Location: Lakeland, Florida
ACT Code: 0732
SAT Code: 5218
FAFSA Code: 001488
Male/Female ratio: 41:59
Out of State: 35%
More than 50 academic and pre-professional programs
Most popular majors are business administration, communication, education, music, nursing, natural sciences, psychology
$36,300 includes tuition, fees, room and board
Scholarships: 97% of our students receive financial assistance
NCAA Div. II national championships: 27
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Founded in 1883, Florida Southern has a superb liberal arts and sciences core, as well as outstanding professional programs in business, nursing, and education and pre-professional programs in dentistry, law, medicine, physical therapy, theology, pharmacy, and veterinary medicine.
Read the 2012 edition of The Princeton Review's prestigious college guide, “The Best 376 Colleges,” to learn what FSC students have to say about their college experience. Only 15% of all undergraduate institutions in the nation meet this publication’s rigorous standards for excellent academics and campus life. U.S. News & World Report ranks Florida Southern in the Top 10 among “The Best Baccalaureate Colleges in the South.” The same publication ranks us #4 in its "Best Value" rankings, which relate a school's academic quality with the cost of attendance.
We have received the William Burke Award for Excellence, the #1 collegiate award given by the National Society of Experiential Education. | More about our National Rankings
Florida Southern offers the following undergraduate degree programs:
• Bachelor of Arts
• Bachelor of Fine Arts
• Bachelor of Music
• Bachelor of Music Education
• Bachelor of Science
• Bachelor of Science in Nursing
The College offers 50 academic majors and pre-professional programs.
Florida Southern College is nationally recognized for engaged, active learning.
Student-Faculty Collaborative Research - Students have the opportunity to work in groups of 2 to 5 students with a faculty member on key research projects in a variety of disciplines. Results are often published or presented at national conferences.
Internships - Our Guaranteed Internship experience gives you real world readiness long before graduation. Every student who attends Florida Southern has the chance to work with leading companies like GEICO, Publix, Sea World, Disney, Marriott, Pepperidge Farm, and Lockheed Martin.
Study Abroad - Our Junior Journey program promises that you will have the opportunity for travel-study during junior or senior year-at no additional cost. In today’s global marketplace, international travel is one of the most valuable, rewarding experiences a student can have. Recent locations include Costa Rica, Germany, Spain, and France.
Honors Program – Academically talented students who seek a highly rigorous program of study may apply for admission to the FSC Honors Program, which provides exciting exploration of interdisciplinary topics, as well as more extensive study of selected topics.
Career Center – Services include personalized career coaching; job search assistance; career expos; seminars; résumé critiques; mock interviews; and graduate school planning.
The Festival of Fine Arts – The Robert A. Davis Performing Arts Center is the hub of the arts on campus; home to our nationally renowned concert series, Festival of Fine Arts, the complex features a modern auditorium, a theater, recital spaces, studios, and art galleries. This exceptional arts forum presents world-class artists in concerts, plays, ballet, opera, art exhibits, and jazz events. All full-time students receive complimentary admission.
Florida Southern College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award bachelors and masters degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Florida Southern College. | More about our Accreditations
Florida Southern College is proud to have the following honor societies:
• Alpha Gamma Rho
• Association of
• Beta Beta Beta
• Delta Omicron
• Delta Sigma Pi
• Gamma Sigma
• Kappa Delta Pi
• Kappa Mu Epsilon
• Kappa Pi
• Omicron Delta
• Order of Omega
• Phi Epsilon Kappa
• Phi Eta Sigma
• Phi Kappa Phi
• Phi Mu Alpha
• Phi Sigma Tau
• Pi Gamma Mu
• Psi Chi
• Sigma Beta Delta
• Sigma Delta Pi
• Sigma Rho Epsilon
• Sigma Tau Delta
• Theta Chi Beta
Florida Southern is home to 2,185 undergraduate and 134 graduate students from 41 states and 31 foreign countries.
Florida Southern has an extraordinary faculty of teacher-scholars deeply committed to their students' success. There are 116 full-time faculty members who teach undergraduate courses. Eighty-five percent hold the highest degree in their area of expertise.
Florida Southern's student-faculty ratio is 13 to 1, with an average class size of 20.
Florida Southern provides more than $20 million annually in scholarships. Adding federal and state financial aid awards to the equation, FSC students receive more than $42 million in overall financial aid assistance. In fact, 97% of our students receive financial aid annually!
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Florida Southern students are actively engaged in more than 80 clubs and organizations, including special interest clubs, Student Government Association, Young Republicans, Young Democrats, sororities and fraternities, and many more! Students also are very involved in student service projects and volunteer more than 32,000 hours each year to benefit local agencies.
The Florida Southern College Moccasins are members of the NCAA Division II and include student-athletes in 19 varsity sports. The Mocs are proud of 27 NCAA Division II national championship titles and more than 680 All-American athletes. FSC offers 27 intramural sports, in which 50% of all students participate.
Florida Southern College believes that an important part of a student's education is achieved within the group living atmosphere maintained in its residence halls. Approximately 75% of our students live on campus, with eleven residence halls and two apartment complexes to choose from. FSC is a welcoming campus that offers a 4-year residency guarantee- which makes it easy to build your home away from home.
Located in Lakeland, Florida, a pleasant, suburban community in the heart of Florida’s high-tech corridor, Florida Southern College offers an exciting, yet safe environment for students to live and learn. Home to approximately 98,000 residents, Lakeland offers the best of city living with a small-town feel. With Lakeland’s charming cultural district minutes from campus, students can enjoy theater, museums, music, wonderful restaurants, and a variety of shopping options. Located just south of I-4, Lakeland is a short drive to some of the country’s most popular beaches. | More about Lakeland, FL
Our campus, situated on 100 acres on the north shore of Lake Hollingsworth, allows students to enjoy the best Florida has to offer. Comprising more than 60 buildings, a mixture of ivy-covered halls and cutting-edge facilities, the campus features state-of-the-art classrooms, computer labs, meeting spaces, and research facilities. Our library holdings include thousands of volumes and periodicals, access to electronic journals and databases, and our special collection of Florida history and Frank Lloyd Wright materials.
Across campus, you’ll find our world-class fitness center outfitted with an eight-lane, 25-yard heated competition pool, gymnasium, tennis courts, and other recreational facilities. With temperatures averaging 75 degrees, our students take advantage of our Water Front and Aquatic programs year round. | More about our campus