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.
- 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.69 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.69 responses
Environmental Science64 Graduates
Marine Biology and Oceanography46 Graduates
Developmental and Child Psychology28 Graduates
International Business27 Graduates
Creative Writing17 Graduates
Spanish Language and Literature13 Graduates
- of students say they don't have Greek life.63 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.96 responses
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.32 responses
Eckerd College Reviews
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.