Tuition & Fees

$46,096

$46,096

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

34%

male

66%

female

1

teacher

12

students

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Moderately Selective

67%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,268
Declined + 1,562
Total Received 4,830
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Private (nonprofit)

1,999

undergraduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Marine Science
  2. Environmental Studies
  3. Psychology
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Codes

SAT 5223
ACT 0731

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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 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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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.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 1,999
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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St. Petersburg, FL

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.

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
88%
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
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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
10%
600-699
49%
500-599
35%
400-499
6%
700-800
9%
600-699
31%
500-599
49%
400-499
11%
30-36
28%
24-29
39%
18-23
30%
12-17
3%
30-36
7%
24-29
49%
18-23
35%
12-17
9%
30-36
20%
24-29
50%
18-23
29%
12-17
1%

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

67%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,268
Declined + 1,562
Total Received 4,830

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
Vice President of Enrollment Management
P: 800 456-9009, extension 8331
F: 727 866-2304
admissions@eckerd.edu

Financial Aid

87%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$38,458

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $45,452
Room $6,814
Board $6,212
Additional fees $644
Books & supplies $1,350
Total $60,472
Average Financial Aid - $38,458
Total with Avg. Aid $22,014
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 727 864-8334
F: 727 864-2304
finaid@eckerd.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Patricia Watkins
Director, Financial Aid
watkinpe@eckerd.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
golf
sailing
soccer
softball
tennis
volleyball

Intramural/Recreational Sports

baseball, basketball, bowling, cricket, dodgeball, equestrian sports, field hockey, flag football, Frisbee golf, kayaking, kickball, kiteboarding, martial arts, sand volleyball, soccer, softball, surfing, swimming, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, wakeboarding

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Athletic Directors

Bob Fortosis (men's)
Athletic Director
email

Michelle Piantadosi (women's)
Swa/head Volleyball Coach
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Sunshine State Conference
Mascot
Triton
School colors
teal, black, navy, and white

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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Most Popular Majors

  1. Marine Science
  2. Environmental Studies
  3. Psychology

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Double majors
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Self-designed majors

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-veterinary science

1,999

total students

21%

in-state

79%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

100%

1,999
students

Female
66%
1,328

Male
34%
671

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

96%

1,939
students

Female
67%
1,292

Male
33%
647

4%

60
students

Female
60%
36

Male
40%
24

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Student Break-down

4%
Nonresident aliens
3%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
Hispanic/Latino
77%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

30%

Transfer applicants accepted

51%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.50
High school transcript Required 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 Required 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

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
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 40
Countries most often represented Germany
India
Italy
Mexico
Spain
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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