From the School

Every aspect of a Rollins education encourages greater connections to people, ideas, and community. From the moment they arrive on campus, Rollins students integrate classroom study with practical hands-on experience, locally and globally. With an average class size of just seventeen, students work directly with professors, even collaborating on original research. Dozens of study abroad programs, 100 different courses with a community service component, and extensive internship opportunities help Rollins students develop the skills they need to be better prepared for graduate school and life.

Overview

Applicants
4,858
Acceptance Rate
57%
Average HS GPA
3.33

GPA Breakdown

19%
Over 3.75
20%
3.50 - 3.74
18%
3.25 - 3.49
22%
3.00 - 3.24
20%
2.50 - 2.99
1%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

SAT Reading
550 - 640
SAT Math
550 - 640
ACT Composite
25 - 29

Deadlines

Early Decision
November 15

Early Decision II
January 15

Regular
February 15

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA

Overall

Located in sunny central Florida, Rollins College is “small enough to help the individual but is fortunate enough to have a large endowment capable of providing each student with necessary academic means.” The generous academic merit scholarships bring in a smart crowd, and the small class sizes, dedicated faculty, and numerous “student leadership opportunities, internships, academic presentations, [and] conference opportunities” sweeten the pot.

Rollins is “all about individual growth personally and educationally,” but it also stresses “responsible community leadership both on and off campus.” Students have a great deal of freedom to study what they choose, and many large projects are individualized toward the student, meaning a student “can tailor my topic to my interests.” In addition to the autonomy this approach grants students, it “reinforces the idea of a holistic education,” which helps to “make [students] competitive in an ever-changing job market.” Working at this speed, students are able to “discover purpose and identify goals.” Many services are also available to students, such as free tutoring and counseling.

Professors “perform very well” and create an “open and invigorating classroom environment” that is “open to diverse ideas and perspectives.” Teachers “know every student’s name, and they will remember you throughout your college experience.” “My first year, one called my cell phone when I missed class,” says a student. “The interactions that I have with the professors are second to none,” says another. The small class sizes (even introductory courses are tiny) make it “very easy to learn and share your opinion,” and since professors are “very engaging and willing to hear all points of view,” “no one is left feeling like they don’t matter.”


Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
10:1
Total Faculty
219
with Terminal Degree
196

123
Men
96
Women
27
Minority
4
International

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
2 - 9

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
89%
Graduate in 5 years
99%
Graduate in 6 years
100%


Degrees

Bachelor's
Doctoral/Research
Master's

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

Prominent Alumni


F. Duane Ackerman
Chairman and CEO, BellSouth Corporation

Donald J. Cram
Nobel Prize Winner, Chemistry

Fred M. Rogers
Creator, Mister Rogers' Neighborhood

Anthony Perkins
Actor, best known as Norman Bates in Psycho

Dana Ivey
Actress, five-time Tony Award nominee

Stanley C. Gale
Chairman & CEO, The Gale Management Company, LLC

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
87
Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$26,828

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$26,635

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,721

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$26,689

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
56%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$26,166

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$43,080
Required Fees
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,235

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$2,775
Transportation for Commuters
$1,774

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal

Scholarships and Grants
Need College Aid Gift
Need Federal Pell Grant
Need Private Sch Grant
Need SEOG
Need State Sch Grant

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
Yes

Overall

Rollins is such a small school that “everyone knows everyone.” It’s a true split at Rollins between in-staters and out-of-staters (and the international contingent) and among socioeconomic classes. “There are extremely wealthy spoiled kids driving Mercedes and smoking, [and] then there are true nerds who busted their butts to get in,” says a student. Since the two groups mix constantly, “it is often hard to differentiate between the students who are set to inherit their parent’s company after they graduate and those here on scholarship.” Luckily, the “family environment and the closeness of all of the campus bring all the students together as scholars.” Everyone may have small groups to which they belong, but “there is intermingling going on all the time.”

