About State College of Florida-Manatee-Sarasota

Founded in 1957, State College of Florida-Manatee-Sarasota. is a college. Located in Florida, which is a city setting in Florida, the campus itself is Suburban. The campus is home to 10,480 full time undergraduate students, and 0 full time graduate students.

The State College of Florida-Manatee-Sarasota Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 21:1. There are 130 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at State College of Florida-Manatee-Sarasota 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 SCF are considered , with ,2% 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 State College of Florida-Manatee-Sarasota.

“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?

    24 Students rated on-campus housing 1.7 stars. 4 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

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

  • How would you rate campus food?

    27 Students rated campus food 3.5 stars. 19 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    28 Students rated campus facilities 4 stars. 32 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    28 Students rated class size 4.2 stars. 43 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    27 Students rated school activities 3.2 stars. 7 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    27 Students rated local services 3.4 stars. 37 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    28 Students rated academics 4 stars. 36 % gave the school a 5.0.

State College of Florida-Manatee-Sarasota REVIEWS

What's your overall opinion of State College of Florida-Manatee-Sarasota?

40 Students rated State College of Florida-Manatee-Sarasota

Savannah - 11/21/2023

My degree has been easy to obtain thanks to SCF! In addition to working a full-time job, I started studying part-time online studies and will graduate with my AS in the summer of 2024. An SCF counselor advised me to pursue my BS after I received my AS, and I believe I am. SCF always answers the phone when I call. I can now get a real person on the phone for assistance. Additionally, the advisers reply to emails promptly. Due to SCF's participation in several scholarship programs, my education has become more inexpensive. It's simple to navigate the campuses. tidy and safe. I take pleasure in receiving my top-notch education from SCF. Students may find several tools to assist with their academic work! The student assistance program at SCF is one of my favorite features. from tutors, counselors, academic advisers, etc.! There are many of excellent lessons available. I usually have a terrific experience at SCF and I like my time here.

Nyshaya - 11/10/2023

There are many great options for great assistance and opportunities at the school. In the library there are many great books that are relevant to situations that college students go through. They provide options to use different computers and systems to get school work done, financial applications done, and whatever else needs to be done. In the library it provides printers and charges to get work turned in, private rooms to record for presentations, private rooms for group study, private rooms for individual work, private rooms for test taking. In the library it provides assistance for school work such as tutors, great assisting personnel, and different settings for different learning styles and focus abilities. One thing I strongly dislike about The State College Of Florida is something that I would not hold against the school itself but rather the education system. In a few of my classes, my professors have a very hard time focusing enough to get through the course material. I am a hands on and in person learner but I feel like if I can not teach myself something than I will not learn anything. I have heard that the prerequisite classes are always the toughest and hardest to get through and as someone who is willing to push through the hard days to get to the level of education I strive for, I hope that I am able to win enough scholarships to help me afford the schooling that I need to in return help other children learn and grow.

Robin - 05/30/2023

Great school so far teachers are here to help us learn not toucher us. Sometimes they take too long to answer in the reception area but since I mentioned something to them I have not had to wait for that long again and hope it stays that way. Also I do wish that there was on campus housing or at least offer students full time some kind of assistance to help with living when they have no one to help.

Zoe - 02/17/2023

Personally, I think it's great for a cheaper community college. I've had good experiences with my classmates and my teachers. I attend the Venice campus and my grades had actually raised after graduating high school. I finished my first semester with a 3.25 GPA and plan on doing just as good--if not better--my next semester. The school is quick to accommodate students, but I have only just started here in the previous fall semester.

State College of Florida-Manatee-Sarasota FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at State College of Florida-Manatee-Sarasota?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for State College of Florida-Manatee-Sarasota 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?

    If I was able to have a conversation with myself about college life I would have gave myself tons of tips and advice. I would inform myself about the hassle of getting to school on time. I would explain to myself the frustration of trying to obtain financial aid for education. I would illustrate myself the hard work that I need to put in for school. In addition to telling myself about the hard work to put in I would also tell myself to not let the responsibility of school get me down. I would inform myself that even though the requirements for school can stress anyone out but I would tell myself not to let it bring you down into a depressive state of mind. The most important advice I could give myself because four years of paying for education is something I believe I should enjoy.

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

    Manatee Community College can be incredibly helpful, the teachers are all pretty nice, and the classes are very informative; overall, it's a great school to attend.

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

    The most frustrating thing about SCF would be that if it rains there are no awnings over the sidewalks inbetween buildings. So for instance, if you need to get to your bio lab from the lecture and you have your laptop with you, then you are going to have to find away to get across the walkway without ruining your laptop or books and notes.

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

    The school I currently attend is truthfully a very nice school. I only have one complaint, and that would be the staff. I personally believe that some of the faculty there should not be teaching. A few of the teachers I had, had no idea what they were teaching. Some of my professors barely even spoke English. One of my professors had come back after not teacher for 8 years, and he could hardly remember the material. While I understand that it is hard to find teachers with this economy, they definitely need to have higher standards when hiring faculty.

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  6. What's unique about your campus?

    I consider the best thing about MCC to be the helpful faculty and staff. It made the transition from high school to college easier to handle. The faculty educates with the difficulty of a university but there are less students so they can have a more one on one interaction with their students. This is helpful when I have questions with the curriculum the professors are available for assistance.

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

    I tell my friends and family most about MCC's small campus and how comforatable it is to approach the professors. Small class sizes are a big plus as well. But most of all I brag about my own accomplishments with my grades and my efforst in achieving those grades.

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

    A person who has not set down and thought about the resposibility that college can have on your life. College can have an affect on your life in a number of ways fiancially and personally in my own personal experience with college I feel that one can have a better success rate if they are fully aware of the hard work and sacrafices that they will have to put into college in order to succceed.

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  9. Describe the students at your school.

    My classmates in all of my classes are indescribable.

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  10. What kind of person should attend this school?

    Unfortuately with the economy the way it is, more families are being forced to send the kids to the community schools just to at least get them started. I like our campus. They accept a wide diverse range of students that are will to apply themselves and advance their skills. As long as the student is committed to their education every student should be allowed to attend.

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  11. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Its a community college that has one of the best nursing programs.

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

    Manatee Community College is the first college I have attended, but it is evident that from these past two years that this college is unique. The atmosphere in and around the campus is peaceful, and beautifully landscaped. When a student first starts college, he/she should have an ease in transition, allowing for greater chance of success. MCC provides students with a beginning that they can build on; gradually increasing the difficulty of courses, making it easier for students to work towards individual success, and feasible goals. The students and faculty are friendly, and make one feel at home.

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

    i wish i would have know what a arc was. also how the buildings were set up.

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  14. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    This school is very good on making sure that their students gets the best education by the best professors

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  15. What are the academics like at your school?

    The academics are lecture, test and there is help through the department of disabilities for students who qualify for their service.

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

    There is a tennis team and a math club that are going on at the college.

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  17. Where is the best place to get work done on campus?

    the best place to get work done would be in the academic resource center or outside on campus sitting at the tables that are spread out on campus.

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

    I haven't noticed any type of stereotypes here at the school.

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  19. Describe your school to someone who's never heard of it.

    The State College of Florida is located in Bradenton, Manatee County Florida. This college is known for dentistry, Business plus many other academics that will benefit future plans or goals in life. This is a 4 year college where you are able to have duel classes with other universities or the are linked up to University of South Florida plus others if your want to continue for Masters or Doctoral degrees.

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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.

76% of students attending State College of Florida-Manatee-Sarasota receive some sort of financial aid. 56% were awarded federal grants. While 18% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

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$0 - $30K
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$110K & UP

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