ECU

East Carolina University

E 5th St, Greenville, United States
All photos (10)
  • Total Documents
    877
  • Class Notes
    587
  • Textbook Notes
    72
  • Study Guides
    218
  • Currently Enrolled
    2,407
  • Previously Enrolled
    1,381

Overview of East Carolina University (ECU)

About this school

East Carolina University, founded in 1907, is a public university. It is a progressive doctoral-granting institution with the feel of a small college. Much interpersonal contact among professor of all levels with undergraduate, graduate and professional students. Programs are offered through the College of Arts and Sciences, the Graduate School, and the Schools of Allied Health Sciences, Art, Business, Education, Health and Human Performance, Human Environmental Sciences, Industry and Technology, Medicine, Music, Nursing, and Social Work. Its 392-acre main campus and 46-acre medical campus are located in Greenville. 46 additional acres are located in a nearby county. Most campus facilities have been constructed since the 1970s.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:23,265
    • Men:9,957 (42.8%)
    • Women:13,308 (57.2%)

Location

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Admission Information (ECU)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to East Carolina University is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
4
-
Science
3
-
Foreign Language
2
-
Social Studies
2
-
History
1
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
March 1
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
Not used if submitted
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
East 5th Street
City, State, Zip
Greenville, NC  27858-4353
Phone
(252) 328-6640
Fax
(252) 328-6495
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
March 1
Application Fee
$75
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
-
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
79% of 16,007 applicants were admitted
Women
79% of 9,806 applicants were admitted
Men
78% of 6,201 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
6,294 (50%) of 12,615 admitted students enrolled
Women
3,616 (46%) of 7,784 admitted students enrolled
Men
2,678 (55%) of 4,831 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.78
375 And Above
53%
3.50 - 3.74
16%
3.25 - 3.49
13%
3.00 - 3.24
10%
2.50 - 2.99
8%
2.00 - 2.49
-

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
552 average |510-590 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
1%
• Score 600 - 700
19%
• Score 500 - 600
68%
• Score 400 - 500
12%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
558 average |520-590 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
1%
• Score 600 - 700
21%
• Score 500 - 600
68%
• Score 400 - 500
10%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
22 average |20-24 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
3%
• Score 24 - 29
25%
• Score 18 - 23
71%
• Score 12 - 17
1%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (ECU)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $7,143|Out-of-state: $23,420
  • Room & Board: - $9,835 (66.55613453339649%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,306 (8.838059145970089%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $3,636 (24.605806320633416%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


East Carolina University accepts installment plan, deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification Date
On or about April 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 002923
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
3,713 (87.1%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
2,787 (75.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,699 (96.8%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
216 (8.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
57%
Average Award
$9,640
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,839 (68.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $8,272
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 2,385 (88.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,131
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 542 (20.1%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
94 (2.2%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $3,887

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
14,796 (75.4%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
12,079 (81.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
11,769 (97.4%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
1,044 (8.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
61%
Average Award
$10,383
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 8,515 (72.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,702
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 10,332 (87.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,124
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 1,892 (16.1%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
274 (1.4%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $3,884

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
69%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$28,918
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
7.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
2.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Health Fields, Home Economics, Humanities, International Studies, Library Science, Mathematics, Military Science, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Applied Art and Design, Art/Fine Arts, Dance, Music, Performing Arts
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Adult Students, Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, Ethnic Background, Handicapped Students

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$3,189

Academics & Instruction (ECU)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


1,188

Part-Time Faculty


314

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


65%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 12% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 18% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 30% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 10% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 12% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 11% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 6% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 9% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 30% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 44% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 3% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 12% of discussion sections/labs
  • Over 100 students: - 0% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
Over 100 students
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
2,098,588

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
2760
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


East Carolina University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


82.8%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


36.5%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


57.6%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


61.4%

Programs & Majors (ECU)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (90)


