Personalized Learning Environment

The thing about a four-year education is that it can seem long in the beginning, but often goes by in the blink of an eye. Our promise to you is that we’ll never leave you on your own to figure it out. The Rollins approach to a personalized learning environment takes advantage of every moment to maximize engagement. We value hands-on research over rote memorization, mentorship over prescriptive lectures, and experiential learning above all else. Our advisors equip every incoming first-year student with a roadmap for finishing their degree in four years, backed by consistent monitoring and support throughout the Rollins experience. It’s part of our Finish in Four promise, which ensures that you’ll get the most out of your time here.

Personalized Preparation

Inside and outside the classroom, you’ll forge relationships with fellow students, successful alumni, and expert faculty deeply invested in your personal and professional development.

  • 17

    Average Class Size

  • 11:1

    Student-Faculty Ratio

  • No. 1

    Commitment to Undergraduate Teaching

  • 2X

    Students Who Had a Mentor are Twice as Likely to Thrive

Professor Barry Allen with environmental science students in Costa Rica.

Our professors know a lot, starting with your name

You’ll forge lifelong relationships with our expert professors through our intimate, discussion-based courses and one-on-one advising. That student-faculty bond is strengthened while working side by side on everything from original collaborative research to life-changing service projects and globetrotting field studies.

A lecture in progress.

The home of engaged learning

With an average class size of just 17, our personalized learning environment is designed to maximize engagement and support, and thanks to our 11:1 student-faculty ratio, our professors have the freedom to focus on you. It’s little wonder then that U.S. News & World Report ranked Rollins the No. 1 college in the South for undergraduate teaching in 2020 and 2021.

Two people working in a laboratory.

Mentors Matter Most

A recent Gallup report reveals that college graduates who had a professor who cared about them as a person, made them excited about learning, and encouraged them to pursue their dreams were twice as likely to thrive in their lives and careers. From expert faculty and alumni to peer mentors and dedicated advisors, you’re never alone on your Rollins journey.

Lauren Neldner

“From day one at Rollins, my professors cared about my interests, about me as a person. They implored me to reach out and explore, to get outside my comfort zone, where they knew I’d develop not just technical skills, but communication, problem-solving, and people skills. Because of this, I was able to become a leader both in my major and beyond.”

Lauren Neldner ’20

2019 Goldwater Scholar

Great Guides

Our professors are more than the South’s most committed teachers. They’re also fascinating human beings who employ everything from superheroes to prestige TV to capture your imagination.

Opiod Research with Zeynep Teymuroglu

Small Classes, Big Impact

At Rollins, our commitment to small, discussion-based classes drives deeper learning and deeper connection.

Biology professor Brendaliz Santiago-Narvaez and student Tiffany Rojas

Rollins Ranked in Top 3 for Undergraduate Teaching

U.S. News & World Report has recognized Rollins for its extraordinary commitment to teaching undergraduate students.

Rollins College English professor Jana Mathews engages students in class discussion.

Inside a Rollins Classroom

In small classes, big things happen. Through open discussion, hands-on learning, and close-knit mentorship from faculty who know your goals and dreams, you emerge as a confident critical thinker ready to make your mark.

Physics professor Whitney Coyle working with her students.

What It’s Like ... to Partner with Your Professor

Thanks to acoustical research they conducted alongside physics professor Whitney Coyle, Makayle Kellison ’25 and Maggie Kuffskie ’25 played a role in the historic launch of the Artemis I rocket.

Professor Eric Smaw

Smaw Selected as an ACS Mellon Academic Leadership Fellow

The appointment will enable philosophy professor Eric Smaw to serve as Special Assistant to the Provost for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB), where he will oversee ongoing diversity initiatives for the College.

Shan-Estelle Brown speaks with a student during a class session.

Magnifying the Moment

Whether it’s in the classroom or the community, anthropology professor Shan-Estelle Brown is committed to finding real solutions for issues of health inequality.

A Rollins professor leads a discussion in an outdoor classroom.

See for Yourself

Get a feel for Rollins’ unique brand of engaged learning and personalized attention through one of our virtual or in-person visit experiences.

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