Located in picturesque Winter Park in the heart of Central Florida, Rollins College offers the opportunity to study at a top-ranked school with global reach, while living and learning within close proximity to everything from Orlando’s downtown scene to Florida’s natural beauty.
Every aspect of a Rollins education encourages greater connections to people, ideas, and community. Faculty members choose Rollins because they love to teach and are encouraged to share their individual and professional experience with students. In the classroom and beyond, Rollins professors challenge students to broaden their interests, to deepen their talents, and to be better prepared for graduate school and life.
Many Rollins students work directly with their professors on research projects. “The concept of student-faculty collaborative research is not unique, but at Rollins we’ve taken it to a different level. We engage more students, we involve all aspects of the liberal arts, and most importantly we spend more time collaborating with our students,” said Thomas Moore, A.G. Bush Professor of Science.
Rollins has a long history of innovation when it comes to creating educational programs that meet today’s challenges and recently announced a new Master of Planning in Civic Urbanism program with classes beginning in fall 2010. The program combines classroom work, professional expertise, studio projects and internships, and will provide students with the skills they need to help cities and towns shape their futures.
Rollins students, faculty and staff contribute their time and talents off campus as well. “Community involvement is integral to the Rollins experience of engaged learning,” said Laurie M. Joyner, dean of the faculty. Rollins has garnered multiple national and statewide awards for its service learning programs, including the first Florida Campus Compact award as the most engaged institution in the state. The Corporation for National and Community Service has again named Rollins College to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction.
Today, Rollins ranks among the top 10 master’s-granting institutions in the country for the number of students who study abroad. And two-thirds of our faculty are (or have been actively) engaged in international pursuits—taking students abroad, conducting overseas research, and teaching international courses. The President’s Internationalization Initiative enables every faculty member to have an international experience at least once every three years.
The Winter Park Institute brings world-renowned thought leaders, artists and public figures to the Rollins community. These visiting scholars offer public lectures and readings, symposiums, seminars, master classes, interviews, and special-interest sessions that enrich the lives of students and the community.
Rollins College, and its community of faculty and students, has been recognized nationally and internationally by some of the most well-respected organizations in the world. For the fifth consecutive year, Rollins is ranked #1 among Southern master’s level universities in “America’s Best Colleges,” released by U.S. News & World Report. Four students received Fulbright Awards for 2009-2010, the highest number at any master’s-level university. And Rollins has the top MBA program in Florida according to BusinessWeek and Forbes. More...
Prospective students are encouraged to visit the beautiful Winter Park, Florida campus and to attend one of the many scheduled information sessions. These sessions provide an experiential glimpse into life and study in the school’s various programs. Faculty, staff and even current students attend to answer questions ranging from financing a degree to managing work/life balance.