ECU at a Glance:
Jared: East Central University is located in the town of Ada, which is centrally located about one hour from Oklahoma City and a couple of hours from Dallas. The one hundred and thirty-five acre campus is nestled in the gentle hills of Ada. The campus of ECU offers a safe and comfortable environment with numerous activities for students to enjoy. East Central University was established in 1909 as the East Central Normal School and will soon be celebrating its one hundredth anniversary.
Let’s Get Started: Student Success:
Ashlee: Did you know that ECU holds an orientation and welcome week for all new students before the start of the fall semester? This week of festivities allows students to explore the campus, make new friends and most importantly the opportunity to become familiar with the ECU campus.
So before classes begin most students already know several faculty and staff members. ECU has a student enrollment of about forty-five hundred with the average class size being about twenty one students.
Jared: ECU also offers other resources to ensure all your goals are met. There are Freshman Seminar, Linscheid Library, the Writing Center, Study Groups and more!
ECU is prepared to help you become who you want to be.
It’s a Home: Resident Life at My ECU
Jared: When you become a Tiger, much of your life will be centered on the residence hall. ECU offers several different affordable options for living on campus. As a freshman, you will be able to take part in ECU’s Living and Learning Communities. Through this experience, you will build strong, lasting friendships, share ideas with other students and enjoy out-of-class interaction with faculty.
Ashlee: Are you worried about meals? Don’t be! ECU offers delicious menu items such as homemade waffles, pizza, “food just like Mommas’ home cooking” and all the desserts you could possibly want! If you want food fast, ECU’s food court in the University Center is the place to grab a quick cup of coffee at Starbucks or a hamburger at the Coyote Grill. If you have a late night snack attack, the convenience store in Pesagi residence hall is the place to go.
For more information about our residence halls and meal plans, click here.
Out-of-Class Experience: Student Life at ECU:
Jared: Not all learning takes place in the classroom…that’s why ECU offers Student Life Programs and Services that will enrich your out-of-class experiences! ECU CREW provides free special events such as concerts, lectures, hypnotists, comedians, and movies at your request! Remember CREW equals FREE! ECU also provides several intramural sports such as football, soccer, basketball and volleyball. At the University Center you can get together with your friends for a game of pool, ping-pong or Xbox tournament. You can even hit the gym to get some strength training or take part in kick-boxing or aerobics class!
Ashlee: Enhance your leadership and service skills by joining any of the 80 student organizations ranging from student government to fraternities and sororities. ECU also encourages the Study Abroad and National Student Exchange programs so students can gain national and even international experience first-hand at host institutions.
Jared: Service Learning is a part of ECU’s curriculum.
Ashlee: For more information about Campus Life at ECU, click here.
Work Hard. Play Hard: Athletics
Ashlee: East Central University competes at the NCAA Division II level as a proud member of the Lone Star Conference. ECU has 13 varsity sports ranging from football to cross country to golf. Don’t play sports? Come to the pre-game pep rally or take part in the fun half-time activities.
Visit our athletic web site by clicking here.
Class Today, Careers Tomorrow
Jared: Ever thought about being an accountant, a nurse, a teacher or social worker? How about a career as a cartographer or a reporter? With close to seventy majors, ECU can help you find a program to reach your career goals.
For more information about degree programs, check out our website or click here.
Ashlee: Whether high school or home schooled, transfer or international, many types of students make ECU their home. Many of these different students need to follow certain guidelines for application. For guideline information click here.
Jared: Wondering about scholarships? At ECU it’s easy. One application is all you need. For information about applying for admission to ECU and additional scholarship information click here.