Eckerd College

880 reviews
  1. St. Petersburg, FL
  2. 4 Year
B+
Overall Niche Grade
  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 Ave S
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

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

Reviews

880 reviews
  • Excellent
    162
  • Very Good
    324
  • Average
    264
  • Poor
    84
  • Terrible
    46
Eckerd college is literally set up on a beach. Being a small liberal arts school (with a great emphasis on math and sciences) literally the farthest dorms, West Lodge and Sigma, are a 15 minute walk max from our waterfront and south beach. Typically, students will line up amongst the sea wall every evening to watch the sunset. That in itself is something to praise housing for.

West Lodge and Sigma are both renovated hotels and are dedicate primarily for Freshmen. Students each get two queen sized beds and private bathrooms, the only downside is how far it is away from campus but this is very minuscule compared to other massive campuses. Otherwise, the majority of dorms of traditional housing named after the greek alphabet. Although we do not have greek life, our sense of community is very strong. Over 80% of students stay on campus and this includes Juniors and Seniors, most of which stay in the two apartment complex houses Nu and Omega. Each dorm has it's own sense of community. Although they are not the nicest looking due to most of their renditions being hurricane proof, the dorms are spacious and open. It is very easy to make a home there.

Another very unique thing about Eckerd is that our dorms are specified for different themes. There are special dorms for gender neutral housing which means boys and girls can room together and it is LGTBQ friendly. There are also dorms dedicated purely to health and wellness (no smoking) and community service. Lastly, there are pet friendly dorms! Students can bring their cats and dogs! Yet, all dorms permit one small animal.

Freshmen are typically randomly selected into dorms based on a survey. This seems to depend on location. Some freshmen prefer dorms by the library, others to waterfront of cafeteria. No matter what though, everything is an easy bike ride or even walk away. Many of our students use longboards and skateboards.
  • College Freshman
  • May 25 2015
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.
  • College Sophomore
  • 5 months ago
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!
  • College Sophomore
  • 5 months ago