There is a ton of natural beauty around campus, and not just in the landscaping. Let’s face it, if you choose to go to a school on the beach, walking to class will often look like a Clearasil ad. Eckerd students are attractive, often come from money or exotic backgrounds, and most just want to have fun, enjoy the sun, and soak up the tropical atmosphere. What’s nice is that the Eckerd student body is made up of many different crowds, from the so-called “hippies” to athletes, biology buffs to the international crowd. And, at a school this small, everybody somehow gets along strangely well. In such an accepting place, many people experiment with their image and crowd and find new things they are really into, while others just seem to follow the fad. But, there’s a little something for everyone. Freshman year is fun, and if you stick around, you can connect with some awesome individuals and very unique people.
On the other side of things, even though everyone is incredibly accepting, such a small campus can start to fill a bit claustrophobic by late sophomore or junior year. The small size doesn’t bode well for a great dating scene, and competition can be pretty stiff with a high girl-to-guy ratio. However, some students find love and others lust; and, if you want to broaden your horizons, pretty much everyone chooses to go abroad at some point.