Eckerd is an above-average private, Christian college located in St. Petersburg, Florida in the Tampa Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,901 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Eckerd acceptance rate is 72%. Popular majors include Environmental Studies, Biology, and Business Administration and Management. Graduating 66% of students, Eckerd alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $30,600.
NCAA Division II (without football)
Sunshine State Conference
High School GPA
Early Decision/Early Action
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Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.57 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.64 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.64 responses
Most Popular Majors
Environmental Studies64 Graduates
Business Administration and Management46 Graduates
Marine Biology and Oceanography46 Graduates
Developmental and Child Psychology28 Graduates
International Business27 Graduates
Creative Writing17 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say they don't have Greek life.58 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.91 responses
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Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.32 responses
Eckerd College Reviews
The academics were strong at this school and the professors are great. The lack of graduate students, thus making professor interaction more accessible, and the winter term programs really drew me to this school. I was genuinely excited to attend and live at this school. However, my first year was a let down. I found it hard to socially adjust, being that a lot of students are white, self-proclaimed, rich hippies. I just didn't identify with them, and had a hard time feeling comfortable and making friends. The surrounding city was also a disappointment. There was nothing directly close to the school other than Walmart and the sewage treatment plant, so if you don't have a car, you're screwed. Once you did get off campus, everything was expensive and no one would hire me for a job. I transferred back to a school in my home state after this experience.
Great experiences, and great location! It is very expensive but definitely worth the money. You’ll meet great people and really get a chance to experience different kinds of people from all over the world.
A haven for anxiety, depression and societal pressure. Coming to Eckerd will ruin your mental health and social life. The campus is secluded in the middle of nowhere and smells like a dump 24/7 because they CHOSE to build the school next to a water treatment plant to save money. The school pretends to be liberal and activist types but are the actual people causing social injustice. This place lacks diversity in almost everyday you can think of. However, you may get lucky to meet one or two good professors and people but don’t bet on your luck :)