Elizabeth City State Details
1704 Weeksville Road
To live is to learn
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Elizabeth City offers a small-town lifestyle with easy access to
many recreational and urban resources. Norfolk, Virginia, is 50 miles away
and has excellent air, rail, and bus connections. The Atlantic beach
resorts and the Outer Banks are also nearby.
Elizabeth City State University (ECSU) is a state-supported, coed,
four-year college, founded in 1891 as the Elizabeth State Colored Normal
School. Secondary-level instruction was offered until 1937. The name
changed to Elizabeth City State Teachers College in 1939, awarding its
first baccalaureate degrees. To more accurately reflect the growth in
programs, the school’s name changed to Elizabeth City State College in
1963 and Elizabeth City State University in 1969. ECSU is one of sixteen
bodies of higher education that make up the University of North Carolina
Originally, the University’s mission was to serve minorities, while today
the University serves to educate an increasingly multicultural student
body. The school also endeavors to identify and address the needs of the
northeastern region of the state, with particular attention to economic
The campus has forty-one buildings and is located on approximately 856
acres, of which approximately 87 acres represent the campus proper, 68
acres comprise the former farm, 639 acres are reserved for educational
research, and 35 acres comprise landholding designed for residential or
expansion purposes. A golf driving range, a nature trail for outdoor
classroom, and tennis courts are also located on the campus.
Elizabeth City State University is accredited by the Southern Association
of Colleges and Schools (SACS) to award the Bachelor of Arts and the
Bachelor of Science degrees.
|Costs per Year
2002–03 Tuition: $1118 (in-state); $8988 (out-of-state)
Room and board: $2722 (room); $1740 (board)
Special fees: $200
Estimated total cost: $5780 (in-state); $14,350 (out-of-state)
|In State Tuition
|Out of State Tuition
|Financial Aid-Institutional Funding
Percentage of students receiving financial aid:90
Financial Aid Specific to the School
American Indian Student Legislative Grants: Award up to $500 to students
who establish that they are Native American and demonstrate financial
need. Students should contact the school.
Army ROTC, in cooperation with Norfolk State University and North
Carolina State University, offers two-year and four-year scholarships
that pay tuition, fees, books, and other expenses and provide a monthly
stipend. Students should contact the ROTC Office on either campus.
June 1 (fall); November 1 (spring); April 1
August 1 (fall); December 1 (spring).
High school graduation (or equivalent) with a 2.0
GPA and 12 units including 4 English, 3 mathematics (including geometry,
algebra I, and algebra II), 2 social studies (including U.S. history and
government and economics), 3 science (including physical science, biology,
and one laboratory course); 2 years of high school foreign language
recommended and 1 year of mathematics in twelfth grade; a complete recent
physical. A $30 nonrefundable application fee is required.
Admission Application Deadline: August 1 (fall); December 1 (spring).
Rolling admission provides no specific date for notification of admission.
The applicant is informed as soon as the admission decision is made.
Admission Contact: Office of Admissions, Campus Box 901, Elizabeth City
State University, 1704 Weeksville Road, Elizabeth City, North Carolina
27909; Telephone: 252-335-3305 or 800-347-3278 (toll-free).
A minimum of 129 semester hours and completion of core courses, including one foreign language, three mathematics, three
science, and one computer course for some majors; GPA of 2.0 for all
students; a 30-hour residency requirement. Teacher education students are
required to have a 2.5 GPA and to pass the National Teachers Examination
Core Battery I and II.
|Student Body Profile
Total enrollment: 2,000
Other regions: 25 states and 16 international
CLASS OF 2000–01 PROFILE
Median SAT score: 376V/413M
Average high school GPA: 2.68
Campus Services: Health center, personal and psychological counseling,
testing center, remedial instruction, and religious activities.
Campus Activities: Six honor and recognition societies are active on the
ECSU campus. National Greek sororities include Alpha Kappa Alpha, Delta
Sigma Theta, Sigma Gamma Rho, and Zeta Phi Beta; fraternities include
Alpha Phi Alpha, Kappa Alpha Psi, Omega Psi Phi, and Phi Beta Sigma. One
service fraternity, one service sorority, and eight social fellowships
have chapters on campus.
The Student Government Association offers campus governance involvement
and attends to student needs and development.
The United Campus Religious Fellowship (UCRF) is active in promoting
non-denominational religious events for the University community.
A number of University publications are available for student
participation. A student-run FM radio station is active on campus. Several
music organizations, including marching and concert bands, jazz band,
University choir, and gospel choir, are available to all enrolled
1,031 housing spaces are available, with 255
designated for freshmen only. Students are strongly encouraged to live on
Number of faculty members: 136
Student-teacher ratio: 15:1
Full-time faculty members (men/women): 77/29
Part-time faculty members (men/women): 16/14
Faculty with doctorates or other terminal degrees: 76%
Elizabeth City State University is a member of the National Collegiate
Athletic Association (NCAA), Division II, and the Central Intercollegiate
Athletic Association (CIAA).
Intercollegiate Sports: men’s baseball, basketball, cross-country,
football, golf, tennis, and track and field; women’s basketball,
cross-country, softball, track and field, and volleyball.
Intramural Sports: basketball, flag football, golf, gymnastics, soccer,
softball, tennis, and volleyball.
Athletic Contact: Director of Athletics, Elizabeth City State University,
1704 Weeksville Road, Elizabeth City, North Carolina 27909; Telephone:
252-335-3388; 252-335-3675 (fax).
Commencement and conferring of degrees: May
One summer session.
Art Education, Early Childhood Education,
English/English Education, French/French Education, History, History
Education, Journalism, Middle Grades Education, Music, Philosophy and
Religion, Political Science, Political Science Education, Recreation
Education, Sociology, Sociology Education
Bachelor of Science: Accounting, Applied Mathematics, Biology/Biology
Education, Business Administration, Chemistry/Chemistry Education,
Computer and Information Science, Criminal Justice, Elementary Education,
Geology, Industrial Technology, Mathematics/Mathematics Education, Music
Industry Studies, Physical Education and Health, Physics, Psychology,
Special Education, Technology Education