St. Petersburg is the home of several colleges and universities. There is an autonomous campus of the University of South Florida located in the city, as well St. Petersburg College, Eckerd College, a private four-year liberal arts college, and the Poynter Institute, a journalism school.
Introduction to St. Petersburg
St. Petersburg (almost universally referred to by locals as “St. Pete”) is located on a peninsula across the bay from Tampa and, with sunshine 360 days of the year, the impression that one has of St. Petersburg is reflected by its weather. It is an exciting city with many cultural treasures located in one of several excellent museums in the city.
The Tampa Bay Rays play their home games in St. Petersburg.