Recent Alumnus 2011-05-13T13:12:31Z
Middle Grade Education- Mathematics and Science- WPE – The WPE program is good. I am at East Carolina University enrolled in the College of Education. I have found this program to be challenging but help. One thing that I am impressed about this program is the amount time we are required to spend in the classroom. However, one thing that I do not particularly care for is the amount of "education courses that are required". Due to the fact that I am major in middle grades education with concentrations in math and science, there should be more of an emphasis on STEM subjects- more mathematics and science based classes.
Recent Alumnus 2011-05-13T13:06:24Z
Not Many Good Choices! There are bad neighborhoods directly outside of the college campus. There is housing that is nearby, but they are not in good condition.
Recent Alumnus 2011-05-09T18:49:39Z
NIGHTMARE ON CAMPUS!!! Limited parking available and you get tickets like crazy. Your best bet is to keep your car at home as long as you can and use the university transit system.
Recent Alumnus 2011-05-09T18:48:18Z
Greek Life is very prominent at ECU. They are greatly involved and do a lot to help out at ECU. There are always blood drives, fundraisers and fun runs/walks going on. There's no hiding they are a big part of the party scene at ECU, but then again, what greek life doesn't have a party side? There are many options for rushing and everyone involved in greek life from the Fraternity and Sorority members themselves to the ECU Greek Life Advisor are friendly and helpful.
Recent Alumnus 2011-05-09T18:43:44Z
The food here is your average college food with some twists thrown in. You'll have days of your typically college cuisine like pizza, hamburgers, wraps, etc. But once in a while there will be "themed" dinner for holidays and events like Halloween, Mardi Gras, Super Bowl, etc. The food is a step above what was sampled at other colleges, but there is definitely room for improvement. Overall, there are plenty of options to eat on campus with two dining halls, Chick-fil-a, Chilis, Einstein's Bagels, Subway, Burger Studio and so much more. You will definitely find something to fit your craving and you will never go hungry.
Recent Alumnus 2011-05-02T13:10:57Z
Humid, Lots of Mosquitoes – As a former San Diego native, I despise North Carolina weather and bugs.
Recent Alumnus 2011-04-26T02:55:14Z
If you get in trouble, they are pretty strict about it. You can and they will kick you out if you need to be punished for something. It's such a big school though, that a lot of effort needs to go into keeping everyone, or most everyone in check!
Recent Alumnus 2011-04-26T02:53:33Z
I have not come across anything like this yet. Maybe because I dont live on campus, but there is some alcohol usage, but the facility members and campus safety make sure everyone is safe!
Recent Alumnus 2011-04-26T02:51:55Z
The facilities are amazing, so many chances to do a variety of different activities. By far the best gym/athletic facilities I have seen from the campuses I have visited, or been to!
Recent Alumnus 2011-04-09T02:25:25Z
Guys & Girls:
People Seem Friendly – I have no yet became an official student. But I have visited many times, and the people seem great! My older sister and best friend, Jannel goes there. I hang out with her friends when I go. We always have something to do! They are great people: supportive, loyal, funny, and caring! When I go to her job, people are very welcoming and sweet. I can only imagine that most of the campus is the same way!
Recent Alumnus 2011-04-09T02:19:27Z
Greenville, a Second Home – It has a beautiful campus! It seems like a great town, and there are many things to do. People seem friendly as well as active there! It may have a reputation for partying, but I do not view it as a party school. I view it as Greenville, a second home. A place for education. A beautiful place. And the college of my dreams!
College Junior 2011-04-03T01:34:00Z
So Much Food! I love the dinning around here. There are so many restaurants out here for everyone's taste.
Recent Alumnus 2011-03-30T19:23:14Z
A lot of students need financial aid so make sure to fill out you FASFA early.
Recent Alumnus 2011-03-30T19:22:23Z
Favorite Experiences – The FX program when that I was in as a freshman in college was great. It allowed me to make friends and feel comfortable at the school.
Recent Alumnus 2011-03-30T19:20:03Z
Clubs have underclassmen in them. House parties are great until they get shutdown.
Recent Alumnus 2011-03-27T23:43:26Z
Always something interesting going on in Greenville.
Recent Alumnus 2011-03-27T23:42:42Z
Hardly anywhere to park. If you do not have a pass, forget parking pretty much anywhere. All visitor spots are almost always taken.
Recent Alumnus 2011-03-27T23:39:40Z
Health & Safety:
Greenville is not the best place for a college. The college itself is the best thing here. If you go outside of the college limits in Greenville...watch out.
Recent Alumnus 2011-03-27T05:23:54Z
Even though East Carolina is known for the education and Health sciences I believe that the school has a wide variety with the majors and classes. Every one of my friends have different majors like art, psychology, business and english. I like that our school is in an urban area so you are able to explore the surroundings and find new things to do every weekend.
Recent Alumnus 2011-03-27T05:14:26Z
Punishments Are Fair – my first semester at ECU I was put on academic probation. Part of the problem was my procrastination and the other part was not fitting in and the huge changes I had to go through. I made it through and I am doing better now. If the policies were any looser a lot more slacking would be going on.
Recent Alumnus 2011-03-27T05:09:49Z
Apartments Are Abundant – There are a lot of options to choose from when your trying to go off campus. There are a wide range of costs for the apartments and some even offer you a job to help you pay rent. The ECU buses even go to the apartments all throughout the weekday.
Recent Alumnus 2011-03-14T10:21:31Z
System Complication – The original system I went into was very much separated by red tape and miscommunication between departments. A mistake in the student judicial records, for example, lasted my entire last year interfering with my financial aid, even though I went twice to explain I had no holds or judiciary tickets.
Some other problems were with anything out of the ordinary, such as study abroad. The key though was always to just go in person and talk with someone. The office at least has good hours and it isn't always busy. Plus the people are generally helpful as long as you don't have a short fuse. Organization has also improved over the past 6 years.
Recent Alumnus 2011-03-14T10:17:50Z
Great Springs, Horrible Summers, Wonderful Fall, Irregular Winter – Greenville is about 40 miles from the coast, so this causes some irregularity with the weather in the warmer and colder seasons, but good temperate weather in the in between.
Spring is generally wonderful, warm, clear skies, green and very comfortable. But summer is just horrible; humid everyday, at least mid-90s everyday, random severe weather with the rain leaving a stuffy humidity everywhere.
Fall is wonderful again with temperate cool weather, steady clear skies and a nice clear feeling. Winter is pretty much anyone's guess. Cold to cool, maybe it will snow, maybe it won't. But generally clear weather.
Recent Alumnus 2011-03-14T10:12:43Z
Great Location, Great Prices, but Not Very Large – 'Downtown' is where everyone heads during the weekends and Thursdays as well. Lots of clubs, some chills bars (P-Dens for example)and some alright cheap food. The biggest problem is after one year or so, this gets really old really quick. Clubbing can be fun, but after a while it is nice to just head to a sports bar and get on the specials. The only real chill place is Sup Dawgs, because you can sit outside on the patio, drink, smoke and watch sports.
If you are underage the ALE is everywhere and the cops are also spread out all the time downtown to prevent fights and any crazy public displays. Regardless of some of the negatives it is nice to be downtown in a small area sometimes and be able to walk home with a large crowd.
Recent Alumnus 2011-03-01T16:54:55Z
Sports are one of the largest attributes to our school, they are fun and exciting and you meet a lot of new people hanging around a sporting event!
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