ECU Has a Disability Services Site
Individuals with disabilities make up 5.0% of the student population at ECU. For more information on policies and accommodations that the university provides to ensure all students get the opportunity to participate, you can visit ECU Disability Services.
ECU for the Military
While not a "service academy", ECU does offer support for veterans and those seeking a career in the armed forces. Undergraduates have access to one or more ROTC programs and there is an active student veterans group on campus. For more information on policies related to veterans, you can visit ECU Veteran Services . For more information, check out our ECU for Veterans Guide.
Freshmen Living Arrangements at East Carolina University
ECU offers on-campus housing, but freshmen are not required to take advantage of it. In the end though, most do choose to live in the dorms.
* Data compiled from students who received financial aid, including loans.
Full-time vs. Part-time Studies at East Carolina University
ECU has a comparatively very large, student body. There were 23,071 undergraduates in 2019. Full-time attendance was 19,562 (84.8%). Part-time attendance was 3,509 (15.2%).
East Carolina University is Ranked #920 for Overall Diversity
Compared to other colleges and universities across the nation, ECU is more diverse than average in terms of overall diversity. We rank ECU #920 out of 3,514.
The chart below shows each element that we looked at to determine this ranking, and how that metric compares to the national average. 100 would indicate excellent diversity in each category, and 1 would mean poor diversity.
East Carolina University Competes in the NCAA
ECU has a total of 432 student athletes, 266 men and 166 women who compete in inter-collegiate athletics.
For more information about athletics including per-team sizes, coaching and scholarships check out our Guide to East Carolina University Athletics