I figured I’d update our Eckerd thoughts just in case anyone is still wondering. My lad is a junior now - International Studies major (having switched from Marine Science a little over a year ago) and he still loves the place - as do we. We’ve been visiting him in Februaries the last couple of years, eating in the dining hall some (fantastic food for a small college IMO - esp if one prefers healthy options), going to some evening presentations (saw the recent tribute to Elie Wiesel with Western Wind’s “We Are Still Here!” performance - VERY well done), and generally wandering on and off campus (around St Pete).
We’ve met some of his professors, peers, and friends.
No regrets at his choice. Not a single one. Obviously I can’t say all students who choose Eckerd will love it or take advantage of all the school offers, but my guy loves it and takes advantage of things as he can - as do we.