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Florida Polytechnic University

Lakeland, FL, USA
3.93 Average Rating

Located along central Florida’s I-4 tech corridor, Florida Polytechnic University is the state’s only STEM-focused public university. Florida Poly confers undergraduate degrees in six STEM fields of study and is also home to a Division of Arts, Sciences, and Mathematics. To supplement classroom instruction, Florida Poly courses feature project-based learning and chances to apply for industry internships. The Florida Poly campus also houses a Science and Technology Building which features a 6-foot tall supercomputer, a robotics lab, and multiple 3D printers.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Aware

This school may consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town
0
100
51%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
No

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision May 1, 2021
Other November 1, 2018

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
93%
Out-Of-State Students
2%
33%
Submitting ACT
67%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 29
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1312
0
1600

Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Master's
Total Number of Students
1,425
Total Number of Undergrads
1,392
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
43%
20-39 Students
52%
40-99 Students
3%
Student:Faculty Ratio
17:1
US National: 21:1

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$11,958
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$4,940
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$4,940
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$11,471
Books and Supplies
$1200

Aid & Grants

0
100
79%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
30%
Average Aid Per Year
$8,889
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
30%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,612
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$4,486

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
35%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$2,672
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$5,500
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$57

Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
87%
13%
Student Organizations
46
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
No
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

On-campus living required of freshman
No

Athletics

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes

After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Employed
6 mos. after graduation
84%

What Students Are Saying

3.93 Average Rating
Outstanding facilities.
Tyler from Minneola, FL
A very science-engineering school with a very tight knit community. Good professor and a pretty welcoming, if small, student body. A campus ready to grow.
Isabel from Cooper City, FL
Florida Polytechnic is a great place to get your education. Everyone on staff is extremely helpful and always willing to answer questions. Class sizes are always small and academic centered.
Makala from Polk City, FL
Four Star Rating
Brittany from Auburndale, FL
I am a future student and so far, even though I have not started my classes, I am extremely excited to attend Florida Poly. Everything, from scheduled tours to Preview night, has been extremely well organized and the admissions counselors have been very informative. I am able to see my whole course catalog online and have access to other students who are going to be attending Florida Poly as well.
Future Student
Florida Polytechnic University is a unique university whose class building was designed by world-renown architect Dr. Santiago Calatrava. This is a university that offers many degrees that help prepare the students for the careers needed today. Florida Poly is the right university for students who want to learn in classrooms with small student-to-teacher ratios and who want one-on-one time with their professors.
Nigel from Lakeland, FL
A great experience. The school has all new, state of the art technology and lab equipment. Cirriculum is very hands on and the school in general is small which creates a more personal experience in classes.
Guest from Poly City
Florida Polytechnic is a great choice for those who are wanting to go into any career field involving STEM research. Not only does this new school offer state of the art facilities for the classes and research, but it is also located in a central part of Florida where there are many different attractions which draw people from all around the state. Personally I love being a part of this brand new college and being able to influence the future of the university.
Gabriela from Rockledge, FL
Looks great, the only thing that is lacking is the accreditation; however, it appears as though everyone is sure the school will become accredited soon.
Tyler

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