School Spotlight: Florida Southern College

There are over 4,000 colleges and universities in the U.S. And while the media tends to focus on just a handful of schools, we at College Coach encourage students to think outside the box during their college selection process and explore a wide range of colleges. As such, we are highlighting a new college each week in our School Spotlight series. Check out the college below, along with the other posts in our series, and you may just stumble upon your dream school!

School Spotlight: Florida Southern College
Lakeland, FL

If you love the idea of attending college in Florida, but U Florida and Florida State seem too big, it might be worth considering Florida Southern. Located on a lake just 40 miles from Disney World, you’ll find a beautiful, suburban campus complete with gardens, a year-round heated pool, and citrus trees. Almost 2,800 undergrads call FSC home, and they come from nearly every state and more than 50 foreign countries. In addition to guaranteeing that all students can graduate in four years, FSC also provides an internship and a junior year off-campus learning experience for all students, either domestic or international, at no additional cost. Also unique to FSC is its Horticultural Science degree with a concentration in citrus, the only one of its kind in the country! In addition to providing small classes with plenty of hands-on experiences, FSC is affordable. Over 98 percent of students receive some kind of institutional aid, and the average financial aid package is just under $27,000. If you love the sun but are also looking to join an active academic community, Florida Southern could be the ideal match for you.

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Written by Elyse Krantz
Elyse Krantz is a member of College Coach’s team of college admissions consultants. Elyse received her BA in linguistics from Dartmouth College and her MA from Teachers College, Columbia University. Prior to joining College Coach, Elyse worked as an admissions officer at Barnard College and Bennington College. Visit our website to learn more about Elyse Krantz.