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First-Year Student Profile

Whether you’re a "mover & shaker" or prefer to lead quietly by example, you’ll find your niché at Florida Southern.

Here’s a quick look at this year’s incoming class:

  • 600 first-year students
  • Students represent nearly every state in the U.S. and 50 countries
  • 41% enrolled as liberal arts majors, 33% enrolled as natural and health sciences majors, 19% enrolled as business majors, and 7% enrolled as education majors
  • 3.6 average GPA
  • 1136 average SAT Reading and Math combined score, 26 average ACT composite score

Is Florida Southern right for you? Schedule a visit and see for yourself!

Freshmen Getting Started

Getting Started

You’ll find all kinds of students at Florida Southern. And while each one is different, they’re all bright, curious, well informed, and high achievers. They go the extra mile. If you’d like to join them, start here!

We’ll look at your GPA and test scores, of course, but we’ll also consider extracurricular activities, leadership experiences, community service, and other ways you’ve spent your time. (Hint: That’s where your personal statement and reference letter come in.) Your completed application also puts you in the running for many Florida Southern College scholarships and grants. Are you in?

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Application Checklist

Application Checklist & Deadlines

To finalize your application to Florida Southern, please submit the following items:

  • Completed application
  • Personal statement
  • Official high school transcript
  • SAT and/or ACT scores
  • One academic reference
  • Extracurricular and community service summary

Are you a transfer student or international applicant? Your checklist is a little different.

Fast Facts

We’re consistently ranked among America’s best private colleges, but FSC students, faculty, and grads (and the amazing things they do) are our greatest points of pride.

FSC Guarantees

Our promises to you: An incredible campus, an unforgettable college experience, and a complete undergrad education (including an internship, study abroad opportunity, and graduation) all in four years.

You Can Afford FSC

Regularly rated a “best value” among college guides, Florida Southern awards financial aid and scholarships to the vast majority of students.

Successful Graduates

Soon after graduation, 100% of our grads reported working in their field or pursuing an advanced degree. Interested in med school? Our students have a 100% acceptance rate and similar results in other fields.