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East Carolina University - SAT Scores, Costs and Admissions Data


East Carolina University Science and Technology Building

ECU Science and Technology Building

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East Carolina University Description:

Located in Greenville, North Carolina, East Carolina University is the second largest university in the state. ECU has many strengths in professional fields such as business, communications, education, nursing and technology. As the numbers below attest, East Carolina is an excellent value--North Carolina has one of the lower state tuitions in the country. Student life is bustling with over 300 organizations and numerous fraternities and sororities. In athletics, the East Carolina Pirates compete in the NCAA Division I Conference USA.

Admissions Data (2013):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 26,947 (21,298 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 41% Male / 59% Female
  • 86% Full-time

Costs (2013 - 14):

  • Tuition and Fees: $6,143 (in-state); $20,256 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,220 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $8,488
  • Other Expenses: $4,980
  • Total Cost: $20,831 (in-state); $34,944 (out-of-state)

East Carolina University Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of Students Receiving Aid: 74%
  • Percentage of Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 47%
    • Loans: 63%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $7,718
    • Loans: $6,449

Scholarships for East Carolina University (powered by Cappex.com)

Most Popular Majors:

Biology, Broadcast Journalism, Business Administration, Criminal Justice Studies, Elementary Education, Engineering Technologies, Family and Community Services, Industrial Technology, Marketing, Nursing, Psychology

Transfer, Retention and Graduation Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 78%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 18%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 33%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 58%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

East Carolina University Mission Statement:

mission statement from http://www.ecu.edu/cs-admin/mktg/ecu_tomorrow/our_mission_statement.cfm

"To serve as a national model for public service and regional transformation by:

  • Preparing our students to compete and succeed in the global economy and multicultural society,
  • Distinguishing ourselves by the ability to train and prepare leaders,
  • Creating a strong, sustainable future for eastern North Carolina through education, research, innovation, investment, and outreach,
  • Saving lives, curing diseases, and positively transforming health and health care, and
  • Providing cultural enrichment and powerful inspiration as we work to sustain and improve quality of life."

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