LAKELAND (August 25, 2020) – For the 11th consecutive year, Florida Southern College has been recognized in The Princeton Review’s prestigious The Best 386 Colleges guide for its campus beauty and exceptional architectural heritage. FSC is the only institution in Florida to be included in the Top 20 of the 2021 edition’s “Most Beautiful Campus” listing.
Only about 14 percent of the nation’s 2,800 four-year colleges are profiled in The Best 386 Colleges, which was published Aug. 18. Florida Southern’s designation in The Princeton Review’s annual guide serves to showcase the school as one of the best institutions for undergraduate education in the U.S.
“We are delighted that Florida Southern College is one of the outstanding institutions we profile in the new edition,” said Robert Franek, editor-in-chief of The Princeton Review and author of The Best 386 Colleges. “We are truly pleased to recommend it to prospective applicants searching for their personal ‘best-fit’ college.”
Florida Southern’s beautiful campus setting — home to the world’s largest single-site collection of structures designed by famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright — topped The Princeton Review’s “Most Beautiful“ listing in 2011 and 2012, the first time the same college had received the No. 1 designation for two consecutive years.
Entries in the guide’s “Top 20” lists were determined solely by surveys of students at each of the featured colleges, in which they rated and reported on various aspects of their campus and community experiences. FSC’s designation for its campus beauty is included in the guide’s “Quality of Life” category, which compiles student opinions of various factors important to prospective applicants and their parents.
“Inclusion in this prestigious publication is a testament to the quality and dedication of our faculty and staff to serving students’ academic needs,” said FSC Vice President of Communications and Marketing Grant J. Heston. “Florida Southern’s beautiful campus is the perfect home for students to learn, prepare for their careers and engage with faculty and industry partners.”
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, nursing, and physical therapy. Florida Southern has a 14:1 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 10 Regional Universities in the South by U.S. News and World Report; and is included in The Princeton Review’s The Best 386 Colleges 2021, the Fiske Guide to Colleges 2020, 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.