Applying to ECU

Steps to Apply: Create an admissions portal account. A portal account is required and allows you to check on the status of your application. You can also sign up for a campus tour and other events through your portal account. Apply using the Common Application. You will submit the $75 nonrefundable application fee through the Common Application. Send official ACT/SAT […]

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Navigating Major Waters

If you asked me in first grade, I’d tell you that I wanted to be a veterinarian. In fifth grade I’d tell you I wanted to be a teacher. In high school I’d tell you I wanted to be a physical therapist. Coming into college I’d tell you I wanted to be a marine biologist. As life happened throughout the […]

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Dear ECU Class of 2021

Dear Future Pirates, I’d like to start by saying congratulations! You did it. You’ve graduated high school and you’re preparing to embark on one of the most incredible journeys of your life. You’re probably overwhelmed with emotions as so much change is happening, but embrace it. The next four years are about to be some of the best years of your […]

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Marissa’s Study Abroad Experience

Studying abroad is something everyone needs to try at least once during his or her college experience. To be able to go to a different country and experience a different culture is one of the most life changing things I’ve ever gotten the opportunity to do. For two weeks, I studied abroad all the way across the world in Australia, […]

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How My Decision Led Me to Pirate Country

Growing up in Fayetteville my entire life almost everyone in my family went to Fayetteville State University, so when it was almost time for me to graduate high school I knew that wasn’t a place that I could see myself getting an education. It felt like I had been going there for years. I already knew where every building was, I […]

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The Treasures of Greenville

East Carolina University is located in the city of Greenville, North Carolina. When I first arrived here I thought Greenville was just your typical city but as I got to know the area I realized there are hidden treasures all over. Greenville is a special place because as the home of the Pirates it provides a sense of community and […]

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Being Out of State at ECU

Five hundred and seventy four miles. That’s how many miles away from home I am. In the winter of 2014 I made the decision that I was going to take a leap of faith, pack my bags and attend East Carolina University. It turned out to be the best decision of my life. When I toured ECU I fell in […]

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A special place unlike any other

After touring East Carolina three years ago on a rainy, stormy day, I was a little nervous about my decision to move several states away from my home in Maryland. Fast forward three years and it was the best decision of my life. The opportunities that I have been given on this campus are unlike any others. With a variety […]

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