Florida Southern College
Lakeland, FL, USA

Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
3,055
Total Number of Undergrads
2,615
Academic Calendar

Semester

Non Traditional Learning
  • Online Classes
  • Online Undergrad Degrees
  • Summer Sessions
  • Combined Institution Double Degree Programs
  • Some Programs Requires Co-Op/Internship
Learning Options
  • ROTC Army
  • Study Abroad
  • Honors Program
  • Teacher Certification Offered
Student:Faculty Ratio
15:1
US National: 21:1
Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
58%
20-39 Students
37%
40-99 Students
3%
0
100
46%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
57%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%

Faculty Overview

Gender
Male
Female
40%
59%
Ethnicity

African American
4%
Asian/Pacific Islander
1%
White
81%
Hispanic
8%
Unknown
2%

What Students Are Saying

3.59 Average Rating
The best
Student
It really depends on what classes you take, but in general the classes are not an easy A for the average student. If you did well on your AP exams you shouldn't have much of a problem in your first two years. But I do hear that those science courses can be difficult (Organic Chem is supposedly hard. I don't have to take anything like that, but I think I remember my roommate saying it was a tedious class). However, I have heard of no one serious about their major doing particularly poor because of the difficult and I know professors are always there to help as is the student learning center.
Cori from Mulberry, FL
Florida southern offers a variety of courses including half semester courses that can boost your gpa. one unique class here is modern family or modern myth. it is a sociology roughly based off the television modern family.
Vivian-teri from Jacksonville, FL
For science classes especially, the classes to require a lot of out-of-class studying as well as it is mandatory to be in class. Some schools simply doing the online homework and showing up for exams are all it takes but not here. If you do not attend the class and simply do the homework you will drown in work. The professors spend a lot of their own time in their offices willing to help everyone who comes to them. It is more than possible to pass, it just depends on how bad you want it. Also, Florida Southern College policy states if you do not pass the Lab you cannot pass the class; it ensures that if they send their students into the world with a degree that they are competent enough to succeed.
Taylor from Cape Coral, FL
Teachers help so much, it's amazing. All my professors know my name, what my major is, and who my advisor is.
Christine from Ocoee, FL
There are definitely some easier classes, but there are also some really difficult ones as well.
Erica from Schnecksville, PA