Florida - United States
Located on 188 acres of waterfront property in St. Petersburg, Florida, Eckerd College is a private, coeducational college of liberal arts and sciences known distinctively for marine science, environmental studies, international relations and global affairs, creative writing, management, study abroad, and civic engagement. Eckerd's 1,850 residential students from 47 states and 33 countries choose among 38 majors leading to a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree. Nearly 40% of each Eckerd graduating class goes on to pursue advanced degrees, and Eckerd is among the nation's leaders in the percentage of its graduates who earn doctoral degrees.
In addition, 700 students are enrolled in the Program for Experienced Learners, a bachelor's degree program for adult learners. Eckerd's Leadership Development Institute executive education program, Academy of Senior Professionals at Eckerd College (ASPEC), Osher Lifelong Learning Institute and Road Scholar identify the college as a national leader of innovative programs in continuing education and lifelong learning.
Eckerd College is one of only 40 schools listed in Loren Pope's trusted Colleges That Change Lives. One of the youngest colleges to be awarded a Phi Beta Kappa chapter for the quality of its undergraduate education, Eckerd has one of the highest proportions of students who study abroad during their college career.
Eckerd College automatically considers international applicants for an International Student Grant of up to $18,000, and up to $2,000 in work-earned monies based on the documents and test scores you submit with your admission application. Unfortunately, Eckerd College does not offer any need-based aid to international students.
An international student may be eligible for International Student Loans if they have a cosigner who is a US citizen or permanent resident (green card).