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Florida SouthWestern State College

Fort Myers, FL 2-Year Public

About Florida Southwestern State College

Florida SouthWestern State College is a public, state school located in the urban setting of Fort Myers, FL, less than an hour from Fort Myers / Cape Coral.

Founded in 1962, the institution currently enrolls around 15,313 students a year, including 15,313 undergrads. The institution runs on a semester academic calendar.

As of 2021, the total market value of the school endowment was $19,016,079. The school spends $4,186 for each full-time student enrolled.

Admissions Facts About Florida Southwestern State College

Acceptance rate: 87%

Average GPA: 3.04

Early Decision or Early Action: No/No

2022 Regular Decision Deadline: July 31

2022 Regular Decision Notification Date:

What is Florida SouthWestern State College's acceptance rate?

It is noncompetitive to get into Florida SouthWestern State College. Around 87 percent of all applicants are admitted to Florida Southwestern State College each year.

The average high school GPA for a student at Florida Southwestern State College is 3.04 out of 4.0.

In 2021, 0 applicants were waitlisted and 0 students were ultimating offered a spot off the waitlist.

Is Florida Southwestern State College a good school?

The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how competitive a school is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are.

Retention, graduation rates, and job placement statistics can help you understand how satisfied students are with their school experience, and how effectively an institution prepares students for careers.

Retention and graduation rates

About 59 percent of students who start at Florida Southwestern State College come back the next year.

Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61 percent for public schools and 67 percent for private.

Job outcomes and student debt

Job placement rates after graduation, average starting salaries, and the debt students graduate with can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school.

Based on this information, how does Florida Southwestern State College sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So the real question to ask yourself: is Florida Southwestern State College a good school for YOU?

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College Info

8099 College Parkway Fort Myers, FL 33919

Campus Setting: Urban

Florida Southwestern State College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jul 31

Transfer Applications are Due

Jul 31

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Florida Southwestern State College is Jul 31.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Florida Southwestern State College is Jul 31.

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

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Florida Southwestern State College Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Florida Southwestern State College is like? There are approximately 16,672 students enrolled at Florida Southwestern State College. 38% percent of students attend school full-time, 98% percent are from FL and 2% percent of students are from other states.


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