Rollins College

Most beautiful campus

Easiest campus to get around

Source: The Princeton Review, The Best 378 Colleges, 2014 Edition

rollins college Quick Facts:
Address 1000 Holt Ave,
Winter Park, FL 32789
Metropolitan Area Orlando
Yearly Tuition In/Out of State $41,460
School Type Private
Year Founded 1885
U.S. News Ranking Best Regional Universities, #1
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Across the street from downtown Winter Park and on Lake Virginia, Rollins is a small but very prestigious college in Central Florida. For the last nine straight years U.S. News & World Report has ranked Rollins as the number one school in the South.

2013 Admissions Data

Fall Application Deadline Februrary 15
Acceptance Rate 56%
Average High School GPA 3.26
Average SAT Scores Critical Reading: 550-640
Math: 540-640
Writing: 540-640
Average ACT Scores 24-29
Application Fee $40

The admission committee at Rollins likes to see your personal (as well as academic) dimension on your application, so make sure to document your interests and strengths and show your interest in the college.

If you’re not seeking a merit scholarship, you have the option of submitting a teacher recommendation and personal representation instead (e.g. portfolio of work for artists, research papers, etc.) of SAT or ACT scores.


Number of Majors Offered 36
Most Popular Majors Economics
International Business
Student to Faculty Ratio 10:1

Classes at Rollins are small, even introductory classes and all classes are conducted by professors, not TAs. Students and faculty members really appreciate this and take advantage of it by incorporating relevant and open discussions into most classes.

The drama program at Rollins College is on the 2014 Fiske Guide to Colleges list of small colleges and universities strong in drama for preprofessionals.

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Student Body

Enrollment 1,890
Male to Female Ratio 42:58
Percent Out-of-State 49%
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Since Rollins is a smaller college, everyone seems to know everyone else and there is a good intermingling of students from different economic backgrounds. There are tons of out-of-state (and international) students.

Students at Rollins College are in general very motivated and hard-working.

Student Life

Rollins has a very active Greek life for such a small school and there are lots of parties.

Winter Park, where Rollins is located, is just minutes north of Orlando which is famous world-wide for the activities available nearby, including theme parks and beaches. Park Aveneu, in Winter Park itself, offers excellent dining options just across the street from campus.

Rollins has a unique tradition, Fox Day, where classes are suddenly cancelled in the spring (the exact day isn’t revealed until the morning of the holiday) and students are encouraged to explore the local area. Most head to the beach for the day.

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