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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
    C-
  7. Professors
    C-
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    NG
  10. Campus Food
    NG
  11. Student Life
    C
  12. Safety
    A-
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.
About Polk State College...
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
Early Decision/Early Action

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Cost

Net Price
$8,402/ 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
$4,378/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
67%

Academics

Professors
C-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
25:1
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.152 responses
71%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.153 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,627Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
7,032
Undergrads Over 25
20%
Pell Grant
56%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 8 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    50%
  • Multi-generational
    13%
  • Nerdy
    13%
  • Outgoing
    13%
  • Stressed
    13%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$31,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
28%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
88%
National
83%

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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.
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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.