Florida Southern College

111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr, Lakeland, FL
4-year
Medium
Urban
Christian college

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About

Since 1883, Florida Southern College has empowered students to explore their passion. Students will do more than listen to lectures and cram for exams. They will put their newfound knowledge to work through collaborative research, service learning, internships, and study abroad. Our students appreciate small classes that engage them with hands-on learning under the mentorship of expert faculty ready to guide them every step of the way. Florida Southern College is the oldest private college in Florida, ideally located in historic Lakeland – named one of the best places to live and fastest-growing metropolitan areas. The college maintains its commitment to academic excellence through 70+ undergraduate and distinctive graduate programs in business administration, education, nursing, and physical therapy. Ranked among the nation’s top colleges, FSC is a nationally recognized leader in engaged learning, an instructional approach that encourages student-faculty collaboration. The college guarantees each student an internship and the opportunity to graduate in four years. Our hands-on approach ensures our graduates enter the world equipped with extensive conceptual acuity and real-world experience in practical application. College life isn’t only about what you do in the classroom. Participating in a broad range of life experiences is key to broadening your horizons. Florida Southern is home to more than 100 student clubs and organizations and 12 national fraternities and sororities. FSC has over 20 men’s and women's varsity sports teams and boasts 30 NCAA Division II national championships. Consistently named one of the most beautiful campuses in the nation by The Princeton Review, Florida Southern’s 152-acre campus sits on beautiful Lake Hollingsworth. Our campus is home to the most extensive single-site collection of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture. It is a National Historic Landmark that welcomes tens of thousands of visitors yearly. In addition to 13 Wright-designed structures, the campus features lavish gardens, lakeside residence halls, and state-of-the-art academic facilities.

Questions and Answers about Florida Southern College

Justice B.
6 months ago
What percent of Florida Southern College graduates that apply to vet schools get accepted?
Candace N.
6 months ago
How can I get involved with research opportunities as a transfer?
Sydney W.
8 months ago
Where can I find information about work-study opportunities?
Florida Southern College
Hi Sydney, if you are interested in federal work study positions, you can contact the financial aid office to learn more about your eligibility. We invite you to email us at fscadm@flsouthern.edu. You can also connect with us on ZeeMee to chat with admissions counselors and current students; here is the link to join! www.flsouthern.edu/zeemee
Elexys Z.
8 months ago
What kind of appliances can we have in our dorms?
Florida Southern College
Hi Elexys, Thank you for your inquiry! Check out page seven of our welcome guide below for a list of suggested items to bring to your dorm! https://www.flsouthern.edu/getattachment/c460facc-e6a6-49dc-9d12-8af7f4cfb23c/Welcome-Guide.aspx You can also connect with us on ZeeMee to chat with admissions counselors and current students; here is the link to join! www.flsouthern.edu/zeemee.
Mia R.
11 months ago
Should I take the ACT with writing if I plan to do journalism at FSC?
Florida Southern College
Hi Mia, We do not require the writing portoin of the ACT for admission consideration. If you have additional questions, we invite you to email us at fscadm@flsouthern.edu. You can also chat with a counselor or current student in ZeeMee by downloading the app and following Florida Southern. Learn more at www.flsouthern.edu/zeemee.
Kayla B.
1 year ago
Can students receive music scholarships from auditions?
Florida Southern College
Hi Kayla, Yes! You can learn more about music auditions and scholarships at this link: https://www.flsouthern.edu/admissions/undergraduate/visit/events/music-auditions.aspx. If you have additional questions, we invite you to email us at fscadm@flsouthern.edu. You can also chat with a counselor or current student in ZeeMee by downloading the app and following Florida Southern. Learn more at www.flsouthern.edu/zeemee.
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Majors offered at Florida Southern College

Biggest majors
Business Administration, Management and Operations
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing
Psychology, General

Academics at Florida Southern College

1130-1300
SAT Score Range
400
1600
Required with application
23-29
ACT Score Range
1
36
Required with application
Student Faculty Ratio
14 to 1
Selectivity
Somewhat Selective (50% Acceptance Rate)
School type
Non-profit Private 4-year institution

Demographics for Florida Southern College Students

Ethnicity BreakdownAsianBlackCaucasianHispanicMiddle EasternNative AmericanPacific Islander
Florida Southern College Students4%19%59%25%1%2%1%
All Bold.org College Students11%21%39%25%2%2%1%
Gender breakdown
Florida Southern College Students
23%
75%
Male
Female
< 3% Gender nonconforming
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Common careers for Florida Southern College students

Common Careers and Their Average Annual Salary

Corporate Controller103k
Human Resources (HR) Director94k
Financial Controller91k
Marketing Director90k
Operations Manager66k
Human Resources (HR) Manager48k
Marketing Manager46k
Based on 1,470 student responses
46.9kAvg. Early Career Pay
81.6kAvg. Mid-Career Pay
54%in High-Meaning careers
14%in STEM careers

Net price of attending Florida Southern College

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