Florida Southern College Admissions

SAT & ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Tuition, Financial Aid & More

Joseph Reynolds Hall at Florida Southern College
Joseph Reynolds Hall at Florida Southern College. Photo Credit: Allen Grove

Florida Southern College Admissions Overview:

FSC's admissions are only somewhat selective--over half of those who apply will not be accepted. Still, students with high grades and test scores have a good chance of being admitted. Prospective students need to submit scores from the ACT or SAT. Both tests are accepted equally. Applicants can apply through the school's application, or through the Common Application.

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Admissions Data (2015):

Florida Southern College Description:

Florida Southern College's attractive 100-acre campus sits on a hillside overlooking Lake Hollingsworth in Lakeland, Florida. The campus features numerous gardens and green spaces, and it has become a popular destination for visitors because it is home to the largest college of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture on a single site. Florida Southern frequently ranks highly for both its academics and its value. The curriculum has a liberal arts core, yet professional programs in business, nursing and education are quite popular with undergraduates.

Nearly all students receive grant aid. Students come from 41 states and 31 countries. Students at Florida Southern College will have lots of interaction with the faculty -- the school has a 12 to 1 student / faculty ratio and an average class size of 20. In athletics, the Florida Southern Mocs (Moccasins) compete in the NCAA Division II Sunshine State Conference.

Enrollment (2015):

  • Total Enrollment: 2,869 (2,559 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 36% Male / 64% Female
  • 89% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $33,150
  • Books: $1,244 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $10,680
  • Other Expenses: $1,626
  • Total Cost: $46,700

Florida Southern College Financial Aid (2014 - 15):

  • Percentage of Students Receiving Aid: 100%
  • Percentage of Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 100%
    • Loans: 87%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $18,221
    • Loans: $6,188

Academic Programs:

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 81%
  • Transfer-out Rate: 34%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 46%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 57%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Lacrosse, Soccer, Swimming, Baseball, Basketball, Track and Field, Tennis, Golf, Cross Country
  • Women's Sports: Lacrosse, Softball, Swimming, Soccer, Tennis, Volleyball, Track and Field, Cross Country, Basketball

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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