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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.
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Institution Type Public
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 22,969
   Women 12,957 (56.4%)
   Men 10,012 (43.6%)
Graduate Students 5,993
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 70% of 17,135 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered No
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline March 1
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.76
SAT Math 534 average
490-570 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 522 average
480-560 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 23 average
20-24 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests X      
Essay     X  
Extracurricular Activities     X  
Cost of Attendance In-state: $17,667
Out-of-state: $33,625
  Tuition and Fees In-state: $6,916
Out-of-state: $22,874
  Room and Board $9,471
Average Percent of Need Met 60%
Average Freshman Award $9,803
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 1,199
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 12% of classes
10-19 students: 18% of classes
20-29 students: 31% of classes
30-39 students: 11% of classes
40-49 students: 10% of classes
50-99 students: 12% of classes
Over 100 students: 6% of classes
Greenville Population 89,130
Nearest Metropolitan Area  
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 96% of freshmen, 26% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division I
Mascot Pirate
Sororities 15% of women participate
Fraternities 13% of men participate
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.7% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.8% Asian
16.1% Black/African-American
6.5% Hispanic/Latino
3.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
67.8% White
2.6% Unknown
International Students 0.7% from 41 countries
First-Year Students Returning 82.5%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 36.1%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly Not reported