About Florida SouthWestern State College

Founded in 1962, Florida SouthWestern State College. is a college. Located in Florida, which is a city setting in Florida, the campus itself is Suburban. The campus is home to 16,627 full time undergraduate students, and 0 full time graduate students.

The Florida SouthWestern State College Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 31:1. There are 173 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Florida SouthWestern State College include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate100%
Application Deadline
Application Fee30
SAT Range
ACT Range

Admissions at ESC are considered , with ,27% 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 Florida SouthWestern 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”

Florida SouthWestern State College REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    58 Students rated on-campus housing 3.4 stars. 29 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    32 Students rated off-campus housing 4.2 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    69 Students rated campus food 3.7 stars. 25 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    68 Students rated campus facilities 4.4 stars. 53 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    69 Students rated class size 4.5 stars. 68 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    68 Students rated school activities 3.7 stars. 40 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    67 Students rated local services 4 stars. 42 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    68 Students rated academics 4.3 stars. 53 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Florida SouthWestern State College?

67 Students rated Florida SouthWestern State College

Kyhia - 08/22/2023

Florida SouthWestern State College is an incredible institution to study. I attended two colleges, and this one is by far my favorite. The teachers and faculty are outstanding. They sincerely want to help you achieve your goals with the greatest assistance they can provide.

Gianna - 02/13/2023

My opinion of Florida Southwestern State College is that it's great. The students are there to learn and to achieve their dream career. Their classes are very important to the students and I agree that they have a variety of opportunities to choose from. The campus is great and so is the professors. It's a great campus and environment.

Kiara - 01/30/2023

FSW is a great and affordable alternative for college. I chose FSW because of those reasons. It was amazing when I went to orrientation and everyone was focused on helping me in any way I needed help. Everyone was also so understanding of how it was my first time at college given that I was a freshman. Not only were teachers and staff amazing but the students and peers were also a big help. Overalll a really great school. To me it was the perfect choice.

zoee - 11/16/2022

I think it offers a variety of majors and options for students of all walks of life. Campus life is fun, and professors are helpful when needed. The food options on campus are a variety of ranges which is refreshing to see. The pool and gym on site is super helpful for busy students.

Florida SouthWestern State College FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Florida SouthWestern State College?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Florida SouthWestern 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?

    Don't underestimate college and think that it will be easier than high school. You can easily fall behind if you don't keep up with your studies. But most importantly do not take time off, this is a mistake that will put you behind easily, and after taking a semester off, another semester does not seem like a big deal, before you know it you are behind two years.

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

    My school is very diverse and They make sure every student is on the right track.

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  4. What kind of person should attend this school?

    It's definitely a place for those people who can't afford to go far, and still would like to better themselves educationally. The college itself tends to collect people who want to continue their education, but would rather be somewhere else, kind of stepping stone

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

    The type of person that shouldn't attend this school is someone who just doesn't care about their education. The students are all hard working, with families and multiple jobs that are trying to advance themselves with this school.

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

    The ease at which I was able to attend being an adult student

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  7. What's unique about your campus?

    My school Edison State College - Charlotte Campus is involved. Great staff

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  8. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Going Tobacco Free

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  9. Describe the students at your school.

    A diverse group of people. Always surprised.

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

    Edison State College is an exceptinal education at a resonable cost.

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

    There is not many things I could complain aabout my school. The only problem I usually have is not ever finding a parking spot. This usually gets in my way of getting to class on time.

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

    I wish I knew that it wasnt going to be easy.

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

    The most frustrating thing abou tmy school is tat a lot of the times I feel like the classes are a little too easy. I'm o asking for rigorous classes tht I feel like I can't comlpete, but sometimes I feel as if I'm in a high school class, if not, lower.

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

    Baseball, softball activity returns to City of Palms Park as FSW summer camps

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

    Our school is seen as the community college of our area because it use to be a community college. I believe that since the name has changed, and they have more bachelor programs that the school is starting to be recognized for what it has become and not what it use to be. I do not think that we are anything like a community college. We have amazing staff and the classes are not any "easier" than ones at a state college.

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  16. What are your classes like?

    large with plenty of room, and new.

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  17. What are the academics like at your school?

    The academics at FSW are the main focus of the facility. We do not have sports teams as of this year so they strive for academic excellence. They even have a class called Corner Stone that all incoming freshmen take to help them with getting though that first year of college, if its teaching them how to take notes, to helping students find employment while attending school. Also, all the professors that I have personally had have tried to helps students academically if its offering extended office hours or setting up a private tutor for a student. We also have resource labs for all of the major subjects like writing, mathematics, speech, science, etc. The school offers so many different ways for students to succeed academically if they do not than the student is not putting in the effort.

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  18. Why did you decide to go to this school?

    to get a degree in criminal justice

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  19. Do you feel like you changed a lot?

    some what

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  20. Tell us about your professors.

    very professional

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  21. Tell us about the sports scene on campus.

    baseball and basketball

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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.

85% of students attending Florida SouthWestern State College receive some sort of financial aid. 66% were awarded federal grants. While 25% 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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