Chances of getting into Florida Southern College

Florida Southern College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
50.2%
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 50% acceptance rate ranking it #15 in Florida for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 3,644 out of 7,254 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 34 percent. Florida Southern College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 19% 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
1130-1300
Applicants Submitting SAT
58%
SAT Scores for Florida Southern College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 580
SAT Math 25th 550
SAT Composite 25th 1130
SAT Scores for Florida Southern College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 660
SAT Math 75th 640
SAT Composite 75th 1300
Average SAT Score 1220

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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 36 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1130 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 1040. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1220 out of 1600. The school ranks #8 in Florida for highest average SAT composite score. 58 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.

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Florida Southern College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1300 and Above Good >63%
1215 to 1300 Avg + 50%-63%
1130 to 1215 Avg - 37%-50%
1045 to 1130 Reach 26%-37%
Less than 1045 Low <26%
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Florida Southern ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
23-29 
Applicants Submitting ACT
42%
ACT Scores for Florida Southern College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 23
ACT Math 25th 21
ACT Composite 25th 23
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 23 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 32 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 20 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. 42 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 >63%
26 to 29 Avg + 50%-63%
23 to 26 Avg - 37%-50%
20 to 23 Reach 26%-37%
Less than 20 Low <26%
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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 50% 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 4,894 2,360 7,254
Accepted 2,466 1,178 3,644
Acceptance Rate 50% 50% 50%
Enrolled 467 240 707
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 19% 20% 19%

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

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.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1130 and 1300. 58% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 23 and 29. 42% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.