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Lakeland, FL 33805
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We’re an innovative new kind of public university—engineered from the ground up to push the boundaries of education in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

The affordable degree programs at Florida Polytechnic University are specifically designed with your future in mind. Our cutting-edge curriculum is informed by the insights of our industry partners, so you can count on getting an education that’s not just experiential, but in sync with modern industry demands too.

Florida Polytechnic University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
April 1
Acceptance Rate
51%
SAT Range
1220-1370
ACT Range
27-31
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$11,462/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$8,889/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Academics

Professors
NG
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
88%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.17 responses
61%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.23 responses
65%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.23 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,251Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
141
Undergrads Over 25
6%
Pell Grant
31%
Varsity Athletes
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 20 responses
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  • Unique
    35%
  • Intelligent
    30%
  • Gamer stereotypes
    20%
  • Varying maturity level
    10%
  • Futurists
    5%

    Florida Polytechnic University Reviews

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    I loved my experience at Florida Poly! I'm a '18 alumna and the university provided me with so many opportunities that any other state university just wouldn't have been able to provided simply because of their large size. This university allowed me to make life time connections with not only my peers, but with professors and staff members. The equipment that I was able to use was top of the line, but my favorite part was working on projects from the get-go. Being part of the inaugural class, many of my high school teachers and classmates were skeptical of the university. They questioned my decision of why I would attend here and turned down my acceptance at UF, but I saw the vision and believed in the university. I don't regret my decision one bit.
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    My online experience with my classes at this school were definitely average. Each class had a different setup, for example, my calculus and programming classes recorded their lectures and sent the videos to us, my physics teacher did a Twitch stream, and my digital media production teacher had classes live through Zoom. They worked, but everything just felt like a last minute decision, probably because it was one due to the pandemic. The biggest issue was asking for help from teachers outside of class since originally, I could just walk into their office and ask for help, but with the online system, they do the office hours through Zoom which can be tricky to work with by using a live chat. It shocks me that a tech school of all places did not have a system in place beforehand. Regardless, I was still able to complete my courses and get passing grades for all of my courses, which is why I rate my online experience as average.
    I have been a student at Florida Polytechnic for three semesters and have taken numerous different types of courses from physics to programming. In that time, I learned that this school has a lot going for it. The campus itself is small compared to other universities because it is still brand new and expanding which is a benefit because I do not have to spend thirty minutes walking to and from my classes and the campus community is also more connected due to the smaller amount of students. The professors are incredibly helpful and have helped me and other students when we needed extra help when we asked them for it. This school also makes sure that its graduates are able to get jobs in their dream profession by having it be a requirement to complete at least one internship before graduating. If there is one criticism I have, it is the fact that they do not normally have online courses which surprises me due to how small the campus is as well as how many people live off-campus.