College Deliberately: East Carolina University

East Carolina University is a very large, public, four-year University that emphasizes research, career and culture located in the city of Greenville, NC. It is known for Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse, Elementary Education and Teaching and Business Administration and Management.

East Carolina University

place East 5th Street, Greenville, NC 27858-4353
phone Phone: (252) 328-6131
web Web: http://www.ecu.edu/
  • East Carolina University is also known as:
    East Carolina University, ECU


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Institution Accreditation Agency Status First Accredited Next Review
East Carolina University Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges Accredited 1927-01-01 2023-12-12
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Student Centeredness

4.5 of 10
The extent to which the institution’s website emphasizes students, as opposed to research, athletics or other pursuits, compared with peer institutions.

Student Services

Students with disabilities:
6% of students registered with learning or other disabilty.
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Bachelor’s degree
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East Carolina University is in NCAA Division I-Football Bowl Subdivision. The largest three sports are:
Sport Total Athletes
Football Men’s 115
Baseball Men’s 36
Lacrosse Women’s 30

The complete list of sports at East Carolina University is available for members.

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Tuition for East Carolina University is in the 21.1 percentile of all colleges and universities, which we classify as inexpensive.
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We aim to provide you with the resources to properly evaluate a college or university. One way to do that is to watch how that college or university is discussed by others. Here, we provide overviews of that: how East Carolina University is discussed on reddit and twitter.
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An approximation of whether tweets talking about East Carolina University are, on average, positive or negative.
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Sentiment for tweets that say ‘East Carolina University’ or an alias (see above). Twitter limits its API to the previous 7 days or 18,000 tweets. This chart shows the average daily sentiment of tweets containing East Carolina University within those restrictions.
An approximation of whether tweets from the area around East Carolina University are, on average, positive or negative.
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Sentiment for tweets from an area 0.5mi around East Carolina University. Twitter limits its API to the previous 7 days or 18,000 tweets. This chart shows the average daily sentiment for tweets from around East Carolina University within those restrictions. The chart will update as we get access to twitter’s full API.
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