East Carolina University.

East Carolina University

Greenville, NC4 year degree
Out-of-state tuition
Acceptance rate

About East Carolina University

East Carolina University (ECU) is a public research university in Greenville, North Carolina. It is the fourth largest university in North Carolina. Founded on March 8, 1907, as a teacher training school, East Carolina has grown from 43 acres (17 ha) to almost 1,600 acres (647 ha) today. The university's academic facilities are located on six properties: Main Campus, Health Sciences Campus, West Research Campus, the Field Station for Coastal Studies in New Holland, North Carolina, the Millennial Research Innovation Campus in Greenville's warehouse district and an overseas campus in Certaldo Alto, Italy. ECU also operates the Coastal Studies Institute. The nine undergraduate colleges, graduate school, and four professional schools are located on these four properties. All of the non-health sciences majors are located on the main campus. The College of Nursing, College of Allied Health Sciences, The Brody School of Medicine, and School of Dental Medicine are located on the health science campus. ECU is classified among "R2: Doctoral Universities – High research activity".There are eleven social sororities, 16 social fraternities, four historically black sororities, five historically black fraternities, one Native American fraternity, and one Native American sorority. There are over 400 registered clubs on campus including fraternities and sororities.


  • Offers bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees
  • 22,598 students
  • 0.26 faculty staff per student
  • Campus housing available
  • www.ecu.edu

Notable programs at East Carolina University

Fine Arts
Most popular degree

The most popular degrees are Fine Arts, Biology, Molecular Biology, Physiology, Accounting, Marketing, Finance, and Management Information Systems.

Acceptance Rates

Acceptance Rate in 2017
Avg SAT Scores in 2017

12,533 students out of 15,860 applicants were accepted into East Carolina University. They had an average SAT score of 1105. 49% of people submitted their SAT score along with their applications while 50% chose to submit their ACT score.

Tuition and costs

Out-of-state undergraduate tuition (2017)
In-state undergraduate tuition (2017)

In 2017, the out-of-state cost of tuition at East Carolina University was $23,420, while for in-state students it was $7,143. After taking into account financial aid, the costs of books and supplies, room and board, and general living expenses, the average cost for out-of-state students was $32,590.

The average financial aid at East Carolina University is $5,687. After factoring this in, out-of-state students pay $17,733 for undergraduate tuition on average.

Financial aid available at East Carolina University

Family Income Level

Average Discount

Of undergrads receive grants
Of undergrads receive federal loans

52% of undergraduate students at East Carolina University received grants or loans in 2017.

The average award discount is the ratio between the average grant or scholarship value, and the cost, which is the sum of out-of-state tuition, room, board, book, supplies, and other living expenses.

Average student living expenses at East Carolina University

Room & board
Books & supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at East Carolina University was of $9,835 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,306.

Diversity at East Carolina University

Ethnic Mix, 2017

Student Gender Mix, 2017