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Tuition & Fees

$32,450

$32,450

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

37%

63%

male

female

1
13

teacher

students

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Selective

45%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,806
Declined + 3,384
Total Received 6,190
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Private (nonprofit)

2,319

undergraduate students

310

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business Administration
  2. Biology
  3. Psychology
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Codes

SAT 5218
ACT 0732

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
3%
600-699
26%
500-599
55%
400-499
16%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
3%
600-699
25%
500-599
53%
400-499
19%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
1%
600-699
21%
500-599
52%
400-499
25%
300-399
1%
200-299
0
30-36
8%
24-29
61%
18-23
31%
12-17
0
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
17%
24-29
47%
18-23
32%
12-17
4%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
5%
24-29
52%
18-23
39%
12-17
4%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
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School Facts

Florida Southern College, founded in 1883, is a private, comprehensive college that maintains its commitment to academic excellence through 52 undergraduate programs and distinctive graduate programs in business administration, education, and nursing. Its 113-acre campus is located in Lakeland, FL.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 2,629
Established in 1883
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Methodist
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  CAAHEP (Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs)
•  CAATE (Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  SACS (Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

Lakeland, FL

113-acre campus in Lakeland (population of 100,710), within one hour of Orlando and Tampa. Served by air, bus, and train. Public transportation serves campus.

Florida Southern College
111 Lake Hollingsworth Drive
Lakeland, FL 33801-5698

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
86%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
95%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus

Greek Life

 
7 fraternities 34% of male students
 
6 sororities 35% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
24%
Top 1/4
59%
Top 1/2
91%
Bottom 1/2
9%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
3%
600-699
26%
500-599
55%
400-499
16%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
3%
600-699
25%
500-599
53%
400-499
19%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
1%
600-699
21%
500-599
52%
400-499
25%
300-399
1%
200-299
0
30-36
8%
24-29
61%
18-23
31%
12-17
0
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
17%
24-29
47%
18-23
32%
12-17
4%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
5%
24-29
52%
18-23
39%
12-17
4%
6-11
0
Below 6
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee $30
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline March 1 (priority deadline)
School has early decision program yes
Early decision program application deadline December 1
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Required

Selective

45%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,806
Declined + 3,384
Total Received 6,190

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record

Important

Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Standardized test scores

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Class rank
Interview
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Geographical residence
State residency

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Admissions Right Now

Admissions Contact

Arden Mitchell
Director of Admissions
P: 800 274-4131
F: 863 680-4120
fscadm@flsouthern.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $2,768,634
State $4,754,144
Institutional $22,553,502
Other external $1,164,893
Total $31,241,173

Non-need-based

Federal $0
State $1,503,783
Institutional $8,707,897
Other external $299,245
Total $10,510,925

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
golf
lacrosse
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
track (outdoor)
volleyball
water skiing

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Sunshine State Conference (Division II)
Mascot
Moccasins
School colors
red and white
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Advertising/Public Relations
Art Education
Art History
Athletic Training
Biochemistry/Molecular Biology
Biology
Biotechnology
Broadcast/Print/Online Media Communication
Business Administration
Business/Free Enterprise
Chemistry
Citrus
Communications/Sports Marketing
Computer Science
Criminology
Dance
Economics
Education
Elementary Education
English
Environmental Studies
Exercise Science
Graphic Design
Healthcare Administration
History
Humanities
Interpersonal/Organizational Communication
Marine Biology
Mathematics
Music
Music Education
Music Management
Music Performance
Musical Theatre
Nursing
Philosophy
Political Communication
Political Economy
Political Science
Psychology
Religion
Self-Designed Major
Social Sciences
Spanish
Sport Business Management
Studio Art
Theatre Arts
Theatre Arts/Performance
Theatre Arts/Technical Theatre/Design
Youth Ministry
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Undergraduate

88%

2,319
students

Female
63%
1,451

Male
37%
868

Graduate

12%

310
students

Female
68%
211

Male
32%
99

undergraduateFull-time

97%

2,260
students

Female
63%
1,423

Male
37%
837

undergraduatePart-time

3%

59
students

Female
48%
28

Male
52%
31

Student Break-down

4%
Nonresident aliens
5%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
11%
Hispanic/Latino
74%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

38%

Transfer applicants accepted

45%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Recommended of All
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

93

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

31

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Other
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

Not Reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

68%

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Special housing

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 38
Countries most often represented Canada
China
Spain
Sweden
Venezuela
The United Kingdom
Special services offered for international applicants International student center
Other

International Student Contact

Peggy Hogan
Senior Assistant Director of Admissions
863 680-3910
phogan@flsouthern.edu

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