East Carolina University

East Carolina University Admissions and School Information

East Carolina University, located in Greenville, NC, is a 4-year, public educational institution. Currently, the university confers degrees in political science, social work, mathematics, environmental health and many other areas.

About East Carolina University

Founded as East Carolina Teachers Training School in 1907, East Carolina University eventually changed its name to East Carolina College and finally became became East Carolina University in 1967.

The East Carolina University student population is 27,677, and there is a student-to-faculty ratio of 18:1. The motto of the university is 'to serve', and its colors are gold and purple.

Admissions and Enrollment Information

First-time applicants must meet the minimum high school course requirements for English, mathematics, arts, social sciences, foreign language and natural science. Once those requirements are met, prospective students should complete online applications and provide high school transcripts, ACT or SAT scores and nonrefundable application fees. Transfer students should provide transcripts from each post-secondary school attended. First-time applicants submitting ACT scores should include the scores from the supplemental writing section.

East Carolina University Colleges

Thomas Harriot College of Arts & Sciences

Established in 1909, Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences has 17 interdisciplinary programs and 16 disciplines. The college goal is to graduate students well-versed in critical thinking and writing. The school was named after the English polymath, Thomas Harriot, who was known for his diverse interests and who represents the ideal model of a liberal arts education.

Brody School of Medicine

Brody School of Medicine was established in 1974 as a response to concerns regarding scarce medical care and resources in eastern North Carolina. The first class admitted only 28 medical students, but the school has since grown to become North Carolina's largest academic medical center. The school was renamed Brody School of Medicine in 1999.

College of Allied Health Sciences

The College of Allied Health Sciences, which was established in 1967, has undergraduate and graduate degree programs in communication disorders, rehabilitation studies, biostatistics and many other areas. The Jean Elaine Mills Health Symposium, offered jointly with the College of Allied Health Sciences, focuses on health issues regarding minority populations in eastern North Carolina. Past speakers have included researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and fellows from the North Carolina Rural Economic Development Center.

College of Business

East Carolina University College of Business enrolls 3,096 undergraduate students and over 800 graduate students. The school has accreditation from AACSB International and belongs to the Graduate Management Admissions Council. In addition to offering a wide range of business-related programs, the college is home to many research centers, including the Small Business Institute and the Center for Economic Education.

College of Education

The College of Education has 22 graduate degree programs and 17 undergraduate degree programs. The college also has a number of community outreach programs, such as the Gifted Education Conference and the Rural Education Institute, that provide students with the opportunity to connect with communities. Students can also volunteer for the Project HEART program, which focuses on at-risk teens in the eastern North Carolina area.

College of Fine Arts & Communication

The College of Fine Arts and Communication is made up of schools of art and design; theatre and dance; music; and communication. The S. Rudolph Alexander Performing Arts Series at the college hosts a number of acts throughout the academic year. Recent visitors have included the Reduced Shakespeare Company, the Moscow State Radio Symphony Orchestra and Suzanne Vega.

College of Health & Human Performance

The College of Health and Human Performance was established in 1982 and offers programs that focus on health-related and scientific issues. Currently, the college is comprised of departments in recreation and leisure studies; health education and promotion; and exercise and sport science. Students also have access to laboratories such as the Human Performance Laboratory, which focuses on exercise physiology research and education.

College of Human Ecology

The College of Human Ecology was created when the Carolyn Freeze Baynes School of Social Work & Criminal Justice Studies combined with the School of Human Environmental Sciences. The college goal is to graduate students able to contribute to communities and increase people's well-being.

College of Nursing

Established in 1959 as a school of nursing, it eventually changed to a college when enrollment and the number of nursing degree programs increased. Currently, the college is comprised of departments in undergraduate nursing science and graduate nursing science. Since its inception, this college has graduated 6,000 students.

College of Technology & Computer Science

The College of Technology & Computer Science grants degrees in areas such as technology systems, construction management, engineering and computer science. The college was opened in 2003, the same year a new multi-million dollar science and technology building opened.

School of Dentistry

The School of Dentistry was established after a UNC-Chapel Hill initiative addressed the dental needs of North Carolina's growing population. Students enrolled in the dentistry program must spend their final years of study at community clinic learning centers. These learning centers are located in underserved rural areas throughout North Carolina.

Graduate School

The Graduate School functions to provide prospective students with information regarding the university's many graduate programs. The school offers 48 graduate certificates, 75 master's programs and 17 doctoral degrees. The large number of graduate degrees qualifies East Carolina University as a Doctoral and Research University, defined by the Carnegie Foundation.

Contact Information

  • Address: East 5th St, Greenville, NC 27858
  • Phone Number: (252) 328-6131