Eckerd College


Highest Degree Offered: Bachelors

College Type: Private

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Academic Calendar: Four-one-four

State: Florida


Eckerd College is a private liberal arts college that sits on a 188-acre waterfront campus in St. Petersburg, Florida. The college takes full advantage of its location -- both marine science and environmental studies are popular among students. Eckerd students come from 45 states and 35 countries, and a majority of them participate in study abroad. For its strengths in the liberal arts and sciences, Eckerd was awarded a chapter of the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. Eckerd is also one of the 40 schools to appear in Loren Pope's well regarded book, Colleges That Change Lives
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Most Popular Majors

Business Administration, Child Psychology, Communication Studies, Environmental Studies, Marine Biology

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 2508
Total Grad Students:
Undergraduate Students: 2508
Faculty: 112

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 22:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 22:1

Percent Male: 39%
Percent Female: 61%

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Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 63%

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 69%

Transfer-Out Rate

Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

Contact Information

4200 54th Ave
Saint Petersburg Florida 33711


Main Email:

Main Phone: 727-867-1166

Additional Campuses:

Admissions Contact:
Gwen Hacker
(727) 864-8845

Transfer Services Contact:

International Admissions Contact:

Athletics Contact:
Dr. Bob Fortosis
Director, Athletics
(727) 864-8252

Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

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Minimum GPA for Applying:
Eckerd has a minimum GPA requirement of 2.50 (on a 4.0 scale)

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
In order for a course to be considered for transfer to Eckerd College, you must have earned a C or higher.

Credits (Min/Max):
The maximum number of credits that may be transferred to Eckerd is 63. You must complete 63 credits at Eckerd to earn a bachelors degree.

Test Scores for Applying:
You must submit official ACT/SAT test scores if you have finished less than 2 full-time terms at a college or university.

Letters of Recommendation Required:
Eckerd required a letter of recommendation from a college professor or teaching assistant. Also, you must submit a letter of good standing form your previously attended institution.

Essay(s) required:
The submission of a personal essay that addresses important college experiences and your reason for seeking transfer to Eckerd is required.

Application Fee:
There is a $35 nonrefundable application fee.

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Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Composite 22 28
English 21 26
Math 22 28
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Critical Reading 510 620
Math 500 610

Standardized Testing Notes:

Transfer Statistics

Transfers Applied: 336

Transfers Accepted: 161

Transfer Percentage Accepted: 48%

Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 68%

Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: -20%

Admissions Data From: Fall 2009


Books: 1200

Other Expenses: 3090

Room and Board: 9652

Tuition and Fees: 34546

Total Cost: 48488

Note on Costs:

Costs Data From: 2011-12

Financial Aid

General Financial Aid Information:
Transfer applicants are eligible for renewable merit-based scholarships ranging from $5,000 to $10,000 annually. Transfer students who will be entering Fall Term are also eligible for Eckerd's Artistic Achievement award.

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Average Amount of Aid – Grants:

Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 7063

Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 94%

Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 92%

Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 74%

Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010

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