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Lakeland, Florida

Florida Southern Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Florida Southern College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
51.5%
Admission Difficulty for Florida Southern College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsDifficult
Applicant CompetitionAverage

How hard is it to get into Florida Southern and can I get accepted? The school has a 51% acceptance rate ranking it #15 in Florida for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 3,079 out of 5,983 applicants were admitted making Florida Southern a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has difficult requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 30 percent. Florida Southern College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 23% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

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Florida Southern SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1140-1310
Applicants Submitting SAT
47%
SAT Scores for Florida Southern College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 580
SAT Math 25th 560
SAT Composite 25th 1140
SAT Scores for Florida Southern College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 680
SAT Math 75th 630
SAT Composite 75th 1310
Average SAT Score 1230

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

Florida Southern College typically requires applicants to be in the top 34 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1140 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 1050. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1230 out of 1600. The school ranks #14 in Florida for highest average SAT composite score. 47 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Florida Southern College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1310 and Above Good >64%
1225 to 1310 Avg + 51%-64%
1140 to 1225 Avg - 38%-51%
1055 to 1140 Reach 26%-38%
Less than 1055 Low <26%
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Florida Southern ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
24-29 
Applicants Submitting ACT
52%
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 30
ACT Math 75th 27
ACT Composite 75th 29
Average ACT Score 26

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 22 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 26 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 29 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #8 in Florida for highest average ACT composite score. 52 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Florida Southern College.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Florida Southern College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
29 and Above Good >66%
26 to 29 Avg + 51%-66%
24 to 26 Avg - 41%-51%
22 to 24 Reach 31%-41%
Less than 22 Low <31%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.62
Typical High School Grades
B+

You will need very good grades in high school to get into Florida Southern College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Florida Southern College was 3.62 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #11 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 51% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Florida Southern College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 38% Good
3.50 to 3.75 23% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 20% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 14% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 5% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 N/A% Low
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

High School Class Rank

56% 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 20%
Top 25% of class 56%
Top 50% of class 81%
Bottom 50% of class 19%
Bottom 25% of class 3%

Admission Statistics

Florida Southern College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 3,960 2,023 5,983
Accepted 2,056 1,023 3,079
Acceptance Rate 52% 51% 51%
Enrolled 473 249 722
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 23% 24% 23%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Florida Southern College and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Florida Southern College Admission Requirements
Test Scores 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.