Trust us, you won’t want to miss this.

Ease into college life with Autumn Term, our three-week orientation. Live on our waterfront campus with 1,800 active, open-minded students from around the country and the world. Map out a plan for the next four years with the help of your own personal faculty mentor.

Two female students and one male student survey on South Beach with Geoscience and Marine Science Professor Laura Wetzel.

We give you
the world

Imagine studying the ocean from a 134-foot brigantine. Or watching fireworks on Chinese New Year from a rooftop in Shanghai. Or shopping the colorful stalls of London’s Covent Garden Market on your way home.

Green world map with blue dots indicating where our students have studied abroad


Choose from 300+ study
abroad destinations
offered every year.

Students enjoying campus life

Bare feet.
And brains.

More NOAA Hollings scholars than any other college in the country. Period.

Students sitting at South Beach with a dog

Home Sweet Beach

There’s no rush — it will be this beautiful tomorrow, too.

Eckerd’s waterfront campus sits on the Gulf peninsula of Florida’s west coast. Students live in one of nine traditional and two apartment-style residence halls, some with views of the water. We even have pet-friendly housing.


St. Petersburg, FL, has an average year-round temperature of 74° (23°C)

Colleges That Change Lives book cover

One of only 40 colleges
that change lives

We’re proud to be one of them.

Former New York Times Editor Loren Pope sifted through thousands of U.S. colleges and universities to pick just 40. See why he picked us.