Established in 1907, the East Carolina University is a public research university located in Greenville, North Carolina and is the third largest university in North Carolina. The main campus comprises of five districts: Main Campus, Health Sciences Campus, West Research Campus, the Field Station for Coastal Studies in New Holland, North Carolina and the Millennial Research and Innovation Campus in Greenville's warehouse district. The university has been designated as a Sea Grant university and an Innovation and Economic Prosperity campus by the Association of Public and Land Grant Universities.
The University comprises of 12 schools and colleges such as Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences, College of Allied Health Sciences, College of Business, College of Education, College of Engineering and Technology, College of Fine Arts & Communication, College of Health and Human Performance, College of Nursing, Honors College, School of Dental Medicine, Brody School of Medicine and Graduate School. East Carolina offers 102 bachelors, 85 master's degree, 21 doctoral programs and 62 certificates. The most popular programs include: Health Professions and Related Programs; Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Education; Biological and Biomedical Sciences; and Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs. East Carolina University utilizes a semester based academic calendar
The total student population at the university is over 28,000 of which more than 23,000 students are enrolled at the undergraduate level. The university has a student to faculty ratio of 18:1 and the acceptance rate of 70%.
At East Carolina University, strong academics are combined with a focus on practical learning; 43% of degree-seeking students were enrolled in a healthcare or STEM program, and there are countless opportunities for undergraduates to engage in research. The university has a generous financial aid program with 76% of its students receiving one or the other form of financial assistance.
Notable Alumni: Sandra Annette Bullock (American actress, producer, and philanthropist), Vincent Kennedy McMahon (American professional wrestling promoter, former commentator, announcer, film producer, actor, and professional wrestler), Christopher Duan Johnson (American football running back who is currently a free agent)
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