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Florida Southern Admission Requirements

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Chances of getting into Florida Southern College

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
50%
Admission Difficulty for Florida Southern College
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Difficult 
Applicant Competition Average 
How hard is it to get into Florida Southern and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Florida Southern is 50%.  It ranks #12 in Florida for lowest rate of acceptance. Florida Southern is a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Last year, 4,592 out of 9,116 applicants were admitted.

The school has difficult admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 33 percent (SAT 1110/1280 ACT 24/30). Florida Southern College typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.73. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top quarter of their high school class. 15% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Florida Southern College. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 58% of students submitted SAT scores and 42% submitted ACT scores for admission for the 2021/2022 academic year..

Florida Southern SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
1110-1280
Applicants Submitting SAT 
58%
SAT Scores for Florida Southern College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 560
SAT Math 25th 550
SAT Composite 25th 1110
SAT Scores for Florida Southern College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 650
SAT Math 75th 630
SAT Composite 75th 1280
Average SAT Score 1200

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Florida Southern College?

Florida Southern College typically prefers applicants to be in the top 39 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1110 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1020. The average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1200 out of 1600. Florida Southern ranks #9 in Florida for highest average SAT composite score. 58 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Florida Southern College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1280 and Above Good >66%
1195 to 1280 Avg + 50%-66%
1110 to 1195 Avg - 34%-50%
1025 to 1110 Reach 22%-34%
Less than 1025 Low <22%
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Florida Southern ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
24-30 
Applicants Submitting ACT 
42%
ACT Scores for Florida Southern College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 23
ACT Math 25th 22
ACT Composite 25th 24
ACT Scores for Florida Southern College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 31
ACT Math 75th 27
ACT Composite 75th 30
Average ACT Score 27

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Florida Southern?

Admission data indicates that Florida Southern regularly accepts students with ACT's of 24 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 27 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 21 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 27 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 30 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #5 in Florida and #174 in the U.S. for highest average ACT composite score. 42 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Florida Southern College.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Florida Southern College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
30 and Above Good >66%
27 to 30 Avg + 50%-66%
24 to 27 Avg - 34%-50%
21 to 24 Reach 22%-34%
Less than 21 Low <22%
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Florida Southern GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.73
Typical High School Grades 
A-

What GPA do you need to get into Florida Southern College?

Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into Florida Southern. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Florida Southern College was 3.73 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #13 in Florida for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Florida Southern accepts 50% of students who apply.

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High School GPA's for admitted Florida Southern College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 37.19% Good
3.75 to 3.99 22.67% Avg
3.50 to 3.74 18.52% Avg -
3.25 to 3.49 11.26% Reach
3.00 to 3.24 6.51% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 3.55% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 0.3% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

54.73% of Florida Southern College freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Florida Southern College students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 25.05%
Top 25% of class 54.73%
Top 50% of class 87%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

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Admission Statistics

Florida Southern College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 6,268 2,848 9,116
Accepted 3,100 1,492 4,592
Acceptance Rate 49% 52% 50%
Enrolled 422 253 675
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 14% 17% 15%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Florida Southern College is $0. The school is free to apply to.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Florida Southern College and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Florida Southern College Application Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Florida Southern College
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=134079 IPEDS survey data for Florida Southern College.

FAQs

Does Florida Southern College prefer SAT or ACT?

58% of students submit their SAT scores to Florida Southern. 42% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Florida Southern College?

50% of those who apply are granted admission to Florida Southern. Admission competition is low and the college has difficult admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Florida Southern College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1110 and 1280. 58% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Florida Southern College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 24 and 30. 42% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.