East Carolina University Reviews

  • 65 Reviews
  • Greenville (NC)
  • Annual Tuition: $23,602
94% of 65 students said this degree improved their career prospects
92% of 65 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

  • Reviewed: 6/29/2021
  • Degree: MBA in Management
"I started in the Spring of 2021 and so far its been challenging at best. The curriculum is not theory or written based. It consist of a lot of proctored exams that students pay for that cost (approx $18.00) and if you have more than one course then you do the math. Being someone that has some academic experience I was not aware that the ECU MBA is a follow - up to their undergrad courses. The professor's have been there for quite a while and have not changed the material for several semesters so your completing the same assignments that other students have completed for the last 2 - 3 years. I really do not comprehend how professors can read the same answers to materials that is constantly being reciprocated. These are professors who have attended top tiered and ivy leagued universities who hold academic titles and acronyms such as Deans; Associate Professors; Department Chairs; PHD's EDD's MBA, MS etc. There is no way that a university that requires a GRE/GMAT as a entry level testing standard should have students completing an extension of undergrad coursework. I am in shock and dismayed by this revelation and I should/could transfer but fear that other universities have the same teaching styles and learning modules and won't change data in order to become more relevant. Degrees that can propel careers and change financial situations should be the ultimate goal of education facilities but many have not proven they can raise up to the challenge. Sadly ECU has failed and the US Department of Education should be extremely worried about the negative level of educational benchmark that these universities offer."
John M. Crowe
  • Reviewed: 3/21/2021
  • Degree: Sociology
"I transferred to ECU after my sophomore year at Presbyterian College in Clinton, NC. I transferred because the college felt too small and they didn't have many professors teaching in the department that I was interested in. The dean of the Sociology department and the professors in it were great! This major prepared me well for my calling as a pastor in ways I didn't anticipate. I continued my interest in History from what I had learned earlier at PC. This interest continued to grow in seminary as I explored various areas of church history which included early church history. I've continued to be interested in church history down through the years even at age 63. I also find myself assessing social issues today in 2021 in light of the social/political issues of my preteen and teen years in the 60's and 70s! I remember one lecture in American history about the Great Depression. I remember that beneath it was a lot of greed which led to people going into great debt in order to make even more from the market. I consider it the best sermon I had heard at that time as to how the love of $ was the root of much evil. All, the lecture needed was some scripture and a call to repent at the end. Campus life was great and living in Umstead dorm, a co-ed dorm back then, was like being a part of a large family which was fine with me. The school cafeteria was not a great as when our oldest son attended ECU for his first degree there. Thus, I asked my dad for the same amount of money that the school cafeteria plan cost. I ended up eating better by eating my own food and finding other places to eat like local churches and campus church groups along with awesome places like Venter's grill which meant that I also ate for less and that gave me gas $ for my car. While I did not play intermural sports, I took advantage of the opportunities provided by ECU to exercise. My dad claimed that after my junior year that I was in semi-Olympic shape. Also, my grades went up at the same time. I became a leader of a campus Christian group who sought to pull together the other groups for both a campus wide prayer meeting and to bring Christian music groups to campus. I was pleasantly surprised to see in the older ECU Year Books that in the past there were photos of the different Christian campus groups in them. One thing, I did find through my broad involvement in the Christian community on campus was as a whole it did not have the depth of commitment as the campus Christian community at Presbyterian College, yet I was in touch with a very committed core some of whom I am still in touch with now. One of my Christian friends who lived in the co-ed dorm behind Umstead Dorm said that he was greatly encouraged when he saw me on campus on days when he thought the whole school was going to hell. I found the city of Greenville to be a very nice place to be part of. I met with various groups in town through whom I met many of the businessmen of the city. The local churches near the campus were very supportive. One Baptist Church in particular had a Wednesday night fellowship meal which welcomed ECU students for a very low price. All in all, I ate meals with any church or campus Christian ministry that fed people. Those were also the days of the house church movement which I participated in. It was a good and yet unique experience in my Christian journey. There are nice people who own homes a street or two off of 5th street who rent rooms to students. I found one that was a great place to live with a roommate. While at ECU I had the experience of finding out just how great a hospital the then, Pitt County Hospital with the ECU med school was. On April 28, of 1978, I was in an almost fatal bicycle accident on College Hill street as a freshman walked out from between two parked cars. The care I received was awesome and several of my nurses were also classmates."
  • Reviewed: 7/24/2019
  • Degree: Marketing
"East Carolina is a great school but has it flaws for sure. The safety on campus is a big problem. They say they have improved it but it has not gotten any better. That is also the city it is in. Greenville is very unsafe. I am a senior now and I have to say that most academics and departments are very good. Instructors are there when needed and they give you many resources to do well. Except for the accounting department. I had to take 2 accounting classes and both were terrible. I struggled with both and they didn't seem to care or give me resources to help. Both of the teachers said to just read the book, which I did every time. I found that going to the tutoring center did not make a difference. They also only had 1 paid tutor available the whole semester. Many students take accounting at a different school because it is so bad."
  • Reviewed: 5/2/2019
  • Degree: Public Health
"This is an outstanding program for students who are seeking future in public health. This program will prepare you to think like a public health professional and engage in dialogue to challenge your thinking. ECU is a beautiful campus with fantastic faculty who are committed to ensuring you receive a quality education. As a community health major, I felt very prepared to continue on to obtain a master's degree."
