Florida Southern College (Florida Southern)

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Florida Southern College can be found in Lakeland, FL, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. There are around 2,700 students enrolled per year at Florida Southern College.

Students can report either the ACT or SAT exam scores to Florida Southern. A score in the range of 1470 to 1760 on the SAT exam, or 22 to 27 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among admitted students. We were able to estimate the Florida Southern average GPA (3.13 - 3.38) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. This school has an acceptance rate of around 50% with 26% of applicants deciding to enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at flsouthern.edu.

Overall Florida Southern Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Florida Southern College was reported as 49.9% in Fall 2013 with over 4,960 college applications submitted to Florida Southern College. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • Florida Southern SAT Scores: 1470 - 1760
  • Florida Southern ACT Scores: 22 - 27
  • Florida Southern Average GPA: 3.13 - 3.38

How Hard Is It to Get into Florida Southern College?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into Florida Southern College, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Florida Southern College has been on a downward trend over the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 69.4%
  • 2010-2011: 67.2%
  • 2011-2012: 65.1%
  • 2012-2013: 55.7%
  • 2013-2014: 49.9%
  • Projected Florida Southern Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 57.5%

How Does Florida Southern Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Florida Southern is eleven percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Warner University33.8%
Florida College58.8%
Webber International University63.8%
Florida Christian College41.7%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Recommended
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Recommended

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Florida Southern (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading490 - 590
Math500 - 590
Writing480 - 580
Total Score1470 - 1760
ACT®Score Range
English21 - 27
Math21 - 26
Composite Score22 - 27
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