Rollins College
Winter Park, FL, USA

Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
3,278
Total Number of Undergrads
2,612
Academic Calendar

Semester

Non Traditional Learning
  • Summer Sessions
  • Combined Institution Double Degree Programs
  • Some Programs Requires Co-Op/Internship
Learning Options
  • Study Abroad
  • Honors Program
  • Teacher Certification Offered
Student:Faculty Ratio
11:1
US National: 21:1
Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
67%
20-39 Students
32%
0
100
64%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
71%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%

Faculty Overview

0
100
92%
Faculty With Terminal Degree US National: 36%
Gender
Male
Female
42%
57%
Ethnicity

African American
6%
Asian/Pacific Islander
3%
White
76%
Hispanic
7%
Unknown
2%

What Students Are Saying

4.14 Average Rating
The classes are not to difficult in my opinion but even if they are a little challenging, you can always get a tutor. There is a tutoring center in the middle of campus and the best part about it, its FREE!
Justin from Winter Park, FL
At Rollins, I always feel challenged in the classroom but never pushed to the brink of my sanity. There's good balance in most everything.
Lauren from Rome, GA
The gen eds are pretty easy, and you won't lose any sleep over them if you're an intelligent person.

I think the academic rigor of the classes here differs depending on your major. There are a couple majors that are predominantly a joke, and most of the people in them are just in them because they want to maximize their party time. I am a psychology and music double major, and I have to work extremely hard to get A's in my classes. Plus, your education here (and anywhere else, for that matter) is what you make it. You can skate by and just take 12 credits a semester and party all the time, or you can load on the work and the extracurriculars and the jobs, etc. I always have a full class load, plus voice lessons, ensembles, and I just started an independent study for research in psychology that I'm going to be continuing until the end of my time here. Let me just tell you science people - you can't get research experience at other schools like you can here. At big universities, at best you can get a student research ASSISTANT position, which basically means you get to help the professor with research that they're doing - which is freaking awesome, don't get me wrong. But here, you can do whatever you want, and the professors are dying to help you make it happen. Grad schools are going to eat that up. Remember that.
It depends on the classes you are taking, but overall it is very rigorous.
First-year courses and general education requirements are not as hard as major courses.
There are a lot of tools and resources available.
Luisa from Winter Garden, FL
as a science major, academics are quite challenging. but because of the academic rigor, i am confident that i will be ready for my career once i graduate.
samantha from largo, fl
rigor varies by professor. most professors have high expectations but not unrealistically so. whatever you are expected to be able to do, you will be provided with the resources and guidance to accomplish.
christina from sanford, fl
it is intense and worth it. even though it is intense, the professors will work with you to ensure you can complete your work. most classes often have group projects so ensure you have some flexibility.
stephanie from orlando, fl
Rollins has a wonderful balance of difficulty and interesting content. You will be expected to participate in group projects and you must be willing to work hard on your own individual assignments if you want to do well. It'Â?Â?s not easy, but for the most part it isn'Â?Â?t overwhelming if you pace yourself and stay on the ball with your work.

Even better, the classes can be pretty fascinating (especially with the introduction of the new gen ed program)! You can investigate Jack the Ripper, analyze Lord of the Rings, work on 3D animations, and more. It can be hard to pick classes simply because there's too many that are interesting!
Happy Student
The classes are seminar-styled in which students and teacher (never a T.A.) sit in a round table and participate in a discussion. It is very obvious if you did not read or prepare.
Nicole from Naples, FL
Since Rollins is a liberal arts college, as a student, you will take courses in all fields in order to obtain a well-rounded education while fulfilling your electives and general education requirements to graduate. Also, class sizes are small and most professors are very discussion oriented so be sure to stay on top of readings and assignments in order to actively participate and receive a good grade in the course.
Cass from Florida

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