Located in St. Petersburg, FL, Eckerd College is a 4-year liberal arts institution on a mile-long waterfront beach. Eckerd offers upwards of 40 majors, all of which include 4 years of classes in art, literature, the natural and social sciences regardless of major in an effort to create well-rounded students with a wide variety of skills. Every student is paired with a faculty-mentor to develop a personal 4-year plan, which, for 70% of the Eckerd population, includes study abroad to one of more than 300 locations. With a Tree Campus USA® designation, Eckerd functions with sustainability in mind, from LEED-certified buildings to bike share programs, and students engage in sustainability through extracurriculars as well, such as the Beekeeping Club and a student-run organic vegetable garden. Eckerd is also home to the only college marine rescue team in the country, EC-SAR, which works with the US Coast Guard to respond to more than 500 calls per year.
eckerd college is like no other college you'll find, often times referred to as camp eckerd. located on the waterfront, this very small college focuses largely on protecting environmental and marine habitats. eckerd provides amazing people, programs, and opportunities you won't find at most other institutions.
Mattie from St. Petersburg, FL
Eckerd is home. Unlike any other school I feel comfortable as myself. No other school would help create me the way Eckerd College has.