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Colleges / Florida Southern College

Florida Southern College

Lakeland, FL 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate61%

About Florida Southern

Florida Southern College is a private, religious college in the suburb of Lakeland, Florida. Florida Southern was founded in 1883. The college currently enrolls around 3,386 students a year, including 2,811 undergrads.

2022 Acceptance Rate for Florida Southern College

It is moderately difficult to get into Florida Southern. Around 61% of applicants get into Florida Southern each year. In 2022, 10,759 students applied to Florida Southern and 6,571 were admitted.

Florida Southern College Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 61%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate 86%
Early Action Acceptance Rate 79%
Average GPA 3.7
Test Optional Yes
Applicants Submitting ACT scores 79%
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 27%

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Florida Southern College is located in the town of Lakeland, Florida, in the suburbs of Tampa and Orlando.

If you want to see Florida Southern for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 4 to Lakeland, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Tampa International.

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College Info

111 Lake Hollingsworth Drive Lakeland, FL 33801-5698

Campus Setting: Suburban

Florida Southern Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

May 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Florida Southern is May 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Florida Southern is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Florida Southern College is a member of the Coalition for College.

More than an application, the Coalition provides free tools and resources to help students through the college admissions process, beginning as early as 9th grade.

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Florida Southern SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1170 - 1310


Math SAT Range

570 - 655


Reading SAT Range

590 - 680

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

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Estimated Chance

1310 and Above


1170 to 1310


1170 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Florida Southern students is 1244. Applicants with SAT scores of 1310 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Florida Southern, while applicants with SAT scores between 1170 to 1310 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1170 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Florida Southern.

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Florida Southern is like? There are approximately 3,386 students enrolled at Florida Southern, including 2,811 undergraduate students and 575 graduate students. 94% percent of students attend school full-time, 65% percent are from FL and 35% percent of students are from other states.


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