Recent Alumnus 2009-12-27T18:27:17Z
An Intimate Academic Environment – The professors are extremely dedicated and passionate. They are always willing to talk with a student on a one-on-one basis, and they will always know your name and make small talk. It is the kind of environment in which you really cannot hide from your professors. I have found the workload to be moderate.
Recent Alumnus 2009-12-24T02:52:23Z
There are great computer services at Eckerd. The library has a huge number of computers for students to use at any time.
Recent Alumnus 2009-12-23T01:28:18Z
Summer Year-Round – Beach weather all the time! I played on Kappa field in my bathing suit during exam week in December!
Recent Alumnus 2009-12-23T01:27:32Z
Kappa, Nu, Omega, or Bust – Off-campus parties are great, but if you're under 21, there's no nightlife off campus. On campus, check out Kappa, Nu, or Omega.
Recent Alumnus 2009-12-21T22:29:42Z
They Are Pretty Relaxed, Just Don't Cheat – Pledging honesty is a big deal. The school wants you to be empowered and feel obligated to monitor your own behavior and the behavior of others.
Recent Alumnus 2009-12-21T22:27:16Z
Keep Detailed Notes – At the end of the year they try to take as much money from you as possible, even if damage was there before. Then they don't fix it anyways.
Recent Alumnus 2009-12-21T22:26:03Z
Good Cheap Fast Food – There are many options: fast food, Subway, wings, etc.
Recent Alumnus 2009-12-21T18:41:05Z
Got lots of MONEY – The financial aid office has been good to me. I've received a decent amount of money, including a scholarship. However, I have heard that our school is no longer offering scholarships.
Recent Alumnus 2009-12-21T18:33:56Z
Health & Safety:
Fat guys on golf carts! Our school is very secluded, and although security is pretty laid-back, I've never had any problems and never felt unsafe.
Recent Alumnus 2009-12-21T18:32:29Z
Chill St. Petersburg – St. Petersburg has a lot to offer, great nightlife, and lots of local events. Eckerd is located near several beaches, including Ft. De Soto beach, which has been rated one of the top beaches in the US. We are right across the bridge from Tampa, a city with even more to offer than St Pete. St. Pete, however, has one of the highest populations of homeless people in the U.S.
Recent Alumnus 2009-12-21T04:33:38Z
On the Water – We have a whole fleet of boats and you can fish right off of the campus and that's pretty unique, I think. We also have a beach.
Recent Alumnus 2009-12-21T04:32:36Z
Pretty Good. Eckerd is a summer camp/resort/school. I like it because it's beautiful, very easy-going, and also a great place to get an education, if that's what you're into. It is right on the water, and that's really nice, and most people are friendly and you can go to class barefoot and nobody even notices.
Recent Alumnus 2009-12-21T04:30:30Z
I Don't Have a Car – I would say parking can be a pain, but I don't like there being so many cars, and I don't have one, so it doesn't bother me all that much.
Recent Alumnus 2009-12-21T04:09:35Z
Watch the Fuzz – Parking is packed during the week. Weekends are alright, but I would never want any more of the environment destroyed to make more parking lots!
Recent Alumnus 2009-12-21T04:03:36Z
Off Campus – It's decent. There are options close to campus in beautiful locations.
Recent Alumnus 2009-12-21T04:01:40Z
Everyone is very welcoming to all and open to new ideas and ways of thinking-very open-minded, liberal.
Recent Alumnus 2009-12-20T23:54:42Z
Lots of Internships Available – As a communications major, one of the most important things is being able to network. The career resources center at Eckerd offers plenty of internships for every semester and even during the summers. I was able to complete a lot of internships during my time at the school, which helped me learn more about the different aspects of the communications fields.
Recent Alumnus 2009-12-20T21:53:49Z
There are buses, but no one takes them. It's all about finding someone you know who has a car.
Recent Alumnus 2009-12-20T21:52:16Z
There's average strictness. It really depends on the RA you get and what dorm you live in.
Recent Alumnus 2009-12-20T21:48:10Z
Health & Safety:
Security on Campus – We have security guards, but they don't seem to do much, except for stopping kids from smoking in the dorms. However, I do feel safe on Eckerd's campus. It's a small campus and kind of private.
Recent Alumnus 2009-12-20T20:10:37Z
Lots of White People – There are a lot of white people. There are some black students too. But there's not anything else in terms of diversity though besides white and black.
Recent Alumnus 2009-12-20T20:07:26Z
Food Is Ok – The food is okay, a little bland, but it's fine.
Recent Alumnus 2009-12-20T18:38:37Z
No Greeks Allowed – There's no Greek life on campus. Our charter doesn't allow it.
Recent Alumnus 2009-12-20T18:37:14Z
Eckerd sports are not that popular. People support the soccer and basketball teams. The school tries to encourage students to go to games, but not that many people go. The local community embraces Eckerd sports; lots of old people are in the gym at ball games. Intramural sports are pretty fun. We've got all the standard sports plus kickball and dodgeball. There's no local facilities for the golf team though-bummer for them.
Recent Alumnus 2009-12-20T18:37:09Z
House Parties Are the Best – Students who are 21 and up go to bars mostly and club sometimes. House parties are the best. Hanging out in dorms with friends is usually what happens when no house parties are going on and no one wants to go out to bars or clubs. I'm very satisfied with the nightlife though-everyone makes the best of Eckerd.
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