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FLORIDA SOUTHERN COLLEGE, LAKELAND, FLORIDA

Lakeland, FloridaLOCATION
CollegeSCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1883Established Year
  3055Enrollment

Florida Southern College: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

Shishant Kumar Shishant Kumar
Study Abroad Expert

Florida Southern College USA is a private, a non-profit college in Lakeland, Florida which offers 4-year education to its students to study in the USA. In Fall 2018, the total number of applications received by the college was 7,524. However, only 50% of the students were granted admission. 

The college offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate programs in the fields of Agriculture, Biological Sciences, Business Management, Communication, Education, History, Social Sciences, and many others. 

At Florida Southern College, the students experience a Greek life. There is a vibrant community of fraternities and sororities. The College is affiliated to United Methodist and offers various campus ministry programs for students belonging to different religions and following different worship styles.

Ranking

  • U.S. News and World Report had ranked Florida Southern College as the Top 3 universities in Florida and the Top 10 in the South.
  • It has also been awarded for 'Best undergraduate teaching programs' by U.S. News and World Report.
  • According to U.S. News and World Report, Florida Southern College is the 'best buy' college that combines affordable costs and quality academics.
  • Ranked among the Best Undergraduate Business Programs the Bloomberg Businessweek.
  • Florida Southern College has been ranked #1 among private colleges in Florida by the Florida Department of Education.
  • Princeton Review has voted Florida Southern College as the most beautiful for consecutively 2 years.

Highlights

Type of UniversityPrivate
Established Year1883
Campus SettingSub-Urban
Total number of Undergraduate students2,723
Student-Faculty Ratio13:1
Test scores acceptedSAT/ACT
Students registered with the office of disability services12%
Financial aidGrants/Scholarships/Student Loans
Tuition fee(UG)36,348 USD
Tuition fee(PG)16,829 USD
Websiteflsouthern.edu/home.aspx

Programs, Campus, and Residence

Programs

Florida Southern College, USA offers Undergraduate, postgraduate and research programs to its students in various domains. It offers more than 70 academic undergraduate programs, 11 graduate programs and Doctoral programs to its students.

  • Undergraduate programs are offered in Accounting, Arts, Applied Mathematics and Biology, Business, Computer Science, Education, Psychology and many more. 
  • The college also offers pre-professional courses such as pre-dental, pre-law, pre-medicine, pre-pharmacy and others.
  • The college offers graduate programs such as Master of Business Administration, Master of Arts in Transformational Curriculum and Instruction, Master of Education in Transformational Curriculum and Instruction, Master of Science in Nursing,etc.
  • Available doctoral programs are Doctor of Education, Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership, Doctor of Nursing Practice, and Doctor of Physical Therapy.

Campus

The campus of Florida Southern College offers a rich Greek life to its students. There are more than 100 student clubs and organizations, sororities and fraternities, sports programs, campus ministries, championships, and traditional events on campus.

  • Through clubs and organizations, students can engage in activities such as chess, music or entertainment. 
  • You can also work for the student newspaper, volunteer or be a part of the student government.
  • The fraternities and sororities at Florida Southern College are built on the pillars of Greek life. 
  • The intramural sports program at Florida Southern College is very famous. More than half of the student population take part in these programs.

Residence

Florida Southern College has a residential campus. 93% of its freshman students avail on-campus housing facilities. The campus comprises 16 residence halls and apartments and 9 dining options.

  • Joseph Reynolds Hall, commonly known as the JR hall provides accommodation to only female students. Single, double, triple and quad types of rooms are available.
  • Allan Spivey Hall is the same as JR hall. The only difference is that it provides accommodation facilities to male students.
  • Barnett Residential Life Complex comprises two halls, the Wesley Hall, and the Nicholas Hall. These halls offer accommodation to both male and female students. Single and Double types of rooms are available. There are private bathrooms that are shared by two rooms.
  • The Dell hall comprises double sharing rooms and provides accommodation to only female students.
  • All the residential halls have fully furnished rooms that are equipped with basic amenities such as free laundry service, high-speed internet and wi-fi, gymnasium and wellness center, a heated pool, volleyball and tennis courts, study spaces and secure swipe card access.

Application Process

Florida Southern College accepts applications of students who applied through the college portal, common application or coalition application. The application process for traditional undergraduate students has been given below. These students must have attained a high school diploma or GED. Traditional undergraduate students include domestic or international, or first-year or transfer students.

