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4 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: Of course there are rules about drugs and alcohol, but they have an amnesty program that allows you to report something or call for help if someone has had too much without getting in trouble. They also allow any visitors on campus and even overnight as long as you register them with Safety.

College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I've never lived off campus

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Campus Safety is well-known for its laziness, but most of them are very nice, and the campus is always safe. I've never been truly worried about my own safety on campus, even when I walk around alone at night.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Living on campus is the best. Almost everyone does it because it's so convenient, a ton of fun, and safe, especially for partiers. There are pet dorms which allow you to have certain pets like cats and dogs, and the upperclassmen dorms are pretty nice, and have great views.

5 College Sophomore

Nightlife: Eckerd is a huge party school. Kappa parties every weekend, and tons of themed parties year round. Everybody is tons of fun, and they really love glitter. and hula hoops. totally hippie, but the parties get wild.

5 College Sophomore

Scholarships: So easy to get, and they give a really great amount. They even have an appeal process for lowered tuition if you have unusually high medical expenses for the year, which is what I'm applying for now.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: I don't have an internship, but I work for my professor and it's great. A lot of professors hire their students so that they can have extra money, and half the time my professor just tells me to do my homework while I'm on the clock.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: So easy, Eckerd really is a simple admissions progress, they don't require anything extra or strange.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: nice selection of restaurants downtown

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College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: most people live on campus, you miss out on a lot off campus

College Junior

Greek Life: there is no greek life

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: some of the dorms are run down

3 College Junior

Campus Dining: wish there was healthier options

5 College Junior

Scholarships: easy to get good scholarships

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5 College Junior

Majors: can easily switch majors unless you are marine science

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4 College Junior

Majors: wish there was more internship opportunities

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: Easy application process, rolling admission so you don't have to wait long

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3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Though the health center can be really complicated, it's something on campus to go instead of a clinic off campus. Campus crime is very low and campus safety does their very best to help people.

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3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Eckerd Grants are easy to deal with and range from the smallest amount to the largest, but there are also scholarships to deal with some majors and are small but also have a big impact.

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5 College Sophomore

Academics: There are a variety of majors and minors available for you to pursue, leading to many possible options to pick from. Your professors are always there to help you with homework and projects and have very good office hours. Your mentor as well is very helpful when it comes down to picking classes and pursuing your major.

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4 College Sophomore

Academics: My major offers an abundant amount of classes, some with hours that are way out of my schedule and others that are perfect. The workload amongst all majors is even, but those who are more towards biology have a bit more of a heavier workload due to labs.

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: The most average restaurants and fast food places (i.e mcdonalds, subway, dunkin' donuts, burger king, taco bell etc) are the closest and sometimes it's nice to get off campus for food after eating at the caf or pub all week. The nicer restaurants (i.e burger joints, olive garden, applebees etc) are a bit of a further commute, but still worth the travel.

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4 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Eckerd is in a great locations, 10 minutes from St. Pete beach, 15 from the city of St. Pete, and 30 minutes from Tampa. There is a lot to do in downtown St. Pete. There are so many places to eat and lots of museums/art galleries or music venues. There is the Saturday Morning Market that everyone loves which sells fresh local fruit and other foods. I still have so much to see and explore in St. Pete after only being there for one year.

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5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Campus security does everything it can to prevent crime or assaults on campus. The front gate is monitored 24 hours a day and security patrols campus regularly. With Eckerd being such a small campus, it is easy to secure it and prevent these things from happening.

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You WANT to Study Here You WANT to Study Here The Eckerd College library is a small two-story library with a very modern and efficient draw. This is a spot where you'll often run into 60 percent of the people you know on campus. It's a popular place to study, chat, meet with groups, and relax (some even nap here.) There's plenty of places to study, including a screened-in patio, comfy armchairs, and various study rooms to vie for.
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Elise Luce
Hometown
Los Alamos, N.M./Decatur, Ga.
Major
Environmental Studies
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Eckerd is a really unique school with hundreds of quirky and charming dimensions, but it’s not for everyone. For some, the school is too small, offers limited major options, and has a somewhat repetitive social scene that can make Eckerd fell less like paradise and more like a very, very small tide pool. But for those who continue on at the College for all four years, there are some great memories to be had and life-long connections with both peers and professors to be made. Profiled in the book “Colleges That Change Lives,” Eckerd is a school with a lot of potential, opportunities, and amazing experiences, but it is up to you to get involved and craft your own experience for the next four years of your lives.

However, there’s no arguing that the faculty is amazing, the level of interaction is great, and the location is paradise. Eckerd is one of those schools where the world is at your fingertips—students can do everything from participate in a spring break service project overseas to work at the waterfront. There are countless varied activities to help students get involved in all aspects of campus life from academics to international aid or club sports, and there is a slew of support from peers, professors, and alumni to help make your dreams into a reality. Plus, all of this in a setting where the sun sets over your backyard and a walk along the water brings just one more dolphin sighting! For most, it’s hard to believe Eckerd is a college and not just perpetual summer.

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