Rollins College
1000 Holt Avenue - 2720
Winter Park, Florida 32789-4499
Tel 407/646-2161
Fax 407/646-1502

608 men/816 women
329 men/375 women

Number who applied:
Number accepted:
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Average SAT scores:
V 570/M 570
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2003-2004 COSTS
Room and board:
Fees, books, misc.:
$2,810 approx.

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Rollins offers a personalized education in a world of opportunity. Alumni include Fortune 500 CEOs, a Nobel Prize winner, and a recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Graduates who are leaders in business, government, law, medicine, science, education, and the arts attribute their success to the foundation provided by their Rollins education.

All freshmen participate in the Rollins Conference, a first-term seminar taught by faculty members who also serve as the students' academic advisers and engage them in cocurricular activities. Upperclass students serve as peer mentors, assisting a smooth transition to college life.

The award-winning Rollins Advantage Program (RAP) offers students an early start on graduate school and career planning. In addition to leadership and skills training, students interact with established leaders in a variety of professions.

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Rollins College
1000 Holt Avenue - 2720
Winter Park, Florida 32789-4499

College Description
Founded in 1885, Rollins College is Florida's oldest postsecondary institution. It is coeducational, nondenominational, and independently supported. Primarily a four-year undergraduate liberal arts college, Rollins also offers graduate study in counseling, education, human resources, liberal studies, and the Crummer Graduate School of Business. Rollins is noted for its faculty's focus on teaching and its small classes. The student-to-faculty ratio is 12 to 1. The undergraduate student body numbers approximately 1,425, representing approximately 40 states and 40 countries. Winter Park, one of the nation's most beautiful residential communities, lies five miles northeast of Orlando, the nation's fastest-growing metropolitan area and an important business center and source of internships for Rollins students. The College has undertaken a five-year $100-million comprehensive campaign to raise additional funds for financial aid, endowed faculty chairs, programming, and facilities, including a new campus center, sports and recreation complex, and library addition.

Academic Life
Rollins' curriculum is based on a liberal arts pattern: students complete general education requirements in three areas (skills, cognitive courses, affective courses) and preparation in a major. The College offers 28 majors; students who wish to concentrate in more than one major may develop area majors. The Honors Degree Program offers the special Honors B.A. degree and the option of graduating after three years. Cooperative dual-degree (3-2) programs are available in management, engineering, environmental management, and forestry. The academic calendar consists of two 15-week terms plus a shorter 3 1/2-week term. The longer terms are devoted to classroom instruction and seminars, while the short term emphasizes intensive directed and independent study, special projects, off-campus study, and internships. Rollins maintains its own programs in London, Madrid, and Sydney, Australia; and short-term study-abroad opportunities include service learning in developing nations. The College's affiliation with the Institute of European Studies permits students to spend a term or a year in locations throughout Europe and Asia.

Anthropology; art history, criticism and conservation; biochemistry; biology/biological sciences; chemistry; classics and languages, literatures and linguistics; computer science; dramatic/theatre arts; economics; education; English; environmental studies; European studies; fine/studio arts; French; history; interdisciplinary studies; international business/commerce; international relations and affairs; Latin American studies; mathematics; music; philosophy; physics; political science/government; pre-dentistry studies; pre-law studies; pre-medical studies; psychology; religious studies; sociology; Spanish

Campus LifeMajors
Rollins hosts more than 70 student clubs and organizations, including 12 fraternities and sororities, national honor societies, interest groups, the College Habitat for Humanity Chapter (recognized as Small College Chapter of the Year), and award-winning College publications. The Student Government Association consists of a student senate elected from across the campus and an executive committee. The SGA affords participation in the decision-making process of College life and represents student opinion to trustees, administrators, faculty, and staff. In addition to traditional residence halls, special-interest living units center around common interests such as an international floor, a theatre special interest area, and a wellness floor. Fraternities, sororities, Pinehurst Cottage, and the Rollins Outdoor Club also have designated residential facilities for members. The new campus center provides space for meetings, socializing, and programming such as concerts and movies.

Facilities and Resources
The 67-acre campus is bounded by Lake Virginia on two sides, and its buildings emphasize a traditional Spanish-Mediterranean architecture. The Annie Russell Theatre/Knowles Memorial Chapel complex has become the traditional landmark of the College. Other major academic facilities include the Bush Science Center, the Cornell Fine Arts Center, the Cornell Hall for the Social Sciences, and the Johnson Center for Psychology. The Olin Library and the addition of the $2.5-million Olin Electronic Research and Information Center provide sophisticated research capabilities. As a member of the Associated Colleges of the South, Rollins has technological access to the holdings of all members' libraries. The Thomas Phillips Johnson Student Resource Center houses academic advising professionals and Rollins' Writing Center and Quantitative Learning Center, which utilize specially trained peer consultants to assist students. The Rollins Computing Laboratory, equipped with personal computers with a variety of software packages, is open 100 hours a week; additional computers are available in other locations on campus. All residence hall rooms have a network connection for each student, plus cable TV and voice mail access.

The Rollins Tars, with one of the most challenging athletic schedules at the NCAA Division II level, have won national championships in men's and women's tennis, men's and women's golf, crew, and water-skiing. The College offers 21 intercollegiate sports and is a member of the Sunshine State Conference. Over 20 percent of Rollins students participate on varsity teams, and over 50 percent participate in intramural sports; typically, half of Rollins' student-athletes earn over a 3.0 grade point average. College sports facilities include the Enyart-Alumni Field House; Bert W. Martin Tennis Complex; Harold Alfond Stadium; Sandspur Field; 25-meter Alfond Swimming Pool; Harold Alfond Boathouse, which supports Rollins' sailing and water-skiing programs; and U. T. Bradley Boathouse on nearby Lake Maitland, home to the Tar crews.

Financial Aid
Rollins seeks to help qualified students attend college regardless of their ability to meet the expenses. Funds are provided by Rollins, federal, and state sources. Aid consists of scholarships, grants, loans, and employment opportunities; most students receiving aid are awarded a package consisting of two or three forms of aid. Aid is awarded on the basis of proven financial need and academic achievement. To apply for aid, a student should file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid by January 15, and the Rollins College Undergraduate Financial Aid Application by February 1. A number of renewable academic merit scholarships are available to entering freshmen; all applicants are considered for these scholarships, and financial need is not a criterion.

Admission Requirements
Admission is competitive; approximately 1,800 applications are received for a freshman class of 415. More than 80 percent of the members of each entering freshman class rank in the top two-fifths of their high school graduating class. The middle 50 percent of College Board SAT I combined verbal and math scores range from 1040 to 1240 (recentered), and the middle 50 percent of ACT composite scores range from 23 to 27. Emphasis is placed on high school record, including class standing; counselor's recommendation; the results of either the SAT I or ACT; and extracurricular involvement. A Writing Sample/Personal Portfolio option is also available. Candidates are encouraged to apply in the fall of their senior year. Applications should be submitted no later than February 15 of the senior year. Students are notified of their decision status by April 1. Candidates' Reply Date is May 1. Two Early Decision dates are available for 1997-98: applications must be received by November 15 for Round I and January 15 for Round II. Early Decision candidates are notified by December 15 and February 1, respectively. Early admission candidates may be considered for entrance prior to secondary school graduation, usually for entrance following their junior year.

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