Setting: Large four-year, primarily nonresidential
In-state Tuition: $3,959.00
Out-of-state Tuition: $18,072.00
Student/Faculty Ratio: 17:01
SAT / ACT / GPA: 1551 / 22 / 3.59
Male/Female Ratio: 41:59
Campus Housing: Yes
Religious Affiliation: None
Campus Housing: Yes
Acceptance Rate: 77%
East Carolina University is a public, coeducational, 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 university in North Carolina and the fastest-growing campus in the University of North Carolina system for six consecutive years.
Founded on March 8, 1907 as a teacher training school, today East Carolina is listed by Forbe's Magazine as a "Best Buy" and 181st among "national universities" by U.S. News & World Report. It has historical academic strengths in education, nursing, business, music, theater, and medicine, and offers over 100 Bachelor degree programs, 85 master's degrees, 21 doctoral programs, Doctor of Medicine, Doctor of Dental Medicine, and 62 certificates.
The mission of the East Carolina University School of Dental Medicine is to: Prepare leaders with outstanding clinical skills, an ethical bearing, sound judgment, and a passion to serve. Provide educational opportunities for academically qualified individuals from historically underrepresented groups, disadvantaged backgrounds, and underserved areas. Provide and enhance oral health services for underserved North Carolinians through implementation of community-oriented service learning and interprofessional collaborations. Foster a learning environment where collaboration, creativity, diversity and professionalism are embraced. Influence future clinical practice and dental education through research, innovation and discovery.
Public Laws of North Carolina, 1907, Chapter 820 titled An Act to Stimulate High School Instruction in the Public Schools of the State and Teacher Training is the official law chartering East Carolina Teachers Training School (ECTTS) on March 8, 1907 by the North Carolina General Assembly. The chairman of its original Board of Trustees, Thomas Jordan Jarvis, a former Governor of North Carolina now known as the "Father of ECU", participated in groundbreaking ceremonies for the first buildings on July 2, 1908 in Greenville, North Carolina and ECTTS opened its doors on October 5, 1909. Although its purpose was to train "young white men and women", there were no male graduates until 1932. In 1920, ECTTS became a four year institution and renamed East Carolina Teachers College (ECTC); its first bachelor's degrees were awarded the following year in education.
A master's degree program was authorized in 1929; the first such degree granted by ECTC was in 1933. Progress toward full college status was made in 1948 with the designation of the bachelor of arts as a liberal arts degree, and the bachelor of science as a teaching degree. A change of name to East Carolina College in 1951 reflected this expanded mission. Over the objections of Governor Dan K. Moore, who opposed the creation of a university system separate from the Consolidated University of North Carolina, ECC was made a regional university effective July 1, 1967, and assumed its present name, East Carolina University. The university did not remain independent for long; on July 1, 1972, it was incorporated into the University of North Carolina System, the successor to the Consolidated University.
East Carolina is separated into three distinct campuses: Main Campus, Health Sciences Campus, and West Research Campus. It owns two sports complexes: Blount Recreational Sports Complex and North Recreational Complex. It owns a field station in New Holland, North Carolina.
Pirate graduates have been influential in teaching, business, and the arts. The most notable teaching alumnus is Ron Clark, a teacher, author, and founder of the Ron Clark Academy in Atlanta, Georgia. Actress Emily Procter, Beth Grant, and screenwriter Kevin Williamson, creator of Scream and Dawsonâ€™s Creek, graduated from East Carolina. Acclaimed screen actress Sandra Bullock attended, but graduated later after leaving to pursue her acting career. Marcus Crandell (born June 1, 1974, in Charlotte, North Carolina) is a former professional Canadian football quarterback who is currently the Offensive Coordinator of the Edmonton Eskimos.