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Academics

For those seeking “an excellent education in a beautiful location,” Flagler College is a small comprehensive liberal arts school in Florida that offers a “comfortable atmosphere,” “tons of history and culture,” and “a perfect ratio of professors to student.” The school’s strong education program is a huge draw here, but there are plenty of other strong programs in Flagler’s twentyfive available majors. Hard workers get noticed, and there are plenty of opportunities to excel outside of the classroom, which “has been the most valuable aspect,” according to one student.

The faculty here is “extremely enthusiastic about their jobs” and “very knowledgeable in their fields,” though “there are a few that I don’t think have real direction,” says a student. Nevertheless, most are “always willing to meet and discuss work outside of the classroom,” and the fact that “it is pretty easy to get to know the professors within your major on a personal basis makes things a lot easier and comfortable.” This close-knit community breeds an environment where every person actively wants “to share experiences and knowledge with the faculty and other students.” Class time is treated as an “intellectual journey,” wherein one main question or discussion topic is introduced, and students explore every aspect of it using the professor as the tour guide. “This system the professors at Flagler College have evokes curiosity from all students, leaving very little room for confusion.”

Aside from the “ample help from teachers,” the “personable” administration is “good at communicating to all students via school e-mail.” The attendance policy can be tough on some students—“you only get a certain number of absences, excused or unexcused, before you get dropped from a course”—but most still know that this tough love is in place to help students be “encouraged in a way that leads to excellent work.” The best classes are the ones with eight or so people in them, as “you really lean on each other throughout the semester.”

Student Body

Your typical Flagler student is “easygoing and very laid-back” (“How can you not be with the beach five miles away?” asks a student) as well as “super nice and friendly.” It’s not difficult to fit in at Flagler College, because “there is a crowd for everybody, despite the small size of the student body,” even if this student body as a whole is a bit “homogenous.” All students provide different viewpoints and “seem to be very respectful of others’ views.” There are quite a few surfers and artistic types, and even these groups are “very motivated and ready to broaden their education.”

Campus Life

Life is “pretty chill at Flagler,” where “homework usually isn’t too bad most of the time.” As far as making friends, this “relaxed,” happy lot has no problems. “Attend a few of the many social activities that Flagler College offers. It’s really easy to make friends there!” suggests one student. On the first Friday of the month, all the art galleries “throw their doors wide open and serve treats,” and the “casual and quaint” tourist-centric town of St. Augustine “is an awesome place to spend your time, walking around, going out to eat, and doing a little bit of shopping.” Campus activities tend to “die around 7:00 P.m.,” and many students tend to live nearby off campus (due to Flagler College residential rules, which restrict interdorm visiting, drugs, and alcohol).

Sunny days mean “the pool and West lawn are the places to be,” and on weekends, “many times we drive to Jacksonville and go out at night there.” Biking, beach volleyball, and walking along the sand dunes are just some of the beachy pastimes here, where “the beach mentality triumphs, including surfer culture.” The campus itself “is beautiful, we sometimes even compare it to Hogwarts,” says a student.

Overview

Applicants
4,921
Acceptance Rate
57%
Average HS GPA
3.46

GPA Breakdown

34%
Over 3.75
15%
3.50 - 3.74
16%
3.25 - 3.49
14%
3.00 - 3.24
20%
2.50 - 2.99
2%
2.00 - 2.49

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Test Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
520 - 610
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
430 - 550
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
21 - 26

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with or without Writing accepted

Deadlines

Early Decision — November 1

Regular — March 1


Other Admission Factors

Academic

Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Selectivity Rating


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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
16:1
Total Faculty
249
with Terminal Degree
126

129
Women
120
Men
18
Minority
6
International

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


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
43%
Graduate in 5 years
54%
Graduate in 6 years
55%

Majors

  • BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Accounting.
  • Business Administration and Management, General.
  • Finance, General.
  • Hospitality Administration/Management, General.

  • COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Journalism.
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies.
  • Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication.

  • EDUCATION.

  • Art Teacher Education.
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals with Hearing Impairments Including Deafness.
  • Elementary Education and Teaching.
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education.
  • Mathematics Teacher Education.
  • Social Science Teacher Education.
  • Special Education and Teaching, General.

  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS.

  • English Language and Literature, General.

  • FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS.

  • Spanish Language and Literature.

  • HISTORY.

  • History, General.
  • Public/Applied History.

  • LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES, GENERAL STUDIES AND HUMANITIES.

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies.

  • MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES.

  • International/Global Studies.

  • NATURAL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION.

  • Environmental Science.

