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East Carolina University

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityA- Faculty AccessibilityB+
Useful SchoolworkB Excess CompetitionA-
Academic SuccessB Creativity/ InnovationB+
Individual ValueD University Resource UseF
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyB- FriendlinessA-
Campus MaintenanceC+ Social LifeC
Surrounding CityD Extra CurricularsD
Describes the student body as:
Arrogant, Violent, Snooty, Closeminded

Describes the faculty as:
Friendly, Arrogant, Unhelpful

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Date: Oct 18 2009
Major: English (This Major's Salary over time)
I came to ECU with high hopes. My brother went here and loved it, my dad went here and loved it, so I hoped I'd go here and love it.

Not quite.

As far as education goes, this school is pathetic. The only class I took that required actual thought was Freshman Composition. All the other classes - Biology, Government, Math - consisted of worthless powerpoints and boring professors who taught nothing and just wasted time until they could go home. I'm passing all of my classes without even going to my classes half the time. Everything is True/False and Multiple Choice. I've learned nothing yet have all A's.

As far as the students go, around 80-90% of the students are idiots. If I had a dollar for every time I heard a student brag about how they got drunk and passed out last thursday, I'd be able to pay off all my tuition AND grad school. It gets pretty annoying when every bus ride to campus includes an overly tanned chick with an annoying voice talking about how she hooked up with a guy after getting wasted at Rehab (a club) or some random "cool" muscle dude wearing a wifebeater in 40 degree weather bragging about the sorority girl he banged last saturday. Try having an intelligent conversation with a student here. They'll be lost. If you don't enjoy football, drinking to excess, drugs, partying, random sex, clubs, and stupidity, you won't fit in. The party school rep that ECU has doesn't even begin to explain it. Anyone who says differently is in denial. People here have no intention of making something of themselves or learning about a subject that interests them. They just want sex, booze, and football. Classes consist of these same idiots talking and laughing throughout lectures with the professors not really caring because they get paid either way.

As for campus safety, well, there is none. Greenville is full of gangs and people get shot pretty damn frequently. Rapes are a common occurrence on campus and people act as if it's no big deal because, after all, if it doesn't include football or liquor then why care?

And finally, the city. Greenville has about 50 million dance clubs and sports bars so all the drunken idiots can go and get even drunker. If you want a cool club that has live music and decent people, you'll have to travel to Raleigh. After all, live music and good conversation don't include football or liquor, so why care?

If you enjoy partying, drinking, and random sex, you'll love ECU.

If you don't, you'll hate it.

I really wanted to enjoy ECU. I tried so hard to find people to get along with and relate to. I tried to take classes I thought would be academically difficult. However, I quickly came to find that ECU, honestly, is a joke. I wish I would have done better in high school so I could have went somewhere better. I'm definitely transferring. Anywhere is better than this excuse for a college.

commentWell-written and thorough review. Appreciate you're honesty and I would have to agree.~
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