B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  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
    A-
  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
73%
SAT Range
1010-1240
ACT Range
23-29
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
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Test Scores and GPA for Eckerd College

Cost

Net Price
$31,893/ year
National
$15,431
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $24,408/ year
  • $30-48k
    $25,004/ year
  • $49-75k
    $27,355/ year
  • $76-110k
    $30,358/ year
  • $110k+
    $34,788/ year

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
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.57 responses
68%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.57 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,895Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
9%
Pell Grant
20%
Varsity Athletes
11%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 36 responses
Report
  • Open minded
    44%
  • Liberal
    17%
  • Free
    14%
  • Pothead
    14%
  • Rich
    11%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
98%
Poll
94%
of students say they don't have Greek life.51 responses
Poll
62%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.84 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 32 responses
Report
  • Open minded
    47%
  • Hippie
    16%
  • Outside of the Box
    16%
  • All of the above except problematic. Well mixed
    6%
  • Problematic
    6%
  • For rich spoiled kids
    3%
  • Innovative
    3%

After Eckerd College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$40,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
66%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
88%
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 Reviews

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I absolutely love the college I go to! The professors are incredibly understanding and passionate about what they teach, and are willing to help students out whenever they are needed whether or not it's office hours or not. I also love how 98% of the students and staff and the college are 100% approachable and they are very kind and interesting to speak to. We also have a beach and swing sets to keep the child inside of us all alive, but my absolute favorite characteristic of this college is that they allow you to keep your pets on campus so you'll never have to be apart from your furry friend again! This college really caters to students' needs and if I had to do it all over again I would pick this college every time.
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Living on campus, once you go through the hell of the housing process (people), is quite lovely. The dorms aren't huge but they're always clean, people are generally friendly and quiet, dorms are priced well, both depending on the dorm you're in, and the beach is only a couple hundred feet away. The only issue is the housing people themselves. My college usually does a room draw, but due to an emergency and timing, I wasn't able to attend. When I told the head of housing, she was incredibly rude and I still don't know what room I'm supposed to be in!
Eckerd College more amazing people working there than you'd ever expect when first looking at the school. Having professors who really want to work with you and see you succeed seriously does make all the difference. The rowdy party scene also doesn't hurt my rating of the school, though the amount of sexual assaults which occur on-campus and are covered up by the school heavily encouraging men and women to not report to the police is....heavily concerning. The food also has a tendency to roll the stomachs of anyone who doesn't have iron organs, and what's worse, there's no 24/7 place to eat on campus. There are very strict meal times in the cafeteria, and the meal plan is absolutely enforced (if you look in the handbook, it says the only way to get off it is a medical note from the Dr.!) which extremely cost-inefficient when there are free weekly shuttles to Wal-Mart. Other than that, Eckerd's a great place, would highly recommend.