Eckerd College

At Eckerd, a coeducational college of liberal arts and sciences located on 188 acres in St. Petersburg, Florida, we take advantage of our spectacular mile of campus waterfront along the Gulf of Mexico for outdoor laboratories in biology, marine science and environmental studies as well as for an array of intramural, club and intercollegiate sports and water recreation. Offerings in the arts and humanities inspire creativity and foster critical thinking and self-awareness. Founded in 1958, Eckerd College (formerly Florida Presbyterian College) is one of 40 schools featured in Colleges That Change Lives and was one of the youngest institutions ever granted a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. The only private national liberal arts college in Florida, Eckerd has 1,800 students from 48 states and 40 countries in its residential program. A proud signer of the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment, Eckerd is dedicated to minimizing its operational footprint and maximizing sustainable practices. Eckerd's Community Garden contributes to our "Eat Local" initiative, and our Yellow Community Bike program is designed to increase bicycle use on campus and decrease car traffic. In addition to being "green," Eckerd students are service-oriented, volunteering more than 70,000 hours annually in the local community and around the globe.Eckerd's innovative 4-1-4 calendar gives students the opportunity to study abroad during the January Winter Term or semester-long programs. Nearly 85 percent of our graduates have spent at least one term overseas, some of them at our London Study Centre, in operation since the 1960s. And 88 percent of our traditionally aged students live on campus.Lifelong learning programs also abound here, such as the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Eckerd College, the Road Scholar program and the Academy of Senior Professionals at Eckerd College (ASPEC). ASPEC draws distinguished persons who have retired from the fields our students aspire to enter. We venture together in the Eckerd experience to think beyond the conventional questions, methods and solutions. At Eckerd College, we ThinkOUTside.

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Private, Coed 1958 Presbyterian Church (USA) 4-1-4 $51.3 million 4200 54th Avenue S, St. Petersburg, FL 33711 (727) 867-1166
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48 100.0 Florida St. Petersburg 385