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Tuition & Fees

$40,020

$40,020

not including room and board

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Moderately Selective

76%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,028
Declined + 935
Total Received 3,963
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undergraduateRatios

39%

61%

male

female

1  :  12

teacher

students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Marine Science
  2. Environmental Studies
  3. Psychology
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School Facts

Eckerd, founded in 1958, is a church-affiliated college of liberal arts and sciences. Its 188-acre campus is located on Boca Ciega Bay in St. Petersburg, 25 miles from Tampa.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 1,815
Established in 1958
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Presbyterian
Accredited by •  SACS (Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

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Codes

SAT 5223
ACT 0731

Social Networks

Private (nonprofit)

1,815

undergraduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
6%
600-699
31%
500-599
43%
400-499
18%
300-399
2%
200-299
0
700-800
2%
600-699
31%
500-599
45%
400-499
22%
300-399
0
200-299
0
30-36
23%
24-29
40%
18-23
34%
12-17
3%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
9%
24-29
51%
18-23
32%
12-17
8%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
14%
24-29
56%
18-23
28%
12-17
2%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
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St. Petersburg, FL

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Fun Facts

  • Eckerd College was one of the first pet-friendly campuses, with over 300 pets reported living in their four pet-friendly dorms.
  • Eckerd College has its own Search and Rescue Team that works closely with the U.S. Coast Guard and other state and local agencies. The student team provides maritime assistance to the boaters of Tampa Bay, responding to over 500 calls a year.
  • Eckerd College has more Hollings Scholars than any other college or university in the country, with 46.
  • 150: the number of free, community yellow bikes Eckerd College has available for students, faculty, and staff to use to get around campus.

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St. Petersburg, FL

188-acre, suburban campus in St. Petersburg (population: 246,541), 25 miles from Tampa. Served by air, bus, and train; major airport serves Tampa. School operates transportation to intercollegiate sporting events. Public transportation serves campus.

Eckerd College
4200 54th Avenue South
St. Petersburg, FL 33711

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
85%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
99%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
6%
600-699
31%
500-599
43%
400-499
18%
300-399
2%
200-299
0
700-800
2%
600-699
31%
500-599
45%
400-499
22%
300-399
0
200-299
0
30-36
23%
24-29
40%
18-23
34%
12-17
3%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
9%
24-29
51%
18-23
32%
12-17
8%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
14%
24-29
56%
18-23
28%
12-17
2%
6-11
0
Below 6
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee $40
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline
School has early decision program no
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline November 15
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

76%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,028
Declined + 935
Total Received 3,963

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record

Important

Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Interview
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Standardized test scores

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Class rank
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

John F. Sullivan
Dean of Admissions
P: 727 864-8331
F: 727 866-2304
admissions@eckerd.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $1,557,858
State $1,103,761
Institutional $19,314,642
Other external $398,741
Total $22,375,002

Non-need-based

Federal $0
State $464,873
Institutional $10,548,771
Other external $349,738
Total $11,363,382

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
golf
sailing
soccer
softball
tennis
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Sunshine State Conference (Division II)
Mascot
Triton
School colors
teal, black, navy, and white
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
American Studies
Ancient Studies
Anthropology
Biochemistry
Biology
Business Administration
Chemistry
Communications
Comparative Literature
Computer Science
Creative Writing
East Asian Studies
Economics
Environmental Studies
Film Studies
French
Geosciences
History
Human Development
Humanities
Interdisciplinary Arts
International Business
International Relations/Global Affairs
International Studies
Literature
Management
Marine Science
Mathematics
Music
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Religious Studies
Sociology
Spanish
Theatre
Visual Art
Women's/Gender Studies
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Undergraduate

100%

1,815
students

Female
61%
1,110

Male
39%
705

Graduate

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

97%

1,776
students

Female
62%
1,089

Male
38%
687

undergraduatePart-time

3%

39
students

Female
54%
21

Male
46%
18

Student Break-down

4%
Nonresident aliens
2%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
Hispanic/Latino
79%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

52%

Transfer applicants accepted

51%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.50
High school transcript Recommended of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Recommended of All
Standardized test scores Recommended of Some
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Winter: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

63

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

63

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious

Remedial services offered

Not Reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

95%

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 40
Countries most often represented Brazil
Canada
Mexico
Switzerland
Venezuela
The United Kingdom
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
International student center
Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Admissions Office
International Student Contact
727 864-8331
internationaladmissions@eckerd.edu

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