C-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C-
  2. Value
    C+
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    C-
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    C
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    NG
  10. Campus Food
    A-
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    A-
Florida Southwestern State College is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NJCAA Division II
Athletic Conference
Address
8099 College Parkway
Fort Myers, FL 33919
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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
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
High School GPA
Early Decision/Early Action
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Cost

Net Price
$9,748/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $8,498/ year
  • $30-48k
    $9,875/ year
  • $49-75k
    $12,406/ year
  • $76-110k
    $14,244/ year
  • $110k+
    $14,188/ year

Academics

Professors
C
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
28:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
79%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.171 responses
60%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.156 responses
68%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.156 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,391Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
17%
Pell Grant
66%
Varsity Athletes
1%
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Campus Life

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  • It's all right for getting your basic studies done
    53%
  • Very friendly and outgoing
    16%
  • Prospering
    14%
  • Always willing to help and reach out
    8%
  • Family atmosphere
    6%
  • Friendly, helpful staff and a beautiful campus
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$33,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
33%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
88%
National
83%

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My experience at Edison State College (now known as Florida Southwestern State University) has been phenomenal! The Student life is great, Edison does a great job with making you feel at home no matter what day it is. The first week is known as "Welcoming Week" and is full of great opportunities to become more familiar with your school and receive cool, free stuff! I would recommend this school to everyone, especially those with a low income!
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The college ensures that the students have every opportunity to be successful in their endeavors to complete their degree program. Should any of the students require any additional help with their classes, peer tutors are available; there is a complete department dedicated to peer tutoring. You can walk into the math lab at any time and go over your homework, if you get stuck there is always someone there to help you. The same can be said if you have a paper that needs to be proofread. The professors are attentive to student concerns, should students require clarification on topics they are there to help. The libraries are always staffed should anyone require assistance, the computers are always available to students and there is never a shortage of equipment.
While Edison, now rebranded as Florida Southwestern State College, isn't as big of a college as other state colleges, it provides a no-frills education which helps many achieve their dream career. This small college makes up for its size with its vibrant student body. This tight-knit college community encompasses what the college experience should be and the faculty members are always friendly and ready to ensure you succeed.