Florida Southern College

Lakeland, FL

Florida Southern College

Lakeland, FL

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Undergrad

Tuition & Fees

$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%
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

2,755

undergraduate students

550

graduate students

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Location

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.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 3,305
Established in 1885
Coeducational Coeducational

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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.

  • Metropolitan area: Tampa, Orlando
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Tampa International

Florida Southern College
111 Lake Hollingsworth Drive
Lakeland
33801-5698

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
80%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through senior year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Men only housing
yes
Women only housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • Astronomy Club
  • FLoSoCo
  • Beyond (Campus Ministry)
  • ACE
  • Garden Club

Top Events

  • Blast-off
  • Winter Wonderland
  • Fairwell Festival
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Student patrols
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
25%
Top 1/4
58%
Top 1/2
87%

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%
30-36
22%
24-29
54%
18-23
24%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application deadline May 1
Has early decision program yes
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.69

Moderately Selective

70%

acceptance rate

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

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
rigor of secondary school record

Important

extracurricular activities
level of applicant's interest
character/personal qualities
application essay
recommendation(s)
talent/ability
standardized test scores

Considered

alumni/ae relation
first generation
interview
racial/ethnic status
class rank
religious affiliation/commitment
volunteer work
work experience

Not Considered

geographical residence
state residency

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 37
Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language no
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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-country running
Golf
Lacrosse
Sand volleyball
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball

Intramural Sports Men

Bowling, Football, Ultimate frisbee

Intramural Sports Women

Bowling, Football, Ultimate frisbee

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division 2

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Acting
Agricultural Business and Management, General
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Art Teacher Education
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Biology Teacher Education
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Biotechnology
Business Administration and Management, General
Chemistry, General
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Computer Science
Creative Writing
Criminology
Dance, General
Digital Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Economics, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Environmental Studies
Exercise Physiology
Film/Cinema/Video Studies
Fine/Studio Arts, General
Foreign Language Teacher Education
Game and Interactive Media Design
General Literature
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
History Teacher Education
History, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
Mass Communication/Media Studies
Mathematics Teacher Education
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Music Management
Music Performance, General
Music Teacher Education
Music, General
Musical Theatre
Organizational Communication, General
Philosophy
Political Communication
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Religion/Religious Studies
Small Business Administration/Management
Social Science Teacher Education
Social Sciences, General
Spanish Language and Literature
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
Sports Communication
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology
Youth Ministry
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Programs Offered

  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC
  • Air force ROTC

Other Programs

  • Doctoral degree - professional
  • Doctoral degree research/scholarship

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 Facts

Freshman retention rate 82%

Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
6%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
12%
Hispanic/Latino
71%
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

103

Transfer students enrolled

3%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests yes
Accepts excelsior college examinations yes
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES yes
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Not reported

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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Counseling services

  • Group career
  • Individual career
  • Personal/Psychological

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Other career services
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • 24 hour library
  • Computer training or assistance
  • Health clinic
  • Library reserved study rooms

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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