Florida Southern is on a 113-acre campus in the suburban setting of Lakeland, Florida, not far from Tampa and Orlando.
Florida Southern has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to join – including chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.
Interested in Greek life? Florida Southern has fraternities and sororities.
Florida Southern has several thriving Allies. In fact, more students participate in the Allies than any other on-campus activity.
Other popular student organizations at Florida Southern include Beyond Campus Ministries, Climbing Club, Multicultural Student Council and Men's and Women's Bible Studies.
Florida Southern students' favorite campus events are Blast-off, Winter Wonderland and Fairwell Festival.
This table offers information on housing at Florida Southern.
|On-Campus Housing||Yes||Required for senior|
|Guaranteed Housing||Yes||Guaranteed for freshman|
|Co-ed Housing Available||Yes|
|Housing for Students with Disabilities||Yes|
|Percentage of Students Living On-Campus||––||82%|
|Spots Available in On-Campus Housing||––||2,329|
|Number of Students Living On-Campus||––||2,152|
|Percentage of Students Living Off-Campus||––||18%|
Florida Southern offers housing for students. Students are required to live on campus through senior year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.
The majority of Florida Southern students live on campus. In 2022, 82% of undergrads at Florida Southern lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 18% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Florida Southern. There are 2,329 spots available in on-campus housing for all 2,811 undergraduates. In the 2021-2022 school year, 2,152 students chose to live on-campus. On the weekends, about 90% students stay on-campus. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.
Florida Southern offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.
At Florida Southern there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.
Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.
Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.
Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.
Let's take a look at the athletic options available at Florida Southern:
|Sport||Men's Intramural||Women's Intramural||Men's Division||Women's Division||Men's Scholarships||Women's Scholarships|
|Basketball||√||√||NCAA Division 2||NCAA Division 2||√||√|
|Golf||√||√||NCAA Division 2||NCAA Division 2||√||√|
|Lacrosse||√||√||NCAA Division 2||NCAA Division 2||√||√|
|Soccer||√||√||NCAA Division 2||NCAA Division 2||√||√|
|Swimming And Diving||√||√||NCAA Division 2||NCAA Division 2||√||√|
|Tennis||√||√||NCAA Division 2||NCAA Division 2||√||√|
|Track And Field||√||√||NCAA Division 2||NCAA Division 2||√||√|
|Cross Country Running||√||√||NCAA Division 2||NCAA Division 2||√||√|
|Cheerleading||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.
Florida Southern College is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Florida Southern campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night. The school also has student security patrols.
Florida Southern offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards so that students can feel confident that they are safe in on-campus housing.
Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit Florida Southern, take Interstate 4 to Lakeland, FL. If you need to fly, book your flight to Tampa International airport.
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