Florida Southern, founded in 1885, is a church-affiliated college of liberal arts and sciences. Its 100-acre campus, containing buildings designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, is listed with the National Register of Historic Places. It is located in Lakeland, 45 miles from both Tampa and Orlando.

Website: www.flsouthern.edu/

Private
Co-ed
2,633
Undergraduate
Students
(65.2%) 1,718 Women
(34.8%) 915 Men
440
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
51% of 5,983 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
March 1

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.73
SAT Math
530-610 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
540-640 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
26 average
23-28 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$52,120
Tuition and Fees
$36,348
Room and Board
$11,670
Average Percent of Need Met
78%
Average Freshman Award
$29,865
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$25,493
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
139
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 22% of classes
10-19 students: 38% of classes
20-29 students: 23% of classes
30-39 students: 12% of classes
40-49 students: 5% of classes
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Campus Life

Lakeland Population
100,710
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Tampa, Orlando
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
92% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Mocassins (snake)
Sororities
30% of women participate
Fraternities
34% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
1.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.7% Asian
5.1% Black/African-American
10.7% Hispanic/Latino
0.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
77.6% White
2.0% Unknown
International Students
3.7% from 52 countries
First-Year Students Returning
80.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
Not reported
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
31%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
17.0%
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3  
Science 2  
Foreign Language   2
Social Studies 3  
History 3  
Academic Electives 1  

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required Not reported
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Used for advising
ACT: Used for advising

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
111 Lake Hollingsworth Drive
City, State, Zip
Lakeland, FL 33801-5698
Phone
(863) 680-4131
Fax
(863) 680-4120
E-mail
fscadm@flsouthern.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
March 1
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
Yes
Early Decision Deadline
November 1
Early Decision Notification
December 15
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Recommended for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
51% of 5,983 applicants were admitted
Women
52% of 3,960 applicants were admitted
Men
50% of 2,023 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
725 (24%) of 3,062 admitted students enrolled
Women
475 (23%) of 2,048 admitted students enrolled
Men
250 (25%) of 1,014 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
100% of 72 applicants were admitted
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.73
3.75 and Above
53%
3.50 - 3.74
20%
3.25 - 3.49
13%
3.00 - 3.24
9%
2.50 - 2.99
5%
2.00 - 2.49
 

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
530-610 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
3%
Score of 600 - 700
29%
Score of 500 - 600
56%
Score of 400 - 500
11%
Score of 300 - 400
1%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
540-640 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
7%
Score of 600 - 700
36%
Score of 500 - 600
47%
Score of 400 - 500
9%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
26 average
23-28 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
10%
Score of 24 - 29
57%
Score of 18 - 23
33%
Score of 12 - 17
0%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 31%
Top quarter: 60%
Top half: 80%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$52,120
Tuition and Fees
$36,348
Room and Board
$11,670
Books and Supplies
$1,250
Other Expenses
$2,752
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Final deadline July 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning March 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 001488
Free

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
654 (91.0%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
532 (81.3%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
532 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
173 (32.5%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
78%
Average Award
$29,865
Need-Based Gift
Received by 532 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $24,955
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 7 (1.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $1,902
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 331 (62.2%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
186 (25.9%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $21,247

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
1,863 (79.4%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
1,583 (85.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,583 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
447 (28.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
75%
Average Award
$28,756
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,571 (99.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $22,505
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 119 (7.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $2,583
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 1,073 (67.8%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
751 (32.0%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $21,720

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
86%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$25,493
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
22.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
 

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
Academic scholarships

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Agriculture, Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Education, Health Fields, Physical Sciences, Religion/Biblical Studies, Social Sciences
Number of Awards
1
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Art/Fine Arts, Music, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Community Service, Leadership
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, Local/State Students, Out-of-State Students, Relatives of Clergy, Religious Affiliation, Siblings of Current Students
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,586
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Agricultural Business and Management, General
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other
  • Computer Science
  • Creative Writing
  • Criminology
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Studies
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Graphic Design
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management
  • History, General
  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Landscaping and Groundskeeping
  • Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
  • Mathematics and Computer Science
  • Mathematics, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music Management
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Musical Theatre
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Political Science and Government, Other
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology
  • Turf and Turfgrass Management
  • Youth Ministry
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Biological/life sciences, Health professions and related sciences
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Business administration, engineering, environmental science with Duke University, accounting/accountancy with Florida Southern College, medicine with Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
No online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
139
Part-Time Faculty
148
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
43%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 22% of classes
10-19 students: 38% of classes
20-29 students: 23% of classes
30-39 students: 12% of classes
40-49 students: 5% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 35% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 38% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 25% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 1% of discussion sections/labs
40-49 students: 1% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
426,310
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
490
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Not Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Not available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Not reported

Master's Programs of Study

  • Adult Nursing
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Education--General
  • Gerontological Nursing
  • Nursing Education
  • Nursing and Healthcare Administration
  • Nursing--General

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Lakeland Population
100,710
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Tampa, Orlando
Campus Size
113 acres

Weather

Temperature
50 average low in January, 89.5 average high in September
Rain
107 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
2 mile(s) from campus in Lakeland
Nearest Train Station
2 mile(s) from campus in Lakeland

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
92% of all students
Housing Requirements
Students required to live on campus through senior year
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
13%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
 

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Mocassins (snake)
School Colors
Red, white, and blue

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Golf x x x x
Lacrosse x x x x
Soccer x x x x
Softball x x    
Swimming And Diving x x x x
Tennis x x x x
Track And Field x x x x
Volleyball x x    
Women's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Golf x x
Lacrosse x x
Soccer x x
Softball x x
Swimming And Diving x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Mens's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Golf x x
Lacrosse x x
Soccer x x
Softball    
Swimming And Diving x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
cheerleading, equestrian sports
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, bowling, football, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, national society for leadership and success, association of campus entertainment, association of honors students, beyond (campus ministry), multicultural student council
Sororities
30% of women participate
Fraternities
34% of men participate
ROTC
Army ROTC offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
2,633
Women
1,718 (65.2%)
Men
915 (34.8%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
2,364
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
1.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.7% Asian
5.1% Black/African-American
10.7% Hispanic/Latino
0.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
77.6% White
2.0% Unknown
International Students.
3.7% from 52 countries
Average Age
20
All Graduate Students
440

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
80.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
Not reported
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
Not reported
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
63.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
31%
Average Starting Salary
31%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
17.0%
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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