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
    NG
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    NG
  10. Campus Food
    NG
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    B+
Polk State College is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NJCAA Division I
Athletic Conference
Address
999 Avenue H NE
Winter Haven, FL 33881
Website

Polk 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
$0
SAT/ACT
High School GPA
Will You Get In?

Test Scores and GPA for Polk State College

Cost

Net Price
$8,915/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $8,529/ year
  • $30-48k
    $8,909/ year
  • $49-75k
    $10,607/ year
  • $76-110k
    $12,397/ year
  • $110k+
    $13,324/ year

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
23:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
73%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.160 responses
65%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.144 responses
72%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.145 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,269Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
25%
Pell Grant
67%
Varsity Athletes
3%
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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$31,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
29%
National
48%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
87%
National
83%

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Polk State College Reviews

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Polk State College is a college that has professors that really care about your academics and try to help you the best that they can. The professors are very welcoming and they allow you to stay after class for some time and ask questions. The environment is clean and the natural surroundings are very calming amidst some stressful college homework. However, Polk State College could improve the friendliness of the staff that works in their enrollment offices because I have experienced some situations where they are very uncooperative to help. I have felt as if they have something better to do and I believe every student should leave feeling more encouraged.
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I love that they offer online classes to anyone in the state and out of state. They have great classes and wonderful professors! Their classes, website, and registration is organized and easy to access. Being a Dual Enrolled student at this college is a great experience and I'm glad I started my college education here!
Polk State College has been pretty consistent and great so far, as far as my experience goes. Great resources, helpful counselors and career counselor, and great professors. Only complaint worth mentioning is one particular female counselor who was very vague in information and does not offer the help the other counselors do, so she sent me to the career counselor, who was immensely more helpful than she was. Other than that, it has great and stimulating academics and helpful staff all around.