Location
Lakeland, FL
Undergrads
2,185
Tuition
$27,930
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 544 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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3 College Freshman

Majors: Internship is supposedly guaranteed, I'm a bio major wanting to work with horses and im bored

3 College Freshman

Majors: I'm a bio major who wants to work with horses and im bored here, sure hard classes but not challenging

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Transportation: No on campus transportation, airport an hour away and a train station 5 mins away

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Cafeteria food is alright, it's not god awful. Plus there is a starbucks on campus.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Mostly everyone smokes pot. I can't stand it anymore.

2 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: The guy to girl ratio is so bad, wayyy to many girls for all these boys

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Greek Life: I'm not involved in Greek life, all the sorority girls talk the same and I can't take it

4 College Freshman

Academics: Depending on your major is can be awesome to bad. Limited majors so don't look here for anything fancy

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: It's all very laid back as long as you get a laid back RA

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: As a freshman, it's awesome. The dorms are like hotel rooms, it's upperclass when the dorms get bad....

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3 College Freshman

Nightlife: Only club around is a slum called Kaus, I don't party or drink either...so...

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Security is good, if you stay up late somewhere, they are always checking up on you.

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5 College Sophomore

Athletics: Everyone supports athletics. You will always find a student section at every athletic event. Plus our mens basketball is pretty good.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Harry's downtown is the best! There is also a lot of chains like McDonalds, Wendys, Moe's, Chipotle, Hooter, etc. There is a lot of different food options.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: There is a lot to choose from. You meet so many different people from many different places. There is a lot of selection of people to hang out with.

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5 College Sophomore

Weather: It is nice 90% of the time. There is usually sun and it hardly stays cold for long. The summers a little bit much, but if you hate the cold you'll love it.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Academics: The workload is a little heavy at first, but if it's what you really want to do it's definitely worth it. You learn a lot and get a lot of hands on experience.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Diversity: The diversity of students is definitely getting better. There are more and more of different students coming in every year.

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4 College Sophomore

Nightlife: If you can find a party or go to kaus, you should have a pretty good time. There are no clubs in the area. If you want to really go out you'd have to go to Tampa or Orlando.

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3 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: You are an hour away from Tampa and Orlando, and that's where everything really happens. Lakeland has shops and a mall. It has a lot of food options. Harry's downtown Lakeland is the best!

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5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: We have monthly health and safety checks. If you feel unsafe walking to your car, Safety will come and escort you. Safety is constantly driving around campus making sure everything is as it should be.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: There are some dorms that are not fantastic and the rules against off-campus living are far too strict. There are plenty of decent housing options on campus, however, and the campus owned apartments and the Barnett Community (only for freshmen right now) are fantastic.

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3 College Freshman

Computers: There are plenty of computers on campus, but for convenience it is best to have one of your own. The printing facilities are okay but not fantastic and can get expensive if you print beyond the per-semester quota. The campus has wireless access available almost universally, but it can be slow and the school's IT people frequently break the network while attempting to "improve" it.

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5 College Freshman

Academics: Aside from a few less-than-stellar gen ed's, I've never had a bad class. For the most part, there are top-notch professors across the board, and if you're motivated to do well, the small class sizes will give you access to the quality individual attention needed to help you succeed.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: FSC is a "dry" campus. In theory, there is no tolerance for any alcohol or drugs, but in reality there is a lot more leeway for those things than what FSC tries to make people think. There is not an oppressive sense of peer pressure into doing drugs or drinking, but rather just a decently strong presence of people who do them. In most cases it is completely harmless, and for people who just enjoy illicit substances casually it is generally not too difficult to fly under the radar of administration. One must be cautious if they choose to store or partake in drinking or drugs on campus however, as people do still get caught and sometimes they get kicked out for it.

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Erin Ferguson
Hometown
Orlando
Major
Communication
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Students have to be open to the help and advice that is offered at FSC; it's easy when the professors' enthusiasim is contagious. The small community holds options for recent graduates to obtain jobs because the area is riddled with alumni who are more than willing to help out an FSC graduate. Although the amount of different social and academic groups may be fewer than what is available in a larger school, students have many more opportunities to hold leadership positions and gain experience through clubs. The smaller size also gives students more opportunities to participate in campus events, such as free Chick-Fil-A chicken biscuits on certain Fridays.

FSC is unique because of the Frank Lloyd Wright architecture. A point of pride at the school, the buildings have a sense of prestige because they are all exquisite. The absence of bland, boring buildings makes the environment for learning much more appealing. FSC is distinguished as one of the top 10 most beautiful schools in the nation for a reason. 

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