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For those seeking “an excellent education in a beautiful location,” Flagler College is a small comprehensive liberal arts school in Florida that offers a “comfortable atmosphere,” “tons of history and culture,” and “a perfect ratio of professors to student.” The school’s strong education program is a huge draw here, but there are plenty of other strong programs in Flagler’s twenty-five available majors. Hard workers get noticed, and there are plenty of opportunities to excel outside of the classroom, which “has been the most valuable aspect,” according to one student.

The faculty here is “extremely enthusiastic about their jobs” and “very knowledgeable in their fields,” though “there are a few that I don’t think have real direction,” says a student. Nevertheless, most are “always willing to meet and discuss work outside of the classroom,” and the fact that “it is pretty easy to get to know the professors within your major on a personal basis makes things a lot easier and comfortable.” This close-knit community breeds an environment where every person actively wants “to share experiences and knowledge with the faculty and other students.” Class time is treated as an “intellectual journey,” wherein one main question or discussion topic is introduced, and students explore every aspect of it using the professor as the tour guide. “This system the professors at Flagler College have evokes curiosity from all students, leaving very little room for confusion.”

Aside from the “ample help from teachers,” the “personable” administration is “good at communicating to all students via school e-mail.” The attendance policy can be tough on some students—“you only get a certain number of absences, excused or unexcused, before you get dropped from a course”—but most still know that this tough love is in place to help students be “encouraged in a way that leads to excellent work.” The best classes are the ones with eight or so people in them, as “you really lean on each other throughout the semester.”

Student Body

Your typical Flagler student is “easygoing and very laid-back” (“How can you not be with the beach five miles away?” asks a student) as well as “super nice and friendly.” It’s not difficult to fit in at Flagler College, because “there is a crowd for everybody, despite the small size of the student body,” even if this student body as a whole is a bit “homogenous.” All students provide different viewpoints and “seem to be very respectful of others’ views.” There are quite a few surfers and artistic types, and even these groups are “very motivated and ready to broaden their education.”

Campus Life

Life is “pretty chill at Flagler,” where “homework usually isn’t too bad most of the time.” As far as making friends, this “relaxed,” happy lot has no problems. “Attend a few of the many social activities that Flagler College offers. It’s really easy to make friends there!” suggests one student. On the first Friday of the month, all the art galleries “throw their doors wide open and serve treats,” and the “casual and quaint” tourist-centric town of St. Augustine “is an awesome place to spend your time, walking around, going out to eat, and doing a little bit of shopping.” Campus activities tend to “die around 7:00 P.m.,” and many students tend to live nearby off campus (due to Flagler College residential rules, which restrict interdorm visiting, drugs, and alcohol).

Sunny days mean “the pool and West lawn are the places to be,” and on weekends, “many times we drive to Jacksonville and go out at night there.” Biking, beach volleyball, and walking along the sand dunes are just some of the beachy pastimes here, where “the beach mentality triumphs, including surfer culture.” The campus itself “is beautiful, we sometimes even compare it to Hogwarts,” says a student.

Contact & Visit

Campus Visits Contact

Ms. Philadelphia Zimmermann
Senior Assistant Director of Admissions

Office of Admissions
74 King Street
St. Augustine, FL 32084



Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Ringhaver Student Center
Proctor Library
Campus Courtyard
Dining Hall
Flagler College Sports Complex
Ponce de Leon Hall, along with several other buildings on our campus, is on the national historic register.

Most Popular Places Off Campus
St. George Street
The Castillo de San Marcos
Local Beaches
Local Coffee Shops/Restaurants
Local Bookstores
Flagler College is located in downtown St. Augustine in the midst of historical buildings and the splendor of old Florida.

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: 9:30am, 11:30am, 1:30pm, 2:30pm
Average Length: 2 hours

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews

Information Sessions

9:30am, 11:30am, 1:30pm, 2:30pm

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available

Contact Athletic Department

Advance Notice
3 weeks

Contact Email Address for Visit

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available



Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Private local taxis and bus. Shuttle services and taxis Jacksonville International Airport in Jacksonville, FL

Driving Instructions to Campus
1.Take I-95 SOUTH from JACKSONVILLE AIRPORT go 24.5 mi 2. Take the US-1 exit, exit #339 - go 0.2 mi 3. Continue towards US-1 SOUTH - go lt; 0.1 mi 4. Turn on US-1 SOUTH - go 7.4 mi 5. US-1 SOUTH becomes US-1 N/US-1 SOUTH - go 15.1 mi 6. Continue on N PONCE DE LEON BLVD - go 2.6 mi 7. Continue on MALAGA ST - go 0.2 mi 8. Turn on KING ST - go 0.4 mi

Local Accommodations
Best Western Historical Inn (904) 829-9088 Casa Monica Hotel (904) 827-1888 Comfort Suites of Downtown St. Augustine (904) 829-2292 Doubletree by Hilton (904) 825-1923 Hilton-Historic Bayfront (904) 829-2277


Applicants: 4,921
Acceptance Rate: 57%
Average HS GPA: 3.46



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