Welcome Future Pirate!

We are excited that you are interested in pursuing your academic studies here at East Carolina University.

Your goals and ambitions are unique, and we are committed to preparing you with the knowledge needed to succeed. ECU has over 175 degrees with nationally recognized academic programs taught by award-winning professors. The opportunities here are vast; you can earn a bachelor’s degree or pursue a PhD, participate in cutting-edge research, create stunning works of art, attend dental or medical school, study abroad and much more.

ECU is consistently recognized for the quality and value of our exceptional college experience. The ECU experience is a complete one – with a thriving student environment, exciting athletics and enriching cultural events. With students from all 100 counties in North Carolina, all 50 states in the US, and 44 foreign countries, we have a vibrant intellectual student community where innovative research and creative expression is encouraged.

Explore ECU and the treasures that await you in Pirate Nation!