East Carolina University

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world rank  521

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University Overview

Founded in 1907, East Carolina University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the rural setting of the large town of Greenville (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), North Carolina. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, East Carolina University (ECU) is a large (EduListing enrollment range: 25,000-29,999 students) coeducational 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 EduListing degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 113 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 70-80% making this US higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

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

University Location

Address East 5Th Street
Greenville (population range: 50,000-249,999)
27858-4353 North Carolina
United States
T +1 (252) 328 6131
F +1 (252) 328 6160

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 Euro)
7,500-10,000 US$
(5,500-7,400 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)

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
Admission Rate 70-80%
Admission Office Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Greenville 27858-4353
+1 (252) 328 6640

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 25,000-29,999
Academic Staff 2,000-2,499
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Rural
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to East Carolina University's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes


Institutional Accreditation

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Year of first Accreditation


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business AACSB International
  • 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
  • Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology 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

Memberships and Affiliations

  • The University of North Carolina System

Academic Structure


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