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.62 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.62 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.56 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.89 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
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.
Choosing Eckerd was one of the best decisions I've ever made! Eckerd has changed my life tremendously, in a way I could never have imagined. I have made incredible friends and been exposed to amazing opportunities. Eckerd truly lives up to its reputation of one the top 40 colleges that change lives.
I came and still go to Eckerd for two reasons. The academics are strong and personal with great professors, and the study abroad programs are well done and easily accessible. As a double major, the workload is very manageable. The mentoring program is excellent and I am very close with my professor mentor, but it is what you make of it. I also plan on studying abroad multiple times, which is only possible at Eckerd compared to regular institutions. Otherwise, the students who attend are self-proclaimed hippies with too much money and weed. There are gems within the community, I love my friends that I have, but the majority of the student population are as described above. The food and housing are mediocre at best, and the party scene is insane and not at all fun. St. Pete kinda sucks and is extremely segregated, and the downtown is just expensive. For the amount of money I am spending, I'm disappointed that the campus life is not up to par with the academics.