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Florida Southern College is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Lakeland, Florida. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

$30,936 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
61% Acceptance Rate

Where Is Florida Southern College?


Contact details for Florida Southern are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr, Lakeland, FL 33801-5698
Phone: 863-680-4111

How Do I Get Into Florida Southern?

You can apply to Florida Southern online at:

Admission Requirements for Florida Southern

Submission Required?
High School GPA Required
High School Rank Recommended
High School Transcript Required
College Prep Program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
SAT or ACT Scores Considered but not required
TOEFL Recommended

How Hard Is It To Get Into Florida Southern?

61% Acceptance Rate
70% Of Accepted Are Women
27% Submit SAT Scores
Florida Southern has an acceptance rate of 61%, which means it is fairly selective. Take that into account when you are working on your application and gathering requested materials. Do what you can to stand out among other applicants.

Approximately 30% of accepted students are men and 70% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 59%, and the acceptance rate for women is 62%.

Average Test Scores

About 27% of students accepted to Florida Southern submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 590 and 680. Math scores were between 570 and 655.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Florida Southern College  ( 590 to 680 )

SAT Math Scores for Florida Southern College  ( 570 to 655 )
Florida Southern received ACT scores from 17% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 24 and 30. Math scores were between 23 and 27. Composite scores were between 25 and 30.

ACT English Scores for Florida Southern College  ( 24 to 30 )
ACT Math Scores for Florida Southern College  ( 23 to 27 )
ACT Composite Scores for Florida Southern College  ( 25 to 30 )

Can I Afford Florida Southern College?

$30,936 Net Price
62% Take Out Loans
0.8% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Florida Southern is $30,936. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Florida Southern, approximately 62% of students took out student loans averaging $7,741 a year. That adds up to $30,964 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Florida Southern is 0.8%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Florida Southern College Undergraduate Student Diversity

2,647 Full-Time Undergraduates
64% Women
28% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 2,811 undergraduate students at Florida Southern, with 2,647 being full-time and 164 being part-time.


There are also 575 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 2,647 full-time undergraduates at Florida Southern, 36% are male and 64% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Florida Southern College students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 83
Black or African American 168
Hispanic or Latino 410
White 1,808
International Students 92
Other Races/Ethnicities 86

Geographic Diversity

Florida students aren't the only ones who study at Florida Southern College. At this time, 33 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 58 countries are represented at Florida Southern. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Sweden, Canada, and Spain.

Online Learning at Florida Southern College

174 Took All Classes Online
1,174 Took At Least One Class Online
18.2% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2020-2021, 1,174 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Florida Southern has changed over the last few years.


Online Growth Rankings of Florida Southern

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Florida Southern College was 18.2%. This is the #768 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Florida Southern regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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