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C-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C-
  2. Value
    C+
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    C-
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    NG
  10. Campus Food
    A
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    A+
Florida SouthWestern is a public college located in Cypress Lake, Florida. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 5,688 undergraduate students. The Florida SouthWestern acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Nursing, and Emergency Medical Technician (EMT Paramedic). Graduating 35% of students, Florida SouthWestern alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $28,900.
About Florida SouthWestern State College...
Athletic Division
NJCAA Division I
Athletic Conference
Address
8099 College Parkway
Fort Myers, FL 33919
Website

Florida SouthWestern State College Rankings

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

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
100%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
High School GPA
Early Decision/Early Action

Test Prep

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Cost

Net Price
$8,529/ 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
$5,462/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
77%

Academics

Professors
C-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
29:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
79%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.171 responses
61%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.164 responses
67%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.164 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,688Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
10,043
Undergrads Over 25
15%
Pell Grant
56%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 8 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    75%
  • Nerdy
    13%
  • Outgoing
    13%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
40%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.10 responses
Poll
50%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.10 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 88 responses
Report
  • It's all right for getting your basic studies done
    50%
  • Very friendly and outgoing
    15%
  • Prospering
    14%
  • Friendly, helpful staff and a beautiful campus
    8%
  • Always willing to help and reach out
    7%
  • Family atmosphere
    6%
  • Underrated
    1%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$34,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
35%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
89%
National
83%

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The most contributing factor that helped me throughout college was the financial aid counselor. She guided me step by step. She laid out the options I could choose in order to keep studying for my degree. She was wonderful and understanding. Overall the school is a nice learning environment. The teachers could step up their game on better teaching methods. The campus I attend is small so they should provide more activities for the students to make them feel included. However, it does feel safe attending school with an armed guard on campus with the many shootings that have taken place you can’t ever be to careful!
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The school itself is not too bad, pretty good and cheap if you’re trying to save money and figure out what you want to do with your life. I would recommend trying to find an advisor that you like since some don’t seem too interested in helping the students. This also applies to teachers. Go to ratemyproffesor.com for reviews on them. The great thing about the school is you can transfer to a university after you get your AA and you don’t even have to waste as much! Also dorms are pretty decent price if your ok with working as well.
My experience at Florida Southwestern State College is excellent! I like how the majority of my professors care about their students, and their teaching style. I like the campus overall, it is calm and everyone is friendly. I would definitely recommend this college to anybody.