College Sophomore 2013-04-28T19:12:35Z
As a communications major it is extremely vital to have an internship before setting foot into the real world. Iam a freshman and have not yet had a chance to apply for an internship, but I know that when the time comes I will be able to find one. The School of Communications at ECU is always alerting you of new opportunities, and you can always go talk to a professor about more opportunities. It's really all about first come, first serve, and whoever really puts themselves out there. If you want to find an internship you can, but it's not just going to fall into your lap.
College Sophomore 2013-04-28T19:05:45Z
I am not currently a part of greek life at my school, but I do plan on rushing in the fall. I think that greek life really is a big part of this school. I don't think it is completely necessary to be in a fraternity or sorority here to go to parties or have a good time, but I definitely think it helps. There are definitely stereotypes and certain ways that people regard greek life here, but it is so big that there are basically fraternities or sororities that appeal to any kind of person. The greeks are usually always having something going on, and I know a lot of people like to attend these events, even if they are not a part of greek life. Most of the sororities and fraternities here have their own houses, which are available for a few people in them to live. I also know a lot of people who are in a sorority or fraternity and still live in a dorm or an apartment.
College Sophomore 2013-04-28T18:55:53Z
I am only a freshman in my program of Communications at East Carolina University, so I'm not fully aware of all the benefits and options of it, but so far I think it's good. They send out monthly newsletters telling everyone in the program what's going on within the School of Communications, internships and other opportunities available. The teachers that I've had so far have been helpful and willing to talk whenever you need them. The majority of them have also worked in the field themselves, so they have real experience. The workload of the classes I've taken so far in my major has been a lot, but not too overwhelming. It has been manageable with my other classes, but it has been nonstop, which helps to prepare for the actual field. I know that we have several clubs, and opportunities just within my University to work on communications skills to prepare for the field. There are a couple school newspapers, a radio station, announcing positions for sports teams and more. Thus far, I feel that my program is geared to be very realistic and to truly prepare you and help you into the real world.
College Sophomore 2013-04-27T20:19:43Z
There is a no allowance for drugs on campus. If you get caught, you get kicked out of school.
College Sophomore 2013-04-27T20:17:20Z
Guys & Girls:
People here party a lot. It seems like there's always a party going on here somewhere. That's not my kind of scene. There are other people here who don't party like me, but it's hard to find.
College Sophomore 2013-04-25T17:38:39Z
Off campus dining options include great places like Sheetz, SupDogs and Angelo's Pizza.
College Sophomore 2013-04-25T17:36:06Z
Guys & Girls:
Everyone on campus is friendly and nice to one another.
College Sophomore 2013-04-25T17:33:27Z
They aren't as strict as you would think but honoring the Honor Code is a must have.
College Sophomore 2013-04-25T17:27:28Z
Health & Safety:
The campus police are very good at ensuring students safety here at ECU. However in most cases a student has been assaulted or robbed on account of them walking alone at night which they tell you numerous amounts of time to always walk with a crowd if you are walking at night.
College Sophomore 2013-04-16T15:55:02Z
Greenville is a lot of college town, but there is a side that is residents. The atmosphere here though is very strong. You can feel the Pirate pride. The sporting events I believe bring the community together the most. There is plenty of shopping and recreation areas to do what ever activities you want. Most every one I have talked to loves Greenville. There is a side of Greenville that is sketchy and not the best, but every town has one of those.
College Senior 2013-04-12T00:47:04Z
The facilities at ECU are definitely up to par. Athletics are a big deal at this school so of course they should be! Our colesium is like-new and right now a new basketball facility is being built.
College Senior 2013-04-09T15:57:49Z
It's a normal college with plenty of school spirit.
College Junior 2013-04-05T20:14:31Z
Transportation and East Carolina University is free. There are several buses that run. Some run to and from off campus housing, some run from the commuter parking lot to several other stops near classes, so run in town for students to buy groceries or go to the mall, and some run all around campus for students that live on campus.
College Junior 2013-04-05T20:09:00Z
There are so many places to stay off campus. Most of the places also have a bus running from the apartments to the campus. It is very convenient for the students. The prices are also not so bad. If you stay closer to campus, it's more expensive, if your'e farther away, it is less.
Recent Alumnus 2013-04-05T19:54:51Z
I got towed twice for violations I didn't even know I committed. I often was forced to park in dangerous areas. The prices for permits are outrageous. The ticket maids are always out harassing. Don't even bring a car if you're in the dorm and you can help it.
