Florida Southern College Admissions: Everything You Want to and Need to Know

Overview of Florida Southern College

Florida Southern College’s is a small liberal arts college located in Lakeland, FL. The Curriculum has a liberal arts core. Students at Florida Southern College will have lots of interaction with the faculty — the school has a 14 to 1 student/faculty ratio and a mean class size of 20. Outside of the classroom, students will find plenty of opportunities to engage with the campus community via the university’s many clubs and organizations. In athletics, the Florida Southern Mocs (Moccasins) play in the NCAA Division II Sunshine State Conference.


  • Total Enrollment: 3,190 (2,723 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 35% Male/65% Female
  • 92% Full-time

Cost of Attendance Information

  • Tuition and Fees: $37,640
  • Books: $1,250
  • Room and Board: $11,860
  • Other Expenses: $2,752
  • Total Cost: $53,502

Financial Aid Information

  • Percentage of Students Receiving Aid: 100%
  • Percentage of Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 100%
    • Loans: 85%
  • Mean Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $22,838
    • Loans: $6,863

Academic Programs Offered

  • Most Popular Majors: Business Administration and Management, General; Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse; Psychology, General; Biology/Biological Sciences, General; and Elementary Education and Teaching

Retention and Graduation

  • First-Year Student Retention (full-time students): 82%
  • Transfer-out Rate: – %
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 57%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 64%

NCAA Athletic Programs

  • Men’s Sports: Baseball, Basketball, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Swimming and Diving, Tennis, Track and Field
  • Women’s Sports: Basketball, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming and Diving, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Beach Volleyball

Overview of Florida Southern College Admissions

FSC’s admissions are only moderately selective. Students whose SAT/ACT scores and GPA are within the institution’s requirements have a good chance of being admitted. Applicants should complete an online application, and send test scores from either the SAT or ACT and high school transcripts. Students with unique talents and accomplishments can still receive strong consideration even if their GPAs are outside the admission offices’ mean range. After applying, students will receive a message from an admissions counselor about the next steps of the application process.

Admissions Data                        

  • Florida Southern College Acceptance Rate: 50%
  • Test Scores — 25th/75th Percentile
    • SAT Critical Reading: 580/660
    • SAT Math: 550/640
    • SAT Writing: -/-
    • ACT Cumulative: 23/29
    • ACT English: 23/30
    • ACT Math: 21/27

Safety Net Schools: Easy to Gain Admission

If past admission data predicts that you would be a competitive candidate for Florida Southern College, it should be easy for you to gain admission to the schools below. If Florida Southern College is currently out of your reach, you will be a competitive candidate for the schools below.

Ohio University, University of Alabama, Pace University, University of North Texas, California State University Long Beach, Florida Gulf Coast University, Washington State University

Same Tier: Just As Hard to Gain Admission

If you’re a competitive candidate for Florida Southern College, you should have an equal chance of gaining admission.

Temple University, Seton Hall University, Howard University, University of Houston, San Diego State University, University of California, Riverside, University of Arizona

Reach Institutions: Gaining Admissions Will Be More of a Challenge

These schools are more challenging to gain admission into than Florida Southern College. If you improve your GPA and SAT/ACT scores, you’ll be a competitive candidate.

Stony Brook University, University of Texas at Dallas, Rochester Institute of Technology, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Syracuse University, University of Cincinnati, Penn State University Park

Applying to Florida Southern College

Application Deadline: Rolling

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