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Eckerd College

St. Petersburg, FL 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate65%

About Eckerd College

Eckerd College is located on 188 acres of waterfront property in St. Petersburg, Florida. A private, coeducational, liberal arts college, Eckerd offers students with every background, belief and personality type a close and friendly community that values volunteer service, environmental activism, international learning, creative self-expression and academic excellence. Eckerd’s 1,970 students from 47 states and territories and 40 countries choose among 41 majors leading to a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts or Bachelor of Science degree. With outdoor laboratories in biology, marine science and environmental studies as well as an impressive array of intramural, club and intercollegiate sports and water recreation, Eckerd College teaches students to ThinkOutside.

Eckerd College is a private, religious college in the suburb of St. Petersburg, Florida. Eckerd College was founded in 1958 and enrolls 1,993 undergrads and no graduate students.

Eckerd College Acceptance Rate 2022

The acceptance rate at Eckerd College is 65%. Out of 5,548 applications received in 2022, 3,612 students were offered admission.

Eckerd College Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 65%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate 79%
Test Optional Yes
Applicants Submitting ACT scores 79%
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 29%

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Eckerd College is located in the town of St. Petersburg, Florida, near Tampa.

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College Info

Eckerd College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jul 25

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Eckerd College is Jul 25.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Eckerd College is Continuous processing.

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Eckerd College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1120 - 1293


Math SAT Range

538 - 630


Reading SAT Range

570 - 670

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

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1293 and Above


1120 to 1293


1120 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Eckerd College students is 1192. Applicants with SAT scores of 1293 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Eckerd College, while applicants with SAT scores between 1120 to 1293 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1120 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Eckerd College.

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Wondering what life at Eckerd College is like? There are approximately 1,993 students enrolled at Eckerd College. 97% percent of students attend school full-time, 21% percent are from FL and 79% percent of students are from other states.


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