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Founded in 1907, the East Carolina University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban 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 large-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 25,000-29,999 students) coeducational US higher education institution. East Carolina University (ECU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor's degrees, master's degrees and doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study table below for further details. This 116-year-old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic records and grades. The acceptance rate range is 90-99% 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.

University Snapshot


East Carolina University's Control Typepublic


East Carolina University's Entity Typenon-profit


East Carolina University' Size by Total Enrollmentlarge-sized


East Carolina University's Selectivity by Acceptance Rateleast selective

University Identity

Acronym ECU
Founded 1907
Motto Servire
To Serve
Colours Old gold and royal purple
Mascot PeeDee the Pirate
Video Presentation

n.a.; please submit an official East Carolina University general video presentation.

University Location

Address East 5Th Street
27858-4353 North Carolina
United States
East Carolina University's location map and satellite view Location Map and Satellite View
East Carolina University Phone Number +1 (252) 328 6131
East Carolina University Fax Number +1 (252) 328 6160

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Fields of Study / Degree Levels


What is the difference between comprehensive/generalist and specialized universities in terms of the range of fields of study they offer, degree levels available and academic and carreer paths pros and cons? Read our guide article about generalist and specialized universities to learn more.

Fields of Study and Degree Levels Matrix

The following East Carolina University's Fields of Study/Degree Levels Matrix is divided into 6 main fields of study and 4 levels of degrees, from the lowest undergraduate degree to the highest postgraduate degree. This matrix aims to help quickly identify East Carolina University's academic range and degree level offering.

Programs and Courses

Courses and Programs

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Tuition Fees


Yearly tuition fees refers to the amount of money that a student is charged by a University for one academic year of full-time study. Read our guide article about tuition fees and financial aid options to learn more.

Yearly Tuition Fees Range Matrix

This East Carolina University's Tuition Fees Range Matrix is divided into 2 types of students, local and international students, and 2 degree levels, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, and aims to help students to have an approximate idea of the yearly tuition range they might expect to pay at East Carolina University.

East Carolina University: Tuition Fees Range Matrix

Undergraduate Postgraduate
2,500-4,999 US$
(2,280-4,555 Euro)
5,000-7,499 US$
(4,555-6,830 Euro)
20,000-24,999 US$
(18,225-22,780 Euro)
20,000-24,999 US$
(18,225-22,780 Euro)

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Admission Information

uniRank publishes below some basic East Carolina University's admission information.

East Carolina University's Gender Admission Policy Gender Admission

This institution admits Men and Women (coed).

East Carolina University's Admission Selection Admission Selection

Has East Carolina University a selective admission policy? Yes, based on students' past academic records and grades.

Acceptance Rate Admission Rate

East Carolina University's acceptance rate range is 90-99% making this institution a least selective higher education institution.

Admission Requirements 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
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) is required
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) is neither required nor recommended

Source: IPDES

East Carolina University's International Students Admission International Students Admission

International students are welcome to apply for admission at this institution.

East Carolina University international students information:

Admission requirements for international students include:

  • Proof of English proficiency, which can be demonstrated through the following:
    • TOEFL
    • IELTS
    • Duolingo English test
    • SAT
    • ACT
    • Diploma from a U.S. high school, with two years of attendance
    • Diploma from a high school in an exempt country
    • Transcript showing a final grade of B or better for an academic English writing/composition course from a U.S. college or university
  • For more information, please visit: https://global-affairs.ecu.edu/international-students

East Carolina University's Admission Office Admission Office

Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Greenville 27858-4353
(252) 328 6640

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Size and Profile


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Size and Profile

uniRank publishes below some major size and profile indicators for East Carolina University.

East Carolina University's Total Student Enrollment Student Enrollment

East Carolina University has an enrollment range of 25,000-29,999 students making it a large-sized institution.

East Carolina University's Total Faculty/Academic staff Academic Staff

This institution has a range of 2,000-2,499 academic employees (Faculty).

East Carolina University's Control Type Control Type

East Carolina University is a public higher education institution.

East Carolina University's Entity Type Entity Type

East Carolina University is a non-profit higher education institution.

East Carolina University's Campus Setting Campus Setting

This institution's main campus is located in a Urban setting.

East Carolina University's Academic Calendar Academic Calendar

This institution adopts a Semesters type of academic calendar.

Religious Affiliation

East Carolina University does not have any religious affiliation.

Carnegie Classification


The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education is a framework for categorizing colleges and universities in the United States...

The classification was first created by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching in 1970, and it has been updated periodically since then. The Carnegie Classification is based on a set of criteria, such as the level and types of degrees offered, research activity and enrollment size. Institutions are classified into one of several categories based on these criteria, ranging from "doctoral universities" with very high research activity to "special focus institutions" that primarily award degrees in a specific field, such as the arts or health professions. The classification allows for quick comparisons between institutions within and across categories.

