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#543 of 14,131 In the World
#196 of 2,597 In North America
#171 of 2,496 In the United States
#5 of 65 In North Carolina
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Acceptance rate
94%
Aid receiving
80%
Undergraduates
22,463
Graduates
5,558
Male:Female Ratio
39:61
Control
Public
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree
Website
ecu.edu

East Carolina University Acceptance rate and admissions statistics

East Carolina University has an acceptance rate of 94% and is among the 30% of the easiest universities to gain admission to in the United States. The university reports the admission statistics without distinguishing between local and international students.

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 94% 92% 95%
Applicants 21,898 8,057 13,841
Admissions 20,560 7,407 13,153
Freshmen enrolled full time 4,017 1,609 2,408
Freshmen enrolled part time 83 26 57

12,522 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

8,218 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Admissions requirements

Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
College-preparatory program Recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
SAT/ACT Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment demographics by race or ethnicity

White 17892 (64%)
Black or African American 4684 (17%)
Hispanic 2238 (8%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 1054 (4%)
Two or more races 956 (3%)
Asian 797 (3%)
Nonresident Alien 213 (0.8%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 62 (0.2%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 32 (0.1%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

The final cost of attendance varies for each student based on household income, residency, program, and other factors.

Average aid awarded
$7,761
Students receiving aid
80%

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district $4,452$4,749
Tuition in-state $4,452$4,749
Tuition out-of-state $20,729$17,898
Fee in-district $2,845$2,845
Fee in-state $2,845$2,845
Fee out-of-state $2,845$2,845

Room and board costs

Dormitory capacity 5,203
Combined charge for room and board $9,690
Room charge $5,630
Meal charge $4,060

East Carolina University majors

East Carolina University has granted 5,101 bachelor's degrees across 80 programs, 1,343 master's across 68 programs, and 306 doctorate degrees across 19 programs. Below is a table with majors that lead to degrees at East Carolina University.

Major Bachelor Master Doctoral
Business Administration and Management, General 288 232
Registered Nursing & Registered Nurse 343 80
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 311 25
Public Health Education and Promotion 265 12
Psychology, General 217 23
Criminal Justice & Safety Studies 219 20
Elementary Education and Teaching 205 20
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 200 24
Marketing & Marketing Management, General 216
Liberal Arts and Sciences & Liberal Studies 205
Industrial Technology & Technician 179
Finance, General 145
Engineering & Engineering-Related Technologies & Technicians, Other 139
Accounting 64 66
Social Work 64 54
Engineering, General 102
Exercise Physiology and Kinesiology 95
Management Information Systems, General 94
Audiology & Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology & Pathologist 45 47
Hospitality Administration & Management, General 88
Economics, General 86
Fine & Studio Arts, General 79 4
English Language and Literature, General 43 38
Chemistry, General 66 14
Medicine 80
Library and Information Science 79
Educational Leadership and Administration, General 39 39
Computer Science 68 9
Physical Fitness Technician 75
Political Science and Government, General 70
Family and Community Services 66
Apparel and Textiles, General 58
Health & Health Care Administration & Management 55
Dentistry 53
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, General 51
History, General 47 3
Information Technology 50
Therapeutic Recreation & Recreational Therapy 49
Sports Studies 45
Engineering & Industrial Management 32 12
Nursing Practice 43
Dietetics & Dietitian 42
Music, General 21 20
Parks, Recreation, and Leisure Studies 33 4
Applied & Public Sociology 36
Physician Assistant 36
Public Health, General 34
Community Health Services & Liaison & Counseling 32
Educational & Instructional Technology 30
Manufacturing Engineering Technology & Technician 30
Biochemistry 28 1
Physical Therapy & Therapist 29
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling & Counselor 18 6 5
Exercise Science and Kinesiology 28
Kindergarten & Preschool Education and Teaching 25 3
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management 27
Occupational Therapy & Therapist 27
Adult and Continuing Education Administration 26
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General 26
Mental Health Counseling & Counselor 25
Social Studies Teacher Education 25
Interior Design 24
Mathematics, General 21 3
Anthropology, General 18 5
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications 22
Drafting and Design Technology & Technician, General 22
Geology & Earth Science, General 15 6
Junior High & Intermediate & Middle School Education and Teaching 19 2
Science Teacher Education & General Science Teacher Education 6 15
Dance, General 19
Reading Teacher Education 19
Sociology, General 12 7
Special Education and Teaching, Other 18
Mathematics Teacher Education 8 9
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching 15 2
Music Teacher Education 14 2
Art Teacher Education 12 3
Athletic Training & Trainer 15
Computer Software Engineering 15
Environmental Health 6 9
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General 15
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics 14
Philosophy 14
Clinical Laboratory Science & Medical Technology & Technologist 13
Physics, General 6 7
Special Education and Teaching, General 13
English & Language Arts Teacher Education 12
Medical Informatics 12
National Security Policy Studies 11
Health & Medical Psychology 10
Marriage and Family Therapy & Counseling 10
Child Development 9
Construction Engineering Technology & Technician 9
Health Information & Medical Records Administration & Administrator 9
Public Administration 9
Audiology & Audiologist 8
Geography 5 3
Human Development and Family Studies, General 8
Nursing Science 8
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other 8
Family and Consumer Sciences & Home Economics Teacher Education 7
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General 7
Maritime Studies 7
Occupational Safety and Health Technology & Technician 7
Physiology, Pathology, and Related Sciences, Other 7
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other 6
Hispanic and Latin American Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General 6
Information Science & Studies 6
Biomedical Sciences, General 5
Education & Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities 5
Hospitality Administration & Management, Other 5
Molecular Biology 5
City & Urban, Community, and Regional Planning 4
Medical Family Therapy & Therapist 4
African-American & Black Studies 3
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering 3
Cell & Cellular Biology and Histology 3
Curriculum and Instruction 3
Drama and Dance Teacher Education 3
International & Globalization Studies 3
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 3
Physiology, General 3
School Psychology 3
Clinical Psychology 2
Rehabilitation Science 2
Art & Art Studies, General 1
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General 1
Biophysics 1
Entrepreneurship & Entrepreneurial Studies 1
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing 1
Grand Total 5,101 1,343 306

East Carolina University has a graduation rate of 66%, which is among the 29% highest for universities in the US.

