Princeton Review Recognizes FSC Among The Nation’s Best Colleges

Aug 12, 2015

by Staff

For the sixth consecutive year, Florida Southern College has been included in The Princeton Review’s prestigious college guidebook, The Best 380 Colleges. Only 15 percent of America’s 2,500 four-year colleges were selected, and Florida Southern’s inclusion in The Best 380 Colleges designates it as one of the nation’s best institutions for undergraduate education.

“Florida Southern College’s outstanding academics are the chief reason we chose it for this book, and we strongly recommend it to applicants,” said Robert Franek, Princeton Review’s Senior VP-Publisher and author of The Best 380 Colleges.

Published annually since 1992, The Best 380 Colleges includes detailed profiles of the colleges with rating scores for all schools in eight categories.

Florida Southern was recognized again for its campus beauty and exceptional architectural heritage by being ranked the No. 8 Most Beautiful Campus, the sixth successive year that FSC has been ranked among the top 10 most beautiful campuses in America. It was ranked number one for an unprecedented two consecutive years in 2011 and 2012.

FSC is home to the largest collection of structures designed by renowned American architect Frank Lloyd Wright. In 2011, FSC was selected as one of the nation’s “Ten College Campuses with the Best Architecture” by the preeminent journal Architectural Digest, and in 2012, the college was designated a National Historic Landmark by the U.S. Department of the Interior. In addition to the Wright architecture, the College is noted for its beautiful setting on Lake Hollingsworth, attractive gardens, and stunning new buildings designed by renowned architect Robert A.M. Stern.

The College also was ranked No. 6 in The Best 380 Colleges for its student participation in intramural sports, a leading indicator of high-level student engagement and a robust student activities program. FSC students participate in a number of individual, dual, and team intramural sports such as basketball, dodgeball, flag football, soccer, softball, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, and volleyball.

FSC President Anne Kerr said the rankings confirm the college’s place among the prestigious colleges in the nation.

“Florida Southern College continues to excel in academics, in our popular student life programs, in our living-learning communities, and in the quality of our campus facilities, which provide our students with a thriving place to grow and achieve. I am pleased that The Princeton Review has recognized once again that Florida Southern is among the best colleges in the nation,” she said.