Eckerd College

St. Petersburg, FL

Eckerd College

St. Petersburg, FL

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Undergrad

Tuition & Fees

$46,096

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

33%

male

67%

female

1

teacher

12

students

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Moderately Selective

67%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,132
Declined 1,512
Total Received 4,644
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Private

2,007

undergraduate students

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Location

School Facts

Eckerd College, founded in 1958, is a private, 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.

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Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 2,007
Established in 1958
Coeducational Coeducational

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188-acre, suburban campus in St. Petersburg (population: 263,255), 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.

  • Metropolitan area: Tampa
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Tampa International

Eckerd College
4200 54th Avenue South
St. Petersburg
33711

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
87%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through freshman year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Women only housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • Marine Science Club
  • Water Search and Rescue Team
  • The Current (student newspaper)
  • A cappella Vocal Group
  • Organization of Students

Top Events

  • Festival of Hope
  • Kappa Carnival
  • Springtopia

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 US 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 74.
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Choral groups

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Student patrols
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
13%
600-699
41%
500-599
40%
400-499
4%
700-800
6%
600-699
30%
500-599
51%
400-499
11%
30-36
23%
24-29
49%
18-23
26%
12-17
0

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $40
School has early action program yes
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.5

Moderately Selective

67%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,132
Declined 1,512
Total Received 4,644

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
rigor of secondary school record

Important

extracurricular activities
level of applicant's interest
character/personal qualities
application essay
interview
recommendation(s)
talent/ability
standardized test scores
volunteer work
work experience

Considered

alumni/ae relation
first generation
class rank

Not Considered

geographical residence
racial/ethnic status
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency

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International Facts

Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language yes
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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Golf
Sailing
Sand volleyball
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball

Intramural Sports Men

Bowling, Table tennis

Intramural Sports Women

Bowling, Table tennis

Club Sports Men

Cheerleading, Field hockey, Football, Lacrosse, Rugby, Swimming and diving, Ultimate frisbee

Club Sports Women

Cheerleading, Fencing, Football, Lacrosse, Rugby, Swimming and diving, Ultimate frisbee

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division 2

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Ancient Studies/Civilization
Anthropology
Biochemistry
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Chemistry, General
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
Comparative Literature
Computer Science
Creative Writing
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
East Asian Studies
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
Environmental Studies
Film/Cinema/Video Studies
French Language and Literature
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other
History, General
Human Development and Family Studies, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
International Business/Trade/Commerce
International Relations and Affairs
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
Marine Sciences
Mathematics, General
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Music, General
Musical Theatre
Philosophy
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Religion/Religious Studies
Sociology
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Theatre/Theatre Arts Management
Visual and Performing Arts, General
Women's Studies
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Honors college
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC
  • Air force ROTC

2,007

total students

21%

in-state

79%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

100%

2,007
students

Female
67%
1,351

Male
33%
656

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

97%

1,958
students

Female
68%
1,321

Male
32%
637

3%

49
students

Female
62%
30

Male
38%
19

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 81%
Student 4 year graduation rate 60%
Student 5 year graduation rate 5%
Student 6 year graduation rate 1%

Student Break-down

3%
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
77%
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

48

Transfer students enrolled

2%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment yes
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests no
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Not reported

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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Counseling services

  • Group career
  • Individual career
  • Learning disability
  • Personal/Psychological

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Other career services
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Computer training or assistance
  • Health clinic
  • Library reserved study rooms
  • Women's center

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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