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
1,932
Out of State
47%

International
9%
Foreign Countries Represented
54

Demographics

2.93%
Asian
3.38%
African-American
14.04%
Hispanic
72.83%
Caucasian
3.16%
Unknown
8.91%
International

47% are out of state
100% are full time
0% are part time

Overview

The “very beautiful and relaxing” campus can often feel sort of like a “country club” in both appearance and attitude. With “so many attractions in the Orlando area, the accessibility of the lake and the beach it is hard not to bring your books outside.” Some people like “to go out to nearby downtown Orlando” (which is fifteen minutes away from school), some “live for Disney World,” and some just stay in and hang out. A favorite activity among students is “walking up Park Avenue and exploring the delicious culinary endeavors there,” and Lake Virginia is a great spot for perching, wakeboarding, or sailing. Students here tend “to travel a lot and explore other towns in Florida during the school year.”

There are “always events on campus that are fun,” like “a student who is a DJ [who] had a concert on the lawn one night,” and almost one-third of the school is involved in Greek life. Community service is also “a pretty big part of the campus,” and there is “always something service-related going on either from student groups or from the community engagement office.”


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
60%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

Quality of life rating
96
First-Year Students living on campus
87%

Campus Environment
Suburban
Fire safety rating
94

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Frat Sorority
Theme Housing

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
110
Number of Honor Societies
9

Number of Social Sororities
7
Number of Religious Organizations
3

42% join a fraternity
38% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division II

Men's Sports (Tars)
11 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Crew Rowing
Cross Country
Golf
Lacrosse
Sailing
Soccer
Swimming
Tennis
Water Skiing
Women's Sports (Tars)
12 Sports

Basketball
Crew Rowing
Cross Country
Golf
Lacrosse
Sailing
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Volleyball
Water Skiing

Student Services


Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
8

Average Number of PC's per Lab
20

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
98%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Dell & Apple

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
Yes

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Jill Pigmon
Visitor Liaison

Address
Office of Admissions
1000 Holt Ave. - 2720
Winter Park, FL 32789

Phone
407-646-2161

Email
admission@rollins.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Cornell Campus Center
Olin Library
Alfond Sports Center
Cornell Fine Arts Museum (Art Gallery)
Rice Family Bookstore

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Park Avenue (Winter Park shopping/dining)
Universal Studios/Islands of Adventure
Sea World
Disney World
Beaches

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday-Friday and select Saturdays
8:30am-5pm
407-646-2161

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: M-F: 10am / M-R: 2pm / Select Sat: 10am
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
No

Information Sessions
Available

Times
Immediately following each campus tour

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Contact Email Address for Visit
admission@rollins.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Orlando International Airport is 13 miles from campus. Taxis and limousines are available. Amtrak trains serve Winter Park; the station is on Park Ave. To get to campus, head south on Park Ave. about 6 blocks.

Driving Instructions to Campus
From the north and east, take I-4 W. to Exit 87 (Fairbanks Ave.). Turn left onto Fairbanks. Turn right onto Park Ave. The Office of Admission is in the Marshall and Vera Lea Rinker building, on the corner of Fairbanks and Park. From the south and west, take I-4 E. to Exit 87 (Fairbanks Ave.). Turn right onto Fairbanks and travel 3 miles to the campus.

Local Accommodations
You have some nice choices in Winter Park, the home of Rollins, but you have to a pay a little more to stay there. Our favorite is the Park Plaza Hotel (307 Park Ave. S.; 407-647-1072). This European-style hotel, with antiques, a garden, and a delightful balcony, is a great place to relax after a long day on campus. A mile away is the moderately priced Best Western Mount Vernon Inn (110 S. Orlando Ave.; 407-647-1166). It has a pool and restaurant and most of the rooms have refrigerators. For a change of pace, consider the 6-room Courtyard at Lake Lucerne (211 N. Lucerne Circle East; 407-648-5188), a short drive (5 minutes) from Rollins in Orlando. This inn, located in an old and picturesque part of Orlando, is the oldest house in town. Other local accommodations include the Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Four Points Orlando-Downtown, Westin Grand Bohemian, Marriott Orlando-Downtown, Marriott Courtyard, and the Radisson Plaza Hotel Orlando.
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Key Stats

4,858
Applicants
1,932
Size
57%
Acceptance Rate
1190
SAT Scores

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