About Daytona State College

Founded in 1957, Daytona State College. is a college. Located in Florida, which is a city setting in Florida, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 12,706 full time undergraduate students, and 0 full time graduate students.

The Daytona State College Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 17:1. There are 267 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Daytona State College include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate100%
Application Deadline
Application Fee0
SAT Range
ACT Range

Admissions at DBCC are considered , with ,22% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

0% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 0% were in the top quarter, and 0% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.


We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Daytona State College.

“We”re apathetic”
“We know about current events and vote”
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
“We save it for the classroom”
“Sometimes, but not often”
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
“All the time, including weekends”
“I”m always terrified”
“I only go out in groups”
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
“I feel extremely safe”
“We don”t play sports”
“We play recreationally”
“We bought the gear”
“We live for the big game”
“It”s not really our thing”
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
“There are a variety of opportunities”
“We”re a very artistic group”
“Haven”t met them”
“Available in class”
“They keep regular office hours”
“They”re always available”
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
“We”re not into drinking at all”
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
“We only party on weekends”
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
“Never, we”re here to learn”
“There might be people who do”
“People are known to partake on weekends”
“There”s a huge drug scene”
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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    48 Students rated on-campus housing 2 stars. 4 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    41 Students rated off-campus housing 3.8 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    74 Students rated campus food 3.3 stars. 16 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    76 Students rated campus facilities 4.3 stars. 47 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    76 Students rated class size 4.2 stars. 46 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    74 Students rated school activities 3.7 stars. 30 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    76 Students rated local services 4.1 stars. 51 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    76 Students rated academics 4.3 stars. 50 % gave the school a 5.0.

Daytona State College REVIEWS

What's your overall opinion of Daytona State College?

72 Students rated Daytona State College

Cynthia - 12/30/2023

I have been attending Daytona State College since 2019, and do not have many complaints. The more I begin my major’s program, the more availability I have noticed of the recourses they offer. In orientation for my program, I learned that we have a campus resource department called ‘Falcon HOPE Center’. I was amazed by this recourse and had yet to hear anything about it before hand. The Falcon HOPE Center provides all sorts of things like a grab and go food pantry, temporary bus passes, free professional clothing for interviews, laundry vouchers, school supplies, assistance with childcare, and so much more! They offer programs for those in need and are willing to help those who want to propel forward in life. Learning this really changed my opinion about Daytona State College. From an outsider perspective, DSC is just a baseline community college with the major pro of being ranked number four amongst lowest cost colleges in the United States (2020). Which in my opinion, coming from someone who pays for tuition out of (my) pocket, cost is the most important thing of all. Daytona State is not just a baseline community college though. We have amazing staff ready to assist you in any academic or financial needs. I have never had a problem with any of the staff, in fact I would rate them quite highly. One of the staff members in the testing center even went so far to say, “Come back here to let me know when you get your acceptance letter in the mail and I will congratulate you, because I know you’ll get in!” as I finished up my TEAS test (pre-nursing acceptance exam). He calmed my pre-testing anxiety and walked me through all my worries within the testing platform. He was correct by the way. I got into the nursing program! The only complaint I have is the social life. If you are looking for a big party life, making your besties that will be at your wedding, or trying to find the love of your life, DSC really is not that place. I love Daytona State and it is perfect for those who want to get their degrees without all the drama of a large student count.

Cheyenne - 09/08/2023

I’m on my second semester of college at Daytona state college. This college by far has been the best college I’ve been to and learn at. This place makes you feel like you’re home. They care about you and care about helping the community. They will listen to you and help you in any way they can. I highly recommend this college to everyone.

Mackenna - 07/11/2023

I love Daytona State College. They have so many degree options to choose from. Career & Student Advisors are available to help determine my future path. There are a wide range of sports & clubs to join. Multiple campus locations are beneficial & I love the small classes sizes.

Hope - 01/10/2023

I love the science department, the professors, and the students! The advisors are hard to get a hold of, but your professors can register you and help you choose the right courses for you (depending on your major). Tons of opportunities for high schoolers doing dual enrollment, first time college students, and those you are coming back to school after a break.

