College Senior 2011-07-20T03:59:29Z
Its Better to Live Off Campus – The cost of living on campus is very expensive. You can save a few grand just by living in one of the nearest apartments. However, a few of the dorm buildings on campus have just been renovated so it is worth paying the extra dollars. There is a wide selection in apartments and parking is free.
College Senior 2011-07-20T03:54:33Z
Eating in G-Vegas – The off-campus dining services near East Carolina are wonderful. Almost every restaurant delivers for the students on campus. The prices for the food is usually reasonable and they all give student discounts. The best place to eat is a wing place called "Wings Over Greenville".
College Senior 2011-07-20T03:49:07Z
Profs Are Always Willing to Help – Here at East Carolina University, the Criminal Justice professors in the undergraduate department are always more than willing to help their students in any way possible. One of my professors would make sure his students were learning by giving intense quizzes on chapters that we had not learned yet. If the quiz grades were not where he wanted them to be he would take time out his week to prepare a study session for his classes.
Recent Alumnus 2011-07-18T23:10:03Z
I go to East Carolina University. It has an amazing nursing program, construction program, and other program. The campus is a little small, but alright. Most of the professors here are pretty cool and doing their best ability to make the class interesting.
Recent Alumnus 2011-07-13T15:43:01Z
Feeling the Cut Backs – Financial Aid is an annoying process for most students having to stay on the phone for long periods of time and wait in lines trying to get some help, but the worst part of financial aid lately is how much less they are giving out. I don't get very much financial aid at all and almost never any grants, so it's a struggle for my parents trying to pay for my tuition out of pocket. The financial aid department at ECU is fairly good for sending e-mail notifications and deadline warnings and posting bills in a timely manner.
Recent Alumnus 2011-07-13T15:31:58Z
The "Party School" Reputation – I have been at ECU for two years now, and I have not once witnessed anyone use illegal drugs. Alcohol, on the other hand, is a different story. It's everywhere. Sometimes people will even sneak alcohol into football games or class if they're that desperate and irresponsible. A lot of people smoke weed but it's not as prevalent anymore, especially since smoking of any kind has been banned in the clubs downtown.
Recent Alumnus 2011-07-13T15:23:18Z
Being a "Comm" Major – As a communications major at ECU, it is pleasing that practically all of my classes are taught in the same building. Joyner, the building designated for communication majors, is easy to navigate and the classes, while sometimes challenging and writing-intensive, are usually not extraordinarily difficult. I have never had a teacher within my major that was hard to get along with. The teachers and communication advisors are helpful, and often refer students to the career center and hold workshops for building your resume, landing an internship or job, and going to interviews. There is a lot of stress on finding internships as a communication major, because experience is very important in our fields. Postings in the communications building always indicate internships students can apply for and there is even a blog full of internships just for communication majors of all concentrations.
Recent Alumnus 2011-07-11T17:49:38Z
During the summer the weather is very hot and during the winter it can get cold by not below 0 temperatures.
Recent Alumnus 2011-07-11T17:45:19Z
A lot of courses offered are distance learning courses. The computers at East Carolina are all up to date and the computer labs are excellent. When you need a computer to complete assignment find one is no problem.
Recent Alumnus 2011-07-11T17:43:07Z
I am very well pleased with the courses offered by East Carolina University. There are many subjects that are offered, and I pretty sure many more will be added.
Recent Alumnus 2011-07-01T20:09:02Z
Student Operated Transit Is Amazing – The school transit system is entirely student run and incredibly convenient. Because of the student control, the buses run at appropriate times to the most popular destinations for students all over town. Buses are always clean. For late nights or whenever a student is traveling in an area not serviced by the bus system, "SafeRide" vans are reliable and only a phone call away.
Recent Alumnus 2011-07-01T20:04:39Z
Guys & Girls:
Too Much Greek Life and Partying – Overwhelmingly Greek life oriented, with an overwhelming amount of students being more concerned about where the parties are than the actual education that college offers.
Recent Alumnus 2011-07-01T20:00:06Z
A Chance to Explore – In the Dept of Health and Human Performance, specifically Exercise Physiology, the professors are extremely encouraging and helpful with any concerns you have. The required acting internship during your last semester provides work experience and a chance to practice the skills that you have learned in the classroom on real clients while still under the guidance of individuals with more experience. High quality education with professors who will go out of their way to ensure that you understand and are comfortable with both the information and how to apply it.
College Senior 2011-06-28T17:40:38Z
Bleed Purple and Gold – Everybody loves our football team. Nobody will ask you if you go to ECU, because everybody has at least one thing that has the University's colors on it. They often give out free shirts and every football season people get pumped and the whole town turns purple and gold.
College Senior 2011-06-28T17:35:08Z
Melting Pot of Christians – ECU has a lot of black and white students, but there is a considerable amount of other races, but MOST people are christian, so if you are any other religion you will probably be annoyed by all of the christian clubs and their chalk graffiti.
College Senior 2011-06-28T17:30:46Z
College Kids – I liked ECU's campus and I marveled at the courses that they offered, but it's hard to get past the whole 'party' school atmosphere. The classes are difficult, and it is by no means an Easy school to graduate from. There are a lot of people that go to ECU strictly because it's renowned for the parties, and that gives the school bad credit, even though those kids usually drop out. In my opinion, a degree from ECU is not held to the same standard as the same degree from State or UNC.
Recent Alumnus 2011-06-23T23:52:58Z
I think ECU is probably the only place where you can have sex in public while a mass amount of people cheer you on. And the only place where it's acceptable to get drunk every night and come to class...still drunk.
Recent Alumnus 2011-06-23T23:43:26Z
I'm not interested in Greek Life. Even though hazing is not allowed, it still happens. The only good they do for anyone is throw parties.
Recent Alumnus 2011-06-23T23:38:06Z
What It's Like to Be an English Education Major – The curriculum is very detailed and useful. Budget cuts hinder the possibilities the program could reach. Other than the amount of reading, there isn't much of a workload. Fortunately, our internship is a part of our curriculum, so it won't be hard to be accepted into one.
College Junior 2011-06-21T19:40:17Z
Parking is difficult. Not many places for underclassmen to park
College Senior 2011-06-17T21:54:57Z
Guys & Girls:
There are way more females then males on the campus of ECU. The girls are very classy and take good care of themselves..for the most part. There are always a few that rock the roll out of bed look.
College Senior 2011-06-17T21:51:10Z
East Carolina University is a great university with programs suitable for many different majors. The business school is very well recognized across the country. The workload is very heavy and it is very challenging but it makes you a better business student.
Recent Alumnus 2011-06-13T18:03:06Z
ECU always has computers accessible to their students. There are multiple computer labs located throughout the campus and most of them allow you to print documents. Some have a cap on how many numbers of pages you can print. Most of them are open late. However, if they are closed, the library has many computers as well. They also have wireless available across the whole campus. I never have any trouble getting on the internet from my laptop.
Recent Alumnus 2011-06-13T17:59:49Z
Health & Safety:
I have always felt safe on the campus at ECU. If anything out of the ordinary happens on campus, they try to warn us through an email. They also have alerts sent to your cell phone if you sign up to have it. There have been a couple of incidents on campus that have been scary but the few that have occured happen around 2 or 3 in the morning. It also helps if you use common sense and avoid being outside in the early morning hours.
Recent Alumnus 2011-06-13T17:54:00Z
Elementary Education – The College Of Education is amazing at ECU. They provide many different opportunities for you to be in the classroom. I'm a junior and I've already had plenty of teaching opportunities. The teachers are also really concerned for you. They want to help you succeed in any way that they can. It's an awesome school.
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