Recent Alumnus 2013-04-05T19:45:00Z
Guys & Girls:
First of all, ECU as a student body is pretty darn good looking. The rec center is amazing and the students take full advantage of it. Being a guy that likes girls, ECU is hard to beat. The nursing school ensures that the ratio of girls:guys is like 2.5:1, and they just keep coming.
The stereotypical ECU girl is the 'sorority' type (not trying to be negative, but you know), even if they aren't in the greek system it seems like a lot of them want to look that way. To the gentlemen who aren't excited by that: don't worry, there is plenty more to choose from.
And it is NC, so be prepared for a lot of down home southern people, but there's a pretty good influx of VA/MD/PA/NJ/NY folks as well.
Recent Alumnus 2013-04-05T19:29:13Z
There are a lot of computers. Every building has at least one if not several computer labs and the library is stacked with them. They are all pretty new and well maintained, and wifi is available all over campus. In most of the classes you will be working with up-to-date technology as well. I don't know about printing nowadays but when I was there I could print all I wanted.
Recent Alumnus 2013-04-05T19:22:12Z
ECU has many, many different majors and programs available. While there is something to be said for the sheer volume of degrees that can be earned, it also means that the value of some are better than others.
Nursing, pre-med/med, construction management, and education are all top notch for a public university, and my friends who completed these all are doing very well for themselves. I would highly recommend these to any prospective students.
I was in the business school, and I'll just say the name on my degree alone isn't going to land me a job outside of maybe the region ECU is located. The supply chain/logistics and the accounting departments are very good though, and my friends who did these also got excellent first jobs after college, even around 2008/09 when I graduated. You'll have all the tools you need in this school, but you must put in extra work to get ahead of students coming from more prestigious schools. A couple of my professors were kind of loony, but overall they were very knowledgeable and extremely helpful even after I completed their courses.
I can't speak for the other departments, although I think there are several other good ones.
College Sophomore 2013-04-05T18:00:45Z
This school is amazing, you have the small-town feel, with the amazing greek and nightlife of any SEC school. I mean we were rated hottest campus like 2 years ago. Greek life is becoming very big as is the school. As a northerner, I can say I love the southern hospitality and the southern belles.
Recent Alumnus 2013-04-05T15:00:05Z
North Carolina isn't a very diverse place in general. If your idea of diversity is some white kids, some black kids, and maybe a few Asians then it is diverse, I guess. There are a few international students. The professors come from all over. There are a lot of kids from NY/NJ. There are a lot of student groups and almost anyone can find a niche here.
The thing is for a school so large (25,000 undergrad), it's pretty typical. If you're from NC you'll probably think it's very diverse. If you're from NYC it might be a little bland.
Recent Alumnus 2013-04-05T14:43:39Z
The city of Greenville is definitely centered around the university here. On football gamedays, the whole town turns purple and tailgating vehicles cover every grassy surface for miles. The campus atmosphere is pretty special for a 18-21 year old. But make no mistake about it: ECU is a party school. Almost every day there is not a shortage of activities justifying Playboy magazine perennially giving us a place in their rankings.
The reason for an A- is because the whole social scene can be overwhelming if you're not into that sort of thing, and if you are then you may hear your name in campus gossip more often than you'd like, but every big university will have these problems. Also downtown doesn't have the safest reputation, and it's not unusual to hear of students being mugged. Although this is hardly the university's fault, it does happen and you should be careful.
College Senior 2013-04-04T14:42:46Z
East Carolina has typical housing. Apartments and houses to rent. None are excessively awesome, but they are decent with many things (pools, gym, etc.). They are all located in a relatively small area from campus and have easy access to everything. There is also a bus system to make getting to class easier.
College Senior 2013-04-04T14:40:41Z
There's so many dining options off campus. Not only do you have the easy, cheap fast food, but there are many awesome restaurants that are affordable and easy to get to.
College Senior 2013-04-04T14:30:16Z
There is always something to do at East Carolina. The school itself offers so many opportunities no matter what your interests. Sports are near and dear to us, as well as the arts too. If you venture off ECU's campus, there are many things to checkout, restaurants, arts, parks, etc. Its always a good time.
College Senior 2013-03-27T22:09:27Z
Very good nightlife for students 21 and older. Those students underage should be careful and wary of underage drinking citations. House parties tend to be the most accessible and in most cases better than clubs/bars.
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