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  • 06/09/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    46 out of 49 people found this review useful. 1 of 211

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students looking for a gorgeous campus with friendly faces. The weather is beautiful, pirate pride is almost palpable in Greenville, and the large style campus makes you feel like you are apart of something bigger without feeling lost. Perfect for every student, looking for a bustling social scene or even a trip straight to academia.

    Tips for prospective students

    Have an open mind, join as many on campus clubs and activities as you can. Becoming a pirate is a process! After you experience your first ECU football game you will officially bleed purple and gold. Being friendly in the dorms is a must-being social in college is almost just as important as that 4.0.

    Bang for the buck

    Out of state tuition is gruesome in this economy! But there is truly no where I'd rather be than an ECU pirate!

  • 08/10/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    31 out of 31 people found this review useful. 2 of 211

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    If your going into the medical field choose ECU. Such as Biology, Chemistry, Forensics majors are very intense but well worth it!

    Tips for prospective students

    If your a Biology major, GOOD LUCK! It is a hard major especially the A&P classes! However, ECU is growing into more and more medical fields and also has a number 1 Criminal Justice program. Also, beware on Halloween, because they close some streets down and it is like a major party that everyone goes out in the streets with their horrifying costumes and police are everywhere! One more thing: DO NOT BUY YOUR BOOKS ON CAMPUS!! They are a rip off. I recommend buying off ebay, Chegg.com, amazon or any other book stores online because you can get them so much cheaper and then sell them back to ECU.

    Bang for the buck

    It is not as expensive as Chapel Hill or Wake Forest, but with all the transportation to anywhere on campus, and the free movies, it is so worth going to a four year college.

    Am enjoying being here

    The campus is soo beautiful, and the overall people are really down to earth.

    Am learning a lot

    Even though the classes are much more intense than I thought, the professors here make sure you understand what your learning!

  • 12/13/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    20 out of 20 people found this review useful. 3 of 211

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for students who are very interested in the medical fields, and its school of nursing. Those who are wishing to be Dentists in their career, there is a solid school of dentistry starting in the near future. Yes I am a Geography Major, which has a very succesful graduation rate for their majors, but East Carolina has a broad selection of degrees to ensure that you will be successful in your future career. East Carolina believes in Service, and that is what should be the total decisive factor in coming to an institution such as ECU.

    Tips for prospective students

    My tips for prospective students are simple. First tip, come to school knowing you want to succeed and have a great education. You have to come here and study hard, and live a stress free lifestyle. Yes, school can be VERY stressful at times, but remember; only you are in control of your destiny and future endeavors. Second tip, go to your professors’ office for help. Most of my success here at East Carolina has solely been going to my professors’ office and asking them for help. In fact, the number one tip that I learned before I came to college was learning that professors enjoy seeing their students, and are very impressed that their student is actually taking the time to learn and come to their office to have a successful semester in their class. Third tip, HAVE FUN! Get out and enjoy the life of being a pirate through awesome advanced screening movies on campus, mingling with other pirates downtown on weekend nights, cheering and being loud for the back-to-back Conference USA pirates at one of the loudest football stadiums in North Carolina at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium, or enjoying a delicious midnight breakfast meal before exams begin!!

    Bang for the buck

    East Carolina has a fairly reasonable price for students who wish to go to school here. Yes, we are in a horrible situation with the economy and the way that it is, but East Carolina has gone beyond to do what they should do to help me out in time of need with my family, and how they have a GREAT financial plan to ensure that you get a good education and make sure your time here in Pirate Nation is enjoyable and stress free!

    Am enjoying being here

    I love waking up in my apartment everyday knowing that I am a pirate. I bleed purple and gold! I have LOVED ECU since stepping on campus in August of 2008, and have made and met unforgettable friendships that will definitely last a lifetime. The atmosphere is amazing, the town locals are VERY kind, and the attitude of success here at East Carolina is alive, as each and every student knows just what it means to study hard, and excel in the classroom!

    Am learning a lot

    Since enrolling at East Carolina University, I have learned what it means to merge and accept other peoples opinions and different points of view on religion, politics, humanity, etc. I have also learned and educated myself so much, and have finally began to see my education and degree paying off through my job, and how I speak educated than how I did before I came to ECU.

  • 11/14/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    12 out of 12 people found this review useful. 4 of 211

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Great for education majors and nursing majors. I hear we have a high majority of those students. There is a good drama/theater program as well as a medical field. (Other than nursing)

    Tips for prospective students

    I'd be prepared for rain! If you don't own a pair of rainboots, please invest in a pair before you begin your path here. Trust me. It will be so worth the 30-40 dollars. Also be prepared to get a high amount of pirate bucks. I have the lowest amount, and with how many dining options we have on campus, you're gonna wanna eat somewhere other than the dining hall a few times! Totally worth it having a Chilis on campus :)

    Bang for the buck

    I don't like how ECU really is rising tuition. We just paid some of our tuition through a new beach complex at an apartment complex, that we can't even swim in! What's the point in having a beach that we can't even swim in? Isn't that half the point? We are putting too much money through stuff we don't need. We are laying off professors, yet our tuition is going up. Yeah sure, we like fun stuff to do on campus, but there are some things that are a little ridiculous for us to pay for.

    Am enjoying being here

    I have amazing friends here and there are SO many activities to get invovled in here at ECU. If someone is a gamer, I'm sure you can find a group of people who love to game. For people like me who is a guard girl, we have an amazing colorguard, and we are planning on having a winter guard this year :)

    Am learning a lot

    I am a current Special Education major here, and am really enjoying a lot of my classes. By using Rate my Professor I pick the professors I want, that way I don't choose anyone that doesn't sound like a good professor. That's one thing that makes it easy for me to like class, is having that opportunity to choose professors. I learn in my classes, and I enjoy going.

  • 01/20/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    12 out of 12 people found this review useful. 5 of 211

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students who won't let themselves get distracted by the party scene and will be able to push themselves to always go to class.

    Tips for prospective students

    Join as many clubs as you can as soon as you get here. Find things that interest you and if there isn't already a group about your interest on campus, start one yourself! Don't stay cooped up in your dorm room all day, there are plenty of friendly people all over campus and the easiest way to meet them is just to go out and find things you love to do! Just don't let the party scene here at ECU get in the way of your academics.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is high for students not from North Carolina but it could be worse.

    Am enjoying being here

    Becoming a pirate is the best decision I've ever made!

    Am learning a lot

    Not only are my classes and professors interesting, I am also learning a lot from living on my own in a dorm for the first time!

  • 07/09/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    10 out of 15 people found this review useful. 6 of 211

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    WOW! I love attending ECU! The enjoyment is truely overwhelming. The faculty and staff are simply amazing with the urge to teach beyond the limits.

    Tips for prospective students

    The tips go beyond university borderlines... if you have a great personality with the yearning for learning, then you have what it takes to attend this university and be successful. The only advise I have is obvious, just dont procrastinate and it will be then that you learn what it takes to survive in a world such as our own.

  • 01/20/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    9 out of 9 people found this review useful. 7 of 211

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Nursing students and education majors are at a great advantage here at East Carolina. East Carolina is notorious for nursing and is very well known to be a nursing school.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't party all the time. You are paying for the school, so don't waste your money. Also attend professors extra instruction. Extra instruction is usually a key word for going over the exam from last year, which usually doesn't change too much from year to year.

    Bang for the buck

    Of course college is expensive, and espicially in these hard economic times, however, East Carolina is one of the cheaper schools in the eastern Carolina area.

    Am enjoying being here

    ECU is a wonderful environment. Purple and Gold pride is everywhere. The town is proud of their pirates and the pirates are proud of their town.

    Am learning a lot

    East Carolina is a good school espicially if you enjot learning. Many classes are offered and are very interesting. You must study if you want to do well. Grades here are not handed out ( like most schools.) Teachers do expect a lot from you, however, if you do your work, you'll be good.

  • 06/09/2009

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

    6 out of 11 people found this review useful. 8 of 211

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    It would be best to call the school for more information and even go as far as to ask them to send you those information for future references.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take time to visit the campus. I have yet to visit ECU but have heard great things.

    Bang for the buck

    ECU costs less than the private school I currently attend, but this is because it is a public school. However, it has many scholarship programs for students that range from high school to transfer students. If you want to be eligible for these award it is best to not only have a great GPA but also, community service and leadership experience.

    Will enjoy being here

    I rated this very because I have no idea on how student life is at ECU, so don't take my rating as the ultimate answer to this question.

    Will learn a lot

    I am interested in health sciences and have heard great reviews about that department of ECU. It would be best to do more in depth research for your particular major or career interest.

  • 05/19/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    6 out of 6 people found this review useful. 9 of 211

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for students with open minds, and students that have a general interest in education, nursing, business, music, theater, and medicine. That is just a short few, but the list goes on. Find what you are looking for and I am pretty sure ECU has it to offer!

    Tips for prospective students

    Remember that your high school study habits don't work here or anywhere for that matter. Also it is okay to have a little fun but just keep in mind what you are going to school for and keep the dream in sight. There will always be a party, but you don't always have to be there for your name to be known. STUDY FIRST PARTY LATER!!!

    Bang for the buck

    I definitely get the bang for my buck. There are many organizations on campus to join and there are always programs for a person to go to. You can even start your own organization if you can't find what you are looking for.

    Am enjoying being here

    I LOVE being at ECU. There are many things to do at this school and the people there make the experience even better. The teachers are even cool to talk to.

    Am learning a lot

    There are a lot of things to learn on this campus. Knowing that there are many different people and cultures, learning new things daily is what there is to look forward to.

  • 01/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    6 out of 6 people found this review useful. 10 of 211

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    for fun my friends like to go out to frat parties or go downtown to the clubs.

    Food and Dining

    the places to eat on campus are all very good with the exception of the dining halls. both dining halls do have their lucky nights where the food isn't that bad but that is a rare occasion.

    Dorm Life

    the dorms here are all decently nice. although i am excited to move into an apartment next year, i feel that dorm life is an experience that everyone should have. the ras here are very laid back and are only on your case if you are disruptive.

    Academic Rigor

    the academics here at ecu are more challenging that people give credit. it is not a school that anyone can pass and they do a really good job at challenging the students.

    Tips for prospective students

    study hard, don't take more hours than you think you can handle, be careful, balance social and school, go to class

    In three sentences

    east carolina university is a great university with great professors as well. everyone here is committed to receiving and giving the best education possible. everyone here at ecu is more than proud to be a pirate!!

  • 07/10/2009

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    5 out of 8 people found this review useful. 11 of 211

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    ECU is a great learning environment, along with the friendly socials and eager faculty, you'll enjoy the beautiful open campus.

  • 10/28/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 out of 5 people found this review useful. 12 of 211

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    Out of state tuition is crazy don't get me wrong but it is definately worth every penny. i feel welcomed here and the professors are very helpful for whatever i may need. I highly recommend any in-state or out-of-state high school senior to apply to ECU.

    Am enjoying being here

    Being a pirate is definitely the best thing to be. The football games are intense and we get to play top rated schools. Students are self-less and always willing to help a classmate out when in need.

    Am learning a lot

    Professors here are very helpful when it comes to a students education. If you need any type of tutoring they will help you find a tutor group and will give you their office hours for you to come whenever you please.

  • 11/01/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 out of 5 people found this review useful. 13 of 211

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Most any student. Most people think this is a party school, but like any college those you look for a party find a party. If you want a fun time in school, where you learn a lot, get one on one time with your professors, small classes, and most importantly a fun environment, then this is the school for you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Figure out how much you eat, study, and look into time management. In high school its harder to get distracted than in college. So many activities, friends, and classes, its hard to remember what all needs to get done. On the plus side it gets easier, on the down side, its rather difficult to focus all the time. You need a firm hand on time management.

    Bang for the buck

    I have a meal plan which can kind of be a pain in the butt, but it is also extremely helpful. Your meals run out at the end of the week, and restart and Monday. So if you have the Pirate 19 Plus, you get 19 meals per week, and on Sunday at Midnight (technically Monday) you get 19 again. The only problem with that, is if you don't use all 19 meals, then you are out of luck. However, its nearly impossible to run out of meals here! You learn as much as you want! So.... On the subject of tution, I think it is worth it!!!

    Am enjoying being here

    ABSOLUTELY, the students here all have wonderful school spirits, the teachers are friendly and considerate, and best of all its a beautiful campus.

    Am learning a lot

    The professors are truly here to help you learn and are almost always available for help. My department is very small, and I live on campus, so I see my professors all over the place. (Which in high school wasn't a great thing, but here it is completely different.) If I have a question, anytime I see them I am able to ask. I can also ask professors who I know teaches the class to explain it differently.

  • 11/07/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 out of 5 people found this review useful. 14 of 211

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Realize that you are spending lots of money to come to this (or any other) University. So take your classes seriously! Go to class on time and complete your assignments, you will find your classes will be less difficult if you pay attention and do your work. Time management is a necessary skill; you need to know how to balance work and play, and if you can do it right your college experience will be much less stressful. Some advice for prospective art students; all art majors must go through foundations classes. These classes are like the boot camp of art school. Be warned that art is NOT an easy major, you will be spending lots of time working on art projects and all of your classes will be two to three hours long. However, if art is truly what you love doing and you take it seriously then you will do well. Be sure to manage your time wisely and be aware of approaching deadlines. As an art student you will have unlimited access to the Jenkins Fine Art Center at all hours, you will spend a lot of time here, and be sure to use it. Good Luck!

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition for out of state is pricey, but for in state students the pricing is fair and on par with other major Universities. I definitely recommend this college for anyone considering being an art student. It is a fantastic school for the arts, but without the extra expenses for attending a private art school. You will spend a lot of money on art supplies, so be prepared for that. However, East Carolina isn't just great for art students, it is also a great school for anyone considering degrees in the medical field, communications field, or the education field. If you are an in state resident I definitely recommend looking into East Carolina, it is affordable, and offers a variety of great programs.

    Am enjoying being here

    Everyone at East Carolina is a proud, purple and gold wearing pirate. East Carolina offers a lot of fun student activities, that are most often free for students. You could go bowling, see movies, go swimming, get your work out, see concerts, and so much more, all on campus! I live in the dorms and am very pleased with the conditions and layout of my hall. Campus Dining has lots of places to eat, including two dining halls, and plenty of coffee shops. Classes are easy to get to and the campus is easy to navigate. Being an East Carolina pirate is just awesome!

    Am learning a lot

    I am a current Art student here at East Carolina University, and the Fine Art College here is absolutely fantastic! The professors are helpful and always willing to help if you have questions, and it's not just the Art College that is like that either. Every professor I have ever had has always offered ways for students to improve and always want students to come to them if they are having difficulties. My knowledge and skill in art has grown over my time here, and I couldn't love it more!

  • 03/02/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 out of 5 people found this review useful. 15 of 211

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    ECU is great for EVERYONE! The university loves to know what the students think, so every other week, they send us a survey asking us what they could do to make the university better, or what they could add to accommodate us. Just recently, they've added a Chillis Restaurant, Starbucks, and a Burger Studio.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come to East Carolina with an open mind, relax, and have fun. College will not be as easy as high school, but, if you manage your time well, get involved on campus and in the community, and keep your GPA up, you'll have a blast!

    Bang for the buck

    East Carolina is what I would call, Easy on the Pockets, and Great on the Transcript I feel that I am getting the most out of my tuition from the staff and from the organizations that are on campus.

    Am enjoying being here

    There is never a dull moment at ECU.

    Am learning a lot

    The professors are very friendly, and they will take time out of their busy schedule to meet with you if you are having trouble in their class. The university also offers the Pirate Tutoring Center, which offers one-on-one tutoring in every subject.

  • 03/11/2011

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    5 out of 5 people found this review useful. 16 of 211

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This school is very open to outgoing students. But the diversity here creates an amazing for everyone. Also, ECU is growing into a university that has a great variety of studies. From art to engineering, ECU has most of it all.

    Tips for prospective students

    DO NOT become reclusive at this college. There is plenty to do. But just like almost every other college, you will be much closer to the with ECU if you live on campus, if possible. Join organizations and attend events. You will positively not regret it.

    Bang for the buck

    For in state (and living off campus), the tuition was actually pretty cheap. Of course, room and board add more. But compared to many other colleges in North Carolina, ECU is fairly cheap.

    Did enjoy being here

    The atmosphere is amazing here. I believe the school spirit at ECU is one of the tops in the state. EVERYBODY is a Pirate at East Carolina. And there's always something to do and fun to enjoy.

    Did learn a lot

    I attended as an Engineering student. The classes actually taught me a lot and gave me many real world scenarios. I gave 4 out of 5 stars because for a few of the classes, unfortunately (or fortunately), it is possible to get away with not doing much work and getting a decent grade.

  • 07/17/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 out of 5 people found this review useful. 17 of 211

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    East Carolina University is great for any type of student. Its diversity is so vast that you will always find other students with interests similar to your own. No matter who you are or where you come from, we will all welcome you with open arms! However, with East Carolina known for putting academics above all, it would be amazing for any students who are serious about their future successes.

    Tips for prospective students

    For prospective students my advice is to be responsible for yourself actions. Although East Carolina University is filled with things to do, you must learn to separate fun from when it is time to get work done. Try not to get caught up in the wonderful activities so that you can stay focused on your grades. Also, always walk in groups at night to avoid issues of crime.

    Bang for the buck

    Although this is a time of great struggle for our economy, you will not find a better place to receive a proper education. Here at East Carolina University, they do not give you just enough knowledge to get a job, but rather to create them. Your money will be well spent.

    Am enjoying being here

    East Carolina University should win an award for being the friendliest campus on the land! You will be surrounded by positive energy and love. And if you don't like sports, you will by the time you go to your very first football game! Your ears will be drowned with purple and gold chants as we all come together for the greater cause; to win! With this beautiful campus filled with over 28,000 students you will find yourself closer to everyone than you'd expect.

    Am learning a lot

    East Carolina University is very heavy on the academics. The professors here are kind and really wants you to succeed. They allow students to come to their office hours anytime you are struggling, and would even offer to stay after! If that doesn't help, East Carolina University has eager tutors yearning to aid you in the infamous Joyner Library. Learning here is synonymous with the time that you put in your studies. You can do it!

  • 09/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 out of 5 people found this review useful. 18 of 211

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are buttons all around campus to press if you feel endangered. The campus is in a good area where there is little to no crime and you should feel safe.

    Greek Life

    A lot of people end up rushing and they love it. The sororities and fraternities here are all very prestigious and the majority of people join them. They have amazing parties and always throw charity events.

    Clubs and Activities

    If you know you want to join a sorority/fraternity or that you want to play sports, this is your school. Being in a fraternity is very common and all of them are prestigious. There are many club sports to choose from so if you don't want to play for the actual team, try club sports or intramural sports!

    Great for these types of students

    If you like big schools with a small feel, come to ECU! The campus is small and all of the buildings are close together, but there's close to 30,000 students!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Joyner library has a row of columns that when people walk between, it makes music. During the busier parts of the day, you'll hear a symphony. There's also a clock and at midnight a jester comes out and it is probably the scariest thing you'll ever see.

    What to do for fun

    Pirate football is an important part of ECU life. Attending the games are crucial. This school has amazing spirit and seeing everyone in all purple is a beautiful sight. Go to the tailgates! There are always things going on like block parties, and carnivals with free food. The gym is open long hours and going there will help you feel productive and relieve stress. During the week, Downtown is the place to go. There are a bunch of clubs near each other to enjoy. On the quad, you'll always catch people playing sports. hanging in a hammock, or just straight chillin'.

    Food and Dining

    There are plenty of places to eat! From the dining hall which is all-you-can-eat, to Subway, to Chick-Fil-A, Starbucks, Einstein Bagels and plenty of other close proximity off campus restaurants, you will never go hungry.

    Dorm Life

    When first moving into dorms, make sure to talk to your neighbors! That's the easiest way to make friends because everyone is in the same situation as you as freshman, and they're probably just as nervous as you are. Prepare to enjoy all your freedom but don't enjoy it too much!

    Academic Rigor

    A lot of the classes require a lot of attention. I have homework almost every night, but you have plenty of time to complete it all. Make sure to challenge yourself when choosing classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved! In order to get a full feel of college life you will need to involve yourself in anything. A sport, a fraternity, a club, anything! They are easy way to make friends and to contribute to the college community.

    In three sentences

    East Carolina has a beautiful campus. There is so much to do and plenty of time to do it. The community is extremely close and there is always something fun going on.

  • 12/15/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 19 of 211

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    ECU is famous for it's diversity. If you like meeting new people from many countries and all walks of life East Carolina is the school for you. If one is looking to progress academically from High School, ECU is great.

    Tips for prospective students

    With so many things to do on campus, focusing on academics is tricky for some. Having priorities is the most important tip. While the movies on the weekend are great, it should not interfere with studying. Professors and faculty are willing to help you... are you willing to be helped? Another thing is to not procrastinate, which is a problem across all campuses. Don't ever leave things for the last minute!

    Bang for the buck

    Of all the North Carolina colleges and universities, ECU is the least expensive. With that being said, the quality of education is excellent. Professors are accessible, tutoring is free, the campus is absolutely beautiful, financial aid is great, and the opportunities to get involved in any organization are limitless. For my money, I am getting what I wished for and then some!

    Am enjoying being here

    ECU offers many opportunities to be involved and have fun. There are hundreds of clubs to chose from, and starting a club is also very easy. There are many free events that happen weekly on campus such as movies, concerts, and fairs. Departments also host their own events open to the public. ECU has free movie rentals, a bowling alley as well as the gym for people to take advantage from. The town of Greenville has a mall and many other shopping centers that a college student will enjoy.

    Am learning a lot

    At ECU, there is no excuse not to learn. There are so many wonderful courses to take, and qualified professors to chose from. So far in my college career at ECU, I am not only being taught classes that pertain to my major, but courses that help me become well rounded. If you are open to learning, you will achieve a greater depth in any course you take than you ever expected.

  • 02/06/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 20 of 211

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for students who love to party, but are able to moderate. If you are easily convinced to procrastinate I suggest going to WCU the sister school where there isn't anything in the town to distract you. :P

    Tips for prospective students

    My main advice is make sure you're going to class and stay on task with school work. It is definitely easy to fall behind with the clubs just a bus ride away.

    Bang for the buck

    I believe ECU as far as academics go is definitely worth the money, if you live on campus the meal plans are a little ridiculous for what you're getting.

    Am enjoying being here

    I definitely like the school, but the people here can be a little stuck up at times. I will be at a bus stop and try to casually make conversation, but most people will not carry on a conversation with you and you're left there looking stupid.

    Am learning a lot

    High school teachers try to say that your college professors will not care about your grades, but at ECU if you're putting in your best effort and your professor sees that they are all willing to help.

  • 05/22/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 21 of 211

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    If you are looking to be a nurse or a teacher, East Carolina is the school for you!!!

    Tips for prospective students

    Enjoy being a Pirate!!!

    Bang for the buck

    The expenses are very high but, it's all worth it. You will get a great education.

    Am enjoying being here

    The students here at ECU have a lot of school spirit, especially during football season.

    Am learning a lot

    The classes are very interesting as well as challenging.

  • 01/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 22 of 211

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    ECU is very safe there is always cops on duty safety cameras and safety emergency polls around every corner. There are hot lines to call. Also they give free safety lessons and at the beginning of each semester there are mandatory safety meetings in the dorms.

    Greek Life

    The Greeks are always doing something on campus from benefit concerts to step shows or throwing parties. They also do lots of community service and help raise money to benefit cause like cancer

    Clubs and Activities

    There are endless clubs a club for everyone dance football sports academics and if you don't see a club for you there is always the option of starting your own.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Yelling Purple and Gold is a huge ECU tradition. At anytime someone will yell purple and your immediate response is to scream gold.

    What to do for fun

    There are lots if recreational activities and clubs to join for fun. There is always something going on in the gym and starting Wednesday night til Sunday down town is always lively with dinning and clubbing. Also there are always a movie playing in the theater or you could get up with some friends for a few rounds of bowling.

    Food and Dining

    Chilli's is the best on campus delicious food. Our dinning hall is not bad at all very satisfying and always tons of options to choose from because of it's buffet style setting.

    Dorm Life

    East Carolina has some of the greatest dorms ever! The RA are really there to help and make your experience better. It really is like having a family away from home. For the most part the bathrooms stay clean thanks to the staff and curtsy of clean dorm mates.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes can be hard but getting good grades are easy if you go to all classes attend tutoring sessions or study sessions.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always attend class. If you need help don't be afraid to ask for additional help the teachers are there to help further your knowledge. Remember to balance and use your time wisely. Learn now, and have fun later.

    In three sentences

    East Carolina is a very great school where they care about their students education and well being. There are unlimited options for education fields . If you ever need help there is always someone at your service.

  • 11/29/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 23 of 211

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    Great for these types of students

    Keep your head up and in the books. The rest will become natural...Enjoy it all while doing it or you will regret it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't come looking for a babysitter or your mom... You are on your own. It is up to you to do everything on your own... You do have people that is here to guide you. But college will be your starting point for growing up. If you have never had to do things on your own or make decisions on your own, then prepare yourself. But it is not hard if you have your head on straightt.

    Bang for the buck

    So many things to see, to do, to go and realize that I have plenty of time to do it all in over the next four years. This is a place worth your money.

    Am enjoying being here

    College life is Great. I have made so many new friends. The people you meet treat you as if you have been their friend forever. I have been here for 4 months and still feel like I haven't seen everything or been everywhere. And everything is within your reach. Shopping on one side, food on another, the happenings on another and the hospital right here if you need it. Hopefully you won't but everything is right here near school.

    Am learning a lot

    The teachers here are doing what they suspose to do, teach. It's up to you to do the rest. Wake up, it's not elementary school no more. You have to work for this, they will not hold your hand. You have so many things to help you here, you just have to be willing to find them and use them.

  • 02/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 1 person found this inaccurate. 24 of 211

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    i heard from a student my first year at ecu, that if you walk under the arches of this small gazebo-like shelter that you won't graduate in time.

    What to do for fun

    ecu holds many school events including barefoot at the mall and the polar bear plunge. also, football games are amazing and there are a number of concerts on campus by some of the most popular people and bands in music.

    Food and Dining

    the dining available at ecu includes a chili's, a chick-fil-a, and 2 dining centers.

    Dorm Life

    i never lived on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    most of the teachers are extremely helpful. they offer numerous chances to improve grades and the tutoring center is always available.

    In three sentences

    ecu is a great school and all of it's students are full of school spirit. one of my favorite things about the school is the students transit service. also, the campus is set up nicely and the buildings are easy to find.

  • 03/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 25 of 211

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    Campus Safety

    safety is great on campus. the town of greenville does have a bit of crime but almost all is off campus and in situations late at night in the rough areas of town.

    Greek Life

    i am not involved but there is a greek life.

    Clubs and Activities

    specifically our relay for life team is great. we were one of the top schools for raising money for cancer awareness and thousands of people participate in the all night event each year. it is a lot of fun. there is also a large amount of clubs thorough the gym where you can go on camping and water rafting trips etc...

    Great for these types of students

    if you are independent, driven, social, and curious i think ecu is great for anyone with these qualities.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    one unusual spot is the four columns which lead to the joyner library. the person who donated money to build it put in a sensory reader that creates different wind chime like tones when you walk through it. it is something i have never seen at any other place and it always makes for a memorable moment in the day.

    Bang for the buck

    having the access to our library is the biggest and greatest privilege for me. i make a routine of going to the art section and finding out about another artist, their life and work almost daily. it has led me on so much discovery of other subjects, and other literature which have all added to my life. so many ideas, and discoveries are inspired by reading as many books as possible. the staff at the libraries and the amount of books and resources we have really gives you no limit to what knowledge you can achieve.

    What to do for fun

    there is so much to do. i especially like going to the gym and go for runs and swims with a few of my friends at a time. also, the middle of our campus called the mall is a beautiful green. when the weather is great it is fun to go play frisbee or lie out a blanket and read. there is also many art galleries downtown which i love to check out and local restaurants. it is the perfect college town.

    Food and Dining

    the dinning halls here are great, healthy food is always available, and the staff is lovely. one woman particularly for breakfast makes my morning, and you can find any food you like on campus. it really is great and the meal plans make life a lot easier.

    Dorm Life

    i particularly love my dorm this semester. i have my own room and it is in the perfect location. i also like living around a lot of other people, and i think it is a good way to meet people and experience the dorm life, which you will not have after college.

    Academic Rigor

    depending on your professor, there are difficult and more challenging courses. i try and take from a class as much as i can and focus on points of interest that will apply to me and my life. my advise is to introduce yourself to professors and ask genuine questions you think they could teach you about which will benefit you, your knowledge and future.

    Tips for prospective students

    make the library your second home. take advantage of the shows and performances, and make new friends!

    In three sentences

    the professors are extremely qualified. the campus is beautiful and creates community. i have grown mentally, spiritually and physically since my time at ecu.

  • 10/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 26 of 211

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    Campus Safety

    Safety is a top priority at ECU. We have our own campus police that continuously patrol campus as well as these intercom systems placed around campus. If you push a button on one of them it sends a call directly to a police officer and you can talk to them. If you're running there's also these blue lights on the top so you can push one and you'll always be able to see the next one to run to so that the police can track where they are and find you. ECU also has tons of programs on campus safety.

    Greek Life

    There are a ton of different fraternities and sororities at ECU. Most of them are social which means their purpose is to help their members with networking and interacting in a social environment. The other types are professional, service, and academic/honors. Professional fraternities focus on goals for a specific career path. Service fraternities focus on community service. Academic/Honors fraternities strive for academic excellence and will usually have a much higher GPA requirement than the other fraternities. With all of these choices there's something for everyone that wants to participate in Greek Life.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are over 350 registered clubs on campus. Pretty much whatever you're interested in they'll have a club for. If they don't then you can start your own club!

    Great for these types of students

    ECU is great for people going into the medical field, such as nursing, education, or anything in the arts. I know people in all kinds of majors however and they have been very successful.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    One tradition is to never walk under the cupola on central campus. There's a superstition that if you walk under it you won't graduate on time. There's also this one walkway outside of Joyner Library that plays music as you walk on it.

    Bang for the buck

    ECU is pretty typical in terms of costs compared to other North Carolina schools. It's definitely a lot cheaper if you can get in-state tuition.

