Saint Petersburg, FL
Eckerd College


76 Ratings

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Recent Reviews

Chloe
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Eckerd is a very welcoming school. Incoming freshman (and transfer) students partake in Autumn Term during August, where only...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Eckerd is a very welcoming school. Incoming freshman (and transfer) students partake in Autumn Term during August, where only new students are on campus. Everyone takes one class during that term. This term is extremely helpful for adjusting to college life. There are always activities happening on campus, so it is not hard to get involved! Lots of clubs for your typical interests and niche ones, too. The campus itself is BEAUTIFUL. It is on the beach. It has a waterfront with tons of activities like kayaking and paddleboarding. Housing is very good! Most stay on campus all 4 years because it is so nice. The dining facilities are great. Tons of options including healthy foods. There were different options everyday and a salad bar. Class size is good. Around 20-30 people per class, and good professor relations. Overall, I think it is a great schoool, and I am happy to say that I am getting my degree from Eckerd.

Baileigh
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I visited Eckerd College last week and stayed for a pre college Marine Biology experience. It was very nice getting to experi...

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I visited Eckerd College last week and stayed for a pre college Marine Biology experience. It was very nice getting to experience the college before actually getting to go there. The camp counselors, who are students there were very nice and encouraging. The food was ok, considering that it was summer and it probably does get better during the school year. Overall though I loved the campus especially the marine biology building and the activities we did.

Trinity
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Eckerd is a place for everyone to fit in. Big, small, Marine science major to scientific illustration, There is something for...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Eckerd is a place for everyone to fit in. Big, small, Marine science major to scientific illustration, There is something for everyone, and if there is not, you have every opportunity to build your own major or minor. A D2 school, our sports compete at high levels and train with vigor, you'll never see an athlete who isn't passionate about their sport but also their studies. The school offers hundreds of volunteer opportunities and gives students a chance to get off campus with its waterfront program. We have two response groups on campus, Eckerd college Emergency response team (EC-ERT) and Eckerd College Search and Rescue (EC-SAR). one works for the campus community and one works with the general boating public. If you like water and are looking for a fantastic education. Eckerd is the place to go and get involved.

MaKenzie
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This is the only school I applied to. I absolutely adored this school, but things are changing here in a bad way. Eckerd is l...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

This is the only school I applied to. I absolutely adored this school, but things are changing here in a bad way. Eckerd is lowering and making it more difficult to get financial aid, we are a small enough school that they not only don't count the residential half of campus as a residence, but because of this they can get away with looser fire codes- not that Eckerd would give a damn about that anyway, since they just pay the fees instead of fixing the fact that all the dorms are infested with roaches and the AC is broken half the time. This year my car has been vandalized twice, and when I asked campus safety about it the basically were just like 'this happens every year, we can't do anything'- just from my personal knowledge, over 30 cars have been vandalized this year, including two of my roommates. Wouldn't that be a good indicator to put some cameras up? Or have better patrols? Not to mention the fact that literally anyone can stroll onto campus because if you don't stop at the security check point there's not exactly anyone to stop you or go looking for you. I have tried so hard to love the place my school has become, but honestly I'm taking summer courses just to get out of here faster. If you can still afford to go here by the time you read this, kudos to you. If I had written this review my Freshman or Sophomore year it would be shining, because this school used to be so great. The community was impeccable, there was not a single moment I felt unsafe, I fully embraced the optional shoes policy. Now I spent my weekend picking up after Glassholes and making sure my dog doesn't accidentally eat anybody's chewing gum on the ground. Oh, and let's not forget to mention the fact that half the buildings are falling apart, or that the appliances that are in some of the dorms take so long to get fixed that you might as well just buy it yourself and eat the bill instead of leaving a towel under the fridge door all year so you don't walk into a wet apartment every day. And don't even get me started on all the stupid hoops you have to jump through just to volunteer or to get your writing portfolio done correctly- both of which are required for graduation. There are so many things that need to be fixed here- it'll be great in ten, fifteen years maybe. But don't come here- they're shoving three people in what was a maybe two person dorm my freshman and sophomore years. They're accepting too many people because they have become greedy, and our "President" Mr. Eastman is so obsessed with making the 'pretty' that he tore down posters that were put up for student elections before elections were finished! And while he "Fully approves of our green initiatives" he still illegally trims the palm trees, spends more on landscaping than should be in any sort of budget, but couldn't care less about giving us a campus medical facility that actually keeps appointment times, or even properly diagnoses students. Whatever you've read, whatever you've seen, please understand that I love this school. This is such a wonderful place to learn and to discover new things about yourself, but it needs work and it's going to be a shitshow in the mean time.

Marya
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I traveled across the country for this school, having never even visited the campus because I couldn't afford the plane ticke...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I traveled across the country for this school, having never even visited the campus because I couldn't afford the plane ticket, but as soon as I came to campus it just made sense. This is where I was supposed to be, the water surrounding the school on three sides is amazing, the classes are engaging as well as challenging, and the students (some may be eccentric) but open-minded and kind.

Kailey
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I love the college. It is a loving and great place to be. It can feel like there is just a bubble around the community and th...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I love the college. It is a loving and great place to be. It can feel like there is just a bubble around the community and the outside world is just there and separate. I love it so much and I am so glad I found it.

Julia
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I love the school. I've met some great people, the staff is great and always willing to help when you need it. Theres always ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I love the school. I've met some great people, the staff is great and always willing to help when you need it. Theres always things to partake in such as clubs and events. Everyone is really accepting and friendly. Most importantly you feel welcome by most people, students and staff on campus.

Aspen
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This college has went above and beyond in regards to education, safety, and always making the students feel comfortable and s...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

This college has went above and beyond in regards to education, safety, and always making the students feel comfortable and safe. Eckerd offers a wide variety of clubs, organizations, and recreational activities. they encourage you to get involved in the community and help one another. this is hands down the best liberal arts school for unique and independent individuals!

Miranda
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Great school. Great location right on the water. Undergraduate school only so labs and attention given to all students not j...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Great school. Great location right on the water. Undergraduate school only so labs and attention given to all students not just graduate students. There are a lot of clubs, activities, opportunities and strong community service. Winter term offers large number of international experiences.

Liza
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Eckerd is a very unorthodox college. With a beach on campus, an active waterfront, and the acceptance of pets on campus, this...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Eckerd is a very unorthodox college. With a beach on campus, an active waterfront, and the acceptance of pets on campus, this small college is a unique one. For anyone considering a major in Marine Science or Environmental Studies, this is definitely the place to be! Eckerd is known for having the nicest students and an active party life. However, if you're looking for a more serious education where you can engage in educated conversations with other people outside of class, this is probably not the best choice.

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  • Enrollment
  • 2,046
  • Tuition & Fees
  • $41,538
  • Acceptance rate
  • 72%

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