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Florida Southern Admission Chances


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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into Florida Southern? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 2,806 out of 6,190 applicants or 45% were admitted making Florida Southern a more competitive school to get into with a lesser chance of acceptance for average applicants. Academically, it has difficult requirements for admission test scores. Florida Southern College typically accepts and attracts B+ average high school students. Only 25% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 4,090 2,100 6,190
Accepted 1,871 935 2,806
Acceptance Rate 46% 45% 45%
Enrolled 463 235 698
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 25% 25% 25%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to Florida Southern College and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

ACT Requirements

Admission data indicates that Florida Southern regularly accepts students with ACTs of 24 and above. 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. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 68 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Florida Southern College.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1120 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 1030. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1210 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 72 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.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 1120 1300
SAT Reading 570 660
SAT Math 560 630
ACT Composite 24 29
ACT English 22 27
ACT Math 23 30

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. Admission Chances
29 and Above Good >61%
26 to 29 Avg + 45%-61%
24 to 26 Avg - 35%-45%
22 to 24 Reach 26%-35%
Less than 22 Low <26%
SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1300 and Above Good >58%
1210 to 1300 Avg + 45%-58%
1120 to 1210 Avg - 32%-45%
1030 to 1120 Reach 22%-32%
Less than 1030 Low <22%

Estimated GPA Requirements

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. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to Florida Southern will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.

What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
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 0% Low
2.25 to 2.50 0% Low
2.00 to 2.25 0% Low

Admission Requirements

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

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

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

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.