Florida Southern College

960 reviews
  1. Lakeland, FL
  2. 4 Year
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    A-
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    C
  10. Campus Food
    C
  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 rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

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
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
79%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.63 responses
63%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.57 responses
64%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.58 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 41 responses
Report
  • Involved
    66%
  • Rich white kid.
    17%
  • Dry campus
    5%
  • Stuck up
    5%
  • Apathetic
    2%
  • Driven
    2%
  • Rich White Student or Super Poor and Smart
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
93%
Poll
54%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.78 responses
Poll
54%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.93 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 39 responses
Report
  • Personal
    33%
  • Interactive
    28%
  • Everything you want
    13%
  • Boring
    10%
  • Create your house the party house be nice= hot chi
    5%
  • Strict
    5%
  • A trap
    3%

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%
76%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.41 responses

Reviews

960 reviews
  • Excellent
    140
  • Very Good
    348
  • Average
    359
  • Poor
    82
  • Terrible
    31
Florida Southern College is a great institution. For me, it is just the right size. All of my professors are knowledgable and are really concerned about their students. Also, for my field of Elementary Education I really like that Florida Southern has their students go into public schools during their freshman year. Now as an incoming junior, I feel so comfortable with being with kids in the classroom. I love Florida Southern College- go mocs!
  • College Junior
  • Aug 1 2015
The professors care whether you show up. They care whether you succeed. All of the professors are not perfect, but at least you know that they care. The campus is beautiful and in great proximity to Orlando and Tampa. There is so much to do on campus, it truly proves that the administration also cares deeply about the happiness and well-being of the students. The professors all made us pancakes the night before finals began. I think that is pretty awesome!
  • College Freshman
  • 12 months ago
I am an Elementary Education major and I love it! The staff is great. The professors really care and take out time just for you which is always good. They work hard to keep a good relationship within the schools in the district to allow us easier access to all of our field studies. The professors always apply what they're teaching to an experience so we can get a better understanding. They are all so nice, caring and deeply passionate about what they do. It really inspires us to see how devoted to us they are. We have our own daycare and a special school for kids with dyslexia in grades 2-6 where we can either do work study, volunteer or get hours for your courses. That makes it so much easier on us since they're right on campus.
  • College Sophomore
  • Oct 28 2013