College Senior 2012-10-16T17:09:02Z
ECU has a wonderful Marriage and Family Therapy master's program. It is competitive and recognized as being accredited with the national accreditation organization (AAMFT/COAMFTE). The class sizes are very small to ensure an enriched and focused learning experience as well as opportunities to develop rapport more easily with fellow students and professors.
College Senior 2012-10-16T17:05:58Z
Coming from Orlando, the options are far more affordable in Greenville. However, the options are not as nice. If you don't mind driving and having to park on campus, there are great options in Winterville, especially if you are a graduate student looking for less-student-house-like communities. Sunchase is a great option for those who don't mind student communities. The shuttle service runs through there as well as several other communities between there and campus.
College Sophomore 2012-10-15T01:44:59Z
It costs a lot of money to park around campus. Most spaces are inconvenient for drivers and the walk can be long. Freshmen get the worst parking because on game weekends they have to move their cars to make room for game day visitors.
College Sophomore 2012-10-15T01:36:11Z
There is free printing in many locations and there are a large amount of computers all over campus. There is not good WiFi everywhere, like in dorm rooms. For those you have to have an eithernet cable that plugs into the wall. The speed is average. It has moments where it will freeze or the server will be down, but the school usually sends an email a day or two before.
College Sophomore 2012-10-15T01:29:35Z
Restaurants in Greenville are average. Most are cheap and hit the spot. There are not many upscale restaurants though and that can be bad. My favorite place to eat is a burger place called Cubbies. It has the best burgers in town and the atmosphere is a warm and inviting one. The prices are reasonable for a tight college budget as well. Plus, it's only a five minute walk from campus.
Recent Alumnus 2012-10-14T16:44:59Z
Most students (especially freshman) cannot get a close parking space to classes on the main campus, but transportation provided by the university for the students is convenient and provides for the main campus as well as most of the popular off-campus residencies. I belive that that is encouraged. As upper-classmen you can get parking permits to park closer to campus but still may need to catch a bus for the rest of the way. I wouldn't take a chance parking in other areas without a permit because you may get towed.
Recent Alumnus 2012-10-14T16:38:05Z
The school offers excellent academic programs for the students and a lot of club or leadership activities to participate in. I think it does its best to ensure convenience for the students from transportation to media/technology. There are so many options available for students to study whatever they want and possibly where they want at the same time. I believe this is what makes it so unique.
Recent Alumnus 2012-10-14T16:32:21Z
ECU campus life is excellent. There are so many activities to get involved in from extracurricular to sports. Throughout the year the school hosts a variety of social activities for the students also. The area is known for its numerous eating places so you can find just about anything you want. Gameday is always big and the students take great pride in their mascot.
Recent Alumnus 2012-10-14T16:20:38Z
ECU is known for its party life. Generally there a lot of house parties starting around mid-week through the weekend as well as downtown night life. Generally, you may be able to find some party any day of the week but more during the weekend.
College Senior 2012-10-04T22:57:20Z
We have a ton of off-campus student apartment complexes, so the fact that ECU caters a bus to nearly every single one is awesome. It really does save so much money on gas, plus parking on campus is not only expensive but also extremely limited. The buses are incredibly convenient and run M-F 7am-11pm and then a "drunk bus" runs 11pm-3am Thurs-Sat.
College Senior 2012-10-04T22:54:26Z
I really enjoy my advisor and the attention I get as a student of many in the College of Human Ecology, but there are some parts of my curriculum that I wish were a little less cookie-cutter. My concentration is Events Coordination, and since my major is Hospitality Management, all of my classes are specialized towards conventions, weddings, banquets, etc. However, with a degree in Events, I want to deal with things in nightlife and music production, not Hospitality. I wish there was more flexibility in the curriculum to broaden my horizons.
College Senior 2012-10-04T22:44:25Z
Everything from apartment parties to house parties. Greek life isn't as big here as at other schools but it's still got a good following. Our bars and clubs are practically attached to campus and are all 18+ so there's plenty to do any weekend.
