Florida Southern College

Florida Southern College is one of the nation's best private colleges and an award-winning national leader in engaged learning. With a 15:1 student-faculty ratio, FSC is committed to providing personalized, hands-on learning both in and out of the classroom. In addition to plentiful opportunities for service-learning, performance, and collaborative research with faculty, FSC guarantees each student a Junior Journey and internship.Through the Junior Journey program, students travel on faculty led trips that support their academic goals, earning course credit and gaining new perspectives by studying in places such as Australia, Costa Rica, China, Japan, Greece, South Africa, northern Europe, Italy, and Spain. The guaranteed internship program further ensures that each student has the opportunity to apply classroom concepts in a real-world environment while gaining valuable job experience. As part of FSC's engaged-learning model, business students have established strategic plans and operational reports for corporate, governmental and non-profit organizations; nursing students have delivered health care to individuals in Ecuador; chemistry students have co-authored publications with faculty in national academic journals, such as The Journal of Physical Chemistry; political science students have lived and studied in Washington, D.C.; and fine arts students have performed alongside talented faculty and visiting performers such as opera star Maria Kanyova and internationally renowned pianist Julian Gargiulo. FSC offers 50+ majors including business, psychology, biology, chemistry, nursing, fine arts, and communication, as well as high-quality pre-professional programs in medicine, veterinary studies, and law. The college also offers distinctive masters programs in business, accounting, nursing, and education, as well as doctoral programs in education. Students enjoy outstanding campus life programming, including 19 NCAA Division II sports with 29 national championships; a nationally recognized intramural sports program; over 80 clubs and organizations; a national Greek system; and a diverse selection of weekend activities, including watersports on Lake Hollingsworth, downtown shopping and dining, and excursions to nearby world-class entertainment venues such as Walt Disney World. Nationally renowned for its campus beauty, FSC boasts an impressive collection of inviting gardens, including a laboratory heritage rose garden, as well as a citrus grove, all equipped with wi-fi and beautiful views of Lake Hollingsworth. The west campus, a National Historic Landmark, is home to the world's largest collection of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture, making it a popular tourist destination. FSC is an hour's drive from Tampa and Orlando, providing easy access to pristine beaches, spectacular amusement parks, premium entertainment and shopping, and leading pro sports venues. With state-of-the-art technology centers; modern residence halls featuring stunning views and top-tier amenities; a humanities building that includes a language lab, film studies center, and theater; a communications building with a full media studio; a cutting-edge nursing building with simulated patient labs; a new dance studio; a cyber cafe that serves Starbucks products; and modern dining venues, students enjoy an environment that encourages reflection, inspires imagination, rewards curiosity, and creates energy, while preparing to make significant contributions to their careers, their communities, and the world.

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Private, Coed 1883 N/A Semester $71.7 million + 111 Lake Hollingsworth Drive, Lakeland, FL 33801 (863) 680-4111
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69 100.0 Florida Lakeland 390