Located in the historic Albemarle area near the mouth of the Pasquotank River, Elizabeth City State University offers students the opportunity to receive an excellent education while enjoying a wide variety of recreational and cultural amenities. Favored by a mild climate and proximity to the world-renowned Outer Banks recreation area, ECSU can supply ingredients that help make student living and learning both exciting and fulfilling. In addition, the university offers students a variety of social programs, cultural programs, religious and musical organizations and clubs. Fraternities and sororities are also available to students as well as a variety of athletic sports events.
Students may also wish to take advantage of the historical sites in the greater Albemarle and southeast Virginia areas. Williamsburg, Jamestown, Roanoke Island, Yorktown, several antebellum plantations, beaches and waterways are among sites within an easy drive from the campus.
United States Highways 17 and 158 make the city and the university easily accessible by automobile and bus routes from all points. Hotels and motels are available to accommodate overnight visitors and the university is just over an hour's drive from the Norfolk (Virginia) International Airport.
The university is situated on 114 acres which represent the campus proper. Another 68 acres comprise the former farm on Weeksville Road (N.C. 34); a 639-acre tract in Currituck County helps preserve the nation's diminishing wetlands and provides for educational research; and 35 acres serve residential or expansion purposes. There are also small sites in Utah and Virginia used, respectively, for geological instruction and institutional enhancement.