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Eckerd College
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  • 4 Year
  • SAINT PETERSBURG, FL

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Report Card

grade B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B+
  2. Value
    grade B
  3. Diversity
    grade B+
  4. Campus
    grade B
  5. Athletics
    grade B minus
  6. Party Scene
    grade A
  7. Professors
    grade A
  8. Location
    grade B+
  9. Dorms
    grade B
  10. Campus Food
    grade C minus
  11. Student Life
    grade A minus
  12. Safety
    grade C

About

4200 54TH AVE S
SAINT PETERSBURG, FL 33711
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
Sunshine State Conference
From Eckerd College

Eckerd College is located on 188 acres of waterfront property in St. Petersburg, Florida. A private, coeducational, liberal arts college, Eckerd offers students with every background, belief and personality type a close and friendly community that values volunteer service, environmental activism, international learning, creative self-expression and academic excellence. Eckerd’s 1,970 students from 47 states and territories and 40 countries choose among 41 majors leading to a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts or Bachelor of Science degree. With outdoor laboratories in biology, marine science and environmental studies as well as an impressive array of intramural, club and intercollegiate sports and water recreation, Eckerd College teaches students to ThinkOutside.

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Eckerd College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
November 15
Acceptance Rate
67%
SAT Range
1090-1280
ACT Range
23-29
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$36,033 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$25,477 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
99%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
84%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 57 responses
71%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 69 responses
67%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 69 responses

Majors

Marine Science at Eckerd College

Our Marine Science program gives you one-on-one attention from Ph.D. professors from day one. Studying on Tampa Bay means you’ll be out on the water for four years doing the work that professionals do – and end up taking your pick of jobs and grad schools once you graduate with a marine science degree.

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,958 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
49
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
22%
Varsity Athletes
9%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 47 responses
  • Open minded
    43%
  • Liberal
    21%
  • Pothead
    13%
  • Free
    11%
  • Rich
    11%
  • Outgoing
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
99%
Poll
94%
of students say they don't have Greek life. 63 responses
Poll
63%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 96 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 44 responses
  • Open minded
    34%
  • Hippie
    16%
  • Outside of the Box
    16%
  • All of the above except problematic. Well mixed
    9%
  • Home away from home
    9%
  • For rich spoiled kids
    7%
  • Problematic
    5%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$42,200 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
66%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
89%
National
83%
72%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 32 responses

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