East Carolina University, Greenville

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East Carolina University (ECU) is a public research university in Greenville, North Carolina. It is the fourth largest university 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. The university's academic facilities are located on six properties: Main Campus, Health Sciences Campus, West Research Campus, the Field Station for Coastal Studies in New Holland, North Carolina, the Millennial Research Innovation Campus in Greenville's warehouse district and an overseas campus in Certaldo Alto, Italy. ECU also operates the Coastal Studies Institute. The nine undergraduate colleges, graduate school, and four professional schools are located on these four properties. All of the non-health sciences majors are located on the main campus. The College of Nursing, College of Allied Health Sciences, The Brody School of Medicine, and School of Dental Medicine are located on the health science campus. ECU is classified among "R2: Doctoral Universities – High research activity".
There are eleven social sororities, 16 social fraternities, four historically black sororities, five historically black fraternities, one Native American fraternity, and one Native American sorority. There are over 400 registered clubs on campus including fraternities and sororities.
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  • We were in Greenville, NC - so we stopped to see ECU - home of the Pirates. We had low expectations - mainly due to the poor pictures (Winter, no leaves, dreary) on this site. Additionally, we are.....  more »
  • This is a great university to attend! I earned 2 degrees from here and I wouldn't be as successful as I currently am if not for them. They have great cultural arts events such as theater and dance...  more »
  • Easily the best college in North Carolina, experience wise!
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