    What to do for fun

    There's a lot of really fun things to do on campus. The movie theatre on campus is free to students as well as up to two guests. For a small fee you can also play pool or go bowling. The Student Recreation Center has a huge gym, an indoor running track, an indoor and an outdoor pool, five racquetball courts, and a climbing wall. The North Recreational Complex has a disc golf course, a boat house, trails, and an Odyssey course. There are also several volleyball courts on campus. There's also a ton of clubs you can join and you can also get involved in Greek life. Of course there are always a ton of people for you to relax and hang out with. Going to football games is probably one of the most fun things to do here though. ECU has probably the most school spirit out of any school in North Carolina so the games are insane!

    Food and Dining

    There are many places to eat on campus. ECU has two dining halls, two Chick fil As, two Subways, three burger places, Chili's, a sandwich shop, a Tex-Mex place, two pizza places, a bagel shop, a juice bar, three coffee shops, and two convenience stores. The meal plans range from 9 meals to 19 meals a week. You can use a meal to buy meals at the dining halls or what are called Pirate Meals from other food locations. When you're buying anything else a meal will give you a certain amount of money to spend depending on the meal period. The rest of the cost can be paid with pirate bucks which also come with your meal plan and are like tax-free cash. ECU also has commuter meal plans and you can add pirate bucks onto your card at anytime. Unfortunately, like most college dining halls, even with all of the dining choices you will probably get tired of the dining halls after a while. I also think they could be healthier.

    Dorm Life

    It is highly recommended that you live in a dorm your freshman year. Living on campus really immerses you into life at ECU. There are many different kinds of dorms but the most broad categories would be hall style and suites. Hall style dorms make up the majority of dorms at ECU where an entire hall shares one community bathroom. These dorms are nice though because you get to interact with people in your hall more. Then there's suites which share a bathroom with 3, 2, or just your room depending on the dorm. The benefit of these dorms is that the bathroom is right there and you don't have to share it with so many people, though you are more isolated from other people in your dorm. ECU also offers two women's only dorms; the rest are co-ed. Living in the dorms is a great way to get to know ECU's campus as well as building relationships with the people around you. It also comes with free laundry so that's a huge plus.

    Academic Rigor

    It is very challenging depending on the classes you take. I came from a rigorous high school and I still was surprised at just how much work ECU really is. It is definitely manageable though. There is also the Honors College for students who did exceptionally well in high school.

    Tips for prospective students

    My advice is to not come to this school thinking it's going to be an easy ride. The reason we have such a low retention rate is because of people coming in with that mindset and then finding out that it's actually really challenging. It is true that some majors are easier than others but even the most basic introductory classes here are sometimes very challenging. If you come here willing to work hard and stay organized you should have no problems though.

    In three sentences

    East Carolina University is not the party school people make it out to be. Every school is a party school if you want it to be; it's what you make of it. It is very challenging but still a lot of fun and everyone has so much school spirit here!

  • 12/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 27 of 211

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    Campus Safety

    ECU is set up with an on campus security center and the campus police are always visible. Like anywhere walk in pairs. That's the wisest.

    Greek Life

    ECU has a very active Greek Life community. They do a lot of community service and many are the Orientation Assistants and volunteers you meet when you come to campus visits

    Clubs and Activities

    Student Government Association and Greek Life.

    Great for these types of students

    ECU is great for students who are looking for a large University feel in a community environment. And for those who are serious about success.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Halloween weekend can be a bit crazy. Stay focused.

    Bang for the buck

    ECU is very affordable for in-state students. The college provides laundry facilities at no additional cost for the machine use and the dorms come with microwave and fridge combo. Sweet.

    What to do for fun

    There are lots of events that take place on campus. There's a bowling alley, movie theater (not the recent box hit but close enough), there are local events, plays, and of course lots of sports. Football season is the greatest. Homecoming weekend is live. And no doubt there is a party to attend --only after you get your studying done.

    Food and Dining

    There are dining halls in three locations on campus, and we can use Pirate bucks to eat at normal restaurants like Chili's and Chik-fil-a. You get plenty of food in the dining halls --but some times you want a break from the menu.

    Dorm Life

    Learning Communities are nice. They provide you the opportunity to live with the same people you learn with. Who have the same classes, same final schedule. Each dorm has its unique pride. Some are smaller than others, but there's always the shared lobby.

    Academic Rigor

    The Engineering curriculum is very stimulating. The subject matter is challenging but the Engineering Learning Community is a great place to share wits with other peers in the program.

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit the campus, meet with an advisor and finish your last year of high school strong.

    In three sentences

    East Carolina provides an excellent and stimulation learning environment. The size of the campus makes it small enough to provide an intimate connection between faculty and students, while its large enough to explore social and recreational activities - always something to do. East Carolina is a top notch school often underrated as a party school my experience has been that ECU provides the conveniences to help any college student who wants success to achieve success.

  • 05/14/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 28 of 211

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    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early and apply for everything, you may not think that you will get into everything you apply to but you may be surprised! Applying early to .the college also gives you a better chance of getting accepted and getting more scholarship money before it is all gone!

    Bang for the buck

    The in-state tuition for ECU is great and the quality of teaching you get for your money is worth the education you receive!

    Will enjoy being here

    There are a lot of different activities and clubs that you can participate in! The campus even has a really nice rec center that you can exercise, swim, or just around in.The students are really friendly and the campus offers all sorts of college activities that involve everyone!

    Will learn a lot

    The teachers are really great and work with the students when they need help. The college also offers a really wide variety of majors and offers a lot of learning opportunities both on and off campus.

  • 01/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 5 people found this review useful. 29 of 211

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    Campus Safety

    eh...

    Greek Life

    amazing!!!

    Clubs and Activities

    great!

    Great for these types of students

    outgoing!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    not really any unusual.

    What to do for fun

    not much.

    Tips for prospective students

    study hard! don't let the parties get the best of you!

    In three sentences

    i love it! so much student life and excitement. my professors are amazing!

  • 08/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 30 of 211

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    They are always puttng out warnings aand willing to hhelp people get to their cars etc, however, several students just got shot in the downtown Greenville area and then there is always the infamous Umbrella incident.

    Clubs and Activities

    Sculpture Guild rocks!

    Bang for the buck

    I've jusince I a just lost all my financial aid due to the fact that as an older student I am over -educated! ECU is an excellent value for your money, but they will accept you as a transfer student and not tell you the fact that they will transfer anything and everything you have done academically in 31 years and then take away your financial adi an dcharge your 50% more. Watch out for the 150% rule...its a killer!

    What to do for fun

    I am looking forward to both the Halloween Iron Pour and the Spring Iron pour that is held at ECU annually for local area artists, students and educators.

    Food and Dining

    Lemongrass is an awesome Thai restaurant! Try the Chicken Panaang and their Thai Iced Tea!

    Dorm Life

    I have never lived in the dorms, so I cannot review what I do not know.

    Academic Rigor

    Studying for two Bachelor's simultaneously keeps me very busy! The classwork is rigorous but the instructors are always there for you in my experience. Do the work you will get the grade! Don't dare go beyond 188 credits or you are screwed even if you are older and have had a life!

    Tips for prospective students

    Ask before you transfer! If you have attended other schools there is the 150% rule where they take away your financial aid and charge you 50% more because you dare to have an education.

    In three sentences

    ECU is a very community and civic minded school. They offer new technologies that other schools do not. If you are an Education major they have fabulous facilities that are available for your use even after you graduate!

  • 10/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 31 of 211

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    We have a safe and secure campus with plenty of campus police. East Carolina University is a great school in a great community.

    Greek Life

    Check our website to see which organizations have houses and Greek activities scheduled.

    Clubs and Activities

    Check our website to see which clubs and activities you may wish to join.

    Great for these types of students

    ECU is great for students who plan to make studying their priority and to also enjoy some cultural and fun activities.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    It is very popular for students and alumni to attend Pirate football games.

    Bang for the buck

    ECU is located in Eastern North Carolina where the cost of living is reasonable.

    What to do for fun

    The students can enjoy the sports and cultural events on campus.

    Food and Dining

    The campus carries excellent food choices and a variety of establishments

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are set up for academic success and social interactions also. It is easy to meet new friends and establish study groups.

    Academic Rigor

    You will know that you are receiving a top education.

    Tips for prospective students

    Meet with your academic advisor early for help with mapping out strategies for success.

    In three sentences

    ECU is a great school. It is student-centered. There are many academic supports in place.

  • 03/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 32 of 211

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    Campus Safety

    Sometimes we hear about stuff happening on or around campus, but not too often. Unless they're keeping it from us haha.

    Greek Life

    Wouldn't know about it.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are plenty clubs for every type of person, plenty of intramural sports, places to tutor kids, just plenty.

    Great for these types of students

    Kids that love to party, apparently we're a party school, but what school isn't right? Those kids I see a lot.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have polar bear plunge in the middle of the winter. We jump in groups at a time, in the outdoor pool, at night! It's a good time though. There's this bell dome like thing in the middle of campus called the Cupola, and they say if you walk under there you'll have a horrible semester.

    Bang for the buck

    Meaning tuition and stuff? I mean, it's petty cool here haha, but super expensive, which is why I'm trying to get scholarships, so I can stay here next semester.

    What to do for fun

    Sometimes I hang out with my pals in the dorm, or I take walks on the really nice days. Go out to the rec center, or a friend's apartment. Going to the numerous computer labs to fool around is also a good time. There's plenty.

    Food and Dining

    The food is usually at a decent quality, and I complain often. I did hear that we have it better than a lot of other schools though, so I went ahead and gave it four stars.

    Dorm Life

    Haha, I'm the Residence Hall Association/Government and we're supposed to say RESIDENCE HALL, to make it sound more like home. Some of them are nicer than others, but they're all pretty alright. The people are better than the dorms in my case. My roommate on the other hand, whole different situation but hey, that kind of stuff happens.

    Academic Rigor

    I'm getting much better, I used to procrastinate a lot which is why it's the first advice I ever give.

    Tips for prospective students

    Never procrastinate, your first year will be so much better. Try to participate in all that you can, going to events, and maybe join a club or two. It is what you make it, so try new things, and have fun.

    In three sentences

    East Carolina is full of resources to do your best. Like every school, there are some great professors, and some crap professors. There is tons of school spirit, almost to a sickening degree.

  • 07/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 33 of 211

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    We have ECU police and greenville police always on guard. We also have ECU alert that tells us if any crime is currently happening.

    Greek Life

    Not the most fraternities and soroities, but they exist and they are noticeable on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    Plenty of them for anything that you are interested in.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for sociable and smart students. If you like to have a social life, this is the school to go to.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Polar bear plunge. Every year in the winter, students jump into a cold pool and receive a polar bear plunge t shirt.

    Bang for the buck

    Cheapest univeristy in the state, so I do not regret.

    What to do for fun

    Bowling, movie theatre, downtown, musicals, symphonies, clubs, recreation center, sports, etc.

    Food and Dining

    There are two cafeterias with great food and they are buffet style. You can also get to-go boxes if you are busy. There are also two subways, chick fil a, burger places, and more. You will never go hungry and there is a lot of variety.

    Dorm Life

    Rooms are nice and people are sociable. If you can not get along with your roommate you can always move! Plenty of people and personalities to get along with.

    Academic Rigor

    As long as you know how to study, you will be fine. Time management is key and if you are having trouble with any subject, there are tutors available that want to help you the best that they can. Also professors have office hours that are held just for you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Bring an umbrella! Figure out how to study and enjoy yourself.

    In three sentences

    East Carolina University is a school for students that want to have a lot of fun and enjoy a great social atmosphere. Not only is football season the best time of the year for everyone to unite as pirates, but it is also a place where students receive a fantastic education from brilliant professors. This is a great school and I can't see myself going to another school.

  • 11/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 34 of 211

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I think our Campus Safety tries to keep up safe as much as they can, its a shame that there are safety issues anywhere but here at ECU they pride themselves on our safety.

    Greek Life

    What ever Greek Life you want its here at ECU. Just come look around and join. Thats the first step Join

    Clubs and Activities

    intramural sports (Soccer) Spanish club Student Ambassadors Boys and Girls club Pirate \Palooza Homecoming Each Department has there own club.

    Great for these types of students

    Outgoing or introverts that want to be out going, Sports and people who want to use their brain to solve the words problems. ECU means Everyone Can United

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    My favorite location on Campus is the water fall in the center of campus, its quiet and i can reflect on my day. Traditions is our Football spirit and how much ECU shows Pirate Pride.... Pirate Paloosa

    Bang for the buck

    East Carolina is a awesome school with a promise to graduate students like myself who have worked so hard to achieve this dream of a college degree. My life has been a struggle I have had to battle with depression, being bullied and my mother has a terminal illness who is fighting to just see me walk across that stage. I have a dream to help others who may be going thru something in their lives that they can't talk to a parent or family member about, I want to use my major (Psych) to be there for them to help them to overcome. I am a survivor and I have a dream that I hope this scholarship will help me achieve. Thanks you.

    What to do for fun

    Football Football that is the spirit of ECU, but not only Football but ECU has other great sports to be a part of. The Drama dept is great I was able to see several plays and it was a nice change. My personal favorite is the intramural sports I play soccer and love when its game time. Greenville also has alot of places to eat of campus and shopping for ECU colors is on every counter. The Campus itself is beautiful I love going to the library and sitting outside just enjoying the tree lined streets. The building are nice and spacious.

    Food and Dining

    There is plenty of food just look around from the dining halls who have a variety of foods, to the many fast food restaurants. I would say make sure you have plenty of pirate bucks I did go through mine fast, but finally I learned to balance it out. I ate more at Todd Dining hall because it was closet to my Dorm and classes.

    Dorm Life

    I loved my Freshman year in Jones Hall I meet my best friends there, Dorm life isn't for everyone but I would suggest that you at least stay in a Dorm the freshman year, having other students that are going through the same thing is so helpful.

    Academic Rigor

    Academic Rigor is not for the faint of heart, I will be honest you need to be determined to achieve and that does mean study go to class, take notes and use the tutor sessions that is always available. Finals are hard and at times you think you would make it but study stay focused and this will be a wonderful dream.

    Tips for prospective students

    As a Junior I have been privileged to witness the greatest football games school spirit that this area has ever seen, I would a prospective student encourage you to get involved there are so many opportunities that ECU offers from Student Council, working with the boys and girls club amongst so may other . Study and take advantage of the great professors who walk the halls of East Carolina.

    In three sentences

    I am a Junior in my first semester at East Carolina and this has been the college that I knew I would attend, I have been blessed to have some of the greatest most compassionate teachers. I have meet alot of great people, the school is the cornerstone to future Teachers, Doctors and Nurses and I can hope, no I know I will be among the elite that graduate from ECU. The school is full of spirit and the professors have been so caring and they will go the extra mile for a student who is serious about his or her education.

  • 05/14/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 35 of 211

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    Great for these types of students

    anyone who likes the city life but wants to be in a small-town like community.

    Tips for prospective students

    study up for the math placement exam! you can get out of a lot of math if you know your stuff!

    Will enjoy being here

    Beautiful campus! Everyone is very friendly!

  • 06/09/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    If you want to be a Marching Pirate woot woot. They also have a wonderful nursing program.

    Bang for the buck

    Cheapest school I applied to

    Am enjoying being here

    Without a doubt the best part if the sporting events.

    Academic Rigor

    I live in Greenville and have quite a few friends that go to ECU. They ALL love it:)

  • 06/11/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    By getting involved you will make a lot of friends. I suggest living on campus at least your first year. This allows you to go through the transition from being at home to being away with others doing the same. Residence halls provide multiple programs and opportunities to make your life at ECU as best as it can be!

    Am enjoying being here

    I have made many great friends through the different things I have been involved with. I have loved the atmosphere and don't want to leave in May.

  • 06/15/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Great for students seeking quality higher education with a campus full of friendly people and activities.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take mouning classes, and get your studing in early so you can do whatever later; the wake up will be worth it. It is important to challenge yourself at ECU and not settle for average. Explore the weekend nightlife whether it be downtown or frat parties; or both. This is where you can get to know different groups of people, along with going to your dorm events. Also get involved in Intramural sports, there is something for everyone.

    Bang for the buck

    It is tough to pay out of state so make sure you apply for a lot of scholarships early and get as much aid as you can.

    Am enjoying being here

    Living in Gvegas definitely has its perks. There is lots to on and off campus. The library and Rec center are very nice, and there are often pool party occurring in the student apartments.

    Am learning a lot

    In my first year at ECU I definitely learned ten times more than I initially thought I was going to learn. The professors are very qualified and very diverse.

  • 06/29/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Great for these types of students

    They offer so many different majors here, so even if you're undecided, you know you will have many options to choose from. They seem to be most popular with areas such as business, education, medical areas such as nursing and soon will be dentistry.

    Bang for the buck

    Okay, out-of-state tuition is vicious! I sure hope it will be worth it in the end. Schools in my state just couldn't beat ECU, so I felt like it would only be best to come here. With as much as ECU offers, I really do believe it will be worth the bang for the buck.

    Will enjoy being here

    The campus is absolutely gorgeous! It's a good size and it's loaded with stuff to do. I have never seen a better rec center, the library looks great, and there are hundreds of clubs and organizations to join. Plus, by living in the dorms you will meet lots of people to go do stuff with. You should pretty much always have something to do.

    Will learn a lot

    This is a huge school, therefore, it has a whole lot of teachers to get the job done. I've looked up my future professors on that teacher rating site and they all have amazing reviews. When I visited all of the faculty was extremely kind and helpful. Basically, if you put effort into your classes you will learn a whole lot and do well.

  • 07/12/2011

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    Will enjoy being here

    Greenville loves there Pirates! Everyone is helpful and kind, can't wait to start the year!

  • 07/19/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Great for these types of students

    Everyone is soo lively

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you come prepared.

    Bang for the buck

    Very well worth your money. state of the art everything

    Will enjoy being here

    You will LOVE the enviornment

    Will learn a lot

    They have the BEST dance and Theatre program there! i love everything about this school

  • 08/23/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Get connected early on. Join clubs, get into study groups.. Just don't party too hard. It's easy to get distracted in Greenville, so make sure you keep your priorities straight.

    Bang for the buck

    With in-state tuition, I couldn't be getting a better education for the price.

    Am enjoying being here

    While ECU wasn't my first choice, I am loving it! The campus is awesome, and it's super easy to get connected on campus - if you put a little effort in.

  • 09/21/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Tips for prospective students

    you should always research, see and know everything you need to know about for your school before you attend! and hey its okay if you change your mind!

    Bang for the buck

    This price is great for instate-ers who don't want to be too far from home but don't have the money to spend on college

    Will enjoy being here

    The campus is lovely and school is always super fun!

    Will learn a lot

    I think I will learn a lot. I read the ECU has one of the best nursing programs

  • 11/15/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    For someone who will try to do well in school. If you don't study you will make Ds just a little studying will help you make an A.

    Tips for prospective students

    First of all read the course syllabus. You can earn extra points just for reading it and asking questions about it. Second, go to class. That's what you are paying for to go so why not go? Plus some classes give out assignments during that time and if you don't do them it and really harm your grade and your GPA.

    Bang for the buck

    You learn a lot if you actually go to class.

    Am enjoying being here

    From the first day and the first pirate football game you will bleed purple and gold. Even when I went to Kings Dominion one weekend a group of friends and I heard purple and automatically yelled gold.

    Am learning a lot

    I learned so much in Chemistry that I didn't even think about in high school.

  • 11/18/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Will enjoy being here

    I am super excited about attending ECU, the medical field is amazing as well as the DANCE TEAM!!! I plan on trying out! GO PIRATES!!! :D

  • 01/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Frisbee golf, gymnasium, bike trails, sports activities

    In three sentences

    East Carolina has an excellent art school filled with opportunities. One is able to experience and be a part of a proud university. Receiving an excellent education is key.

  • 01/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Dorm Life

    internet in dorms is pretty sad.

    Tips for prospective students

    don't buy at the school bookstore.

    In three sentences

    there are facilities made just for the major i need. the classes here actually teach what you need to know. i feel like i'm learning things that will help me in the future now.

  • 02/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    there are so many clubs on campus, i found it hard to chose which one i wanted to be a part of.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    there are two really interesting facts that i'd like to share. first, there's the cupola, that's in the middle of the mall, and legend says that if you walk under it you won't graduate in 4 years. second, there's this clock tower right outside of joyner library, that has things come out of its center at certain times of the day, but at the stroke of midnight a clown comes out and recites a creepy poem.

    Bang for the buck

    i love ecu and it's so affordable. it may be cheaper than other universities out there, but keep in mind we have our own med school, so that's a plus for you pre-med majors. i think our academic vigor is just as good as any other school too.

    What to do for fun

    i often go downtown because it's right next to my dorm, but there's also mendenhall student center, which is the building for clubs, watching free movies, bowling, and billiards.

    Food and Dining

    the food is pretty good, but it always depends on who's in the kitchen. but over all the food is good, and brunch is my favorite meal of the day, most of the staff is really nice too.

    Dorm Life

    dorm life is cool. you get to meet a lot of new people, but at times, your neighbors can get pretty loud while you're trying to study for a major test the next morning.

    Academic Rigor

    i think that the classes are pretty challenging, but if you make an attempt to go to class and do the assignment, then you should be fine.

    Tips for prospective students

    bring rain boots and an umbrella. as the saying goes, ecu stands for everyone carries an umbrella. it's best to stay on campus your freshmen year so you can get to know the campus better.

    In three sentences

    east carolina is a small, but i assure you that it's comfortable and right next to downtown. everyone here is really nice, with the exception of a couple professors and dorm mates. it's perfect for you if you want to don't want to walk 3o minutes to class every day.

  • 02/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    decent police are out in full force during the weekends. looking for underage drinking and people that are way to drunk. the police are there to help though and are very informative.

    Greek Life

    no comment. ;)

    Clubs and Activities

    there all sorts of clubs for people to join. you just have to look for one.

    Food and Dining

    food here is not the best, but it is enough to live off of. the dining halls have things that no one wants to eat and usually i just go for the fries and a burger. the only time food is really good and when the parental units come around.

    Dorm Life

    well if you want person space forget it. you trade that off for a social life and great friends to be around. dorm room aren't big, but they are not to small either. they have just enough room to sleep and do homework in.

    Academic Rigor

    decent not hard just have to go to class. some classes might be harder than others, but if you just pay attention, read your book, and take notes you will do fine.

    Tips for prospective students

    go to class! that is my recommendation to all new students. this is my freshman year and i have learned that going to class helps your test scores. so what if you have to wake up early for class! i know your pain and it totally stinks, but it is worth it. also, for spring semester you can schedule your classes for later times, so look forward to that.

    In three sentences

    amazing school there is no where else i could picture myself being. being here, you will have the most fun you have ever had in your life. we are known as a party school and we do party hard, but we also study hard.

  • 02/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    campus safety is great. there are multiple programs set up on campus and around campus to keep you safe. of course, you need to have common sense.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    if you ever hear someone shout purple expect to hear mutiple people shouting gold! especially around football season.

    What to do for fun

    it's a smaller town but there is a downtown that is geared for college students, a small mall, and a lake nearby. this is a big sports school too.

    Food and Dining

    not the best food in the world, especially in the dining halls. but the selection is great. if you don't want to eat at the dining hall there is chic-fil-a, einstein's bagels, pizza, mexican, hamburgers, etc. you do not lack food here.

    Dorm Life

    it's a dorm, not home. so don't expect it to be. the halls are cleaned every day. the rooms are surprisingly spacious (i actually ended up bringing more stuff from home.) it can be loud at times but most of the time it's ok. you have internet, cable tv, fridge/microwave, air and heat. and if you live on campus you're required to have a meal plan.

    Academic Rigor

    school is work. some classes will be easier than others but chemistry and biology doesn't come by just showing up to class. you have to study.

    Tips for prospective students

    go to class, and do your homework. good grades don't magically come out of the air. you need to do the work.

    In three sentences

    ecu is a wonderful college. as with any college, it is what you make of it, so ecu being a party school isn't true. this is a place where you will learn if you apply yourself.

  • 03/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    safety is a priority. there are many blue safety boxes. there are campus police always on duty. you never have to walk in the dark alone if you don't want to.

    Clubs and Activities

    multiple.

    Great for these types of students

    this school and campus is great for the sport oriented student. being a pirate is a big deal here. it is a division i school and there is much pride in the athletics.

    Bang for the buck

    the tuition is reasonable when comparing to other state schools. the on campus activities are great for the price you pay. i feel it's a great bang for the buck.

    What to do for fun

    there are many clubs to join. the rec center is phenomenal! there is indoor and outdoor swimming, jogging track, workout center, movie theater and bowling. the green on the center of campus is a great place to just toss down a blanket and relax or read a book. there is always something to do!

    Food and Dining

    the food is good. i would rate it a 3.5/5. the hours at the dining halls are adequate.

    Dorm Life

    i am not thrilled with the dorm situation. i find people a bit clicky and the rooms could be nicer. there are no sinks in the rooms. the r.a.'s seem to be in that role for the financial perks only.

    Academic Rigor

    depending on the level of class it can be challenging. the teachers are helpful and supportive, however. if you study, you will do very well.

    Tips for prospective students

    get involved because it is a large campus. there are many interests and sports is a big deal.... attend the games because it gets you very motivated!

    In three sentences

    the campus and weather is absolutely beautiful. the teachers are very helpful. the atmosphere can be described as a bit party-like.

  • 03/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    there's downtown, shopping, eating, and football!

    Tips for prospective students

    practice time management!! i promise you will need it!

    In three sentences

    this school offers a lot to their students! ecu offers a wonderful atmosphere for those seeking to feel a part of a tight-knit community. also, ecu is able to meet all needs of every kind of student!

  • 03/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    It is great for students who love to work hard and also have fun.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Some traditions at ECU are our football games and tailgating beforehand.

    What to do for fun

    I choose to play volleyball, go to the rec center, bowling, watch a movie or join a club/event.

    Food and Dining

    Campus food is not the best, however I always look forward to the fresh baked cookies.

    Dorm Life

    I signed up for a random roommate, anxious about who I would be stuck with for an entire year, but my roommate has become one of my closest friends.

    Academic Rigor

    Although some classes are not too difficult, I have found that a few have been challenging.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be afraid to get involved in activities and talk to the people you are living with.

    In three sentences

    East Carolina is a very warm, friendly community. Over the past few months, I have gotten a first hand look at what it is like to be a college student and ECU has made it an excellent experience for me. I love all of my professors and I have made life-long friends.

  • 03/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    With a huge gym (including indoor/outdoor swimming pool), a bowling alley, a movie theatre and many dining options, ECU is defintetly worth the money.

    What to do for fun

    ECU is known as one of the biggest party schools in NC. You can literally walk to the clubs from campus. ECU also has a drunk bus that operates nightly between student apartments and downtown (a central location to the clubs)

    Food and Dining

    With dining options from buffet style with different themes every week, ECU also offers Chili's restaurant, Sbarro's and Chic-fil-a to name a few. There is even Starbucks and Java City on campus.

    Dorm Life

    Clean and well maintained. Security installed throughout dorms to keep you safe.

    Academic Rigor

    Academically, ECU is tough and demanding. But not too tough where no one graduates. You have to concentrate and actually do your work, which is great because it sets you up for the real world where you have to work for everything.

    Tips for prospective students

    Explore your options by leaving home and coming to East Carolina University, where tomorrow starts here.

    In three sentences

    ECU is beautiful, fulfilling and explorative. In a small town with big dreams, there seems to be ample networking opportunities as medical professionals frequent this area for the expanding hospital.

  • 04/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Do not walk alone at night. If you feel as though you are in danger there are blue light telephones all over campus that call the campus police.

    Greek Life

    I am not afilliated.

    Clubs and Activities

    I am involved in the CAC club. I also went to a few fencing practices.

    Great for these types of students

    There are acivites for all types of students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a guy that wears a banana suit. The big walkway arch often seen in ECU pictures is thought to be taboo.

    Bang for the buck

    There are places on campus to print paper off for free. Take public transportation that ECU offers. Live close to the school so you can walk there.

    What to do for fun

    The beach is fairly close by so that is a fun opportunity. There are many clubs and sports. Also, travel to cities on the coast.

    Food and Dining

    I never had a meal plan here because I am a transfer student.

    Dorm Life

    I never lived in a dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    It depends on what you are studying but so far my classes have been challenging yet not too challenging. Communications 1001 is easy if you show up to class and study for tests. Make sure you study.

    Tips for prospective students

    Check where your classes are before the first day of school. If you are a freshmen or sophmore live in a dorm. Get involved.

    In three sentences

    The campus is very pretty. The professors are very helpful. There are many activites to involve yourself in.

  • 04/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    ECU has a lot to offer for students to do on campus. The Greenville area also has a lot to offer for fun.

    Food and Dining

    ECU has the best dining halls ever.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life at ECU, is great.

    Academic Rigor

    ECU's academic rigor is very demanded; however, it is totally worth it.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are wanting to succeed as a ECU college student, you need to take your studies seriously.

    In three sentences

    ECU's school of music has the best music class. ECU's school of music teaches all ranges of music. ECU's school of music has some of the best music professors.

  • 04/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There is so much to do on campus you can get involved in clubs, sports or Greek life you can even start your own organizations.Some of the dorms have parties and other festivities. Downtown night life is always a lot of fun there are man clubs that you can go to.

    Food and Dining

    Here at East Carolina we have many options for eating. I would not recommend the dinning halls because they do not offer a wide variety of foods that people like.

    Dorm Life

    Living on campus in the door freshmen year is a must. You really get the college experience living on campus. There are so many dorm activities that help you to get to know the other students in your dorm which can be very hard living off campus.

    Academic Rigor

    The coarse work at East Carolina is very demanding but with help from Pirate Tutoring and other online campus resources it can become easier.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prospective Students should start off strong. If you start off strong academically and stay focused you will be successful. Be open minded and be friendly there are so many different types of people on campus you will find people that are like you.

    In three sentences

    East Carolina is a excellent school. The academic adviser's and teachers are very helpful. East Carolina really tries to steer you in the write direction academic wise.

  • 04/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    NPHC, Panhellenic, and IFC

    Clubs and Activities

    There are over 300 students organizations on campus ranging from common interests to honor societies.

    Great for these types of students

    If you're looking for a school spirit atmosphere, this is the school for you.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Cupola-legend has it that if you walk under the cupola, that it will delay your graduation date. There are also a lot of ghost stories on campus.

    Bang for the buck

    ECU is one of the more affordable choices in the state.