College Sophomore 2012-09-27T23:47:44Z
Busses seem to always be running except for when you need to catch one. Different routes are easy to master and these busses take you almost anywhere you need to go. Definitely eliminates many of the reasons to bring a car freshman year. Seems to be no long-distance transportation to RDU or other travel hubs which is a problem for out of staters like myself. Wecars are reliable and almost always available for whenever you need em!
College Sophomore 2012-09-27T23:44:02Z
Definitely not an issue to have access to free printing and computer access BUT it is way more convenient to come with your own laptop. There are many options on campus as far as public computer access goes.
College Sophomore 2012-09-27T20:23:43Z
I made the mistake of coming to ECU and within the first week here I knew it was not for me. The majority of the people here are trashy, just do not care about their education, or seem downright stupid. The campus is okay but not the prettiest I've seen by far. The actual city of Greenville is so sketchy and is very ghetto. It is a big party school, but so is basically every other college in America. Other colleges have the advantage of being located in better areas and of having a more interesting student population. The majority of people here are also very southern/country, which is something I am not used to at all. The classes are also too easy. So do not come here if you want a unique college experience, ECU does not have that much to offer. I'm transferring as soon as possible. Don't even apply to this school, it is awful and all the stereotypes you've probably heard about it are true.
Recent Alumnus 2012-09-25T02:30:52Z
During my time a ECU, basketball sort of overpowered football. I enjoyed attending the games and showing my school spirit.
College Sophomore 2012-09-22T17:50:16Z
The dining halls here are better than some or most schools, and have plenty of options to eat. But they do get old pretty quickly, and they can take a toll on your stomach ("West End Intestine"). Fortuantely Mendenhall Student Center has a Chick-Fil-A Express, and the Pirate Grill, which serves pretty good burgers and decent fries, and another restaurant called Bleecher Street, which serves sandwiches and paninis and fruit. There's also an Einstein Bros Bagel, a Burger Studio and an Italian Eatery next to Dowdy Student store. And finally there's another Chick-Fil-A and a Chili's Too on the other end of campus in the Croatan. All of these options work with your meal plan. But depite all the choices it can seem like you're limited to Chick-Fil-A and burgers.
College Sophomore 2012-09-22T17:29:57Z
ECU really does live up to its reputation as a party school. There's always something going on, and the frats throw parties every weekend. But some of the parties are restrictive, so it's helpful to either know someone in it, or show up with a ratio that favors guys. Or you can just show up later once the brothers in charge of letting people in are too drunk to care. But as for clubs and bars? Those are really limited to the 21+ crowd.
College Junior 2012-09-22T05:39:46Z
The dorms are very small at East Carolina. The dorms on campus cost about twice the amount of off campus apartments. The best thing to do is to find a room mate who is willing to live off campus, that way both of you can split the price of the apartment.
College Senior 2012-09-20T20:57:15Z
Easy to fill out applications for Aid, but quite troublesome for an already enrolled student such as myself trying to get money to study abroad.
College Senior 2012-09-20T20:54:12Z
The students and professors here are just wonderful, the most down to Earth group of beings I've ever encountered. My major being Ceramics, creates a very positive and uplifting environment to work in.
College Senior 2012-09-20T20:51:44Z
There is such a diverse group of teachers here which makes for a great atmosphere to learn in. There are many experiences to be had within the university.
Recent Alumnus 2012-09-20T01:54:18Z
The climate in this area is very favorable. Summers are hot and winters can be cold or mild. Usually the weather is not extreme which means classes will not be affected by weather most of the time. Occassionally there will be some bad weather that will affect classes but not often. Most of the time you can see students enjoying the outdoors year round.
Recent Alumnus 2012-09-20T01:49:39Z
This school welcomes people from all different backgrounds although it is predominately white. It is common to see all different kinds of people interacting on campus. It is one of the stronger things about this school. There should be more diversity in student leadership. I think that the school could do something to encourage this more.
Recent Alumnus 2012-09-20T01:42:34Z
I had a personal computer, but when I had to use the computer lab I usually didn't have any problems. There seemed to be enough computers, and internet access and supplies were reliable.
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