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#8 Best Public Universities in North Carolina

East Carolina University

Greenville, North Carolina

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Overview

Student Population
28,718
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
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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 19,235 prospective students applied, and 15,141 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 4,364 enrolled in the school.  22,087 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 6,631 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2019/2020, excluding room and board, is $4,452 plus fees of $2,786. ECU is ranked 596 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

Ratings

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

ECU is rated within the lower 49% 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 2021 CollegeSimply Best Colleges Lists.

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Getting In

Admission Standards
Easy
East Carolina University overview
SAT 1040/1190
ACT 20/24
GPA 3.59
Applications Accepted
78.7% 
East Carolina University overview
Applications Due Apr 15, 2021
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$1,490
Other Fees$2,786
Room and Board $10,030
Budget for Other Expenses$3,630
Total One Year Cost$22,388
Out of State Resident Tuition
$20,729
Out of State Costs for East Carolina University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,490
Other Fees$2,786
Room and Board $10,030
Budget for Other Expenses$3,630
Total One Year Cost$38,665

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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.