Ranked among the nation’s top colleges by U.S News & World Report, The Fiske Guide, and The Princeton Review, Florida Southern is nationally recognized for excellence in experiential education and guarantees students the opportunity to study aboard, participate in professional internships, and graduate in four years. Attracting 3,000+ students from 50 states and 50 countries, the campus is ideally located directly between Tampa and Orlando in Lakeland, Florida—named one of the best places to live and fastest growing metropolitan areas.

Academic Programs

  • Research
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Liberal Arts
  • Business
  • Education
  • Nursing
  • Communication
  • Music
  • Art & Design
  • Economics
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Government/Political Science
  • Health Science
  • Performing Arts
  • Social Science
  • Visual Arts
  • Horticulture Science
  • Citrus
  • Computer Science
  • Film
  • Exercise Science
  • Marine Biology
  • Religion
  • Spanish
  • Youth Ministry
  • Musical Performance

Student experience

  • Athletics
  • Co-op/Internship Opportunities
  • Disability Services
  • Greek Life
  • Intramural/Club Sports
  • LGBTQIA Services
  • Military/Veteran Services
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Religious Affiliation
  • ROTC Program
  • Study Abroad
  • Undergraduate Research
  • E-Sports
  • Equestrian
  • Water Ski

Application information

Find out about requirements, fees, and deadlines

First-year

Florida Southern accepts first-year applications on a rolling admission basis and the priority application date for fall entry is March 1. Students may apply early by November 1 via Early Action or Early Decision and receive an admissions decision by December 15. In addition to a completed application, students should submit official high school transcripts, SAT or ACT scores (unless applying test-optional), and one academic letter of recommendation. Applicants who have not earned college course credit following high school graduation should apply as a first-year student. There is no application fee to apply.

Transfer

Florida Southern accepts transfer applications on a rolling admission basis and the priority application date for fall entry is June 1. Admission decisions are generally awarded within two weeks of receipt of all application materials, which includes official copies of all college transcripts and a report of social standing from transferring institution; students transferring less than 24 hours should also submit official SAT/ACT scores and high school transcripts. Applicants who have earned any college course credit following high school graduation should apply as a transfer student. There is no application fee to apply.

Additional Information

FSC is proud to award 98% of students financial aid. First-year students applying for admission are automatically considered for merit scholarship ranging from $5,000-$20,000. Transfer students applying for admission are automatically considered for merit scholarship ranging from $12,500-$17,500. Talent and need based aid are also available for qualified applicants; students interested in applying for need-based aid should submit the FAFSA by the March 1 priority deadline. 

Visit us

Florida Southern invites students to visit our 113-acre lakeside campus—twice named the “most beautiful” campus in the nation by The Princeton Review. Tours are offered Monday-Friday in the morning and afternoon and on select Saturdays each month. We encourage families to allot two hours for their campus visit experience, which includes an information session and campus tour led by a student ambassador. Opportunities to eat lunch on campus, meet a professor, and sit in on a class are also available on select days.

FSC guarantees students the opportunity to travel abroad, participate in a professional internship, and graduate in four years. Committed to preparing students for success, 100% of our graduates participate in research, internships, study abroad, and other high impact experiences.

Erin Smith, Assistant Vice President of Enrollment Management and Communications, Enrollment Management/2019
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Admissions office

Visit us

School location
Address

111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr
Lakeland, FL 33801-5698, United States of America

Phone number

(863) 680-4131

Region

South

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