Eckerd College is on a 188-acre campus in the suburban setting of St. Petersburg, Florida, not far from Tampa.
Eckerd College has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to join – including chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.
Interested in Greek life? Eckerd College does not have fraternities or sororities.
Eckerd College has the Marine Science Club. In fact, more students participate in the 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 traditions are Festival of Hope, Kappa Carnival and Springtopia.
This table offers information on housing at Eckerd College.
|On-Campus Housing||Yes||Required for freshman|
|Guaranteed Housing||Yes||Priortiy given to freshman|
|Co-ed Housing Available||Yes|
|Housing for Students with Disabilities||Yes|
|Percentage of Students Living On-Campus||––||83%|
|Spots Available in On-Campus Housing||––|
|Number of Students Living On-Campus||––|
|Percentage of Students Living Off-Campus||––||17%|
Eckerd College offers housing. Students are required to live on campus through freshman year. First year students are given priority for on-campus housing.
The majority of Eckerd College students live on campus. In 2022, 83% of undergrads at Eckerd College lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 17% 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.
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 university, funding, and competition 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||Men's Intramural||Women's Intramural||Men's Division||Women's Division||Men's Scholarships||Women's Scholarships|
|Basketball||√||√||NCAA Division 2||NCAA Division 2||√||√|
|Golf||√||√||NCAA Division 2||NCAA Division 2||√||√|
|Soccer||√||√||NCAA Division 2||NCAA Division 2||√||√|
|Tennis||√||√||NCAA Division 2||NCAA Division 2||√||√|
|Sailing||√||√||Intercollegiate Sport||Intercollegiate Sport|
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.
Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit Eckerd College, take Interstate 275 to St. Petersburg, FL. If you need to fly, book your flight to Tampa International airport.
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