The admission requirements are as follows: 

  • Official transcripts of high school and college
  • SAT/ACT scores
  • A recommendation letter
  • International students have the following additional requirements
    • Guarantee of Sponsor
    • A bank letter proving sufficient funds in the sponsor's bank account.
    • A passport
    • A student visa
    • I-20
    • IELTS score- 6.5
    • TOEFL iBT score- 79

Cost Of Attendance

The cost of studying at Florida Southern College for both undergraduate and graduate students for the year 2018-19 has been given below. There is a possibility of a rise in prices every year.

ExpensesFees
Room7,150 USD - 7,600 USD
Meal Plan720 USD - 2,355 USD
Books and Supplies300 USD - 600 USD
Health Insurance1,610 USD(approx.)

The tuiton fees for the last academic year was as follows:

Tuition feeExpenses
Undergraduate students18,820 USD
Graduate Students16,829 USD

Scholarships And Financial Aid

Florida Southern College offers financial aid to its students in the form of loans, scholarships, and grants. It offers more than 35 million USD annually as scholarships and grants. 98% of the students receive financial aid from the institution. 

Scholarships

  • Merit Scholarship
    • The range between 5,000 USD - 21,000 USD
    • Available to first-year undergraduate students.
  • Hollingsworth Scholarship
    • Available to first-year undergraduate students
    • Application deadline- November 1 and January 3.
    • Values to 1,70,000 USD for four years.
    • Available to students with a 3.5 GPA, 29 ACT or 1330 ACT.
  • C.V. McClurg Scholarship
    • Covers full tuition and fees for 4 years.
    • Application deadline- November 1 and January 3.
    • Available to students with a 3.5 GPA, 29 ACT or 1330 ACT.
  • Christofferson Scholarship
    • Various amounts
    • Application deadline- November 1 and January 3.
    • Available to students with a 3.5 GPA, 29 ACT or 1330 ACT.
  • External Scholarships: International students can look for external scholarships available to study in the USA.
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Florida Southern College Overview

Institution TypePrivate (Not for Profit)
Student Population3267
FAFSA Code001488
Accreditation SACSSCOC
Average Cost of Attendance$36,348 / Year
Student : Faculty Ratio2 : 1

Admission & Dates

Early action Deadlines

November 01

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

Regular decision Deadlines

January 15

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

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Test Scores for International Applicants

ExamsAvg. ScoreMin. ScoreMax. Score% Submitted
Undergraduate
SATCheck Detailed Score116010701250 47%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing590540640-
Mathematics570530610-
ACTCheck Detailed Score272429 52%
English272330-
Mathematics252227-

Florida Southern College Acceptance Rate

51.5%

Acceptance Rate

5983

Total Applicants

3267

Total Enrolled

Male
Female

33.4%

Male

66.6%

Female

Undergraduate
Undergraduate Program51.5%
Total Applicants5362
Total Enrolled2759
Graduate
Graduate Programs51.4%
Total Applicants988
Total Enrolled508

Florida Southern College Enrollment

Enrollment
Florida Southern College Enrollment3267
Undergraduate Enrollment2759
Graduate Enrollment508
Graduation Rate
Average Graduation Rate73.1%

Attendance Cost

$36,348

Attendance Cost

The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

Tuition Fees
Undergraduate Programs$36,348 / Year
Post Graduate Program$16,626 / Year
On Campus Accomodation
Books & Supplies$1,250 / Year
On campus, Room & Board$11,204 / Year
On Campus, Other Expenses$2,672 / Year
Off Campus Accomodation
Off campus (not with family), Room & Board$11,204 / Year
Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses$2,672 / Year
Off campus (with family), Room & Board$1,626 / Year
Off campus (with family), Other Expenses$2,672 / Year
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Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Program Wise Accreditations
Music ProgramsNational Association of Schools of Music
Nursing ProgramsCommission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Faculty

Total FacultyFull TimePart timeGraduate Assistants
231822141042
RANKING
  • 2019

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    RANKED  #498

    Overall (National)

    College rating

    based on 2 students ratings

    8.1/10

    9/10academic
    8/10infrastructure
    7.5/10placements
    9.5/10faculty
    8/10extracurricular
    6.5/10accommodation

    Reviews

    K
    Kyle lirsten, USA Bachelors
    Florida Southern College
    Current student , Batch : 2019
    9.3
    STUDENT SATISFACTION RATINGS

    FLORIDA SOUTHERN COLLEGE'S REVIEW

    It is a local school and nationally recognized. Gave a good amount of scholarship money and is a small private school that can cater to my needs. It also has a very nice campus and excellent faculty working there.


