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Florida Polytechnic University Overview

Florida Polytechnic University is a public institution located in Lakeland, Florida. The rural area surrounding the school is great for students who prefer living in a country setting.

What Is Florida Polytechnic University Known For?

1,329 Full-Time Undergraduates
$14,656 Avg Cost After Aid
55% Acceptance Rate
  • The master's degree is the highest degree offered at Florida Poly.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 78% of the faculty were full-time.

Florida Polytechnic University Rankings

Florida Poly was not ranked in College Factual's Best Overall Colleges report this year. This may be because not enough data was available.

The following table lists the notable rankings from College Factual that Florida Poly has received.

Notable Undergraduate Rankings for Florida Poly

Ranking Type Rank
Best Colleges for Diversity 2,951

Where Is Florida Polytechnic University?

Location of 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 neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL recommended

How Hard Is It To Get Into Florida Poly?

55% Acceptance Rate
15% Of Accepted Are Women
52% Submit SAT Scores
Florida Poly has an acceptance rate of 55%, 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 85% of accepted students are men and 15% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 58%, and the acceptance rate for women is 46%.

Average Test Scores

About 52% 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 590 and 660. Math scores were between 590 and 670.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Florida Polytechnic University  ( 590 to 660 )

SAT Math Scores for Florida Polytechnic University  ( 590 to 670 )
Florida Poly received ACT scores from 48% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 24 and 28. Math scores were between 25 and 30. Composite scores were between 25 and 29.

ACT English Scores for Florida Polytechnic University  ( 24 to 28 )
ACT Math Scores for Florida Polytechnic University  ( 25 to 30 )
ACT Composite Scores for Florida Polytechnic University  ( 25 to 29 )

Can I Afford Florida Polytechnic University?

$14,656 Net Price
35% Take Out Loans
The overall average net price of Florida Poly is $14,656. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Florida Poly

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$11,448 $12,057 $16,562 $18,468 $17,884

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

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Florida Poly, approximately 35% of students took out student loans averaging $2,672 a year. That adds up to $10,688 over four years for those students.

Florida Polytechnic University Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,329 Full-Time Undergraduates
13% Women
32% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 1,439 undergraduate students at Florida Poly, with 1,329 being full-time and 110 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Florida Poly

There are also 17 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,329 full-time undergraduates at Florida Poly, 87% are male and 13% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Florida Poly

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Florida Poly Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 58
Black or African American 74
Hispanic or Latino 243
White 862
International Students 25
Other Races/Ethnicities 67

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

Florida Polytechnic University Majors

In 2017-2018, Florida Polytechnic University awarded 478 undergraduate degrees and 14 graduate degrees. The table below shows the number of awards for each major.

Major Associate’s Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s
Business Administration & Management 0 11 0 0
Computer Engineering 0 29 0 0
Computer Information Systems 0 0 5 0
Computer Software & Applications 0 113 0 0
Electrical Engineering 0 25 0 0
General Engineering 0 0 2 0
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 0 1 0 0
Mechanical Engineering 0 60 0 0
Total 0 478 14 0


*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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