Florida Southern College

959 reviews
  1. Lakeland, FL
  2. 4 Year
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    C+
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    A-
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B-
Florida Southern College is ...
Private not-for-profit, Methodist
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
Sunshine State Conference
Address
111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr
Lakeland, FL 33801

Florida Southern College Rankings

Niche ranks over 1,000 colleges based on more than 50 statistics and nearly 12 million opinions from college students.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
45%
SAT Range
1040-1220
ACT Range
23-28
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$23,395/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $19,173/ year
  • $30-48k
    $20,104/ year
  • $49-75k
    $22,398/ year
  • $76-110k
    $23,460/ year
  • $110k+
    $24,627/ year

Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
85%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.41 responses
66%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.35 responses
67%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.36 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,123Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
31%
Varsity Athletes
15%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 21 responses
Report
  • Involved
    76%
  • Rich white kid.
    14%
  • Apathetic
    5%
  • Dry campus
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
93%
Poll
53%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.58 responses
Poll
58%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.74 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 16 responses
Report
  • Personal
    44%
  • Interactive
    25%
  • Boring
    13%
  • Everything you want
    13%
  • Create your house the party house be nice= hot chi
    6%

After Florida Southern College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$37,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
65%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
71%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.17 responses

Reviews

959 reviews
  • Excellent
    139
  • Very Good
    348
  • Average
    359
  • Poor
    82
  • Terrible
    31
The professors are really great and there are a ton of activities and opportunities to get involved and interact with others, however I find it a little difficult to find people who I connect with. It's a little difficult to find like-minded people for me, at least.
  • College Junior
  • 2 months ago
My experience has been great, and I feel secure about the next three years of my college education. I've made great friends and acquaintances who are as passionate as I am on this gorgeous campus. My music professors are very helpful and they truly care about my future. I know I will hold these connections dearly in my search for a career. Florida Southern College wasn't my first choice. I was financially held back from my dreams of going to Berklee College of Muisc, but I do not regret my decision. Everything has fallen into place.
  • College Sophomore
  • 2 months ago
I like how the school is considered small therefore it is easier to remember faces on campus.
  • College Sophomore
  • 2 months ago