    What to do for fun

    Downtown Greenville is a popular option for students looking for fun. There is almost always something going on every weekend. Football games are a big draw to students and the community alike.

    Food and Dining

    There are two dining hall: Todd and West End. There is also a Chili's too, the first sit down restaurant on campus. Starbucks, Einstein Bagels, Chick-fil-a, Subway and more are also available on campus.

    Dorm Life

    There are three neighborhoods on campus: West End, Central, and College Hill. There are even special communities within the residence halls that you can be apart of.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes aren't majorly difficult here. The difficulty actually comes when you get into your major based classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do through research before applying. Make sure you contact the prospective program you want to study to get information and tips to make your college experience worthwhile.

    In three sentences

    East Carolina's pirate atmosphere attracted me to the campus. School spirit here is nearly unmatched. The people are nice and friendly.

  • 04/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    It is very safe! There are blue lights all around campus for in case of an emergency. Also, there are lights all over campus for a feel of safety at night.

    Greek Life

    Greek life at ECU is blossoming. There are so many choices and places to fit in with that lifestyle!

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs and organizations to join. They are welcoming to everyone! Anything a student would want to be involved in, there is a club!

    Bang for the buck

    You get what you paid for! It is worth every penny to be a pirate in the whole Pirate Nation.

    What to do for fun

    Fun can be found anywhere on campus. There are free movies on campus, bowling, concerts, game rooms, the REC center for fun, and now the new REC center beach just a little ways off campus.

    Food and Dining

    The food at the dining halls are average. However, campus makes up for that by offering Chickfila, Chili's and Subway for students at most hours of the day.

    Dorm Life

    Almost all of the dorms are refurbished, so they are beautiful. Living on campus is ideal for students and it gives them a closer connection to campus utilities.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are difficult, but manageable. It takes hard work to maintain an awesome grade point average.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply now! This is the best campus for every student. Also, get involved there are hundreds of organizations on campus to become a part of.

    In three sentences

    East Carolina has the perfect balance of opportunities for study and play. The professors are willing to help, the campus is beautiful year round, and the fan support is unreal. It is the perfect place to earn a degree and feel at home with the family of Pirate Nation.

  • 04/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    always have felt safe on campus

    Bang for the buck

    very cheap compared to other colleges

    What to do for fun

    there are a lot of things to do like join a club, frat or intramural. also pool parties when the weather is nice

    Food and Dining

    food is not always great especially Friday nights but breakfast is very good, a lot of variety

    Dorm Life

    dorms are fun and great way to meet people

    Academic Rigor

    classes are difficult but going to class is the most important thing

    Tips for prospective students

    time management, plan out your days and you will get the most work done.

    In three sentences

    the weather is beautiful. there is plenty of opportunities to do anything you are interested in. the teachers are really good.

  • 05/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus is always safe! There are lots of police officers just around any time of day, as well as safety blue lights located every 200 ft.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Barefoot on the Mall every spring is tons of fun! The school hires a band or group to perform, and you can get lots of free things!

    Food and Dining

    The dining hall has a great variety of food, for all types of people. From vegetarians to meat lovers, there's always something available. And if you get tired of dining hall food, there's a Chic-Fil-A, Subway, Einstein Bros, and pasta place on campus!

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is great! You get to meet lots of new people and everyone is in the same position as you so it's not bad at all. Your RA is always willing to help. Many Dorms hold special nights once a week where the students can come to the lobby and hangout, or share stories, things like that.

    Academic Rigor

    College is meant to be hard. If you don't study, do not expect to go far. You must always be on top of stuff! However, many professors are chill, so you can always go to them for help.

  • 05/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Personally I believe any college town has its dangers. You have to be careful of your surroundings at night and where you are. You also want to make sure that you are not alone. At ECU the campus makes sure lights are on 24/7 and their are also emergency call towers located all over campus to immediately reach 911 if you are having a problem.

    Greek Life

    Personally I am not in a frat or sorority but I do know a lot of people who are. It is a great way to meet new people and get yourself involved. The main excuse for not joining is the price but at East Carolina you can actually apply for financial aid to help you pay if you really want to be a part of the Greek life.

    Clubs and Activities

    East Carolina has a great variety of different clubs and activities available for the students. These range from club sports teams to the adventure club where you can go kayaking or rock climbing, to the drama or art clubs. No matter what your interest I guarantee their is a club here that will fit anyone.

    Great for these types of students

    East Carolina is great for types of students who want to earn a great education while enjoying college to the fullest. You do need to have some self control however and need to know when it is time to study and when it is time to party.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The only unusual location on campus that I can think of is the clock tower in front of the library. At midnight on nights with a full moon people have seen a clown come out of the clock. The clock also does different things at different hours of the day. Here is a good video that shows you all four. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBUmrD0d81I

    What to do for fun

    East Carolina is known as a party school and it lived up to its name. Their is always something going on whether in the dorms or a nearby apartment complex and everyone is very friendly. Downtown Greenville is probably the main attraction for the night life as this is where all the clubs are and is packed almost every Thursday through Saturday. If clubbing isn't for you East Carolina has a student center open all night that has a bowling alley, movie theater, arcade room with pool tables, and various other lounges that allow students to interact with each other.

    Food and Dining

    The food at East Carolina is pretty good. The dining halls usually offer three to four different main courses for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and also have a buffet for sides and salads.

    Dorm Life

    Personally I lived in an apartment my first year of school and it was great. The freedom to be able to live on my own was an awesome experience. I have some friends that live in dorms though and after visiting them I kind of wish I lived in the dorms. It is probably the best way to meet new people as everyone else is in the same position as you and eager to make friends.

    Academic Rigor

    College is not supposed to be easy but it is manageable. You really have to go to class, pay attention, and apply yourself in order to learn everything as best as you can. Everyone has their strong points though and some classes are extremely easy while others can have you worrying throughout the semester. The point is to work hard and if you need help dont be afraid to ask.

    Tips for prospective students

    My main tip is to make sure you balance your academic and personal lives. Grades are very important and you have to work hard to earn them but college is also about the experience and it is good to take an earned break from school every now and again to enjoy it. My second tip is to make sure you speak with your academic adviser so that way you guys are one the same page. So far my adviser has helped me with a lot of things and I am glad that I am able to ask her about anything. My last tip is to make sure that you register for classes EARLY! Take the extra time to plan out your courses for the semester a week before registration. That way when classes open up you know exactly what classes you plan to take and you will have a better chance at getting the schedule you want.

    In three sentences

    So far East Carolina has been everything and more that I have expected. East Carolinas campus is the perfect size and the overall attitude of the student population is very positive and friendly. Not only is it a very enjoyable campus because of the people but the college is becoming more academically prestigious with majors such as nursing and business, because of the hard work and dedication put in by both the professors and students.

  • 05/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Don't walk under the cupola your first year or you won't graduate on time lol

    What to do for fun

    Go downtown and party !

    Tips for prospective students

    Get to know your professors!!! Networking is just as important as grades, sometimes it's not all about what you know, but who you know.

    In three sentences

    I enjoy being a Pirate at East Carolina University. It's not all party and no work as some might think, we actually do earn degrees! ECU is a great school with some really interesting people and professors with something to do for everyone.

  • 05/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    Todd and West always have something for everyone and always change it up so you never get tired of it.

    Dorm Life

    Everyone is friendly and you will surely make a lot of friends in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are challenging but enjoyable. Study hard but also balance your time.

  • 05/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus police is awesome, they are always there when you need them , there are blue lighted poles on campus where you can press the button to call for help if you need a ride or in trouble. If something every goes on around campus there will be an email alert sent to everyone to make sure that everyone is aware of whats going on .

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many organizations and clubs on campus to choose from if you have an specific interest and there isnt a specifc club for your interest on campus you could start that club.

    Great for these types of students

    Everyone who is willing to learn more with a BANG! Meaning learning with great people, a great environment and a great staff here at ECU .

    Bang for the buck

    ECU is worth every penny the campus is beautiful the professors, faculty, staff and the students are great. The classes, events, and environment here at ECU is Wonderful.

    What to do for fun

    There are many organizations that you may be interested in on campus, that go on many trips and do a lot of things to help the community. There are also many other recreations off campus such as bowling, ice skating , movies etc. But you are going to be so hooked on the events that are going on campus you might be too busy to go off campus.

    Food and Dining

    ECU has two cafeterias , and a great number of others places to choose from such as chick-fil a, subway chilli's etc. Great Food !

    Dorm Life

    DORM LIFE IS GREAT ! The RA are always there when you need them and if they're not then they will provide a number on their door where you can reach the nearest RA on duty .

    Academic Rigor

    Academic is the key here at ECU, library does not close until 2 am , tutoring programs everyday in the library and the professor are available whenever you need then (even if you aren't in their class anymore)

    Tips for prospective students

    Have an open mind and heart about meeting new people and exploring new things, that will and can open new doors for you in the near future.

  • 05/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Going downtown is always the weekend event. Parties are Usually planned on and off campus. Plenty of events, films, and shows are planned. Whatever you do, just stay safe!

    Food and Dining

    Food is a little above average. West End Dining Hall is usually the better cafeteria though. There is also a Starbucks and two Chick-Fil-A's on campus. Plenty of restaurants around that deliver.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is what you make it here at ECU. There are always great people to meet and hang out with. Making friends here is not hard at all. Don't stay stuck up in your room because college won't be fun that way.

    Academic Rigor

    Courses here are not impossible. However, if you plan to pass you have to do the work, show up in class, and ask for help or suggestions when the class gets a little difficult.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always have motivation for your academics. No one at ECU will merely hand you anything, but professors, staff, and peers are always there if you need help. Don't be afraid to ask for it.

    In three sentences

    East Carolina University is a school of diversity in student life and courses. ECU takes pride in their students and professors. ECU is also a great school to learn time management and balance between personal and academic lives.

  • 05/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Greek life is awesome. I'm in Chi Phi. The oldest fraternity in the U.S.A. I also am the scholship chair.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Don't walk under the gazebo or you won't graduate on time. Steps to the library make noise and the clock has something come out at random times. Students always yell purple and gold.

    What to do for fun

    I like going to the mall and throwing a frisbee or football. Free movies on campus. Cheap bowling on campus too!

    Food and Dining

    Cafeteria's on campus are awesome. Food is good. Buffett style is the best way to eat!

    Dorm Life

    Never lived in a dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    Stay on top of your studies. Work with groups to complete task. Study your material a lot.

    Tips for prospective students

    Look for scholarships! Have fun. Make sure to introduce yourself to your teachers and build relationships with them. Study rooms in Joyner library are helpful

    In three sentences

    I have had the most fun I have ever had in my life here at East Carolina University. I also have worked harder than i ever had in my life. I've learned many personal character traits that I will carry with me for the rest of my life that I have learned here at ECU.

  • 05/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There's Blue Lights located all across campus, so in case of an emergency, you are able to go to one of these locations and immediately call the Greenville and Campus police.

    What to do for fun

    Many students spend their weekends going down town, which is located right next to the West End of Campus. Also, G- Vegas commonly holds pool parties at the various apartment complexes, which always has a huge turnout. ECU also hosts events, such as polar bear plunge, where students jump into ice- cold water just to win t-shirts.

    Food and Dining

    ECU has two dining halls, I only ate in the one located on West End. They always had a great variety of foods, which didn't disappoint. There is also a Chick- fil- a and a Pirates Grill located on central campus, as well as a Chili's.

    Dorm Life

    I never lived in a dorm because I didn't like the idea of sharing a room and a bathroom.

    Academic Rigor

    I would say that the academic rigor is the same as most universities. Many classes are challenging and require you to be studious, while other classes are less stressful.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't get overwhelmed with the freedom that college brings; too many students get distracted by parties and forget that they are in Greenville to get an education.

    In three sentences

    East Carolina has a very warm and welcoming environment. There's always something going on, academic or extracurricular, which adds to the fun of the college experience. ECU is a great place to be.

  • 05/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is very important at East Carolina University. There are several blue light locations that allow you to call for help if you need help. You should always feel safe on campus because there are many different resources that help ensure your safety.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life at ECU is amazing. Attending the events that are hosted by the different Greek organizations make you feel like you are apart of them. The Greek Life on ECU's campus add to the many different events that take place and make the college life even more exciting and worthwhile.

    Clubs and Activities

    The clubs and activities on campus are very fun and eventful. There is always something to do on campus due to the active involvement of the different clubs and organizations. There is a club for almost everything at ECU so everyone has a place to get involved.

    Great for these types of students

    ECU is great for all different types of students. There is an organization that covers everything that you could imagine. ECU leaves no one out when it comes to making you feel welcome and loved.

    Bang for the buck

    East Carolina University is nothing less than incredible. This institution is well worth every penny that is charged for attendance. Going anywhere else should be out of the question because the Pirates of ECU are one big happy family!

    What to do for fun

    There are many different things to do for fun at ECU right on campus. You are able to go bowling, shoot pool, watch movies, and many different university activities. There is never a dull or boring moment on ECU's campus because there is always something going on.

    Food and Dining

    On ECU's campus, there are many different places to dine. ECU has everything from Chick-Fil-A, Chilis, Subway, or just the dining halls. You have many different options to choose from when it comes to the day's meal.

    Dorm Life

    Although dorm life is not for me personally, it is an amazing experience. Living with a diverse group of people is a life changing experience. You will have the chance to meet people from all around the world.

    Academic Rigor

    East Carolina is far from an easy school, despite the rumors. Hard work and dedication is the only way to succeed at ECU! If you aren't planning on being serious about your education, ECU is not for you. A lot of time needs to be spent studying and reviewing material from class.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are interested in furthering your education at East Carolina, it will be one of the best choices that you have ever made. If you plan to go to East Carolina to party, you are sadly mistaken. Although we are a well-known party school, class comes first.

    In three sentences

    East Carolina University is an amazing institution. Professors actually care about your success and they push you to do your absolute best. The only way to fail at this institution is simply not trying because there are several resources that encourage success on campus.

  • 06/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus is safe, but many robberies happen very close to campus and all students are notified about most incidents.

    Greek Life

    Everyone has their own opinions of ecu greek life....its okay, I guess.

    Clubs and Activities

    Our Student Activities Board does a good job making campus fun!

    What to do for fun

    In the summer/spring go to the pool, when the weathers not so nice there is a bowling alley in the student center and a rock climbing wall in the student rec.

    Food and Dining

    I have seen insects in both dining halls. Wednesdays and Saturday brunch are the best.

    Dorm Life

    Scott Hall is the only suites for freshman.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to class, study, and always check with your teachers if you are unsure about something

    In three sentences

    ECU is a very fun environment, The nightlife can suck you in but you must stay on top of your school work. The pirate tutoring center is a very good source of help.

  • 06/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    theres crime here of course...its everywhere. if your alone at night carry pepper spray if your afraid but there are always police around and police towers in which call police by hitting a button

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs available

    Great for these types of students

    All Ethnicity's

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    They say if you walk under the cupola on the mall you will not graduate on time. We have musical towers and a clown that pops our of the clock at midnight near the library. Halloween is the best holiday here!!!

    What to do for fun

    A lot of events occur on campus to suit everyone and you can also join clubs If you cant find a club that suits you, you can create your own!

    Food and Dining

    The dining halls are pretty good! The food is very diverse and cultural. The have food cultural events also the other eating spots are good we have chik-fil-a, chilis, einstien bros, starbucks, and more

    Dorm Life

    The older the dorm the bigger it is. West end has pretty large dorms. Before picking a dorm find people that will let you see theres if your big on space but you can also move at anytime.

    Academic Rigor

    Some professors are not so great use ratemyprofessor.com

    Tips for prospective students

    If you need extra help the tutoring services are not always that helpful If you need to handle something with financial aid or registrar DONT CALL go in person. Use RATEMYPROFFESOR.COM before picking a professor Register for classes in advance so you get the best teacher! If you went to a crappy high school like Anson High, things maybe hard so study hard especially if you didnt study in high school. Dont buy books on campus!!!

    In three sentences

    Teachers are not always great. Nicely diverse with lots of student activities and involvement. Not always organized

  • 06/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Emails are sent out all the time about thefts, robberies, and shootings on or near campus all the time, and it doesn't seem like much is being done to prevent it. There are emergency poles set up all over campus, but they are far apart, and campus is NOT lit well at night

    Greek Life

    I am so impressed with the Greek life at ECU. As a member of a sorority, I constantly am thrilled at how well ECU treats Greek life and how much my life has changed for the better since joining one.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Make sure to wear purple on Fridays!

    Bang for the buck

    Barefoot on the Mall is a huge concert held in the middle of campus for students. This year we had the New Boyz come, and although the act could have been better, the entire set up was amazing

    What to do for fun

    Its been a party school for like forever. I think you can figure it out...

    In three sentences

    Love my school! In love with my major, the people here, and the Greek Life. Football games are huge, and I'm so happy that I bleed purple and gold

  • 06/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Not only do we have campus safety officers walking around at night, police often drive around checking to make sure things are okay.

    Greek Life

    We have one of the best Greek Life. There are so many and easy to find the one just for you

    Clubs and Activities

    Any club you want or could want is here at ECU, and if we don't have what you are looking for creating a club isn't hard the SAB is great about helping you do that.

    Great for these types of students

    This school is good for any type of student. We have a group or club for everyone, and everyone here s welcomed.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Anytime you heard someone yell PURPLE, you should always yell GOLD back at them.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition keeps going up which everyone hates, hopefully things will get better soon.

    What to do for fun

    Well at ECU there are the clubs in downtown, and there is a party every Thursday-Sunday, but we also have the beach ECU just created by North Campus Crossing.

    Food and Dining

    The food is good, but it gets old fast.

    Dorm Life

    The RA's really try to make you dorm experience fun.

    Academic Rigor

    Even though we are known as a party school classes aren't easy especially if you are a science major.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to class even if it is optional! Don't cram for exams.

    In three sentences

    East Carolina is a great school for all fields. The school spirit there is bigger than any school you could ever go to. I wouldn't see myself at any other school and would give ECU a 9/10.

  • 06/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    East Carolina has great security on campus, any threats are taken very seriously. There is also text alerts sent to each students phones dealing with weather or crimes, and emails are sent out as well!

    What to do for fun

    There are free movies held in an auditorium every weekend, there is an on campus bowling alley, the student rec center is huge and filled with great activities and workout equipment. East Carolina's greek life is also very popular!

    Food and Dining

    Great variety of choices in the dining hall. There is also a chick-fil-a, chilies, subway, starbucks and other restaurants located on campus!

    Dorm Life

    Great dorm experience! The rooms are not too unbearably small and the bathroom are very nice and are cleaned daily. I met so many friends in the dorms and recommend at least one year of dorm life to everyone!

    Academic Rigor

    East Carolina has challenging curriculum, but if you work hard and stay prepared in class, you will find that learning can actually be fun!

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay on top of your school work. Study in advance and do not wait until the last minute to cram. Also take advantage of the library, there are multiple great resources for projects and group work that will be asked of you. Also, take advantage of the pirate tutoring and help centers around ECU if you are struggling with a class. I have found these to be very helpful and they have helped boost my grades.

    In three sentences

    East Carolina has been the perfect choice for my college experience. The class sizes and mainly small which really helps students get more one on one attention from their professors. My professors throughout my two years at ECU have been outstanding and I have learned so many new things. The town itself bleeds purple and gold, everywhere you go in Greenville there is something to remind you of East Carolina!

  • 06/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Polar Plunge is when students at ECU gather up to jump into the pool at the Rec Center filled with ice at the beginning of the spring semester. Also the purple and gold chant. One group of people screams PURPLE and the other replies GOLD.

    Bang for the buck

    Definitely worth the cost. Fauctly will give you all the help you need if you just ask. Professors are hands on.

    What to do for fun

    Free movies at the student center. Hang out with friends. Go to activities around campus. Bowling.

    Tips for prospective students

    Remember to stay focused. Its very to get caught up in the college life.

    In three sentences

    Big but not too big. Everyone is extremely friendly. There are always activities going on around campus.

  • 06/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The Campus has strict rules and safety regulations. These are designed to keep everyone safe. As long as you follow the rules and keep yourself safe there is nothing you should worry about. The University keeps the students as top priority, especially when it comes to safety.

    Greek Life

    There is a fraternity or sorority for everyone. There are different groups that have been around for years and are looking for anyone to share the experience and tradition with.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a club for anything and everything. If your interested in it, you can be a member of it. And even if there is no club at the moment any student can start a club or group for that specific activity.

    Great for these types of students

    There is no specific type of student the school adheres to. The university is great for anybody whose looking to further their education and create their own experience.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The University is very big on school spirit there are different events that are associated with sports or just the school in general and all deal with our mascot the pirate.

    Bang for the buck

    Just like many colleges the cost can be intimidating, but it is worth it. There are so many different opportunities and people to learn from some things are worth the money.

    What to do for fun

    There are so many different things to do. Whether you like physical activities such as sports, or your into music or poetry, or even just want to watch movies. There are different groups and clubs for anyone and whatever they wanna do.

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining services are really good and offer many choices and opportunities to try different cuisine and many different foods you've never experienced before. The establishment is kept very clean and organized and there's no limit to how much you can eat.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are a good place to live and stay in. There are rules and regulations to keep everyone safe. There are also lots of activities and events to get to know your neighbors and peers.

    Academic Rigor

    One can learn much from this university. It's up to the student to search for the information and opportunities but there is much to learn and a lot of people to learn from. There is probably nothing you can't learn about at this school.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be focused on your school work in courses. Have an idea of what you want to major in or pursue. Explore all the opportunities available. Be open minded and get to know peers and professors

    In three sentences

    East Carolina University is an interesting and very good school. It is a good place of learning and is more then the reputation people associate it with. It is here that I feel I can learn so much and become a very well rounded educated person.

  • 06/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Blue Lights. police EVERYWHERE at night

    Greek Life

    You an't go a day with out seeing a frat or soror in action

    Clubs and Activities

    SAB BSU there's too many to list

    Great for these types of students

    Social, anti-social, creative. black, white, purple, gold. ECU is for everyone.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    DO NOT walk under the cupola, you won't graduate on time.

    Bang for the buck

    One of the best deals you'll get, even though it's still expensive. SCHOLARSHIPS.

    What to do for fun

    Make Friends & Socialize. Join a group, there are plenty of thing to get involved in on campus.

    Food and Dining

    Orientation Food isn't what they serve us... but it's better than high School food!

    Dorm Life

    Rules are rules but you'll appreciate them in the end. NO CURFEW!

    Academic Rigor

    It all depends on your course of study and mindset.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do your homework, it WILL be the difference between a pass or fail. Make a five-year plan and stick to it as much as humanly possible. Safe Ride will be your best friend. Understand how the meal plan works or you will find yourself hungry.

    In three sentences

    East Carolina is a University FULL of pirate pride. We have a ton of majors, amazing graduate programs, and close proximity to the hospital for Health related fields. ECU is where you can truly spend the best 4 yours (or more) of your life

  • 06/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    They serve the same food almost every week.

    Dorm Life

    In the dorms, you meet a lot of people and its a fun environment.

    Academic Rigor

    Most students need to study for their classes to get an A.

    In three sentences

    East Carolina is a diverse school with many majors. Students here like to have fun but also focus on academics.

  • 06/28/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    Party!!

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure not to get swept up in all the parties

    In three sentences

    I love the campus. It's awesome.

  • 06/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Good

    Great for these types of students

    Everyone

    Bang for the buck

    Transfer students will love it just as much as incoming freshman....

    What to do for fun

    It depends

    Food and Dining

    It's good.

    Academic Rigor

    perfect!

    Tips for prospective students

    Get and stay involved.

    In three sentences

    This is a great school to attend if you are serious about life. The whole community has school spirit. I give this college a 10 as being the best in NC.

  • 06/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Great for students who like a very fast moving, open, and fun atmosphere.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I like the millions of different student organizations.

    Bang for the buck

    Out of State tuition is EXTREMELY too high.

    What to do for fun

    Greenville isn't very lively, but ECU tries to have several fun events during the week.

    Tips for prospective students

    Know what you're looking for in a school. East Carolina is big, but in prospective majors can be very small. I find it to be a good balance of the two.

    In three sentences

    East Carolina is very lively and upbeat. I like the atmosphere and how helpful the professors are in my department. I often find myself wishing that more attention was paid to my prospective major from the school itself.

  • 07/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    On campus there is a huge library. East Carolina also has a movie theater, a total gym with indoor & outdoor pools. It also has basketball volleyball and weight rooms. You will never be board.

    Food and Dining

    At East Carolina you will never be bored for any meal. They have so many restaurants and not to mention 2 mess halls that have smorgasbord. Its awesome.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is nice. I love staying on campus its close to everything. I enjoy being able to walk to everything.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes at East Carolina are challenging and interesting. You know whats expected of you from the get go and its up to you to preform and make the grade.

    Tips for prospective students

    East Carolina has the best support system for new students. Just ask a pirate anything, they are all there to help you be the best you can be.

    In three sentences

    East Carolina Has the most friendly students around. The school makes you feel so at home in so many ways. My first year there was so much easier than I could have imagined and its all due to how helpful and friendly the teachers, staff and fellow students are.

  • 07/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I never felt unsafe while on campus, they have emergency towers that will call the police quickly, and the staff do a really great job of keeping students informed by email if anything criminal happens.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life is huge on campus, and many social events throught the semesters are through and by them. These offer volunteer work, networking with your interest and they look great on a resume.

    Clubs and Activities

    Intermural sports are big if you dont want to play proffesionaly but just for fun, they offer a great way to share your interests. ECU has an awsome band, great ROTC programs, and if you cant find the club you want to join then make your own!

    Great for these types of students

    Students who are well at being independent. This college has a bad party reputation but the ones gettting thier education know how to balance. Its the best of both worlds.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    College Hill is where several popular dorm rooms are located right off campus you can always see crowds of people having fun, hanging out or headed to class. Then the library is infamous for its large cuckoo clock that lets out numerous funny sounds including a rooster crow and a clown laughing

    What to do for fun

    what not to do for fun? From Kayaking, vollyball, rock climbing, and intermural sports to several great student gyms and night life down town.

    Food and Dining

    so much variety!! They have four dining halls and an on campus chilis and chik-fil-a! Not to mention all the great places off campus but within walking distance.

    Dorm Life

    3 stars dorm rooms can be a little small.

    Academic Rigor

    its great I give it five stars

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you buy an umbrella and have it on hand regurlarly-ECU means everyone carries and Umbrella. Its also a good thing to schedule your classes right since the campus is large and spread out.

    In three sentences

    East Carolina is a large school full of oppurtunities and resources to help students achieve. The campus offers great student life, and I personally enjoyed the free tutoring. Rich atmosphere where you can never be bored and always have a new and freiendly face to meet.

  • 07/13/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus police are visible and helpful. There were a couple of incidents while I was there, but measures were immediately taken to increase security. In addition, most incidents were related to students off campus, not on.

    Greek Life

    I do not know much about the Greek life at ECU, but I know that it is thriving. Rush week is always busy!

    Clubs and Activities

    There are too many clubs and activities to count! Definitely something for everyone.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who want to work hard and play hard will enjoy this school. It is great for those who are ready for a four year university. ECU has it's own graduate and medical schools, so those who know they want to continue studying should look into that. Adults who are looking for a nontraditional option can take courses on campus or online. Everyone is welcomed warmly at ECU!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are plenty of fun things to do on campus. The mall is a great place to study. There is always a lot going on during Halloween. The pirate football games are also an important and traditional part of ECU.

    Bang for the buck

    This is a state run school. It is more expensive than a community college and less than a private school. It is an excellent academic experience because the professors are knowledgeable and helpful.

    What to do for fun

    You can mingle with the city folk at the local restaurants and pubs. You can participate in residence hall activities. You can go to the student center for movies or other events. You can go to Wright Auditorium or the student theatre for plays and concerts (these cost extra).

    Food and Dining

    There are several great dining options to choose from. You can get food that is fast and to go at the two central locations. You can find healthier sit-down meals (or take them back to your room) at the dining halls. Whatever you are looking for, you will find it.

    Dorm Life

    The dormitories and clean, safe, and fun! The resident advisors will help you with anything that you need and they are required to get everyone together at least once a month for special activities.

    Academic Rigor

    This is great state-run university. It is more difficult than a community college, but not as rigorous as a private school. If you are prepared to study and work hard, then you should do fine.

    Tips for prospective students

    There is a lot of free time. You should be prepared to balance your own homework, extracurricular activities, and social life.

    In three sentences

    East Carolina University is the best four year school on the East Coast of North Carolina!

  • 07/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    East Carolina is probably one of the top schools in the nation that is known for fun. Its location is almost on top of the downtown experience and the football games are what get the students out of bed after pulling all-nighters.

    Food and Dining

    The food is amazing! You can choose from a handful of chain restaurants like chikfila or chili's or of course the dining halls that always have a wide variety of choices from vegetarian to low calorie.

    Dorm Life

    All of the dorms are being renovated (2012) and the new designs are to die for! You have all of the options that a college could offer. You could choose the suite style dorms near the stadium or more cozy rooms near the classes.

    Academic Rigor

    All of the courses at East Carolina University are just as hard as any school. In any courses under the school of business, nursing, and any sort of engineering and science program, you will find yourself studying constantly.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always check the bus schedules before you go out because the bus routes change midday. Buy the parking pass! They are always out handing out tickets like clockwork.

    In three sentences

    This school is the perfect balance of fun and great academics! From the tailgating parties before the games all the way to the beautifully kept lawns, East Carolina has everything you need to get you through those long nights with your nose in a book!

  • 07/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Police on guard at all times of day on and around campus. There are also buttons you can press on campus and in some dorms and apartment complexes if you feel unsafe and it will call the police for help.

    Greek Life

    Lots of sororities and fraternities to join for everyone. Even a volunteer one that only costs $25.00 a month in case you are worried about the costs.

    Clubs and Activities

    Various clubs and sports to be a part of. There is an adventure club as well that takes students on hiking, rock climbing and kayaking trips. Also, sports events are incredibly popular; especially football. Everyone wears their purple and gold all across town and tailgates around every corner for the football games.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    You are not supposed to walk under the cupola in the middle of campus because it is said to be bad luck and that if you do so you will not graduate on time. Also, the ECU squirrels on campus have a mind of their own and are very popular amongst the student body, they even have their own facebook page. There is said to be a cannon that comes out of the huge grandfather clock above the Joyner library that pops out and shoots at midnight.

