We Think Outside
Eckerd will change your life so you can change the world
We inspire and empower individuals to improve the world through mastery of self and a lifetime of learning. Our students are guided on a four-year journey of discovery, with small classes, professor-mentors and a commitment to community service.
We love our spectacular mile-long waterfront and white-sand beach on Florida’s Gulf Coast. But we are more than a pretty face. Eckerd is an innovative liberal arts and sciences community where students are well-taught and well-loved.
We’re not for everyone but we might be just the place for you.
An oasis of learning in a natural environment
Our waterfront campus offers swimming, boating and sunbathing on our own white-sand beach—just steps away from your residence hall.
Native plants and wildlife cover the campus, which we nurture with conservation efforts. Most of our faculty offices open directly outside or in common areas to encourage interaction with students. The bay and other natural areas are living laboratories for research—even for first-years.
Study in a hammock or on a blanket on the beach, or head to our modern library overlooking Fox Pond. Get a workout at the fitness center or at our outdoor pool.
One of the first colleges in the country to allow pets to live with students on campus
For a list of programs, please visit https://www.eckerd.edu/academics/majors/