Polk is a public college located in Winter Haven, Florida. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 3,529 undergraduate students. The Polk acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Business, and Nursing. Graduating 32% of students, Polk alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $25,200.
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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.149 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.150 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 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.
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.
So far mostly smooth experience at this college. They offer multiple locations for education. Unfortunately that often involves bouncing between the two. They have very few technology classes and teachers. Scholarships are available and athletic teams, alongside clubs. They have a performing arts theater and often have free events on the campus such as movies or sporting events alongside free food and activities. They recently changed their content management system from PAL to Canvas. It's better in a lot of ways but more limited on the information shown unfortunately. However the design is cleaner which makes it easier to find stuff. The campus administration has been a bit bumpy on the financial department but ultimately all my issues were resolved, all at one point I was dropped form my classes because they did not apply my scholarship money despite reminding them about three times prior to the due date.