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East Carolina University is a public institution that was founded in 1907. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 21,589, its setting is city, and the campus size is 1,386 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. East Carolina University's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, 199. Its in-state tuition and fees are $5,318 (2012-13); out-of-state tuition and fees are $17,896 (2012-13).
East Carolina University (ECU) is located in Greenville, N.C., about 80 miles from the state capital of Raleigh. The university offers more than 100 undergraduate degrees and more than 75 master’s programs, including those in the fields of business and education. Graduate students can also study in the Brody School of Medicine, which is highly ranked in its primary care, rural medicine, and family medicine programs. At the campus Child Development Laboratory (CDL), an accredited child care center, students can train for birth to kindergarten teacher education by observing and interacting with small children.
Besides academics, ECU students can get involved by joining more than 300 campus clubs, pledging with numerous fraternities and sororities, or playing in a wide variety of intramural sports. More serious athletes can try out for the ECU Pirates varsity teams, which compete in the NCAA Division I Conference USA. Notable ECU alumni include actress Sandra Bullock, who won an Academy Award for her role in The Blind Side, and Vince and Linda McMahon, the founders and chief executives of World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE).
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Since its inception in 1907, East Carolina University has become a nationally recognized institution that prepares students to be professionals and scholars as well as the leaders of tomorrow.
|School type||public, coed college|
When applying to East Carolina University, it's important to note the application deadline is March 15. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due March 15. The application fee at East Carolina University is $70. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 60.7 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||60.7%|
|Application deadline||March 15|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||March 15|
The student-faculty ratio at East Carolina University is 18:1, and the school has 34.2 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at East Carolina University include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Health Professions and Related Programs; Education; Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs; and Biological and Biomedical Sciences. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 79.2 percent.
East Carolina University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 21,589, with a gender distribution of 41.8 percent male students and 58.2 percent female students. At this school, 24.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 76.0 percent of students live off campus. East Carolina University is part of the NCAA I athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA I|
Campus Info & Services
East Carolina University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. East Carolina University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at East Carolina University, 25 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at East Carolina University.
|Students who have cars on campus||25%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
At East Carolina University, 56.2 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $7,069.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|In-state tuition and fees||$5,318 (2012-13)|
|Out-of-state tuition and fees||$17,896 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||$8,220 (2012-13)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data