Flagler College Description:
Explore the campus in this Flagler College photo tour! Flagler College is a private liberal arts college located in historic St. Augustine, a popular tourist town on the northeast coast of Florida. The school is four miles from the Atlantic, and Jacksonville is 35 miles to the north. The college first opened its doors in 1968. Despite the school's short history, it features many historic buildings.
The campus's main structure, Ponce de Leon Hall, was originally the Hotel Donce de Leon, built by Henry Flagler in 1888. The college has a 20 to 1 student / faculty ratio and an average class size of about 22 students. Flagler College frequently ranks highly for providing a quality education at a low price. Indeed, Flagler's tuition is a fraction of the cost of most private liberal arts colleges.
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Admissions Data (2014):
- Percent of Applicants Admitted: 48%
- GPA, SAT and ACT graph for Flagler
- Test Scores -- 25th / 75th Percentile
- Total Enrollment: 2,782 (all undergraduate)
- Gender Breakdown: 40% Male / 60% Female
- 96% Full-time
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Costs (2014 - 15):
- Tuition and Fees: $16,180
- Books: $1,000 (why so much?)
- Room and Board: $9,000
- Other Expenses: $3,600
- Total Cost: $29,780
Flagler College Financial Aid (2013 - 14):
- Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 90%
- Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
- Grants: 88%
- Loans: 64%
- Average Amount of Aid
- Grants: $7,182
- Loans: $7,811
Most Popular Majors:
Business Administration, Communication, Elementary Education, English, Fine Arts, Graphic Design, History, Political Science, Psychology, Public Administration, Sport Management
Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:
- First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 69%
- 4-Year Graduation Rate: 48%
- 6-Year Graduation Rate: 58%
National Center for Educational Statistics
Admissions Information for Other Florida Colleges and Universities:
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Flagler College Statement of Purpose:
statement of purpose from http://www.flagler.edu/about-flagler/the-flagler-difference/mission.html
"Flagler College is a small private, residential college located in historic St. Augustine, Florida. The centerpiece of its campus is the former Hotel Ponce de León, a grand hotel constructed in 1888 by Henry M. Flagler, industrialist, philanthropist, railroad pioneer, and developer of the east coast of Florida. The Hotel Ponce de León serves as an enduring reminder of Mr. Flagler’s enterprise, diligence, and commitment to excellence. The College is committed to the preservation of the hotel and other historic structures that grace its campus.
The mission of Flagler College is to educate and prepare students for productive careers, graduate and professional studies, and informed, responsible citizenship. Flagler College emphasizes teaching and scholarship; promotes intellectual and personal growth; and provides high-quality education in a caring and supportive environment that capitalizes on its historic, coastal location and its beautiful campus. Flagler College offers a liberal arts and pre-professional curriculum and promotes high-impact learning experiences, including co-curricular opportunities, which foster the development of well-rounded students. Flagler College is committed to high standards and student success; values integrity, personal responsibility, self-discipline and civility; and embraces accountability and stewardship. Flagler College encourages principled entrepreneurial thinking, fosters a sense of community, and promotes good citizenship."
Flagler College profile last updated August 2015.