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Eckerd College Admission Chances


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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into Eckerd College? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 3,157 out of 4,402 applicants or 72% were admitted making Eckerd College a moderately competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Academically, it has difficult requirements for admission test scores. Eckerd College typically accepts and attracts B+ average high school students. Only 15% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 2,749 1,653 4,402
Accepted 2,016 1,141 3,157
Acceptance Rate 73% 69% 72%
Enrolled 310 178 488
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 15% 16% 15%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to Eckerd College and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

ACT Requirements

Admission data indicates that Eckerd College regularly accepts students with ACTs of 23 and above. 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 28 and above have very competitive chances. 59 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Eckerd College.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1080 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 980. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1180 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 63 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.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 1080 1280
SAT Reading 550 660
SAT Math 530 620
ACT Composite 23 28
ACT English 22 29
ACT Math 21 27

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. Admission Chances
28 and Above Good >83%
25 to 28 Avg + 72%-83%
23 to 25 Avg - 63%-72%
21 to 23 Reach 52%-63%
Less than 21 Low <52%
SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1280 and Above Good >81%
1180 to 1280 Avg + 72%-81%
1080 to 1180 Avg - 60%-72%
980 to 1080 Reach 47%-60%
Less than 980 Low <47%

Estimated GPA Requirements

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 72% of students who apply.

What do these ratings mean?

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 0% Low
2.00 to 2.25 0% Low

Admission Requirements

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

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

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

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.



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