Florida Southern College

Lakeland, FL

Florida Southern College

Lakeland, FL

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Founded in 1883, Florida Southern College is the oldest private comprehensive college in the state of Florida. Florida Southern is nationally recognized for excellence in experiential education and guarantees students opportunities to study abroad and participate in professional internships while also ensuring you’ll graduate in four years. Offering more than 70 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, the College enrolls more than 3,500 students from all 50 states and 50 countries.

Florida Southern's 113-acre lakeside campus is ideally located between Tampa and Orlando in Lakeland, Florida—named one of the best places to live and fastest growing metropolitan areas. Designated as a National Historic Landmark, FSC is also home to the largest collection of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture in the world.

When you’re ready to become a Moc, submit your application at flsouthern.edu/applynow. It’s free to apply, and you’ll be automatically considered for merit scholarships ranging from $5,000 to full tuition plus room and board. Ready to learn more? To explore Florida Southern, check out our virtual and in-person campus visit opportunities at flsouthern.edu/experience.


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#8 in Regional Universities South | U.S. News & World Report 2022

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#11 in Best Value Schools | U.S. News & World Report 2022

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Named a College of Distinction for 2022-2023

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#4 Best Christian College in Florida | EDsmart

Academics is more than just your major

Our students appreciate small classes that engage them with hands-on activities, discussions, presentations, guest speakers, and experiences designed to bring their education to life.


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An Inside Look

What students are saying about us...

  • “Florida Southern creates an environment that allows you to prosper through the support of faculty and a dynamic student body. Professors are very interactive; one of their main goals is to ensure we’re prepared to enter the workforce.”

    • Lauren Morhard ’21
  • “Real-world and hands-on experiences are incorporated into every class at FSC! Whether the course is a general education requirement or for your major, professors work to provide opportunities for students to apply the curriculum from the moment they learn it.”

    • Emma Edgars ’22
  • “FSC is just the right size. I feel as though I've had a chance to meet everyone here—unlike what a larger university would allow.”

    • Sebastian Mendoza ’21
  • “Fueled by discussions and presentations, the small classes at Florida Southern make learning very interactive. The thought of stimulating conversations and personal chatter was simply unmatched. I didn’t have to try so hard to fit in!”

    • Happyson Kaunda ’24