    What to do for fun

    There are parks, bike trails, sports events, clubs, movies in the auditorium on campus, two movie theaters, a huge gym free for students, restaurants around town, a mall and shopping boutiques, and a lot of bars and nightlife, as well.

    Food and Dining

    There are plenty of places to eat on and off campus at various price ranges. Most are acceptable for a college student's budget.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is great! You'll meet so many new people of all types because freshmen have to live on campus their first year. You will make a lot of friends and learn about a lot of activities provided on campus or in your dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    ECU is about as average as they come, overall within academic rigor standards for a 4 year bachelors degree; however, if you plan to attend honors college or get a masters you can expect a more intensive workload, of course. Also, depending on which courses you take they may be more writing intensive than others, or perhaps more mathbased within science and mathematical courses.

    Tips for prospective students

    You should maintain an average GPA or better. Keep yourself busy in school to help the time fly by and do not forget to study just as often as you do go out and have fun! You will enjoy yourself and make many lifelong friends at this university.

    In three sentences

    ECU is a great southern school to attend, with a diverse community of students, plenty of activities to do, and a lot of fun all-around. It has many clubs to offer for all GPA types and many fraternity and sorority opportunities for all. There are many great teachers and many outstanding sports teams and events to attend.

  • 07/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There is lots to do here because the school is located in one of the popular cities in NC.

    Food and Dining

    There is no way you can tell you are in college by the food. And not everyone has to eat noodles all the time to survive.

    Academic Rigor

    Tough but very much worth it.

    Tips for prospective students

    One of the best school with very good overall ratings on education.

    In three sentences

    The faculty here is very dedicated to their job. They take the time and effort to help you in any way they can. Its as if they put themselves in your shoes and remember when they attended college and the help they needed.

  • 07/19/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The speakers at my orientation put much emphasis on campus safety. It's nice to know I can have a police walk me back to my dorm if I ever feel unsafe.

    Food and Dining

    The food was okay. It's what I expected for college food though.

    Dorm Life

    I haven't had much of a glimpse of dorm life yet.

    Academic Rigor

    At orientation the speakers put much emphasis on academics.

    Tips for prospective students

    Bring your walking shoes because the campus is big.

    In three sentences

    The school is friendly. The dorms are actually decent sized. It's a big campus!

  • 07/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    When you go to ECU there are a lot of things you get for going, a huge recreational center with an indoor pool, a rock climbing wall, racket ball rooms, basketball courts, a weight lifting section, and rooms for group classes.

    What to do for fun

    There is a lot to do in Greenville, the only thing is that most college students don't have a lot of money to spare, so I just hungout with friends, read books, and played video games to have fun.

    Food and Dining

    I'm not a picky eater, so I loved the dining hall food because they gave you several options of things to eat. I lived in central campus, so we were the furthest away from the two dining halls, even so, the dining halls were only a ten minute walk if you're a slow walker. There are more places to eat on campus then just the dining halls, there is a chili's, subway, chic-a-flet, and more to eat at.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life depends, again, on the person. I personally hated the fact that I had to share bathrooms with other male students and did not get to have my own groceries. That being said, it was great because most of my classes were only a five minute walk from my dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    Academic rigor depends on the person and major. If you take college seriously then any class can be hard, unless the student has already learned the material, but even then there will be some information that is new. The only major I can personally speak for is engineering, which is a hard major because it is a science and math heavy major.

    Tips for prospective students

    The only tips I have for future students are things I failed to do my first year; first, get tutoring if you don't feel confident you'll do well in a class, second, do not take any class lightly because that's how you end up failing, and lastly, study - even if that means just lightly going through the materials so nothing on the tests will be a surprise.

    In three sentences

    ECU is a great school that tends to have bad reputation because some of the students like to party. Any college you go to is what you make it, not what others make it for themselves; meaning just because ECU is known for partying doesn't mean one cannot receive a good education.

  • 07/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    Though the food at the cafeteria gets a little old after a while because a lot of the same foods are repeated, there's plenty of other places on campus that you can eat at that serve great food, including a Chili's!

    Dorm Life

    I'm so glad that I spent my first year living in a dorm on campus. I would say the dorms at the West End are the best because you're so close to the library, rec. center, cafeteria, and student center, and classes are only about a 6-10 minute walk away.

    Academic Rigor

    Though I took a few tough courses, I surprisingly loved all of my professors first and second semester. So many of the professors at ECU are so kind and willing to help. All you have to do is make the effort to meet them during their office hours and most are more than happy to help you out. And of course college courses aren't going to be easy, but as long as you use your resources wisely such as the professors, library, and free tutoring, getting good grades is not hard at all!

    In three sentences

    ECU is an AMAZING school!! I recently finished my first year there and there's nothing I could've done to make it any better! The best thing about ECU is that everyone there LOVES it and has so much pride in the school and its sports teams.

  • 07/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Being on campus is such a safe place. They have blue lights within feet of each other to signal police there is trouble. And the officers are on gaurd on campus at all times,

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a club for just about everything you are interested in. There is something for everyone.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    At football games we have a song we sing against our rivals

    Bang for the buck

    Everything about college can be over whelming. But in the end it is all worth it. Getting a good education and enjoying yourself is possible.

    What to do for fun

    The mendenhall student center has everything you need. Also the recreation center is a great way to stay in shape.

    Food and Dining

    There are so many food options on campus. But try not to gain the freshman 15.

    Dorm Life

    Living in a dorm opens so many opportunities to meet new people and is an exciting new way to start off college.

    Academic Rigor

    Study twice as hard as you learn. If you study all along the end exam is so much easier.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study hard first, play later

    In three sentences

    The professors are very helpful with class assignments. Living on camps as a freshmen is very convenient. And the campus is absolutly beautiful.

  • 07/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Mendenhall student center is a great place to go to get involved in fun activities. Right beside that is the student recreation center and they have lots of activities also. Let's not forget about the sporting events! That's the only way to truly be a Pirate!

    Food and Dining

    There are lots of choices and locations to chose from on and near campus.

    Dorm Life

    Making friends around your location and getting involved in dorm activities are the best way to make a this fun.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't come to school thinking it's going to be easy because work actually has to be done to get where you want to go. It's okay to party but just make sure that school comes first. ECU is known as a party school but you will find partying at any school, we just embrace ours and acknowledge that it goes on. We do distinguish the difference between work and play though.

    In three sentences

    A great learning atmosphere. Very welcoming campus, students, and staff. Lots of opportunities to get involved in pretty much whatever you'd like.

  • 07/25/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    A lot of security around. They're cool though.

    Greek Life

    Many fraternities and sororities available opening up many opportunities and keeping the campus alive.

    What to do for fun

    Party, pledge, join clubs, create clubs, enjoy greenville, volunteer, hang out, help others.

    Food and Dining

    Good food, buffet food in cafeteria. Restaurants in the school. In my opinion the charge is a bit much but it can't be any less at any other schools.

    Dorm Life

    Amazing. You meet some of the coolest, nicest, people from all over. You form everlasting friendships. The dorms are not bad at all.

    Academic Rigor

    Not all fun and games. Remember you're there to get a degree.

    Tips for prospective students

    Even though it has a party school name, don't get caught up in that. It's more active than most schools but it's still a school. Stay balanced and come with determination and a mind eager to succeed.

    In three sentences

    This is a great school with a very positive atmosphere. The teachers are nice and so are the students plus it's a fun. It has a beautiful campus and is a great place to pursue your degree.

  • 07/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Safety around campus is a major priority! We have our own ECU campus police...as well as the Greenville police making sure students are safe. Police are always willing to escort you where you need to go...they're literally a phone call away. There's also emergency posts set up around campus that with the push of a button, you are connected directly with the police! It really makes you feel safe anywhere on campus!

    What to do for fun

    Football games are a big deal in Greenville. But, there's no feeling like sitting in Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium partaking in the traditions that are a part of a Pirate football game! Also, there's always a party going on...whether it be a Greek party or something is happening downtown. You will never be bored! :)

    Food and Dining

    There is a variety of what you can eat. You can sit down in the dining hall for all you can eat...or grab a snack at the student store. It all just depends on what your schedule will allow you to do. :) But, there's a ton to choose from!

    Dorm Life

    Dorm Life is a blast! Living with your best friend and meeting new people was the most exciting part for me! :) Just be aware that you are on the floor with a bunch of other people. Be considerate of others...there are other places you can be loud all hours of the night if that's what your into. :)

    Academic Rigor

    It just depends on your major. For a fact, nursing students have a rigorous course schedule planned out for them. Other majors give a bit more lee-way as far as what classes. Just know what is required, but also take what you're interested in.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you are prepared for the classes! Don't get caught up in the downtown/party life...many experience the Turkey Drop (don't come back to school after Thanksgiving Break) Know what you can and cannot do in dorms... Come prepared to have a good time and to learn! :)

    In three sentences

    ECU is academically and athletically, a FANTASTIC school! ECU is diverse in people, meaning a ton of new and different friends. ECU is a chance to recreate yourself for the next four years! :)

  • 07/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    I chose East Carolina because I didn't fit in at other schools that I visited. ECU is great for students who want to be around real, everyday people!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Barefoot on the Mall is like a huge carnival hosted for students before the final exam week. This years the New Boyz even performed! It's just a day of fun, (free!), relaxation for students.

    Bang for the buck

    I chose ECU because, as far as out of state tuition goes, it is fairly cheap.

    What to do for fun

    See what's up around campus or downtown.

    Food and Dining

    Not bad

    Dorm Life

    I lived off campus, sorry!

    Academic Rigor

    It's what you make of it, quite honestly!

    Tips for prospective students

    You need to know what you want out of your college experience. That goes for whatever school you choose, not just for ECU

    In three sentences

    I. Love. ECU.

  • 08/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Shop Hang with friends

    Food and Dining

    Diverse food

    Dorm Life

    Do not live in the dorms

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to classes

    In three sentences

    Focus Helpful Diverse

  • 08/02/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There's always a party at ECU to go have fun at. For me, I love to go to the bowling alley on campus and bowl with some of my friends. You can also play billiards on campus at the Ledonia Wright Cultural Center.

    Food and Dining

    The food in the cafe reminds me of what i use to eat at my parents house. There are great meals to eat with all the vegetables you need. The dining rooms are clean so you can enjoy your breakfast, lunch and dinner.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are above average, every dorm is provided with a microwave, refrigerator and an air conditioning unit.

    Academic Rigor

    ECU has one of the top academic programs in the state of North Carolina. The proffessors do not mind helping a student if there are questions that need to be answered.

    Tips for prospective students

    Fun is so much more fun when your work is complete. Before you decide to participate in many of the fun activities, make sure you have everything done for your classes.

    In three sentences

    East Carolina is a school that is a big family. The students take so much pride in being a pirate and show great school spirit at all athletic events. ECU is one of the best schools in the country to attend.

  • 08/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is pretty safe and has various police stations around on campus.

    Greek Life

    Everywhere you turn on campus you'll see Greek letters being worn around and off campus. It's great to see such passion for Organizations.

    Clubs and Activities

    Various clubs to suit anyone's liking. I have even heard that we have an underwater basket weaving club.

    Great for these types of students

    Studious, adventurous.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    You can usually spot random students wearing full body suits of the schools colors on almost any day.

    Bang for the buck

    You truly get your moneys worth going here.

    What to do for fun

    The campus offers various things to do such as bowling, basketball, rock climbing, racket ball and pretty much anything you could imagine.

    Food and Dining

    The food here is awesome and i especially love Saturday brunch. Nothing in better than breakfast and lunch...At the same time!!!!

    Dorm Life

    The dorms here are pretty awesome and you will form life long friendships in your stays in them.

    Academic Rigor

    A rule i live by is, just because the professor says class isn't mandatory they always are.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would suggest that you be ready to study and limit partying and fun to the weekends. Focus on what's important.

    In three sentences

    My university is a 10! Vast opportunities to get involved both on campus and in the community. I especially like the campus ministries which aided me in my personal journey with God.

  • 08/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    I play soccer, but there is so much to do. you will hardly get bored here.

    Food and Dining

    The food is one of my favorite parts.

    Dorm Life

    Random roommates are a great experince.

    Academic Rigor

    The expectations here have increased which is a plus

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit the campus before making your desicion. I also got accepted into NC State, but i fell in love with the campus here

    In three sentences

    The campus is awesome, and a lot of friendly people attend. The staff are very helpful.

  • 08/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    We have 24 hour campus security, Blue light boxes, bus system that goes all over town, and a student pick up service for those late nights at the library.

    Greek Life

    We have many Fraternities and Sororities and also Honors Fraternities and Sororities to help students get a step ahead in their career paths

    Clubs and Activities

    We offer any club you can think of! We also offer Greek life and many other involvement opportunities :)

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students who want to be involved. Also great for students who need small class sizes and help with courses.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    NEVER step under the cupola in central or you won't graduate in 4 years. We also have a bronze pirate by the football stadium that you can rub for good luck :)

    Bang for the buck

    You get a top notch education and Professors that work for YOU! Students also have tutoring center and writing center help for FREE at the library!

    What to do for fun

    We have bowling, a movie theatre, clubs, eateries and we are located close to the down town area where there is even more stuff you can do for fun :)

    Food and Dining

    We have an awesome buffet on campus where students can eat all they want! We also have some really nice eateries on campus, such as Chillies to go :) and STARBUCKS!!!

    Dorm Life

    I loved living in the dorms. My best friend in the entire world turned out to be my freshman roommate. The rooms are also a good size and clean.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes I have taken are not simple, but they can be done. If a student has any problems we offer Pirate tutoring in pretty much every subject to help you out if you get stuck :)

    Tips for prospective students

    I recommend that prospective students come down to ECU and take a tour and look around at all the great things we have to offer! Prospective students should also come down during a school day and sit in on a few classes.

    In three sentences

    I love ECU! I am a sophomore this year and I know that I definitely made the right decision when I choose to go to ECU my senior year of high school. All the people here are great and I love my professors!

  • 09/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    It's usually pretty safe on campus; however, you can never be too sure. There are emergency poles placed throughout campus for students who feel unsafe. When you press the button that is on the pole, ECU police come right away to escort you to your room. This prevents any potential danger on campus.

    Great for these types of students

    East Carolina University is great for all types of people. whether you're fun and outgoing or shy and quiet, you'll find someone on campus that is just like you!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Outside of Joyner library is a huge grandfather clock. At certain times throughout the day clowns pop out of the clock for everyone to see. There is also a stair case near the library that plays music whenever someone walks down them!

    What to do for fun

    When you want to have fun you can go to the bowling alley, the movies, or just hang with friends at Starbucks! (All of these are on campus)

    Food and Dining

    The dining halls are fine but when I'm hungry, I usually eat at Chili's or Chick Fil A. There two Subways and Chick Fil A's on campus. There is also a Chili's and a Starbucks on campus as well.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are fine and the sizes are reasonable. Tyler Hall is probably one of the best dorms to live in.

    Academic Rigor

    This school is excellent academic wise and it is widely known for its nursing program.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay focused and don't party too hard! East Carolina is known to be a party school but you shouldn't let that distract you from your school work.

    In three sentences

    I would give this school a rating of 8. The people here are extremely friendly and so far my professors have been really nice as well. The food has also been great so far!

  • 09/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are many stand alone, lighted emergency button receptacles placed across the campus.

    Greek Life

    its great fun and gets many people to be social.

    Clubs and Activities

    Listed above, you have plenty of clubs and bars and parks and trails. Its hard to have a dull moment unless you are lazy.

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone who wants to learn or have a good time.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is an art installation by joyner library that has three components, one is a water drum wall, one is pillars with sensors that play a musical tone when you pass through them, and the third is a huge clock tower that has a clown pop out at midnights. Also if you walk under the Cupola you will not graduate on time.

    Bang for the buck

    Plenty of things to do, good teachers, nice weather. Cant pass it up.

    What to do for fun

    The tar river is a hop, skip, and jump away. There is downtown clubs, bars, restaurants, and boutiques to spend endless amounts of time in. Also a fairly nice mall to shop at. Three disc golf courses in town, one of them owned by ECU connected to our intramural sports fields, with a lake and beach.

    Food and Dining

    There are so many places to eat here. Two subways and two dining halls plus other market type eateries. and a chick fil a.

    Dorm Life

    Great dorms on campus. NEWLY RENOVATED!!!! These dorms are co-ed, except for a few, and are so close to campus it makes life in college a little easier as far as traveling to and from classes.

    Academic Rigor

    You get what you put in with the classes, as said for anywhere really. Get priorities straight and have good time management skills and college will be a breeze.

    Tips for prospective students

    Dont be afraid to go out and explore, talk to people and voice your opinion. Don't spend too much time working, take a little time to enjoy the campus and what it has to offer.

    In three sentences

    This school is very diverse. The people here love to have a great time. Football is a very big thing here.

  • 09/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    In three sentences

    ECU is by far the most friendly and fun filled campus ive been on. i would not choose to go anywhere else if i had another choice. For students trying to come here, you are making a good choice.

  • 09/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Police are everywhere, which can or cannot be a good thing depending on who you are, but as for me? I love it. I don't have to be afraid to walk around campus if I have something to do at 10pm.

    Greek Life

    I didn't rush, but Greek life is big at ECU! Everyone I know that did rush loved it! I think everyone here is pretty big on NOT hazing too.

    Great for these types of students

    Social, smart, and sport-savvy.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    On Friday, everyone wears purple. There's a cupola on the mall, do NOT walk underneath it. It's bad luck and they say if you do you won't graduate in four years.

    What to do for fun

    Movies, SupDogs, FOOTBALL, or just hanging out with friends! Wherever you go I guarantee you'll make new friends!

    Food and Dining

    The food's pretty good, but it's nothing like momma's cooking!!

    Dorm Life

    I love my dorm and my neighbors, but I wish I had roomed with someone I was more comfortable and familiar with.

    Academic Rigor

    I can definitely tell the difference between high school and college. A lot more is expected from you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to class. My roommate never goes and we're only a few weeks in and she's starting to see how it hurts her grades. What's the point of going to college if you're not GOING to college? Lectures are where I've met half of my new friends.

    In three sentences

    ECU is a very diverse campus, but within the first few weeks, it's home. I can't imagine what it would have been like attending any other school. The community and the students are all welcoming and I feel honored to be part of the ECU family.

  • 09/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    I am a distance education students and I have never been in a program where the faculty and instructors were as dedicated to your success as they are at ECU. They truly want you to do well and when you're not learning in a face-to-face environment, that is really important.

    Food and Dining

    The food is good on campus and if you're looking for something off campus, there are lots of choices within walking distance.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live on campus because I am a distance education student, but I do know that they are plenty of opportunities for those students who do live on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    My classes are tough, but the instructors are ready to answer any questions you have about the material. The education you receive is worth any difficulty you might have because you know that the instructors are knowledgeable.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take a tour of the campus and ask questions. If you are going to attend seated courses, live on campus. If you are going as a distance education student, make sure that you connect with other students.

    In three sentences

    I love this school. The faculty is helpful and the instructors know what they are talking about. My advisor checks in with me regularly and always keeps me up to date on upcoming opportunities for financial aid and instructional opportunities outside the classroom.

  • 09/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There is always a way to get help whenever you need it, and you'll never have to worry about walking to your room late at night alone. It's never a concern here!

    Greek Life

    Greek Life has a very different view here at ECU than any other school, and it's respected greatly.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are tonsssss of things to get involved in, you just have to jump in!

    Great for these types of students

    ECU is great for any type of student really. It's a very diverse campus for a very diverse group of students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Midnight. Joyner's clock tower. Be there!

    Bang for the buck

    ECU always finds a way to give you your tuition back, through new and updated services or helpful advice.

    What to do for fun

    Well, there's the rec center. Bowling alley. Movies. And staying active amongst others is always a great way to pass time!

    Food and Dining

    The food here is wonderful, and I don't think it could get much better honestly!

    Dorm Life

    The dorms here are an environment like no other. Everyone knows everyone and we all love to hear from one another.

    Academic Rigor

    Truthfully, it depends on your major, but the majority of the time, as long as you stay caught up, go to class, and study, you'll be just fine.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study! Study! Study!

    In three sentences

    East Carolina is truly one of the most impressive schools I've ever been to. I don't think anyone could fully express how much school spirit we have and how much we love our dear home, Pirate Nation. Nothing beats purple and gold!

  • 09/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    Dining hall is okay, but a good amount of little restaurants to eat at that are part of the meal plan.

    Dorm Life

    Good.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on your major it is average to very difficult.

  • 10/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Go downtown.

    Food and Dining

    Focus is healthy foods, but the food is relatively unhealthy.

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit here first Find a roommate that you can live with

    In three sentences

    There are a lot of trees here. It rains randomly. The teachers are willing to help.

  • 10/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    medical and nursing students

    Bang for the buck

    Excellent education for an affordable cost.

    Tips for prospective students

    If taking classes online, prepare for many hours of working online.

    In three sentences

    Excellent reputation for nursing education. Progressive education. Keeps distance ed students informed.

  • 10/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    They campus police does a fine job in keeping students safe.

    Greek Life

    There are plenty of frats and sororitys.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are any club you can think of available here.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for any student type.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The student section is crazy on game days! It's unlike any other!

    What to do for fun

    There are so many choices of fun opportunities that it is crazy.

    Food and Dining

    The food here is very tasty and they have a good variety.

    Dorm Life

    Never stayed in a dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    East Carolina's academics are top notch. They are in my opinion one of the best.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study study and study.

    In three sentences

    East Carolina is exciting. East Carolina has a great learning environment. East Carolina is a top notch university.

  • 10/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I always feel safe at ECU! I could not name one time that I felt vulnerable while on campus!

    Clubs and Activities

    There are countless clubs and different activities are always happening! If you are bored at ECU it is because you are not getting out and being involved!

    What to do for fun

    I go to the gym and hang out with my friends for fun. There are many clubs that you can join and I am thinking about joining the yoga club!

    Food and Dining

    The food is not very good at the dining hall. They have the same thing almost every day and it has gotten very old already. The salad bar and the pizza is good, but other than that you do not have many options.

    Dorm Life

    I love the dorm that I live in, the girls on my hall are all extremely friendly. I have had very good experiences because I am in the Freshman Experience program. This has given me the chance to make many friends.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are interesting and fulfilling. I learn something new every day. I am able to balance my classes and work.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you look up your professors on ratemyprofessor.com! Try not to have 8:00 AM classes if possible!! Make sure to always carry an umbrella!

    In three sentences

    East Carolina is a very big school full of diverse people. The environment is extremely welcoming and makes me feel safe. I could not imagine going to any other school, ECU is the perfect fit for me.

  • 10/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The safety on campus is pretty good. We have a plethora of student patrols on campus at all times. I feel very safe here.

    Great for these types of students

    If you love to dance you should audition for the School of Theatre and Dance. ECU has one of the top dance programs in North Carolina.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    If you walk under the cupula you will not graduate in four years.

    What to do for fun

    For fun me and my roommate hangout with our finds down at the mall, which is located on the main campus).

    Food and Dining

    The food here is actually wonderful.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is amazing, I love my roommate and almost everyone on my hall. The only bad part is sharing a bathroom with a lot of girls. It has taken some getting used to.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics are actually not too bad. As long as you manage your time and don't procrastinate.

    Tips for prospective students

    Manage your time very wisely. Don't get caught up in the so called college life that is all about partying.

    In three sentences

    ECU is an amazing school. So far I have nothing to complain about other then the dining halls closing early. However its probably best because its bad to eat so late.

  • 10/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    The best place to go for fun is Mendenhall Student Center. In the basement, you can play pool, billiards, or bowl for a few dollars. On the main floor one can watch free movies shown every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

    Food and Dining

    If you like buffets you should eat at Todd Dining Hall or West End; these places also have the most bang for your buck. If you like small meals Destination 360 or The Galley are great places to eat; be careful through because you can quickly go through your pirate bucks.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm Life is unique. It is normal to hear people yelling at 1 am or walking down the hall in just a towel. It's definitely something you have to get used to.

    Academic Rigor

    As with any university, many of the classes challenge you and force you to do your best or you will fail.

    Tips for prospective students

    Have fun and enjoy the experience. However, it is important to have a balance between work and fun. Don't procrastinate; you will hate yourself in the morning.

    In three sentences

    East Carolina University is a great college. It is easy to have your life experience expanded because you are surrounded with people from so many backgrounds. Also, the people around here are so nice; they will hold doors for you or help you if you drop something.

  • 10/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel protected and safe. My parents researched this topic and felt satisfied with all the safety measures in place.

    Greek Life

    Not heavily involved.

    Clubs and Activities

    Great opportunities to get involved. Different types for all students even for freshmen!

    Great for these types of students

    Students who enjoy the busy life of a large city and large student body.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I love all the great eateries and the city has much to offer.

    Bang for the buck

    To me, it is surely worth the money because I love the environment and the opportunities for learning.

    What to do for fun

    Lots of student involvement-programs, clubs, organizations, and sports.

    Food and Dining

    All kinds of places to appeal to every tastebud!

    Dorm Life

    I love it! Everything is close and easy access.

    Academic Rigor

    It's not easy but all professors are more than willing and available for extra help.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early and take advantage of all the support staff for ensured success

    In three sentences

    It has a great learning environment. It has excellent and highly qualified professors. Dorm life us awesome!

  • 11/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Safety on campus is great, however the surrounding areas can be pretty sketchy. Never walk alone at night around campus or down town because the crime rate is pretty high in Greenville.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life here is a pretty big deal. I am in a sorority and I love it. If yo are interested in greek life, ECU is a great place. We have many different sororities and fraternities to join.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many different clubs and activities to join here. If you can't find one you are interested in, you can start your own club.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a cupola on campus and if you walk under it, its said that you won't graduate in 4 years.

    Bang for the buck

    ECU is relatively cheap compared to other schools in North Carolina. It is definitely worth the money you pay. They offer a lot of free resources to the students.

    What to do for fun

    There are alot of things to do for fun here at ECU. There is literaly ALWAYS something going on. IF you like clubs and bars then down town is the perfect place for you. If you would rather go to a party, then just ask around. Chances are there are probably about 50 different parties going on. If neither of these interest you, then there are many other options. There is a bowling alley on campus and there is also a movie theatre.

    Food and Dining

    The dining hall offers a lot of different options, but after a while you tend to get tired of the same options. Luckily there is a chick fil a, subway, and many other options to choose from.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is a great thing for ECU freshman. Since all freshman are required to live on campus there first year, it makes it very easy to meet other students that are in the same boat as you. There are many activities provided for students living in dorms, and they are all free!

    Academic Rigor

    The work isn't that rigorous, its just the change from high chool teachers to professors that makes the work seem harder. You need to frequently check the teachers syllabus, and the work isn't that hard.

    Tips for prospective students

    I'm a freshmna this year, and I knew ECU was a party school, but I didn't realize this was everyday of the week. It doesn't matter what day of the week it is, there is ALWAYS something going on. This can make it very tempting to go out during the week, but if you have early classes, I wouldn't suggest this. Many students miss classes due to staying out late, but one of the most important things is going to class,

    In three sentences

    One of my favorite things about East Carolina, is the campus, it is beautiful. Greenville is a great town for a college to be in, in terms of the social scene. It is very easy to meet new people and make new friends.

  • 11/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel very safe at ECU. There are campus police everywhere and a great campus alert system.

    Clubs and Activities

    Too many to list! There's one for every interest. Get involved!

    Great for these types of students

    All types of students. ECU is a very ethnically and culturally diverse university. It's great for the social and academic types.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There's Walk the Plank for new incoming students and raising the No Quarter flag at football games. iThere's a superstition that If you walk under the Cupola on campus you won't graduate in four years.

    Bang for the buck

    College these days is just plain EXPENSIVE!

    What to do for fun

    Lots'!! Hundreds of organizations to join; a great Student Center with activities, concerts and movies; football games, etc.

    Food and Dining

    Good food and lots of choices and options!!

    Dorm Life

    Dorm living isn't the most ideal living arrangement and students don't really like it but it's a great life experience. My dorm has a food court, fitness room and laundry room on every other floor so everything is convenient which leaves more time for homework and studying. The bathrooms aren't the greatest.

    Academic Rigor

    College is much harder than high school so you have to stay on top of studying. Tutoring is readily available and the professors are eager to help you.

    Tips for prospective students

    1. Visit the campus while in high school and talk to the students enrolled there. 2. Get connected early. The faculty and students are very friendly and helpful. Don't skip classes. 3. Get involved. Join clubs and meet the people in your dorm and classes.

    In three sentences

    East Carolina is a great university that meets the needs of today's students by offering programs relevant to today's changing world. The campus gets high marks for being environmentally friendly through waste reduction, recycling and saving energy. Purple and Gold passion is everywhere!

  • 11/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are events held by the SAB organization almost every other day that students can go to with their friends. They usually have movies, games outside, or cultural learning activities. The campus also has a bowling alley that students can go to for a night wit friends.

    Food and Dining

    The dining halls aren't very good but sometimes you get lucky and they make something you enjoy. The sanitary rating for me would be low because they reuse cups, forks, and plates. The flavor of the food is most of the time poor.

    Dorm Life

    Sometimes it can be a hard transition when a student is forced to live with a person they have never met. Those students can make it easier by communicating and respecting their roommate. Overall the rooms are a decent size.

    Academic Rigor

    The heart of the university overall is in the connection the students have with each other and the professors. Students help each other succeed and professors give you the material and skills you need to grow. After succeeding in courses student push themselves further by applying that material for hands on activities such as research or internships.

    Tips for prospective students

    Donâ??t procrastinate. Plan ahead. Be productive. Know what you need and donâ??t think about what you want. Handle the big tasks before the small. Pace yourself.

    In three sentences

    There are a lot of activities and organizations for students to be involved on the campus with peers. It was a great transition from the high school environment because faculty is greatly helpful. The academic success depends on the type of student and the way they plan and stay focus because most of the professors are great!

  • 11/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is top notch. There are officers everywhere, and they do a great job. There are of course stupid things you can do to get yourself in trouble like going to the ATM at 3 AM, or go downtown alone. But as far as normal campus life is concerned, it's safe.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Football is a BIG deal here.

    What to do for fun

    There's a lot to do around here for fun. There's an awesome Recreational Center with a great gym, climbing wall, and pool. There's the student center with a theater, pool hall and arcade, and bowling alley. There's also a very active Greek Life on campus. You're never at a loss at what to do for fun,.

