East Carolina University Reviews
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I attended East Carolina University as an out of state student, worried about finding my place there. I soon found that I was proud to call East Carolina home. Majoring in Family and Community Services, I was very pleased with how organized the program was. This program allows you to choose between the two options of family studies or early intervention. I chose the early intervention path and thoroughly enjoyed my courses. One quality that is great about this program is the amount of hands on experiences students are provided. I was able to work with children and families each semester of the program. I believe this is beneficial because it allowed me to take what I learned in class and really apply it to a meaningful situation. I would recommend East Carolina University to those looking to continue their education because it prepares students for their next steps.
East Carolina University had just what I was looking for. Prior to attending the university I had the intention to follow a pre-dental track (one of many pre-professional pathways offered by ECU). With both a large hospital system for general medicine, gastroenterologist, pediatrics, physical therapy, and dentistry, the school is a key element in preparing students for future medical careers. After my first year on campus, due to my own decision and my exposure to other departments, faculty and areas of interest, I changed my path to focus on studying two interests of mine- history and Spanish. The faculty in both of these departments could not be more helpful and many of them became my friends and closest advisors following their classes. On top of all of this, the environment on campus is always welcoming. People are everywhere, smiling, conversing, advertising their clubs or organizations, carrying on with their lives or preparing for an upcoming Pirate football game. At ECU there is a little bit of everything. Whether I knew it or not before I came to ECU, I know it now: ECU was just what I was looking for. I have made friends of both fellow students and faculty, I have learned a great deal about myself and the world around me, and I have had the most memorable four years of my life. I could not be more thankful to have gone to ECU and I encourage anyone interested to visit the campus and see the brick-laden mall and the area around the campus bookstore on a sunny fall, spring, or summer day. I guarantee that you will find what you are looking for at East Carolina University.
I highly recommend ECU to anyone considering attending this University. I graduated in 2004 with a BA in Communication Studies and was a member of the National Honor Fraternity. There are dozens of events/groups so everyone is able to fit in and contribute to their personal growth as well as the ECU community. Instructors go above and beyond and overall I am very pleased with the education and benefits I gained as a result of my undergraduate studies. I am considering going back to ECU for a MS in Health Education at this time and am excited about the prospect of returning to school here. Go Pirates!
"We are the Pirates of E! C! U! Hey!" East Carolina University, home of the Pirates, is not only a college filled with diversity and inclusivity, but my university has numerous reliable student resources for professional and personal development. With over 20,000 students, East Carolina University makes it easy and not stressful to find student leaders with likeminded passions and goals, but also a network of individuals who strive to create a just and thriving world for all. East Carolina University is a family, especially during athletic events. You can hear the shouts and mottos of our university seeping through the walls and into your heart. I have pirate pride because becoming a pirate was one of the best decisions I have ever made. My university has allowed me to connect with individuals from different backgrounds and beliefs while creating lifelong friendships. My university has given me the needed resources to pursue my Master's degree in health policy next year.
ECU is a great school, but I would recommend going to a different school if you have the opportunity. If you are attempting to go to the medical field do not go to this school unless you get into the honor college. You will never find any opportunity, Vidant is extremely hard to volunteer at unless you know people here. The undergraduate teaching staff is great and they really want to help the students. If you are not planning on going to any professional school after undergrad this school is the one of the cheapest and best choices for an experience. I loved this school for undergraduate, but after four years I really outgrew it.
Overall, attending East Carolina University was amazing. The college has a wide range of courses to choose from, the instructors really care about their students success, and is very diversified. The only negative review I have about my experience at ECU was from my own choices. I did not choose a degree program that was mobile as a military spouse. Choose your degree program wisely and research job possibilities and availability of careers in the field you wish to study.
East Carolina University is a very diverse school, with so many different programs to offer. There is a beautiful campus with so many friendly, inviting people to help you. Classes within my major were small and hands on, and you get to know your professors one on one. The staff is all very helpful and understanding, and willing to get you to your goals.
ECU is a great university with varied course offerings. The head of the hospitality program is great, as are the teachers in the hospitality and business major sectors. Some of the guidance counselors are awesome but some are questionable and you have to stay on top of things or they will cause you to miss out on classes or plan your schedule in such a way that you're not maximizing your time and getting out as fast as you should.
East Carolina University provides a true college experience in a quintessential college town. As a history education major, I was pleased to find that the university provided challenging and helpful courses. Before coming to ECU, I was skeptical about the quality of education that I would receive upon enrolling but I found that the history department and the education department were better than to I expected. History majors have the opportunity to study nautical history off the coast of North Carolina in a unique and special environment. None of the other colleges in the region provide a program like it. If you're interested in North Carolina history or the history of the south, there are more than a few teachers who can help. In the education department, one of the top instructors was the NC teacher of the year. He speaks at schools around the state and mentors teachers on how to improve their curriculum. I was lucky enough to have met professors within both departments that had won national and regional awards for their teaching and they provided me with insight that I still use today when I teach my students. As for the campus, I enjoyed using the athletic equipment at the student rec center, tailgating on Saturdays before football games, and just walking to class under the huge trees and spacious lawns. Downtown Greenville has a vibrant bar scene with plenty of music, dancing, food, and fun for the more adventurous crowd. If you're not into that, there a numerous clubs and organizations on campus as well as coffee houses in the area for a relaxed vibe. Overall, ECU exceeded my expectations in terms of education and lifestyle. My education there has changed me and my outlook on life since graduation.
I would encourage all students, particularly working adults, to consider East Carolina University's Online Continuing Studies program. The instructors, advisors, and curriculum are all geared toward the needs and interests of older students. A great program!