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About Polk State College

Polk State College is a public, state school in an suburban setting in Winter Haven, Florida. Polk State College was founded in 1964 and now enrolls around 10,827 students a year, including 10,827 undergrads.

Polk State College offers housing for up to 0 students.

The institution spends around $3,141 for each full-time student enrolled. There are 27 Polk State College undergrads for each full-time professor.

2021 Polk State College Admissions Facts At-a Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
In-State Tuition $3,716
Out-of-State $14,091

Polk State College Regular Decision Deadline 2022

Early Admission at Polk State College

Polk State College does not offer early decision or early action.

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Polk State College Acceptance Rate

It is not competitive to get into Polk State College. Around 0% of applicants get into Polk State College each year.

Polk State College Waitlist 2021

Polk State College reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in 2021.

How Do I Get Into Polk State College?

Polk State College is considered not competitive to get into. Every admissions committee has a different way of evaulating applicants, but most look at a combination of grades, test scoes, activities, as well as essays and recommendations. To apply to Polk State College, applicants must submit the following items.

Polk State College Application Requirements

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GPA and Test Scores for Polk State College

Visit the Admissions tab above for more on how to apply to Polk State College.

Does Polk State College Require the ACT or SAT?

Polk State College does not have 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.


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Does Polk State College Have Student Housing?

Yes! Polk State College provides on-campus housing for students.

Polk State College students are active in the school's Florida Student Nursing Association, Honors Program Student Council and Phi Theta Kappa (PTK). Welcome Week, Hispanic Heritage Month, and and Intramural Sports are a few of the events that the campus rallies behind each year.

Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at Polk State College.

Financial Aid at Polk State College

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some aid is available on a first-come, first-serve basis, so fill out the FAFSA asap. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Is Polk State College a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how selective a school is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Polk State College

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Polk State College, around 62% return for their sophomore year.

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

Job Outcomes and Debt for Polk State College Grads

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 Polk State College sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So ask yourself: Is Polk State College a good school for you?

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Where is Polk State College?

Polk State College is located in the suburban setting of Winter Haven, Florida, less than an hour from Orlando and Tampa.

If you want to see Polk State College for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take U.S. Highway 17 to Winter Haven, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Orlando International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Polk State College and Winter Haven are like without leaving home.

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College Info

999 Avenue H, NE Winter Haven, FL 33881-4299

Campus Setting: Suburban

Polk State College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

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Transfer Applications are Due

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The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Polk State College is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Polk State College is Continuous processing.

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

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Polk State College Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$3,716

In State

$14,091

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
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Out-of-State
State Tuition
$3,716
$14,091
Fees
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Housing
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Student Life

Wondering what life at Polk State College is like? There are approximately 10,827 students enrolled at Polk State College. 36% percent of students attend school full-time, 99% percent are from FL and 1% percent of students are from other states.

36%

Full Time

64%

Part Time

99%

In State

1%

Out-of-State

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

10,827

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

Unknown

Tuition and Fees

In State

$3,716

Out-of-State

$14,091

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Continuous processing
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