If you want to apply to Florida Southern, the regular decision application deadline is May 1 and there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.
Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students with financial need may qualify for for an application fee waiver.
|Florida Southern 2021||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.7|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||25.05%|
|Mean SAT Score||1201|
|Admissions Test Policy||Optional|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||60%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||39%|
Florida Southern College offers early decision and also offers early action. Early decision is binding, meaning you must attend if you are admitted, while early action allows you to apply early without committing.
Mark your calendar!
The Early Action deadline is November 1, which is coming up fast! Florida Southern will release EA admissions decisions no later than December 15.
The early decision acceptance rate at Florida Southern is 8%, compared to an overall acceptance rate of 50%. In 2021, Florida Southern admitted 82 of the 102 students who applied early decison.
Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.
It is moderately difficult to get into Florida Southern. Florida Southern evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.
In 2021, Florida Southern accepted 50% of students, around 4,591 of the 9,117 students who applied.
Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Florida Southern, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.
Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.
Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are they consider most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the areas where you shine.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Geographical Residence||Not Considered|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Important|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|State Residency||Not Considered|
|Standardized Test Scores||Considered|
To apply, all applicants to Florida Southern must submit the following items. Double check with Florida Southern's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√|
|Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale)||2.0|
|Letter(s) of Recommendation||1|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to Florida Southern have an average unweighted GPA of 3.7.
Out of all students that were admitted, 66.42% submitted a class rank. At Florida Southern 25.05% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 54.73% were in the top 25% and 87.47% were in the top 50%.
Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.
|At Florida Southern College, student GPAs fall in the following ranges|
|3.75 and 3.99||22.67%|
|3.50 and 3.74||18.52%|
|3.25 and 3.49||11.26%|
|3.00 and 3.24||6.51%|
|2.50 and 2.9||3.55%|
|2.00 and 2.49||0.3%|
Florida Southern does consider ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.
Florida Southern has a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2021, 60% of Florida Southern's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 39% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other Florida Southern applicants, you should strive to earn between 1120 and 1260 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Florida Southern 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1260 and 25% of scored lower than 1120, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Florida Southern student is 1201.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Florida Southern students scored 630 or higher and 75% of students scored 560 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Florida Southern students scored 650 or higher, and 75% scored a 560 or higher.
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To be most competitive at Florida Southern, you should strive to earn between 24 and 30 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 30 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Florida Southern's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 30, and three out of four students scored lower than 30 on the ACT.
A 24 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Florida Southern students. Only one out of every four students scored below 24.
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For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Florida Southern. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.
Transfer students can enroll in Florida Southern during the following terms: - Fall Term - Spring Term - Summer Term
Can I defer my acceptance to Florida Southern?
Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Florida Southern.
Does Florida Southern accept transfer credits?
Florida Southern accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Florida Southern accepts:
Does Florida Southern accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
Florida Southern accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to Florida Southern?
No, Florida Southern is test optional, so you can decide if you want to to submit your test scores. If you have higher than average scores, you probably want to include them. If your scores are average or below average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application..
What is Florida Southern's acceptance rate?
Florida Southern's acceptance rate is 50%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at Florida Southern?
Florida Southern's early decision acceptance rate was 8% in 2021.
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How hard is it to get into Florida Southern? Florida Southern is a somewhat selective institution. The Florida Southern acceptance rate is 50%. This means that the institution accepts 50 out of every 100 applicants.
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First-Year Applications are Due
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
The median ACT score of an admitted student to Florida Southern is 27. Students with an ACT score of 30 and above have a good chance of getting into Florida Southern. Students with an ACT score that falls between 24 and 30 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 24 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
1260 and Above
1120 to 1260
1120 and Less
The median SAT score for Florida Southern students is 1201. Applicants with SAT scores of 1260 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Florida Southern, while applicants with SAT scores between 1120 to 1260 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1120 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Florida Southern.
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At Florida Southern, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.73. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.
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