- The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others. Mahatma Gandhi
Graduate from the Eckerd College
Eckerd College is a private institution that was founded in 1958. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,789, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 188 acres. It utilizes a 4-1-4-based academic calendar. Eckerd College's ranking in the 2017 edition of Best Colleges is National Liberal Arts Colleges, 122. Its tuition and fees are $41,538 (2016-17).
Located in the city of St. Petersburg, Florida, the waterfront campus of Eckerd College overlooks Boca Ciega Bay on the western coast of the state. Eckerd College offers about 40 undergraduate majors and does not have master's degree courses. Through the Eckerd College Program for Experienced Learners, working adults can earn bachelor's degrees by taking courses online and at times that fit around their busy schedules. The program also allows adult learners to take entire courses in eight weeks by meeting once a week for five hours in the evening or on weekends.
Students at Eckerd can stay busy outside of the classroom by exploring the International Cinema Series and various art exhibitions, theater performances, poetry slams, writing workshops and guest lectures. Much of recreational life at Eckerd College is based on its waterfront location. That ocean theme includes the name of its varsity sports teams, the Tritons, which compete in the NCAA Division II Sunshine State Conference. Students can also get involved in the Eckerd College Search and Rescue Team (EC-SAR), which works closely with the U.S. Coast Guard and responds to distress calls in the area.