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Florida Polytechnic University Overview

Florida Polytechnic University is a public institution located in Lakeland, Florida. Florida Poly is located in the countryside, which is perfect for students who enjoy a rural lifestyle.

What Is Florida Polytechnic University Known For?

293 Undergraduate Awards
$25,471 Avg Cost After Aid
58% Acceptance Rate
  • The master's degree is the highest award offered at Florida Poly.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 83% of the faculty were full-time.

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Florida Polytechnic University Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Florida Poly.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#6 Most Popular Computer Software Applications Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#153 Most Popular Computer & Information Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Florida Polytechnic University?


Contact details for Florida Poly are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 4700 Research Way, Lakeland, FL 33805-8531
Phone: 863-583-9050

How Do I Get Into Florida Poly?

You can apply to Florida Poly online at:

Admission Requirements for Florida Poly

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank considered but not required
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations considered but not required
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL considered but not required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Florida Poly?

58% Acceptance Rate
22% Of Accepted Are Women
91% Submit SAT Scores
Florida Poly has an acceptance rate of 58%, which means it is fairly selective. Take that into account when you are working on your application and gathering requested materials. Do what you can to stand out among other applicants.

Approximately 78% of accepted students are men and 22% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 59%, and the acceptance rate for women is 58%.

Average Test Scores

About 91% of students accepted to Florida Poly submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 600 and 680. Math scores were between 610 and 690.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Florida Polytechnic University  ( 600 to 680 )

SAT Math Scores for Florida Polytechnic University  ( 610 to 690 )
Florida Poly received ACT scores from 43% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 24 and 31. Math scores were between 26 and 30. Composite scores were between 27 and 32.

ACT English Scores for Florida Polytechnic University  ( 24 to 31 )
ACT Math Scores for Florida Polytechnic University  ( 26 to 30 )
ACT Composite Scores for Florida Polytechnic University  ( 27 to 32 )

Can I Afford Florida Polytechnic University?

$25,471 Net Price
37% Take Out Loans
The overall average net price of Florida Poly is $25,471. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Florida Poly, approximately 37% of students took out student loans averaging $4,666 a year. That adds up to $18,664 over four years for those students.

Florida Polytechnic University Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,145 Full-Time Undergraduates
16% Women
35% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 1,349 undergraduate students at Florida Poly, with 1,145 being full-time and 204 being part-time.


There are also 73 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,145 full-time undergraduates at Florida Poly, 84% are male and 16% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Florida Polytechnic University students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 53
Black or African American 66
Hispanic or Latino 234
White 705
International Students 24
Other Races/Ethnicities 63

Over 15 countries are represented at Florida Poly. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Bahamas, Brazil, and India.

Online Learning at Florida Polytechnic University

19 Took All Classes Online
1,024 Took At Least One Class Online
In 2019-2020, 1,024 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Florida Poly has changed over the last few years.


Florida Polytechnic University Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Master’s TOTAL
Computer Software & Applications 162 0 162
Mechanical Engineering 61 0 61
Computer Engineering 42 0 42
Electrical Engineering 17 0 17
Computer Information Systems 0 9 9
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 8 0 8
General Engineering 0 6 6
Business Administration & Management 3 0 3
Entrepreneurial Studies 0 0 0
Computer Science 0 0 0
Engineering Physics 0 0 0
Environmental Engineering 0 0 0
Applied Mathematics 0 0 0
Data Analytics 0 0 0
Data Science 0 0 0
TOTAL 293 15 308


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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