East Carolina University is a public, coeducational, doctoral/research university in Greenville, North Carolina
Named East Carolina University by statute and commonly known as ECU or East Carolina, the university is the third-largest university in North Carolina.
Founded on March 8, 1907 as a teacher training school, today East Carolina is listed by Forbes 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.
East Carolina has grown from 43 acres (17 ha) in 1907 to almost 1,600 acres (647 ha) today. The university’s academic facilities are located on four properties: Main, Health Sciences, West Research facility, and the Field Station for Coastal Studies in New Holland, North Carolina. The nine undergraduate colleges, graduate school, and four professional schools are located on these four properties. All of the non-health sciences majors are located on the main campus. The College of Nursing,College of Allied Health Sciences, The Brody School of Medicine, and School of Dental Medicine are located on the health science campus. There are ten social sororities, 16 social fraternities, four historically black sororities, five historically black fraternities, one Native American fraternity, and one Native American sorority. There are over 300 registered clubs on campus including fraternities and sororities.