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.
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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 will definitely be the best college experience you'll ever have. You'll learn a lot, both academically, and about yourself. There's a reason everyone calls it summer camp.
Dakota from Hilton Head Island, SC
I graduated in 2012, and I can't tell you how much I miss this school. I learned so much about life, as well as academics that this school has truly changed my life. The Eckerd community is a tight-knit group of close friends, professors, mentors, and the community of St. Petersburg, and you'll remain connected to Camp Eckerd the rest of your life.
Jessica from Saint 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.
Michelle from Crystal Lake, IL
Eckerd College is a tight-knit community of students and faculty, who are dedicated to intellectual advancement, civil engagement, environmental matters, and more. The students are very active in the community surrounding the campus, but also their global community since they come from every state and county. While Eckerd may be a small college, there is a huge focus on bettering the experiences and overall well-being of others and always shifting the conversation on others.
Michelle from Saint Petersburg, FL
Eckerd College is a great school that I would recommend mostly to people who would love challenges in majors such as Marine Science and Environmental Sciences. It is also situated in West Florida where the weather is always sunny and you do not get snow. Eckerd College gives many opportunities and helps you to succeed in life.
If you are looking for a great liberal arts college, Eckerd is the place to be. Along with being on the ocean the school also offers classrooms the face outside instead of compact hallways, which decreases foot traffic.