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Eckerd College Student Life

Eckerd College is on a 188-acre campus in a suburban setting in St. Petersburg, Florida, not far from Tampa. Eckerd College has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to participate in – chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

Eckerd College does not have fraternities or sororities.

Eckerd College has a thriving Marine Science Club. In fact, more students participate in Marine Science Club than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at Eckerd College include Water Search and Rescue Team, The Current (student newspaper), A cappella Vocal Group and Organization of Students.

Eckerd College students' favorite campus events are Festival of Hope, Kappa Carnival and Springtopia.

Does Eckerd College Offer Student Housing?

Eckerd College offers housing. Students are required to live on campus through freshman year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.

The majority of Eckerd College students live on campus. In 2021, 74% of undergrads at Eckerd College lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 26% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Eckerd College. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

Eckerd College offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.

Eckerd College Athletics

At Eckerd College there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.

Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the unversity, funding, and compention level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.

Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.

Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.

Let's take a look at the athletic options available at Eckerd College:

Sport Mens Intramural Womens Intramural Mens Division Womens Division Mens Scholarships Womens Scholarships
Golf Club Teams Club Teams NCAA Division 2 NCAA Division 2
Soccer Club Teams Club Teams NCAA Division 2 NCAA Division 2
Tennis Club Teams Club Teams NCAA Division 2 NCAA Division 2
Basketball NCAA Division 2 NCAA Division 2
Sailing Intercollegiate Sport Intercollegiate Sport

Safety at Eckerd College

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

Eckerd College is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Eckerd College campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night. Dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards so that students can feel confident that they are safe in on-campus housing.

Plan a Visit to Eckerd College

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit to Eckerd College, take Interstate 275 to St. Petersburg, FL. If you need to fly, book your flight to Tampa International airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in Florida you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

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Eckerd College Students

69%

Women

31%

Men

97%

Full Time

3%

Part Time

23%

In State

77%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

77%

10%

5%

3%

3%

2%

0.44%

0.16%

0.11%

Undergraduate Students

1,822

Non-Resident / International Students

62

Eckerd College Campus Services

Student Services
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  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Women's Center
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Veterans Affairs
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Career Planning
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Alumni Networking
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 ESL
Campus Security
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Late-Night Transport / Escort
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Emergency Phone / Alarm
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Security Patrol

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

1,822

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

69%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$47,704

Out-of-State

$47,704

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Jul 25
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