Florida College: Narrative Description

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119 North Glen Arven Ave.
Temple Terrace, FL 33617
Tel: (813)988-5131
Free: 800-326-7655
Fax: (813)899-6772
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.floridacollege.edu/


Independent, 4-year, coed. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1944. Setting: 95-acre small town campus with easy access to Tampa. Endowment: $9.9 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $4460 per student. Total enrollment: 503. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 15:1. 354 applied, 72% were admitted. 1 National Merit Scholar, 2 valedictorians. Full-time: 488 students, 49% women, 51% men. Part-time: 15 students, 40% women, 60% men. Students come from 40 states and territories, 5 other countries, 70% from out-of-state, 0% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 2% black, 0% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 83% live on campus, 5% transferred in. Retention: 73% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: liberal arts/general studies; education. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, advanced placement, independent study. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, recommendations, SAT or ACT. Required for some: essay. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 8/1. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $15,550 includes full-time tuition ($10,010), mandatory fees ($300), and college room and board ($5240). Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $405 per semester hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $150 per term.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group. Social organizations: 16 open to all; societies; 72% of eligible men and 80% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Drama Workshop, concert band, chorus, SBGA, YWTO. Major annual events: Fall Banquet, Spring Banquet, Annual Alumni Basketball Game. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: controlled dormitory access, evening patrols by trained security personnel. 518 college housing spaces available; 416 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Chatlos Library with 114,938 books, 9,224 microform titles, 400 serials, 6,097 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $165,090. 76 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Located near Tampa, Temple Terrace has a subtropical climate. Buses serve the area. Community facilities include a library, churches, and one community college and two universities. Part-time employment is limited. Sport activities include boating, fishing, golf, professional baseball, football and soccer. Cultural and recreational facilities, broad and varied, are also available in Tampa.

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