All You Need To Know About Rollins College

Rollins College

Rollins College, a private liberal arts school is located in Winter Park, Florida. The college is a haven for students to discover and pursue their unique passions. Its expansive, country club-like campus boasts a captivating setting on Lake Virginia.  The personalized approach to learning allows students to tailor their academic journey to their individual goals.

Rollins offers some unique courses like children’s book writing, uncovering the fascinating history of piracy, or delving into the world of sports analytics. These unique courses ignite intellectual curiosity and foster a love for learning.

But Rollins isn’t just about academics. Students celebrate Fox Day, a tradition where classes are canceled and the campus is transformed into a playground for enjoying the picturesque surroundings during the beautiful season of spring. 

Student Cohort Size

Rollins College has a total student population of 3,057 students including 2,510 undergraduate students. 60% of the students are women and 40% of the students are male. The students at Rollins College represent various domestic states and countries including 201 international students. 

Four-Year Completion Rate

The graduation rate is among the most important factors when selecting a college.  Rollins College’s first-year retention rate is 87%. This means that 87% of first-year students continue their education for their sophomore year and beyond. The 4-year graduation rate is 66%. This implies that 66% of students were able to graduate after 4 years. The 6-year graduation rate is 72%. This implies that 72% of students were able to graduate after 6 years.


Student-to-Faculty Ratio

The student-to-faculty ratio at Rollins College is 11:1. 57.8% of its classes have fewer than 20 students.



Acceptance Rate

Rollins College received 9,022 applications out of which 5,615 applicants were admitted with an acceptance rate of 50%. 902 students were offered to be waitlisted. 136 students accepted the waitlist positions and 21 students were admitted from the waitlist. 

Acceptance GPA

The admitted students have a median GPA between 3.50 and 3.74. 28% of the admitted students rank among the top 10% of their high school class.

Types of Admission

Rollins College’s applicants can apply through the Early Decision or Regular Decision programs. Early Decision is a binding admission plan for students who have determined that Rollins College is their first choice and who feel they can present a strong application without senior grades being reviewed. Students admitted through the Early Decision admission plan are required to cancel their applications elsewhere and enroll in Rollins College. Regular Decision is a non-binding and unrestrictive admission plan that allows students more time to complete the application and to have grades from the first term of their senior year considered in the review.


Application Components

All required parts of the Common Application.
A personal statement
Official high school transcript: An official high school transcript will display courses and grades for all years of high school attended.
A letter of recommendation: The recommendations could be from a teacher, counselor, or other academic reference who worked with a student in 10th, 11th, or 12th grade.
Standardized Test Scores: While test scores are optional for students applying for fall 2023 and fall 2024, the average SAT scores for admitted students were between 1220 and 1320, and the average ACT scores were between 27 and 29.


Rollins Foundations in the Liberal Arts interdisciplinary program believes in the interconnectedness of all things. This holistic approach prepares students for leadership and global citizenship. During the program students gain critical thinking, research, analysis, and problem-solving skills. RFLA courses are developmental and integrated. Each course builds upon the knowledge gained by the prior ones and ensures a meaningful learning progression. Students develop essential skills before diving into their majors. RFLA also fosters a global perspective and develops soft skills crucial for future success. The program’s cohort structure ensures a supportive and engaging learning community, unlike large, anonymous classes. This unique approach of these courses paves the way for a successful future. 

Most Popular Majors

International Business
Music History and Literature
Political Science and Government
International Relations
Environmental Science

Cost of Attendance



Tuition                            $58,300
Housing & Food           $16,190
Books                              $760
Loan Fees                       $80
Personal                          $1,810
Transportation              $1,200 

Total                             $78,340


Tuition                             $58,300
Housing & Food             $3,410
Books                                $760
Loan Fees                         $80
Personal                            $1,810
Transportation                $1,410 

Total                               $65,770

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