Character & Location
Located on 76 hectares of waterfront property, Eckerd College is a private, coeducational college of liberal arts and sciences with a diverse student body of 1,860 students from 47 states and 35 countries. With easy access to the city of St. Petersburg, students are able to use the city for internships in science, business and the arts. St. Petersburg boasts the best of large city living with arts/culture and commerce while staying safe and accessible.
Eckerd College is an innovative and forward-thinking institution that values a global perspective in its academic program. Eckerd has gained national recognition for programs in Environmental and Marine Sciences, Psychology, International Relations and Global Affairs and Business Administration. Eckerd students have the opportunity to engage in research that is typically available during Master’s-level studies at other universities.
The close student-professor relationship and small class size are important parts of the educational experience at Eckerd College. Professors do not just teach, but they also mentor students, assisting them in selecting their major areas of study and in planning the student’s academic schedule. The work of educating the next generation of informed, creative, and freethinking leaders is Eckerd’s highest goal.
Eckerd provides on-campus dormitories with full meal service for both men and women. They are small, housing no more than 32 students each, modern and air-conditioned. These residence halls feature single and double rooms with private baths, television, telephone and Internet access. More than 80% of the student body lives on campus, including all freshman. Eckerd can also assist students with alternative housing.