Eckerd College

St. Petersburg, FL

Eckerd College, founded in 1958, is a private college of liberal arts and sciences. Its 267-acre waterfront campus is located on Boca Ciega Bay in St. Petersburg, 25 miles from Tampa.

Website: www.eckerd.edu/

Private
Co-ed
1,999
Undergraduate
Students
(66.4%) 1,328 Women
(33.6%) 671 Men
Not reported
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
68% of 4,830 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.46
SAT Math
530-630 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
550-650 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
21-27 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$60,222
Tuition and Fees
$43,044
Room and Board
$12,162
Average Percent of Need Met
88%
Average Freshman Award
$37,381
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$37,896
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
4-1-4
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
151
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 15% of classes
10-19 students: 38% of classes
20-29 students: 40% of classes
30-39 students: 5% of classes
40-49 students: 2% of classes
50-99 students: 0% of classes
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Campus Life

St. Petersburg Population
249,688
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Tampa
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
88% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
 
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.6% Asian
3.0% Black/African-American
8.7% Hispanic/Latino
3.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
80.7% White
0.6% Unknown
International Students
4.2% from 42 countries
First-Year Students Returning
81.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
62.6%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English   4
Mathematics   3
Science   3
Foreign Language   2
Social Studies   2
History   1
Academic Electives   3

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required March 15
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only Recommended
SAT Essay Component Policy Accepted with or without essay component
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Not used
ACT: Not used

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
4200 54th Avenue South
City, State, Zip
St. Petersburg, FL 33711
Phone
(727) 864-8331
Fax
(727) 866-2304
E-mail
admissions@eckerd.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$40
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
November 15
Early Action Notification
Not reported

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
 
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
68% of 4,830 applicants were admitted
Women
70% of 3,244 applicants were admitted
Men
62% of 1,586 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
609 (19%) of 3,268 admitted students enrolled
Women
432 (19%) of 2,285 admitted students enrolled
Men
189 (19%) of 983 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
80% of 2,387 applicants were admitted
Students Offered Wait List
79
Students Accepting Wait List Position
19
Students Admitted From Wait List
0

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.46
3.75 and Above
20%
3.50 - 3.74
24%
3.25 - 3.49
23%
3.00 - 3.24
20%
2.50 - 2.99
13%
2.00 - 2.49
 

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
530-630 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
9%
Score of 600 - 700
31%
Score of 500 - 600
49%
Score of 400 - 500
11%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
550-650 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
10%
Score of 600 - 700
48%
Score of 500 - 600
35%
Score of 400 - 500
6%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
21-27 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
20%
Score of 24 - 29
50%
Score of 18 - 23
29%
Score of 12 - 17
1%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
 
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$60,222
Tuition and Fees
$43,044
Room and Board
$12,162
Books and Supplies
$1,350
Other Expenses
$3,666
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning October 15
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 001487
Free

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
497 (83.5%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
395 (82.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
395 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
68 (46.7%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
88%
Average Award
$37,381
Need-Based Gift
Received by 395 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $27,019
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 342 (85.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,430
Merit-Based Gift
Not reported
Merit-Based Gift
186 (30.5%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $17,455

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
1,347 (69.5%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
1,164 (86.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,164 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
219 (47.5%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
87%
Average Award
$38,458
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,161 (99.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $26,850
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,021 (87.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,360
Merit-Based Gift
Not reported
Merit-Based Gift
763 (32.0%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $17,765

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
64%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$37,896
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
14.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
College/university loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
Creative arts/performance scholarships

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Applied Art and Design, Creative Writing, Music, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
55
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children of Faculty/Staff, International Students, Local/State Students, Religious Affiliation
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,000
Academic Calendar System
4-1-4
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • 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
  • 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
  • Mathematics, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
  • Music, General
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Visual and Performing Arts, General
  • Women's Studies
Most Popular Disciplines
Biological/life sciences, Natural resources/environmental science, Psychology
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Engineering
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
No online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
151
Part-Time Faculty
29
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
74%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 15% of classes
10-19 students: 38% of classes
20-29 students: 40% of classes
30-39 students: 5% of classes
40-49 students: 2% of classes
50-99 students: 0% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 5% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 39% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 54% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 2% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
508,274
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
300
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Not Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Not reported

Master's Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


St. Petersburg Population
249,688
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Tampa
Campus Size
188 acres

Weather

Temperature
50 average low in January, 89.5 average high in September
Rain
127 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
8 mile(s) from campus in St. Petersburg
Nearest Train Station
10 mile(s) from campus in St. Petersburg

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Women only housing, coed housing
Students in College Housing
88% of all students
Housing Requirements
Freshmen are required to live on campus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
 
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
 
School Colors
 

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Golf x x x x
Sailing x   x  
Sand Volleyball x   x  
Soccer x x x x
Softball x x    
Tennis x x x x
Volleyball x x    
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Golf x x
Sailing x  
Sand Volleyball x  
Soccer x x
Softball x x
Tennis x x
Volleyball x x
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Golf x x
Sailing x  
Sand Volleyball x  
Soccer x x
Softball    
Tennis x x
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
baseball, basketball, bowling, sailing, softball, table tennis, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, marine science club, water search and rescue team, the current (student newspaper), a cappella vocal group, organization of students
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
Army ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
1,999
Women
1,328 (66.4%)
Men
671 (33.6%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
1,939
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.6% Asian
3.0% Black/African-American
8.7% Hispanic/Latino
3.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
80.7% White
0.6% Unknown
International Students.
4.2% from 42 countries
Average Age
21
All Graduate Students
Not reported

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
81.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
62.6%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
66.7%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
70.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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