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Rollins College

Winter Park, FL 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate49%
Acceptance Rate49%

Rollins College Admissions

If you want to apply to Rollins College, the regular decision application deadline is February 1 and there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.

Students who submit their applications to Rollins College for the fall semester should hear back from Rollins College by April 1.

Rollins College Admissions Stats at a Glance

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

Rollins College 2022 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 46%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 30%
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 February 1 April 1

Applying 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.

🗓️ Early Decision I applications are due by November 15 EDI applicants should receive a decision by December 15.

🗓️ 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 46%, compared to an overall acceptance rate of 49%. Last year, Rollins College admitted 246 of the 529 students who applied early decision.

Some students apply early to increase their chances of acceptance. When you apply early, your application is considered before all the regular decision applicants apply. Applying early may increase the chance of acceptance, since it shows your interest in a school.

➡️ Find a list of some top colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Rollins College Admissions

Is Rollins College Hard To Get Into?

It is moderately difficult to get into Rollins College. Rollins College evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny or waitlist.

In 2021, Rollins College accepted 49% of all applicants, around 4,094 of the 8,409 students who applied.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Rollins College, 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.

Transferring to Rollins College

It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

For Students Waitlisted to Rollins College

Rollins College has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What Does Rollins College Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are given the most weight 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 put the most emphasis on the areas where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at Rollins College

Curious about the factors that 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
Extracurricular Activities Important
Application Essay Important
Recommendation(s) Important
Talent/Ability Important
Standardized Test Scores Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Class Rank Considered
Work Experience Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
First Generation Considered
Volunteer Work Considered

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

Rollins College 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to Rollins College, all applicants must submit the following items. 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
Transcript(S) of College Record
Standardized Test Scores
Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)
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 20.04%
3.50 and 3.74 23.32%
3.25 and 3.49 17.67%
3.00 and 3.24 14.21%
2.50 and 2.9 13.48%
2.00 and 2.49 1.09%

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 considers ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.

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, 46% of Rollins College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 30% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Rollins College?

To be competitive with other Rollins College applicants, you should strive to score between 1180 and 1330 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Rollins College 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1330 and 25% of scored lower than 1180, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.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 600 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Rollins College students scored 680 or higher, and 75% scored a 600 or higher.

What is a Good ACT Score for Rollins College?

To be most competitive at Rollins College, you should strive to earn between 25 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 25 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Rollins College students. Only one out of every four students scored below 25.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

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:

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

Rollins College Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Rollins College?

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

Does Rollins College accept transfer credits?

✅ Rollins College accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Rollins College accepts:

• CLEP subject tests

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

✅ Rollins College accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) 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 you have higher than average scores, 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?

✅ Rollins College has an acceptance rate of 49%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Rollins College?

✅ Rollins College's early decision acceptance rate was 46% 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 49%. This means that the institution accepts 48 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 ACT Scores


ACT Range

25 - 29

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

29 and Above


25 to 29


25 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Rollins College is 27. Students with an ACT score of 29 and above have a good chance of getting into Rollins College. Students with an ACT score that falls between 25 and 29 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 25 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Rollins College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1180 - 1330


Math SAT Range

560 - 660


Reading SAT Range

600 - 680

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1330 and Above


1180 to 1330


1180 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Rollins College students is 1239. Applicants with SAT scores of 1330 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Rollins College, while applicants with SAT scores between 1180 to 1330 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1180 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Rollins College.

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 © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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