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 1090 (25th percentile) - 1280 (75th percentile) on the SAT and between 23 (25th percentile) - 29 (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 3.57 for accepted students. Roughly 70% of all students which applied were accepted at Eckerd College, and from those that were granted acceptance about 17% continued on to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Eckerd College Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Eckerd College was reported as 67.4% in Fall 2020 with over 4,640 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 - 29
  • Average GPA: 3.28 - 3.57

How Hard Is It to Get into Eckerd College?

Applicant Selectivity: High

Eckerd College has a very competitive selection process for applicants, where most students accepted have a higher than average high school GPA and scored in the top percentiles on standardized tests like the SAT or ACT exam.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2024 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2024-2025 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Eckerd College has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 72.1%
  • 2017-2018: 72.7%
  • 2018-2019: 67.7%
  • 2019-2020: 67.4%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2024-2025: 64.2%

How Does Eckerd College Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Eckerd College is nineteen percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
University of South Florida-St. Petersburg27.4%
New College of Florida73.1%
Ringling College of Art and Design63.9%
Florida College75.3%

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 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Eckerd College (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading560 - 650
Math530 - 630
Total Score1090 - 1280
ACT®Score Range
English22 - 30
Math21 - 26
Composite Score23 - 29
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