Flagler College: Acceptance Rate and Admissions Statistics

Courtyard of Ponce de Leon Hall at Flagler College

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Flagler College is a private liberal arts college with an acceptance rate of 57%. Located in historic St. Augustine, a popular tourist town on the northeast coast of Florida, Flagler College is less than a mile from the Atlantic Ocean, and 35 miles south of Jacksonville. Flagler first opened in 1968, and despite it's short history, the college features many historic buildings. The campus's main structure, Ponce de Leon Hall, was originally the Hotel Ponce de Leon, built by Henry Flagler in 1888. The college has a 16-to-1 student/faculty ratio and an average class size of 18 students. In athletics, the school competes within the Division II Peach Belt Conference of the NCAA. Popular sports include basketball, soccer, track and field, tennis, and baseball.

Considering applying to Flagler College? Here are the admissions statistics you should know, including average SAT/ACT scores and GPAs of admitted students.

Acceptance Rate

During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, Flagler College had an acceptance rate of 57%. This means that for every 100 students who applied, 57 students were admitted, making Flagler's admissions process competitive.

Admissions Statistics (2017-18)
Number of Applicants 4,858
Percent Admitted 57%
Percent Admitted Who Enrolled (Yield) 24%

SAT Scores and Requirements

Flagler College has a test-optional standardized testing policy. Applicants to Flagler may submit SAT or ACT scores to the school, but they are not required to do so. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 80% of admitted students submitted SAT scores.

SAT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
ERW 530 630
Math 500 590
ERW=Evidence-Based Reading and Writing

This admissions data tells us that of those students who submitted SAT scores, most of Flagler College's admitted students fall within the top 35% nationally on the SAT. For the evidence-based reading and writing section, 50% of students admitted to Flagler scored between 530 and 630, while 25% scored below 530 and 25% scored above 630. On the math section, 50% of admitted students scored between 500 and 590, while 25% scored below 500 and 25% scored above 590. While the SAT is not required, this data tells us that a composite SAT score of 1220 or higher is a competitive score for Flagler College.

Requirements

Flagler College does not require SAT scores for admission. For students who choose to submit scores, note that Flagler participates in the scorechoice program, meaning that the admissions office will consider your highest score from each individual section across all SAT test dates. Flagler College does not require the essay section of the SAT.

ACT Scores and Requirements

Flagler College has a test-optional standardized testing policy. Applicants to Flagler may submit SAT or ACT scores to the school, but they are not required to do so. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 48% of admitted students submitted ACT scores.

ACT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
English 21 26
Math 18 24
Composite 20 26

This admissions data tells us that of those students who submitted ACT scores, most of Flagler College's admitted students fall within the top 49% nationally on the ACT. The middle 50% of students admitted to Flagler received a composite ACT score between 20 and 26, while 25% scored above 26 and 25% scored below 20.

Requirements

Note that Flagler College does not require ACT scores for admission. For students who choose to submit scores, Flagler participates in the scorechoice program, meaning that the admissions office will consider your highest score from each individual section across all ACT test dates. Flagler College does not require the ACT writing section.

GPA

In 2018, the mean GPA for incoming Flagler College freshmen was 3.46. This information suggests that most successful applicants to Flagler College have primarily B grades.

Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph

Flagler College Applicants' Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph.
Flagler College Applicants' Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph. Data courtesy of Cappex.

The admissions data in the graph is self-reported by applicants to Flagler College. GPAs are unweighted. Find out how you compare to accepted students, see the real-time graph, and calculate your chances of getting in with a free Cappex account.

Admissions Chances

Flagler College, which accepts over half of applicants, has a competitive admissions pool. However, Flagler also has a holistic admissions process and is test-optional, so admissions decisions are based on much more than numbers. A strong application essay and a glowing letter of recommendation can strengthen your application, as can participation in meaningful extracurricular activities and a rigorous course schedule. The college is looking for students who will contribute to the campus community in meaningful ways, not just students who show promise in the classroom.

In the graph above, the blue and green dots represent accepted students. You can see that most admitted students had high school averages of "B" or higher, combined SAT scores of about 1050 or higher (ERW+M), and ACT composite scores of 21 or higher.

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