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About South Florida State College

South Florida State College is a public, state school in an rural setting in Avon Park, Florida. South Florida State College was founded in 1965 and enrolls 2,809 undergrads and no graduate students.

South Florida State College offers housing for up to 70 students.

South Florida State College's endowment was valued at $13.03 million in 2021. The institution spends around $5,542 for each full-time student enrolled. There are 16 South Florida State College undergrads for each full-time professor.

2021 South Florida State College Admissions Facts At-a Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 92%
Average GPA 3.0
In-State Tuition $2,593
Out-of-State $9,722

2022 South Florida State College Regular Decision Application Deadline

South Florida State College Early Admission

South Florida State College does not offer early decision or early action.

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South Florida State College Acceptance Rate

It is not competitive to get into South Florida State College. South Florida State College admitted 92% of all applicants in 2021. In 2021, 477 out of 519 total applicants were accepted.

South Florida State College Waitlist

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

How Do I Get Into South Florida State College?

South Florida 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 South Florida State College, applicants must submit the following items.

South Florida State College Application Requirements

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GPA and Test Scores for South Florida State College

The average high school GPA for a student admitted to South Florida State College is 3.0 out of 4.0.

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

Does South Florida State College Require the ACT or SAT?

South Florida 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 South Florida State College Provide On-Campus Housing?

Yes! South Florida State College provides on-campus housing for up to 70 students.

South Florida State College students are active in the school's Phi Theta Kappa, Phi Beta Lambda and Art Club. End of Term Parties, Club Rush, and and College Week 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 South Florida State College.

Financial Aid at South Florida State College

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

Some financial aid is available on a first-come, first-serve basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. 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 be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Is South Florida 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 selective a college 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 at South Florida State 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 and Student Debt

Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. The average student debt for graduates in the class of 2021 was around $3,083 per student, not including those with no debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

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

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Where is South Florida State College?

South Florida State College is located in the rural setting of Avon Park, Florida, less than an hour from Tampa and St. Petersburg and Orlando.

If you want to see South Florida State College for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take U.S. Highway 27 to Avon Park, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Orlando International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what South Florida State College and Avon Park are like without leaving home.

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College Info

600 West College Drive Avon Park, FL 33825-9356

Campus Setting: Rural

South Florida State College Application Deadline

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Wondering what life at South Florida State College is like? There are approximately 2,809 students enrolled at South Florida State College. 33% 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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