Daytona State College FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Daytona State College?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Daytona State College is 100%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    I actually would have convinced myself to do some duel enrollment. This would have helped me complete my AA degree sooner and move on to bigger things. I would have also told myself to enjoy my last high school year a little more instead of rushing out of it.

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  3. What's unique about your campus?


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  4. Describe the students at your school.

    The diversity at Daytona State College is absolutely phenomenal. I am often in a class with students as young as dual enrolling fifteen years old high school students to seventy-five year old adult education students. Even in most working environments, this age diversity is not existent. I find it quit amazing to see this broad age range striving for the same goal, their degree. Daytona State College motivates their students to do their best in school; it is very obvious their message has gotten through by looking at so many ambitious students.

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  5. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    My school is an growing, proffessional, organized institution.

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  6. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    The worst thing is the library. It is old and dank, and feels as if it is about to crumble down. Also, there are not many areas for students to study in. Most are off-limits to that sort of activity.

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  7. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    Daytona Beach Community College is no longer a community college, but a state college. The most frustrating thing about my school is there are not a lot of sports teams, or school spirit like there is at big universities, and I have always wanted to experience that part of college. The students dread going to school because it is just like high school for them. The teachers treat us like we are high-schoolers and I wish they treated us like actual college students even if it is not a bigger university.

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  8. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    There really isn't anything I am oppose to, not that has come to my attention for the past first two semesters enrolled at UCF. I'm actually satisifed with all assistance that the UCF adminstrative staff and faculty has demonstrated. Thanks again for a wonderful first twos emesters. I am confident that there will many more fulfilling semesters ahead.

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  9. What kind of person should attend this school?

    The kind of person that should attend this school should be one who burns with motivation and enthusiasm toward earning a higher education. The students that will best prosper are those that are interested, enjoy learning and want to thrive during their academic journey. Supportive students are also welcome as Daytona State College is filled with students willing to communicate and help others in their academic grade level or selected courses. Respectful students are also a must when considering attending Daytona State College as such respect allows professors to better focus on the learning curriculum with ease for our benefit.

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  10. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    I think that this school allows all students, of all ages and ethnicity to attend it. However, if one is looking for four year degrees, this is not the college for that person. They only offer a limted number of four year degrees.

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  11. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Our school in known for the great academic department that we have. There are tutors available to help you from 8am to 8pm. The professors are usually more than willing to help in any way they can to see you suceed.

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  12. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    What is most unique about Dayona State College is that the instructors are willing to dedicate there time to you in a small classroom setting. The classes offered at DSC are always small. I have never been in a class with more than thirty people,which is about the size of a high school class. Not only do you recieve more individual attention at D.S.C., but there are computer labs available for intermediate math and english classes. This provides some extra help students that are in need.

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  13. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    I love the fact that DSC is advancing and trying to become a University. I love how they work together with the University of Central Florida to help students further their education. They staff is always very helpful and they make it easy to get any information you need.

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  14. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    This school, like any school, is what you make of it. There are great teachers and even better programs. This is a great place to start your academic life and to push you on to greatness. It's a relatively small school, but it has a lot of spirit The thing I really love about Daytona State College is the atmosphere of ambition. The school's main passion is to assist students realize their dreams and chase after them. The faculty realizes that most students are going back to school or are on their way to another school, so they do their best to send them on with as much know-how as possible. The thing about any community college is that there are lots of negative or derogatory remarks made. But, like I first said, any educational experience is what you make of it.

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  15. What are the academics like at your school?

    Academics are okay. This is a community college whose student body is made up of people trying to get back into school or trying to get to a different school. But there are several excellent teachers who have a passion for their subject. To get a truly great academic experience look for challenging classes, but if you're looking for easy A's you'll find them.

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  16. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    I'm not sure, probably GSA or Student Honor Society.

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  17. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    No real stereotype, as far as I know.

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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

72% of students attending Daytona State College receive some sort of financial aid. 56% were awarded federal grants. While 17% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

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$110K & UP

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