Elizabeth City State Details

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Co_Education Yes
Campus Address Parkview Drive 1704 Weeksville Road
City Elizabeth City
State North Carolina
Zip 27909
Phone 252-335-3400
Total Enrollment 2000
Motto To live is to learn
Level of Selectivity noncompetitive
Location 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.
History 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 System. 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 development. 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.
Band Program Yes
Religious Affiliation No
Accrediation 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 Books: $700 Estimated total cost: $5780 (in-state); $14,350 (out-of-state)
In State Tuition 1118
Out of State Tuition 8988
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.
Financial-Aid Deadline June 1 (fall); November 1 (spring); April 1 (summer)
Admission Deadline August 1 (fall); December 1 (spring).
Entrance Requirements 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).
Graduation Requirements 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 In-state: 1,776 Other regions: 25 states and 16 international CLASS OF 2000–01 PROFILE Median SAT score: 376V/413M Average high school GPA: 2.68
Diversity 78
Student Life 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 students. Housing Availability 1,031 housing spaces are available, with 255 designated for freshmen only. Students are strongly encouraged to live on campus.
Faculty Profile 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%
Athletic Program 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).
NCAA Yes
NAIA Yes
School Calender August-May (semesters) Commencement and conferring of degrees: May One summer session.
Website http://www.ecsu.edu/
Degrees 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
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