Eckerd College

Saint Petersburg, FL, USA
3.58 Average Rating

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.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Presbyterian Church (USA)
  • Coed
Level of Institution 4 Year
Campus Setting City
In State Students
22%
Out of State Students
78%
0
100
68%
Acceptance Rate
Average ACT Composite: 26
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1200
0
1600

Key Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier. November 15, 2018 May 1, 2019
Spring Regular Decision December 1, 2019 December 15, 2019
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Bachelor's
Total Number of Students
1,957
Total Number of Undergrads
1,957
Academic Calendar

Four-one-four plan

Non Traditional Learning
  • Summer Sessions
  • Combined Institution Double Degree Programs
  • Some Programs Requires Co-Op/Internship
Learning Options
  • ROTC Army
  • ROTC Air Force
  • Study Abroad
  • Honors Program
  • Teacher Certification Offered
0
100
58%
Graduate in 4 Years National: 28%
0
100
70%
Graduate in 6 Years National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
13:1
National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$26,762
Tuition
In-State Tuition
$46,096
Out-of-State Tuition
$46,096
0
100
87%
Need Met
Students Receiving Financial Aid
99%
Average Aid Per Year
$35,564
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Gender
Male
Female
36%
64%
Student Organizations
100
Size of Town
City: Large
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
yes
On Campus Women's Center
yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Tampa
New York
Sarasota
Boston
Washington
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$41,200
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What Students Are Saying

3.58 Average Rating
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
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.
Christian from East Point, GA

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