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at Eckerd College

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Eckerd College

4200 54th Avenue South
St. Petersburg , FL  33711    Map it

School web site Knowdlege-Base-ELS-host-institution-globe-icon         https://www.eckerd.edu/

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Institution Type

Baccalaureate College

Degrees offered


Campus Character:


Nearest ELS Center(s):

St. Petersburg, FL

ELS Level Required:

  • Bachelor: 112
Enrollment Total Undergraduate  Graduate International
1999 1999   77

Student Life:

* Organized student activities include events such as the Spring Ball, movies, comedians, hypnotists, concerts and trips to area theme parks * Athletic sports teams for men (Sailing, Basketball, Baseball, Golf, Soccer and Tennis) and women (Basketball, Soccer, Sand Volleyball, Softball, Golf and Tennis) * NCAA Division II * Intramural sports programs in flag football, volleyball, soccer, rugby, lacrosse, basketball and softball * The Eckerd College Waterfront Program, one of the most comprehensive collegiate programs in the U. S., include the Wallace Boathouse, an Activities Center, multiple docks and a boat ramp. * Eckerd College is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and is featured among 40 U.S. colleges in the book, Colleges That Change Lives


U.S NEWS AND WORLD REPORT : [ Year: 2020, Rank: 140 ] "National Liberal Arts Colleges"
PRINCETON REVIEW : [ Year: 2019, Rank: - ] Among the "Best 384 Colleges"
U.S NEWS AND WORLD REPORT : [ Year: 2019, Rank: 135 ] "National Liberal Arts Colleges"
U.S NEWS AND WORLD REPORT : [ Year: 2016, Rank: - ] Among the “Top National Liberal Arts Colleges"
FISKE GUIDE TO COLLEGES : [ Year: 2015, Rank: - ] Among one of the Best Business, Environmental Studies and International Studies programs
FISKE GUIDE TO COLLEGES : [ Year: 2015, Rank: - ] Among the "Top Schools in Enviromental Studies"
FISKE GUIDE TO COLLEGES : [ Year: 2015, Rank: - ] Among the "Top Schools in International Studies"
FORBES MAGAZINE : [ Year: 2015, Rank: - ] Among "America's Top Colleges"
PRINCETON REVIEW : [ Year: 2015, Rank: - ] Among "Great Schools for Communications Undergraduate majors"
PRINCETON REVIEW : [ Year: 2015, Rank: - ] Among the "Great Schools for Environmental Studies Undergraduate majors"
WASHINGTON MONTHLY : [ Year: 2015, Rank: 153 ] “Top National Liberal Arts Colleges”
PAYSCALE ROI RANKINGS : [ Year: 2014, Rank: 39 ] "College Education Return on Investment Rankings for Liberal Arts Schools"
U.S NEWS AND WORLD REPORT : [ Year: 2014, Rank: 141 ] National Liberal Arts Colleges
FORBES MAGAZINE : [ Year: 2013, Rank: 75 ] "America's Top Colleges in the South"

Admissions & Academic Information

Academic Calendar

  • 4-1-4

Study Opportunities

  • University offers college credit for ELS completion.
  • University offers Concurrent Enrollment.

Admission Requirements


  • Application(s) (Completed, Signed and Dated).
  • Official Transcript(s) with grade scale legend and English translation: one sealed envelope and one unsealed envelope for UAS review.
    Freshman App purposes only PDF copies emailed directly from school official considered official.
  • Graduation Certificate/Diploma if not part of transcript
    For Transfer students only. Freshmen do not need to submit it for application purposes.
  • Professional Transcript Evaluation 
    -   Course by Course evaluation required for transfer applicants.
    -   Acceptable providers:
    * AACRAO* Joseph Silny* WES* Evaluation Service, Inc.* Educational Perspectives
  • Current, official certified bank statement issued within the last 6 months with the bearer's name in English and the balance in US currency or Scholarship letter
    Average annual cost: $56,502
  • Affidavit of financial support signed by person whose name is on bank statement
  • Statement of Purpose, Essay or Writing Sample 
  • Letter(s) of Recommendation
    1 envelope(s) signed, sealed and labeled in English with student's name and recommender's name(s)
  • Proof of English Proficiency for regular admission
  • Accepts scans/photocopies of all Application documents
    Originals should be submitted at metrication
  • Age Requirement
    Minimum Age is 17 years old
  • SAT or ACT scores are not required for international students; if taken, students may submit these scores for consideration.

  • Letter(s) of Recommendation
    0 envelope(s) signed, sealed and labeled in English with student's name and recommender's name(s)

Housing & Cost Information

On Campus Housing

  • Undergraduate: Housing is available


Eckerd offers housing for 4 years with full meal plans for both men and women. Freshmen are required to live on campus during their first year. Residence halls feature single, double, and triple rooms with private or shared baths. More than 88% of the student body lives on campus. Eckerd can also assist transfer students with alternative housing. Off Campus Housing: Prior to Full Admission/Matriculation

Character & Location

Located on 76 hectares of waterfront property, Eckerd College is a private, coeducational college of liberal arts and sciences with a diverse student body of 1,800 students from 47 states and 45 countries. With easy access to the city of St. Petersburg, students are able to use the city for internships in science, business and the arts. St. Petersburg boasts the best of large city living with arts/culture and commerce while staying safe and accessible.

Eckerd College is an innovative and forward-thinking institution that values a global perspective in its academic program. Eckerd has gained national recognition for programs in Environmental and Marine Sciences, Psychology, International Relations and Global Affairs and Business Administration. Eckerd students have the opportunity to engage in research that is typically available during Master's-level studies at other universities.

The close student-professor relationship and small class size are important parts of the educational experience at Eckerd College. Professors do not just teach, but they also mentor students, assisting them in selecting their major areas of study and in planning the student's academic schedule. The work of educating the next generation of informed, creative, and freethinking leaders is Eckerd's highest goal.

Average Temperatures
Low (winter): 61°F/16°C
High (summer): 82°F/28°C

Annual Costs

  • Tuition : Bachelor - US $45452
  • Housing: Bachelor - US $6814
  • Meals : Bachelor - US $6212


International Students

Undergraduate: Up to $20,000: Scholarships are merit-based and are granted to admitted international students with strong academic backgrounds. The determination is made at the point of admission. (2019-2020)

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