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Rollins College

Winter Park, FL 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate50%

Rollins College Admissions

It is moderately difficult to get into Rollins College. Around 50% of applicants get into Rollins College each year. Last year, 9,022 students applied to Rollins College and 4,510 were admitted.

If you are considering submitting an application to Rollins College, the deadline for Fall 2024 admissions is 2/1 and there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.

Students who apply to Rollins College for the fall semester should receive an admissions decision no later than April 1.

Rollins College Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here is an overiew of some of Rollins College's admissions stats.

Rollins College 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.5
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 28%
Mean SAT Score 1239
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 32%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 20%
Waitlist Yes

Rollins College Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Rollins College.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I Yes November 15 December 15
Early Decision II Yes January 5 February 1
Early Action No – –
Regular Decision Yes 2 1 April 1

Want to Apply Early to Rollins College?

Rollins College offers early decision but not early action. Early decision is binding, meaning you must attend if you are admitted, while early action allows you to apply early without committing.

πŸ—“οΈ Early Decision I applications are due by November 15 EDI applicants should receive a decision by December 15.

πŸ—“οΈ Early Decision II applications are due January 5. ED II Applicants will recieve their decision before February 1.

The early decision acceptance rate at Rollins College is 54%, compared to an overall acceptance rate of 50%. In 2022, Rollins College admitted 277 of the 509 students who applied early decision.

Some students apply early to college because they believe it will help their chances of getting in. When you apply early, your application is considered before all the regular decision applicants apply. Applying early may increase the chance of being admitted, since it demonstrates that you are very interested in a school.

➑️ Explore a list of some top colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Rollins College Admissions

Transferring to Rollins College

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to Rollins College

In 2022, Rollins College waitlisted 902 students and 136 accepted a place on the waitlist. Of those, 21 eventually got off the waitlist.

What Does Rollins College Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when determining 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 apply to colleges that prioritize the areas where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at Rollins College

Wondering what factors are considered by Rollins College during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Application Essay Important
Extracurricular Activities Important
Recommendation(s) Important
Standardized Test Scores Important
Talent/Ability Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Class Rank Considered
Volunteer Work Considered
Work Experience Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
First Generation Considered

Make sure to check with Rollins College for more information on admission factors.

Rollins College Application Requirements

To apply to Rollins College, all applicants must submit the following items. Double check with Rollins College's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) – 2 – –
Interview – √ – –
Letter(s) of Recommendation 1 – – –
Written Essay or Personal Statement √ – – –
Transcript of High School Record √ – – –

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Rollins College?

Students admitted to Rollins College have an average unweighted GPA of 3.5.

Out of all students that were admitted, 40% submitted a class rank. At Rollins College 28% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 65% were in the top 25% and 91% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Rollins College, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 10.2%
3.75 and 3.99 20%
3.50 and 3.74 23.3%
3.25 and 3.49 17.7%
3.00 and 3.24 14.2%
2.50 and 2.9 13.5%
2.00 and 2.49 1.1%

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Rollins College directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Rollins College is a test optional school. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2022, 32% of Rollins College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 20% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

The mean composite SAT score for a Rollins College student is 1239.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Rollins College students scored 660 or higher and 75% of students scored 590 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Rollins College students scored 690 or higher, and 75% scored a 590 or higher.

To be most competitive at Rollins College, you should strive to earn between 24 and 29 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 29 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Rollins College's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 29, and three out of four students scored lower than 29 on the ACT.

A 24 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Rollins College students. Only one out of every four students scored below 24.

More Information on Transferring to Rollins College

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Rollins College.

For transfer students wishing to start in the fall, the deadline to apply is March 1. Applicants should hear back by April 1.

Transfer students can enroll in Rollins College during the following terms:

β€’ Fall Term

β€’ Winter Term

β€’ Spring Term

β€’ Winter Term

β€’ Summer Term

Rollins College Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Rollins College?

βœ… Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Rollins College.

Does Rollins College accept transfer credits?

βœ… Rollins College accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Rollins College accepts:

β€’ CLEP subject tests β€’ DSST/DANTES

Does Rollins College accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

βœ… Rollins College accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Rollins College?

❌ No, Rollins College is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you should strongly consider submitting them. If your scores are average or below average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application.

What is Rollins College's acceptance rate?

βœ… The acceptance rate for Rollins College is 50%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Rollins College?

βœ… Rollins College's early decision acceptance rate was 54% in 2021.

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Rollins College Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Rollins College? Rollins College is a somewhat selective institution. The Rollins College acceptance rate is 50%. This means that the institution accepts 49 out of every 100 applicants.


Rollins College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Feb 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Mar 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Rollins College is Feb 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Rollins College is Mar 1.

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

Rollins College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

560 - 660


Reading SAT Range

590 - 690

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

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Rollins College GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Rollins College, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.5. 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.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases Β© 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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