Carnegie Classification

uniRank provides below the official East Carolina University's Carnegie classification.

Basic Classification Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity
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 Research Doctoral: Professional-dominant

Facilities and Services


What are the most common University facilities and services? Read our two guide articles about University Facilities and University Services to learn more.

University Facilities

uniRank provides below an overview of East Carolina University's main facilities:

East Carolina University's Library University Library

This institution has a physical Library. Visit East Carolina University's Library

East Carolina University's library has 2 branches. The library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium, etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2022 the library reported 1,015,136 physical volumes, 276,234 physical media, 66,587 digital/electronic media and 450 licensed digital/electronic databases. The library is managed by a total number of 131 full-time employees, including 44 librarians. East Carolina University's library has a total library expenditure greater than $100,000 per year.

East Carolina University's Housing University Housing

This institution provides housing services such as on-campus residences or dormitories.

In particular, the East Carolina University provides on-campus housing and the total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 5,203 students in the 2021 academic year. Source: IPDES.

East Carolina University's Sport Facilities/Activities Sport Facilities/Activities

This institution features sporting facilities and organizes sports activities for its students.

East Carolina University offers a variety of sport activities and facilities to its students, including:

  • Intercollegiate sports: football, baseball, basketball, soccer, tennis, swimming, track and field, softball
  • Eakin Campus recreation center
  • Intramurals
  • Club sports

For more information, visit: https://info.ecu.edu/sports/

University Services

uniRank provides below an overview of East Carolina University's main services:

East Carolina University's Financial Aid Financial Aid

This institution offers one or more of the following financial aid for eligible students: scholarships, grants, loans, tuition waivers, emergency financial aid etc.

East Carolina University offers a variety of financial aid options to its students, including:

  • Need-based and non-need based loans (both subsidized and unsubsidized)
  • Grants
  • Scholarships
  • Employment opportunities

For more information, you can visit https://financialaid.ecu.edu

East Carolina University's Study Abroad Study Abroad

This institution offers study abroad and exchange program opportunities for its students.

East Carolina University has not provided us with a list of exchange programs and/or countries where to study abroad when enrolled at their institution but invites all uniRank visitors to check out the following relevant links:

  • More information is available at https://global-affairs.ecu.edu/study-abroad/.

East Carolina University's Distance Learning Distance Learning

This institution provides a distance learning mode for certain programs or courses.

In particular, this institution offers some programs fully via distance education at the undergraduate level and at the graduate level. Source: IPDES.

East Carolina University's Academic Counseling Academic Counseling

This institution offers students academic guidance and support to assist them in their academic pursuits.

East Carolina University's Career Services Career Services

This institution offers career counseling, career assessments, job and internship postings, career events, alumni networking or other career-related services to assist students transition successfully from academic life to professional life.

Recognition and Accreditation


There are different types of legal recognition and quality assessment of higher education institutions around the world, depending on the country and its legal and higher education system... read our article about university accreditation and recognition to learn more.

East Carolina University's Recognition or Accreditation Institutional Recognition or Accreditation

East Carolina University is legally recognized and/or institutionally accredited by: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Year of first Recognition or Accreditation


Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

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Memberships and Affiliations


University memberships and affiliations to external organizations can be important for several reasons... read our article about university affiliations and memberships to learn more.

Affiliations and Memberships

uniRank publishes the following list of the most important East Carolina University's affiliations and memberships; feel free to submit any relevant missing higher education-related organizations this university is affiliated with.

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

Academic Structure


Academic divisions can provide valuable insights into the range of fields of study and disciplines a University focuses on and the institution's level of specialization. Comprehensive or Generalist Universities typically offer a wide range of academic programs and have many academic divisions and subdivisions across different disciplines, while Specialized Universities tend to focus on a narrower range of programs within a specific field or industry and have fewer academic divisions and a simplified organizational structure. Read our guide article "Understanding Academic Divisions in Universities - Colleges, Faculties, Schools" to learn more about academic divisions and typical university organizational structures.

Academic Structure

uniRank shows a structural diagram of the first-level academic divisions of the East Carolina University 's organizational structure; feel free to submit any relevant missing division.


Social Media


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Social Media

uniRank publishes brief reviews, rankings and metrics of some East Carolina University's social media channels as a starting point for comparison and an additional selection tool for potential applicants.

Facebook Facebook

East Carolina University's Facebook page East Carolina University's official Facebook page

Twitter X (Twitter)

East Carolina University's X (formerly Twitter) page East Carolina University's official Twitter page

YouTube YouTube

East Carolina University's YouTube channel East Carolina University's official YouTube channel

Instagram Instagram

East Carolina University's Instagram page East Carolina University's official Instagram channel

LinkedIn LinkedIn

East Carolina University's main LinkedIn profile

TikTok TikTok


Free Online Courses

Open Education Global Open Education Global

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