Why I Chose ECU (And Why You Should, Too)!

When it was time for me to start applying for college, I didn’t know where I wanted to go. My mom recommended that we tour East Carolina University during its Fall Open House. It was then that I fell in love with the school, the friendly faculty, and the enthusiastic students.


My mind was set on East Carolina University, and I eagerly awaited for my acceptance letter. Once it arrived, I jumped up and down with joy (literally)! My family and I celebrated my acceptance, and I made the big announcement on every form of social media. I couldn’t contain my excitement!

I remember my first day coming to ECU as if it was yesterday. I had never been more nervous in my life. As thrilled as I was to become a Pirate, I didn’t know what lied ahead. I was worried about not making friends (I was pretty shy at the time) and not being able to handle the class loads. At the same time, I knew that ECU was the place I was meant to be, and I was open-minded about the new opportunities there.

As cliché as it sounds, but ECU really changed my life completely. The students and faculty here are some of the nicest people you’ll ever meet, and everyone is so accepting of one another. I came to the university timid and shy, and I’ll be leaving this May with friendships lasting a lifetime. Did I mention how I’ve become Miss Social Butterfly over the years (I didn’t think it would be possible coming in)? 🙂 It’s hard not to talk to all the friendly people on campus!


If you’re still thinking about what university to attend, pick ECU. I’m not saying that because I have to but out of the genuineness of my heart. I don’t believe that I would’ve had the same life-changing experience that I’ve had at ECU anywhere else. There’s a perfect niche for everyone here, whether you find it in clubs, church groups, or any other organization. We all come together and encourage one another. It’s not a competition at ECU- it’s a teamwork, and somehow it feels as if we’re on one giant team together cheering each other on. That’s the kind of school I think anyone would want to be in.


But don’t just take that word from me! Guaranteed if you ask every student on campus if they love ECU, most faces will gleam up and say, “Of course!”

I hope that reading this post will help give you a better insight of how wonderful of a school East Carolina University is. There are so many other great things I could say, but I’ll leave it up to you to come to ECU and find out for yourself! 🙂


Remember- tomorrow starts here. Go Pirates!!


I discovered ECU through its Fall Open House. For more information or registration for our upcoming Fall Open House, check out: FALL OPEN HOUSE AT EAST CAROLINA UNIVERSITY

This year’s Fall Open House will start on October 15th with events beginning at 7:30 a.m.