreciation for the “beautiful campus, friendly people, school spirit, great sports teams, [and] beautiful weather” that grace ECU. “We love our sports and purple and gold,” which means that “ECU football and basketball [games] are huge.” But the ECU campus offers far more than intercollegiate sports for socializing opportunities. For example, “there is the student center, where there are game rooms and a bowling alley. There is also a rec center where people can exercise and play sports.” For the studious, the library beckons. And wherever you choose to go, the digs will likely be smart: “The student recreation center and the library are both very new and clean.” As far as fare goes, “the food is really good” but could be “a little less ridiculously expensive.” Regarding campus housing, students would like to see a few restrictions lifted. For one, they would like “no curfews for opposite sexes in the dorms. There is no reason for it.” Off campus “the downtown scene is wonderful. There are many bars and clubs to go to. They have either 21 and up [or] 18 and up, so everyone can go out [and] have a good time.” If you’re not into bars, you can also go to the “movies, ice skating, or out to dinner.”

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
25%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

Quality of life rating
77
First-Year Students living on campus
96%

Campus Environment
Small Urban
Fire safety rating
61

Housing Options

Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Frat Sorority
Other
Theme Housing
Wellness Housing

Special Needs Admissions


Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

Director
Liz Johnston

College Entrance Tests Required
Yes

Interview Required
No

Documentation Requred for LD
Current psychoeducational battery.

Documentation Requred for ADHD
Diagnostic summary from qualified clinician

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
Yes

Dictionary allowed in exams
Yes

Computer allowed in exams
Yes

Spellchecker allowed in exams
Yes

Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
Yes

Proctors
Yes

Oral exams
Yes

Notetakers
Yes

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
No

Reading machine
Yes

Other assistive technology
Yes

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
416
Number of Honor Societies
17

Number of Social Sororities
14
Number of Religious Organizations
26

11% join a fraternity
13% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

Men's Sports (Pirates)
12 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Diving
Football
Golf
Handball
Racquetball
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Pirates)
12 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Diving
Golf
Handball
Racquetball
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
LGBT Support Groups
Minority Support Groups: Support groups representing various special interest areas for minorities exist and can be found by seaching at http://eastcarolina.orgsync.com/search

Army ROTC Offered on-campus
Air Force ROTC Offered on-campus

Sustainability

Green Rating
69

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
123

Average Number of PC's per Lab
20

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
Yes

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
Yes

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
99%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Apple Lenovo

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
Yes

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Admissions

Address
East Carolina University
106 Whichard
Greenville, NC

Phone
252

Email
admis@ecu.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Student Recreation Center
Wright Plaza
Mendenhall Student Center
Blounts Sports Complex
Science and Technology Building
Athletic facilities include: Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium, Williams Arena in Minges Coliseum and Harrington Field.

Most Popular Places Off Campus
River Park North
Uptown Greenville
Town Commons
Greenville Museum of Art
Jaycee Park
Greenville is within easy driving distance of coastal and beach resorts and the Outer Banks, as well as Richmond, Virginia and Washington, D.C.

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: 10:00am and 2:00 pm
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
10:00am and 2:00 pm

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Coach Directly

Advance Notice
Other

Contact Email Address for Visit
admis@ecu.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Pitt-Greenville Airport in Greenville offers daily commuter service to Charlotte. Four-lane highways to all North Carolina borders (I-95 is 38 miles west). Passenger train service located in nearby Rocky Mount. Passenger bus service located in Greenville.

Driving Instructions to Campus
Greenville is located ninety miles east of Raleigh and is accessible by four-lane highways and nearby airports.

Local Accommodations
Various lodging options located within the Greenville-Pitt County area.