    Course Curriculum - 

    The course curriculum is thorough and not easy. I am studying biology and the science classes are challenging and require a lot of study time. Other majors like business have a slightly easier time with their curriculum.

    10 /10
    academic
    10 /10
    faculty
    10 /10
    infrastructure
    8 /10
    accomodation/food
    8 /10
    placement
    10 /10
    extracurricular
    07, Mar 2019 read more
    H
    Hannah, USA Nursing
    Florida Southern College
    Current student , Batch : 2022
    6.8
    STUDENT SATISFACTION RATINGS

    COLLEGE WITH GREAT OPPORTUNITY

    I wanted to move somewhere warm, a good nursing program, free application fee on the common app. When I came to visit for a weekend I knew it was where I belonged and felt at home. I think if I had applied to other schools in Florida I might have made a different choice, but the application was impulsive.


    Course Curriculum - 

    I enjoy the classes I am taking through the required general education courses that can be boring. Required 0 credit labs take up valuable time in my schedule. My nursing courses are interesting and my professors are good for the most part.

    8 /10
    academic
    9 /10
    faculty
    6 /10
    infrastructure
    5 /10
    accomodation/food
    7 /10
    placement
    6 /10
    extracurricular
    05, Mar 2019 read more
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    111 Lake Hollingsworth Drive
    ADDRESS

    NEARBY THIS CAMPUS


    Restaurant

    Red Door Lakeland0.68 Km
    Texas Cattle Company1.43 Km
    FRESCOS1.59 Km
    Harry's Seafood Bar & Grille1.7 Km
    Chipotle Mexican Grill3.52 Km
    Firehouse Subs3.85 Km
    Il Forno Italian Restaurant3.95 Km
    Moe's Southwest Grill4.43 Km
    Subway4.53 Km
    Abuelo's Mexican Restaurant4.93 Km
    Carrabba's Italian Grill6.23 Km
    Tijuana Flats6.24 Km
    Bonefish Grill6.47 Km
    Hooters6.57 Km
    Cracker Barrel Old Country Store7.4 Km
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    Book Store

    First United Methodist Church0.92 Km
    Libreria cristiana0.98 Km
    Coliseum of Comics Lakeland1.26 Km
    Southeastern University Bookstore2.66 Km
    Follett Higher Education Group2.67 Km
    Book Bazaar4.02 Km
    Dollygurlstorybooks4.28 Km
    Books-A-Million4.94 Km
    POLK State College Bookstore7.12 Km
    FYE7.46 Km
    The Teaching Store7.51 Km
    Ollie's Bargain Outlet7.54 Km
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    Shopping Mall

    Dixieland Professional Center1.22 Km
    The Shop Across The Street1.22 Km
    Ingraham Plaza2.04 Km
    Grove Park Shopping Plaza 98 S2.05 Km
    Southgate Shopping Center2.35 Km
    Town Center2.43 Km
    Scottsdale Plaza3.02 Km
    Central Park Plaza3.06 Km
    Merchants Walk3.96 Km
    Ruthven Center I4.05 Km
    Lakeland Marketplace4.15 Km
    Eastside Village Shopping Center4.21 Km
    Wabash Shopping Center4.49 Km
    Sunglass Hut4.85 Km
    Lakeside Village4.88 Km
    Wildwood Antique Mall of Lakeland6.79 Km
    Proactiv Kiosk7.37 Km
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    Train Station

    Lakeland Amtrak Train & Greyhound Bus Station1.7 Km

    Super Market

    Publix Super Market at Grove Park Shopping Center2.08 Km
    Publix Super Market at Southgate Shopping Center2.28 Km
    Save A Lot2.5 Km
    Super Choice Foods3.09 Km
    Winn-Dixie3.31 Km
    Walmart Supercenter3.73 Km
    Family Dollar4.21 Km
    Publix Aprons Cooking School at Lake Miriam Square6.05 Km
    Publix Super Market at Lake Miriam Square6.05 Km
    Publix Super Market at Town and Country Square7.05 Km
    Gordon Food Service Store7.1 Km
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    Airport

    White Eagle Heliport3.17 Km
    Helipad3.51 Km
    Fox rental car return5.92 Km
    Lakeland Linder International Airport7.96 Km
    All India Saksharta Kendra (Regd.)7.97 Km

    *All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary

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