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Study at East Carolina University

Founded in 1907, East Carolina University, or ECU, is a public university located in Greenville, North Carolina. It is the largest institution of higher learning in eastern North Carolina and the third largest university in the state. East Carolina comprises three campuses: Main Campus, Health Sciences Campus and West Research Campus. The Princeton Review (2008) has ranked the University as one of the "Best Value Colleges".

ECU offers more than 100 degrees in different Course Topics. It is home to many academic divisions, which include:

  • Brody School of Medicine
  • College of Allied Health Sciences
  • College of Business
  • College of Education
  • College of Fine Arts and Communication
  • College of Health and Human Performance
  • College of Human Ecology
  • College of Nursing
  • College of Technology and Computer Science
  • Graduate School
  • School of Dentistry
  • Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences
ECU's sports teams are known as the Pirates.

Profile of East Carolina University

East Carolina University is in Greenville, NC. Greenville is a small city. The school is a public institution. East Carolina University issues awards (degrees) up to the level of Doctoral degree.

Course Topics

Fields of study in vogue at the school include engineering technician and nutrition and exercise therapy.

East Carolina University Selectivity

Not all applicants to East Carolina University are accepted. The top quarter of students at the school scored at least 550 on the verbal SAT test. Students' math SAT scores were most often in the range 480 to 570 in 2007.


The most successful professors at East Carolina University are given tenure, encouraging them to stay with the school for a long time. The the school teaching staff is well compensated compared to other schools.

Student Enrolment

Approximately 25, 990 students study at East Carolina University .

Student Life

Students at the school can take advantage of the school's meal plans. Students participate in Conference USA athletics.

East Carolina University Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Education and Teaching915elementary school teaching, educational administration, teacher education, music teaching, special ed, instructional media design, health teaching, physical education teaching, . . .
Business and Management554business management, finance, marketing, accounting and management, accounting, MIS, non-profit management, electronic commerce, . . .
Liberal Arts515English, library science, political science, history, economics, sociology, geography, anthropology, . . .
Engineering Technician362engineering technician, industrial tech, computer engineering tech, industrial production tech, manufacturing tech, drafting, construction engineering tech
Nursing and Emergency Medicine331registered nursing, various nursing, nursing science, nurse practitioner
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy298health and fitness, vocational Counselling, recreational therapy, parks and recreation management, exercise science, dietitian, occupational therapy, athletic trainer
Family and Social Work286social work, family and community services, public administration, child development, food and nutrition
Science280biology, exercise physiology, chemistry, geology, physics, biochemistry, physiology and pathology, physiology, . . .
Media251broadcast journalism, communication studies
Therapy and Counselling238psychology, physical therapy, substance abuse Counselling, school psychology, marriage and family therapy, music therapy, clinical psychology, medical psychology
Medical administration157public health education, health care administration, occupational health, medical records admin, environmental health
Medical Support and Technology108audiology and speech pathology, physician assistant, clinical lab tech
Fine Arts94fine arts, art history and criticism
Security and Law Enforcement91criminal justice and safety
Medicine83medicine, public health, pharmaceutics and drug design
office and Administration71office data entry
Hospitality60hospitality management
Drama and Performing Arts43drama, dance
Music37music performance, music theory and composition
Construction Trades34apparel and textiles
Architecture and Planning24urban planning
Computer Science and Engineering20computer science, information technology, software engineering
Design20interior design
Art Studies13art studies
Religion and Philosophy8philosophy
Engineering0engineering, engineering management

Contact: East Carolina University

East Carolina University

East 5th Street

Greenville, NC 27858-4353

General Phone: (252) 328-6131


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