Flagler College

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74 King Street

St. Augustine, FL 32084

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Phone: (904) 829-6481
2013-2014 Tuition
$16,180
tuition and fees
Students
2,847
enrolled
41%
male /
59%
female
Admissions
Mar. 1
application deadline
41.5%
accepted

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U.S. News Rankings

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U.S. News rank Category Name
#8 Overall Score: 86 out of 100. Regional Colleges (South)

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Summary

Update: Flagler College has notified U.S. News that the school misreported data. Read more at the Morse Code blog.

Flagler College is a private institution that was founded in 1968. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,847, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 42 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Flagler College's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges (South), 8. Its tuition and fees are $16,180 (2013-14).

Flagler College is a private, residential college located in the northeast section of Florida in the city of St. Augustine, Fla. Students admitted to the college have the opportunity to choose from more than 30 student clubs and organizations as well as more than 10 intramural sports. Although there is no existing Greek life on campus, there are social clubs and honor fraternities for students interested in participating. All freshmen are required to live on campus during their first year unless they are within commuting distance. Ponce De Leon Hall, the central building on campus, is a National Historic Landmark and holds roughly 480 female students as well as a dining hall. Known as the Saints, Flagler College is a member of the Peach Belt Conference in the NCAA Division II.

St. Augustine, Fla. has the distinction of being the nation’s oldest city, as well as the oldest European settlement in the United States. Flagler College offers a trip to Disney World at the beginning of the academic year for all first year students admitted to the school. For students interested in making trips off campus, they are less than 100 miles from Orlando, Daytona Beach, Fla., and Jacksonville, Fla. The campus is located roughly four miles from the Atlantic Ocean.

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

The aim of Flagler College is to provide a supportive and challenging environment in which students acquire knowledge, exercise good citizenship, and adhere to high ethical standards. The principle focus of the college's academic program is undergraduate education in selected liberal arts and pre-professional studies; thus, the role of teaching is central to the College's mission. The purposes of the academic program are to provide opportunities for general and specialized learning; to assist students in preparing for careers; and to aid qualified students in pursuing graduate and professional studies. The objectives of student life at Flagler are to establish appropriate standards of conduct and to promote activities that will contribute to the development of self-discipline, integrity and leadership. Flagler is small, with a planned enrollment of approximately 2,500 students. Flagler College offers a limited number of academic programs. Flagler College seeks a faculty dedicated to undergraduate teaching. Flagler College maintains high standards of personal conduct. Flagler College serves the full-time traditional college age student. Flagler College seeks to use community resources. Flagler College maintains unique campus structures. Flagler College practices prudent management of resources. Flagler College provides a friendly campus environment.

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1968
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting suburban
2012 Endowment $53,456,075

Applying

When applying to Flagler College, it's important to note the application deadline is March 1, and the early decision deadline is December 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due March 1. The application fee at Flagler College is $50. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 41.5 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 41.5%
Application deadline March 1
SAT/ACT scores must be received by March 1

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Flagler College is 18:1, and the school has 48.2 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Flagler College include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs; Psychology; and Visual and Performing Arts. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 74 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 18:1
4-year graduation rate 51%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 22%
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 14%
Psychology 11%
Visual and Performing Arts 11%

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Student Life

Flagler College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,847, with a gender distribution of 40.5 percent male students and 59.5 percent female students. At this school, 36 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 66 percent of students live off campus. Flagler College is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.

Total enrollment 2,847
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity N/A
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority N/A
Collegiate athletic association NCAA II

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Campus Info & Services

Flagler College offers a number of student services including health service and health insurance. Flagler College also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Flagler College, 55 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Flagler College.

Students who have cars on campus 55%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At Flagler College, 66.3 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $4,650.

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Tuition and fees $16,180 (2013-14)
Room and board $8,780 (2013-14)
Financial aid statistics
Financial aid statistics

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* Overview details based on 2012 data


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