Rollins College: Acceptance Rate and Admissions Statistics

Cornell Hall at Rollins College
Cornell Hall at Rollins College.

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Rollins College is a private liberal arts college with an acceptance rate of 67%. Located in Winter Park, Florida, Rollins is about ten miles from Orlando. Rollins has an 11-to-1 student / faculty ratio and an average class size of 17. The college has a commitment to international learning, and both international relations and international business are popular majors among undergraduates. In athletics, the Rollins Tars compete in the NCAA Division II Sunshine State Conference.

Considering applying to Rollins 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, Rollins College had an acceptance rate of 67%. This means that for every 100 students who applied, 67 students were admitted, making Rollins' admissions process somewhat competitive.

Admissions Statistics (2017-18)
Number of Applicants 5,455
Percent Admitted 67%
Percent Admitted Who Enrolled (Yield) 15%

SAT Scores and Requirements

Rollins College has a test-optional standardized testing policy (test score waived option). Applicants to Rollins may submit SAT or ACT scores to the school, but they are not required. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 65% of admitted students submitted SAT scores.

SAT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
ERW 590 680
Math 560 680
ERW=Evidence-Based Reading and Writing

This admissions data tells us that of those students who submitted scores during the 2017-18 admissions cycle, most of Rollins 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 Rollins scored between 590 and 680, while 25% scored below 590 and 25% scored above 680. On the math section, 50% of admitted students scored between 560 and 680, while 25% scored below 560 and 25% scored above 680. While the SAT is not required, this data tells us that a composite SAT score of 1360 or higher is competitive for Rollins.

Requirements

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

Note that homeschooled students, as well as those applying to the Honors Degree Program or the 3/2 Accelerated Management Program are required to submit standardized test scores.

ACT Scores and Requirements

Rollins has a test-optional standardized testing policy (test score waived option). Applicants may submit SAT or ACT scores to the school, but they are not required. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 43% of admitted students submitted ACT scores.

ACT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
English 27 31
Math 27 28
Composite 24 30

This admissions data tells us that of those who submitted scores during the 2017-18 admissions cycle, most of Rollins' admitted students fall within the top 26% nationally on the ACT. The middle 50% of students admitted to Rollins College received a composite ACT score between 24 and 30, while 25% scored above 30 and 25% scored below 24.

Requirements

Rollins does not require ACT scores for admission for most applicants. For students who choose to submit scores, Rollins does not superscore the ACT; your highest composite ACT score will be considered. Rollins does not require the ACT writing section.

Note that homeschooled students, as well as those applying to the Honors Degree Program or the 3/2 Accelerated Management Program are required to submit standardized test scores.

GPA

In 2018, the average high school GPA of Rollins College's incoming freshmen class was 3.31, and and over 50% of incoming students had average GPAs of 3.25 and above. These results suggest that most successful applicants to Rollins College have primarily B grades.

Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph

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

The admissions data in the graph is self-reported by applicants to Rollins 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

Rollins College, which accepts over two-thirds of applicants, has a somewhat selective admissions process. If your SAT/ACT scores and GPA fall within the school's average ranges, you have a strong chance of being accepted. Keep in mind, however, that Rollins also has a holistic admissions process and is test-optional, and admissions decisions are based on much more than numbers. A strong application essay and glowing letters 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. Students with particularly compelling stories or achievements can still receive serious consideration even if their grades and scores are outside of Rollin's average range.

In the graph above, the blue and green dots represent accepted students. You'll see that most admitted students had high school averages of "B+" or higher, combined SAT scores of about 1100 or higher, and ACT composite scores of 23 or better. Due to Rollins "Test Score Waived" admissions option, average grades are more important than test scores in the admissions process at Rollins.

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