College Sophomore 2013-03-13T03:06:58Z
We have a computer lab here at school that is open 24/7 where you can print things for free and use the computers there. They are pretty quick and work well. Eckerd supposedly has access to wireless on 90% of campus so you re pretty well covered. I wouldn’t bring a printer because ink is expensive and you can print from your personal computer to the lab here.
College Sophomore 2013-03-13T02:57:52Z
The academics at Eckerd are top-notch. I feel like I am getting an extremely thorough education here. Almost all of the classes are discussion based, including parts of my Calculus class. 95% of the professors at Eckerd have their PHD and are really relatable. All of my professors know my name, which is really saying something,
College Senior 2013-03-04T15:19:02Z
I do not take part in such activities, but I hear about a lot of kids using drugs. No one that I am friends with does drugs so I really try not to accociate with those that partake.
College Senior 2013-03-04T15:14:11Z
Health & Safety:
Well, I have had 2 bikes stolen, been locked out of my room so I have had to call and deal with Campus Security on a regular basis. They are not police but Security officers. We have a very good email and texting system in case of emergencies so we do get early notifications. We also have severe weather alerts since our campus is on the water and we get notifications regarding that as well.
College Junior 2013-01-17T19:44:15Z
Eckerd definitely has a lot of alcohol mainly because it is a wet campus so anyone 21 and older can drink anywhere on campus. Marijuana is popular but it really just depends on who you hang out with. A lot of the freshman get too crazy when they first come to Eckerd and end up drinking too much and with added drugs in their system, they usually have to go to the hospital. Most of the upperclassmen have things figured out and don't go beyond their limits.
College Sophomore 2013-01-15T18:25:09Z
If you are 21 it is great the school had transportation options and every month they take you to downtown st Pete's fort Friday.
College Sophomore 2013-01-15T18:21:43Z
It is expensive to live close to school and be in a safe neighborhood.
College Sophomore 2013-01-12T15:53:10Z
The drug scene is every where on campus and its hard to avoid. If you like that then it's a good school for you if not then maybe another school would be a better idea.
College Sophomore 2013-01-12T15:48:15Z
Most of the kids on campus are white liberals. With a lot filling that hippie stereotype. This isn't a bad thing but the school isn't very diverse.
College Sophomore 2013-01-12T15:37:21Z
Health & Safety:
It's a small school so most of the time they will be around to help. As long as you have the number in your phone you can give them a call.
Recent Alumnus 2013-01-11T01:34:46Z
Eckerd participated in the yellow bike movement. Bikes were available on campus to share.
College Sophomore 2012-12-23T02:32:45Z
Lots of people get caught in the 'Eckerd Bubble' since theres not a lot of things going on off but still close to campus. Staying on campus can get really repetitive with most of the parties happening either at Kappa or Nu, which aren't ideal for anyone who is expecting anything classy. You will need to get off campus and there are parties at the houses in Maximo, and the clubs and bars are usually pretty lenient with ids.
College Sophomore 2012-12-23T02:29:05Z
The school is really expensive by itself so financial aid can only help so much. The process isn't hard but if Eckerd's really out of your price range don't count on financial aid to really change it that much.
College Sophomore 2012-12-23T02:22:27Z
Like most Eckerd students I am a marine science major, more specifically marine biology. Since this is what Eckerd is really known for there are tons of other people in this major so theres always someone to help. The program itself is really unique and hands-on with lots of great professors. The only downside is that since so many people have the same major internships and scholarships are hard to get.
College Sophomore 2012-12-23T02:12:02Z
Eckerd is kind of far from any city so if you dont have a car the best you'll get is Taco Bell. But if you take the time to go to St. Pete there are really delicious and diverse restaurants, especially in the arts district. The most popular place that everyone really likes to go is Taco Bus, its not authentic mexican but its alright.
College Sophomore 2012-12-23T02:09:06Z
Not very many people get excited about the sports teams besides the players themselves. The most popular sport would probably be the club rugby team who are pretty decent and are really cool people.
College Sophomore 2012-12-20T16:25:09Z
Saint Petersburg is awesome! Coolest thrift stores and cool swing dancing clubs!
College Sophomore 2012-12-20T16:24:15Z
Lots of different cusine such as japanese, sushi, thai, vietnamese, chinese, indian, greek, act. theyre kinda far away and downtown so you need a car to get there
College Sophomore 2012-12-20T16:22:42Z
There are lots of internship opportunities. Like the ones through the freshman association program. I recieved a internship in which i researched ecovillages around the world for all of my freshman year. I spent about 8 hours a week on it and got $1,000
College Sophomore 2012-12-20T16:17:19Z
Lots of parties, so if your not a party-er dont go here... First fridays is fun to walk around though!
College Sophomore 2012-12-17T19:47:17Z
Eckerd offers a great party life. Everyone is friendly, no matter what grade they are, and everyone is invited to the parties. Most parties are held outside and are extremley fun. The school also offers transportation to clubs on some occasions. Eckerd is awesome.
College Sophomore 2012-12-17T19:38:59Z
If you want to find an off campus house, you probably can but on campus living is the best option for Eckerd lifestyle.
College Junior 2012-12-07T05:25:58Z
At Eckerd most people live on campus. This is mainly because if you leave off campus you really miss a lot of the campus activity. There is also a little bit of an issue with finding off campus housing because you do need a car, and most people did not bring their car down to Florida. This is because most people are actually from out of state.
College Junior 2012-12-07T05:18:32Z
Eckerd is usually very lenient about most issues. Honestly, they are more strict about parking than drinking. The fines are hefty so watch where you park! If you are going to drink just be discreet, because if you do get caught you could potentially face fines. However, you will probably not get in a huge amount of trouble. Just be respectful and remember quiet hours because your party will get busted.
College Junior 2012-12-07T05:14:00Z
The weather at Eckerd is definitely a plus! Being in Florida the temperature stays very consist and fairly warm year round. The summers are very hot and humid but since Eckerd is on the water there is always a breeze. The "hallways" here are outside and most school events take place outside. Although many incoming students/parents have concerns about hurricanes, they rarely hit St. Petersburg, FL but the school does have a stringent backup plan in the unlikely event of a hurricane.
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