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 3,600 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 1120 to 1265 on the SAT exam, or 24 to 29 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among admitted students. We were able to estimate the Florida Southern average GPA (3.35 - 3.57) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. This school has an acceptance rate of around 52% with 16% of applicants deciding to enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at flsouthern.edu.

Overall Florida Southern Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Florida Southern College was reported as 52.1% in Fall 2020 with over 8,030 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 ACT Scores: 24 - 29
  • Florida Southern Average GPA: 3.35 - 3.57

How Hard Is It to Get into Florida Southern College?

Applicant Selectivity: High

Florida Southern College has a very competitive selection process for applicants, where most students accepted have a higher than average high school GPA and scored in the top percentiles on standardized tests like the SAT or ACT exam.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2023 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2023-2024 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Florida Southern College has been on an upward trend when compared to previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 45.5%
  • 2017-2018: 51.5%
  • 2018-2019: 50.2%
  • 2019-2020: 52.1%
  • Projected Florida Southern Acceptance Rate 2023-2024: 47.0%

How Does Florida Southern Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Florida Southern is nine percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Warner University45.8%
Florida College75.3%
Webber International University42.3%
Florida Christian College30.7%

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 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Florida Southern (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading570 - 645
Math550 - 620
Total Score1120 - 1265
ACT®Score Range
English22 - 30
Math20 - 26
Composite Score24 - 29
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