Q&A With Jenny Klara Roberts from East Carolina University

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Q&A with Jenny Klara Roberts, Assistant Director of  International Admissions at East Carolina University.

Can you provide an overview about ECU and why international students should consider attending ECU?

Situated in the eastern part of North Carolina, Greenville (a city of 80,000 full time residents) houses ECU. From modest beginnings as a school for training teachers, ECU has grown to become an emerging national research university with an enrollment of over 27,000 students. East Carolina offers 103 bachelor’s degrees, 72 master’s degrees, 58 graduate certificates, 18 doctoral degrees, and first-professional degrees in Medicine and Dentistry.

With a mission of teaching, research, and service, East Carolina University is a dynamic institution connecting people and ideas, finding solutions to problems, and seeking the challenges of the future. Greenville and surrounding Pitt County are located in the north central coastal plain region of Eastern North Carolina, approximately 85 miles east of Raleigh, the capital city of North Carolina. Greenville is approximately 87 miles west of the Atlantic Ocean and approximately 265 miles south of our nation’s capital, Washington, DC. Greenville and Pitt County have emerged as the commercial, cultural, educational and medical hub of Eastern North Carolina.


What are Top programs in ECU for students from India?

Medicine, Engineering, Teaching, Business

Can you provide some insights into admission process for International Students (Average Test Scores, Admission Essay, Financial Aid etc)?

The nonrefundable application fee can be paid with a check or money order. If you wish to pay with a credit card, please download, fill out, sign, and send the Credit Card Payment Authorization form to the address listed below. Please do not send credit card or other sensitive information via email.

  • Proof of English language proficiency Non-native speakers of English are required to provide evidence of English proficiency by submitting one of the following:
  • TOEFL score of minimum 80 (Internet-based). The school code for ECU is 5180.
  • IELTS score of 6.5 or higher
  • 450 on the SAT I Critical Reading
  • 19 on the Combined English/Writing section of the ACT

Applicants who have completed at least 30 credit hours at a U.S. institution of higher education and received a grade of “B” or better for an academic English writing/composition course will be exempt from the English proficiency requirement. Successful completion of the highest level of the ECU Language Academy (ECULA) continues to exempt applicants from the English proficiency requirement.

 Do you have any suggestions for the students on how to prepare for Linden fair?

Ask questions such as accreditation; am I able to take your degree back to my country? Which English proficiency exam should I take? How do I apply, pay and enroll? Keep your options open and don’t just focus on the schools you may have heard of.

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