Eckerd College

4200 54th Ave S.ST, St. Petersburg, United States
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Overview of Eckerd College

About this school

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.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:1,957
    • Men:667 (34.1%)
    • Women:1,290 (65.9%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Eckerd College is 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

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
-
4
Mathematics
-
3
Science
-
3
Foreign Language
-
2
Social Studies
-
2
History
-
1
Academic Electives
-
3

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
March 15
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
Recommended
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
4200 54th Avenue South
City, State, Zip
St. Petersburg, FL  33711
Phone
(727) 864-8331
Fax
(727) 866-2304
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission 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
December 15

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

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

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
73% of 4,525 applicants were admitted
Women
75% of 2,966 applicants were admitted
Men
69% of 1,559 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
609 (19%) of 3,291 admitted students enrolled
Women
417 (19%) of 2,220 admitted students enrolled
Men
192 (18%) of 1,071 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.44
375 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
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SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
520-610 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
5%
• Score 600 - 700
26%
• Score 500 - 600
53%
• Score 400 - 500
15%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
540-650 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
7%
• Score 600 - 700
40%
• Score 500 - 600
48%
• Score 400 - 500
6%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
23-29 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
18%
• Score 24 - 29
50%
• Score 18 - 23
31%
• Score 12 - 17
1%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $43,044 (71.47554050014945%)
  • Room & Board: - $12,162 (20.19527747334861%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,350 (2.2417056889508817%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $3,666 (6.087476337551061%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Eckerd College accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning October 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 001487
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
466 (83.5%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
383 (82.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
383 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
179 (46.7%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
88%
Average Award
$35,564
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 383 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $25,760
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 328 (85.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,425
• Merit Based Gift
Not reported
Merit Based Gift
170 (30.5%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $16,285

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
1,316 (69.5%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
1,158 (88.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,158 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
550 (47.5%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
88%
Average Award
$36,810
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,155 (99.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $25,494
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,011 (87.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,436
• Merit Based Gift
Not reported
Merit Based Gift
607 (32.0%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $17,555

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
67%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$33,484
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
15.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


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

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Creative Writing, Music, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Children of Faculty/Staff, International Students, Local/State Students, Religious Affiliation

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,000

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


4-1-4

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Required

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


147

Part-Time Faculty


37

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


67%

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
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
# of Students

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
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
426,987

Computing


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 Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Eckerd College provides wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


81.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


63.3%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


69.5%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


70.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (38)


  • 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


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


No online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Biological/life sciences, Natural resources/environmental science, Business/marketing, Psychology

Online Degrees


Engineering

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Not reported

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


249,688

Nearest Metropolitan Area


188 acres

Environment


Suburban environment

Campus Size


Tampa

Weather


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

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
25 mile(s) from campus in Tampa
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 of College Housing


87% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


13%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
-
School Colors
-

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Golf
Sailing
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Golf
Sailing
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


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

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Eckerd College offers 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

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


1,909

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
1,957
Women
1,290
Men
667

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 2.6% Asian
  • 2.9% Black/African-American
  • 9.0% Hispanic/Latino
  • 3.5% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 80.7% White
  • 0.7% Unknown

International Students


4.5% from 42 countries

Average Age


21

Number of Graduate Students


Not reported

Student Resources

Study resources