Eckerd College Summary

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Basic Statistics

Location
St. Petersburg, FL
Website
www.eckerd.edu
Full-Time Undergrads
2,064
Part-Time Undergrads
273
Setting
Mid-sized city
In-State Tuition
$35,926
Out-of-State Tuition
$35,926
Room & Board
$9,846
Acceptance Rate
69 %
Admission Difficulty
Average
Average SAT Scores
1505–1830
Average ACT Scores
22–28

Best ThingsMore . . .

  • Waterfront on campus!
  • The Palm Hammocks and hammocks on the beach
  • The beach on campus
  • View from Omega balconies

Worst ThingsMore . . .

  • Limited dining hours
  • Not enough single rooms on campus
  • CafĂ© food is always terrible by the end of the semester
  • Nightlife can get repetitive

Frequently ComparedCompare . . .

Overall ExperienceWhat's This?

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.

Eckerd Student Reviews

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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

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