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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.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 1,844
   Women 1,191 (64.6%)
   Men 653 (35.4%)
Graduate Students Not reported
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 72% of 4,603 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered Yes
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.41
SAT Math 543 average
500-590 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 550 average
500-620 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 25 average
22-28 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests   X    
Essay   X    
Extracurricular Activities   X    
Cost of Attendance $57,164
  Tuition and Fees $41,538
  Room and Board $11,336
Average Percent of Need Met 87%
Average Freshman Award $34,048
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System 4-1-4
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 115
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 14% of classes
10-19 students: 38% of classes
20-29 students: 42% of classes
30-39 students: 5% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
St. Petersburg Population 249,688
Nearest Metropolitan Area Tampa
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 97% of freshmen, 87% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division II
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.9% Asian
3.0% Black/African-American
8.7% Hispanic/Latino
3.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
81.5% White
0.8% Unknown
International Students 4.7% from 40 countries
First-Year Students Returning 81.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 61.0%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly Not reported