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East Carolina University Admission 2024

Greenville North Carolina, USA

East Carolina University
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University Ranking

  • It is ranked at 234 (National Universities) by U.S. News for 2022-23
  • U.S. News also ranks it at #115 in Top Performers on Social Mobility and #118 in Top Public Schools
  • THE ranks it at 501-600 for its 2022 US College Rankings 
  • It has a QS US UNI rank of 201-250 for 2021

Acceptance rate

A minimal benchmark grade is requested from candidates, with half of those accepted to East Carolina University having an SAT score between 1000 and 1200 or an ACT score between 17 and 23. If that is achieved, East Carolina University's admissions process is less stringent and it has a 94% acceptance rate. 

Admission eligibility criteria

  • Students must apply to ECU by November 1 in order to be considered
  • Students should have a 3.7 unweighted GPA or a 4.0 weighted GPA 
  • English language proficiency scores 

Documents required

  • All past academic credentials and records (high school or Bachelor degree completion with a passing grade)
  • Valid Student Visa along with a Copy of the Passport
  • Financial Aid Proof (Bank Declaration)
  • English Proficiency Proof 
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Letters of Recommendation 
  • Work experience (if required)
  • Resume/CV
  • An essay stating the reason for choosing the university

Test required/ Average score

  • GRE- 450 or higher
  • GMAT- 450 or higher
  • IELTS- Band 6 or higher
  • Duolingo - 95 or higher
  • TOEFL- 71 or higher

Popular courses

  • Business
  • Marketing
  • Operations management
  • Health professions and other services
  • Education/ Teaching
  • Engineering and technology
  • Communication and journalism
  • Business Administration

How the university evaluates applicants

The GPA and English language proficiency scores are the main evaluation parameters for the university along with GMAT, SAT, or GRE scores. Past academic records of students are also taken into account. 

Tips for applying to the university

  • Complete the ECU Application, CFNC, or Common App online application accessible through the official university website
  • Pay the Non-refundable application fee of $75. 
  • Submit your GPA and official academic transcripts. 
  • Fill in details of the senior year courses that are you taking. 

Application deadline

The deadline for final priority applications for freshmen is April 1, 2023. The deadline to be eligible to apply to the Honors College is November 1, 2022. In this case, the transcripts must be received by the college within this date. Additionally, the deadline to qualify to apply for further merit-based university scholarships is December 15, 2022.

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