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Overall Niche Grade
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  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
    B+
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 Administration and Management, and Nursing. Graduating 32% of students, Polk alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $25,200.
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

Cost

Net Price
$8,512/ 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
    $7,981/ year
  • $30-48k
    $8,833/ year
  • $49-75k
    $10,601/ year
  • $76-110k
    $12,293/ year
  • $110k+
    $12,943/ year
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Academics

Professors
C-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
27:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
73%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.160 responses
66%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.149 responses
72%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.150 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,529Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
23%
Pell Grant
55%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 5 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    60%
  • Nerdy
    20%
  • Outgoing
    20%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$30,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
32%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
88%
National
83%

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Polk State College Reviews

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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.
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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.
Polk state college is a friendly college that will assist you in getting the degree you desire. The college will never leave their students feeling lost. The school guides their students to achieve their goals and assist them on moving forward in life. They also have events to where any student is allowed to join and have fun. The college is enjoyable and has great professors to help learn the required classes the students need to take. Its a great school and its cheap too!