    Food and Dining

    Breakfast is the best in the dining halls here. They have a big country breakfast with eggs, bacon, hash browns, sausage, biscuits and gravy, grits. They also have an omelet station, and cereal. Dinner is good too, with lots of options. There's also a lot of options of alternative places around campus. 2 Chick-Fil-A's, a Subway, Chili's, Einstein Bagel Bro's. Lots of options you can choose from. You can even get good sushi here.

    Dorm Life

    I love my dorm, I live in Tyler Hall which has been newly renovated. I love all the RA's and most of the people on my hall. I'm on al all freshman floor, and my floor is known as the loudest one unfortunately. I get kept up at night a lot, but it's not that bad. I just need quiet to sleep.

    Academic Rigor

    This is college, so don't expect to breeze through classes just as easily as high school. From my experience so far, teachers aren't unreasonable with the assignment load though, and I have great professors so I learn a lot.

    Tips for prospective students

    Write a good personal statement on your application, it's always a good thing. If you think you want to come here, come on a tour or to the open house. You'll really get a feel for the vibe of the school.

    In three sentences

    I chose East Carolina because it just felt right to me. Everyone I met here has been nothing but nice, and I love all of my professors. I love it here, and there's something here for everyone.

  • 11/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    At ECU you'll find a social environment unlike any other. Here there are people from all different backgrounds that will open your mind and contradict your prior judgments and/or stereotypes about things. Most people would say that the local frat parties are fun, but I beg to differ knowing from experience. Here at ECU there is more than just parties; extracurricular activities like jujitsu, dancing, rock climbing, and swimming are enough to keep anyone busy.

    Food and Dining

    The food here is supported on a meal plan where you get a number of meals that can be used at any store on campus. The only catch is that the meals only subtract 2-4$ off whatever you purchase at the restaurants on campus, deducting the rest off the total pirate bucks you get with each meal plan. However, you can use these meals at the cafetieres and get descent meal without taking from your pirate bucks. The Pirate bucks work like bonus bucks, you get a certain amount at the beginning of each semester depending on your meal plan. The pirate bucks are actually quite convenient being that you can use them on literally anything available in the student stores and restaurants, not just for food.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are workable with a little creativity, and due to the house keeping staff, nothing ever gets to dirty to where it is unbearable. However, with so much to do, no one ever stays in their dorms to long to notice.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic struggle at ECU is a myth, here they have tutoring centers, mentor programs, and top notch professors that will help you understand the criteria for whatever major you plan on pursuing.

    Tips for prospective students

    Advice for future students would be not to live life so fast and to focus on what's really going to be important in the future, your education. Another tip would be, go to class, pay attention, and get involved.

    In three sentences

    ECU is a fun, exciting, and interesting place with people from all over the world coming to study here. Though it is a party school, ECU is more than just partying, it is a collaboration of intelligent people supporting every major you can think of. The professor here are also some of the best in the country, with up to 7 award winning professors in just our science department alone. ECU is truly a place to broaden your mind and your experiences.

  • 11/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    This is a safe campus ! Despite everything that is heard about how it may be slightly dangerous, its not, they have police riding around 24/7 , you can dial campus security and then there are even people patrolling on foot around campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is always something to do here ! Get involved ! They ALWAYS have some club or activity that will interest you .

    Bang for the buck

    It is a bang for you buck for all the activities and things they have to offer such as free washer and dryer, you dont have to pay each time to use them. And all of the free, fun things they have to offer, its worth your money and time !

    What to do for fun

    There is always fun on this campus. Go catch a movie, go to the gym and rock climb, play badminton with some friends, go swimming, join a group, hang out with friends just eating and talking, and also enjoy nightlife on weekends.

    Food and Dining

    There are varieties of food spots all around campus, and they are all in short walking distance no matter where you are. Within the dining hall there are great varieties of food to choose from as well.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is something to get adjusted too. I personally have a great roommate and we interact very well. You will get accustomed to the hall bathrooms, it is not as bad as everyone makes them seem.

    Academic Rigor

    Teachers are sooo helpful here! If you go talk to them during their office hours, they really take that initiative to help you and make sure that you are able to understand the information on or after test. You have to be able to balance out social life and work life to be able to stay ahead because academics are first !

    Tips for prospective students

    Dont be too worried about coming here and not knowing anyone, everyone here is coming here with the same issue. Get involved ! There is a lot of clubs and organizations that can meet your personality, hobbies, and interests !

    In three sentences

    East Carolina University is a great, diverse school. I personally enjoy attending East Carolina because it is easy to meet new people, and you are able to get involved very easily.

  • 11/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    campus is extremely safe we have blue lights all over campus every where you go you see a cop car patrolling, so i feel safe whether im with a group or walking by myself.

    Greek Life

    I Love greek life im in a sorority and its amazing. greek life here is not just about parting its about giving back and thats truly an amazing feeling!

    What to do for fun

    i joined a sorority which was the best choice I've made here. but there are so many things to do between sporting events and clubs even the free movies at the theater on campus!

    Food and Dining

    the foods okay for college dinning there are so many places on campus to eat that you can definitely find something you'll like.

    Dorm Life

    dorm life is okay, going from your own room to having to share a room is never easy you just have to put more effort into it.

    Academic Rigor

    ECU challenges you like very school should teachers want you to do good but they expect you to put the effort in.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not judge the school based on it being a party school. When you get to college be as active as you possibly can do not just sit around in your room wishing you had friends... go out and make some!!!

    In three sentences

    East carolina is an amazing school. The school spirit here is great and they try and make you feel right at home. In the beginning i wanted to transfer but now i realize this is where i belong!

  • 11/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    East Carolina is a pretty safe campus. There is always someone on duty in case of an emergency but usually, there are not many issues with safety at ECU.

    Greek Life

    I am not involved in Greek life but there are many Greek organizations to become a part of.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs and organizations on campus that focus on numerous areas of interests. My favorite organization is the Student Activities Board (SAB). We plan many of the events on campus and provide plenty of entertainment for the students.

    Great for these types of students

    ECU is a great university for many types of students but is known for its nursing and teaching programs. I, myself, am a business major and absolutely love all that the College of Business at ECU has to offer!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We are the Pirates of East Carolina and whenever you hear the word Purple, be sure to respond with a shout of Gold!

    Bang for the buck

    What you put in to your experience at ECU is what you will receive in return. East Carolina is a very fun and exciting place to be! By getting involved on campus and making new friends, you will enjoy yourself and get your money's worth.

    What to do for fun

    There are many activities on campus to participate in. East Carolina has bowling, movie nights, a student recreation center, and much more for students to attend and enjoy!

    Food and Dining

    The food on campus is very accessible and enjoyable. Meal plans are helpful and allow you to be responsible for managing your money and account.

    Dorm Life

    As a freshman, I really enjoyed dorm life and campus life. It was easy to make new friends and learn about people who are different than yourself.

    Academic Rigor

    Freshman year, classes are not too difficult if you show up and do your work. However, it is up to you to study and remain focused on the reason you are in school.

    Tips for prospective students

    Tip #1: Do not procrastinate. Tip #2: Be open to new experiences and cultures. Tip #3: Get involved on campus and find an organization, club, etc. that really interests you!

    In three sentences

    I enjoy attending East Carolina University. The campus is beautiful and there are many friendly people. I plan to continue my education at this university and graduate in about two years.

  • 11/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is every effective. Throughout campus there are emergency stations that have a distress button that when pressed will activate a flashing light and emit a distress call to the police. Campus police also roam campus on rounds throughout the day and night. Onestop will also have alerts sent out to students of any unusual activity and to be on the lookout for any suspicious men or women on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    My favorite collegiate activity that I participated in was Scuba Club. This is just an example of the types of hands-on clubs ECU has to offer. It offered certifications as a scuba diver on several different levels. Student government gives students the opportunity to have a voice and orchestrate events for the University.

    Great for these types of students

    East Carolina is great for every type of student. The variety of majors to be chosen from as well as the selection of extra curricular activities ensures that there is something for everyone.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    In the winter there is what's called the Polar Bear Plunge at the gym. Students jump into an ice filled outdoor pool before climbing out and running to the indoor pool to warm up. It's a great way to participate in student life and it will earn you a t-shirt and a good story!

    Bang for the buck

    I love taking advantage of the meal plan. It can be used for food at any of the dining facilities on campus and the pirate bucks on the plan can be used to buy supplies such as household cleaners or school supplies.

    What to do for fun

    There's always something to do on campus. Mendenhall has an auditorium that plays movies most weekends as well as a pool hall and bowling alley. Barefoot on the mall in the spring has games, give-aways, and bands. Sporting events are another way to have a great time; show Pirate pride at the basketball games or tailgate and pull for purple and gold during football season!

    Food and Dining

    The dining halls and other stops around campus are convenient and delicious. West campus as a Subway next to West End, main campus as a Starbucks and the hill has Todd. Dining halls always carry a few staples such as pizza and salads, but sometimes they will mix it up by having a Mexican night, or fried okra and collards.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is a great way to be introduced to college life. Resident advisors will often schedule monthly gatherings that range from ice cream socials to game nights. It's a perfect way to make friends, meet new people, and network.

    Academic Rigor

    Academic competitiveness can vary from class to class, however most professors ensure that the curriculum is rigorous. They make sure that their students learn the material, some through lecture, pop-quizes, or regular exams.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to budget your time and use it wisely. This goes for your money as well. If you focus on whats important as far as classwork and necessary expenditures, you'll be set. If not, you may fall behind quickly. Also if you decide to live in the dorms, learn how to live with the bare essentials. Rooms can be small, so be selective

    In three sentences

    East Carolina University is stimulating, engaging, and has a very active student life. Its location is within minimal driving distance to multiple points of interest such as shopping and dining. The campus layout makes it very easy to commute to and from campus whether walking or driving.

  • 11/25/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    The options at East Carolina are plentiful when it comes to food and dining. They have restaurants on campus and close by. The campus transportation system will make it possible for you to try them all.

    Academic Rigor

    I feel as long as the professors/faculty puts the responsibilty on me as the student to make the subjects relevant that the educational outcome will become fulfilling in achieving my academic goals. Two ways of accomplishing this is to be engaged in the classroom and being able to adapt to the teaching style. The student to teacher ratio is designed in a way that everyone receives adequate learning.

    In three sentences

    East Carolina is the first school that I have visited but it definitely has everything that I'm looking for in a college. The campus staff were very helpful, informative and willing to go the extra mile to make the visit beneficial. With the student to teacher ratio at East Carolina, I feel that they concentrate on the quality of education they are providing. With this said, I feel this college will be a great fit for me and my interests.

  • 11/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Their online degree program works very well with working adults.

    Bang for the buck

    This is definitely a great value for the low cost of attending school.

    Academic Rigor

    I find it less demanding than Engineering in the Business school. The professors are definitely looking for critical thinking and analysis of the issues. The MBA program has us working with real world businesses to solve issues and grow them.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take the Technical Writing course as soon as possible. It will make your workload much easier overall.

    In three sentences

    This University is very student oriented. The advisers genuinely care about your progress and advancement. The instruction is excellent and challenging.

  • 12/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    every university has strays every now and then. ECU keeps its students as safe as possible

    Greek Life

    We have greek organizations for every person. Divine 9, service orgs. Major greek orgs. so far and so on

    Clubs and Activities

    There's a club/organization for ANYBODY

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have Banana man who rides around on a skateboard everyday Our squirrels have a twitter page. ( and they are hilarious) Dressing normal is out of the norm here. You may walk in class and Santa clause will be there learning Cost accounting along with you =)

    What to do for fun

    ECU offers plenty of things to do on campus. *Big Booty Bing where you win ipads, games, money and more! *Diversity programs and performances *Movies in the theater *want to know more just visit.. the list goes on!

    Food and Dining

    The best food you will ever taste!! Especially Fried Chicken Wednesday.

    Dorm Life

    I lived in a very old dorm but it was well kept up. *Great spacing for two occupants *Friendly girls on my hall *AMAZING Resident Advisers

    Tips for prospective students

    *Visit the campus *Meet people before you enroll, or visit * and most importantly research, research, research. It pays to always be prepared.

    In three sentences

    East Carolina is the epitome of a close knit, prestigious, and well respected university. The academics, the challenge, the preparation, and the environment that you read about in the brochures are an exact match to the actual sauna here at ECU. They say tomorrow starts here and it does.

  • 12/14/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    In three sentences

    Such a wonderful environment to be a part of! There's so much to get involved with, and it doesn't cost an arm and a leg. I absolutely adore this campus!

  • 12/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    Sigma Sigma Sigma!

    What to do for fun

    Join greek life, you won't regret it!

    Dorm Life

    You'll miss it once you move out!!

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you balance your school work and your social life.

    In three sentences

    The location of the campus in relation to on campus housing is great! I love the atmosphere! The school is beautiful and I couldn't imagine myself anywhere else!

  • 12/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The cops are on campus 24/7 and keep you as safe as possible. Just like any other college their are minor things that go on that you get emails about but ECU police and campus safety is really good at keeping you safe.

    Greek Life

    I personally am not in a sorority but i think that it is a good experience if that is what you want to do. I have friends that are in sorority's and they love it, it just depends on you as a person. Some people love it and some people hate it.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are SO many clubs to get involved in, and at the beginning of the year they hold club fairs for you to go too and to see what you might enjoy doing. There are club sports to get involved in, service clubs, and just fun clubs to get to know people. There is certainly a club for everyone at ECU.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a place on campus, where there is a tower and you are not supposed to walk under it or you are predicted not to graduate.

    Bang for the buck

    Any education you get will be worth your while and your money as long as your studying and making good grades.

    What to do for fun

    Clubs are always fun, doing something that you enjoy and getting to know more people while doing it. Also football games, ECU's school spirit is phenomenal and the games are so much fun. And of course, the partying is really fun.

    Food and Dining

    The dining hall is alright on certain nights, but the best part is the on campus chick-fil-a and chills and different places to eat. I also love that in my dorm we pretty much have a fast food court downstairs equipped with subway, a mexican place, pizza place, and a burger place. It is great!

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is amazing, Freshman experience is the way to go. You meet so many new people because your doing activities with your dorm, and always doing something fun. I think that it is a great experience to live in the dorm because you meet so many new people.

    Academic Rigor

    I think it depends on your classes, some classes are easier than others. It also depends on your major and what your good at. Some students are better at some classes than others.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study hard to reach your goals, make sure that its not all about partying. Make sure that you love what your majoring in because when you get out in the real world you don't want to be stuck doing something you hate. Really pick classes that your going to enjoy because you will succeed in those.

    In three sentences

    The professors, and students there make you feel at home and at ease while attending. The school spirit is like no other, and the professors seem to take interest in their students. I feel like i belong, and that its not like any other school.

  • 01/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus itself is quite safe, their are emergency buttons situated all across campus but this does not apply to the area outside campus. Always travel with a group when going downtown are heading off campus and make use of the buses offered for students if you need to be on campus later at night. I have never personally felt threatened but I have heard of quite a few people being robbed when downtown.

    Greek Life

    I am not a member of any House but the houses on campus are very active around the community and work hard at recruiting new members.

    Clubs and Activities

    As I previously said ECU has a club for just about everyone and just about everyday some kind of event is happening on or around campus.

    Great for these types of students

    Sociable students will love ECU and it's community. During school some event is always happening and there are plenty of things to do to occupy your free time. For those students who prefer smaller groups there are plenty of community areas for students to relax with each other and nearby downtown have some very nice coffee and dessert places to hang out at.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    One of the biggest (and the event I enjoy the most) is called Barefoot on the Mall. In the center of ECU campus is a forested area that is set up for students to relax in. On the day of Barefoot in the Mall a concert is held in the Mall area along with booths that consist of the many clubs ECU has and many other fun diversions to spend time at. It's a great chance to meet up with friends and take a break from your studies to hang out and have fun.

    Bang for the buck

    Ecu has been steadily rising in price, I believe in the last two semester it has raised over five hundred dollars. While still considered a cheaper university than most of the one's around it is far more expensive than a community college. I made a mistake coming here without having something or someone to bolster my funds so if you plan on enrolling make sure to have some money saved up or have won some scholarships to help pay, a low paying job won't cut it and you will need to take out some loans. However, with a solid fund base ECU is a wonderful school that offers something for everyone.

    What to do for fun

    If your more the social type there are plenty of events going on downtown to keep you occupied, from clubs to local music bands and plenty of other gatherings. Almost everyday on campus some kind of event is being offered for students and at least once every week or two their are large events that plenty of students attend. There are also plenty of extracurricular clubs offered that have almost every-one's interests covered and are also a great way to meet other students.

    Food and Dining

    Ecu uses a system of electronic money named pirate bucks and something called a meal plan that allows you passes into community buffet areas situated on campus. The food is not the finest in all the world but they try to rotate the menu's and provide plenty of variety between the day to day selection. Not the tastiest of food but the selection usually offers something for every-one's taste.

    Dorm Life

    As of now every younger freshmen coming to ECU must live on campus. While some dislike this policy, I think it was actually a good choice. Living on campus keeps you close to all the events ECU hosts and really helps the students get used to living apart from their families. It gives you a chance to mingle with all the other fellow students on campus and meet up with some really cool people. The biggest complaint I have is the fact that the dorms are just so cramped, the space issue can be a big problem for some people.

    Academic Rigor

    I find the electives offered are often more laid back and relaxed but the primary courses needed can prove to be quite difficult. However, In the classes I have taken I have found that just talking with the professor and getting to know them is a huge help in any class. Usually the professor's will try to work with you as long as it's not the very last moment. The biggest killer for grades is procrastination, as long as you can keep up with the workload the classes themselves usually progress smoothly.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage of being able to take the SAT and ACT multiple times the standards for getting ECU has been greatly climbing recently and a strong score can help raise you above the competition.

    In three sentences

    ECU is known for being a party school, which is true to a degree, but this label does not do justice to the dedicated staff and active student government. ECU has a lot more to offer than wild weekends, there is a strong community there that encourages all it's students to engage with their fellow classmates. It's a school for all tastes.

  • 01/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    i feel safe in the capable hands of campus security. most areas are well lit, but its always a good idea to take some pepper spray with you while walking at night.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    on a sunny day its always great to do your studying on the mall, which is a large grassy area in the center of campus.

    What to do for fun

    I always take advantage of the recreation center at west end. the gym is amazing and there are so many things you can do. there are always work out classes to take and you can almost always find a machine to use. my personal favorite is the suspended indoor track.

    Food and Dining

    the dining facilities are wonderful. I most frequently go to the west end dining hall, which always has a lot of things to choose from. the quality of food is about as nice as college food can get, and the staff is always nice.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are clean and most are newly renovated. I stayed in Greene residence hall and all the facilities are nice. They only drawback is the shower heads are about 5'5, so if you're taller than that it can be difficult to wash your hair.

    Academic Rigor

    I've completed one semester at ECU. Though some classes were difficult, once you learn which study habits work it gets a lot better.

    Tips for prospective students

    I recommend all prospective students to take full advantage of the tutoring centers on campus. They are free and have flexible hours, so theres no reason not to go.

    In three sentences

    East Carolina provides everything one would need to reach their higher education. The resources supplied here make it easy to do the best any student can. I highly recommend this school for any type of student.

  • 01/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Police are always around. The blue safety lights are comforting. The ecu alert system is also really helpful.

    Greek Life

    Greek life seems popular among freshman at the first rush round. But after that it isn't really a big deal. IF you're greek, awesome; if not, awesome.

    Clubs and Activities

    Too many to name. There is something for everyone. Literally. If you can think of it, ECU has it.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who want to have fun and also get a great education in a perfect college town with southern hospitality everywhere you turn.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Pirate pride. EVeryone always wears school colors. Yelling purple and gold. Everyone goes to the football games. Theres a lot of school pride, even from professors.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is really reasonable, especially everyone is considered in-state after a full year of attending. There's so much to offer, the price you pay is well worth it.

    What to do for fun

    Meet people, go out at night, hang out at the rec center, go see a movie at mendenhall.

    Food and Dining

    Dining hall food is actually really really good! There's a lot of variety, you just have to walk around campus to find it.

    Dorm Life

    Everyone is friendly, you make friends really easily with the people in your hall. The dorms are placed conveniently around campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Anything is possible, even the grades you strive for, if you put enough effort and want to achieve them badly enough.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be nervous that you won't fit in, ECU is the farthest thing from a cliquey school, everyone gets along here. MAke sure you get yourself involved and ask about all of the things offered to you here.

    In three sentences

    Southern hospitality and friendly people everywhere on campus. Amazing campus with so much to offer. Perfect college town with everything you need accessible by walking or the ECU transit.

  • 01/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Follow the safety tips and never walk around alone at night.

    Clubs and Activities

    Club Sports and organizations are awesome. Whether you're a beginner or an expert there is a spot for you!

    Great for these types of students

    ECU is great for every type of student. If you don't find something to get involved in here you didn't leave your room.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Nothing unusual, just always yell Gold whenever someone yells Purple!

    Bang for the buck

    ECU works hard to continue to improve the campus on the students behalf. Your tuition is never put to waste there is almost ALWAYS and improvement going on with every semester.

    What to do for fun

    Besides the athletic events, the Student Activities Board works hard to put on programs for the students who aren't fond of the night life. There is bowling and billiard on campus as well as free movies for students in the theater.

    Food and Dining

    Both dining halls are very well staffed and cook great food! With lots of choices for everyone ( vegetarian and gluten-free options included).

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is a serious learning experience more than anything. The dorms here are very nice on the hill and more traditional in West End. All of the dorms Ra's try and get you involved right away and help with your college transition.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors here at ECU want to help you learn. Ask questions and be very proactive about your learning and you'll be just fine.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come willing to get involved and have fun. ECU has so much that you can get involved in. College can be the best years of your life if you get involved.

    In three sentences

    ECU was the best decision of my life. Pirates have fun and study even harder.

  • 02/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Very safe! I was even left downtown after campus transit closed, and I was far from my apartment. I walked until I saw a campus cop, and he gave me a ride to my apartment! (I had no cell power, and no cash for a cab if I found a phone!)

    Greek Life

    Many social and academic fraternities & sororities. Alot of them have houses on campus, and whether you pledge or not, they all interact with students.

    Clubs and Activities

    I am a member of the NCRTA (Rec. Therapy Association), and the Pirate Club is a must! School spirit is all around you!

    Great for these types of students

    If you need a small-feeling school, with alot to study & do, ECU is great. Whether you are very social, or keep to yourself, there are many clubs, study groups, and campus-related (free) activities to keep you busy.

    Bang for the buck

    Very affordable, and the school wants you to be a successful student, so there is alot of BANG for your BUCK!

    What to do for fun

    Downtown is GREAT! You can walk if you live on campus, or ride the ECU transit from campus or your apartment (which is free). I have even taken a taxi (very cheap) when I didn't feel like waiting.

    Food and Dining

    There are many options for your dining appetite: several fast food chains, and buffet style dining halls.

    Dorm Life

    I lived on campus my first two years, and highly recommend it. You are close to your classes (for those times you oversleep), the dining halls, and all the social events that go on.

    Academic Rigor

    If you put in the library time, and peer get togethers, you too can be successful.

    Tips for prospective students

    Register with Disability Services if you have the need, and definitely take advantage of office hours, and peers in your classes!

    In three sentences

    ECU is a large, city school. Yet, you are able to have a close, personal relationship with your professors. The staff are readily available through face to face office hours, cell phone, and even communicate quickly with you through email. They enable you to be successful academically.

  • 02/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Within every building or two on campus we have emergency blue light poles. Campus safety is always on point. We also have student patrols who help around with the student body. Always walk in packs at night though, you may never know what could happen.

    Greek Life

    I never had the Greek life, but I have been to some rushing meetings. It's a great opportunity to get networking and connections. It puts your name out there!

    Clubs and Activities

    Join the MSA, salsa club, diversity club, HOSA, Habitat for Humanity and much more. There is always a club for you to join.

    Great for these types of students

    Visit the North Campus Crossing Complex. It's filled with great outdoor activities.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Polar Plunge is always a good freeze. Have you ever jumped into a pool filled with ice, while hundreds of other students wait in line behind you? It's ffffffun, but fffffffreezing. You also get a free t-shirt!

    Bang for the buck

    Cheapest school I have attended. And if you are planning to become a medical student, I prefer you apply to the Brody School of Medicine. Great faculty and amazing price.

    What to do for fun

    Go and explore downtown! It's always fun from Thursday night to Saturday night. Visit the student recreation center and go on adventures with the ECU Adventure Club.

    Food and Dining

    The food here is amazing. From burgers to pasta and linguine, the food was delicious. Try out the all you can eat buffets!

    Dorm Life

    I lived off campus my whole college career. I just never liked dorms in general. They feel like prisons!

    Academic Rigor

    The education I have received here at East Carolina University has been of the best. Everyone told me Chemistry was the hardest class taught in college, but my professors helped prove that wrong. The teachers here make education more fun and easy to pay attention to.

    Tips for prospective students

    Entering college, you always want to start your education career strong. Don't fool around and get caught up with the parties and social life. Stay focused and whenever you have time, HAVE FUN!

    In three sentences

    East Carolina University is so diverse and so much fun to attend. If you want to enjoy the social life of college while getting an excellent education, then I suggest you come here! ECU Pirates are always on the move.

  • 02/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    In three sentences

    I would highly recommend this school to anyone. The students and faculty are all extremely helpful, and being a part of the pirate nation is a life changing experience. Come and be a pirate for life!!

  • 02/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Overall safe especially during the day, but very poor lighting on main campus at night (by the library, mendenhall and the yard)

    Greek Life

    Heavy Greek life!

    Clubs and Activities

    TONS to join!

    Great for these types of students

    outdoors, sport fanatics, Med students, Drama and Arts

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Supposedly you dont walk under the arboretum if you want to graduate on time.

    Bang for the buck

    1/2 the price of some other institutions in other states!

    What to do for fun

    find the ECU Adventure center as they have ways to explore new things!

    Food and Dining

    dont eat on campus surrounding area has great food

    Dorm Life

    did not live on campus

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on your degree some classes are very easy and others you want to find a hole in the library and put your name on it as it will become your new found home

    Tips for prospective students

    High GPA Community driven Be ready to say ARRGGHH alot along with Purple/ GOLD

    In three sentences

    this is a leadership core driven university focusing on academics and giving back to the community.

  • 03/01/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    there are emergency call stations all around campus and cops patrol around so no need to feel unsafe!

    Greek Life

    There are a lot of choices when it comes to rushing!

    Clubs and Activities

    Intramural sports and there are dancing yoga and workout classes at the rec center!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Everyone loves campus calzones and the pizza place downtown does buy one get one free slices and they are delicious! When ever you hear someone yell purple get ready to yell gold to show your pirate spirit!

    What to do for fun

    Intramural sports are awesome way to stay in shape and be involved with the school. The night life is also fun with a variety of clubs and bars in downtown Greenville!

    Food and Dining

    Definitely better then microwaving all your meals they provide a variety of choices that are all delicious.

    Dorm Life

    A great way to met new people and really get involved in the student life!

    Academic Rigor

    Blackboard is a great way to keep up with your assignments and the library is open 24/7 for those that love to study!

    Tips for prospective students

    KNOW THE BUS SCHEDULE!!

    In three sentences

    East Carolina University is a beautiful campus filled with lots of history and culture. The staff and teachers are very helpful and really involved in the students interest. I love the school pride everyone has and am proud to say I'm a East Carolina Pirate.

  • 03/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel pretty safe whenever I am on campus. There are plenty of emergency stations around campus. ECU makes sure students know numbers such as the campus police, safe ride, and other things to protect students. We do occasionally get ECU alerts of some crazy thing that has happened around the campus, but some of the people these things happen to didn't make great decisions such as being out alone at 2 and 3 in the morning. It is pretty much the same anywhere, make smart choices, stay in lit areas, and do not travel alone.

    Greek Life

    Greek life at ECU is okay. We have Panhellenic sororities and fraternities. There are also other service and social sororities and frats. I am in a social sorority called Phi Beta Chi, it is definitely a decision I will never regret!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Purple/Gold cheer Football announcer: its a first down crowd: Pirates ARRRGGGGHHH!!!! Definitely need to visit Sup dogs they are awesome :)

    Food and Dining

    I give food and dining 4 stars because I like the campus restaurants, but not the dining hall. It isn't that the food is nasty I am just a picky person sometimes. They have a lot of choices for every meal on campus. There is a chic-fil-a, 2 Subways, Einstein bagels, 2 dining halls, and a few other campus restaurants. The meal plans are kind of pricey, but when you live on campus it is kind of worth it. ECU is changing the way they do meal plans so I am not sure how it works now.

    Dorm Life

    I did not like living in the dorms because of the roommate situation. During my freshman year I had two roommates through the year and both were terrible. The first got kicked out of our dorm in the third week of school for reasons I cannot say. Other than my unfriendly and nasty roommates the rooms are pretty spacious. You get your own bed, closet, desk, and dresser. There is also a mini fridge and a microwave for you to share with your roommate. I would recommend rooming with someone you know or get to know your roommate over the summer before school starts.

    Tips for prospective students

    The first semester you come in to ECU make sure you focus on all of your classes. Once you start off good keep it going do not slack or it WILL hurt your g.p.a. a lot. Organization is key. I would keep a planner of upcoming assignment due dates and events going on around campus. Time management is also important especially for intended nursing students. For intended nursing, if you want to stay on the track ECU has planned out organization and no procrastination is highly important.

    In three sentences

    East Carolina University is an awesome school to attend. In past years it has been said that it is a party school, but it all depends on the person. They offer a lot of opportunities for students, they really want to see us reach our goals.

  • 03/15/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus is safe in the main part, but the outskirts are not.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is the best decision I have ever made. I have grown the best friends I could have ever asked for. There are many houses and chapters. There is a place for everyone.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are tons of options of clubs and organizations.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    During football games, there are many hand signals pirates did on boats that the fans do.

    What to do for fun

    Football games are the heart of pirate nation.

    Food and Dining

    There are many dining options but few are healthy and fresh.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are smaller than I would like but everyone is friendly.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes are easier than others. But teachers are always looking to help you learn.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take classes that will help you in the future. Always pay attention and learn as much as you can in class.

    In three sentences

    East Carolina has a friendly and welcoming environment. The courses are challenging but you learn things that will help in furthering your career. I feel that ECU is preparing me for my future.

