Welcome to Eckerd College
This is a special place — and not just because of our spectacular mile-long waterfront on Florida’s Gulf Coast. We firmly believe that a liberal arts education is the best preparation for taking on the world. At Eckerd College, we are shaped by certain values — residential, global, spiritual, environmental and personal — that engender thought-provoking, imaginative, compassionate action. We guide our students on a four-year journey of discovery, with small classes, professor-mentors and a commitment to community service. Eckerd College President Donald R. Eastman III tells new students that their success is best measured by the contributions they will make to build a better world. Read more of his thoughts.