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Study at Eckerd College

Eckerd College is a private, founded in 1958, is a four-year, liberal arts college located in St. Petersburg, Florida, United States. The campus is spread across an area of 188 acres. Eckerd College awards bachelor's degrees in diverse Course Topics which include chemistry, sociology, literature, and creative writing.

Eckerd College's athletics department sponsors several men's and women's sports teams. The college is a member of the Sunshine State Conference (NCAA Division II). They participate in sports like baseball, basketball, volleyball, golf, tennis, sailing, soccer, softball, and other sports. The sports teams of the college are nicknamed as the Tritons. Some of the notable alumni of the college are Dorothy Allison, writer; Bill Evers, bench coach of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays; and Steve Balboni, former New York Yankees.

Profile of Eckerd College

The main campus of Eckerd is in Saint Petersburg, FL (a medium-sized city). The school is a Presbyterian Church (USA) institution. Eckerd is a private, not-for-profit school. The school offers degrees up to the Bachelor's degree.

Course Topics

Eckerd offers a wide array of programs of study, compared to other schools of its size. The school students most commonly major in a field related to science, business and management, and conservation and resource management.

Eckerd Selectivity

Eckerd does not accept everyone who applies. In 2007, SAT verbal scores of half of students were 510 to 610. Three-fourths of students accepted in 2007 had SAT math scores of 500 or more.


Eckerd offers tenure to reward and retain some professors. Salaries for full-time faculty at the school are higher than most, allowing the school to afford quality teaching.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, Eckerd had 2, 544 enrolled students. A large number of students at the school are 40 years old or older.

Student Life

Many students are part-timers. Many students at the school live in campus housing. Eckerd makes available a lot of student housing. Student athletes at the school belong to the Sunshine State Conference for major sports.

Eckerd Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Business and Management186business management, international business, business, MIS, organizational behavior, human resources management, marketing
Liberal Arts145creative writing, political science, history, international relations, American studies, English, humanities, anthropology, . . .
Science63marine biology, biology, biochemistry, physics, chemistry, biological and biomedical sciences, biopsychology
Therapy and Counselling58child psychology, psychology
Conservation and Resource Management38environmental studies
Media12media studies
Fine Arts8fine arts
Religion and Philosophy6philosophy, religion
Art Studies5visual and performing arts, art studies
Medical administration5health care administration
Computer Science and Engineering4computer science
Drama and Performing Arts4drama
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy2sports and fitness management
Photography and Commercial Art1film studies
Family and Social Work1social service professions

Contact: Eckerd

Eckerd College

4200 54th Ave S

Saint Petersburg, FL 33711-4700

General Phone: (727) 867-1166


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