Rollins College

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1000 Holt Avenue

Winter Park, FL 32789-4499

Phone: (407) 646-2000
2013-2014 Tuition
tuition and fees
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Feb. 15
application deadline

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U.S. News Rankings

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U.S. News rank Category Name
#1 Overall Score: 100 out of 100. Regional Universities (South)

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Rollins College is a private institution that was founded in 1885. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,884, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 80 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Rollins College's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (South), 1. Its tuition and fees are $41,460 (2013-14).

Rollins College is located in Winter Park, Fla., a few minutes from downtown Orlando. There are more than 150 student clubs and organizations on campus, including a wakeboard club and ballroom dance club. The Tars, Rollins’s athletic teams, compete in the NCAA Division II Sunshine State Conference and field a varsity waterskiing team among others. A sizeable Greek life on campus comprises more than 10 fraternities and sororities. About 75 percent of students live on campus in one of the residence halls or apartment complexes. Fox Day—a popular campus tradition—occurs on a randomly chosen day in the spring when the College president places a statue of the Rollins Fox on Mills Lawn, indicating that all classes have been cancelled for the day.

Undergraduates at Rollins can choose from about 30 majors, ranging from Latin American and Caribbean studies to computer science and biochemistry to theatre arts and dance. In addition to its undergraduate programs, Rollins offers an M.B.A. program through the Crummer Graduate School of Business. Other graduate degrees granted include a Master of Arts in teaching, Master of Education in elementary education, Master of Human Resources, and Master of Liberal Studies. The "Walk of Fame" at Rollins is lined with stones from the homes of legendary historical figures: Maya Angelou, Confucius, and Martin Luther King, Jr., to name a few.

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

Founded through innovation, focused on excellence, fueled by dedication to pragmatic liberal arts--Rollins College has transformed lives by educating responsible, global citizens since 1885.

Rollins College educates students for global citizenship and responsible leadership, empowering graduates to pursue meaningful lives and productive careers. We are committed to the liberal arts ethos and guided by its values and ideals. Our guiding principles are excellence, innovation, and community.

Rollins is a comprehensive liberal arts college. Rollins is nationally recognized for its distinctive undergraduate Arts & Sciences program. The Crummer Graduate School of Business offers a nationally ranked MBA program. The Hamilton Holt School serves the community through exceptional undergraduate and graduate evening degree and outreach programs. We provide opportunities to explore diverse intellectual, spiritual, and aesthetic traditions. We are dedicated to scholarship, academic achievement, creative accomplishment, cultural enrichment, social responsibility, and environmental stewardship. We value excellence in teaching and rigorous, transformative education in a healthy, responsive, and inclusive environment.

Located lakeside in Winter Park, Florida, Rollins provides small-town community and proximity to neighboring Orlando, a premier international destination. Beneath Spanish moss and inside the arched doorways of Spanish-Mediterranean buildings, students experience small classes led by faculty nationally recognized for innovative teaching and scholarship. Students work with faculty to publish collaborative research. Unique curricula, such as Sustainable Development, Australian Studies, and language-intensive International Business, complement the traditional liberal arts.

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1885
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting suburban
2012 Endowment $333,853,000


When applying to Rollins College, it's important to note the application deadline is February 15, and the early decision deadline is November 15. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due February 15. The application fee at Rollins College is $40. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 55.8 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 55.8%
Application deadline February 15
SAT/ACT scores must be received by February 15

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Rollins College is 10:1, and the school has 76.9 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Rollins College include: Social Sciences; Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs; Psychology; Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; and Visual and Performing Arts. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 82.3 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 10:1
4-year graduation rate 62%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Social Sciences 29%
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 12%
Psychology 10%
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 9%
Visual and Performing Arts 9%

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Student Life

Rollins College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,884, with a gender distribution of 40.6 percent male students and 59.4 percent female students. At this school, 68 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 32 percent of students live off campus. Rollins College is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.

Total enrollment 2,459
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NCAA II

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Campus Info & Services

Rollins College offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Rollins College also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Rollins College, 75 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Rollins College.

Students who have cars on campus 75%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At Rollins College, 56.6 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $29,722.

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Tuition and fees $41,460 (2013-14)
Room and board $12,960 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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