Elizabeth City State University

1704 Weeksville Rd, Elizabeth city, NC 27909
Tel: (252)335-3400
Public | 2,930 students
Elizabeth City State University, a constituent institution of The University of North Carolina, offers baccalaureate programs in the arts and sciences, professional and pre-professional areas, as well as master's degrees in selected disciplines.

School Overview:

Elizabeth City State University
CountyPasquotank County, NC
Title IV EligibleParticipat
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges--General
Institution LevelFour or more years
Institution ControlPublic
Instructional Staff Total
(research/public service staff included)
178 staff115 staff
Student Body
Total Enrollment2,930 students1,633 students
# Full-Time Students
2,553 students1,434 students
# Part-Time Students
377 students137 students
# Undergraduate Students
2,836 students 1,507 students
# Graduate Students
94 students129 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
% Hawaiian
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
% Two or more races
Finances and Admission
In-State Tuition Fees
Out-State Tuition Fees
Percent Admitted50%64%
SAT Reading (25-75%)380-460450-570
SAT Math (25-75%)400-470460-573
SAT Writing (25-75%)370-440440-570
ACT English (25-75%)13-1719-25
ACT Math (25-75%)16-1818-25
ACT Writing (25-75%)4-76-8
ACT Composite (25-75%)16-1820-25

School Notes:

  • Originally an institution for African-American students, the university's rich heritage provides a strong background for its increasingly multicultural student body. By providing a challenging, student-centered learning environment, the university prepares its students for responsible participation and leadership in an ever-changing world.
  • ECSU is a community that offers a variety of extracurricular activities and opportunities to participate in over 50 clubs and organizations Fraternity and sorority life, Fraternity and sorority life, Lyceum Series: national artists and speakers, Campus radio and TV stations, Literary magazine, newspaper, and yearbook, Intramural Sports, Fitness Training, Weightlifting & Racquetball at a new Wellness Center.
  • Located in the historic Albemarle region of northeastern North Carolina (Elizabeth City, NC), ECSU is a waterfront community located at the narrows of the Pasquotank River near the world-renowned Outer Banks beaches. Also nearby is the Hampton Roads area of southeastern Virginia, which includes the resort cities of Virginia Beach, Colonial Williamsburg, and historic Jamestown and Yorktown. U.S. Highways 17 and 158, as well as the Norfolk International Airport (VA), make the city and university easily accessible.
  • Elizabeth City State University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097: Telephone number is 404-679-4501) to award degrees at the baccalaureate and master's levels.
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