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Colleges That Change LivesColleges That Change Lives | More info

One of just 40 colleges and universities featured in the book Colleges That Change Lives.

"... at Eckerd, the commitment to student growth is so significant, faculty invest not just in students' academic learning but also in the development of them as whole people. The value of this kind of investment cannot be understated. It is life-changing."

Phi Betta KappaPhi Beta Kappa | Visit Phi Beta Kappa Site
In 2003, Eckerd College became one of only 270 colleges to be awarded a Phi Beta Kappa chapter in the society's 226-year history. Other honorary societies include: Alpha Kappa Delta, Delta Phi Alpha, Omicron Delta Epsilon, Omicron Delta Kappa, Pi Mu Epsilon, Sigma Delta Pi, and Sigma Xi.

National Survey of Student EngagementNational Survey of Student Engagement | More info
Eckerd College has performed consistently well in NSSE over the years. The 2010 report continues this record with Eckerd ranking higher than selected similar schools on all of the benchmarks with 99% of responding seniors having performed community service or volunteer work during their tenure at Eckerd and 67% of seniors having studied abroad as part of their Eckerd experience.

Fiske Guide to CollegesStrength in Business, Environmental Studies and International Studies | More info
Eckerd College has been included in the Fiske Guide to Colleges 2013 and was recognized in the Guide for Preprofessionals for its "unusual strength in business," and on two lists Fiske defines as "today's hottest interdisciplinary majors: environmental studies and international studies."

Open Doors - Report on International Educational ExchangeOpen Doors - Report on International Education | More info
According to the Institute of International Education's Open Doors 2011 Report on International Educational Exchange, Eckerd College ranks #10 among baccalaureate institutions sending students to study abroad for a short-term duration, #20 among the top 40 baccalaureate institutions sending total number of students to study abroad, and #40 among the top 40 baccalaureate institutions by undergraduate participation. For the second consecutive year, Eckerd College is the only Florida baccalaureate institution on all three lists.

Princeton ReviewPrinceton Review Best 379 Colleges: 2015 Edition | More info
Eckerd College is one of the nation's best institutions for undergraduate education according to The Princeton Review. In addition, Eckerd is one of 135 schools named in the "Best Southeastern Colleges" section of its website feature, "2015 Best Colleges: Region by Region."

Princeton ReviewIncluded in The Princeton Review’s Guide to 332 Green Colleges 2014 | More info
Eckerd College demonstrates a strong commitment to sustainability in their academic offerings, campus infrastructure, activities and career preparation according to The Princeton Review.

The Chronicle of Higher Education's 2011 Great Colleges to Work ForThe Chronicle of Higher Education's 2011 Great Colleges to Work For | More info
Eckerd College has been named to The Chronicle of Higher Education's 2011 Great Colleges to Work For program.

Institutions of Excellence in the First College YearInstitution of Excellence in the First College Year | More info
Eckerd College was named one of thirteen "Institutions of Excellence in the First College Year" in the book Achieving and Sustaining Institutional Excellence for the First Year of College.

Financial Times and BusinessWeek Ranks CCL Top 5Top 5 Worldwide | Leadership Development Institute
The Center for Creative Leadership (CCL®) ranked No. 4 overall in the 2014 Financial Times worldwide survey of executive education. CCL has earned a Top 10 ranking for 13 consecutive years and remains the only institution among 75 in the survey that specializes in leadership education and research.

Only national private liberal arts college in FloridaEckerd College is the only national private liberal arts college in Florida.

4-1-4 calendar4-1-4 Calendar | Learn about studying abroad
Known for innovation, Eckerd was the first college to establish the highly-emulated unique academic " 4-1-4 " calendar: fall semester, one-month winter term, and spring semester; and the first college to establish Autumn Term: a special three-week orientation for freshmen only.

Eckerd College Search and RescueEC-SAR | More info
Eckerd College Search and Rescue (EC-SAR) responds to more than 500 maritime distress calls every year, often cooperating with the U.S. Coast Guard, 911, Fish and Wildlife, Fire Rescue and Emergency Medical Services.

Sustainability at Eckerd CollegeSustainability at Eckerd | More info
Eckerd's commitment to the environment has led us to develop positive environmental landscape practices; a Yellow Bike program designed to increase bicycle use on campus and decrease automobile traffic; a student run recycling program; a popular Environmental Studies major and an Environmental Film Festival; and a host of other sustainable practices. Learn more.

NOAAThe No. 1 producer of Hollings Scholars in the country with more than 55 students being awarded since the inception of the program in 2005 by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

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