East Carolina University

Greenville, NC, USA
3.86 Average Rating

East Carolina University is located in Greenville, NC, and is comprised of 13 colleges. This public research university offers 84 bachelor's and 71 master's degrees, and claims a spot as the state leader in distance educated by providing 90 online degree and certificate programs, including options in business, health care, education, and technology. ECU features study abroad programs focusing on service to underprivileged areas, such as Guatemala and Nicaragua.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Small city

0
100
82%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision March 1, 2020 May 1, 2020
Other April 23, 2020

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
89%
Out-Of-State Students
10%
67%
Submitting ACT
71%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 22
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1053
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
29,131
Total Number of Undergrads
23,265
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
31%
20-39 Students
38%
40-99 Students
22%
100+ Students
6%
0
100
33%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
59%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
19:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$15,450
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$4,365
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$20,323
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$9,241
Books and Supplies
$1280

Aid & Grants

0
100
61%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
47%
Average Aid Per Year
$10,383
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
47%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,500
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$7,980

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
61%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$7,041
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$24,788
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$256
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
43%
57%
Student Organizations
813
Size of Town
Small city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
20%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Pirates
School Colors
Purple/Gold
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
American Athletic Conference

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Raleigh
Greenville
Charlotte
Greensboro
Washington
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$39,300
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What Students Are Saying

3.86 Average Rating
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.
Madeline from Richmond, VA
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!!
Stephanie from Asheboro, NC
This school challenges one academically as well as socially. It allows one to branch out and find new groups of friends through constant activities held on and off campus. If you have the desire to make life long connections as well as learn information about your intended career that will last a life time, then this is the school for you.
Jana from Charlotte, NC
East Carolina is one of the best universities in North Carolina! It's a hidden gem! It has so much to offer! You will never be bored here and you will find the classes challenging and rewarding!
Kristyn from Holly Springs, NC