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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    A
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    C+
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 1,915 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Eckerd acceptance rate is 73%. Popular majors include Business, Environmental Science, and Biology. Graduating 70% of students, Eckerd alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $30,600.
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
Sunshine State Conference
Address
4200 54th Avenue South
St. Petersburg, FL 33711
Website

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

Acceptance Rate
73%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
1060-1260
ACT Range
23-29
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$33,918/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $28,190/ year
  • $30-48k
    $27,977/ year
  • $49-75k
    $26,942/ year
  • $76-110k
    $31,227/ year
  • $110k+
    $36,708/ year
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Academics

Professors
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.66 responses
67%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.66 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,915Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
20%
Varsity Athletes
10%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 45 responses
Report
  • Open minded
    42%
  • Liberal
    20%
  • Pothead
    13%
  • Free
    11%
  • Rich
    11%
  • Outgoing
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
99%
Poll
93%
of students say they don't have Greek life.60 responses
Poll
62%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.93 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 41 responses
Report
  • Open minded
    37%
  • Hippie
    17%
  • Outside of the Box
    17%
  • All of the above except problematic. Well mixed
    7%
  • For rich spoiled kids
    7%
  • Home away from home
    5%
  • Problematic
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$41,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
70%
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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This is my favorite place in the entire world. There is something for everyone here! If a beach and waterfront weren't enough for you, then add in an entire marine science and art building to sweeten the deal. People are always so friendly here and there is always someone to help you at every corner. The teachers are nice and personal and really do try to help you succeed.
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Eckerd College is an excellent learning facility. All staff and faculty are completely and absolutely devoted to their students. The peer mentor program is unlike any other and an excellent resource for all freshman students, having a peer mentor available to ask advice and questions has really benefitted me and improved my overall academic success. The college is dedicated to the safety and security of each and every one of their students. Student mental and physical health as well as their feelings of self-confidence and safety to be who they are is the most important thing to the Eckerd Administration. To any student considering Eckerd College, you should know you will receive not just an excellent education, but the attention, dedication and care for all faculty and staff that each and every student deserves.
Eckerd is everything I've ever asked for. The professors are passionate about what they're teaching and are very open-minded and understanding. I am the rare transgender students and I was welcomed with open arms even. I roomed where I felt comfortable. The campus is beautiful and the facilities are amazing. The students are great. The campus isn't very diverse, but I can tell that there are more people coming from different backgrounds. The advisors are amazing and want to help you succeed. I would recommend this college to anyone looking for rigorous coursework and an accepting community.