Eckerd College

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Eckerd College, a liberal arts school, provides students a well rounded foundation in education by having a curriculum with a diverse range of subjects. This college is located in Saint Petersburg, FL, a predominately urban area. There are around two thousand students enrolled each year at Eckerd College.

A SAT or ACT exam may be required before applying to this institution. Scores in the range of 1010 (25th percentile) - 1230 (75th percentile) on the SAT and between 23 (25th percentile) - 28 (75th percentile) for the ACT exam is common among applicants admitted to this school. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the Eckerd College average GPA ranges from 3.28 to 3.52 for accepted students. Roughly 70% of all students which applied were accepted at Eckerd College, and from those that were granted acceptance about 19% continued on to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Eckerd College Acceptance Rate - Fall 2012


The overall acceptance rate for Eckerd College was reported as 71.0% in Fall 2012 with over 3,910 college applications submitted to Eckerd College. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • ACT Scores: 23 - 28
  • Average GPA: 3.28 - 3.52

How Hard Is It to Get into Eckerd College?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into Eckerd College, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Eckerd College has been staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2008-2009: 71.7%
  • 2009-2010: 71.5%
  • 2010-2011: 68.5%
  • 2011-2012: 68.5%
  • 2012-2013: 71.0%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 70.0%

How Does Eckerd College Compare?

This School
National Avg

The acceptance rate for Eckerd College is twenty-eight percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
University of South Florida-St. Petersburg44.0%
Clearwater Christian College70.1%
New College of Florida60.6%
Ringling College of Art and Design73.3%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2012)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Eckerd College (Fall 2012)

ACT®Score Range
English22 - 27
Math22 - 29
Composite Score23 - 28
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