Key Admission Stats
This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission
Level of Institution
Transfer Acceptance Rate
Transfer Students Admitted
SAT Subject Tests
AP Course Credit
|Application Type||Application Deadline||Reply Deadline|
|Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier.||November 15, 2020||May 1, 2019|
|Spring Regular Decision||December 1, 2019||May 1, 2019|
Transfer Winter Deadline
|December 1, 2019|
Admitted Student Stats
US States Represented
Average ACT Composite: 27
Average SAT Composite: 1205
What Students Are Saying
3.58 Average Rating
If you decide to come to Eckerd it should be for the right reasons. Don't Just come here for the sun and the beach, come here if there is a program you are interested in. Eckerd is still a college. The Florida atmosphere can make it hard to focus, so make sure you are ready to work. Also, I recommend bringing a bike or a car because otherwise it can be hard getting off campus. There are some buses that take you off campus but they can be confusing. Or at least make a lot of friends with people that have a car.
Tess from Morton Grove, IL
Don't get distracted. Even within the first week you can find yourself getting swept up in all of the extracurricular pleasures of college life. Many students drink and smoke, but a lot of others don't. Therefore, don't feel pressured to abandon all work ethic. You should also never feel like you have to lock yourself in a study room in order to get schoolwork done. If you take a mature approach to your studies from the beginning and realize that the classes are good and the professors want you to learn and succeed, then it's not hard to wake up in the morning and go to class. Just remember to save the partying and playing until your work is done. Your friends will understand. College is a time to discover what it is that makes you You. Take the opportunity that comes with living, learning, and exploring in a safe, familiar environment like this campus to establish your interests and work towards your dreams.
Deborah from Abilene, TX
Be prepared to work hard, but also enjoy the many things that Eckerd has to offer.
Alexandra from Woodbine, GA
don't panic; eckerd is very small compared to other schools and very relaxing once you're there. eckerd will provide unique experiences that will last you a lifetime so just relax and enjoy yourself.
Mattie from St. Petersburg, FL
I recommend attending the Prospective Student events; they let you spend a few days on campus so you can get to know what it's really like, including sitting in on a few classes and going to some events. Don't be intimidated by everyone--we've all been there and everyone is friendly and willing you help you if you need it!
Dakota from Hilton Head Island, SC
Apply and take a tour. You'll enjoy the college campus as well as gain an opportunity to speak to current students. They have a full Prospective Student Weekend, and this was where I met some of my first friends and experienced how much fun college would be. They also have an Autumn Term where only freshmen get to attend school and experience campus life. Also, the college is right on the water and 5 minutes away from St Pete Beach and Pass-a-Grille beach. I recommend talking to a professor a student and trying to figure out which degree path is right for you, and I know they are always super helpful in anything you ask of them.
Jessica from Saint Petersburg, FL
College visits are frequent here, and if you plan on visiting take the time to talk to current students! I wasn't able to visit Eckerd College before attending, but it was the best shot in the dark I have ever taken. The small class size is beneficial for the academic and social life.
Michelle from Crystal Lake, IL
Study hard, get involved, and have fun. Enjoy and take advantage of each and every opportunity you come across.
Michelle from Saint Petersburg, FL
Be ready to have competitive professors and able to study different types of perspectives from opinions. Always read the EC-Book with all the Do's and Don'ts and NEVER skip class, even if the professor does not take attendance. It is always helpful to learn the names of the building, the dinning hours and quiet hours, which are very important.
Do not get distracted by the beaches and parties, you're there for school!
Christian from East Point, GA
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