Eckerd College

4200 54th Ave S, Saint Petersburg, FL
4-year
Medium
Urban
Christian college

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Majors offered at Eckerd College

Biggest majors
Natural Resources Conservation and Research
Ecology, Evolution, Systematics, and Population Biology
Biology, General

Academics at Eckerd College

1080-1280
SAT Score Range
400
1600
Required with application
23-28
ACT Score Range
1
36
Required with application
Student Faculty Ratio
12 to 1
Selectivity
Less Selective (68% Acceptance Rate)
School type
Non-profit Private 4-year institution

Demographics for Eckerd College Students

Ethnicity BreakdownAsianBlackCaucasianHispanicMiddle EasternNative AmericanPacific Islander
Eckerd College Students5%17%69%18%1%2%1%
All Bold.org College Students11%21%37%25%2%2%1%
Gender breakdown
Eckerd College Students
87%
Male
Female
< 4% Gender nonconforming
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Common careers for Eckerd College students

Common Careers and Their Average Annual Salary

Human Resources (HR) Director90k
Executive Assistant75k
Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General)73k
Safety Specialist64k
Software Engineer62k
Senior Human Resources (HR) Generalist62k
Operations Manager49k
Based on 1,540 student responses
49.9kAvg. Early Career Pay
91kAvg. Mid-Career Pay
50%in High-Meaning careers
25%in STEM careers

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Student reviews of Eckerd College

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100% of students

Known for

Good work-study options
Beautiful campus
Awesome study spaces and libraries
Great internship and research opportunities
Accessible and helpful professors
Aidan Thomas
Beekeeping
Crocheting
Archery
Art + 3 others

4.0

WHAT I LIKED

While the dining experience leaves something to be desired, the other students make up for any other deficit. The social scene at Eckerd is not forced. No matter how shy or introverted you are, there are ways they gently bring you out of your shell. Dozens of campus organizations are just students who are students dedicated to inspiring change.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

The dining at Eckerd College is a little iffy and rather expensive for what you get.

4.0

WHAT I LIKED

I feel we have a great education at Eckerd College. As an exchange student, I never felt lost, I always had help and feel comfortable here.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

The cafeteria does not propose a big variety of food.

Beverly Papa
Sustainability
Public Relations
Public Policy

5.0

WHAT I LIKED

Eckerd has amazing professors that are passionate about what they teach. Every class is set up for you to succeed so that you understand the material and can apply it. The grounds are beautiful and have a large population of wildlife, and there is even a farm that supports the cafeteria.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

The dorms have a mold issue that the school is still addressing

Sydney Dandridge
Paddleboarding
Scuba Diving
Kayaking
Fishing + 3 others

5.0

WHAT I LIKED

Eckerd College provides a great learning environment with understanding professors, a diverse student community, and opportunities to work out in the field during designated class time. The hands-on opportunities offered here have helped me learn better and retain more knowledge about my desired major.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

At times the food can be inedible or unappetizing at the main cafeteria.

Cole Damon
Music
French
Japanese

4.0

WHAT I LIKED

The Marine Science courses are absolutely amazing. The Galbraith Marine Science Lab is directly on the waterfront, meaning that labs are often held on the beach or on the boat, which gives Eckerd Students many unique opportunities and experiences.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

The food is the number one thing I don't like about Eckerd. There isn't a 24-hour option for food, and when food is available it often doesn't accommodate for certain allergies or even lactose intolerance. The college also requires all Freshmen to pay for the meal plan, so if they don't make food that you can eat, you still have to pay them AND pay for food that you can actually eat.

Kaitlin Juarez
Movies And Film
Crocheting
Reading
Beach + 4 others

5.0

WHAT I LIKED

I choose to attend Eckerd College for multiple reasons. I love being at a smaller school because I feel very connected to the faculty and my professors. When I reach out to the school or my professors, I'm seen as a person and not just a number. The school's size also allows me to double major quite easily. Eckerd College also offers and encourages various semester-long and short-term study abroad opportunities for their studies. The campus community also encourages sustainability and environmental consciousness, which fit my values. Even though this private school comes with a high price tag, I believe that they offer their students multiple unique resources and opportunities. If you love water sports and the beach, this is the place for you!

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

The cafeteria has multiple options for different dietary needs, however, their variety of vegetarian/vegan meals isn't diverse enough. Furthermore, the quality of the cafeteria food isn't consistent. The school is also somewhat isolated from the local St. Petersburg community, so you have to drive to experience the local community.

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