Rollins College
Winter Park, FL, USA

Admissions

Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • 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
64%
Acceptance Rate
5,297
Students Applied
47%
Transfer Acceptance Rate
189
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

SAT
No
ACT
No
SAT Subject Tests
Yes
AP Course Credit
Yes
Dual Enrollment
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Decision Acceptance is binding so student must attend college if accepted. November 15, 2020 January 15, 2020
Fall Regular Decision February 1, 2020 May 1, 2019
Other
Early Decision II
January 5, 2019 March 1, 2019
Test Optional
Yes
Application Fee
$50
Fee waivers available
Rolling Admissions
No

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
53%
Out-Of-State Students
45%
US States Represented
41
Countries Represented
57
43%
Submitting ACT
65%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 27
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1260
0
1600
SAT Percentiles

Math
25th
560
75th
660
Reading
25th
600
75th
680
3.30
Average GPA
Students Enrolled By GPA

3.75+
20%
3.50 - 3.74
21%
3.25 - 3.49
16%
3.00 - 3.24
21%
2.50 - 2.99
20%
2.00 - 2.49
2%
Students Enrolled By Class Rank

Top 10%
29
Top 25%
62
Top 50%
90

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: admission@rollins.edu
Admissions Telephone: 407-646-2161
For International Student Services: visit page
For Students with Disabilities: visit page
For Veteran Services: visit page

What Students Are Saying

4.14 Average Rating
Your professors are great if you need help, so look for them if necessary.
Share your opinion in class. We have discussion-based classes (since we are a small school).
Use your time wisely; there is time for both, fun and work.
Luisa from Winter Garden, FL
my best advice is to visit the school you are interested in a few times before you decide. i visited rollins many times, and discovered new things about the school each time. if you are pleased with the school after a few visits, then you will know.
samantha from largo, fl
get involved on campus. there are numerous clubs at rollins which you can find at getinvolved.rollins.edu . one of the best on campus entertainment sources is rollins improv player shows. be sure to reserve your tickets or arrive early- seating is limited and the shows are popular.
christina from sanford, fl
apply for scholarships every opportunity you get because it is a private school and you will not get a surplus of scholarships. each year, the most you will get is exactly what you need unless you have outside scholarships.
stephanie from orlando, fl
Work hard and get involved. You have so many fantastic resources at your disposal here, so take advantage of them!

Get to know your professors. They care about you both academically and personally, and are fantastic people overall. Utilize the office hours they provide for you and work on building a strong relationship with them. They're very open and friendly -- I've even heard of students who are so close with their professors that they babysit their kids!

Be willing to come out of your shell, but that shouldn't be too hard. The people at Rollins are so sweet and friendly, you'Â?Â?d probably have to make a serious effort NOT to open up.
Happy Student
Apply early, visit and contact coaches if interested in sports.
Nicole from Naples, FL
- Bring shower shoes because the showers are communal in most underclassmen dorms
- Do not get overwhelmed by the social scene on the weekends and evenings there will be plenty of Jay Gatsby and Mitch Buchannon parties throughout your time here
- Ask for help if you need it, Rollins offers a variety of free services for students in order that they succeed
- Do NOT believe everything you read on Rollins Confessions/College Confessions, most of that is extremely untrue
- Small class sizes = professors know if you didn't do the reading/assignment
Cass from Florida
This is a type of school where everyone seems to know everyone and you can easily make tons of friends. So the number one tip for me is to not be shy, not shy around your peers or your professors.
Justin from Winter Park, FL
While Rollins is sometimes called the Harvard of the South, it doesn't mean we lack personality. My essay for Rollins was humorous and far from dry like the essays that so many of my friends were writing. Good grades and scores are important but are also not everything; I think they'd like to see long-term commitment to an extracurricular or two. If you visit the campus, ask good questions and be polite, but don't be one of those kids who thinks that sucking up to the tour guide will improve your chances of getting in if you haven't already.
Lauren from Rome, GA
The only tip I guess I have for prospective students would be that Rollins is not simply a reflection of the stereotypes it has been given. If you're looking at Rollins at all, I am sure you have heard about our reputation: Rollins isn't a college, it's a country club; everyone is rich and snobby; it's just a party school, etc. You will come to learn in your college search that every school has good and bad stereotypes. Rollins is home to a lot of wealthy people, but it's also home to a lot of people who are not, and wouldn't be here without extensive financial aid (myself included). There are snobby people everywhere you go, just don't surround yourself with them - it's not that hard. And if you ask me, every school in America is a party school depending on who you hang out with. I know people who go out every night, and I know people who never go out. Rollins is super diverse - so my final word to any prospective student is just to come and visit, make your own judgments about it, talk to the students who actually work hard here. If you're looking to come here just for a good time and no work, you're coming to the wrong place. You'll have plenty of fun, but you won't last longer than a year without busting your butt in your classes. Just saying.

PS, we are the best school around if you want to study abroad. Check it out.

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