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Florida Southern College

Overview
Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1885
Affiliation: Methodist
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 1,753
Environment: Suburban
Endowment: $69,021,828
Admissions Address

111 Lake Hollingsworth Drive
Lakeland, FL 33801-5698

Website

http://www.flsouthern.edu

Admissions E-mail

fscadm@flsouthern.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.5
Send application by: March 1
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Bill Langston
Admissions office telephone: (863) 680-4131
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: March 1
Decision sent by: Other
Accept offer by: May 1
Early decision
Send application by: December 1
 
Decision sent by: December 15
Early action
Not offered  
Application fee: $30
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? Yes
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: Yes
Applications via E-mail: Yes
Electronic application:
 
http://www.applyweb.com/aw?fsc  
Tuition deposit: $300 (Refundable by May 1)
Room deposit: $200 (Nonrefundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Required
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 N/A
Mathematics 3 N/A
Science 3 N/A
Lab 2 N/A
Foreign language N/A 2
Social studies 3 N/A
History 3 N/A
Academic electives 2 N/A
Total academic units 18 N/A


*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 

Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: April 15
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Considered
Academic GPA: Important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Important
Recommendation: Important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Considered
Extracurricular activities: Important
Talent/ability: Important
Character/personal qualities: Important
First generation: Considered
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Considered
Racial/ethnic status: Considered
Volunteer work: Considered
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: Considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 62%
Early-decision acceptance rate: 73%
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 62%
Total applicants: 2,351
Total acceptances: 1,460
Total freshman enrollment: 419
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.


 

Male applicants: 914
Male acceptances: 558
Male freshman enrollment: 153
 
Female applicants: 1,437
Female acceptances: 902
Female freshman enrollment: 266
Out-of-state freshmen: 31%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: N/A
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: N/A


 

2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 19%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 51%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 82%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 73%
Average high school GPA: 3.5
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 99%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 86%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 480 - 570
Math: 480 - 550
Combined: 960 - 1120


 

Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 4.0% 2.0%
600-699 14.0% 19.0%
500-599 43.0% 45.0%
400-499 39.0% 34.0%
300-399 0.0% 0.0%
200-299 0.0% 0.0%


 

First-year students submitting ACT scores: 50%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 20 - 26
Math: 20 - 26
Composite: 20 - 26


 

Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 2.0% 8.0% 5.0%
24-29 34.0% 31.0% 28.0%
18-23 59.0% 45.0% 51.0%
12-17 5.0% 16.0% 16.0%
6-11 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Below 6 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%

 



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