About Polk State College

Founded in 1964, Polk 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 11,364 full time undergraduate students, and 0 full time graduate students.

The Polk State College Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 27:1. There are 162 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Polk 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 PSC are considered , with ,14% 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.

STUDENT LIFE

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

5%
“We”re apathetic”
44%
“We know about current events and vote”
49%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
3%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
10%
“We save it for the classroom”
33%
“Sometimes, but not often”
49%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
8%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
26%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
74%
“I feel extremely safe”
39%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
33%
“We bought the gear”
27%
“We live for the big game”
3%
“It”s not really our thing”
8%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
64%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
26%
“We”re a very artistic group”
3%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
72%
“They keep regular office hours”
26%
“They”re always available”
67%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
15%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
10%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
8%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
36%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
49%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
15%
“We only party on weekends”
0%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
44%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
49%
“There might be people who do”
8%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”

Polk State College REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    34 Students rated on-campus housing 1.6 stars. 3 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    28 Students rated off-campus housing 3.2 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    43 Students rated campus food 3.7 stars. 19 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    46 Students rated campus facilities 4.2 stars. 41 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    46 Students rated class size 4.2 stars. 48 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

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

  • How would you rate local services?

    47 Students rated local services 3.3 stars. 17 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    47 Students rated academics 4.2 stars. 49 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Polk State College?

59 Students rated Polk State College

Catherine - 02/23/2022

The Polk State College Winter Haven campus is both large and ornate. The college prides itself on being accessible, respectable, and engaged in student learning. I think Polk State College is a wonderful academic institution, with a lot of love to give to students.

Epiphany - 09/02/2021

Provide you with the necessary resources that will aid any student for success. Whether its student that volunteer to assist administration with tutoring , faculties that care about our well-being, and online support 24/7 more than 5 day a week. It a really good community college, just do your work .

Joy - 12/14/2020

This is only my first semester and overall I think the school is great. There are somethings that I don't like. I don't like the fact that we can't have a minor. I also don't like that the nursing program is 2 years. That means I'll have to be in school longer than I anticipated. Also one of my professors was a little difficult, and so was her class. Other than that my first semester was fun and I learned a lot.

Jenniffer - 10/13/2020

It's a good college to start your journey in. While you can only do two years for most degrees, they do have several options in assisting you in picking out a transfer college. They do have a few four-year programs like Nursing (which is considered as one of the best in the state of Florida) and Law Enforcement. As a music composition major, I can say with complete certainty that the professors are experts in their respective fields and instruments. If you are a percussionist like me, Dr. Mitchell is strict, but you will get insane results. He also teaches some of the ear training classes and all of the music history courses. Just make sure that you're on top of things and you will pass any of his classes: he is fast-paced, but fair. You also get to interact with Prof. Manzi (who is more laid-back but gets things done) and Prof. West (who is organized and articulate with explanations of things in music theory) if you are a music major of any sort. So far, my other professors were pretty good. If you happen to excel at academics, you're in luck: there are not one, but two organizations for students who want to take on a challenge. There's the Honors Program for gifted students who want to take honors courses and graduate as an honors student, and Phi Theta Kappa, which is more exclusive, but has a lot of scholarship opportunities if you do manage to get in. (For the Winter Haven campus, the chapter is Xi Pi.) Overall, Polk State is a good economical choice if you want to start college but find yourself undecided.

Polk State College FAQS

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

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Polk 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 would tell myself not to screw around, to stay focused and to take classes that led to what I wanted my career to be. I would say study hard and try my best at getting good grades in all my classes. Also I would tell myself to take AP classes or to join dualenrolment in a college in order to get an early start on my college credits and a chance to earn my degree faster. I also would suggest to consider collegeic highschool as well to get a jump start on my future education. Also I would tell myself to save my money because I will need it for books, classes, tuition, and school supplies which can get expensive. It helps to have a job as well in order to keep some money rolling in the account no matter how little it pays or how miserable it is. All extra caricular activities helps as well, they keep you saine and relaxed as well as more focused in your down time. And finally never give up, believe in yourself and always do your best.

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

    It is an affordable college experience, while maintaining a family life.

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  4. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    sorry I really don't know...

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

    The worst thing about my school is that during my attendence the school changed from being a Community College to Four year state college. This changed some of the required classes which put some of us students behind, this consequently makes the process of working up to graduating a little longer. But other than that I love this school.

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

    The most frustrating thing about my current school is the need to remodel the campus. Currently there is a portable in the parking lot which took the place of the cafeteria for the year. Of which does not have internet and it defeats the purpose of getting anything to eat and being able to get work done. The surrounding area is grim to cellphone coverage so as much as a nesesity the internet is I find it to be a constant struggle when at school.

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

    It is small and quaint

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

    The teachers are really great. The ones I have had I have been extremely grateful and lucky to have had them.

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  9. What's unique about your campus?

    The atmosphere is great and there is a good outreach to draw students in. The campus is easy to get around and also has USF on campus as well. They offer a wide variety of career choices.

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

    I wish i would have know more about the dual enrollment programs that polk state college offers to everyone.

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

    If you're looking for the big university life, PSC is not for you. If you prefer large lecture like classes, PSC isn't for you.

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  12. Describe the students at your school.

    work oriented they know how to have fun.

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  13. What are the academics like at your school?

    their ok. i didnt go too off course with what i thought i wanted but its was very diverse

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

    Mainly soccer games or chillin doing SAB or SALO events

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  15. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    Great school to decide what you wanna do in life!

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

    we have a lot of people that either want to become a nurse or use the school to get an AA. It does have a lot else to offer including engineering, criminal justice, physical therapy assissting, music, etc

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  17. What kind of person should attend this school?

    After high school many students are unsure of future plans or goals, but it is important to continue your education for future success now a days. Students who are motivated, focused, and determined will find themselves at the right place. PCC also offers smaller classes than typical universities which may help with being involved with other students and professors thus enhancing the learning experience for ones who like this type of class setting. PCC will honestly help make a difference to all who attend.

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Student Body

Students

63%

female

37%

male

11,364

Total Undergrad Enrollment

N/A

Total Grad Students

1%

Out-Of-State

98%

In-State

1%

International

Organizations

N/A

Student Organizations

N/A

Fraternities

N/A

Sororities

Housing

No

On-Campus Housing

N/A

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
2%
% Black or African-American
16%
% Hispanic/Latino
21%
% White or Caucasian
53%

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.

67% of students attending Polk State College receive some sort of financial aid. 55% were awarded federal grants. While 12% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$12,271

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$2,000

Books and Supplies

$8,339

Room and Board

22,610

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$7,981
$30 - $48K
$8,833
$48 - $75K
$10,601
$75 - $110K
$12,293
$110K & UP
$12,943

We use student reviews and the most current publicly available data on our school pages. As such, we don't typically remove or edit college information. Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Portions of college data include copyrighted material, which is reproduced on this website by permission of Wintergreen Orchard House, a division of Carnegie Communications. © 2009-2016 by Wintergreen Orchard House. All rights reserved.

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