East Carolina University

Greenville, NC

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.

Website: www.ecu.edu/

Public
Co-ed
23,265
Undergraduate
Students
(57.2%) 13,308 Women
(42.8%) 9,957 Men
5,866
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
79% of 16,007 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
March 1

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.78
SAT Math
552 average
510-590 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
558 average
520-590 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
22 average
20-24 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
In-state: $21,672
Out-of-state: $37,949
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $7,188
Out-of-state: $23,465
Room and Board
$10,354
Average Percent of Need Met
57%
Average Freshman Award
$9,640
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$28,918
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
1,188
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
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Campus Life

Greenville Population
89,130
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
29% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Pirate
Sororities
6% of women participate
Fraternities
9% of men participate
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Students

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
First-Year Students Returning
82.8%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
36.5%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

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

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 4  
Science 3  
Foreign Language 2  
Social Studies 2  
History 1  
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
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
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Not used
ACT: Not used

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
East 5th Street
City, State, Zip
Greenville, NC 27858-4353
Phone
(252) 328-6640
Fax
(252) 328-6495
E-mail
admis@ecu.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson 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
Available

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


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


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
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
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.78
3.75 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 Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

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

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

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

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 13%
Top quarter: 39%
Top half: 78%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
In-state: $21,672
Out-of-state: $37,949
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $7,188
Out-of-state: $23,465
Room and Board
$10,354
Books and Supplies
$1,432
Other Expenses
$2,698
Payment Plans
Installment plan, deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
faques@ecu.edu
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification
On or about April 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 002923
Free

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

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 Who Took Out Loans
69%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$28,918
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
7.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
2.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans, Federal Nursing loans
State Loans
Available
Other Loans
 

Scholarships 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 Award Areas
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
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Applied Art and Design, Art/Fine Arts, Dance, Music, Performing Arts
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Adult Students, Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, Ethnic Background, Handicapped Students
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$3,189
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • 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
Business/marketing, Health professions and related sciences, Education
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Business administration
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
Offered
Online Degrees
Some online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and 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
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

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
2,098,588
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 Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Science in Environmental Health, Master of Science, Master of Library Science, Master of Science in Occupational Therapy, Master of Arts in Education, Master of School Administration, Master of Arts, Master of Public Health

Master's Programs of Study

  • 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

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Education, Doctor of Medicine, Doctor of Public Health, Doctor of Physical Therapy

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Addictions/Substance Abuse Counseling
  • Allied Health--General
  • Allopathic Medicine
  • Anatomy
  • Applied Physics
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Biophysics
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Cell Biology
  • Child Development
  • Child and Family Studies
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Communication Disorders
  • Community College Education
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Systems Security
  • Counselor Education
  • Dentistry
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • English
  • English Education
  • English as a Second Language
  • Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • Health Physics/Radiological Health
  • Health Psychology
  • Immunology
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Management
  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • Kinesiology and Movement Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Logistics
  • Management Information Systems
  • Management of Technology
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Maternal and Child Health
  • Medical Physics
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Music
  • Nursing--General
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Pharmacology
  • Physical Education
  • Physical Therapy
  • Physics
  • Physiology
  • Quality Management
  • Rehabilitation Counseling
  • Rehabilitation Sciences
  • Rhetoric
  • Sports Management
  • Technical Communication
  • Telecommunications Management
  • Writing

Location and Setting


Greenville Population
89,130
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Campus Size
1,402 acres

Weather

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

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
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 in College Housing
29% of all students
Housing Requirements
Freshmen are required to live on campus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
71%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
Operation ID, Staff and Faculty Eyes, ECU Alert, self-defense classes, ECU CARES

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

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

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Golf x x x x
Soccer x x x  
Softball x x    
Swimming And Diving x x x x
Tennis x x x x
Track And Field x x x x
Volleyball x x    
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Golf x x
Soccer x x
Softball x x
Swimming And Diving x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Golf x x
Soccer x  
Softball    
Swimming And Diving x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

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

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
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


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
23,265
Women
13,308 (57.2%)
Men
9,957 (42.8%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
19,999
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
All Graduate Students
5,866

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
82.8%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
36.5%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
57.6%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
61.4%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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