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#8 Best Public Universities in North Carolina

East Carolina University

Greenville, North Carolina

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Overview

Student Population
28,798
East Carolina University overview
Location Greenville, North Carolina
Online ecu.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Small City
East Carolina University overview
Size Large
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate

Located in Greenville, North Carolina, East Carolina University is a large four year public college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 20,313 prospective students applied, and 17,859 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 4,142 enrolled in the school.  21,471 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 7,327 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2020/2021, excluding room and board, is $4,452 plus fees of $2,787. ECU is ranked 551 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2022 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

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Ratings

5/10
Overall
4/10
Academics
6/10
Resources
6/10
Outcomes
4/10
Value

ECU is rated within the lower 47% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 5 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

Rankings

Rankings for East Carolina University within the 2022 CollegeSimply Best Colleges Lists.

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Getting In

Admission Standards
Easy
East Carolina University overview
SAT 1020/1170
ACT 19/24
GPA 3.33
Applications Accepted
87.9% 
East Carolina University overview
Applications Due Apr 15, 2022
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $75

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Annual Cost to Attend

North Carolina Resident Tuition
$4,452
In State Costs for East Carolina University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,524
Other Fees$2,787
Room and Board $10,136
Budget for Other Expenses$3,710
Total One Year Cost$22,609
Out of State Resident Tuition
$20,729
Out of State Costs for East Carolina University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,524
Other Fees$2,787
Room and Board $10,136
Budget for Other Expenses$3,710
Total One Year Cost$38,886

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Outcomes

Average Salary After 10 Years
$43,900 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
59% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by East Carolina University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 19%
Health Professions 16%
Education 12%
Engineering Technology 8%
Communication 7%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=198464 IPEDS survey data for East Carolina University.

Current students may use the East Carolina University GPA calculator to determine their current college GPA.