An Eckerd College experience is not about teaching students a rigid set of facts. As one of The Princeton Review's Best 382 Colleges, a member of Phi Beta Kappa, and one of 40 schools featured in the book Colleges That Change Lives, Eckerd makes it clear that its first priority is to teach students how to learn.
Eckerd, a coeducational college of liberal arts and sciences, the only national private liberal arts college in Florida, invites students to ThinkOutside. Located on 188 acres of waterfront property in St. Petersburg, we take advantage of our spectacular mile of campus waterfront along Florida's Gulf Coast for outdoor laboratories in biology, marine science and environmental studies as well as for an impressive array of intramural, club and intercollegiate sports and water recreation. Offerings in the arts and humanities inspire creativity and foster critical thinking and self-awareness. Every year, a significant number of our 1,850 students travel with their faculty leaders outside the U.S. to some 40 countries for research and cultural learning, including our own dedicated study center in London. And we venture together in the Eckerd experience to think outside the conventional questions, methods and solutions, seeking to build a better world.
In addition, Eckerd's Leadership Development Institute for executives, New York Institute of Finance courses, Academy of Senior Professionals at Eckerd College, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, Road Scholar program, Writers in Paradise conference, and Summer Science Splash Camp program identify the College as a national leader of innovative programs in continuing education and lifelong learning.
The best education is one that prepares you for the how, as well as the what, an education that teaches you to ThinkOutside.
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Toccoa Falls College Joins SAGE Tuition Rewards
posted May 21, 2018
Georgia's Toccoa Falls College, which attracts 650 traditional undergraduate students from 37 states and 32 countries to a beautiful 1,110-acre campus in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, has become the 54th member of the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU) to participate in the SAGE Tuition Rewards program.
Drawing a total enrollment of 1,200 students from 30 different denominations, TFC offers a choice of 35...
Nyack College Joins SAGE Tuition Rewards
posted April 13, 2018
Nyack College - globally engaged, intentionally diverse, personally transforming and socially relevant - is the newest New York State option for SAGE students participating in Tuition Rewards®. A total of 28 New York private colleges are now SAGE members.
Founded in 1882, Nyack offers its 1,400 undergrads a diverse, Christian academic community at a choice of two campuses - one in the heart of Manhattan’s financial district and the...
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College Joins SAGE Tuition Rewards
posted February 2, 2018
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, Indiana’s oldest Catholic college, has become the 21st private college in the state to join the SAGE Tuition Rewards consortium. SMWC’s unique educational philosophy stresses an exploration of spirituality, a respect for diversity and effecting positive change in a spirit of service and social responsibility.
Founded in 1840 by the 8th U.S. saint, Mother Theodore Guerin, SMWC is the only Catholic...
Erskine College Joins SAGE Tuition Rewards
posted January 29, 2018
Erskine College, providing an excellent liberal arts education in a Christ-centered environment since 1839, has become the 52nd Christian college to join the SAGE Tuition Rewards program. Located in Due West, South Carolina, Erskine encourages undergraduate research and enjoys an outstanding record placing graduates in medical school, pharmacy school and related programs.
Erskine's small size – less than 700 undergraduates – means...