At a Glance

Among the Top Colleges in the Nation

Rollins features small classes taught by renowned faculty. The academic experience is enhanced by study-abroad and internship opportunities as well as ways to participate in student organizations and the local community.

Rollins—by the numbers.

Established
1885

Affiliation
Nonsectarian, Independent, and Coeducational

Accreditation
Rollins College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)

Location and Campus
Winter Park, Florida, an attractive and historic residential community adjacent to the city of Orlando; the 80-acre campus is situated on the shores of beautiful Lake Virginia

  • Spanish-Mediterranean architecture; named one of the 50 Most Amazing College Campuses by The Best Colleges, 2011-13

  • Walk of Fame containing more than 200 stones gathered from the birthplaces of influential cultural and historical figures and engraved with their names
  • Twenty-three varsity athletic teams and nine athletic facilities

  • Five fraternities and seven sororities and more than 100 student organizations, ranging from social and cultural to service, special interest, and honorary

  • Seventeen residential halls

  • Lakeside beach and lakeside walking path

  • Four-level, 54,000-square-foot library containing more than 300,000 volumes and over 50,000 serial titles

  • More than 250 personal computers available for student use

  • Fine arts museum with six display galleries, a print study room, an educational gallery, and a collection of more than 6,000 works

  • Exposure to artists and thought-leaders from all disciplines who engage the community in substantive dialog and master classes on current educational, social, cultural, political, and economic themes

 

Academic Programs
College of Arts & Sciences (full-time undergraduate day program)

College of Professional Studies (full-time undergraduate day program)

Hamilton Holt School (evening undergraduate and graduate programs)

Roy E. Crummer Graduate School of Business (MBA program)

View a comprehensive list of offered academic departments, majors, and minors

 

Brief History

  • Chartered in 1885 by New England Congregationalists as a coeducational liberal arts college

  • The oldest recognized college in the state of Florida

  • During World War I, established a naval unit that enabled students to take basic and advanced courses in naval training

  • The Rollins College Conference Plan, conceived in 1927 by the college’s eighth president Hamilton Holt, is nationally recognized for emphasizing close teacher-student scholarship and conversational-style class structure

  • In 1927, established the Animated Magazine speaker series that annually brings to Rollins the leading scholars, thought leaders, and artists of the time to engage and share ideas with the Rollins community

  • Hosts the third-oldest continuously operating Bach Festival Society choir and orchestra in the United States, which was founded in 1935

Winter Park Institute

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