111 Lake Hollingsworth Drive Lakeland, FL 33801-5698 863-680-4131
About Florida Southern College
  • Year of Foundation 1883
  • Size of Campus 100 Acre
  • Type of Instituition Private institution
  • Religious Orientation Methodist
  • Degrees Bachelor, Master
  • Calendar Type Semester
  • Undergraduate Population 1,816
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state 58%, 42%, 25%
Application
  • App. Deadlines FAFSA
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State $21,620
  • Room and Board $7,850
  • Nonfall Registration Accepted
  • Selectivity of the Intuition Selective
  • Application Fee $30
  • Enrollment No. 1,881
Florida Southern College (commonly referred to as Florida Southern, Southern or FSC) is a private college located in Lakeland, Florida, United States. It was selected by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top ten Southern Comprehensive Colleges-Bachelors, and by The Princeton Review as a Best Southeastern College, a Best Value College, and included in the Best 366 Colleges: 2008. Florida Southern is the home of the world’s largest single-site collection of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture. In 2011, The Princeton Review ranked Florida Southern's campus as the most beautiful in the country. Florida Southern has won national titles in NCAA Division II competition in several sports, most notably baseball, golf, swimming, and basketball. The official colors of the college and its athletic teams are scarlet and white.
Social Life And Activities
  • Other general policies class attendance mandatory, class attendance policies set by individual instructors, honor code, hazing prohibited
  • Number of frat chapter houses 5
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus Festival of Fines Arts, Melvin Gallery Art Shows, Florida Lecture Series
  • Number of students in fraternities 5
  • Percent students who are frat members 5%
  • Number of honor societies Alpha Gamma Rho, Association of Honor Students, Beta Beta Beta, Delta Omicron, Delta Sigma Pi, Gamma Sigma Epsilon, Kappa Delta Pi, Kappa Mu Epsilon, Kappa Pi, Omicron Delta Kappa, Order of Omega, Phi Epsilon Kappa, Phi Eta Sigma, Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Mu Alp
  • Setting Suburban
  • Number of sororities 5
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Gospel Choir, Antioch II Student Ministry, Beyond Campus Ministries, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Newman Club, Reformed University Fellowhip, Upper Room Ministries, Wesley Fellowship
  • Other on-campus organizations N/A
  • Percent students who are frat sororities 10%
  • Number of on-campus international organizations (Appears as submitted by school) International Student Association, Multicultural Student Council
  • Alcohol Policies No
  • Number of frats 5
Transportation
  • Distance to nearest train Lakeland (4)
  • Distance to nearest bus Lakeland (1)
  • Public Transportation to the University Yes
  • Car Permitted On Campus Yes
  • Distance to nearest airport Tampa (42), Orlando (57)
Student Housing
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system 89%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments N/A
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms 100%
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university 18
  • College campus housing availability Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples 1%
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available No
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles 35%
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined N/A
  • Number of students using college housing 66%
  • Type of housing provided for students women's dorms (41%), men's dorms (24%), sorority housing (21%), fraternity housing (14%), apartments for married students, special housing for disabled students
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles 64%
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing 100%
Campus Services
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 15,192
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations 1,200
  • Basic Services Provided nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, health insurance
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network 75
  • Number Of Books in Library 180,805
  • Online Course Registration Available Yes
  • Campus Safety 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)
  • Counseling Services minority student, career, personal, academic, psychological, religious, other
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi Yes
  • Museums Melvin Art Gallery; Miller Planetarium; Robert A. Davis Performing Arts Center, Frank Lloyd Wright Visitors Center.
  • OS of Wifi Network Microsoft
  • Number Of Microforms 461,542
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms 0
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library
  • Internet Access Yes
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help N/A
  • Number Of Subscriptions 687
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) 25
  • Student Computer Availability Yes
  • Library On Campus Yes
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page No
  • Number of e-books 26,000
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library 12
  • Computer Courses No
  • Library Facilities Most important holdings include Congressman James A. Haley collection, Methodist Archives.
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support in some of the libraries (excluding computer labs), in all the libraries, in some classrooms
Student Employment and Career
  • Does the school discourage student employment N/A
  • Student Employment Fedral Work Study Program Available
  • Employed Students after 1 year N/A
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs Auto-Owners Insurance, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, State of Florida, GEICO Direct, Polk County Public Schools, Publix Super Markets, Pulte Homes, US Army, Walt Disney World
  • Employed Students after 6 Months 76%
  • Career placment and training internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training, other
  • Employed Students after 2 years N/A
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Offered at cooperating institution (USF Tampa)
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Army ROTC on campus? Offered on campus
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment 34%
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads 1,200
Loan, Scholarship, Fellowship, Grant Page Details
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