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Eckerd College Admission Requirements


Acceptance Rate

72.7%
Admission Difficulty for Eckerd College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsDifficult
Applicant CompetitionLow

Can I get into Eckerd College? The school has a 73% acceptance rate. Last year, 3,291 out of 4,525 applicants were admitted making Eckerd College a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has difficult requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 34 percent. Eckerd College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 17% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
1130-1320
Applicants Submitting SAT
54%
SAT Scores for Eckerd College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 580
SAT Math 25th 550
SAT Composite 25th 1130
SAT Scores for Eckerd College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 690
SAT Math 75th 630
SAT Composite 75th 1320
Estimated Average SAT 1230
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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Eckerd College?

Eckerd College typically requires applicants to be in the top 36 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1130 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1030. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1230 out of 1600. 54 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Eckerd College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1320 and Above Good >82%
1225 to 1320 Avg + 73%-82%
1130 to 1225 Avg - 61%-73%
1035 to 1130 Reach 48%-61%
Less than 1035 Low <48%

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
23-29 
Applicants Submitting ACT
59%
ACT Scores for Eckerd College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 22
ACT Math 25th 20
ACT Composite 25th 23
ACT Scores for Eckerd College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 29
ACT Math 75th 27
ACT Composite 75th 29
Estimated Average ACT 26
ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Eckerd College?

Admission data indicates that Eckerd College regularly accepts students with ACT's of 23 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 32 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 20 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 26 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 29 and above have very competitive chances. 59 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Eckerd College.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Eckerd College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
29 and Above Good >82%
26 to 29 Avg + 73%-82%
23 to 26 Avg - 61%-73%
20 to 23 Reach 48%-61%
Less than 20 Low <48%

Estimated GPA Requirements

Avg. High School GPA
3.34
Typical High School Grades
B+

You will need above average high school grades to get into Eckerd College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Eckerd College was 3.34 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Eckerd College accepts 73% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Eckerd College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 17% Good
3.50 to 3.75 19% Good
3.25 to 3.50 24% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 22% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 17% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 1% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

Admission Statistics

Eckerd College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,966 1,559 4,525
Accepted 2,220 1,071 3,291
Acceptance Rate 75% 69% 73%
Enrolled 386 175 561
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 17% 16% 17%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Eckerd College and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Eckerd College Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Eckerd College
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=133492 IPEDS survey data for Eckerd College.