Florida Southern College

961 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

961 reviews
  • Excellent
    141
  • Very Good
    348
  • Average
    359
  • Poor
    82
  • Terrible
    31
This school is wonderful, and I wouldn't hesitate to enroll here again. The professors are wonderful and the student body is very accepting and involved. You can't cannot cross campus without running into at least five people you know and receiving a smile from a stranger. It's a great environment!
  • College Junior
  • 5 months ago
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
My first year experience was perfect, and selection was a breeze. I loved my residential building and advisor, and I was matched with the perfect roommate. I was also a part of the Music Living Learning Community, and it was a great help to live close to freshman music students who supported each other. As an upcoming second year student, housing selection was awful. My roommate and I were placed on a waiting list, and our options were highly limited to some of the worst options on campus. Many upperclassmen decided to homestead in these residential buildings when they had the option to move into an on-campus apartment. The apartments are not an option for second year students, which made the process even more difficult.
  • College Sophomore
  • 4 months ago