East Carolina University Reviews

  • 65 Reviews
  • Greenville (NC)
  • Annual Tuition: $23,465
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

Megan Wittusen
  • Reviewed: 4/1/2015
  • Degree: Physician Assistant
"Faculty and staff are great. Program is great. Students from the previous year are so helpful. Financial aid office has not been very helpful as my program is 27 consecutive months and they have not been able to understand some of my questions."
Brianna Michalko
  • Reviewed: 1/20/2015
  • Degree: Performing Arts
"I have loved my experience in the graduate program at ECU. The faculty is incredibly supportive and goes out of their way to be available to students. I have made tremendous progress working with my current voice teacher."
Stacy Freeman
  • Reviewed: 12/2/2014
  • Degree: Liberal Studies
"The biggest pro is that there are only a handful of students on campus in the program, meaning that there's more one-on-one time with the professors. Overall, the school has a great environment! The only con is that there's not much to do in Greenville, but then again, that could be a good thing in terms of getting more studying done."
Amber Marie Ireland
  • Reviewed: 9/18/2014
  • Degree: Veterinary Science
"This place is full of diversity. I promise you, you will always find a place to fit in here at ECU. The campus is gorgeous. There are several resources available to you, you just have to be willing to look. Most of the professors I have had are more than willing to work with you, as long as you show an interest and they notice your hard work. They have free tutoring at the Pirate Tutoring Center throughout different times to help fit into your schedule. The library has also recently been updated to allow more space to students to work on their homework without the distraction of computers, and for the space to work on projects. East Carolina is a great school and I am glad that I am attending here."
Emma Johnson
  • Reviewed: 8/14/2014
  • Degree: Performing Arts
"I think the education that I am receiving is really helping to improve my skills and the faculty members are great when it comes to teaching and supporting their students. As a grad student pursuing music, I was able to get an out of state tuition remission as well as a grad assistantship which was extremely helpful financially considering I am an independent. One downfall would be the surrounding area. Greenville is not the safest place. Also, trying to find private students to teach cello to is very difficult."
Jamie Heath
  • Reviewed: 8/11/2014
  • Degree: Liberal Studies
"The East Carolina University Dept. of Geography, Planning and Environment has excellent professors and course content. I have taken classes such as Water Resources Management and Planning, Terrestrial Laser Scanning, Environmental Planning, Design for the Built Environment, and GIS. My experience at ECU has been nothing but positive and I would recommend the program to anyone interested in Geography, planning, environmental issues, or atmospheric science."
  • Reviewed: 8/6/2014
  • Degree: Public Health
"East Carolina University is an amazing school with programs and groups of people for everyone. It is thriving in the sciences and has great opportunities for students who would like to continue their education. It is rooted in the heart of Greenville, NC which is a hub for many major industries and is in a prime location, one hour from Raleigh and one hour from the beach. I feel that I have been challenged and received a quality education while still being able to participate in multiple student organizations and maintain a social life on the weekends. If you are looking for a larger college with a smaller feel then this is where you should be."
Katelyn Briggs
  • Reviewed: 8/1/2014
  • Degree: Psychology
"My graduate program is competitive and offers great courses and faculty, however financial aid awards are subjective and ambiguous. The location pulls you away from areas that promise great internship and job opportunities. I have been impressed with the program, but sometimes question if I am gaining the right experiences that will make me competitive in the job market."
Morgan Lancaster
  • Reviewed: 6/11/2014
  • Degree: Marriage & Family Therapy
"Pros: faculty are extremely helpful and accessible Cons: some of the surrounding areas are a bit unsafe"
Sarah R
  • Reviewed: 4/30/2014
  • Degree: Teaching
"ECU is a great school and the college of Education is fabulous. It has an amazing reputation that truly helped me lock in a job."
Mia Marshall
  • Reviewed: 3/4/2014
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"The Pros of this program is the small class size and the willingness of the professors to go above and beyond to help their students. The atmosphere is also not as competitive as other schools. The location of Brody and the building itself is a con."
Olivia Holden
  • Reviewed: 8/21/2013
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"I really love this program!! The staff and faculty are so open to help their students learn and provide opportunities for them to succeed following the completing of the program. They treat all of their students with the same kindness and respect they deserve. They are always willing to share they're school and research experiences with students to encourage them to want to be innovative and create knowledge that they can one day convey to others. BEST GRADUATE PROGRAM EVER!!!"
  • Reviewed: 5/25/2013
  • Degree: English
"It was a good fit. I wanted to become a teacher, and the college specialized in teacher prep. Choose something you love doing. Don't choose a major based on possible earnings later."
Bob Barwick
  • Reviewed: 5/14/2013
  • Degree: Physician Assistant
"I believe that the advantages of ECU’s Physician Assistant Program far outweigh the disadvantages. ECU offers a very competitive, high-quality training program in which students are well-prepared to enter the medical field. Scores on the certification exam are among the highest in the nation and a diversity of didactic and clinical opportunities prepare students well for diagnosing and treating patients."
Jenna Aldridge
  • Reviewed: 5/2/2013
  • Degree: Nursing
"ECU has a decent A-GNP/FNP program. Some lack of support from advisors and keeping you up to date on requirements for admissions, clinicals, etc."
Steven Walters
  • Reviewed: 4/6/2013
  • Degree: Nursing
"The East Carolina University Nurse Anesthesia Program is very well organized and coordinated. It is unique among the programs in North Carolina. Students in this program get a great academic and clinical experience that prepares them to be excellent Anesthetists upon graduation."
Joe Pierce
  • Reviewed: 4/2/2013
  • Degree: Liberal Studies
"It is in the top ten programs of its kind in the country, and has a very good name recognition among such programs. It remains competitive within grant funding, and fosters a very collaborative learning environment, which can be very hard to come by these days. The cons are my specific program is split among two campuses, which limits some interactions among faculty and students outside of the classroom."
Anna Parrish
  • Reviewed: 3/19/2013
  • Degree: Counseling
"I like that my graduate program is small. I think the professors really care about their students and want to prepare us for our careers."
Ellen Ratajack
  • Reviewed: 2/21/2013
  • Degree: Psychology
"I thought ECU was great for receiving my Master's in Research Psychology. It prepared me for real-life scenarios where I am able to apply what I learned while in the program. I am also working within my field and will be transitioning to a PhD program this fall. I believe that a Master's program is an excellent option for students who are unsure if they want to pursue graduate school after undergrad and not just as an option to avoid the workforce. The surrounding town is not the best for those who become bored easily, but I was there to attend school not to party. After my experiences there, I can confidently say that I was fortunate to attend ECU. My professors provided challenging course work that was mentally stimulating and were also very supportive and helpful throughout my time there. Thus I feel that this program successfully served it's purpose."
Oscar Bonilla
  • Reviewed: 2/18/2013
  • Degree: Public Policy
"Overall, I think ECU is a decent school. I love the class I am currently taking and the professor is great. Some of the other professors who teach classes in my program assign way too much work and reading. Compared to other schools, the course offerings are limited."