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Eckerd College Admission Requirements

Saint Petersburg, Florida

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Chances of getting into Eckerd College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty for Eckerd College
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Admission StandardsDifficult
Applicant CompetitionLow
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How hard is it to get into Eckerd College and can I get accepted? The school has a 67% acceptance rate ranking it #32 in Florida for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 3,132 out of 4,644 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 38 percent. Eckerd College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 17% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Test Requirements

You must submit admission test scores with your application. Eckerd College is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Eckerd College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
Applicants Submitting SAT
SAT Scores for Eckerd College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 560
SAT Math 25th 530
SAT Composite 25th 1090
SAT Scores for Eckerd College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 650
SAT Math 75th 630
SAT Composite 75th 1280
Average SAT Score 1190

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Eckerd College?

Eckerd College typically prefers applicants to be in the top 43 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1090 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 990. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1190 out of 1600. The school ranks #11 in Florida for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 66 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Eckerd College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1280 and Above Good >78%
1185 to 1280 Avg + 67%-78%
1090 to 1185 Avg - 54%-67%
995 to 1090 Reach 41%-54%
Less than 995 Low <41%
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Eckerd College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
Applicants Submitting ACT
ACT Scores for Eckerd College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 22
ACT Math 25th 21
ACT Composite 25th 23
ACT Scores for Eckerd College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 30
ACT Math 75th 26
ACT Composite 75th 29
Average ACT Score 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. The school ranks #8 in Florida for highest average ACT composite score. 55 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Eckerd College.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Eckerd College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
29 and Above Good >78%
26 to 29 Avg + 67%-78%
23 to 26 Avg - 54%-67%
20 to 23 Reach 41%-54%
Less than 20 Low <41%
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Eckerd College GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
Typical High School Grades

What GPA do you need to get into Eckerd College?

Applicants require 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. The school ranks #23 in Florida for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Eckerd College accepts 67% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Eckerd College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
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

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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Admission Statistics

Eckerd College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 3,198 1,446 4,644
Accepted 2,234 898 3,132
Acceptance Rate 70% 62% 67%
Enrolled 372 167 539
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 17% 19% 17%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Apr 15, 2022
Days left to Apply

Applicants have 133 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on Apr 15, 2022.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Eckerd College is $40.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Eckerd College and what student information is used for 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.


Does Eckerd College prefer SAT or ACT?

66% of students submit their SAT scores to Eckerd College. 55% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Eckerd College?

67% of those who apply are granted admission to Eckerd College. Admission competition is low and the college has difficult admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Eckerd College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1090 and 1280. 66% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Eckerd College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 23 and 29. 55% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.