FSC, Southern

Florida Southern College

111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr, Lakeland, United States
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Overview of Florida Southern College (FSC, Southern)

About this school

Florida Southern, founded in 1885, is a church-affiliated college of liberal arts and sciences. Its 100-acre campus, containing buildings designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, is listed with the National Register of Historic Places. It is located in Lakeland, 45 miles from both Tampa and Orlando.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:2,633
    • Men:915 (34.8%)
    • Women:1,718 (65.2%)

Location

Admission Information (FSC, Southern)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Florida Southern College is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
-
Science
2
-
Foreign Language
-
2
Social Studies
3
-
History
3
-
Academic Electives
1
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
Not reported
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Used for advising ACT: Used for advising

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
111 Lake Hollingsworth Drive
City, State, Zip
Lakeland, FL  33801-5698
Phone
(863) 680-4131
Fax
(863) 680-4120
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
March 1
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
Yes
Early Decision Deadline
November 1
Early Decision Notification
December 15
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Recommended for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
51% of 5,983 applicants were admitted
Women
52% of 3,960 applicants were admitted
Men
50% of 2,023 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
725 (24%) of 3,062 admitted students enrolled
Women
475 (23%) of 2,048 admitted students enrolled
Men
250 (25%) of 1,014 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.73
375 And Above
53%
3.50 - 3.74
20%
3.25 - 3.49
13%
3.00 - 3.24
9%
2.50 - 2.99
5%
2.00 - 2.49
-

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
530-610 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
3%
• Score 600 - 700
29%
• Score 500 - 600
56%
• Score 400 - 500
11%
• Score 300 - 400
1%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
540-640 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
7%
• Score 600 - 700
36%
• Score 500 - 600
47%
• Score 400 - 500
9%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
26 average |23-28 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
10%
• Score 24 - 29
57%
• Score 18 - 23
33%
• Score 12 - 17
0%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (FSC, Southern)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $34,774 (69.687374749499%)
  • Room & Board: - $11,204 (22.452905811623246%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,250 (2.50501002004008%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $2,672 (5.354709418837675%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Florida Southern College accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1 | Final deadline July 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning March 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 001488
Free
Institution's own form
-

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
654 (91.0%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
532 (81.3%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
532 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
173 (32.5%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
78%
Average Award
$29,865
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 532 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $24,955
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 7 (1.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $1,902
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 331 (62.2%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
186 (25.9%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $21,247

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
1,863 (79.4%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
1,583 (85.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,583 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
447 (28.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
75%
Average Award
$28,756
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,571 (99.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $22,505
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 119 (7.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $2,583
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 1,073 (67.8%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
751 (32.0%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $21,720

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
86%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$25,493
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
22.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
Academic scholarships

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Agriculture, Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Education, Health Fields, Physical Sciences, Religion/Biblical Studies, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Music, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Community Service, Leadership
Special Characteristics
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, Local/State Students, Out-of-State Students, Relatives of Clergy, Religious Affiliation, Siblings of Current Students

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,586

Academics & Instruction (FSC, Southern)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


139

Part-Time Faculty


148

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


43%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 22% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 38% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 23% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 12% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 5% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 35% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 38% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 25% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 1% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 1% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
426,310

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
490
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Not Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Not available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Florida Southern College provides wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


80.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


Not reported

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


Not reported

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


63.0%

Programs & Majors (FSC, Southern)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (49)


  • Accounting
  • Agricultural Business and Management, General
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other
  • Computer Science
  • Creative Writing
  • Criminology
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Studies
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Graphic Design
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management
  • History, General
  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Landscaping and Groundskeeping
  • Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
  • Mathematics and Computer Science
  • Mathematics, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music Management
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Musical Theatre
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Political Science and Government, Other
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology
  • Turf and Turfgrass Management
  • Youth Ministry

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


No online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Biological/life sciences, Health professions and related sciences

Online Degrees


Business administration, engineering, environmental science with Duke University, accounting/accountancy with Florida Southern College, medicine with Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Business Administration, Master of Education, Master of Science in Nursing

Master's Programs of Study (7)


  • Adult Nursing
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Education--General
  • Gerontological Nursing
  • Nursing Education
  • Nursing and Healthcare Administration
  • Nursing--General

Campus Life (FSC, Southern)

Location & Geography

Population


100,710

Nearest Metropolitan Area


113 acres

Environment


Suburban environment

Campus Size


Tampa, Orlando

Weather


Temperature
50 average low in January, 89.5 average high in September
Rain
107 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
45 mile(s) from campus in Tampa
Nearest Bus Station
2 mile(s) from campus in Lakeland
Nearest Train Station
2 mile(s) from campus in Lakeland

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


92% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Students required to live on campus through senior year

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


13%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Mocassins (snake)
School Colors
Red, white, and blue

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, bowling, football, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Florida Southern College offers choral groups, drama theatre, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, national society for leadership and success, association of campus entertainment, association of honors students, beyond (campus ministry), multicultural student council

Sororities


30% of women participate

Fraternities


34% of men participate

ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


2,364

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
2,633
Women
1,718
Men
915

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 1.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 2.7% Asian
  • 5.1% Black/African-American
  • 10.7% Hispanic/Latino
  • 0.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 77.6% White
  • 2.0% Unknown

International Students


3.7% from 52 countries

Average Age


20

Number of Graduate Students


440

Student Resources (FSC, Southern)

Study resources