East Carolina University Reviews
I do not recommend taking the MBA program at ECU. I am an Alumnae of ECU and WAS proud to return to get my Masters. After two difficult semesters that I enjoyed, I had to take Dr. Bello's Comparative Management class. This class is hard, which I am not the type of person to run from a challenge. But this kind of hard is because of the "teacher" himself. He does not teach! He provides a book that he combined from two other books and wants you to memorize the material. I personally asked for feedback or to at least review my graded papers and was denied. His advise to the class on studying was to keep re-reading the material. He changed the syllabus and added work the last few weeks of the grading period with a deadline two days after the final exam. Then when students began to question him (I know they did because I received several emails from other students wanting to complain) he threatened us with "an automatic reduction of our letter grade." Apparently the College of Business does not care either, because when they were asked for help we were told that the Professor has tenure and he has full control of his class. In short, do not take the MBA program at ECU if you have a job, family or life outside of school Changing schools!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.