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.


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

    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.

Florida Southern College REVIEWS

What's your overall opinion of Florida Southern College?

75 Students rated Florida Southern College

Brian - 03/19/2024

Overall it's a fairly good school, however given the price you'd expect it to be better. There are a lot of poor quality buildings that they don't let you see during the tours, several of the teachers aren't the best, and the dorms are often disgusting. Other than that it's fine.

Victoria - 07/08/2023

Florida Southern College is a unique college where the architecture is that of Frank Lloyd Wright and the atmosphere is one of welcoming and friendly once you are on campus. There is plenty to do and safety is a huge plus with their security presence. Besides that, it is a nice campus to be on and not to far from home.

Kaliyah - 03/11/2023

It is a nice school, it just has it's downsides like other schools do. If you're looking for a party school, this is not the place. People don't do much unless they go out. Everyone is pretty friendly here, class size isn't too big, and there's definitely always something to do on campus. My complaints about the school and living in a dorm: the washers and dryers build up mold so fast. How am I supposed to wash my clothes when I don't even know if they're actually clean? Sharing bathrooms with other people is an absolute terror because some really just don't know how to clean up after themselves. The cost of books, absurd, and if you're a bio major like me there is no getting out of it. The books are created by the biology department so you can't find them anywhere else. The teachers cram like 4 weeks' worth of learning into two. Way too fast paced if you don't catch on quickly (I can barely keep up). The rooms echo so you can barely hear when a teacher speaks. I probably could keep going forever..... but the last thing I'm going to touch on is the parking situation. If you do not NEED a car, do not bring one here. Wasted $120 because I hardly ever get a spot. Is it a good school? Yes. They have good programs, good teachers, and good resources. Is there room for improvement? Absolutely. Suggestions- do your research on teachers. If you need real organization, find a teacher that will provide that. Become an honors student, there's many benefits and first pick on almost everything. If you're going to live on campus as a freshman, shoot for Barnett complex. Lastly, ask so many questions.

Amari - 02/05/2023

Overall, Florida Southern College is a great school. The academics are very broad with over 70 majors. The professors and staff members on campus are respectful and help the students out in anyway that they can. The campus is extremely beautiful with the buildings having historical meaning behind them. Florida Southern is an expensive school though and I do not recommend if you are a low income family.

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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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.

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