  • PARKS, RECREATION, LEISURE, AND FITNESS STUDIES.

  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management.

  • PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES.

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies, General.

  • PSYCHOLOGY.

  • Psychology, General.

  • PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND SOCIAL SERVICE PROFESSIONS.

  • Public Administration.

  • SOCIAL SCIENCES.

  • Criminology.
  • Economics, General.
  • Political Science and Government, General.
  • Sociology.

  • VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS.

  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation.
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General.
  • Graphic Design.


Degrees

Bachelor's
Master's

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


Robert Strang
CEO, Investigative Management Group

Laura Neal
Vice President of Communications, The PGA Tour

Charles Tinlin
County Judge, St. Johns County Court

Amy Waers Thompson
Retail Partner Manager, Google

Mitch Walk
President of Asset Management Partners

Robert Rouse
Managing Director & Head of US Equity Research, Barclays PLC

Margaret Fenwick
Manager for Environment and Climate with the United Nations Global Compact

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
43%
Graduate in 5 years
54%
Graduate in 6 years
55%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Nov 1

Required Forms

FAFSA
State Aid

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$10,360

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$9,197

Average Need-Based Loan
$3,875

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
69%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$30,039

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$10,360

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$18,850
Required Fees
$100
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,100

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$4,000
Transportation for Commuters
$1,600

On-Campus Room and Board
$11,244
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

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

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
State Loans

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

Direct Lender
No

Financial Aid Rating

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
2,676
Foreign Countries Represented
52

Demographics

3.78%
African-American
6.25%
Hispanic
76.93%
Caucasian
5.27%
Unknown
3.59%
International

65% female
35% male
43% are out of state
97% are full time
3% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
44%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

First-Year Students living on campus
94%

Campus Environment
Village

Housing Options

Dorms Female
Dorms Male

Special Needs Admissions


Director
Phillip Pownall

College Entrance Tests Required
Yes

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
Yes

Dictionary allowed in exams
Yes

Computer allowed in exams
Yes

Spellchecker allowed in exams
Yes

Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
Yes

Proctors
Yes

Oral exams
Yes

Notetakers
Yes

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
Yes

Other assistive technology
Yes

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
49
Number of Honor Societies
13

Number of Social Sororities
0
Number of Religious Organizations
7

Sports

Athletic Division
Division II

33% participate in intramural sports
8% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Saints)
7 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Golf
Soccer
Tennis
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Saints)
9 Sports

Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball


Sustainability

64/99

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

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Fee for Network Use
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Dell; Microsoft; Apple; Adobe

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Ms. Philadelphia Zimmermann
Senior Assistant Director of Admissions

Address
Office of Admissions
74 King Street
St. Augustine, FL 32084

Phone
800-304-4208

Email
pzimmermann@flagler.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Ringhaver Student Center
Proctor Library
Campus Courtyard
Dining Hall
Flagler College Sports Complex
Ponce de Leon Hall, along with several other buildings on our campus, is on the national historic register.

Most Popular Places Off Campus
St. George Street
The Castillo de San Marcos
Local Beaches
Local Coffee Shops/Restaurants
Local Bookstores
Flagler College is located in downtown St. Augustine in the midst of historical buildings and the splendor of old Florida.

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
M-F
8:00am-5:00pm
800-304-4208

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: 9:30am, 11:30am, 1:30pm, 2:30pm
Average Length: 2 hours

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
No

Information Sessions
Available

Times
9:30am, 11:30am, 1:30pm, 2:30pm

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Athletic Department

Advance Notice
3 weeks

Contact Email Address for Visit
JDamon@flagler.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Arrangements
Other

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Private local taxis and bus. Shuttle services and taxis Jacksonville International Airport in Jacksonville, FL

Driving Instructions to Campus
1.Take I-95 SOUTH from JACKSONVILLE AIRPORT go 24.5 mi 2. Take the US-1 exit, exit #339 - go 0.2 mi 3. Continue towards US-1 SOUTH - go lt; 0.1 mi 4. Turn on US-1 SOUTH - go 7.4 mi 5. US-1 SOUTH becomes US-1 N/US-1 SOUTH - go 15.1 mi 6. Continue on N PONCE DE LEON BLVD - go 2.6 mi 7. Continue on MALAGA ST - go 0.2 mi 8. Turn on KING ST - go 0.4 mi

Local Accommodations
Best Western Historical Inn (904) 829-9088 Casa Monica Hotel (904) 827-1888 Comfort Suites of Downtown St. Augustine (904) 829-2292 Doubletree by Hilton (904) 825-1923 Hilton-Historic Bayfront (904) 829-2277


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