About Eckerd

Eckerd College campus photograph



Student body population: 1850

Male/Female Ratio of the student body: 41% (male) 59% (female)

Intended Majors of 2012 Incoming Students (Top choices):
Marine Science, Biology, Environmental Studies, Psychology, Business Administration, International Relations and Global Affairs, Pre-Med, International Business, Human Development, Communication

Top 10 Majors of 2012 Graduates:
Marine Science, Environmental Studies, Biology, Human Development, International Business, Psychology, Communication, Management, Business Administration, Political Science

Number of majors offered: 38

Student/Faculty Ratio: 13:1

Average class size: 20

Faculty w/Terminal degrees: 95%

Tuition = $35,620
Room + Board = $9,846
Student Fees = $306
Total = $45,772

Percent of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 96%

Average Aid Package: $23,400/year

Freshman acceptance rate: 71%

SAT and ACT range for middle 50% of the freshman class:
1010 - 1220 (SAT I)
Avg: 1121
23 - 28 (ACT)
Avg: 25

GPA = 3.3
Rank = Top 29%

Number of STATES Represented: 47

Number of COUNTRIES Represented: 35

Florida Residents: 19%

Average Distance the student body travels from home: 998 miles

Percent of Students living ON campus: 81%

Percent of Students that return for Sophomore year: 81%

Percent of all Eckerd graduates who obtain graduate degrees: 35%

Athletics: NCAA Division II, Sunshine State Conference

Fast Facts

1,850 residential students
700 PEL students
188 acres of waterfront 
39 majors 
95% of faculty hold terminal degree

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Eckerd College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees. Learn more.

Student Outcomes

Students Graduating

Our Outcomes brochure illustrates the success our graduates enjoy with an Eckerd education.