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Old 10-12-2007, 09:07 PM
 
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I am considering transferring from Clemson University to ECU, mainly due to financial reasons, but also because ECU offers a major more suited to me that no other college in my state offers. My question is concerning family life in the Greenville area. I have a husband who is a fine dining chef as well as two young children. My oldest is autistic so he would need special needs placement in school. We would make a complete relocation because we would be there a while, so we plan on becoming residents. The area we are currently in is mainly agriculture/college town. We do have a blossomin city (Greenville, SC) nearby.
That being said, would a move to ECU:
be a big culture shock?
how are taxes and real estate market?
are there any opportunities for employment?
and are the public schools pretty good (in general and special education)?
Thanks a bunch!
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Old 10-12-2007, 11:29 PM
 
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I am considering transferring from Clemson University to ECU, mainly due to financial reasons, but also because ECU offers a major more suited to me that no other college in my state offers. My question is concerning family life in the Greenville area. I have a husband who is a fine dining chef as well as two young children. My oldest is autistic so he would need special needs placement in school. We would make a complete relocation because we would be there a while, so we plan on becoming residents. The area we are currently in is mainly agriculture/college town. We do have a blossomin city (Greenville, SC) nearby.
That being said, would a move to ECU:
be a big culture shock?
how are taxes and real estate market?
are there any opportunities for employment?
and are the public schools pretty good (in general and special education)?
Thanks a bunch!

Greenville, NC is exactly an agriculture/College town...so no culture shock there...lol

Greenville is mostly flat, but the residential neighborhoods downtown are a bit hilly. Taxes are fairly low, less than Greenville, SC I bet.....not sure though.

Not sure about the schools....I hear they are bad though.

I am sure some schools are better than others. If you make the move....be sure to move in an area with better schools.

Otherwise, I might see ya there....lol

I am thinking of going to ECU starting this spring myself. Already been accepted.....just got to make my mind up
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Old 10-14-2007, 10:05 AM
 
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Have you visited or talked to anyone at the university yet? It isn't easy getting in, as the university accepts only a certain number of transfer students. That would be a logical first step before you decide to completely uproot your family. Another possibility: is the major one that is offered online, in part or completely? Plus, out of state tuition is expensive. Just some thoughts.....
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Old 10-14-2007, 10:54 AM
 
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I would not consider uprooting my family before actually being accepted into another college. As far as tuition goes, the out of state tuition would still be less than my in-state tuition at CU. That is one of the reasons I'm thinking about going to ECU. Right now, I'm looking at student loans that I won't be able to pay back. As far as the major goes, I haven't been able to find another BS in Public History in the neighboring states, and it is not offered online. Even if it was, I would still be facing higher tuition rates than in-state. This is not a whim and it is something that I am thinking through. That is the reason I am asking for input from locals.
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Old 10-18-2007, 09:17 PM
 
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I grew up in Detroit MI, but lived in NC for 12 years. 5 years near Asheville and 7 in Greenville. I managed to make it there for 7 years. If ECU is your best bet educationally, I'd say do it. You don't have to stay there the rest of your life. I liked Western NC much better than Eastern NC. Not sure how that relates to your potential move, but just my personal taste.
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Old 10-23-2007, 06:58 PM
 
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Thanks for the replies. I had a discussion with my professors and I am going to finish my degree here at CU and try for as many scholarships as possible. I am still interested in going to the Greenville area, but it will be to go for grad school in a few years. I'll see you then!
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