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East Carolina University is a public, doctoral/research university in Greenville, North Carolina, United States. Named East Carolina University by statute and commonly known as ECU or East Carolina, the university is the third-largest in North Carolina. Founded on March 8, 1907 as a teacher training school, East Carolina has grown from 43 acres (17 ha) to almost 1,600 acres (647 ha) today.
Choose from a range of academic programs available through our colleges and schools. Degree programs are offered at the undergraduate, master's, specialist, and doctoral levels.
As the only university in North Carolina with a medical school, a dental school and a college of engineering, East Carolina University is leading the way in creating important discoveries through research. We offer research opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students, while seeking the best and brightest professional minds to meet the challenges of the 21st century.
East Carolina University is a vibrant community with a wide array of programs and services including theperforming arts series,leadership development programs,community serviceopportunities,student organizationinvolvement andcampus recreation.
On-Campus housing offers the convenience of easy access to classes, libraries, study and recreation areas and special events. New and returning students can apply online for on-campus housing. Living on campus means living in the heart of the Pirate Nation. While on campus students can join more than 250 organizations including academic clubs, honorary, social and professional groups. There are also Greek Fraternities and sororities as well as special interest groups that can help you connect to ECU in special ways.
Joyner Library welcomes you with collections, services and study spaces that support the research, teaching and service goals of ECU. This main campus library has the resources you need for your coursework within the colleges of Academic Affairs.
From modest beginnings as a teacher training school, East Carolina University (ECU) has grown to become an emerging, national research university with an enrollment of more than 28,000 students. The campus is located in Greenville, North Carolina, less than a two-hour drive to both the state capital, Raleigh, to the west and Atlantic Coast beaches to the east.
At ECU, you’ll find numerous options to suit every sports and recreation enthusiast. From the thrill of NCAA Division I competition to intramural contests and club sports in badminton to yoga and everything in between, you’ll fit right in to our active campus.
Living on campus means living in the heart of the Pirate Nation. While on campus students can join more than 250 organizations including academic clubs, honorary, social and professional groups. There are also Greek Fraternities and sororities as well as special interest groups that can help you connect to ECU in special ways.
East Carolina University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees.