East Carolina University

country rank  225
world rank  581

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Founded in 1907, East Carolina University is a non-profit public state higher-education institution located in the rural setting of the small city of Greenville (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), North Carolina. Officially accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, East Carolina University (ECU) is a very large (uniRank enrollment range: 30,000-34,999 students) coeducational US higher education institution. East Carolina University (ECU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 113 years old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 80-90% making this US higher education organization a least selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. ECU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name
Acronym ECU
Founded 1907
Motto Servire
To Serve
Colours Old gold and royal purple

University Location

Address East 5Th Street
Greenville
27858-4353 North Carolina
United States
Tel +1 (252) 328 6131
Fax +1 (252) 328 6160

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 Euro)
5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 Euro)
International
students
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
New Admission Requirements - Secondary school GPA is required
- Secondary school rank is neither required nor recommended
- Secondary school record is required
- Completion of college-preparatory program is recommended
- Recommendations are neither required nor recommended
- Formal demonstration of competencies is neither required nor recommended
- Admission test scores are required
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required
- Other Tests (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) are neither required nor recommended
Admission Rate 80-90%
Admission Office Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Greenville 27858-4353
(252) 328 6640

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 30,000-34,999
Academic Staff 2,000-2,499
Control Type Public State
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Rural
Religious Affiliation None

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Basic Classification Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity
2000 Classification Doctoral/Research Universities--Intensive
Size & Setting Four-year, large, primarily residential institution
Enrollment Profile High undergraduate
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, full-time, selective, higher transfer-in institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Professions plus arts & sciences, high graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program Professions focus, no graduate coexistence

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to East Carolina University's Library
East Carolina University's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 1,015,051 physical volumes, 280,396 physical media, 71,115 digital/electronic medium and 456 licensed digital/electronic databases. East Carolina University's library has 2 branches.
Housing Yes
East Carolina University provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 5,408 students in the 2018 academic year.
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges


Year of first Accreditation

1927


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)
  • Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
  • National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)
  • National Association of Schools of Art & Design (NASAD)
  • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
  • Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE)
  • Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA)
  • American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS)
  • Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)
  • National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science (NAACLS)
  • American Council for Construction Education (ACCE)
  • Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE)
  • Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA)
  • Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (CEA)
  • Applied and Natural Science Accreditation Commission (ANSAC) of ABET
  • National Environmental Health Science and Protection Accreditation Council (EHAC)
  • Council for the Accreditation of Health Informatics and Information Management (CAHIIM)
  • Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA)
  • Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE)
  • American Psychological Association (APA)
  • Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA)
  • American Library Association (ALA)
  • Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE)
  • Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME)
  • Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA)
  • Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (ACME)
  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND)
  • Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE)
  • Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)
  • Accreditation Review Committee on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA)
  • Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Education Programs (CAMPEP)
  • National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA)
  • Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH)
  • Council on Accreditation of Parks, Recreation, Tourism, and Related Professions (COAPRT)
  • Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
  • Council on Social Work Education (CAWE)
  • National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST)
  • Planning Accreditation Board (PAB)


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Memberships and Affiliations

  • University of North Carolina System
  • National Athletic Association (NAA)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

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