Southeastern University

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1000 Longfellow Boulevard

Lakeland, FL 33801

Phone: (863) 667-5000
2013-2014 Tuition
tuition and fees
male /
May 1
application deadline

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U.S. News Rankings

Ranking score and category
U.S. News rank Category Name
#36 Overall Score: 57 out of 100. Regional Colleges (South)

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Southeastern University is a private institution that was founded in 1935. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,448, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 88 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Southeastern University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges (South), 36. Its tuition and fees are $19,986 (2013-14).

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

Equipping students to discover and develop their divine design to serve Christ and the world through Spirit-empowered life, learning, and leadership.

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1935
Religious affiliation Assemblies of God
Academic calendar semester
Setting suburban
2012 Endowment $5,761,516


When applying to Southeastern University, it's important to note the application deadline is May 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due May 1. The application fee at Southeastern University is $40. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 49 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 49.0%
Application deadline May 1
SAT/ACT scores must be received by May 1

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Southeastern University is 19:1, and the school has 71.2 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Southeastern University include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Theology and Religious Vocations; Education; Public Administration and Social Service Professions; and Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 64.8 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 19:1
4-year graduation rate 26%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 20%
Theology and Religious Vocations 18%
Education 15%
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 13%
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 9%

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Student Life

Southeastern University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,448, with a gender distribution of 44.1 percent male students and 55.9 percent female students. At this school, 51 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 49 percent of students live off campus. Southeastern University is part of the NAIA athletic conference.

Total enrollment 2,703
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 NAIA

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Campus Info & Services

Southeastern University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Southeastern University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Southeastern University, 39 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Southeastern University.

Students who have cars on campus 39%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At Southeastern University, 88.1 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $8,309.

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Tuition and fees $19,986 (2013-14)
Room and board $8,648 (2013-14)
Financial aid statistics
Financial aid statistics

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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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