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East Carolina University

Greenville, North Carolina, United States
The East Carolina University accomplishes the mission through education, research, creative activities, and service while being good stewards of the resources entrusted to us.

Bachelor's programmes

Journalism & Media (1)

About

History

East Carolina University is a public, doctoral/research university in Greenville, North Carolina, United States. Named East Carolina University by statute and commonly known as ECU or East Carolina, the university is the third-largest in North Carolina. Founded on March 8, 1907 as a teacher training school, East Carolina has grown from 43 acres (17 ha) to almost 1,600 acres (647 ha) today.

Education

Choose from a range of academic programs available through our colleges and schools. Degree programs are offered at the undergraduate, master's, specialist, and doctoral levels.

Research

As the only university in North Carolina with a medical school, a dental school and a college of engineering, East Carolina University is leading the way in creating important discoveries through research. We offer research opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students, while seeking the best and brightest professional minds to meet the challenges of the 21st century. 

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

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University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2020
901 -200
2019
701
2018
-
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2021
1001
2020
-
2019
801
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2021
1101 -57
2020
1044 -21
2019
1023
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.

Services

Student services

East Carolina University is a vibrant community with a wide array of programs and services including theperforming arts series,leadership development programs,community serviceopportunities,student organizationinvolvement andcampus recreation.

Housing services

On-Campus housing offers the convenience of easy access to classes, libraries, study and recreation areas and special events. New and returning students can apply online for on-campus housing. Living on campus means living in the heart of the Pirate Nation. While on campus students can join more than 250 organizations including academic clubs, honorary, social and professional groups. There are also Greek Fraternities and sororities as well as special interest groups that can help you connect to ECU in special ways.

Library services

Joyner Library welcomes you with collections, services and study spaces that support the research, teaching and service goals of ECU. This main campus library has the resources you need for your coursework within the colleges of Academic Affairs.

Student Life

Campus life

From modest beginnings as a teacher training school, East Carolina University (ECU) has grown to become an emerging, national research university with an enrollment of more than 28,000 students. The campus is located in Greenville, North Carolina, less than a two-hour drive to both the state capital, Raleigh, to the west and Atlantic Coast beaches to the east.

Sports facilities

At ECU, you’ll find numerous options to suit every sports and recreation enthusiast. From the thrill of NCAA Division I competition to intramural contests and club sports in badminton to yoga and everything in between, you’ll fit right in to our active campus.

Student clubs

Living on campus means living in the heart of the Pirate Nation. While on campus students can join more than 250 organizations including academic clubs, honorary, social and professional groups. There are also Greek Fraternities and sororities as well as special interest groups that can help you connect to ECU in special ways.

Accreditation

East Carolina University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees.

Student Reviews

Great Program
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Great curriculum and professors

Amazing University!
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

This university offers several majors and really focuses on preparing students for the real world. Professors care about the success of their students. The university offers great financial support if needed and also travel abroad opportunities with credits that count towards your degree. Overall, I great university!

So many things to do
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

This school was amazing. There were many opportunities to study many things.

Greenville, North Carolina, United States

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