College Junior 2013-07-18T16:35:25Z
I am not sure if there is much off-campus housing at the Tampa campus. It is a very busy street so it might be somewhat expensive.
College Junior 2013-07-18T16:26:09Z
There are a few vending machines inside the building. There is also a small kitchen with a refrigerator, microwave, and coffee machine for students to use. There are places to eat around the campus and a mall 5 minutes away.
College Junior 2013-07-18T16:16:12Z
Eckerd College main campus is off the beach. Beautiful sites everywhere and anywhere around this campus. The Tampa PEL location is very busy. There are plenty of places to eat and a couple of malls near by. The Tampa campus is very friendly and private. The staff is very helpful and always available. The environment is very comfortable.
College Junior 2013-07-13T17:32:25Z
There is a good amount of parking and everything is pretty close on this relatively small campus. You will hear complaints from students about their "far" walks from cars to class or dorms, but inreality it would be much worse at a large campus. There needs to be more parking built in order for school growth
College Junior 2013-07-13T17:27:40Z
There is not a great financial aid system at Eckerd, unless there is a great effort made to get real help. They do tend to give out scholarships, but they are not enough for the cost of schooling.
College Junior 2013-07-13T17:24:14Z
Eckerd has a very open campus for students. There is a gym outdoor basketball courts and a turf field, a pool, beach area, numerous outdoor grills and fire pits. The campus is full of Florida flora and fauna. There is a TON of green space. Shoes are not necessary while on campus, in fact most students don't wear them to classes. There are parties weekly and many student clubs and engagements readily accessible to attendees. It's a great little Eckerd bubble.
College Junior 2013-07-13T17:18:13Z
There are several labs that are available for student use, however; these may be locked after class hours and the computers available in the library can be hard to come by during finals week. The allotment given for printing is adequate and internet is available almost everywhere on campus, but it is drastically slower in some areas. Bringing your own computer is the best bet, but a personal printer is not necessary unless you plan to print lots of color images.
College Junior 2013-07-13T04:38:00Z
Maybe the only thing Eckerd takes seriously is the academics. The professors care and are knowledgable.
College Junior 2013-07-13T04:36:59Z
The food around St. Pete is fine. There's a fair amount of fast food by Eckerd.
College Junior 2013-07-13T04:34:47Z
Eckerd dining is subpar at best. There aren't many options, and the only options all suck.
College Junior 2013-07-13T04:33:43Z
Diversity? What's that? Someone once asked me where the diversity was and I told them, it's all on the sports teams.
College Junior 2013-07-13T04:31:47Z
Eckerd sports just barely pass as sports. I can describe the scene in one word: pathetic.
College Junior 2013-07-12T01:27:04Z
Courses are very challenging but their are a lot of resources if you have problems.
College Junior 2013-07-10T18:23:37Z
Health & Safety:
I have never felt unsafe on Eckerd Colleges campus
College Freshman 2013-07-08T22:48:22Z
Eckerd is very diversed with people from other countries. They accept many international students. Although, there is an impeckable amount of caucasians...
College Freshman 2013-07-08T22:34:11Z
I am going to be a freshman this year, but from visiting campus there aren't too many locations to park. Some of the dorms have parking, the offices, and by the sailing and sports centers... That's about it. Mostly good for cycling around or using a scooter. Freshmen are allowed to use cars their first year because they have many people who commute.
College Freshman 2013-07-08T22:27:11Z
There is a pub available on campus, but strictly enforced to sell to those who are legal.
College Sophomore 2013-07-02T00:31:18Z
Eckerd is not strict at all. Most classes say that you must go to every lecture but that is no problem. For alcohol as long as you don't bring glass bottles or cups around you are fine. Solo cups are your friend. You just have to be smart about it. You can't be too loud in your room or the RAs will come and when they see the alcohol that is mostly how they wrote you up.
College Sophomore 2013-07-02T00:07:46Z
I'm only a sophomore but from what I've seen from older students they don't have trouble finding jobs.
I don't have any career goals yet because I want to go to grad school after I graduate.
I am very happy with the program. The professors are very helpful!
College Sophomore 2013-06-28T02:17:30Z
There is very little racial diversity at Eckerd, and most students are pretty liberal and come from a relatively wealthy background. With that being said, there is a fairly large gay population that is widely accepted by the rest of the students. Acceptance of any difference in general is really easy to come by at Eckerd.
College Sophomore 2013-06-28T02:11:50Z
Well, for starters, we have a beach on campus. We also have a waterfront program where you can borrow kayaks, paddle boards, and sailboats to go out onto the bay. There is a student run search and rescue team and a student run EMT team.
College Sophomore 2013-06-28T02:05:37Z
There is relatively little directly outside of Eckerd college other than fast food and a few grocery stores, but if you take a ten minute drive into St. Petersberg you will find lots to do. There are a number of nice beaches, great restaurants, many musuems, parks, movie theaters, bars, art exhibits, etc. The Pier has a few nice restaurants and offers a great view. Tampa (30 minute drive) and Orlando (2 hour drive) are frequently having concerts and other festivals. It is easy and fun to go to a Buccaneers, Rays, or Tampa Bay Lightning game if you are interested in sports.
College Sophomore 2013-06-28T01:57:01Z
Overall, the facilities are fairly nice. The Caf and the Pub are the only two places to eat, and although the food is tasty and nutritious, it gets boring quickly. There is a fitness center for non-athletes that is pretty decent, although a bit small and is often crowded. The library is phenomenal. It has plenty of space, group work rooms, comfortable couches, and a slough of resources, both in text and online.
College Sophomore 2013-06-27T18:05:42Z
Life at Eckerd College is amazing. There is a great sense of community where you just feel at home. The campus itself is gorgeous with palm trees everywhere along with many other types of trees and plants in which most are labeled. There is also a 9 acre plot of land called the Palm Hammock which is basically a nature area in which any student can go there whenever they want to hang out and explore. Eckerd is really an amazing place and many refer to it as Camp Eckerd. The housing is not bad at all and pretty manageable in price but is totally worth it. Eckerd changed my life.
College Sophomore 2013-06-27T18:00:57Z
Everything is pretty flexible at Eckerd and most students partake in drugs an alcohol. The campus only has campus security and all of them are really nice and try not to go out of their way to get you in trouble. There is a cup rule where you can drink whatever you want around campus as long as its in a solo cup campus security can't do anything. They are pretty lenient and let most of the parties run till past 1 and only do anything if someone is at risk.
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