  • 03/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    A few incidents have happened but there are alert systems every where and as long as you are in a group

    Greek Life

    A big part of ECU, there is a organization for everybody

    Clubs and Activities

    Hundreds of clubs and a huge greek life, lots of volunteer opportunities and chances to be involved

    Great for these types of students

    Diverse, fun loving, pretty much anyone

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    traditions:Pirate Palooza, football traditions, barefoot on the mall, get a clue

    Bang for the buck

    The price you pay to attend is worth the cost of tuition and fees plus there are lots of off campus housing options

    What to do for fun

    Let's just say you can't spell PARTIES, without PIRATES..the mall, movies, and lots of food options right around campus as well as movies shown on campus. Great night life, clubs and parties right down the street from campus too.

    Food and Dining

    Ok food but it varies, there's a subway, two chic-fil-a's, a chilli's and mini food court on campus so you have a lot of variety

    Dorm Life

    Good dorms, the only thing to watch is the curfew and other peoples lack of sanitation habits

    Tips for prospective students

    Be as organized as possible and get involved; ECU is all about service.

    In three sentences

    East Carolina is a great school to attend. Like any other institution it has it's kinks but the people here are always ready to help. The educational level of the school is just challenging enough and there is no school that has more spirit and campus pride than the ECU pirates!

  • 04/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    AMAZING ! ! ! !

    Clubs and Activities

    A lot of clubs supported events every week.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Never walk under the Cupola on the Mall. Rumor has it is that you won't graduate in four years.

    Bang for the buck

    The school is pretty expensive, but the experience, and the people you meet while attending is worth every penny. The academic programs are amazing.

    What to do for fun

    Since the campus is a fairly big size running around campus is pretty cool. Going to the student rec center as well as Mendenhall student center which has an bowling alley and arcade.

    Food and Dining

    Pretty good food, different places to chose from.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are pretty cool. Gives you the full college experience.

    Academic Rigor

    Honestly depends on work ethic and major.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to class, stay focused while in class. Don't be afraid to ask questions if you don't know something. Also go to office hours your professors have open.

    In three sentences

    I would rate East Carolina with a 10. Ten being high on the scale. They have a lot of resources available for you to succeed while you are enrolled there.

  • 04/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Greenville has plenty of fun activities both on campus and around town for college students to enjoy!

    Food and Dining

    East Carolina University has the best on campus food of any college I have ever visited, they give you plenty of variety as well!

    In three sentences

    During my time at East Carolina University, I have grown into a successful and driven individual. Overall, the professors have all been very supportive and encouraging throughout this new and sometimes intimidating part of my life. All in all, I would recommend East Carolina University to anyone because the excellence and enjoyment I have found here are unmeasurable.

  • 04/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is fairly safe. East Carolina University has its own police department, along with emergency posts all around the campus. If a student feels that they are being followed, they can press the button on an emergency post and the police will be there within seconds.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs, it is hard to keep count. Fencing, kayaking, dodge ball, figure drawing, soccer, you name it, ECU has it.

    Bang for the buck

    East Carolina University is fairly cheaper than other universities in the area. With that being said, I feel that I get the same education (or better education) here that I would have at another university. Applying to this university was the best decision I've ever made.

    What to do for fun

    Going to sporting events is the most fun thing to do. Students at East Carolina University have so much pride for their school, it's just amazing to be around.

    Food and Dining

    The dining halls are pretty amazing, as well as restaurants and eateries on campus.

    Dorm Life

    Most of the dorms here are very nicely built, and have a lot of space. There are no bug problems, and all the dorms are in walking distance to central campus where classes are.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are very challenging.

    Tips for prospective students

    One tip that I will mention is that students need to make sure they do not procrastinate. Make sure to keep academics your primary focus.

    In three sentences

    East Carolina University is a great college. Even though I am transfer student from a community college, East Carolina University has made the transition really easy for me. Academically, East Carolina University is challenging, and it is something I really appreciate.

  • 04/10/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    There were lots of activities for students. Some activites were sports, intramural sports, gym, on site theatre, and a beautiful court yard with a fountain for sitting out. There is also the library.

    Food and Dining

    When toured the campus, there were numerous food & dining options. There was a buffet style ( the founder of Goldne Corral is a grad of ECU ) dining option. Also, there were other restuarant obtions ad several coffee shops.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm room we saw was small in size but could accommodate two students. The dorm room had 2 beds, microwave & a small fridge. There is a plus for not having to purchase small appliances.

    Academic Rigor

    I have heard only good things about ECU nursing program. According to the NC Nursing board 3 year pass rate is very high. The passing rate on the State board is in the upper 95 percentile.

    Tips for prospective students

    Tips for prospective students would include apply for admissions early. Also plan a family tour of the college campus. Finally, apply for financial aide as soon as possible once accepted.

  • 04/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    AMAZINNGGGG

    Greek Life

    Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority Incorporated NPHC

    Clubs and Activities

    Greek Life Silent Pirates Service Fraternity Public relations club Yoga ECU Ambassadors

    Great for these types of students

    Driven. Motivated. Fun.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I eat lunch on the third floor of the bate building its quiet and has big windows its calming for a crazy day.

    Bang for the buck

    Great athletics and clubs and free printing everywhere.

    What to do for fun

    SAB events are almost every day and they give a fun on campus alternative to partying.

    Food and Dining

    Horrible.

    Dorm Life

    DORMS SUCK! But you meet some of your best friends there so give it a chance. College hill allows you to meet the most people. West end gives you the best partying opprotunites, Central well its central.

    Academic Rigor

    It really depends on your major but you have to study as much as you can because you don't want to mess up and be in a whole

    Tips for prospective students

    Have three calenders. Get your sleep schedule together early. Pirate tutoring is an amazing resource use it. Go to office hours it could help you at the end of the year when your grade is on the edge.

    In three sentences

    A wonderful place to learn. A great place to grow. An exciting experience that you can not have anywhere else.

  • 04/22/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    60 police on duty 24/7 Many blue emergency lights Residence hall cameras You receive email and text msg notifications about any alerts (storms, emergencies, dangers, closings) on and off campus. Parents can also get them so they can keep check that you're safe instead of them calling you 24/7

    Greek Life

    I have heard their Greek Life is pretty active and they host great parties! I am planning on joining a sorority when I attend in the fall! It's a great way to meet new people, make friends, and have a good time. Remember: Greek Life isn't all about the partying. They become your lifelong family!

    Bang for the buck

    For in-state it's about $14,000 I am out-of-state which is about $27,000 It's not a bad price. My cheapass dad is willing to pay it, so that tells you something.

    What to do for fun

    They have so much to do! First off, there's football...it's soo big down there! Their Greek Life is average down there. There are about 300 clubs and organizations to choose from. Greenville isn't TOO far away from the beach so you can go there. They have indoor and outdoor pools! They said they have approx. 8000 students living on campus so you have plenty of friends to hang out with! Look up imschmacked.com to get insight to their partying life! Looks sick as hell. They have free concerts when they come around. They have a sickk new gym (where I will be most of my time) and in the gym they have a yummy smoothie stand! Finally, they have bowling, a game room, and a theater that gets movies right when they come out of the movie theaters!

    Food and Dining

    There are three main dining places to eat. My favorite part of dining is that they have a Chili's (college style) on campus! Ask about the Combo Meals and their new meal plan

    Dorm Life

    Like most average colleges. Freshman have the option of Hall or Suite style dorms. Most freshman get Hall style. No wifi in dorms though, so bring a internet cord. Internet is free though!

    Academic Rigor

    I heard the academics are really hard and you need to stay focused on school or you will fail out. I guess I will find out how bad it is!

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you apply as soon as possible ! Housing is limited and to get the best housing for you. I waited too long to visit the college and now I might be stuck with Hall style dorms

    In three sentences

    First off, the campus is so beautiful especially coming from a girl who lives in Maryland and LOVES warm weather. Second, as a huge football fan, I love the spirit and energy of the school and at the football games! Thirdly, the people are so nice down in Greenville, you'll fit right in just as I did!

  • 04/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Great school!

    In three sentences

    Very great place to attend with a very nice campus!

  • 04/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are tons of things to do for fun in Greenville, NC. Shop, go out downtown, visit restaurants, go to the movies, or bowl with friends.

    Food and Dining

    The dining halls are average at best.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to study...a lot. It is not the party school that everyone tells you about.

    In three sentences

    East Carolina is an amazing school with great academics and a wonderful student body! We have the best school spirit around and support our fellow pirates. The teachers here will take the time to help you out when needed and all of them provide office ours for you to ask questions.

  • 05/02/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    I felt very safe at ECU. They have tons of safety lights and campus police!

    Bang for the buck

    East Carolina provides a large campus setting with a price of a smaller university. It's affordable for my family.

    What to do for fun

    For fun, I spent a lot of time hanging out in the rec center working out. They have a pool, track and lots off machines for working out.

    Food and Dining

    Todd Dinning Hall is very nice and provides a lot of healthy choices. I think that it gives students the opportunity to make choices that effect their health.

    Dorm Life

    I lived in Garrett over the summer. I personally thought it was dirty and full of bugs, but the other dorms I toured were very nice. I like how ECU provides an all female dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    During the summer I was able to take classes in the physics departments and engineering. Although it was not set up like a typical class, I was able to gain a lot of knowledge and all of the teacher were very helpful and provided me with an academic challenge that I wanted.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would recommend prospective students who are interested in the medical field to check out ECU. Students should come prepared to walk around in all sorts of weather conditions.

    In three sentences

    East Carolina University is a beautiful campus with friendly and helpful students and faculty. Although I will not start classes until the fall, I spent my summer on campus with a High School program. The school is full of positive energy and encouragement.

  • 05/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus police are always there if and when you need them!

    Clubs and Activities

    There are hundreds of different clubs

    Bang for the buck

    it is worth your money!

    What to do for fun

    There's always something to do on campus! weather it's a party, or an extracurricular activity. you'll never be bored!

    Food and Dining

    The food is just like eating at home. their are so many different varieties of food.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is Great. You meet a lot of great people from all over the country, and you have a lot of fun.

    Academic Rigor

    They strive for greatness. The professors really try to help you reach your potential.

  • 05/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Greek life is amazing. The impact that greek life makes on the community surrounding campus is great. There are so may fundraisers, activities, and events held to support each sorority or fraternities philanthropy. Greek life brings people on campus together.

    Clubs and Activities

    SO many opportunities to get involved. Very few students are not involved in anything.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students who love school pride and spirit. EVERYTHING on campus is purple and gold. People shout from their windows PURPLE and the people outside naturally shout back GOLD.

    What to do for fun

    What is there to do for fun? Ha! There are SO many things to do at ECU. On and off campus! On the mall (the grassy middle of campus) there are always activities and classes to sign up for (like yoga, martial arts, frisbee, etc). There are free movies, speakers, intramural sports, a bowling alley, and arcade, and so many clubs an organizations. Greek life is big at ECU, so going greek is a great opportunity to fill your time with fun activities that give back to the community. When the weather is nice, there are pool parties at the apartment complexes that have beach volleyball, basketball, and competitions for prizes! There is a never ending list of things to do at East Carolina U!

    Food and Dining

    At ECU, the food is surprisingly very good. The dining hall serves quality food and a plethora of options for every meal. There are any places to go on campus as well such as a Starbucks, a bagel place, and Italian place, Chick-fil-a, Subway, and more. All of these places take the meal plan on your student card the same way the dining hall takes the meal plan. There are so many options no one can ever complain.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is a one of a kind experience. I wouldn't want to do it again, but if I could go back, I wouldn't do it any differently my freshman year... The dorm is where you make lifelong friends, have unforgettable stories, make crazy memories, and find out how to be on your own. It is different from being at home, but it is just as fun as you could imagine it to be.

    Academic Rigor

    People who attend ECU are bright and driven. The classes are tough and make you work, but the teachers are amazing and help students reach their full potential. Classes are very specific, and most of the teachers truly care about the students. ECU's motto is Tomorrow starts here which means that your future starts when you attend ECU. It is true that the future starts when you attend ECU because everyone around you wants what is best for your and is pushing to help you be the best person you can be.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved! I have made so many friends and great memories by being involved in things outside of just learning. And stay focused! It is easy to get distracted, but you will feel amazing when you receive the rewards of doing your best and staying focused.

    In three sentences

    ECU is home. It is where one can find his or herself. ECU is the place where people learn, grow, and enjoy life.

  • 05/31/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    The dinning halls provide different options for food but sometimes the food is not always the best. There are also other places to eat besides the dinning hall but a lot of times they are over crowded and cost too much.

    Dorm Life

    Life in the dorm is different. It was hard to adapt to living on my own but I eventually got used to it.

    Academic Rigor

    Whether or not the course is hard depends on the teacher and how you apply yourself to the course. Some courses may be harder than others and challenge you to work harder than normal.

    In three sentences

    East Carolina University is a great school with helpful teachers that also provides many different learning experiences as you progress through your college years. They staff always helps in the best way they can. Overall East Carolina University is a great college to attend.

  • 06/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I always see a police car no matter where I go on campus and there are plenty of blue lights if I ever have an emergency. I think the ECU Safe Ride is also a very good addition to campus safety. Campus safety is very thorough.

    Greek Life

    I'm not really into Greek life, but I know plenty of people that are and thoroughly enjoy it. I think it's a great opportunity for certain people, I just never really got into it.

    Clubs and Activities

    Like I said earlier, there are so many clubs and activities around campus at all times. There;s something for everyone and I really think each person should at least try to get involved in something. It definitely adds to the college experience when you're involved.

    Great for these types of students

    There are plenty of things that are great for different types of people. There are religious groups for those that enjoy thriving in their religions. There are drama clubs for those that act. There are even gaming clubs for gamers. I could honestly go on and on because like I keep saying, there's something for everyone at ECU.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    One of my favorite things ever is getting out of class and seeing a crowd on the mall listening to Brother Ross preach. He is very popular on campus, but most students hate him. He preaches in a negative way and many people enjoy going to listen (and laugh) at some of the ridiculous things he says.

    Bang for the buck

    College is so expensive, but ECU is one of the cheaper Universities in North Carolina so I think it's as good as it can get. It's not as expensive as other schools and it offers so much for the students. I think it's worth it.

    What to do for fun

    There are so many clubs to join for almost any interest you can ever imagine. Many of those clubs throw events all over campus, so there's almost always something going on that you can go to. The school offers various religious groups as well for people to join. There's honestly something for everyone.

    Food and Dining

    Campus dining is a lot better than I expected going into college at the beginning. There is a great amount of variety and I like the way ECU has their meals set up.

    Dorm Life

    I have had good and bad experiences in my dorm so far. I enjoy dorm life because it's closer to everything on campus, therefore making it so much easier to be involved. However, they are slightly cramped and the process of changing roommates is so annoying that I never even bothered switching when I had a nightmare of a roommate.

    Academic Rigor

    Of course, you have your few scary teachers but altogether I believe Ecu is thorough in educating their students in an effective way. I can admit to slacking off my freshman year, causing my GPA to fall, but with the help of wonderful professors at ECU and motivating myself, I am slowly bringing it back up. Every teacher I have had so far has been willing to help in any way possible as long as they see me making efforts.

    Tips for prospective students

    Remember that ECU stands for Everyone carries umbrellas, because it seriously rains so much in Greenville,NC. Don't undermine your study time because it's more important than you think at the time. Also, try to be involved because there's always events going on and you don't want to lose the college experience you've always dreamed of. It seems scary, but it's such a blast if you involve yourself in not only your academics, but also the campus activities offered.

    In three sentences

    ECU is a great school in my opinion. The environment is always so friendly, as well as the people that go there. I haven't had a bad experience there yet.

  • 06/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Loads of Greek Life.

    What to do for fun

    There are countless numbers of clubs and activities to sign up for. The university recreation center holds numbers of fitness classes and activities. The student government and activity group puts together festivals and events on campus year around. The student center has loads of activities such as a bowling alley, billiards room, arcade, and more. Downtown Greenville is across the street and there is fun things to do there on the weekends.

    Food and Dining

    Food is ok. The quality of food in the dining hall depends on what day of the week it is and what period in the semester. Chain restaurants such as Chick-Fil-A, Subway, and Chilly's are on campus. Food will always be close by at all times of the day.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is great. Living in the dorm your freshman year will help you academically and socially. Living on campus makes it easy to commute to classes and be close to your professors office. Also living in the dorms helps you to focus on academics with little distraction. If you need less distraction and more focus, the library is close by and will be your best friend during exams. For social life, you will meet new people and have fellow class mates close by to help with assignments.

    Academic Rigor

    There are a large range of classes and difficulties in the classes. The academic rigor depends on your class schedule and how much effort you put into each class. Your academic success is all on you, the student. Professors will help you equally as much as you put into your classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be active and go to all the football games and sports. Don't be afraid of the huge step from high school to college. You will meet friends easily and find fun things to do all the time. The professors are nice and will help you out, just make time to know your professor and pay attention in class and go to class. Just be open and ready for a great experience.

    In three sentences

    East Carolina University is a fun, exciting, great school with enormous of school spirit. The professors and staff are nice and very helpful, you feel welcome and at home right at your first visit. East Carolina University is a well rounded full university that gives the best college experience for academics, social life, and way of life.

  • 06/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Downtown is walking distance from every spot on campus if you enjoy dancing and going out with friends. Also Greek life offers a lot of events as well as different clubs. There is an on- campus bowling alley and arcade as well.

    Food and Dining

    The food is only good when the parents come into town!

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is all about what you make of it! Get to know your neighbors or sweet mates and enjoy their company.

    Academic Rigor

    Academic rigor depends on your personal study habits. If you come to college with strong habits then you will be fine as long as you stay on top of all of your course work. The professors can be tough and attendance is mandatory if you want to be on your professors good side.

    Tips for prospective students

    College is a new and exciting experience with tons of opportunities at your beck and call so be prepared to be distracted from your school work. When it comes to school work you get out what you put in so don't be expecting honor roll if you don't have good study habits and time management skills. Lastly, the parties will always be there so stay in on nights when you need to study there will always be another chance for you to go out with your friends.

    In three sentences

    East Carolina is the perfect school for young adults who are interested in a laid back atmosphere. The professors along with the current students are welcoming and inviting both in and out of the classroom. Whether you are dreading leaving home or perfectly ready to set out on your own East Carolina is the perfect fit.

  • 06/10/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    What to do for fun

    What isn't there to do for fun?! Go downtown, be in a club, go out to eat, go hang out with friends, GO TO A FOOTBALL GAME. The options are truly endless.

    Food and Dining

    Dining hall foods is dining hall food. It's not the best but it good be a thousand times worse. All of the other food is really great and the workers are very friendly! We also have an awesome new dining plan starting fall 2013!

    Dorm Life

    Most of the dorms are really nice. The one dorm that hasn't been renovated recently is being torn down and rebuilt December 2013! They are a great place to be and a great place to make some of the best friends you will ever have!

    Academic Rigor

    It may not seem like it is extremely hard to be accepted but ECU is a challenging school academically. There professors are invested in your education but you are also in for the ups and downs of education. It's not easy but it's not the post difficult either.

    Tips for prospective students

    Work like a captain, play like a pirate! ECU is the perfect balancing of taking academics seriously to knowing how to let loose and have fun. Greek life is a great experience, and if that's not for you then join a club and just live college to the fullest!

    In three sentences

    East Carolina is one of the best institutions on the east coast. The have growing academics, strong education and medical programs, and a beautiful campus. ECU also has a growing athletic program and has the best school spirit you will ever find.

  • 06/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    Check spelling As a freshman I started playing on the Club Field Hockey Team. Of all my friends and classmates that play on club or intramural teams, everyone agrees that its a great experience. Club teams travel to other colleges to compete in tournaments.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Polar Bear Plunge- Ice+Outdoor Pool in the middle of winter(free T-shirt)

    What to do for fun

    Academic Clubs Club Sports(I participate in Club Field Hockey) Downtown Night Life Tanning on lawns Football Games Pirate Games in General The Polar Bear Plunge Pirate Palooza Pool Parties Movies at Hendrix Theater So Much More!

    Food and Dining

    Dining halls can get boring but the staff tries to spice it up once in a while. Throughout campus are different mini restaurants and cafes. ECU has a Starbucks, Chickfila, mini pizza shops and more.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life can be great, as well as frustrating. You have to remember you are sharing a building with about 300+ people who aren't exactly like you. Not all of them clean up after themselves, and not all care about quiet hours. On the upside, living in a dorm my Freshman year was a great experience. I met some of my closest and truest friends in dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Many joke that ECU is known as EasyU. That is not at all the case. My freshman year at East Carolina was vigorous and entertaining. Many teachers are there to help you succeed. The only frustrations are graduate students that aren't aware of how to teach. It is hard for them to teach there pears, especially if there are no rubrics.

    Tips for prospective students

    1) Do Not Skip Class-if you just don't feel like going. Teachers have an allotted amount of absences before it can hurt you. Sometimes uploading a document to blackboard can count as being in class, and if you forget you're out of luck. 2) Sleep is important, but don't do it all the time. 3) Club and Intramural sports are a great way to meet great people outside of your everyday routine.

    In three sentences

    East Carolina is a school that thrives on the students pride in academics, athletics, clubs, and sense of community. Being a Pirate is one of the most exciting part of my life so far. No matter where you look, anyone can find somewhere to fit in and be a part of our Pirate Nation.

  • 06/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are many blue lights to press in case of an emergency. The campus police and safe ride are always around too and available to give rides back to dorms after late night study sessions in the library.

    Greek Life

    There are many sororities and fraternities to chose from. You name it from religious to multicultural to the ones you hear of all the time. We have them.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are over 300 student organizations, in which everyone is bound to at least find one they like.

    Great for these types of students

    ECU is definitely great for anyone who has LOTS of school spirit. Purple and gold is where it's at. We have a great school of medicine and nursing school. The music program at ECU is also highly rated. And don't forget ECU has recently opened a Dental School for those interested in dentistry.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a clown that is said to come out at midnight by the clock in front of joyner library. It is also said that if you walk under the cupola, you will not graduate in 4 years, so we tend to all walk around it, except for the rebellious few.

    What to do for fun

    There is lots to do. Football games on weekends are a must. Basketball games are pretty great to go to as well. There are many other things to do at Greenville as well.

    Food and Dining

    The food is not the same as it was back home haha. The dining halls are better during orientation, but there is plenty of options. There's a chili's, chick fil a, starbucks, and other locations conveniently on campus.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life never gets old. There is always something to do. The dining hall is nearby, so is the student rec and library. I must say there was never a dull moment living on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    The work load is way more than expected. But if you work with your professor, it is manageable.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you have purple and gold ready! Work hard, make good grades, and enjoy being a pirate!

    In three sentences

    ECU in my opinion has the most school spirit, it's noticeable everywhere. The environment is welcoming and energetic, there is never a dull moment. The academics are great too, professors are easy to work with.

  • 06/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Sup dogs is just off campus (Walking distance) and is our local college dive, best hot dogs and burgers around!

    What to do for fun

    Try a little of everything! Bowling is always cheap and pretty often free, pool, rock climbing, gym, zip line, always activities going on. Movies galore.

    Food and Dining

    Pizza is pretty bad, but burger studio and Einstein's are really pretty good. Dining halls are survivable if you know what to avoid.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are dorms, they're small rooms. But the hill has the biggest rooms, but they are the farthest from classes. West end is a medium sized room, and a medium distance from class, Central Campus has the smallest rooms, but they are conveniently close to your classes.

    Academic Rigor

    Not overly difficult classes, but don't let your work get to be too much otherwise you'll either miss out on chances to have fun or lose points in your classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Avoid the dining hall on tour days, get to big booty bingo early, keep ahead of your work!

    In three sentences

    I love this school. The community feeling is fantastic, and the students love their teams! ECU pirates rule for life.

  • 06/14/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    I've heard it's not too safe...has me worried.

    Clubs and Activities

    Go Pirates

    Dorm Life

    Seems like I've been assigned to one of the worst dorms...ugh

    In three sentences

    Excited about starting a new phase in my life...hope to get into the nursing program...heard great things about it.

  • 06/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There is always something going on around campus.

    Food and Dining

    On campus food isn't spectacular but then again it is campus food.

    Dorm Life

    I stayed in my dorm my first two years there and i loved it.

    Academic Rigor

    It's hard to get used to, but just keep these things in mind starting out: if there is an intro to college class take it!, join something (club anything), and don't overwhelm yourself, you have four years. Don't load up your first year, you have time.

    Tips for prospective students

    GET INVOLVED

    In three sentences

    The best school for both shy and outgoing people. There are so many great opportunities for students here and there is always something to do. I recommend this school to anyone.

  • 06/20/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There is a large night life in Greenville. Downtown is walking distance from campus. There is a movie theater and bowling alley on campus and there is always something going on.

    Food and Dining

    There are a variety of options across campus to eat. These include: 2 dining halls, chili's to-go, chick-fil-a, the galley and wright place. You never feel like you're in a cafeteria.

    Dorm Life

    The campus is split into three different 'neighborhoods'. The dorms focus on unity between floors/buildings. Depending on the building the rooms may be small, but they have progressively been remodeling.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are going to require attention, so don't just blow off class because it's why you're there in the first place. A lot of professors hand out slides for you to follow along, which is beneficial for exams. Internships are key.

    Tips for prospective students

    Explore degree options beforehand. Go in with a gameplay. Definitely live on campus AT LEAST your first year to develop peer relationships.

    In three sentences

    East Carolina has a large student base that is very diverse. The faculty is always open to individual attention, even in lectures of 250 students. The location of ECU is a very college-based town.

  • 06/22/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    Everything! Theres always something social going on. It's impossible to be bored!

    Food and Dining

    Good food!

    Dorm Life

    So fun! you'll meet a lot of new people and friends.

    Academic Rigor

    Its challenging enough, but won't make you cry

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply to the school early to secure your spot. Upon admission, sign up for the first orientation date so there is a greater class option.

    In three sentences

    East Carolina is by far one of the greatest schools I've seen during my college search. It has the full experience with its amazing academics and social campus life. Go Pirates!

  • 06/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    If you are planning to attend East Carolina, make sure you download the ECU app on your phone. The app has come in handy for me many times, especially when waiting for the transit. The app has access to college news, bus schedules, college map, sports, etc! I highly recommend having the app for making the transition easier and more successful.

    In three sentences

    East Carolina gives students the opportunity to learn to the fullest. The professors are determined to make a difference in the students lives. The college campus is also very beautiful.

  • 06/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    On campus is pretty safe, and off campus there are police that patrolling constantly. It is as safe as the next town, but you still have to make wise decisions. For example; It is midnight and you are just now leaving your friends dorm. Some safe alternatives to walking by yourself would be; staying there for the night, or if you absolutely have to get back to your place call a friend to come pick you up. We also have a very good transit system. The buses run until 3 in the morning so it you end up staying at a friends later than you expected, you will be just fine.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is very prominent on ECU's campus. Fraternities and sororities are constantly putting up flyers for their next event. They do a lot of volunteering and charity work.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs to join. There will be a session at orientation where some of the clubs will have a booth set up for you to come and look at. There are club sports, study groups, community service groups, church groups, and many more. I am doing marching band, because I love music and football games! Marching band is a great way to meet friends. I am sure the other clubs are too, I am probably just biased.

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone, really. From what I have noticed the majority of students that go to ECU are very lively and outgoing. Football and basketball games are very crowded and everyone has great school spirit! I have seen some shy people, but they seem to love ECU as much as everyone else.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are many traditions at ECU. Firstly, we are the pirates, and what do pirates say? ARGH! If someone yells PURPLE!, you yell GOLD! (our school colors). A football tradition that started in 2008 is the raising of the No Quarter flag during the fourth quarter of a football game. Real pirates would raise a no quarter flag to show the other ship that they will take no prisoners and give no quarter (or mercy). That is exactly what the ECU pirates do in the fourth quarter, give no mercy. Fans in the stands participate by holding up their arms in the air crossed, like a skull and cross bones. There is also one strange tradition that I know of. People will tell you that walking under the cupola in the mall (a small dome/gazebo looking thing in a grass field in central campus) will cause you to not graduate on time. I do not know if this is true or not, but I would not try it in any case.

    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of places to have fun at ECU. There is a student center. It has coffee shops, food, an arcade, bowling, and even a theater where people come to perform. Every now and then the Hypnotist will come to perform. If he comes, you better go. And if you can, get a front seat so you can get hypnotized! There is a student recreational center. There are basketball courts, a track, work out rooms, and a pool. So if you want to work out or get some friends together and go swim you can stop by the recreational center which is located right next to the student center. I am a music buff, and I like going to shows. There are many local bands that play frequently in the city. Be sure and go to some if that is what you're into.

    Food and Dining

    The food in the dining hall is amazing. You have so many options to choose from. They have healthy foods like fruit and veggies, and they have pizza, fries, and burgers if you feel like pigging out. They even have vegetarian dishes! If you do not want to eat in the dining halls there are many local area restaurants to choose from as well, but eating at the dining halls is definitely cheaper especially if you have a meal plan.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is awesome. You are around a whole bunch of people who are in the same position. Sure there might be some people who roomed with their best friend from high school, but there will be at least 100 people around you looking for someone to hangout with. Keep your door open, say hi to everyone that walks by, invite people over. Just be open to everybody and you will make friends for sure!

    Academic Rigor

    Your freshman year you will be taking a lot of prerequisite classes. Do not slack off just because they are easy. Regardless of how easy some classes are you will still need to study. I never studied in high school and made pretty decent grades, but it will be very different in college.

    Tips for prospective students

    There is no need to by nervous or scared. Everyone is very nice, and feel free to ask anyone anything! They will be happy to assist. The campus is pretty big, but it'll only take a few days to figure out where buildings are. If at all possible, try not to bring your car unless you really need it. Everything is close by and you probably wont use your car that much.

    In three sentences

    ECU is filled with school pride and tons of spirit. The teachers actually care about your success, and will work with you until you reach your goal. Everyone is very friendly.

  • 06/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    While there are reported on campus crimes frequently I have always felt safe and know no one to be harmed

    Greek Life

    Many people find Greek life a great opportunity and it is a great way to build relationships.

    Bang for the buck

    If you are an in state student than ECU has the best bang for your buck because you get a great college ecpereince at a relatively low tuition.

    What to do for fun

    While ECU is not at the beach or the mountains there are cool adventure programs, the gym, and what most people like to do is go downtown and have a good time with your friends. I have found that once you have spent time making friends then there is always something to do.

