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Not a good school.Quite BrightOther
Not a good school.Left within first week due to not feeling safe,roommate problems and rude/obscene Resident Advisor.Room had pest problem,teachers unaccesible,bookstore listed wrong books,costing me hundreds of dollars and there was an armed robbery on-campus within two days of me moving in.ECU is basically a party,football-oriented college that will try to take your money and doesn't care about the success or even basic safety of its students.And heads up to Spanish majors like myself:came in with a very advanced placement score and was still placed in a much lower-level class--it doesn't matter your level of fluency in the language,tey top you out at a lower-intermediate'll be stuck in Spanish classes doing basic exercises for a very long time,even though you already know all of those things.Again the school is a money pit that only cares about athletics and how great their faculty is--has no interest in its students whatsoever or communication among the different staff members and departments.Within five days of living there,had more than 5 separate issues--I DO NOT RECOMMEND.
1st Year Female -- Class 1921
Scholastic Success: B+, Individual Value: F
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East Carolina was not my first choice ofQuite BrightBiology
East Carolina was not my first choice of school. However, I want to be a doctor so I thought it could be a goo fit for me since they preach about being a good school for medicine. However, I was wrong. At first I liked ECU, I think in reality I just liked being independent. As the year progressed I realized I was constantly thinking about being somewhere else. The dorm life here is absolutely awful. The classrooms are not nice at all, or updated. The people here are not the best... it is a very not-caring atmosphere. I understand that people are here just to get by and party, but it shouldn't be 75 percent of the entire student body. Not to mention 25 percent of the student body has an STD. I can see why, because you can not have a stable relationship here... since nobody seems to care about anything productive and just wants to party all of the time cheating is a given. Now I am not saying that everyone here is nasty with an STD or cheats, but it is the majority of students. Also, if you're not involved in a frat/sorority you basically get treated like crap or people won't talk to you. For example, I was having a conversation with a guy and a girl that was in a frat/sorority and we were having a good time until they asked me what sorority I was in. I told them I was not in a sorority and they literally ended the conversation and left me. The teachers here suck, the teachers seem to just be looking for an easy way of teaching. I had better education at my high school. I made straight A's with a 4.0 without even really trying... so it is safe to say that ECU is not going to prepare me for medical school or my career. I am transferring next year, so be careful when you decide on ECU if you really want to move on with your education or career.
1st Year Female -- Class 1920
Campus Aesthetics: A+, Useful Schoolwork: F
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I am a 2nd Bacc.BrightPreMed and Medical
I am a 2nd Bacc. student who has finished a Masters at another school. Before ECU, I went to private colleges. ECU doesn't teach. Students are self taught. Professors moral is low and they act like they do not believe students will come to class - THEY DO NOT TEACH THE MATERIAL! They are unapproachable and students are treated like cattle that are there to give them money and should be grateful for the priviledge. There is an over reliance on textbook maker websites and powerpoint. This college is not even trying. I would never hire anybody from ECU, knowing what I know now. Calling this a university is a joke. This is a money making machine to enrich the faculty, who could care less about doing their jobs.
1st Year Male -- Class 2018
Friendliness: C, Education Quality: F
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