Florida Southern College Visit Report by NJL2019

Visit to Florida Southern College in December 2017 by NJL2019
(Student)
(Member since December 17 2017 with ? posts)

Visit Activities:


Admissions Interview: Yes - Met with my admissions counselor, but had already been accepted to the college, so therefore was not a formal interview that would affect my admissions decision. I was able to ask all of my questions.

Information Session: Yes - Very informative. I arrived on campus with a long list of questions written out but this answered the majority of them (the other ones got answered later on that day). Was able to ask questions too.

Campus Tour: Yes - Most beautiful campus Ive ever seen- cant describe. Campus tour's partly on bus for the sake of time but the campus is not big, so easily could be navigated on foot. Covers main points of interes

Classroom Visit: Yes - During campus tour, visited an empty classroom. Able to sit in the room, good size, slightly better/more upgraded from 'average' (compared to what I've seen).


Campus:



Friendliness/Courtesy of Students:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
Everyone on campus that I encountered was very kind, helpful and insightful. My parents even commented on how "normal" (in a good way, like not 'weird' to their standards) the stud



Friendliness/Courtesy of Staff:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
The all of the staff members I met were very approachable and kind. Truly felt like it was a positive community to be in and staff was there to help me.



Appearance of Campus:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
There's no words to accurately describe how magnificent the campus appears. I'm from NJ, so visiting this amazing, warm, sunny campus with beautiful features, palm trees, &a lake was ver



Building/Facilities Maintenance/Cleanliness:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
Obviously, the FLW architecture is beyond compare, and everything seemed well maintained, for the most part. No complaints.



Dormitories:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
A lot bigger than many I've seen in other schools. About 70% of the dorms in that building had lake views- incomparable. Dorms were spacious doubles, with bathroom shared between 2 rooms (so 4 pe



Security/Safety:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
Seemed very good, students get GPS buttons in case they are in danger or hurt, & security will pick them up. Security rides around on golf carts regularly to keep watch. Didnt seem to be many prob



Overall Campus Impression:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
Had been my mental-first-choice school for a while (meaning it seemed good in my head but I had yet to see it in person). When I was finally able to visit, it certainly met my standards and dreams.


Off-Campus:



Area Immediately Around Campus:
3 - Good
3 - Good
Didn't really explore around the campus, as we were on vacation in Florida and wanted to get back to vacation after the campus tour. Seemed fine, nothing to write home about really.



City/Town/Community:
3 - Good
3 - Good
Seemed fine, not amazing. It is a city (20th largest in FL) so there seems to be some lower-class living, but doesn't seem terrible. Honestly, I don't know too much about Lakeland, though.

Campus Visit Notes for Florida Southern College


Visit Description:

Let me start off with saying that this is my first choice school. I'm from NJ but I've known for years my future is in FL. I visited on a tuesday, and the weekend prior they had had an admissions event-- on top of the fact that it's a small school-- I figured there wouldn't be many pros. students on tour with me. There were 2 others, myself, (girl, NJ), another girl from OOS, and one international girl. There were also 3 student-tour guides- 2 girls from FL and 1 boy from OOS. We all stayed together and looked at major points of the campus and discussed any questions. I enjoyed the tour because since there was literally a 1:1 tour guide to pros. student ratio, it wasn't overwhelming and they could answer our questions, and cater the tour to us/our areas of interest. We took an admissions small bus to the west end of campus from the admissions building, which is on the east end. From there, we walked most of the tour but briefly rode in the bus at times. The campus was amazing. Saw the waterdome, library, TuTu's cyber cafe (which is basically starbucks), the grillmaster- burgers and stuff grilled right in front of you. We saw the pool, the gym, the caf and undercaf (Wynee's Bistro, the moc mart), the Buck Stop (quick pizza outdoors), the outside of several dorm rooms and the bookstore. We walked past many Frank Lloyd Wright buildings, like the Annie Pfieffer Chapel, the science building (whose name I forget), and others. I was on this tour over a month ago, so I unfortunately don't remember everything.
It was overall a good experience, great community, beautiful campus, and hopefully the campus I will attend next fall.

Hotel/Lodging Recommendations or Comments:

n/a. Was on a family trip to Walt Disney World, rented a car for the day, and drove the 30-ish minute trip to FSC.

Dining/Restaurant Recommendations or Comments:

Ate on campus, received a free in the admissions office after the tour. It was mentioned but not automatically given, all we had to do was ask and they wrote one up for me and my parents.

Other Comments (Transportation, local attractions, parking, etc.):

Parking on-campus across from the admissions office. If visiting, read the email they sent you, and unless coming from west, enter campus on east, not main entrance- it's closer to admissions bld