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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    A
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    C+
Eckerd College is ...
Private not-for-profit, Presbyterian
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
72%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
1000-1210
ACT Range
22-28
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$33,486/ 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
    $23,155/ year
  • $30-48k
    $26,377/ year
  • $49-75k
    $28,086/ year
  • $76-110k
    $31,830/ year
  • $110k+
    $35,951/ year
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  • Simple, straightforward student loans with an easy application
  • Flexible repayment options, and strong borrower protections

Academics

Professors
B+
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
72%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.61 responses
67%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.61 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,901Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
7%
Pell Grant
19%
Varsity Athletes
10%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 40 responses
Report
  • Open minded
    45%
  • Liberal
    18%
  • Free
    13%
  • Pothead
    13%
  • Rich
    13%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
99%
Poll
93%
of students say they don't have Greek life.55 responses
Poll
63%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.88 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 36 responses
Report
  • Open minded
    42%
  • Outside of the Box
    19%
  • Hippie
    14%
  • All of the above except problematic. Well mixed
    8%
  • For rich spoiled kids
    6%
  • Problematic
    6%
  • Innovative
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$41,200/ 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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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.
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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.
The atmosphere, socially and academically, is amazing at Eckerd. I wouldn't change a thing! Longboarding to class barefoot and spending the afternoon tanning on the field or jumping off the pier are some of the things that make Camp Eckerd truly amazing.