Polk is a public college located in Winter Haven, Florida. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 3,627 undergraduate students. The Polk acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Business, and Nursing. Graduating 28% of students, Polk alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $26,900.
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.160 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.152 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.153 responses
Most Popular Majors
Liberal Arts and Humanities1,096 Graduates
Police and Criminal Science73 Graduates
Emergency Medical Technician (EMT Paramedic)69 Graduates
Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Administration62 Graduates
Child Care Provider58 Graduates
Criminal Justice and Safety Studies31 Graduates
Engineering Technician26 Graduates
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Polk State College Reviews
Polk State College is a decent and affordable option for practically anyone. The best the college has to offer is by way of its nursing program, which is considered excellent by all the hospitals in Central Florida. Its EMT and Paramedic programs are considered equally excellent. However, other than those programs, the school is very mediocre at best. Most of the General Education courses are taught at a pathetically simplistic level. The theater department of Polk State College is also a complete joke, regularly causing their aspiring student-actors to quite literally become worse at performing than they were before entering the department.
Polk State College is a state college so unlike a university, it has no dorms or college type parties on campus. It is, however, convenient for people of all ages due to the accessibility of the multiple campuses, classes, and professors. Polk State College tries to help its students by any means. A perfect example would be it’s mandatory first year seminar class. It helps to introduce freshman to college life and the campus itself. I would recommend Polk State College to anyone looking to further their education but stay local, parents who have families to tend to, people currently working to support themselves, and students fresh out of high school.
Polk state has been a hassle free experience. They have made it easy for me to enroll and pay for classes. They are available to answer questions over the phone effectively and efficiently. Surprisingly, their cafeteria food is really good to! They have many outreach programs that help students attend school such as, a food bank on campus, free bus lines, and financial aid assistance. Truly a great school.