111 Lake Hollingsworth Drive
Lakeland, FL 33801
(863) 680-4111
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At a Glance

Florida Southern College, the oldest private college in Florida, was founded in Orlando in 1883 as South Florida Institute. It is ranked as one of the top 210 universities in the South by U.S News & World Report and was named a top producer of Fulbright U.S. students for the past two years. The college opened its newly constructed Campisi Academic Center for Physical Therapy in fall 2019, and dedicated both the Carol Jenkins Barnett Center for Early Childhood Learning and Health and the Lamar Louise Curry Education Center in February 2020. FSC also has broken ground on the Carole and Marcus Weinstein Computer Sciences Center, as well as a middle-school expansion of the Roberts Academy, Florida’s only school for children with dyslexia.

Florida Southern College (FSC) is a Private institution located in the Central-West region of Florida. FSC has Regional Accreditation .

The main campus in Lakeland, FL has a Suburban feeling. 80% of students take advantage of the On-Campus Housing.

Florida Southern College offers programs that lead to the following types of degrees:

  • Bachelor's (4 yr.)
  • Graduate Degree
  • Certificate
Florida Southern College offers a wide variety of programs.
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Student Body (as of Fall 2019)

Enrollment Status
Enrollment Status
Enrollment Type Number of Students
Full Time 2938
Part Time 367

Full-time students outnumber part-time students (8.01:1) at Florida Southern College.

Ethnicity Percentage of Students
American Indian/Alaska Native 0.97
Asian 3.06
Black/African American 8.35
Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 0.21
Hispanic/Latino 12.83
White/Caucasian 69.26
Other/Unknown 5.32

The most common ethnicity is White/Caucasian (69.3%) followed by Hispanic/Latino (12.8%.)

Gender Percentage of Students
Female 65.00
Male 35.00

At 65%, female students outnumber male students by a very significant margin. Percentages are based on "as reported" values.

Additional Information

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Enrollment Stats
Total Students: 3,305
Undergraduate Students: 2,755
Graduate Students: 550
Average Student Age: 24
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Costs and Financial Aid (as of 2020)

Credit Hours
for Full-Time
In-State Tuition
per Credit Hour
Out-Of-State Tuition
per Credit Hour
Bright Futures
Additional Information
  • Rated a "Best Buy in the South" by U.S. News & World Report, Florida Southern College provides an exceptional education at a reasonable cost.
  • Our Merit Scholarships range from $5,000-$21,000 annually.
  • 98% recieve institutional financial aid

Florida Southern College has a variety of scholarships available. Please visit https://www.flsouthern.edu/undergraduate/financial-aid/scholarships.aspx for more information.

Estimated Full-Time Costs
Estimated Full-Time Costs
Category Cost
Full-Time Tuition 38180.00
Books and Supplies 1250.00
Housing Costs 12006.00

The total estimated full time costs of $51,436.00 consists of $38,180.00 for Tuition, $1,250.00 for Books and Supplies, and $12,006.00 for Housing.

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Admissions (as of Fall 2019)

Freshman Applicants
Application Fee
Tuition Deposit
Average GPA
for Merit Scholarship
Admissions Policy
Florida Southern College follows a Competitive Admissions policy. Acceptance depends on the number and qualifications of those who apply for admission for a given term.
Transfer Policies

A transfer aplicant must have a minimum of 24 credits completed or else must apply as an entering freshman.

Admission Notification Plan
Applicants are notified on a rolling basis beginning August 1st.
Additional Information

Please visit our undergraduate admissions page for more information.

Average Test Scores
ACT Score: 26
SAT Score: 1,200
Average GPAs
High School: 3.69
For Merit Scholarship: N/A
Application Deadlines
Academic Period Admissions Deadline Financial Aid Deadline
* Note: Florida Southern College follows a Rolling Admissions policy.
Additional Deadlines Information

Students are admitted on a rolling basis.

Admissions URL
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Main Campus
111 Lake Hollingsworth Drive
Lakeland, FL  33801
(863) 680-4111
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Campus Life (as of Fall 2019)

Greek Academic Organizations
Greek Fraternities
Greek Sororities
Social Fraternities
Social Sororities
Academic Honor Societies
Professional Associations
Marching Band
Special Interest Clubs / Organizations
Symphony Orchestra
Student Government Association
On-Campus Housing Options
Female Only
Male Only
Florida Southern College offers Co-Ed, Female Only, and Male Only housing. 80.00% of students live on campus.
On-Campus Services
Fitness Services
Child Care Services
Medical Services
Florida Southern College offers Fitness and Medical services but not Child Care services.
Additional Information

Students enjoy outstanding campus life programming, including equestrian and eSports programs;  a nationally recognized intramural sports program; over 100 clubs and organizations; a national Greek system; and a diverse selection of weekend activities, including watersports on Lake Hollingsworth, downtown shopping and dining, and excursions to nearby world-class entertainment venues such as Walt Disney World. Through the Junior Journey program, students travel on faculty led trips that support their academic goals, earning course credit and gaining new perspectives by studying in places such as Costa Rica, Greece, New Zealand, Russia, South Africa, Switzerland, northern Europe, Italy, and Spain. The guaranteed internship program further ensures that each student has the opportunity to apply classroom concepts in a real-world environment while gaining valuable job experience.

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Intercollegiate Sports
Sport Men's Team Women's Team
Scholarships Available
Beach Volleyball
Cross Country
Ice Hockey
Water Skiing
Intramural Sports
Basketball, Bowling, Floor Hockey, Football, Pickleball, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball
Additional Information

20 NCAA Division II sports with 30 national championships and 147 conference championships. 220 student athletes have gone on to play professional sports.

Team Identity
“FSC Mocs”
Florida Southern College competes as part of the following organizations:
  • NCAA Division II
  • Sunshine State
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Contact Directory


Undergraduate Admissions
 (863) 680-4131