East Carolina University


East Carolina University

Located in Greenville, NC, East Carolina University is home to the largest college of business, produces the largest number of education professionals, and trains the most health care graduates of any four-year institution in North Carolina. We are also a top choice for engineering, fine arts, communication, and more. ECU is a large research university that still maintains a small college feel, thanks in part to close interpersonal contact with professors at all levels. At ECU, our students choose from 85 undergraduate degree programs, learn from top-rated faculty, and participate in over 500 student organizations, all at an affordable price.

Academic Programs

  • Design
  • Engineering
  • Research
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Liberal Arts
  • Business
  • Education
  • Nursing
  • Communication
  • Music
  • Art & Design
  • Economics
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Government/Political Science
  • Health Science
  • Performing Arts
  • Social Science
  • Visual Arts

Student experience

  • Athletics
  • Co-op/Internship Opportunities
  • Disability Services
  • Greek Life
  • Intramural/Club Sports
  • LGBTQIA Services
  • Military/Veteran Services
  • On-Campus Housing
  • ROTC Program
  • Study Abroad
  • Undergraduate Research

Application information

Find out about requirements, fees, and deadlines


Application opens August 15. A complete application for freshman admission includes: online application and essay; official high school transcript including senior year courses in progress; transcripts from all post-secondary schools attended; official SAT and/or ACT scores; and $75 application fee or fee waiver. The deadline for Honors College eligibility is November 11. More information about deadlines and requirements can be found at admissions.ecu.edu.


Prospective students who attended a regionally accredited college or university after graduating from high school should apply for admission as a transfer applicant. Every year, ECU welcomes thousands of transfer students and offers extensive resources geared to meeting their unique needs. ECU is currently accepting applications through the Common Application for First Year students only. All other applicants should visit our website regarding admission requirements and to submit an application.

Additional Information

Degree Explorer
Explore our 175+ degree programs with Degree Explorer, a tool designed to match your interests and goals with the right degree program.

Scholarships and Financial Aid
ECU is consistently recognized for the quality and value of our exceptional college experience. We offer scholarships, financial aid options and other programs that can help you concentrate on your education, not how you’re going to pay for it. ECU awarded $276 million in total aid last year, and 72% of our students receive some sort of financial assistance. Learn more.

Visit Us
The best way to learn about ECU is to visit. We offer many opportunities for prospective students to experience campus, including daily campus tours, academic days, open houses, and other special events. Campus tours are offered twice daily Monday through Friday, and on select Saturdays. Schedule a visit.

The ECU experience is a complete one – with a thriving student environment, exciting athletics and enriching cultural events. We have a vibrant intellectual student community where innovative research and creative expression is encouraged.

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Admissions office

Visit us

School location

East Carolina University, Mail Stop 517
Greenville, NC 27858-4353, United States of America

Phone number

(252) 328-6640