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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
    A-
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    C
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
Sunshine State Conference
Address
4200 54th Avenue South
St. Petersburg, FL 33711
Website
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
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
73%
SAT Range
1060-1260
ACT Range
23-29
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$23,182/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
98%

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.69 responses
67%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.69 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,915Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
122
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 48 responses
Report
  • Open minded
    42%
  • Liberal
    21%
  • Pothead
    13%
  • Free
    10%
  • Rich
    10%
  • Diverse
    2%
  • 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
Report
  • 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%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $42,200/ 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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    Eckerd College has an amazing study abroad program. Most students go abroad at least 1 semester, and some do 2! But don't worry, if you don't feel like leaving the sunny beaches of Florida which are right down the street from campus, you can go on a winter term trip abroad for 3 weeks, or take a spring break trip abroad. Eckerd is generally small compared to other campuses, so friendships are very easy to make. The only only downside of living on campus in the traditional dorms, is that you are required to be on the meal plan all 4 years, unless you have a medical exemption. If you live in a suite or a community living style dorm however, you are not required to be on the meal plan. Eckerd friendships are not limited by which graduating class you are, which is one of the things I really like about the school.
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    If you’ve ever felt like you needed to grow out of your shell or take your life in your own hands Eckerd is for you! Besides the beautiful beachfront campus, you’ll learn what drives you. You’ll learn how to be a leader, how to make lasting relationships, and how to make your life outside of the box. It’s worth the investment!
    Im going to be honest here, Eckerd College is not for everyone.
    First, the pros. There are many opportunities to study abroad during Winter Term, and to participate in internships or research. The waterfront has supplies students can rent such as kayaks, sailboats, lifejackets, coolers, and tents. The waterfront is always putting on fun outdoors events. Most of the professors are extremely helpful and they genuinely care about the success of their students.
    Now for the cons. The campus is very isolated. You need a car to get to many of the surrounding areas. The public transportation systems in St.Pete are awful. The academics themselves are not rigorous unless you are in Marine Biology. Many students who go here are not very academically driven. Almost everybody smokes weed or does drugs. There is a big lack of diversity. I have only seen one professor of color. Lastly, the food options are limited and not very good.