  • Accounting
  • Accounting and Business/Management
  • African-American/Black Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Apparel and Textiles, General
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, Other
  • Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Teacher Education
  • Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry
  • Chemistry, General
  • Child Development
  • City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Computer Science
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Dance, General
  • Dietetics/Dietitian
  • Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General
  • Drama and Dance Teacher Education
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields, Other
  • Engineering, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Environmental Health
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Family and Community Services
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education
  • Finance, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • French Language Teacher Education
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geography
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • German Language Teacher Education
  • German Language and Literature
  • Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator
  • Health Teacher Education
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management
  • History, General
  • Hospitality Administration/Management, General
  • Industrial Technology/Technician
  • Information Science/Studies
  • Information Technology
  • Interior Design
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Music Therapy/Therapist
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Health Education and Promotion
  • Public/Applied History
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Sales and Marketing Operations/Marketing and Distribution Teacher Education
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Special Education and Teaching, Other
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor
  • Women's Studies

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Health professions and related sciences, Education

Online Degrees


Business administration

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Library Science, Master of Science, Master of Music, Master of Science in Accounting, Master of Science in Occupational Therapy, Master of Arts in Education, Master of Construction Management, Master of Business Administration, Master of Social Work, Master of School Administration, Master of Arts, Master of Public Administration, Master of Science in Nursing, Master of Public Health

Master's Programs of Study (116)


  • Accounting
  • Addictions/Substance Abuse Counseling
  • Adult Education
  • Allied Health--General
  • American Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Economics
  • Applied Physics
  • Art Education
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biophysics
  • Biotechnology
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Business Education
  • Chemistry
  • Child Development
  • Child and Family Studies
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Communication Disorders
  • Community College Education
  • Community Health
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Systems Security
  • Construction Management
  • Counselor Education
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Economic Development
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Elementary Education
  • English
  • English Education
  • English as a Second Language
  • Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • Family and Consumer Sciences-General
  • Foreign Languages Education
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • Gerontology
  • Graphic Design
  • Health Communication
  • Health Education
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Physics/Radiological Health
  • Health Promotion
  • Health Psychology
  • History
  • Hospitality Management
  • Hydrogeology
  • Illustration
  • Immunology
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Management
  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • International Affairs
  • Kinesiology and Movement Studies
  • Leisure Studies
  • Library Science
  • Linguistics
  • Logistics
  • Management Information Systems
  • Management of Technology
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Maternal and Child Health
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Education
  • Medical Physics
  • Microbiology
  • Middle School Education
  • Military and Defense Studies
  • Molecular Biology
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Nursing--General
  • Nutrition
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Photography
  • Physical Education
  • Physician Assistant Studies
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Public Administration
  • Public Health--General
  • Public History
  • Quality Management
  • Reading Education
  • Recreation and Park Management
  • Rehabilitation Counseling
  • Rehabilitation Sciences
  • Rhetoric
  • Rural Planning and Studies
  • Science Education
  • Social Sciences Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Software Engineering
  • Special Education
  • Sports Management
  • Statistics
  • Technical Communication
  • Telecommunications Management
  • Textile Design
  • Therapies--Dance, Drama, and Music
  • Urban and Regional Planning
  • Vocational and Technical Education
  • Western European Studies
  • Writing

Campus Life (ECU)

Location & Geography

Population


89,130

Nearest Metropolitan Area


1,402 acres

Environment


Urban environment

Campus Size


Weather


Temperature
29.6 average low in January, 85.8 average high in September
Rain
113 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
90 mile(s) from campus in Raleigh-Durham
Nearest Bus Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Greenville
Nearest Train Station
45 mile(s) from campus in Rocky Mount

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


29% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


71%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Pirate
School Colors
Purple and gold

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, bowling, football, racquetball, soccer, softball, table tennis, tennis, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


East Carolina University offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, student government association, student activities board, residence hall association, student pirate club, black student union

Sororities


6% of women participate

Fraternities


9% of men participate

ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered on campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


19,999

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
23,265
Women
13,308
Men
9,957

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.7% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 2.6% Asian
  • 16.4% Black/African-American
  • 6.6% Hispanic/Latino
  • 3.8% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 66.9% White
  • 2.8% Unknown

International Students


0.6% from 41 countries

Average Age


22

Number of Graduate Students


5,866

Student Resources (ECU)

Study resources