Total Men Women
Graduation rate 66% 60% 70%
  • Full-time retention rate - 81%
  • Part-time retention rate - 68%

Publications & Citations

East Carolina University is a world-class research university with 28,790 scientific papers published and 579,706 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Medicine, Biology, Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Psychology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Environmental Science, Genetics, Political Science, and Engineering.

Publications
28,790
Citations
579,706

Publication / Citation count by topic

Medicine
18,104 / 384,039
Biology
16,033 / 390,298
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
14,552 / 255,315
Psychology
10,517 / 204,009
Chemistry
10,165 / 278,104
Computer Science
9,841 / 190,127
Environmental Science
9,053 / 188,392
Genetics
8,639 / 238,707
Political Science
8,583 / 138,720
Engineering
8,388 / 169,525
Law
8,098 / 135,169
Biochemistry
7,703 / 230,982
Sociology
7,457 / 124,750
Pathology
7,285 / 178,601
Physics
6,988 / 133,688
Philosophy
6,013 / 107,574
Mathematics
5,829 / 119,125
Psychiatry
5,358 / 110,070
Business
5,193 / 90,905
Surgery
4,983 / 119,579
Geography and Cartography
4,949 / 90,868
Geology
4,669 / 107,920
Economics
4,651 / 71,362
Statistics
4,107 / 98,374
History
4,001 / 62,511
Quantum and Particle physics
3,868 / 74,992
Organic Chemistry
3,853 / 99,675
Ecology
3,715 / 86,050
Paleontology
3,312 / 80,054
Neuroscience
3,310 / 71,541
Archaeology
3,252 / 58,039
Development Studies
3,160 / 45,800
Public Health
3,117 / 64,936
Radiology and Nuclear medicine
3,058 / 56,549
Linguistics
2,965 / 50,206
Nursing
2,833 / 50,258
Immunology
2,714 / 64,909
Social Psychology
2,700 / 59,764
Demography
2,507 / 53,504
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
2,398 / 42,242

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1990 303 1095
1991 324 1415
1992 365 1682
1993 351 1952
1994 450 2319
1995 441 2788
1996 445 3115
1997 449 3586
1998 479 4087
1999 441 4600
2000 473 5257
2001 492 5751
2002 473 6514
2003 531 7288
2004 563 8361
2005 630 9527
2006 666 10823
2007 762 12459
2008 830 14096
2009 934 15878
2010 893 17438
2011 976 20468
2012 1066 23207
2013 1078 25839
2014 1210 27580
2015 1120 29635
2016 1221 30667
2017 1246 32421
2018 1291 31879
2019 1441 36832
2020 1545 43756
2021 1572 54235
2022 1372 51058
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East Carolina University alumni

  1. Sandra Bullock

    Sandra Bullock
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1964-.. (age 59)
    Occupations
    actorfilm actorrestaurateurscreenwritertelevision actor
    Biography

    Sandra Annette Bullock is an American actress and producer. She has received various awards and nominations, including an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award, She was the world's highest-paid actress in 2010 and 2014. In 2010, she was named one of Time's 100 most influential people in the world.

  2. Vince McMahon

    Vince McMahon
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1945-.. (age 78)
    Enrolled in East Carolina University
    In 1968 graduated with Bachelor of Arts in marketing
    Occupations
    entrepreneurpromoterring announcerprofessional wrestlercommentator
    Biography

    Vincent Kennedy McMahon is an American businessman, media proprietor and professional wrestling executive. He is the executive chairman of WWE, the world's largest professional wrestling company, having previously served as its chairman, CEO and controlling shareholder for 40 years. He is also the founder and owner of Alpha Entertainment, which he established in 2017 to oversee the 2020 revival of the XFL American football league.

  3. MrBeast

    MrBeast
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1998-.. (age 25)
    Occupations
    philanthropistYouTuberInternet celebrity
    Biography

    Jimmy Donaldson, better known as MrBeast, is an American YouTuber and philanthropist. He is credited with pioneering a genre of YouTube videos that centers on expensive stunts. With over 130 million subscribers as of January 2023, his main YouTube channel ranks as the fourth-most-subscribed on the platform, with some considering him to be the most-subscribed channel whose owner is an individual.

  4. Linda McMahon

    Linda McMahon
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1948-.. (age 75)
    Occupations
    entrepreneurpoliticianexecutive
    Biography

    Linda Marie McMahon is an American political executive, business executive, and performer. She served as the 25th administrator of the Small Business Administration from 2017 to 2019.

All 76 notable alumni

General info

Alternative names ECU
Founded 1907
Motto Servire
To Serve
Colors old gold, royal purple
Academic calendar August to May (August - December; January-May). Also Summer Sessions (May-June;June-July)
Total FTE staff 5,300
Carnegie classification Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity

Location and contacts

Address East 5th Street
Greenville, North Carolina, 27858-4353
United States
City population 88,000
Phone 2523286131

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