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Reviews 804 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: No complaints. Seems safe. I've never had an issue.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Professors at Eckerd love to see you succeed, and if you try for them they will do anything in their power to makes it so.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: They have an entire office just for jobs, current and future. You run into great networking opportunities even just being around campus.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: My school is literally the best school ever. It is perfect for me, which is why it has been my dream school since I heard about it. Now, my dream is a reality every. The teachers are great, the facilities are beautiful, the atmosphere is relaxed, and everyone is very friendly. It offers great opportunities everywhere you look. It really is a college that changes lives.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I haven't felt unsafe on campus yet. However there have been cases of crime. But they seem to be rare.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Overall, I've been really happy here. I love my professors, the classes are great and the other students are pretty cool too.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: I don't really do much with athletics, but we have a nice fitness center for everyone, a gym, an outdoor pool, a beach volleyball court, baseball/soccer fields, outdoor basketball court and tennis courts, and a 12 million dollar sailing center.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The school is awesome. The professors are amazing, they really care about their students and what they are teaching. It's like they're your friend. The kids are pretty nice too. While the school is generally very white and rich, there is no lack of open-mindedness. We are also very liberal. The campus is gorgeous, complete with our own beach and boathouse. Internet can be a little of a problem sometimes, but its manageable. Plus study abroad is very popular and good. My favorite thing about this school is that we don't have to wear shoes anywhere except the dinning halls. Food tho could be a lot better.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Due the liberal education that Eckerd College provides, it has the ability to open eyes to different topics. The first class that I was required to take called Human Experience, changed my view of the world. It challenged me to take on other perspectives than my own. I learned how to put myself in another person's shoes, which truly brought out my empathetic side. Thanks to Eckerd, I have transformed from an ignorant and naive student to a passionate an open-minded one.

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4 College Junior

Athletics: Fabulous teams. Too much emphasis on basketball

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: Only there this year. Best decicion of my life

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: It's definitely been a very interesting and much needed different experience from schools and environments I've had in the past.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I currently live in Sigma which is one of the "off campus" housing options. I like it for this year but next year I would love to be closer to everything else on campus. The people I've been placed in Sigma with are incredibly nice and I get along with the majority of them very well.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: Varsity sports do create crowds, however I don't hear about them nearly as often as I heard about sporting events in my high school. The sport that gets the biggest turn out is rugby which isn't actually a varsity sport.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The classes I've taken are geared towards my interests. They also do an incredible job at attempting to expand the students thinking and perspectives by having required classes that typically wouldn't go along with the required courses of whatever major the student declares. They also offer incredible experiences via the waterfront, and career as well as student services and government work incredibly hard at creating benefits for the students.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I love my dorm and the people in my complex! If you feel homesick, you have an RA who is always there for you. If you love to party everyday, you should consider living at Kappa.

4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: They have transportation for First Fridays which they take you downtown.

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4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Parties can be great if you follow the rules and respect the people at the parties.

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: We have a MOB to support all sports teams! This year teams have improved vey well!

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4 College Sophomore

Academics: Workload depends on the course, Everybody has a different time for registration so you might get your first choice classes.

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5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The first thing I made sure before coming to Eckerd was the security. The school has only one entrance and that makes me feel very safe. You will always receive alerts of weather and if something happens on-campus.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: All professors are different depending on the course that you are taking! Some of them can even become your favorite professors, others can be a little difficult to understand. Class styles also depends on the professor your get and class size is mostly lower than 40 depending also on the course you take.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Eckerd can give you great doors for careers in your degree. During your four years you can work with professors and career services for internships and working on campus. Career Services is very helpful and they are always there for you in helping with interviews and resumes.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Eckerd definitely has a certain type of student, but no matter what there's a ton to do, the faculty is great, and I love it here.

1 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Biggest mistake of my life. Most students are stuck up and on drugs - the jocks, and there are more every year, are the biggest users of all, like the golf and baseball teams. This place has really changed. Dozens of students get kicked out each semester, particularly if you are on scholarship

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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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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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