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Eckerd College

Overview
Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1958
Affiliation: Presbyterian
Academic calendar: 4-1-4
Undergraduate student body: 1,845
Environment: Suburban
Endowment: $20,441,090
Admissions Address

4200 54th Avenue S
St. Petersburg, FL 33711

Website

http://www.eckerd.edu

Admissions E-mail

admissions@eckerd.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.3
Send application by: Rolling
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: John F. Sullivan
Admissions office telephone: (727) 864-8331
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: Rolling
Decision sent by:  
Accept offer by: May 1 (or within 2 weeks if notified thereafter)
Early decision
Not offered  
Early action
Not offered  
Application fee: $35
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? Yes
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: Yes
Tuition deposit: $400 (Refundable by May 1)
Room deposit: N/A
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Required
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 N/A
Mathematics 3 4
Science 3 4
Lab 2 3
Foreign language 2 3
Social studies 2 N/A
History 1 2
Academic electives 3 N/A
Total academic units 18 22


*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 

Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: March 15
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: March 15
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Considered
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Important
Application essay: Important
Recommendation: Important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Important
Extracurricular activities: Important
Talent/ability: Important
Character/personal qualities: Important
First generation: Considered
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Considered
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: Considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 72%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 72%
Total applicants: 2,774
Total acceptances: 2,006
Total freshman enrollment: 546
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.


 

Male applicants: 1,153
Male acceptances: 778
Male freshman enrollment: 229
 
Female applicants: 1,621
Female acceptances: 1,228
Female freshman enrollment: 317
Out-of-state freshmen: 77%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: 26
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: 11


 

2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 17%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 47%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 85%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 47%
Average high school GPA: 3.3
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 98%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 88%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 500 - 610
Math: 500 - 620
Combined: 1000 - 1230


 

Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 6.0% 4.0%
600-699 26.0% 27.0%
500-599 44.0% 47.0%
400-499 22.0% 21.0%
300-399 2.0% 1.0%
200-299 0.0% 0.0%


 

First-year students submitting ACT scores: 38%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 21 - 28
Math: 20 - 26
Composite: 22 - 27


 

Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 9.0% 16.0% 5.0%
24-29 50.0% 45.0% 44.0%
18-23 36.0% 34.0% 40.0%
12-17 5.0% 5.0% 11.0%
6-11 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Below 6 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%

 



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