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Rollins College

Founded in 1885 by New England Congregationalists who sought to bring their style of liberal arts education to the Florida frontier, Rollins is a four-year, coeducational institution and the first recognized college in Florida.

Bachelor's programmes

Humanities (6)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (6)
Arts, Design & Architecture (4)
Business & Management (2)
Computer Science & IT (1)
Education & Training (1)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)



One afternoon in 1880, Lucy Cross had a vision: a college in Central Florida. Five years later, Rollins became the first college in the area, and is now the oldest recognized college in the state. Since that day, we have aspired to empower our students to see a vision of how the world could be and to provide them with the tools to effect the change they envision.


Rollins features small classes taught by renowned faculty. Our academics are enhanced by study-abroad and internship opportunities as well as ways to be engaged on campus and in the community.


The Office of Institutional Research provides the College and public communities with non-confidential, current, institutional information.


The Center for Career & Life Planning at Rollins College offers a variety of services and resources to students and alumni, designed to reinforce the personal, social, and intellectual development fostered by a liberal arts education.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

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Student services

The Office of International Student & Scholar Services (OISSS) is committed to the values and principles of international education by providing programs & services that contribute to the thriving of our international students and scholars in their successful adjustment to life in the U.S. and at Rollins, as well as their compliance with immigration responsibilities. Dedicated to diversity and inclusion, OISSS promotes the understanding of self and others through intercultural exchange and dialogue.  OISSS serves as the primary resource and advocate for the international community at Rollins.

Housing services

Rollins College features 19 on-campus residential facilities, which range from traditional coeducational residence halls and fraternity and sorority houses to furnished apartments for upperclass students and special residential organizations such as Pinehurst Cottage.

Library services

In addition to serving current Rollins faculty, staff, and students, the Olin Library provides services to alumni and members of the community.

Medical services

The Wellness Center provides non-judgmental, inclusive, and confidential health services and counseling to currently enrolled students, as well as outreach, health promotion, collaboration with faculty and staff, and strategic wellness interventions.

Student Life

Campus life

Rollins is located in Winter Park, Florida, an attractive and historic residential community adjacent to the city of Orlando. Our award-winning campus is situated on the shores of beautiful Lake Virginia and adjacent to the first-class dining, shopping, and entertainment options of Winter Park’s famous Park Ave.

Sports facilities

  • Alfond Swimming Pool (men's and women's swimming, campus recreation)
  • Barker Family Stadium at Cahall-Sandspur Field (men's and women's soccer, men's and women's lacrosse, intramurals)
  • Alfond Boathouse (water skiing, sailing)
  • Alfond Stadium at Harper-Shepherd Field (baseball)
  • Bert W. Martin Tennis Complex and Copeland Stadium (men's and women's tennis)
  • Tiedtke Tennis Courts (men's and women's tennis, campus recreation)
  • U.T. Bradley Boathouse (men's and women's rowing)
  • Rollins Softball Stadium at Martin Luther King, Jr. Park (softball)

Student clubs

Working closely with the heads of the student cultural organizations we work to help cultural organizations gain visibility on campus through programming and increased membership. Through this program cultural organizations at Rollins College will raise their visibility, amplify their collective voices, and build connections with each other and the rest of the Rollins community.


Rollins College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, and master's, and doctoral degrees.

Student Reviews

My Rollins Experience
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

The small class size of Rollins is extremely beneficial to those who accelerate by learning through discussion and rather than lecture learning. This also allowed for close relationships with professors leading to study sessions with professors during free times and in my case, being a research assistant. My hand skills in the research labs allowed me to be published on a...

Go Rollins!
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Amazing International Experience and great Professors. I learned a lot!

Winter Park, Florida, United States

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