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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/home.aspx

Private
Co-ed
2,755
Undergraduate
Students
(63.4%) 1,746 Women
(36.6%) 1,009 Men
550
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
71% of 5,914 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.69
SAT Math
591 average
550-620 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
609 average
570-645 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
26 average
24-29 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$53,720
Tuition and Fees
$37,640
Room and Board
$11,880
Average Percent of Need Met
79%
Average Freshman Award
$32,395
Average Indebtedness of 2019 Graduates
$28,974
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
158
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
80% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Mocassins (snake)
Sororities
35% of women participate
Fraternities
29% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
1.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
3.2% Asian
6.8% Black/African-American
13.4% Hispanic/Latino
0.5% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
73.7% White
1.2% Unknown
International Students
3.0% from 37 countries
First-Year Students Returning
82.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
Not reported
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
59%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
22.0%
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