    Food and Dining

    I love the food at the dining halls because its buffet style and if you get tireed of it there is chick fil a or subway available as well.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is great! Everyone has different preferences on dorms but overall they are kept up nicely and the R.As are great.

    Academic Rigor

    I am not a standout student but I work pretty hard. There are professors that will load you with work and then there are professors that really care about you attaining the information. IT depends on your major and classes but overall the classes are not overkill

    Tips for prospective students

    The biggest tip I would give to future students is to get involved. Whether it is through greek life, student government, or sports clubs. Your experience will in college will be much more enjoyable if you have outlets to build relationships through.

    In three sentences

    East carolina university is a great school and one of the best decisions of my life. I find some of the classes to be relaxing and suitable and other classes to be very challenging, which I think you would find at any school. i love ECU's campus, everything is a walking distance away which makes everything really easy.

  • 06/30/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus police on site. Also emergency system connected to phone texts and email. Emergency posts all over campus all within just a few yards of each.

    Greek Life

    I don't participate in greek life. Many people do this.

    Clubs and Activities

    I am going to pariticpate in the Bass Fishing Team; Ice Hockey Team, and maybe a few other things. I will always plan to tailgate at games!!

    Great for these types of students

    ECU is great for anyone!!!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Polar plunge in the pool in January! Lots of great pirate tailgating at games!!! Awesome ECU Bass Fishing Team!!

    Bang for the buck

    ECU is a great university and the cost of tuition is much less than many. I look forward to the criminal justice program that I have enrolled in. I look forward to meeting many pirates at ECU and participating in the variety of activities offered at ECU.

    What to do for fun

    Lots of things. I look forward to the Bass Fishing Team. For the first time, this club has made national rankings this year!!! I am especially excited about being a part of the bass fishing team!!

    Food and Dining

    Awesome new food plan and pirate bucks!!!! Also the new food plan allows you to go to the dinning hall as often as you would like. Also many vendors like Star Bucks on campus!

    Dorm Life

    Great dorms! I am in a suite with 4 roommates. Looking forward to this!!

    Academic Rigor

    ECU seems to take a variety of students, but the academic rigor is as expected at a university.

    Tips for prospective students

    Great college! Really nice professors there. Great orientation session and looking forward to starting in late August.

    In three sentences

    East Carolina has a beautiful campus with lots of friendly faces. ECU offers many programs. ECU has many extracurricular activities to make campus living fun.

  • 07/01/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Join greek life for the right reasons.

    What to do for fun

    Attend as many sports events as possible (football, basketball, softball, baseball). Free movies in Hendrix. Bowling, and pool tables in Mendenhall. Hit the rec to work out or use the pool. Attend any of the events held on campus, they're all fun. Join organizations.

    Tips for prospective students

    WORK BEFORE PLAY!

    In three sentences

    Tomorrow starts here. Our school spirit is seen through purple and gold. Work before play.

  • 07/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Anything outside of campus is pretty ghetto and it is NEVER safe to be alone. Greenville PD is pretty much useless until it comes to writing drinking tickets. Various places on campus utilize the blue light posts for students in distress who need to contact authorities. Can sign up for ECU alerts which warns students of any previous or ongoing crime on or around campus. We got a lot of crap for bringing in basically a swat team when there was the umbrella that looked like a gun incident but I felt very safe that the authorities were well prepared for a potentially dangerous situation.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life is definitely growing on campus and its presence is known. Some of the higher leadership positions for students on campus are held by members of the greek community.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a club for everyone, including a hammock club. Great resources for students planning to go to professional schools after undergrad years. A growing Greek Life.

    Great for these types of students

    Anybody

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a clown in the clock tower that comes out at midnight by the library. If you walk under the Cupola in the mall (grassy area in the middle of campus) you will not graduate on time. The Boneyard during football games is the absolute best place to watch the game.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is one of the lowest in the state although it goes up each year. Class sizes are usually pretty small. Most large lectures will be in the first year or two when taking the general education credits.

    What to do for fun

    Plenty of programs on campus and in the dorms that give you the opportunity to get free food and stuff. Of course there are parties every weekend too.

    Food and Dining

    Starting a new dining plan that helps you get the most for your money. Dining hall is the best when visitors are on campus like parents weekend. There are a variety of dining options other than the dining hall from subway to chili's and chick fil a that are all on the meal plans.

    Dorm Life

    Small rooms and the occasional bad RA but it is an experience every college student should have. They do make it easy to change rooms if you have a problem with a roommate.

    Academic Rigor

    Science programs are a lot harder than many expect them to be. Can't say the same for the liberal arts.

    Tips for prospective students

    Work hard and don't expect to slack off. Get involved in a variety of organizations. Don't walk alone at night.

    In three sentences

    Wrongfully labelled as Easy U and is trying very hard to clean up their image. Great opportunities for students in a variety of majors and an amazing medical school. Students who come here looking for an easy degree and to breeze their way through college should stay in community college because it is not just the party school people think it is.

  • 07/05/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    There is always something going on at campus, you will never get bored. There are also many things to do off campus, and the beach is not that long of a drive.

    Food and Dining

    The food is amazing and we have the best meal plan ever. Students can eat in the dinning hall anytime the want from open to close, there is not limit on how many times you can use you card in one day. There are also many other dinning options beside the cafeteria including Panda Express, Chili's, Starbucks, and Chickfila.

    Dorm Life

    All of East Carolina's dorms are well maintained and clean. The rooms are not too small and you do not feel like you are in prison.

    Academic Rigor

    East Carolina has an amazing medical school. The pre medical studies are very good as well.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not be afraid to come just because it is labeled as a party school, any school is a party school if you make it. Just find good people to hangout with and stay out of trouble.

    In three sentences

    The campus is beautiful and very close together; students do not have to walk miles to get to class. Everyone on campus is really friendly and will help you whenever they can. There is not better college and East Carolina!!

  • 07/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I've never felt so safe walking around a town I am unfamiliar with at 3 A.M. There are always cops on every corner of the university and there are blue emergency lights that you can push if you don't feel safe.

    Greek Life

    I am not in Greek Life, but it seems like a lot of fun and you will meet a lot of people.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are over 150 different clubs and activities on campus. My freshman year, I got involved in Colleges Against Cancer, a non profit organization. We help out at the Hope Lodge which houses cancer patients and their families. We also do Relay For Life which is the most amazing event on campus. I recommend getting involved.

    Great for these types of students

    This university is amazing for all types of students, whether you are really into music and theater, or a sports fanatic. This school is very diverse and I love it.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a cupola on campus. There is a curse that if you walk through the cupola, then you will not graduate in four years! Also, the clock outside of Joyner Library has something pop out at certain times of the day. The scariest is at midnight every single night. A clown pops out and scary music plays while the clown talks in a creepy voice. Find out for yourself if you don't believe me, it's scary.

    What to do for fun

    What isn't there to do for fun? East Carolina always, always has something going on. Every week, Mendenhall Student Center has new activities and events that are going on. The student government association planned to show different movies every week for free, we have bowling alleys, pool tables, table tennis, and other fun things to do in the Student Center. There are dances held sometimes at the Student Center. We also have an awesome downtown area in Greenville. There are restaurants, boutiques, clubs, bars, and such. You will never get bored here. Ever.

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining at East Carolina is more than convenient. The dining hall is open at all the right times and serves food to all eaters whether they are meat-eaters, vegetarians, or allergic to gluten and such. There is also a little convenient store on both ends of the campus for students who don't have cars to go to the grocery store.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms at East Carolina are very well kept and have a great cleaning staff and coordinators. The RA's are very nice and only care about keeping peace between the residents. I had the sweetest Resident Advisor my freshman year and she was always there for my hall mates and I.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors at ECU really care about the students. Majority of the freshman classes range from 100-250 students, except for some English classes. The professors still show that they care and they try to make the class as comfortable and smooth as possible. There is also Pirate Tutoring Center which allows students to go to review sessions and for extra help from other students and staff who give their free time to tutor other pirates.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay on top of your school work all year long, but also balance your free time and other activities. Get involved and you will meet a lot of great people and start making real world connections.

    In three sentences

    East Carolina University was the best choice of college for me. This university has so much to offer to students whether it is planned events around the campus, or even the academic programs to get extra help. This school means so much to me and I am happy to be a pirate.

  • 07/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are emergency call boxes and security is high at ECU which is a good thing.

    Clubs and Activities

    Lots of academic clubs and sports are offered here.

    Great for these types of students

    ECU is a great school if you are looking for the ultimate college experience and if you are motivated to achieve your academic goals, your professors and advisers will help you make it happen.

    Bang for the buck

    I feel that the cost to attend ECU is average. It is college and it does cost to attend, that's a given.

    What to do for fun

    There are many academic clubs you can join and you will meet really nice people and make many friends.

    Food and Dining

    There are plenty of places to eat on campus as well as off campus in Greenville.

    Dorm Life

    While I haven't lived in a dorm, my step daughter will be and we have gone and toured the dorms, and they are nice. I feel that she will be able to experience the full college life and atmosphere here.

    Academic Rigor

    Academics are important in college. If you study hard and keep your nose to the grind stone so to speak, great things will happen for a student that's rich in academic excellence at ECU.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be ready to study hard and any goal you set, your advisers and professors will help you achieve it!

    In three sentences

    ECU offers the perfect student life on campus. While I am not an on campus student, I am an online student, I have toured ECU and my step daughter will be attending ECU and living on campus in the Fall of 2013. We love ECU and are determined to reach our educational goals.

  • 07/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is great. We have 62 dedicated police officers just for the campus. There are also call boxes that will contact the police who will arrive in two minutes or less. The police can talk to you through the box as you wait and you can see another box from each box. These boxes can be used for emergencies to you need an escort back to your dorm after a late night in the library.

    Clubs and Activities

    ECU has over 300 clubs and organizations that any student can join. Marching Band, rec sports, Greek life, ect..anything you can dream of I'm sure you can find it at ECU. There's something for everybody.

    Great for these types of students

    I think ECU is great for any kind of student who is willing to learn and put an effort into their education. ECU is a place for a plethora of students who have different ideas and attitudes. There's no one set type of students for ECU.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Although not really a tradition, ECU commonly stands for Everybody Carries Umbrellas, so make sure you're always prepared for a sudden rain storm.

    What to do for fun

    There's so much you can do both on and off campus. There are over 300 organizations and clubs, not to mention Greek life, that you can join and become apart of. The student center also has a bowling alley, a movie theatre that plays recent movies, and a gaming room. If you don't feel like staying on campus one of the buses can take you out into the town and you can go to the mall or a video game store, or almost any other place of business that you want to go.

    Food and Dining

    The food is better than most college food that I've experienced in college searching. There's a really great variety of food and all the kitchen staff work hard to keep the dining hall clean and to make sure the food is up to student and staff and their own standards.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are really nice and all of the buildings are renovated. The RAs are very nice and are around to answer your questions and to help with problems you have. It can get a little cold though because of all the air conditioning.

    Academic Rigor

    I believe that the academic rigor is hard, but not so difficult that you'll never be able to keep up with all your classes. And if you do find yourself falling behind there is a great tutoring center free to students that is always willing to help. Even if you're not falling behind the tutoring center is open to everyone and can help you stay on top of your classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Leave yourself open to new ideas. There are so many clubs and organizations to join and become apart of so don't come into the university with your mind closed. ECU is a great school, filled with a lot of great people, so keeping your mind open would be my greatest tip because who knows who or what you'll miss if you have a closed mind.

    In three sentences

    The staff and OAs are very helpful and friendly. The campus is very clean and easy to navigate and find where you need to go. The dining hall food is pretty good and the kitchen staff work hard.

  • 07/24/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    There's a cafeteria and there are stores nearby. Choose one is all I have to say.

    Dorm Life

    My friend's sister goes here and apparently they are tiny but what dorm isnt?

    Academic Rigor

    I've heard it's hard, but Im not so sure. Any college should be hard so study and do the best you can here.

    In three sentences

    It seems like a very beautiful place and wild too.

  • 07/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    On campus you're good to go. There are numerous safety beacons that one can activate that will signal a policeman to that specific area. Since the police dept. is very close to the campus they should arrive very soon. However I do not suggest walking alone deep in the grid. As where most houses are rented out via college students, some are to be actual Greenville residents and robberies have been reported on occasion. Travel in a wolf pack as Alan would say.

    Greek Life

    As most frats are known for their partying, Sororities are known for having a clean house and joining at the frat houses to party. As you gain many new acquaintances you receive crucial contact information among your fellow brothers and sisters and set up a bond that is the same as any sibling you have ever had; more than likely better because they're not actually your blood relative.

    Clubs and Activities

    Intramural sports and other clubs/organizations can be read about on countless bulletins throughout the campus.

    Great for these types of students

    Idk what this means.. But maybe you said the color Purple sooo... GOLD!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    1) The Cupola is sad to be bad luck if you walk through it on your own. Being pushed in doesn't count towards your supposed bad luck 2) If someone says Purple!! .. At least you can do is say Gold. 3) Starbucks. As it may taste like heaven in your mouth.. You have to know when the lines or low or you might be in line for a smidge. Pretty sure I heard they were putting a second one in the Library... Which would be awesome. 4) The only other things I can think of would be of the motion sensor pillars by the Library that have specific tones as you pass through them, the fellow hammock people that set up between a great set of trees (I've seen them go 4 hammock high one time), and of course where purple on Fridays... If you remember, if not that's cool.

    Bang for the buck

    Difference between in state tuition and out of state tuition is a little alarming but I guess it is at every college. There are many organizations out there to help you in the field of academics to the best of their ability. Their free PTC (Pirate Tutoring Center) can help you with that stubborn chemistry final when it comes down to it. Overall there is always something to do and see at East Carolina. Arrrggghhhh!

    What to do for fun

    Downtown is pretty fun, even though it's technically called uptown. From night clubs to hookah bars there is always something to do or see. Sup Dawgs is a hotdog and burger joint on the corner right outside the East Carolina University wall (definitely a must). Like I said before if you are interested in competing through sports with your local friends at the university they have trained referees for each sporting event through intramural. Soccer, flag football, basketball.. You name it, we got it. Anyone looking to stumble upon a party should walk with a buddy or two through what is known the Grid this is the area of houses that start on 5th street and work their way in to 4th st. and 3rd st. as well. Enjoy.

    Food and Dining

    The new dining hall hours makes it so that any student can come in, swipe their 1card and decide from an array of dining choices from 8am-10pm. There are two main dining halls in West End and one on College Hill. Other places to spend your pirate meals could be done at Chic fil a, Panda Express, Chiles, Starbucks (personal fav), and can even order a special protein smoothie at the gym for all you meat heads out there!

    Dorm Life

    I guess this depends on which dorm you live in. I lived in Garrett Hall in West End (near the student rec center) each student has a choice to get involved in their hall government program, get news through flyers on bulletin boards, and possibly meet your future girlfriend/boyfriend. My recommendation would be to live in West End due to location comparison with College Hill (too far from classes)

    Academic Rigor

    I ranked 4 stars because everyone is different study habit and time management wise. The main thing one has to know while attending college for the first time out of high school is that each and every professor knows you have other classes, but also knows that you better learn the material for each of your classes. Stay on the grind and make a study group... You'll thank me later.

    Tips for prospective students

    1) Don't lose your 1card (considerate your new baby) 2) On game day ... You better have on one of the schools colors (and be loud.. It's more fun that way) 3) Be on time for class... Not that hard to do when that's ALL you have to do. 4) Ride the bus! It's free and ECU has the #1 transit system in North Carolina! 5) Our Joyner library is humungous, very easy to get lost in due to its size so if you're actually going to go look for a book, get some help first.

    In three sentences

    East Carolina University is a well kept campus that strives for the success of their students. Aside from always being able to do fun activities like participating in intramural sports or a night on the town; ECU will deliver. Don't down anyone for going here because of there high acceptance rate, I came in with a 4.2 GPA and loved every minute of it!

  • 07/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Downtown, shop in the horrible shopping mall, go see a movie with friends.

    Food and Dining

    Food options are vast, but not very many healthy selections.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms here are actually very nice and a lot of fun to live in. I suggest meeting your roommate beforehand.

    Academic Rigor

    Some hard professors, some lenient ones. Just like any other school, depends on your major and the classes you take.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay on focus, know your interests, don't get caught up in the college experience.

    In three sentences

    East Carolina University may not be ranked for its party school appearance anymore but partying could still be considered a popular past time here. If that's your thing, great. If it isn't, great.

  • 08/11/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    They do their best to keep the campus safe. They even have a number for you to call a transportation car to take you to the parking lot or to campus in late afternoons. It's to help student not worry about getting hurt and getting to their rooms safely at night. There are police on campus, yes things happen at ECU but most of the time it is the students that know that's not where they should have been.

    Clubs and Activities

    Its always a good thing to be connected to people who share common interest, and make the most of opportunities.

    Great for these types of students

    I'd say its the best school on the east in N.C. for medical professions. They have many programs to suit many professions though, so it's best for people who care and want a future.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The columns by the library when a person walks by it makes music, that's pretty cool. there is the polar bear ice, it's for freshman's to jump into a pool of ice.

    What to do for fun

    For fun I like to read, volunteer, and play sports mostly basketball and volleyball. I enjoy movies comedies.

    Food and Dining

    The food is good there is always a variety to choose from. God bless those who prepare the meals.

    Dorm Life

    I couldn't say I haven't lived on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Whatever your goals are in life you can get there. There are wide ranges of classes to fit many goals. The education is what you make it honestly. the teachers give there all it takes you as a student to have the determination to succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    Tips are to always go to class, don't miss days. Study that should be obvious, and if you need help there are tutoring places on campus for free. You get out what you put in that is just how it is.

    In three sentences

    East Carolina University is the best education into which better prepares me for my future career. Having courses related to the medical profession I plan to pursue. This is a friendly campus and school to attend.

  • 09/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There is always police patrolling the campus at all hours through day and night. ECU also has emergency buttons all throughout the campus very close together; when pushed, police will come to you IMMEDIATLY. They also have RA's that come and check the dorms throughout the night, and have regular fire drills.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life is very big at ECU; however, in the past years studies have shown that students at ECU that are involved in Greek Life preform better academically thank those how do not!

    Clubs and Activities

    ECU hosts all kinds of club sports, fitness classes, a free nutritionist at the recreation center, plus walk-on tryouts, and a full variety of intramural sports year around. There are also hundreds of clubs including HOSA, bowling clubs, and student government.

    Great for these types of students

    ECU is great for students who want to be academically challenged, want lots of entertainment, may or may not be into Greek Life, and wants a great campus at school that, once you attend, you are always an ECU Pirate! Arghhh!

    Bang for the buck

    ECU offers so much bang for your buck! Free movies, and tickets to all sporting events for students, plus a bowling alley, great location, awesome dorms and professors, plus great food, free printing labs, and a free tutoring center!

    What to do for fun

    ECU provides a HUGE variety of things to do: HYPE football games, the Recreation center equip with a large weight room, fitness classes, an indoor track, a stationary bike room, rooms to play multiple types of sports in, tons of basket ball and volleyball courts, and finally a rock climbing wall. Also, downtown Greenville is less than ten minuets walk to depending where you are on campus. Downtown has all kinds of clubs, restaurants, shops, and grills to enjoy. ECU also provides you with free entertainment such as the programs they run where you can get free food and free stuff and all students get free tickets to sporting events. We also have a free movie theater that plays recently released movies, and a bowling alley where you can bowl for 75 cents.

    Food and Dining

    The food great at ECU, with a wonderful variety that changes daily, tons of different drinks to choose from, including the occasion smoothie bar. There is also a build-your-own-yogurt station, and fresh fruit put out daily. Also, there are many other places to get food other than the dining halls: Subway, Chilis Too, Chik-fil-a, Panda express, Starbucks and many more. Plus there are separate small markets on campus to find snacks and fresh fruit, or breakfast. At All of these places you can use your selected meal plan also!

    Dorm Life

    All the dorms are great, and many of them have been recently renovated! The RA's come up with lots of fun, free programs you can attend to meet new people and have a great time. The dorms are generally big and come fully furnished ( minus and TV and what not). The bathrooms are large and clean, and the cleaning and maintenance staff are fantastic and helpful!

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on what you take, rigor is pretty strong. ECU is one of the top Universities in North Carolina, so they hold their students to a high academic standard; however, we have a free tutoring center open almost all day, every day, and all the professors are always willing to help you during their office hours. There are also many free computer labs, with free printing,where you can go to do work in a quiet place.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always visit the colleges you are truly considering. If you do not feel your heart truly wants to be there, do not apply and waste your money. Once you walk onto a prospective college campus, you will know instantly weather you want to go there or not. Once I toured ECU I was sold on it as my pick for the college I wanted to attend. Also, do not listen to stereotypes. They usually are old tales of something that happened once or twice, or a rumor that has been twisted into something totally different.

    In three sentences

    East Carolina University is an amazing place! The atmosphere, the people, the excitement of game day, the entertainment, and the campus are truly spectacular. ECU is not your normal college; unlike the other North Carolina Big Universities, you know when you see a sticker or shirt or flag on something or someone, you know whoever owns it went to ECU.

  • 10/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The safety on campus is superb! The campus is well lit and has many emergency blue light stations around campus, which will record video and call the police if the button is pressed. There are many security and police officers that patrol the campus making sure that no trouble ever breaks out and controlling it if it does.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    A huge tradition on campus is going to football games and screaming chants. Thousands of students will tailgate at College Hill, the dorms closest to the stadium, and will walk to the stadium with loud cheers of Purple and Gold! All of the students will sit in the large section called the Boneyard and scream as the Pirates head to victory!

    Bang for the buck

    ECU is a fairly cheap school if applying as an in-state student. It provides what you pay for, which means that not everything is the best it can be, but is still as best as ECU faculty can make it.

    What to do for fun

    There are many different places on and off campus to go for fun. On campus the Student Recreation Center and Mendenhall student center are the most popular places to go. The Student Recreation Center provides a work out area for more serious weight lifting and it also has different sports courts for competitions between teams or friends. Off campus is Downtown Greenville, which provides students with the opportunity to get some good food and watch a football game or different nightlife clubs to have fun with a few friends.

    Food and Dining

    The food at ECU is very appetizing and provides a variety of food options. The two dining halls are located on either side of campus and serve many different kinds of food and have large eating areas. The food is very good and changes frequently, so you will not get bored with the same taste. If the dining hall is not your place, you have a variety of food chains around campus, such as Chik-fil-a and Panda Express, which provide cheap and delicious food.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm rooms are not as cozy and comfortable as a bedroom back home, but they do just fine for college life. Utilize your dorm room as a place to sleep or study, but go out and have fun at other times. The dorm rooms have heat and air and most dorms have a common area to study or gather. These assets help to bring the ECU students on the same hall to become best of friends.

    Academic Rigor

    ECU has many great professors and resources that can be used to help better the academic setting. Though ECU is not the best in the nation, its academic program ranks extremely high. ECU provides all that you need to have a great education, but it is your job to be willing to learn and push yourself to do your best.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come to ECU with a positive attitude and you will receive a positive outcome. If you come in expecting a great academic experience, you will get one. Do your best to focus hard on your studies, but make time to have fun and relax. It works best if you treat school as a job. Work on schoolwork from 8-5 and spend the rest of the time relaxing and having fun.

    In three sentences

    East Carolina University has great opportunities for everyone to follow the career path in which they choose. The school has a beautiful look to it and provides many places to hang out with friends. Although ECU has been labeled a party school, this reputation is false and ECU has much more to offer than parties.

  • 10/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Although Greenville can sometimes be known for high crime, ECU does a good job of keeping as much crime off campus. If there is something to occur on or even near campus they send out text messages to make sure you know and if you are outside to be very careful. ECU tries to keep their students as safe as possible and offers transportation such as Safe Ride and you can always get picked up by an ECU police officer to take you to your car.

    What to do for fun

    ECU offers so many activities such as zip lining, derby races, making tye-dye shirts, Halloween events, and with over 300 clubs there's always something to do. And let's not forget the football games!

    Food and Dining

    When you first get here the food is great, they have so much to choose from but they serve the same things daily/weekly so it gets old real quick. They offer you pirate bucks and pirate meals in your meal plan so you can try other places on campus but be careful because once you run out of those it's expensive to get more.

    Dorm Life

    ECU tries to make the adjustment of being away from home comfortable for individuals, they offer many activities to get you involved and to meet other people you live with. The only side about dorm life is the rooms are small and it's not always easy sharing a bathroom with 20+ girls.

    Academic Rigor

    Most people view ECU has an party but college is what you make it, the professors don't go any easier on you than any other college. ECU also has great majors to choose from and is well known for their majors especially in nursing, teaching, and fine arts.

    Tips for prospective students

    Although college is great because you're not in class as much as in high school and you have so much freedom it's definitely not easy. Although your classes may seem easy studying is an important part of getting through, although going out and experiencing college is fun you have to focus on your studies. The professors want to see you do well but you have to try or they won't go out of their way to pass you if you don't make an effort.

    In three sentences

    If you want a school that has a lot to offer and is filled with tons of school spirit then ECU is the place for you. There are so many majors to choose from and they always have activities going on, and there are over 300 clubs to join. Also the school spirit is fantastic I have never seen a school with so much pride, when you're a pirate you bleed purple and gold. ARRGGH!

  • 11/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are hundreds of organizations here to join and be apart of.

    Food and Dining

    The dining hall I attend on a daily basis has good food, they're just very repetitive in serving the same thing weekly.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is okay, majority of underclassmen are on campus while upperclassmen are in apartments. With this, it's cool being surrounded 24/7 by people you're own age.

    Academic Rigor

    The course rigor is very challenging but the professors, the teacher's assistants, and the staff are more than willing to help

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure that this is the place you want to come to for your four years of education. I know very many people who want to transfer because of their reasons.

    In three sentences

    East Carolina is a very diverse school where one can come and fit in into any organization, succeed in academics, and make life-long friends. The atmosphere is great and so are the people. Since this school is big on football, everyone shows support for it.

  • 12/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I have never felt threatened by my safety on campus. I love that there are police patrolling campus for our safety and they are just a couple seconds away if there ever was an emergency.

    Greek Life

    The majority of them are involved in the community. Although, some have their reputations, it is a great social life and aspect of college. It is a good experience if you are into group gatherings. You will definitely need great time management if you plan on joining a sorority or fraternity. They are very time consuming.

    Clubs and Activities

    From club sports to dancing clubs to language and writing clubs, anyone will find their niche here. I think its awesome to have over 350 possible clubs to join!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Yelling PURPLE randomly... There will always be people shouting back GOLD.

    Bang for the buck

    You can definitely see where your money is going to on campus. With a new student center coming in a couple months to the new parking deck, new changes make for a better and bigger community!

    What to do for fun

    Join clubs or even greek life. It is a great way to meet new people and attend social events that are fun!

    Food and Dining

    There are SO many options at Todd if you are on college Hill. From a make-your-own pasta station to the sandwich and ice cream station, you don't run out of choices. For the days you're on the go, chik-fil-a for breakfast is always a good way to spend your pirate meals.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are a community, it is a good choice for freshmen to live on campus their first year. You meet a lot of people and become close to them also. You're close to your classes also. Since I live on college hill, we are sort of like our own community and I like that we have a sense of unity because so many of us live here. Even though we are not on main campus, we still have a gym and other dining options too.

    Academic Rigor

    You definitely have quality professors for your classes. As long as you manage your time well and put in effort in studying and in class, you will be successful.

    Tips for prospective students

    Research where you want to live on campus and tour the campus before your classes start so you won't get lost. Also, I advise you meet with the professors after the first day of classes so they know who you are and that way if you need any help during the year, they will know who you are and will be glad to help.

    In three sentences

    ECU is definitely a school with friendly people and a lot of school spirit. You definitely feel how proud a students are at football games and at any social event. Especially at ECU, you get a high level education and plenty of opportunities for success.

  • 12/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I've walked around alone on campus late at night and wasn't confronted, but it is definitely frowned upon. There are occasional incidents of robbery and shootings, but there are typically not any serious injuries and most stolen items are recovered. We have a fair amount of crime, but ECU itself has a good system in order to protect you from harm and to identify you when there is a potential for harm in the area.

    Greek Life

    There are many fraternities and sororities to choose from, each providing wonderful opportunities for the students involved. There are also service-related sororities if you're more interested in the community volunteer-service oriented aspect, but want to feel close with the group involved.

    Clubs and Activities

    As I've said earlier, there's a club for everything. There are clubs for any sport or physical activity, any religious group, any major or career path, any hometown pride, any political-related group, etc.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who are interested in a Pre-Med or Pre-Dental course of study- ECU has a great program for you! We also have growing programs I believe in art, business, and engineering. But let's be honest.... ECU is great for everyone!

    What to do for fun

    What not to do for fun? The gym is open most hours of the day, complete with workout machinery, raquet ball facilities, a rock wall, a track, etc. We also have an on-campus movie theatre (that plays awesome movies!), bowling alley, arcade, etc. There are THOUSANDS of clubs- literally there's one for everything. There are political-related clubs, religion-related, sports-related, major-related, state-related... anything you have an interest in at all, there's a club full of people who share the interest and want to hang out and talk about it. There's also a lot to offer off campus in the greenville area, and areas with larger attractions such as Raleigh and Wilmington are only about an hour and a half away.

    Food and Dining

    Fried Chicken Wednesdays in the Dining Halls are literally a direct blessing from God. There's also plenty of other restaurants including Panda Express, Subway, Sandwich Delis, Cupola's italian restaurant, Chickfila, grills, Chili's, mexican place, starbucks, java city, einstein bros. bagels, etc. As far as eating off campus, you can't beat Supdogs, Wings over Greenville and Campus Calzones.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are small, stinky, and loud (increasingly so when you have a test the next day of course) but it is so much fun and you will love it. I personally had a random roommate who I didn't agree with, but I loved everyone else on my hall. The people I met in my dorm became my best friends and now that I'm in an apartment I really miss the dorms because I loved living so close to so many people I cared about.

    Academic Rigor

    No College or University is going to be easy, obviously, but your individual academic rigor will depend on your courseload, your major, etc. As a Pre-Med student and Biology major, I've got my work cut out for me most of the time, but I do still find time to volunteer around Greenville, go out with friends, work out, and just be lazy when I want to. You can make anything work-- its all about time management!

