About Rollins College

Founded in 1885, Rollins College. is a Private college. Located in Florida, which is a city setting in Florida, the campus itself is Suburban. The campus is home to 2,642 full time undergraduate students, and 598 full time graduate students.

The Rollins College Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 10:1. There are 235 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Rollins College include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate60%
Application Deadline15-Nov
Application Fee50
SAT Range
ACT Range

Admissions at are considered Selective, with ,17% 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.

95% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 77% were in the top quarter, and 44% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.


We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Rollins 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”

Rollins College REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    54 Students rated on-campus housing 3.6 stars. 13 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    41 Students rated off-campus housing 3 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    56 Students rated campus food 3.9 stars. 27 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    56 Students rated campus facilities 4.3 stars. 38 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    56 Students rated class size 4.7 stars. 80 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    56 Students rated school activities 3.9 stars. 30 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    56 Students rated local services 4.1 stars. 41 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    56 Students rated academics 4 stars. 39 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Rollins College?

32 Students rated Rollins College

Diya - 07/19/2023

As a private school, it provides a small environment for college studies. Although the campus size is pretty small, it is very deep-rooted in its history. There are always friendly faces outside engaging in a variety of activities. Stepping outside of Rollins is an amazing shopping and eating stroll.

Deidra - 03/18/2023

Awful. Security officers violate campus policy with room searches and they pull girls out of bed half in a state of undress to check on their welfare. It is traumatizing. Our student transferred to a large school of 60,000 in an urban setting and it feels more secure and safe than Rollins. The biggest threat to college students is campus security themselves. Anything is on the table for them as a means to fit their purpose. Title IX is a huge issue but it is the staff you have to watch out for. They will hand chopsticks to all Asian students in the dining hall and students of color had their dorm doors pounded on and someone would run through and yell, we hate the N word. Micro aggression and overt discrimination are huge issues for students of color and women. The state university would not accept transfer of credits towards major-even with an appeal the determination was too low of rigor.

Emily - 12/28/2022

I was extremely worried about making the wrong decision when committing to a university, but truly feel I could not have made a better choice than Rollins! The small class sizes allow for strong connections with professors that you cannot find anywhere else, and students are equipped with numerous opportunities outside the classroom; the school staff and educators truly want you to succeed. Plus, the campus is absolutely breathtaking with impressive on-campus housing options. I would highly recommend!

CYNTHIA - 04/07/2021

A beautiful campus on a picturesque lake with Mediterranean style architecture. A great place to get educated! If you like swimming or just being outdoors, you can’t beat the weather of Central Florida. You’ll be glad you came and you’ll be envied.

Rollins College FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Rollins College?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Rollins College is 60%. 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?

    Visit the college first and interact with the students there.

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

    The school is changing and there are growing pains. There is a sudden crackdown on drinking and it puts a lot of stress and pressure on students. The number of alcohol violations have tripled, yet the system for dealing with those violations has stayed the same so obviously it is bogged down adn pretty ineffective. There really is not a good way to blow off steam. The top administration jumps to decisions without really consulting the student body and it puts the students in bad situations.

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  4. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Cocaine and preppy kids

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  5. Describe the students at your school.

    They are absolutely incredible.

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

    sororities are big. most people are from florida.

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  7. What's unique about your campus?

    It's commitment to community engagement. Allowed me to apply classroom theory to practical needs in the community.

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

    Rollins cares and provides a diverse, welcoming atmosphere for students of all genders, religious affliations, sexual orientations, and ethnicities.

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

    Whats unique about Rollins College is that it is a private school that has a lot of field study research opportunities. I really like the fact that Rollins is a smaller school with only 17 students on average in a class. The teachers at Rollins College are all very qualified and always have time for questions. Rollins compared to other Universitys is a lot more personal and hands on, I know my place at Rollins.

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  10. What kind of person should attend this school?

    I think anybody should attend this school, it's a great place to learn in the central Florida area -- I just think since tuition is so high you are forced to be from an upper middle class rich family.

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  11. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    Small classes, so professors know you by first name. People reaction to me saying I went to Rollins has been both positive and negative. Positive reactions is that the school is highly regarded as the "Ivy League of the Southeast"....ranked by numerous sources as a top private school. Negative reactions were that I must be a rich spoiled kid and feel entitled to everything. I will admit that campus feels like a country club and is in an upscale area of Orlando, Winterpark, in a suburban setting.

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

    I tell friends about the small class sizes and how well I was prepared academically for graduate school. The small class sizes and labs for each class really helped me learn and gave me the opportunity to strengthen research and analytical skills in my field. Also, I was exposed to people from all over the country and helped me gain new perspectives and opportunities.

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

    The kind of person who wants to slide through college with putting in little hard work. Rollins prides itself on academic excellence and therefore students should come to this school ready to become the global citizens and responsible leaders that out mission statement describes.

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

    The most frustrating thing about my school is how much it costs.

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

    There is a stereotype of being the "rich kids" partying school which is not true. the student body is very diverse and is comprised of students from all over the world. Students can believe this is true if they want it to be.

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  16. What are the academics like at your school?

    Honestly, the academics here are not easy. Sure, you'll find some classes that are a breeze, but not without doing some work. I never have understood why or how people slack off here because it is a tough school! Luckily, students can receive a lot of assistance with classes if they reach for it. There is a free student tutoring center called TJ's that is extremely helpful with tutors who have taken the classes before you and can help you edit your papers and such. Also, the professors are extremely responsive if you need help. Most are very prompt in responding emails and will offer any help for you to succeed. Luckily in situations like this, the class sizes average at 17 so the professor will know your name and be able to pinpoint what you need to work on. I have never had any problems with asking a professor for help! The education I'm getting here I actually feel will be so beneficial for me in the long run. Since we are a liberal arts college, 1/3 of your classes will be general education requirements, 1/3 electives, and 1/3 going toward your major. Rollins wants their students and graduates to be more knowledgeable in all topics, hence why general education classes are a requirement. Not only will it help expand your knowledge, but it will help you narrow down your choices for a major you think you would like!

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

    There are over 100 different clubs and organizations on campus that students can easily join. If there isn't a club that students are interested in, they can start one! It's very simple - they only need 4 other students and a faculty member to support them and they can do it. Rollins makes it simple! Greek life makes up a large part of the campus organizations, even though it's only 35{4a082faed443b016e84c6ea63012b481c58f64867aa2dc62fff66e22ad7dff6c} of the campus. Joining a club or taking part in campus events will definitely help spike your involvement and interest in college life and help you to become better acquainted with going to college. Also, if you didn't want to go to a bar or anything of that sort on a week night or whenever really, there is ALWAYS something going on around campus. For example, the first week of March, an organization I'm in is sponsoring DayGlow on campus which students love to come to! Simple and fun events like those help bring the campus together.

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  18. What is the stereotype of students at your school?

    Wealthy white kids. Smart and ambitious. Leaders in their careers.

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  19. Is the stereotype of students at your school accurate?


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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.

88% of students attending Rollins College receive some sort of financial aid. 22% were awarded federal grants. While 41% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

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$30 - $48K
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$110K & UP

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