Location
Winter Park, FL
Undergrads
1,890
Tuition
$41,460
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 976 total reviews with an average rating of 3.8

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4 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Winter Park is a great place especially being so close to Orlando.

2 College Sophomore

Diversity: Mainly preppy, rich, white kids. Typical country club attendees.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: We don't have a major stadium and there isn't much school spirit. But you can pretty much always get a seat at the games unless it's something super big/publicized around campus.

5 College Senior

Local Atmosphere: Winter Park is beautiful and right next to Orlando; need I say more?

5 College Senior

Majors: I love Humanities and I am grateful to be able to study at Rollins.

3 College Senior

Majors: I do not foresee myself in the position of needing an internship but a museum gig with pay is a dream.

5 College Senior

Facilities: Rollins College is top-notch. The Bush Auditorium was rebuilt this year and is state of the art.

4 College Senior

Diversity: Rollins college is a melting pot of humanity.

4 College Senior

Health & Safety: It's great, when something happens on campus we get an alert. There are call boxes all over campus.

2 College Senior

Scholarships: I received a small scholarship from my school, after paying for 3 years worth of classes myself. My Stafford loans have played out and now I am scrambling for assistance. Oh, did I forget to mention my 3.19 GPA and my President's List award from last semester?

3 College Senior

Athletics: I personally do not attend any of the sporting events. However, we do have a new football program.

5 College Senior

Academics: Each major has its specific requirements and different workload intensities. For my major, it requires classes in different areas in order for me to be well-rounded in different fields before graduation. In addition, there is the general education requirements which is basically all of the gen eds you took in high school but on a college level.

3 College Senior

Academics: During general class registration time especially when underclassmen join... may the odds be ever in your favor.

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: Off Campus Housing isn't through Rollins but usually most upperclassmen live down Holt Ave or a nearby street and walk to campus. It honestly depends on where you find as to how your experience will be.

3 College Senior

Campus Housing: McKean Hall... Freshmen be warned that it may not be the BEST dorm because it hasn't been renovated in years but you'll have some of the most memorable experiences there.

4 College Senior

Campus Strictness: The most important rule at Rollins is the Academic Honor Code. You write it on EVERYTHING: tests, papers, homework, etc. If you violate it, you're put on trial in front of a jury of your peers and faculty and your fate is decided from there.

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5 College Senior

Greek Life: The fraternity/sorority community at Rollins is inclusive and is service oriented. In addition, it is smaller than most colleges so individuals may have friends across chapters, not just in their own. Going through recruitment at the beginning of the Spring semester is a great experience because even if you don't join, you meet a lot of new and interesting people.

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5 College Senior

Overall Experience: Rollins may have its quirks but every college does. Rollins is unique and filled with diverse individuals who genuinely care for one another, it's just a matter of finding your niche. Also, the campus is downright beautiful and has so much to offer students and the general community.

4 College Senior

Guys & Girls: Unfortunately there are two primary classes of people at Rollins: those who are there because their parents can afford it and those who are there due to merit and loans. Due to this, some of the higher socioeconomic class individuals although they wear designer, their attitudes towards others that aren't as wealthy can be downgrading.

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5 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: Park Ave is conveniently located right off campus but it is usually higher class restaurants which are a bit more expensive however there are cheaper options as well such as Burger Fi.

5 College Senior

Diversity: Rollins has an incredibly diverse student body which allows the campus to be well-rounded and culturally aware.

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3 College Senior

Campus Dining: The main dining hall menu varies per night allowing variety for students to use their meal plan although fruit and healthier options are more expensive than non-healthy options.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life is very...different here

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love Rollins and it is a great fit. Be aware that it is a school for rich kids that have grown up with unlimited funds. The drug scene is hugeeee here, more so than any of the schools where my high school friends went. Rollins is on the druggiest schools list and this is very deserved. That's not necessarily bad, it just depends on your interests. The school is very fun; academics are easy and students have plenty of time to relax.

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4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: both are hot but a lot of girls are crazy

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Bridget Murray
Hometown
Hinsdale, IL
Major
English
Grad Year
2014
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The general consensus among students is that Rollins has a way of growing on you. Most students who are skeptical about whether they made the right choice or not by attending Rollins realize after a semester or so that they wouldn’t want to be anywhere else. Rollins seems like another world, and the lifestyle at Rollins is far from realistic, as it can be very hard to grow used to. Perhaps it is difficult because everyone seems to be the same and everyone appears to be rich and to wear designer clothes. After a while, students learn to love the "country club" vibe that Rollins gives off, and they appreciate the beautiful campus and beautiful people. Rollins is such a small school, and some students consider its size a good thing, while others find it one of Rollins’s flaws. For academics, its small size is ideal. Students receive much more attention from professors and far more one-on-one help than they would at a larger university. Socially, Rollins being small is a bad thing. After a year at Rollins, everyone knows everyone, and gossip is hard to escape. At a school like Rollins, students really have to watch what they do and never make a mistake because gossip spreads like wildfire.

Rollins has a good reputation in the South, and it provides students with a great education. Not only do the connections you make at Rollins help you in the future, but they last a lifetime. Rollins provides students with wonderful opportunities and experiences. If you are looking for a small liberal arts school located on the water with interesting classes and brilliant professors, then Rollins is the perfect match.

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