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Reviews 839 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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4 College Senior

Health & Safety: The campus I was on had no issues

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: Eckerd has a very respectable association with all their degrees

3 College Senior

Greek Life: Did not pay much attention to fraternities as I am much too old for that

3 College Senior

Athletics: I did not pay much attention to sports at school

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: I have had a great experience with the PEL program at Eckerd College, I have learned a great deal and the professors are very interested in helping students succeed,

1 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: RAPE HAPPENS ALL THE TIME AND NO ONE CARES. SOBER. RAPE.

4 people found this useful Report
1 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Dont go here, they really don't care about sexual assault and will make your life hell

2 people found this useful Report
2 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: the buildings are old and my rapist broke into my room

1 person found this useful Report
1 College Sophomore

Athletics: rugby is the only good sport

1 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: This school has repeated, REPORTED cases of rape on campus and refuses to take legal action and instead forces the students to evacuate campus or take medical leave. There are no resources for mental health regarding sexual assault, and it isn't taken seriously considering the president thinks it is due to alcohol.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Health & Safety: Campus safety works hard, however they don't ever get up from their golf carts. Crime is never really an issue, and neither is sexual assault. We have absolutely stellar student run health services that provide almost instant response time to anyone in need.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: The smallness of the classes provides for the most intimate relationships between professors, students, and their peers. Individual attention can be given to those in need, which provides for a true, communal atmosphere on the Eckerd campus.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I am very confident that I will receive employment after I graduate due to the various alumni networks (which are growing each year), and opportunities made possible by our career services here on campus.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: Living on campus is what almost every Eckerd student does. The on campus housing that is provided by the school is quite stellar, the social atmosphere is great and the campus is stunning. The only issue is that sometimes people tend to get trapped on campus, which is not always a bad thing.

1 College Junior

Greek Life: We do not have greek life. I am now just writing words to fill up the required minimum text.

3 College Junior

Athletics: Eckerd Athletics is beginning to pick up, however I would not describe Eckerd as a major hub for athletes to come and be as big of a deal as they once thought they were at their previous schools. All of the students and athletes get along very well, there is almost no major difference between the two groups.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: My experience thus far has been, as cliche as it sounds, absolutely life changing. I've had the chance to live in an adverse, yet open-minded, environment where I've encountered many mistakes but even more successes. As a double major in International Business and International Relations I've been personally and academically challenged to explore areas of academia that I had not even considered before. There have been many professors here at Eckerd who have inspired me to excel beyond my initial beliefs and who have mentored me to walk the right path to be the person I hope to be. Eckerd changes lives in the greatest ways that one could think of. I more than recommend a prospective student to at-least visit this campus so that they might have a similar opportunity to the one myself, and many other students have had before me.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Student

Health & Safety: I feel safe on campus no matter what time it is. I sometimes go for walks at 3 AM if I can't sleep and have never encountered any issue

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Student

Overall Experience: Professors know your name, accept your personality, and they're excited to teach you.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Student

Overall Experience: Eckerd's sciences are very well-known regionally, especially marine and environmental sciences. With connections made from your professors and an internship and some study abroad experiences, you're golden as science major. Other majors such as lit, women's studies, stuff like that is where prospects get choppy but that's like most colleges.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Student

Campus Housing: Housing ranges from average to good. Nothing's awful but none of the housing options are amazing either.

3 College Student

Athletics: We have a gym and all, but athletics aren't super focused on here.

4 College Student

Overall Experience: I used to go to University of Tampa. Although Eckerd is only about 25 minutes away, it could not be more different. People here are relaxed, open-minded, and motivated. Great study abroad opportunities that about 60% of students partake in. University of Tampa was preppy, growing too fast, and professors were impersonal and out of reach. Here, professors literally call you on the phone at 10 pm if you email them with a problem or urgent question. I love it.

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I don't feel unsafe on campus. We look out for each other. we do campaigns to spread awareness and how we can prevent things like this from happening. They have support for you if you need to talk to anyone.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Courses are engaging and fun. The professors have a lot of office hours witch are convenient. They are very approachable and want students to ask questions and visit them. I've had lunch with two of my professors so far and i hope to continue the tradition. They are so nice and they have a lot of knowledge. I learn a lot from them.

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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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