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Florida SouthWestern State College

Fort Myers, FL 2-Year Public
Acceptance Rate84%
Acceptance Rate84%

About Florida Southwestern State College

Florida SouthWestern State College Overview

Florida SouthWestern State College is a public, state school in a suburban setting in Fort Myers, Florida. Florida Southwestern State College was founded in 1962 and enrolls 14,685 undergrads and no graduate students. Florida Southwestern State College provides housing for up to 402 students. The majority of students live on campus but first-year students are not required to live in the dorms.

There are many ways for students to get involved at Florida Southwestern State College!

Are you interested in music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of Florida Southwestern State College's theater groups.

Are you interested in journalism and communications? Florida Southwestern State College students can write for the campus newspaperor be a producer for the student-run television channel.

There are no fraternities or sororities at Florida Southwestern State College, so it might be a good choice if you're not interested in Greek life.

Planning to play sports? Florida Southwestern State College has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Florida Southwestern State College on the Student Life page.

2022 Florida Southwestern State College Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 84%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.1
In-State Tuition $2,436
Out-of-State $9,750
Percent of Need Met 47%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $6,004

Is Florida Southwestern State College a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions criteria, acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how competitive an institution is.

Let's take a look at these factors to get a clearer view of what Florida Southwestern State College offers and if the college seems like the right college for you.

Florida Southwestern State College Acceptance Rate 2022

Florida Southwestern State College is not competitive to get into. The acceptance rate at Florida Southwestern State College is 84%. Last year, 5,094 students applied to Florida Southwestern State College and 4,257 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Florida Southwestern State College

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. Retention measures how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes for Florida Southwestern State College Grads

Job placement statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers.

Check with Florida Southwestern State College directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Florida Southwestern State College's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

As of 2022, the total market value of Florida SouthWestern State College's endowment was $49.5 million. The average college endowment was $905 million in 2021. For each full-time student, Florida Southwestern State College spends about $3,883 a year.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Florida Southwestern State College

Cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Florida Southwestern State College meets 47% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $6,004 a year.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Florida Southwestern State College.

Based on this information, does Florida Southwestern State College seem like a good fit? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Florida Southwestern State College a good school for you?

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Where is Florida SouthWestern State College Located?

Florida Southwestern State College is located in the suburban setting of Fort Myers, Florida, in the suburbs of Fort Myers / Cape Coral.

If you would like to see Florida Southwestern State College for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 75 to Fort Myers, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Southwest Florida International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Florida Southwestern State College and Fort Myers are like without leaving home.

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College Info

8099 College Parkway Fort Myers, FL 33919

Campus Setting: Suburban

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Wondering what life at Florida Southwestern State College is like? There are approximately 14,685 students enrolled at Florida Southwestern State College. 38% percent of students attend school full-time, 97% percent are from FL and 3% percent of students are from other states.


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