Florida Southern College

Lakeland, FL

Florida Southern College, founded in 1883, is a private, comprehensive college that maintains its commitment to academic excellence through over 70 undergraduate programs and distinctive graduate programs in business administration, education, accounting, and nursing. Its 113-acre campus is located in Lakeland, FL.

School Profiles: Undergrad

Tuition & Fees

$37,640

$37,640

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
9%
600-699
47%
500-599
43%
400-499
1%
700-800
8%
600-699
34%
500-599
55%
400-499
3%
700-800
3%
600-699
15%
500-599
50%
400-499
31%
300-399
1%
30-36
24%
24-29
45%
18-23
30%
12-17
1%
30-36
7%
24-29
45%
18-23
37%
12-17
11%
30-36
22%
24-29
54%
18-23
24%
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undergraduateRatios

37%

male

63%

female

1

teacher

14

students

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Moderately Selective

70%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,171
Declined + 1,743
Total Received 5,914
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Private (nonprofit)

2,755

undergraduate students

550

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business Administration
  2. Nursing
  3. Biology
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Codes

SAT 5218
ACT 0732

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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 over 70 undergraduate programs and distinctive graduate programs in business administration, education, accounting, and nursing. Its 113-acre campus is located in Lakeland, FL.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 3,305
Established in 1883
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Methodist
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  AACSB The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
•  ACS American Chemical Society
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  SACS (Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

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Lakeland, FL

113-acre campus in Lakeland (population of 108,054), 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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
80%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
94%
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 29% of male students
 
7 sororities 35% of female students
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
25%
Top 1/4
58%
Top 1/2
87%
Bottom 1/2
13%
Bottom 1/4
3%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
9%
600-699
47%
500-599
43%
400-499
1%
700-800
8%
600-699
34%
500-599
55%
400-499
3%
700-800
3%
600-699
15%
500-599
50%
400-499
31%
300-399
1%
30-36
24%
24-29
45%
18-23
30%
12-17
1%
30-36
7%
24-29
45%
18-23
37%
12-17
11%
30-36
22%
24-29
54%
18-23
24%

Admissions Facts

Application fee
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline March 1 (priority deadline)
School has early decision program yes
Early decision program application deadline November 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

Moderately Selective

70%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,171
Declined + 1,743
Total Received 5,914

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 Contact

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

Financial Aid

77%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$31,709

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $36,860
Room $7,206
Board $1,460
Additional fees $780
Books & supplies $1,250
Total $47,556
Average Financial Aid - $31,709
Total with Avg. Aid $15,847
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Financial Aid Deadline

FAFSA
July 1

Institution's own financial aid form
July 1

Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Institution's own financial aid form

Financial Aid Office

P: 863 680-4140
F: 863 680-4567
financialaid@flsouthern.edu

Financial Aid Officer

William Healy
Director of Financial Aid
whealy@flsouthern.edu

Varsity Sports

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

Club Sports - Men's

fishing, ice hockey, water skiing

Club Sports - Women's

equestrian sports, fishing, water skiing

Intramural/Recreational Sports

basketball, bowling, cardboard regatta, dodgeball, flag football, floor hockey, homerun derby, inner-tube water polo, kickball, soccer, softball, table tennis, triathlon, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball (indoor/sand), Wiffle ball, yoga

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Athletic Directors

Drew Howard (men's)
Director Of Athletics
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Sunshine State Conference
Mascot
Moccasins
School colors
red and white

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Advertising/Public Relations
Applied Mathematics/Statistics
Art Education
Art History
Biochemistry/Molecular Biology
Biology
Biotechnology
Broadcast/Print/Online Media Communication
Business Administration
Business/Free Enterprise
Chemistry
Citrus/Horticultural Science
Communications/Sports Marketing
Computer Science
Criminology
Dance
Economics/Finance
Education
Elementary Education
English
Environmental Studies
Exercise Science
Film
Game Design
Graphic Design
Healthcare Administration
History
Humanities
Interpersonal/Organizational Communication
Marine Biology
Mathematics
Medical Laboratory Science
Music
Music Education
Music Management
Music Performance
Musical Theatre
Nursing
Nursing Practice
Philosophy
Physical Therapy
Political Communication
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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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business Administration
  2. Nursing
  3. Biology

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • External degree program
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Self-designed majors

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-theology
  • Pre-veterinary science

3,305

total students

68%

in-state

32%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

83%

2,755
students

Female
63%
1,746

Male
37%
1,009

17%

550
students

Female
74%
405

Male
26%
145

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

92%

2,537
students

Female
63%
1,591

Male
37%
946

8%

218
students

Female
72%
155

Male
28%
63

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Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
6%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
13%
Hispanic/Latino
69%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
< 1%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

88%

Transfer applicants accepted

43%

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

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

85%

Additional services

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

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Special housing
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 37
Countries most often represented Canada
Germany
Spain
Sweden
Venezuela
The United Kingdom
Special services offered for international applicants International student center
Other

International Student Contact

Karla Reigosa
Admissions Advisor
863 680-4651
kreigosa@flsouthern.edu

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