  • Reviewed: 3/31/2019
  • Degree: Nutrition
"I had a wonderful experience attending ECU as an undergraduate Nutrition and Dietetics students. The professors are helpful and encourage students to get involved in departmental research, community service, and paid nutrition-related work experience. They want to see their students succeed."
Courtney Cox
  • Reviewed: 3/31/2019
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"East Carolina University is a wonderful college to attend. East Carolina University is a great school for students looking into any medical, educational, and business degrees. You will receive your full college experience at East Carolina, from earning your college degree to making life long friends."
Kelsey Ruffing
  • Reviewed: 8/17/2018
  • Degree: Psychology
"East Carolina University was the perfect choice for me while pursing a BA in Psychology. The professors and support staff gave me the tools necessary to push myself to new limits and fulfill my dreams of becoming. a psychologist. Through guidance and great education, I am in my third year of a doctoral program in clinical psychology in Chicago. East Carolina University is a top-notch university!"
Chandra Floyd
  • Reviewed: 8/11/2018
  • Degree: English
"The Bachelor's of Science Degree program for English at East Carolina University was an exceptional program when I attended. It was specifically designed and intended for those planning to teach. It therefore included courses in the psychology of teaching, and in developmental approaches to supporting students as writers, readers, and critical thinkers. Looking back, I have but one regret which was more a function of my choices than of the program: I wish I had taken more coursework in the teaching of reading. The program only required 3 credit hours at the time, but my experience as a teacher has caused me to realize the necessity of and seek out far more training in that arena."
Kayla Sharpe
  • Reviewed: 3/4/2018
  • Degree: Nursing
"The Bachelor of Science (BSN) Nursing program at East Carolina University greatly prepared me to become a Registered Nurse (RN). Not only did I learn medical knowledge, but I was prepared to act in a leadership role, which is also an important part of being an RN. I would recommend this school and program to anyone, and I am truly blessed to have been able to attend this program as it set me up for success in my field."
Robert E Williams
  • Reviewed: 1/16/2018
  • Degree: Construction Management
"East Carolina University is a great school located in eastern North Carolina. While at ECU, I majored in Construction Management. My degree and experience at ECU, has allowed me to find a career in the multi-family construction industry. ECU programs has a reputation known world wide, and helps give you a step forward in your career."
  • Reviewed: 12/27/2017
  • Degree: Human Services
"East Carolina University has vastly different programs. The undergraduates have many majors to choose from, and from what I hear the advisors are more than willing to help students figure out what might be the best fit for them. As a master's student, I have had an excellent experience while at ECU. The professors in my department are wonderful and there are so many different opportunities that are provided."
  • Reviewed: 12/22/2017
  • Degree: Communications
"I attended ECU for a reason different than many others, I attended ECU for athletic purposes as I was recruited out of high school to play football for the university. My collegiate football and academic experience at ECU has prepared me for the demands of working in my future profession. As captain of the East Carolina University football team my senior year I learned lessons about teamwork, competition, leadership, and overcoming adversity that will serve me well as my career progress. College football remains a melting pot in society. As a player and student, I learned how to work toward common goals with people of different ages, races, economic and social backgrounds. Football also taught me how to stay determined in the face of adversity and the importance of sustained effort. Being a captain of the football team provided a platform for me to lead by example and show my teammates what was expected of them - whether it was in the classroom, field, or weight room. Although ECU is a large university - the faculty does a tremendous job of getting to know the students on a personal level. I would highly recommend the school for any prospective student."
Tyla Adams
  • Reviewed: 11/27/2017
  • Degree: Public Health
"The college of health education and promotion has amazing faculty and staff! They truly care about your success as a student and I believe that each college has some highly educated and dedicated professors! As a former tour guide, we are honest about our experiences on campus and truly answer all questions to the best of our ability. Multiple organizations and resources allow for every student to get engaged on campus and feel that they belong! We're a decent sized school with a small school feel!"
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: Business
"Great experience to push your limits and discover yourself."
Kelly Finley-Marshall
  • Reviewed: 6/26/2017
  • Degree: Psychology
"I absolutely do not regret getting a BA in Psychology from East Carolina University but students who wish to pursue a similar degree need to make sure that they understand that going to graduate school afterwards is not optional if you want a good job in that career field. A BA in Psychology will almost get you nowhere except into graduate school but if you are determined and okay with going back to school, the earning potential is worth it."
  • Reviewed: 5/22/2017
  • Degree: Social Work
"The most useful information I learned was through my internship."
  • Reviewed: 5/22/2017
  • Degree: MBA
"Great experience with professors who cared deeply about the personal and intellectual well-being of their students."
  • Reviewed: 5/22/2017
  • Degree: Public Health
"ECU was a very nice school. The campus is nice and walkable."
  • Reviewed: 5/22/2017
  • Degree: Physical Therapy
"I loved my experience there. They have an amazing health sciences campus that was great for my physical therapy career. Professors took time to help me understanding what I needed to know. Greenville is a fun city, too."
Margaret Rockwell
  • Reviewed: 4/19/2017
  • Degree: Human Services
"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."