Conveniently located off Interstate 4, Lakeland is Florida’s 19th largest city, with a regional population of almost 100,000. This growing community offers a skilled workforce, a healthy economy, quality healthcare, excellent transportation, a low crime rate, abundant recreational activities, rich culture, and—of course—exceptional educational opportunities.
Lakeland is located in central Florida, where frost is rare even during the winter months, and spring begins in February. Fact is, Lakeland has about 330 days of sunshine each year and an average temperature of 73 degrees. To see for yourself, check the current weather conditions in Lakeland.
Lakeland is located in the heart of central Florida. Our location puts opportunities in Tampa and Orlando within reach. To learn more about the economy of Lakeland, visit the Lakeland Chamber or the Lakeland Economic Development Council.
Lakeland features a variety of shopping and dining options. Check out Downtown Lakeland (dubbed “A Little Mecca of Cool!”) for eclectic shops and local favorites like Black and Brew and Palace Pizza. And just beyond downtown, explore a range of shopping and restaurant options at Lakeland Square Mall on the north side or Lakeside Village on the south side.
Lakeland offers a variety of great lodging options, however, we recommend that you make reservations for accommodations as soon as you know when you are going to visit. | See our recommendations
Home to a vibrant downtown, professional sports, a diverse arts scene, numerous museums and theaters, lots of outdoor recreation, and a full slate of outdoor festivals, Lakeland offers plenty of things to do! Where to start? Check out YLakeland, a blog that connects students with what’s going on right now.
Tour our beautiful campus, visit with current students and admissions counselors, and learn about the admissions process.
A great chance to learn more about Florida Southern, meet faculty members and academic advisors, plan your fall schedule, and even register for classes!
This four-day program will provide an overview of the extensive range of opportunities available to you on campus.
Recognized as one of the nation’s top private colleges, Florida Southern features the most beautiful campus in the country (according to The Princeton Review), distinctive guarantees you won’t find at other schools, and a great location in Lakeland, Florida—less than an hour from Tampa and Orlando. Apply today!
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