About Florida Southern College

Founded in 1883, Florida Southern College. is a Private college. Located in Florida, which is a city setting in Florida, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 2,598 full time undergraduate students, and 379 full time graduate students.

The Florida Southern College Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 15:1. There are 139 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Florida Southern College include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate45%
Application Deadline1-Dec
Application Fee30
SAT Range1040-1230
ACT Range24-29

Admissions at FSC are considered More Selective, with ,58% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 10 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

84% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 51% were in the top quarter, and 22% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Florida Southern College.

2%
“We”re apathetic”
37%
“We know about current events and vote”
56%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
5%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
3%
“We save it for the classroom”
18%
“Sometimes, but not often”
56%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
23%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
2%
“I only go out in groups”
32%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
66%
“I feel extremely safe”
2%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
47%
“We bought the gear”
51%
“We live for the big game”
2%
“It”s not really our thing”
13%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
55%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
31%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
2%
“Available in class”
40%
“They keep regular office hours”
58%
“They”re always available”
2%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
3%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
82%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
13%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
10%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
51%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
30%
“We only party on weekends”
10%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
13%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
79%
“There might be people who do”
7%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
2%
“There”s a huge drug scene”

Florida Southern College REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    126 Students rated on-campus housing 3.7 stars. 19 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    93 Students rated off-campus housing 3.4 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    136 Students rated campus food 3.2 stars. 15 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    138 Students rated campus facilities 4 stars. 29 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    138 Students rated class size 4.7 stars. 72 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    137 Students rated school activities 4.2 stars. 42 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    137 Students rated local services 3.9 stars. 34 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    138 Students rated academics 4 stars. 43 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Florida Southern College?

74 Students rated Florida Southern College

Morgan - 10/04/2021

Florida Southern College is exactly what I needed. I feel motivated and encouraged in the classroom. The students are friendly and I feel like I really belong here. The food in the caf is average, but they provide many diverse options including those for vegan and gluten free students. Overall, I feel welcome and wanted.

anetra - 10/28/2020

I think Florida Southern College is a great school. I want to study Marine Biology here because everything really looks nice and all the students look academically active. The campus is huge and after I graduate high school in 4 years I will definitly want to still come to Florida Southern College.

Brandi

FSC is a beautiful, comfortable place with its flaws, of course. Everyone has flaws, but that's what makes them special: the crazy mix of perfect and not-so-perfect traits. That's how it is here. It's a living being that grows and learns and is trying to find its place in the world just like all the 18-22 year olds that it houses. FSC in itself is a student, helping those around it and just figuring out life. And I love it. Why not be at a school that grows and cares just as much as you do?

Emilea

Florida Southern is a great school. However, I wouldn't recommend going if you don't have a solid way to fund the education. 97% of students receive financial aid, however everything increases a ridiculous amount in price every year. By the end of your four years, you will end up paying more each year you attend. Other than that and the fact that Greek life is a little too big on campus, I would say it's a pretty great college. Perfect for those wanting a small college scene.

Florida Southern College FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Florida Southern College?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Florida Southern College is 45%. 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?

    In my college experiemce I have learned more about myself than what I did inside the classroom. I have taken chances and am slowly starting to find out how I can be successful even though it had a rocky start. I believe that college, while it is time to set your life plan, is also a time to explore make mistakes and grow from them. Although my exeperience has not been that of a dream college I am slowly learning how to branch out and look for what I need to do on my own to make a college experience that fits what I want from college as well as provides a place that I am happy and that I can succeed both personally and academically.

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  3. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Florida Southern College is well know for its beautiful campus, and small class size.

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

    It's close to home, yet still far enough way. It's located in the heart of Florida so we can easily get to Tampa or Orlando.

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  5. What's unique about your campus?

    I love the fact that the campus always seems to be "giving you a hug," that everyone is so friendly, and the fact that since it is a small school, you aren't just another number, you can actually build great relationships with your professors.

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  6. What kind of person should attend this school?

    Someone who is looking for a small school where you know everyone.

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

    The teachers become your collegues as you go along through your classes.

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

    It doesn't have a football team.

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  9. Describe the students at your school.

    Wonderfullly diversed and great about sharing cultural differences.

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

    One who doesn't want to get involved. There are many activities, intramurals, greek life to keep one busy.

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

    What i wanted out of life, as opposed to wanted to do with my degree

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

    I think the only thing that is frustrating is the business office seems to be a bit difficult every now and then but besides that everything seems perfect.

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

    Florida Southern College is a school that is continually growing and becoming more business-minded and practical.

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Student Body

Students

65%

female

35%

male

2,598

Total Undergrad Enrollment

379

Total Grad Students

36%

Out-Of-State

61%

In-State

3%

International

Organizations

85

Student Organizations

8

Fraternities

7

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

62%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1%
% Asian/Pacific Islander
2%
% Black or African-American
5%
% Hispanic/Latino
11%
% White or Caucasian
74%

TUITION & AID

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.

100% of students attending Florida Southern College receive some sort of financial aid. 25% were awarded federal grants. While 87% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$33,150

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,244

Books and Supplies

$10,680

Room and Board

45,074

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$18,806
$30 - $48K
$21,044
$48 - $75K
$23,898
$75 - $110K
$25,774
$110K & UP
$26,516

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