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for the early admission- you have better opportunities to get in, and also apply for Honors College or Leadership programs- they are a great way to network in the community, make friends with similar interests, etc. Don't be afraid to get involved and reach out there, ECU provides plenty of opportunities and you won't regret it1

    In three sentences

    ECU provides a fantastic environment in which a young adult can become a successful leader while providing service to the community. Faculty and staff as well as community leaders are supportive and encouraging of student's individual dreams and goals and are more than willing to help them become a reality. Coming to ECU was the best decision I have ever made, and I would definitely recommend it to anyone and everyone!

  • 12/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Hang out with friends, movie theater, bowling, swimming, or you can go downtown.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure that books come first. Do not party all the time it will harm you severely.

    In three sentences

    A wonderful place to learn. A place to make friends. A place to have a time of your life full of joy and fun.

  • 01/22/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    The recreation center has tons of activities ranging from bowling to swimming.

    Food and Dining

    Todd dining hall is pretty good. I haven't ate at the one on West end.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms with semi private bathrooms are the best.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes some work but it is nothing devastating.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study. Research other schools.

    In three sentences

    East Carolina is a great school where the faculty really do care about your education. The courses can be tough, but with hard work they are manageable.

  • 01/23/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    For fun, I like to go to the gym and eat! Our dining halls are great, as well as other food choices, such as Chili's and Panda Express.

    Tips for prospective students

    I recommend living in a dorm for your first year and making sure to get to know people around you. Study hard, but also have fun! Make the most of your years here.

    In three sentences

    It is very welcoming, and makes you feel like you are at home. The food is good, as well as the service. Classes are challenging, but teachers are very willing to help.

  • 01/31/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    The dining hall food is way better than high school lunch. They have many options available for alumni to choose from. Also, at ECU, we have pirate meals and pirate bucks. These can be used at any of the food locations on campus. It's very useful when on the go or when dining hall food just isn't hitting the mark.

    Dorm Life

    I love living in a dorm, mainly because it's on campus. You see people everyday and become quite acquainted with them. RA's are always planning activities to get everyone closer with each other.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics taught and the professors that teach here at ECU are the best. Professors don't mind lending a helping hand, or spending extra time with students during their office hours. Keep your head in your academics, then your grades will reflect.

    Tips for prospective students

    There are so many people that go to this school, find your crowd. Join clubs, go to events, and show student pride by going to games.

    In three sentences

    East Carolina University has the best campus and alumni in the nation. The best four years of your life will be here at this university. East Carolina University is not only a school, but it is a campus of memories.

  • 02/03/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I have not yet experienced any breaches of campus safety. Trust me, nothing to worry about here!

    Greek Life

    I am not in Greek life, but I do know many people who are; and I know they love it so much!

    Clubs and Activities

    As I mentioned previously, there are numerous clubs and activities to do on campus. There are many sororities, fraternities, club sports, adventure activities, art classes, physical exercise opportunities (such as yoga, Pilates, aerobics, etc.) I am quite sure also that there are many I have not even seen or heard of yet!

    Great for these types of students

    This university is wonderful for all types of students, including academically strong students, especially if you plan on applying for the Honor's College. Additionally, it is great for students who enjoy doing and seeing things. There are always events, performances, plays, games, etc.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are so many chants and cheers. It is not unusual to hear a person yell Purple! from one side of campus, only to be greeted with a Gold! from the other side. There is the annual Polar Plunge every year, where people jump into the outdoor pool (which is frigid to say the least) in the middle of January. Insane but so much fun! Also, we have a cupola in the middle of central campus. No student walks underneath the cupola, because if you do so, it's said that you won't graduate. Keep that in mind! ;)

    Bang for the buck

    I am from North Carolina, so I received in-state tuition, which is amazing. Therefore, I can only speak for that. You definitely get what you pay for with ECU. Academically, it is absolutely on par. Additionally, the experiences you will have at this university will be unlike any other. Rooming and food is definitely well-priced in my opinion, especially compared to other universities

    What to do for fun

    ECU hosts events all through the year. For example, last month they hosted an outdoor ice skating event, a DJ dance party in one of the parking lots, and the a huge school snowball fight. They also hundreds and hundreds of clubs, groups, and classes. I just became a part of the Adventure Club; and I started a kyacking class. So much fun! Also, sports is a big deal to ECU, especially football. Greenville, NC makes a HUGE deal about ECU football. There is so much school pride all over this college town. It is so different from any other college town I have seen. They all love purple and gold! There are usually 50,000 people at almost every game of the season. Tailgating and cheering on the pirates is always a blast!

    Food and Dining

    The dining halls are great! It might be your mom's home cooking, but it comes very close! They have numerous options, including pizza, smoothie, salad, hamburger, fish, yogurt, and dessert bars. Also, it helps that there are two Chick-fil-A's on campus (let's just say we all eat a little too much of that!) In addition, we have a Panda Express, Subway, and a Chili's on campus, in addition to other local bagel, pizza, and coffee joints. There are so many options!

    Dorm Life

    I would say the dorm life is very good at ECU. However, its greatness is really up to you. It all depends on how involved and social you desire to be. The rooms are very nice (in size, cleanliness, etc.). From my experience, I have seen ECU do a wonderful job of pairing random roommates also.

    Academic Rigor

    That rating may scare some people, but it is accurate in the best way possible. Classes, like any higher education courses, will challenge you in many ways. Some will challenge the way you think and act, like philosophy, religious classes, or sociology. Some will challenge the way you study and manage time, like biology or calculus. Above everything though, the teachers really want you to succeed and do well. Every teacher that I have had will work with their students to help them understand concepts. While my classes have been challenging at times, they have always been interesting and beneficial. The professors make a world of difference!

    Tips for prospective students

    My first and foremost piece of advice would be to apply for the ECU Honor's College. I am currently a member of this college; and it has been an absolutely amazing experience thus far. Their desire is to see students succeed; and they provide everything they possibly can to assist them with this success. Also, if you do plan on going to ECU, seek out the clubs, groups, classes, and opportunities that are readily available to students. I started doing that during my second semester freshman year, and it really helped substantially in providing fun and learning experiences while also helping me meet new people and try new things.

    In three sentences

    ECU is a very prestigious university; and has provided one amazing opportunity and experience after another for me personally. There is so much Pirate Pride with the school. It is starting a movement to create students who love to learn, lead, create, and succeed.

  • 02/05/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Great for students who like to hang out and study hard.

    What to do for fun

    Many organizations and clubs for varying interests, Downtown area has lots of places to eat and drink.

    Tips for prospective students

    ECU is known as a party school, but you need to come to work, not party. The courses are challenging, and you will get out what you put in. The other students are friendly, although they could do more for their minority students.

    In three sentences

    This is an excellent School. The price is not prohibitive. The professors are helpful.

  • 02/05/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    ECU has student patrol every night throughout campus plus the cops that surround the campus 24/7. You always feel safe when attending ECU. They also send out alerts for anything that is wrong in the community and city around the campus.

    Greek Life

    So many options to chose from! You find which sorority or fraternity fits you best! The people are so nice and welcoming when it comes to greek life! It's something no one regrets doing. You mean and get close with hundreds of people that become friends for life!

    Bang for the buck

    ECU is pretty reasonable with the pricing given all the resources they have to offer students.

    What to do for fun

    There is a big recreation center on West End of campus. They have workout machines, indoor and outdoor pool, racquet ball, rock climbing, basketball, volleyball, and more. There is also always some event taking place throughout campus. They have numerous club sports teams to join and lots of greek life to be apart of. Not to mention all the school sports games throughout the year! Football is by far the craziest time of the year, the whole town comes together to support the PIRATES!

    Food and Dining

    The dinning hall actually has pretty nice, delicious foods. There is so many stations you can choose from like: yogurt bar, sub and wraps, fried food, salad bar, desert station, ice cream bar and ice machine, pasta station, omelet station, and a station that is different every day! The food court areas on campus are even better!

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life isn't all that bad like some people make it out to be. You get to meet so many new people living in the dorms, some of these people you may decide to live with the following years. There the downfalls of course but the ups of living in the dorms weigh out the downs.

    Academic Rigor

    ECU has some if the top programs in the nation, such as: medical and nursing, dental, teaching education, and much much more! They have a Pirates Tutoring Center for students to get extra help anytime they need it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't let the rumors of the school scare you off or turn you away. ECU is known as a party school, but we are not the only school that parties. However, ECU has the best educational performance despite the nasty rumors and stereotyping. You always learn something new at ECU even after you've been here for a few years!

    In three sentences

    East Carolina University is an outstanding, friendly, and open environment. The teachers here care about the students and help in any way they can to make students succeed. Loyal and Bold, ECU is the place to go!

  • 02/08/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    You have to bleed purple and gold!

    Bang for the buck

    It is a very good price for such a great education.

    What to do for fun

    Movies, mall, downtown.

    Food and Dining

    It is not your mama's cooking but it will keep you fed and you will definitely not starve.

    Dorm Life

    It is a big change from living at home but it helps you make friends and be involved.

    Academic Rigor

    If you don't focus and study, the classes will be hard.

    Tips for prospective students

    Focus on studies and not on partying.

    In three sentences

    ECU is a great school because it has a lot of students but you still feel important. It has a beautiful campus. It also has so many people to help you be successful.

  • 02/10/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    I am in several clubs and I enjoy hanging out with friends and going to the REC center.

    Food and Dining

    Usually has good food, but being a vegetarian it's often hard to find options.

    Dorm Life

    There are quiet hours and rules. It all depends mainly on what type of an RA one gets. Tyler is the newest and nicest freshman dorm in my opinion.

    Academic Rigor

    It depends on one's major, but the chemistry and biology classes can be very challenging.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not party too hard!

    In three sentences

    The teachers are very helpful when students ask for help. This school is what you make it, it's not a slack school like some may think. Those who put the time and effort in and who do not party too hard with succeed.

  • 02/10/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Very great campus safety, but then again, beware of where you go because the campus is built in Greenville. Again, the campus is built in Greenville. Lots of ECU alerts of students getting robbed at knife and gunpoint.

    Greek Life

    Very active, but doesn't negatively affect you if you're not apart of.

    Clubs and Activities

    Meh.

    Great for these types of students

    Party students, students who just want to get the college experience.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    On college hill there's a pathway that leads to smoker's haven.

    Bang for the buck

    Not much, if any. Free shuttle buses from off-campus apts. to campus are the only bang for the buck you'll get.

    What to do for fun

    Not much for fun to do except go downtown, drink, and end up with the wrong crowds. Be careful!

    Food and Dining

    Relatively convenient, but you could get shorted a few meals if an employee swipes your card twice or if the office accidentally shorts you meals. Make sure you choose a meal plan above your average eating level.

    Dorm Life

    Relatively nice, but a little expensive. Off-campus housing is much cheaper.

    Academic Rigor

    Depends upon the professor.

    Tips for prospective students

    Consider your options before enrolling here, and carefully select your professors.

    In three sentences

    ECU is an okay school, depending upon what you're majoring in. Some of the programs aren't completely developed, and the school is definitely full of cliques/social groups, but you will get the most out of carefully selecting professors who love their job and love all students. Consider your options before enrolling here.

  • 02/16/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There is always police around on campus and driving around it. Also there are blue lights at almost every corner of campus that if the button is pushed, the police are notified. There is also the campus security that is always walking around campus.

    Greek Life

    I think it is great! We all support each other and strive to make each other better. It helps with grades, and doing good in school.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are numerous amounts, too many to count and choose from.

    Great for these types of students

    You will absolutely love every minute here!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The cupola is on the mall and supposedly if you walk under it while attending school then you will not graduate in 4 years. Also during football games, we hold up the skull and cross bones when it is fourth quarter.

    Bang for the buck

    ECU offers so much for students to participate in that you can never have a dull moment or be lonely!

    What to do for fun

    I am in a Sorority, but I am also involved on campus and love seeing what is going on. I go to football games and in the spring, baseball games are so much fun.

    Food and Dining

    The food is good on campus, I eat everyday for lunch since there are so many different options to choose from, I don't get sick of it.

    Dorm Life

    It was a lot of fun living on a hall of all girls! It was a great experience and my RA was so nice and helpful with everything. The rooms are huge and you get a lot of space. The bathrooms are always clean and were never too busy. They had events going on sometimes every month, which was a fun way to meet new people.

    Academic Rigor

    ECU provides a lot of different majors and minors and advisors are there to help you through the process.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early, since it is rolling admissions! East Carolina is not a party school, like people say.

    In three sentences

    East Carolina provides great opportunity for students looking to do great things in their life. There is a lot of diversity at ECU, which I love. There is so much to do on campus, and the faculty is so helpful.

  • 03/01/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    If you walk underneath the Cupola (in the center of campus) it's said you won't graduate on time!

    What to do for fun

    I love exercise. I LOVE the student recreation center. There's wellness services, running track, huge weight room, racquetball courts, exercise studios, a rock climbing wall, basketball courts, 2 pools, and very nice sized locker rooms. If you're not into working out there's football games, clubs, or you can head over to Mendelhall and see what movies are playing.

    Food and Dining

    PLENTY of dining options ALL OVER campus. Chick-fil-A, Chili's, Starbucks, hamburgers, Italian. You name it. And these restaurants are stretched out all over campus so it's not usually a far walk for food.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Depends on the class of course. I had a demanding course load last semester but did very well. This semester I have 17 credits. More than I've ever taken before. It's a lot to juggle, but I believe I'm handling it well. Take advantage of all the support. Tutoring services, clubs, professor office hours, study groups, etc.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be yourself! Seriously, I've yet to meet someone there whom with whom I don't get along with. You'll have fun if you also make sure you put yourself out there and participate!

    In three sentences

    Professors are nice and helpful. The other students and faculty foster a supportive atmosphere. There is always something to do on campus.

  • 03/08/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Extroverts People who can handle going out and being a student Someone who wants to leave being happy with their choice in this school

    Bang for the buck

    Most of the nighttime food places are little more expensive than the food they serve.

    What to do for fun

    -Downtown -Intramural sports -ECU Football games -ECU sporting events (basketball, baseball, etc.) -Parks and rec. -Shopping centers

    Tips for prospective students

    -Go to class -Take classes you enjoy -Come out more knowledgeable than when you came in.

    In three sentences

    Have the best four or five years of your life here! You will have options for all your needs such as:helpful teachers, lifelong friends and memories that will be with you for the rest of your life.

  • 03/16/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Everywhere you go, there are the bright blue lights that you just can't miss! They are for police calls if you feel threatened or see something out of the ordinary. This campus is so big and there are always cops everywhere!

    Greek Life

    I'm not personally in a sorority, but trust me, there are tons of different sororities and fraternities here!

    Clubs and Activities

    SAB is the Student Activity Board and they always have something going on. Sometimes a performer comes, a play, a movie night, etc.

    Great for these types of students

    Library is open 24/7 and has personal study rooms for those of us who like to be shut out from the world!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Downtown on Halloween is so crazy!! People from all around North Carolina come here to party. Football games are also amazing!! It's very pumped up and exciting. I went to one last semester that was a black out game and it was televised!

    Bang for the buck

    ECU isn't too expensive compared to other Universities. It's a little funny though, how my meal plan and housing are almost the same price!!

    What to do for fun

    I live on West end which is one far end of campus. I live right next to downtown Greenville which has all the nice restaurants and clubs! Going clubbing is so much fun because you can go out with your friends and dance your butt off! There is also always something happening in Mendenhall.. there is bowling, movie theater, pool tables, and other events. The gym is pretty nice too! Indoor and outdoor pools!

    Food and Dining

    Dining halls are always full of different options. Just be sure not to get too ahead of yourself and gain the freshman 15. If you're not feeling the dining halls, there's always Chick fil a, panda express, a bagel place, pizza place, chilis, i could go on and on! Oh, i almost forgot the STARBUCKS!!!

    Dorm Life

    I loved the thought of living on my own without my parents and having a room all to myself and my friend. Turns out, we grew apart and she moved out. On the bright side, i live by myself now in Greene Resident hall which is all girls. It's not too bad, i would have preferred to have a co-ed dorm building but i love the location! right next to the gym, dining hall, and Krispy Kreme!! :)

    Academic Rigor

    Some of these classes are very hard. I am a nursing major with a pretty good GPA and there is a lot of studying to do. It's worth it though! You got to give a little to make a little! There are fun elective classes although. I love English and the professors here are great! I also am a minor in theater and there are always performances to go and see!

    Tips for prospective students

    ALWAYS CARRY AN UMBRELLA!! I cannot stress that enough. This school has a wide open campus and believe it or not, it does rain.. a lot. This campus is so beautiful and there are always things going on. There is so much happiness and pride at this school. You will always hear people laughing and chanting the famous, PURPLE!! GOLD!! chant. There is always something to do here at ECU!

    In three sentences

    This school has the most beautiful campus i have ever seen. Most of these professors are very well educated and have been teaching for decades. I love this school and the Purple and Gold pride that comes along with it!

  • 03/20/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Mostly nightlife.

    Food and Dining

    It won't kill you.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms freshman year are the way to go. This is where you will meet all your friends.

    Academic Rigor

    Depening on the program, class difficulty ranges greatly.

    Tips for prospective students

    DO NOT skip classes and slack off your freshman year, you will regret it!

    In three sentences

    ECU is a great school! The are well known for their connections with the Vidant medical center, which is great if you wish to go into medicine. There is also great pride for our football team!

  • 03/26/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Not so great in past but has improved. Town neglects impoverished areas right outside the university property lines.

    Greek Life

    Not interested personally and can avoid it if desired but it is very strong here.

    Clubs and Activities

    Lots of great options with a wide variety of interests to explore.

    Great for these types of students

    Easy going, social, and fun-loving students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Nothing here is unusual, but an on-campus Starbucks is a plus.

    Bang for the buck

    If not for the HUMANITIES professors- who are not appreciated enough- I would probably have change schools in retrospect. Good luck finding a parking spot.

    What to do for fun

    Lots of lovely local parks and greenways you should explore on the town government website for more details. Tipsy teapot is a cool hangout spot to read, drink tea or see a live band.

    Food and Dining

    Its not local or organic but its tasty and you can have waffles and cereal forever. It should be more vegetarian and vegan friendly but you wont be hard pressed to find something to eat- it will simply always be the same...

    Dorm Life

    While it's an experience you must have and will ultimately appreciate, the rooms are VERY small and the whole town has a cockroach problem so....

    Academic Rigor

    Some people call this university Easy-U. However the Honors program - if you can get in- is very challenging and a wonderful experience to take advantage of. It's like anything in life- you get out what you put in. If you want a challenging environment or an easy one ECU is an easy middle ground to go either way.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay on campus the first year. Do no buy into the meal plan if you can avoid it. Your email has a fantastic calendar with reminders built in.Use this to pug in as many assignment due dates you can early on in the semester to optimize your time management.

    In three sentences

    Every professor is passionate and engaging that I have met. That said, the dean and those on the board care more about paying into its football team than it's faculty and academic resources.Still, we do have a great library.

  • 04/06/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    One of the best!

    Clubs and Activities

    So many opportunities.

    Great for these types of students

    ANY TYPE

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    DO NOT WALK UNDER THE CUPULA!! Attend the Polar Bear Plunge! You haven't lived until you'll attended a pirate tailgate or football game. It is not uncommon to hear people scream Purple, Gold throughout campus. The steps to Joyner sing as you walk up them. The Joyner clock has a surprise show at midnight.

    Bang for the buck

    East Carolina really knows how to provide students with what they need as well as what they desire! Over all ECU provides younger generations with the opportunity to better their education at an affordable price.

    What to do for fun

    When I am not at Club Joyner also known as the library I am in the gym. Aside from that I enjoy paddle boarding at one of the campus' recreation centers, football games, intramural sports, pool parties, exploring downtown, relaxing with friends, and participating in community events.

    Food and Dining

    There are so many dining options as side from the dining hall. ECU really spoils their students.

    Dorm Life

    Campus life is great! There is always activities going on to involve students!

    Academic Rigor

    You must learn how to apply yourself and form good study habits. With the following in place you will get good grades!

    Tips for prospective students

    Take the COAD 1000 class. Learn to manage your time wisely. Do not over fill your daily schedule. Take at least two hours a day to do homework. Have as much fun as possible because senior year comes fast!

    In three sentences

    With the pride of being a pirate, East Carolina makes you feel like you are part of a family. East Carolina prepares and assists all students in reaching their maximum potential and become successful members of society.

  • 04/08/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There isn't a time on campus that I do not feel safe. ECU makes sure that safety level is at its highest and I truly appreciate it. The minute a student feels uncomfortable going some where to and from campus you can call Safe Ride and they will take you back to where you need to go on campus!

    Greek Life

    The best thing that has ever happened to me! I'm amazed everyday the support and love I get from my sorority sisters and the Greek Life at ECU. It has changed me for the better and I am so happy to know I have a second family here at ECU.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is every club imaginable!! For instance; scuba club!

    Great for these types of students

    There is a place at ECU for any type of student. No matter what 'stereotype' you fall under there will be a place for you at ECU! It's pretty diverse.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Outside of Joyner Library when the clock strikes 12 a clown comes out of the clock and says a quote. Orientation a bunch of us went to see it. It's basically an ECU tradition to see it at least once!

    What to do for fun

    I joined a sorority and it is the most amazing experience. Even if someone isn't sure about Greek Life I highly suggest to rush just to see what Greek Life has to offer you! I also have joined other clubs like Habitat for Humanity, anything volunteering I've signed up for! It's also a great way to meet new people!

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't skip class! The minute you start to skip, in the next minute your grades start to suffer! Also, don't procrastinate. There isn't a party or social event worth getting on academic probation.

    In three sentences

    East Carolina University provides students with endless opportunities. Even if you're enrolling as undeclared ECU helps students figure out what they are passionate for. Everyone here is friendly and happy to help a fellow classmate.

  • 04/09/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    The university provide varies types of restaurant and foods for the student to choose.

    In three sentences

    This is my second semester at East Carolina University, and I love it. All the professors that I have so far are great. They have helped me so much.

  • 04/30/2014

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    go to restaurants

    Food and Dining

    good choices of places to eat

    Dorm Life

    The dorm's are within walking distance to everything

    Academic Rigor

    I like their programs faculty

    Tips for prospective students

    You should visit the school first to see if you like it

    In three sentences

    A really charming school. There is lots of activities for students and professional clubs. Nice atmosphere and environment for learning

  • 05/21/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel that ECU is a very safe campus. They have plenty of emergency blue light poles scattered all over campus and downtown, there is a police station right across from Joyner library, and they have an alert system that texts your cell phone whenever there is any type of danger near the area. I have never felt threatened at ECU.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is no for everyone, but it is always a fun experience whether you are in a sorority/fraternity or not. It is also a good way to make life long friends and a good source for networking.

    Clubs and Activities

    Many of my friends participated in club sports and student government and they absolutely loved it. This again is another way to get involved at ECU and is a great way to meet people and build social networks.

    Great for these types of students

    ECU is great for students that like to try new things and are social. The only way to get the full effect of ECU is to participate and experience all the events and fun that ECU has to offer.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    One tradition that I found interesting was the Battle of the Hill. This is an event held every year where all the dorms on college hill compete through a series of events, boys vs boys and girls vs girls, to win the crown and tiara to be the kings and queens of the hill. The crowns are showcased in the lobby of the dorm that won.

    Bang for the buck

    My first year of college was worth every penny! I loved the experiences I had and can't wait to go back. My last piece of advice would be to take your grades seriously and not to let the freshman experience come before your school work because it will make or break your GPA.

    What to do for fun

    ECU always has some type of activity going on! The campus is never boring. Many clubs and societies host events that most people participate in. ECU always has special guests that visit the campus to talk to or entertain students. There is a movie theater and arcade on campus which is always fun. Many students get involved in activities off campus hosted by ECU for community service as well.

    Food and Dining

    ECU has a great selection of places to dine at. As a picky eater, I didn't enjoy the dining halls because I am so used to my mother's home cooked meals, but many other people enjoyed it. The breakfast is always amazing. On campus there are pizza places, subway, chik-fil-a, panda express and some other places that you can use pirate bucks to eat at. These places come in handy when you are on the go or are just tired of the dining hall. if you are a picky eater like I am, invest in a food plan with more pirate bucks!

    Dorm Life

    Living in dorms are required for freshmen at ECU. I think it is a good experience to have because it teaches you responsibility, helps you build relationships, and it makes you appreciate the little things in life such as personal space. Living in the dorms may not be great, but i can guarantee is that you will make life long friends, meet plenty of new people, and have fun.

    Academic Rigor

    Your best friend in college is ratemyprofessor.com! The professor you receive for your course can make or break your college experience and GPA. Some professors are very complex and confusing and others are very helpful and clear. Rating your professors and reading previous reviews on them is crucial in determining your academic success and the complexity of the rigor in your course.

    Tips for prospective students

    The main tip I had for prospective students of East Carolina University would be to not let other people persuade you, in and out of school. Many people discouraged me in my decision of attending ECU because it is considered a party school, but in all actuality any college will have parties, and it is a personal decision to attend or not attend parties. My second tip is to pick a college that makes you feel at home because it is much harder being away from home than most people/students expect.

    In three sentences

    East Carolina University is the best school for anyone looking for a chance to be involved in many activities and new experiences. The campus has the most beautiful scenery and the people at ECU are very open and friendly. It is also the best school for people who want to feel like they are a part of a community.

  • 05/21/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    There are many sororities and fraternities to choose from.

    What to do for fun

    During fall semester you'll find just about every student at the football games rooting for the pirates! A lot of students go downtown and head to clubs like StillLife, Rum Republic, or go to the bars. One place you'll love is SupDogs. It's a local restaurant that is exclusive to ECU and Greenville community but is branching out to UNC.

    Food and Dining

    At ECU you have a wide selection of food. Whether its going to Todd or West End dinning halls or enjoying lunch at Chikfila, Panda Express, Subway, Chilis or a few of the burger joints on campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always have a back up plan for your major. Some classes are harder than others and some programs are very strict on their applicants. College life at ECU is amazing but remember studies and school comes first.

    In three sentences

    East Carolina is an amazing school for all majors. The professors and advisers want you to succeed and work hard with the students to make it possible.

  • 06/05/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Police officers ride around campus in cars and on bicycles to ensure campus safety. There is also a warning system for the school on the school website that can be synced to cellphones. During a severe storm there are loud sirens that sound. Throughout the semester there are also mandatory fire drills that take place, as well as health and safety inspections of the rooms.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many different clubs for so many different interests. There are clubs from salsa dancing to Manga enthusiast. There are over 300 clubs and organizations on campus.

    Great for these types of students

    East Carolina is a place that is great whether you are a party person or a bookworm. The library is huge and then places to party are numerous. Whoever you are and whatever you like to do, odds are there is someone else who likes to do similar things too.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Polar Bear Plunge is a tradition that takes place in January. Cubes of ice are then poured into the outdoor pool. People gather in groups to jump into the freezing water. At the conclusion, students are given a towel and a t-shirt. The indoor pool is opened, and the canoes and boogie boards are brought out. There is also food and cake provided for everyone.

    Bang for the buck

    The buses are some of the cleanest and nicest transportation of any other school.

    What to do for fun

    On campus, there is always something going on whether its a party or a Mario Cart Championship. Also many people like to venture downtown for the nightlife. On the other side of town there is a shopping mall, as well as many other places to shop and eat all over Greenville.

    Food and Dining

    With many different options, West End Dining Hall is one of the best places to eat on campus. They offer a Chinese bar, but they also make the best quesadillas. There are also many other options on campus including Chik-Fil-A and Chilli's.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is not ever easy, especially when you did not have the option to pick your own roommate. The Resident Advisers are stationed on each floor to help with disagreements you might have. The dorms are very noisy, but can be a good place to meet knew people. There are also many occasions when the dorms get together for different functions during the year.

    Academic Rigor

    Contradictory to popular belief, East Carolina is not just a party school. Not only do students play hard, but we also work hard to. The workload is manageable if you go to class and take notes. Some teachers do not always have notes online so taking your own notes in class really is helpful.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get to know the bus schedule. Get to know your professors early in the semester. Never be afraid to ask when you do not understand something.

    In three sentences

    People are genuinely friendly and everyone acts more like a family. There is never a dull moment. The professors are wish the best for their students.

  • 06/09/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Safe on campus but Grenville is no Disney land. Never walk alone at night and always carry pepper spray.

    Greek Life

    Average for a southern school. It's no University of Georgia but still represents greek life well.

    Clubs and Activities

    large variety in clubs, greek life and athletics

    Great for these types of students

    Medical, business and education

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Dowdy stadium is like any other. Pirate football is amazing and wildly attended.

    Bang for the buck

    ECU is an affordable school with the same resources, networking opportunities and educational value of a pricier school.

    What to do for fun

    Party, walk on the Greenville river trail and eat.

    Food and Dining

    Delicious dining halls and on campus restaurants with many options.

    Dorm Life

    Old dorms infested with bugs and mold. But, most students only live in dorms for one year.

    Academic Rigor

    The rigor varies by major but is manageable overall.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study hard and often. There will always be another party but you only have one chance to take an exam.

    In three sentences

    A wonderful, spirited university that is swarmed with opportunity and knowledge. East Carolina University caters to its' students and provides a positive learning environment. I believe that East Carolina is a wonderful university and a wonderful choice for students of all kind. Go Pirates!

  • 07/01/2014

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    The food here is absolutely amazing. That is just the buffet line they have. I am not including all of the amazing food chains they have. These would include Subway, Chick-fil-a and Starbucks! (:

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are pretty amazing. I mean it is your typical dorm but they are very nice. (:

    Academic Rigor

    The programs are so amazing and are totally worth going for!

  • 08/05/2014

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    There need to be more healthy options on campus.

    Dorm Life

    I cannot give an accurate review on this as I will be living off campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Can't give an accurate review on this as I haven't started classes yet.

    In three sentences

    Far too much emphasis on school spirit and sports. As a long time Greenville resident you just can't get away from it no matter how hard you try. Still, the individual departments are good as long as you can ignore the pirate mania.

  • 09/08/2014

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    PiratePalooza, Halloween Havoc and many football games!

    Food and Dining

    Lot's of places to eat on campus, not just the dining halls!

    Dorm Life

    The resident advisor's plan lots of floor and dorm socials!

    Academic Rigor

    Top notch education program!

    Tips for prospective students

    It's BIG!

    In three sentences

    Great campus and lots of student activities that are planned by the Student Association. Excellent school spirit!