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Overall Niche Grade
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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 1,901 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.
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

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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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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
70%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.64 responses
67%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.64 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 43 responses
Report
  • Open minded
    42%
  • Liberal
    19%
  • Pothead
    14%
  • Free
    12%
  • Rich
    12%
  • Outgoing
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
99%
Poll
93%
of students say they don't have Greek life.58 responses
Poll
63%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.91 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 39 responses
Report
  • Open minded
    38%
  • Outside of the Box
    18%
  • Hippie
    15%
  • All of the above except problematic. Well mixed
    8%
  • For rich spoiled kids
    8%
  • Problematic
    5%
  • Home away from home
    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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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.
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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 :)