Princeton Review Recognizes Florida Southern Among The Nation’s Best Colleges

LAKELAND (Aug. 8, 2019) – For the tenth consecutive year, Florida Southern College has been recognized in The Princeton Review’s prestigious college guidebook. Only about 13 percent of America’s 3,000 four-year colleges are profiled in the book, and Florida Southern’s inclusion in the recently released 2020 edition of The Best 385 Colleges reinforces its standing as one of the nation’s best institutions for undergraduate education.

“We salute Florida Southern College for its outstanding academics and we are truly pleased to recommend it to prospective applicants searching for their personal ‘best-fit’ college,” said Robert Franek, The Princeton Review’s Editor-in-Chief and lead author of The Best 385 Colleges. The rankings in this edition are based on the company’s surveys of 140,000 students at the 385 schools in the book.

In this newest edition of The Best 385 Colleges, Florida Southern was recognized again for its campus beauty and exceptional architectural heritage by being ranked the No. 7 Most Beautiful Campus, the tenth successive year that FSC has been ranked among the top 10 most beautiful campuses in America. The campus was ranked number one for an unprecedented two consecutive years in 2011 and 2012.

FSC President Anne Kerr said the College’s inclusion in The Princeton Review’s annual guidebook demonstrates FSC’s strong dedication to achieving and maintaining the highest standards of excellence in academics and all areas of student life.

“Florida Southern’s faculty, staff, and students are among the finest in the nation,” she said, “and we are pleased that The Princeton Review’s prestigious rankings have once again placed us among such prominent institutions. Our strong focus on academics, the vibrancy of our student experience, and the beauty of our campus provide a wonderful foundation for FSC’s students to prepare to make a consequential impact on the world.”


About Florida Southern College

Founded in 1883, Florida Southern College is the oldest private college in Florida. The College maintains its commitment to academic excellence through 70+ undergraduate programs and distinctive graduate programs in business administration, education, and nursing. Florida Southern has a 15:1 student-to-faculty ratio; is an award-winning national leader in engaged learning; and boasts 30 NCAA Division II national championships. It is ranked among the Top 20 Regional Universities in the South by U.S. News and World Report; and is included in The Princeton Review’s 385 Best Colleges, The Fiske Guide to Colleges 2018, and Forbes magazine’s America’s Top Colleges Guide. The College is committed to the development of the whole student through vibrant student life programs that prepare graduates to make a positive, consequential impact on society. FSC is conveniently located within an hour’s drive of both Orlando and Tampa. FSC is home to the world’s largest single-site collection of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture and was designated a National Historic Landmark in 2012. Named the “Most Beautiful Campus in the Nation” for two consecutive years by The Princeton Review and one of the nation’s “Ten College Campuses with the Best Architecture” by Architectural Digest, Florida Southern is an internationally-recognized place of beauty and academic excellence.