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Eckerd College

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

Eckerd College Admissions

The acceptance rate at Eckerd College is 65%. Last year, 5,548 students applied to Eckerd College and 3,612 were admitted.

If you are thinking about applying to Eckerd College, the deadline for Fall 2024 admissions is 7/25 and the application fee costs $50.

Students who submit their applications to Eckerd College for fall semester should hear back from Eckerd College by December 1.

Eckerd College Admissions Stats at a Glance

The following is an overiew of some of Eckerd College's admissions stats.

Eckerd College 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean SAT Score 1192
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 29%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 20%
Waitlist Yes

Eckerd College Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Eckerd College.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No
Early Decision II
Early Action Yes November 15 December 15
Regular Decision Yes 7 25 December 1

Applying Early to Eckerd College?

Eckerd College does not offer early decision but does offer early action.

🗓️ The Early Action deadline is November 15. Eckerd College will release EA admissions decisions no later than December 15.

Eckerd College accepts roughly 79% of early action applicants and 65% all applicants for all deadlines. Last year, Eckerd College admitted 2,31 of the 2,9 who applied early action.

Some students apply early in hopes that it will boost their chances of getting in. When you apply early, your application is considered before all the regular decision applicants apply. Applying early may increase the chance of acceptance, since it is a way to show that you are very interested in a school.

➡️ Find a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Eckerd College Admissions

Transferring to Eckerd College

For more information on transferring to Eckerd College, contact the school directly.

For Students Waitlisted to Eckerd College

Eckerd College has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What Does Eckerd College Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are are most important in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that prioritize the areas where you shine.

Admissions Factors at Eckerd College

What does Eckerd College consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Character/Personal Qualities Important
Application Essay Important
Extracurricular Activities Important
Interview Important
Recommendation(s) Important
Standardized Test Scores Important
Talent/Ability Important
Volunteer Work Important
Work Experience Important
Level of Applicant's Interest Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Class Rank Considered
First Generation Considered

Make sure to check with Eckerd College for more information on admission factors.

Eckerd College 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to Eckerd College, all applicants must submit the following items. Double check with Eckerd College's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Transcript(S) of College Record
Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)
Letter(s) of Recommendation 1
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Eckerd College?

Eckerd College has not provided an information about GPAs of accepted students. Any questions regarding applicant expectations should be addressed directly with the school.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Eckerd College is a test optional school. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2022, 29% of Eckerd College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 20% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Eckerd College?

To be competitive with other Eckerd College applicants, you should aim to score between 1120 and 1293 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Eckerd College 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1293 and 25% of scored lower than 1120, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Eckerd College student is 1192.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Eckerd College students scored 630 or higher and 75% of students scored 570 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Eckerd College students scored 670 or higher, and 75% scored a 570 or higher.

To be most competitive at Eckerd College, you should strive to earn between 23 and 29 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 29 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Eckerd College's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 29, and three out of four students scored lower than 29 on the ACT.

A 23 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Eckerd College students. Only one out of every four students scored below 23.

More Information on Transferring to Eckerd College

Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Eckerd College during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter Term

• Summer Term

Eckerd College Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Eckerd College?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Eckerd College.

Does Eckerd College accept transfer credits?

✅ Eckerd College accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions.

Do I have to submit test scores to Eckerd College?

❌ No, Eckerd College is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If you have higher than average scores, you should strongly consider submitting them. If your scores are average or below average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application.

What is Eckerd College's acceptance rate?

✅ Eckerd College has an acceptance rate of 65%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Eckerd College?

❌ Eckerd College does not offer early decision.

What is the early action acceptance rate at Eckerd College?

✅ The early action acceptance rate at Eckerd College was 79% in 2021.

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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.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

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

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

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.

Eckerd College GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

Not available

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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