East Carolina University Rankings

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In the World#449 of 14178
In North America#176 of 2629
In the United States#152 of 2528
In North Carolina#4 of 66
In Greenville#1 of 1

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
79%
Average SAT
1115
Average ACT
22
Aid receiving
79%
Undergraduates
23,081
Graduates
5,570
Male:Female Ratio
40:60
Control
Public
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree
Website
ecu.edu

East Carolina University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate79%77%80%
Applicants19,2357,47911,756
Admissions15,1415,7669,375
Freshmen enrolled full time4,3071,8052,502
Freshmen enrolled part time571344

6,781 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

7,109 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
2,417 or 55%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 1040
or below

75% of them
had 1190
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in East Carolina University are 1040-1190 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
1,917 or 44%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 20
or below

75% of them
had 24
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in East Carolina University are 20-24 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

SAT/ACT Required
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
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White18933 (66%)
Black or African American4561 (16%)
Hispanic1937 (7%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown1019 (4%)
Two or more races971 (3%)
Asian785 (3%)
Nonresident Alien222 (0.8%)
American Indian or Alaska Native71 (0.2%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander40 (0.1%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Average aid awarded
$8,194
Students receiving aid
79%

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$2,786$2,786
Fee in-state$2,786$2,786
Fee out-of-state$2,786$2,786

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity5,726
Combined charge for room and board$9,712
Room charge$5,520
Meal charge$4,192

East Carolina University Majors

MajorBachelor'sMaster'sDoctoral
Business Administration and Management, General258186
Registered Nursing & Registered Nurse336
Public Health Education and Promotion31816
Speech Communication and Rhetoric27517
Elementary Education and Teaching19742
General Studies235
Psychology, General21413
Biology & Biological Sciences, General19614
Marketing & Marketing Management, General205
Criminal Justice & Safety Studies16730
Industrial Technology & Technician182
Finance, General162
Social Work7070
Engineering, General134
Health and Physical Education & Fitness, Other126
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields, Other113
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursin111
English Language and Literature, General6431
Chemistry, General8113
Hospitality Administration & Management, General91
Political Science and Government, General90
Family and Community Services89
Accounting and Business & Management87
Educational Leadership and Administration, General4839
Fine & Studio Arts, General806
Economics, General81
Exercise Physiology80
Library and Information Science76
Medicine73
Therapeutic Recreation & Recreational Therapy70
Audiology & Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology & Pathologist35322
Apparel and Textiles, General62
Computer Science573
Liberal Arts and Sciences & Liberal Studies56
Nursing Practice55
Health & Health Care Administration & Management54
Sociology465
Dentistry50
Accounting49
Management Information Systems, General48
History, General388
Counselor Education & School Counseling and Guidance Services46
Music, General2716
Information Technology42
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies329
Adult and Continuing Education Administration40
Anthropology308
Dietetics & Dietitian35
Public Health, General35
Physician Assistant35
Biochemistry302
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General31
Mathematics, General225
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Oth27
Educational & Instructional Technology27
Physical Therapy & Therapist27
Occupational Therapy & Therapist26
Mental Health Counseling & Counselor26
Kinesiology and Exercise Science26
Computer & Information Technology Services Administration and Management, Other26
Manufacturing Engineering Technology & Technician25
Business & Office Automation & Technology & Data Entry24
Education & Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities24
Dance, General22
Science Teacher Education & General Science Teacher Education616
Computer Software Engineering21
Interior Design21
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching154
Environmental Health145
Athletic Training & Trainer19
Physics, General810
Music Teacher Education153
Special Education and Teaching, General18
Geology & Earth Science, General126
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General18
Junior High & Intermediate & Middle School Education and Teaching152
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling & Counselor134
Kindergarten & Preschool Education and Teaching151
Public Administration16
Maritime Studies16
Marriage and Family Therapy & Counseling124
Special Education and Teaching, Other15
Reading Teacher Education15
Engineering & Industrial Management15
Social Studies Teacher Education14
English & Language Arts Teacher Education13
Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene13
Mathematics Teacher Education57
National Security Policy Studies12
Medical Informatics12
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics12
Philosophy11
City & Urban, Community and Regional Planning11
Clinical Laboratory Science & Medical Technology & Technologist11
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General11
Drafting and Design Technology & Technician, General10
School Psychology10
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other10
Geography45
Child Development9
Audiology & Audiologist9
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, Other7
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering7
Clinical Psychology7
Construction Engineering Technology & Technician7
Nursing Science7
Health Information & Medical Records Administration & Administrator6
Family and Consumer Sciences & Home Economics Teacher Education6
Biomedical Sciences, General6
Human Development and Family Studies, General6
Health & Medical Psychology6
African-American & Black Studies5
Molecular Biology5
Pharmacology and Toxicology5
Information Science & Studies4
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, Other4
Art Teacher Education4
Health Teacher Education4
International & Global Studies4
Biophysics4
Music Performance, General2
Drama and Dance Teacher Education2
Business Teacher Education2
Hospitality Administration & Management, Other2
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing2
Physiology, General2
Cell & Cellular Biology and Histology2
Spanish Language and Literature1
Grand Total5,0451,422306
TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate66%61%70%
  • Full-time retention rate - 82%
  • Part-time retention rate - 71%

Publications & Citations

Publications
23,415
Citations
680,240

Publication count by topic

Medicine
7,848
Biology
3,402
Psychology
3,061
Chemistry
1,661
Computer science
947
Sociology
827
Business
792
Political science
565
Economics
463
Mathematics
461
Environmental science
395
Geology
378
Engineering
377
Geography
371
Physics
336
Materials science
275
History
246
Art
158
Philosophy
135

Topical rankings by citation count

DisciplineWorld RankCitations
Business28426,021
Medicine337227,630
Sociology36716,212
History374826
Psychology38182,306
Political science4205,168
Geology44613,522
Biology470161,074
Geography4737,238
Economics47514,997
Environmental science52913,206
Art591262
Engineering7878,553
Chemistry81744,341
Philosophy826188
Mathematics87811,874
Computer science100712,214
Physics12414,748
Materials science18084,601

Annual publication & citation counts

YearPublicationsCitations
19902671396
19912791917
19923372455
19933082900
19943943430
19953804193
19963934875
19973895737
19983866617
19993867608
20004158546
20014359306
200242510706
200346811924
200450213735
200556115500
200659717698
200773520084
200874122937
200988925772
201078528269
201190233438
201294837613
2013102741885
2014116143368
2015108544794
2016113643977
2017111644133
2018117038780
2019130144922
2020138050669

General info

Alternative namesECU
Founded1907
WikipediaEast Carolina University
MottoServire
To Serve
Colorsold gold, royal purple
Academic CalendarAugust to May (August - December; January-May). Also Summer Sessions (May-June;June-July)
Total FTE staff5,772
Carnegie ClassificationDoctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity

Location and Contacts

AddressEast 5th Street
Greenville, North Carolina, 27858-4353
United States
City population84,000
Phone2523286131
Fax+1 (252) 328 6160

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