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Florida Polytechnic University

Florida Poly is the nation’s leading institution of change, engineered from the ground up to push the boundaries of education in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

Bachelor's programmes

Computer Science & IT (2)

About

History

Florida Poly was established on April 20, 2012 to advance the state’s economy. We’ve established a name for ourselves as a university with a rigorous curriculum, advanced research equipment, and a focus on solving industry problems with creative solutions.

Education

Florida Poly offers STEM minded high school students like you an alternative — a dynamic, research-based and hands-on science, technology, engineering, and math education delivered with the small-campus, one-on-one attention you'll find at a selective private college.

Research

Applied research is more than a buzzword at Florida Poly. From classroom demonstrations to our open laboratories, we believe solutions to today’s problems are just a big idea away.

Renowned University researchers partner with industry and tech leaders to advance knowledge and technology in growing, in-demand fields.

Career

Florida Poly’s Academic Success Center puts on a semi-annual career and internship fair for students to connect with employers from across the country. This is a networking opportunity for students to land an internship or a job after college.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

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Services

Student services

Established in 2014, the Student Government Association (SGA) acts as the students’ voice to the University’s leadership, campus community, and public at large. In order to provide a positive college experience for all students at Florida Polytechnic University, the association approves funds, regulates campus-sponsored clubs, and advocates for students and their rights.

Housing services

On-campus living and dining are an essential part of the University experience. They literally fuel education and growth. At Florida Poly, the supportive, family-like environment extends to the residence and dining facilities and helps boost academic and personal success.

Two modern residence halls are central to the growing Florida Poly campus. They are an equally easy walk to the iconic Innovation, Science, and Technology building where classes are held and the dining and fitness facilities. Students enjoy the latest technology and accommodations in a setting that’s prime for continuous learning.

Library services

The library includes a digital collection of more 150,000 full-text e-book volumes that are a mixture of owned and licensed materials. The collection would require more than 15,000 linear feet of stack area for shelving of books if they were not in digital format.

ICT services

Academic Technology and Support Services

Responsible for:

  • IT Help Desk
  • Classroom and Lab Technology Support
  • Canvas (learning management system) Administration
  • Supercomputer Administration and Management

Medical services

The Health Clinic offers a variety of healthcare services. The Health Clinic is provided by Lakeland Regional Health and is staffed by a Registered Nurse. Students can stop by the clinic for general medical services addressing acute conditions, minor illnesses, and injuries. The Clinic can also provide referrals to local health care providers and specialists as needed.

Student Life

Campus life

Florida Poly is located along Interstate 4 at the heart of Florida’s High-Tech Corridor in the city of Lakeland, halfway between Tampa and Orlando. Like its name implies, Lakeland is known for its waterfront neighborhoods and more than 60 miles of biking and walking trails. The city has a vibrant downtown filled with shops, restaurants, parks and performing arts venues.

Sports facilities

Florida Poly prioritizes student physical and mental health and has developed recreation facilities that offer exceptional access while capitalizing on Florida’s mild climate.

Facilities include: 

  • Student Development Center gym 
  • Student Development Center swimming pool 
  • Beach volleyball court 
  • Basketball/tennis courts 
  • Recreation field 

Student clubs

There's more to the college experience than lectures and lab work. Florida Poly has more than 35 student clubs that are run by students for students. Students are encouraged to pursue their passions and explore new interest by joining a club.

  • Anime Club
  • Artivity Club
  • Phoenix Archers
  • Diversity Club
  • Florida Poly Mutants 
  • The Hammock Club
  • Latin American Student Association (LASA)
  • Media Club
  • Music Association
  • National Society for Black Engineers (NSBE)
  • Phoenix Archers
  • Phoenix Swim Club
  • Purple Fire Robotics
  • Rise Up SVP (Sexual Violence Prevention)
  • Society of Women Engineers (SWE)

Accreditation

Florida Polytechnic University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) and ABET, the global accreditor of college and university programs in applied and natural science, computing, engineering, and engineering technology.

Lakeland, Florida, United States

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