East Carolina University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (25)
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.