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Florida Southern College - SAT Scores, Costs and Admissions Data

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Joseph Reynolds Hall at Florida Southern College

Joseph Reynolds Hall at Florida Southern College

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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.

Admissions Data (2012):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 2,455 (2,257 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 40% Male / 60% Female
  • 89% Full-time

Costs (2012 - 13):

  • Tuition and Fees: $27,200
  • Books: $1,150 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $9,100
  • Other Expenses: $1,330
  • Total Cost: $38,780

Florida Southern College Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of Students Receiving Aid: 98%
  • Percentage of Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 98%
    • Loans: 63%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $16,683
    • Loans: $12,024

Scholarships for Florida Southern (powered by Cappex.com)

Most Popular Majors:

Accounting, Biology, Criminology, Education, Finance, Marketing, Nursing, Psychology

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 76%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 47%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 55%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

Admissions Information for Other Florida Colleges and Universities:

Florida Southern College Mission Statement:

mission statement from http://www.flsouthern.edu/academics/mission.htm

"Florida Southern College is committed to educational excellence and is a selective, comprehensive, private, United Methodist college with a strong liberal arts core and signature programs. The College enrolls a talented student body and includes an accomplished faculty who are dedicated to teaching excellence. Outstanding opportunities for engaged learning, student-faculty collaborative research and performance, service learning, study abroad, and honors study are distinctive features of the academic program at Florida Southern. The college offers exceptional student life programs, including a championship athletic program."

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