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Rollins College Florida

Background Information

Rollins College Florida’s oldest recognized college in the State was founded in 1885. The college was named in honor of one of the earliest benefactors, Chicago businessman Alonzo Rollins. As a private Liberal Arts college, Rollins provides a college experience of a college campus that is right in the heart of the Winter Park community.  Within the framework of a liberal arts program, the more than 1,700 undergraduate students enjoy small classes and personal interaction with an accomplished faculty that is noted for innovative teaching and scholarship. Contiguously recognized by publications such as U.S. News and World Report as a top ranked Southern college.

The Campus of Rollins College Florida

The historic 70-acre campus is nestled on the shores of Lake Virginia. With its beautiful Spanish-Mediterranean architecture, Rollins provides a unique setting for academic pursuits and community involvement. In keeping with its liberal arts philosophy, the campus is home to the Annie Russell Theatre, longest running theater in Florida , and the Cornell Fine Arts Museum , featuring the oldest collection of American and European art in Florida. The interdenominational Knowles Memorial Chapel is used for weddings, musical performances and Protestant service, Sunday mornings and Catholic Mass Sunday evenings.

Educational Options at Rollins

Rollins offers both Bachelor and Master’s degree programs. Undergraduates can choose from more than 500 courses in 28 different majors.
At the graduate level, degrees are offered in Mental Health Counseling, Education, Human Resources, Liberal Studies and Business Administration. The Crummer Graduate School of Business at Rollins is consistently ranked as one of the top MBA program by Forbes and Business Week.
The evening studies division of Rollins College, The Hamilton Holt School, was designed for adults seeking professional or personal growth. Programs are designed for those seeking a bachelor’s or a master’s degree.

Notable Alumni from Rollins

There is large list of alumni who either attended or graduated from Rollins College Florida.   Most notable Rollins alumni are Fred Rogers, class of 51 and F. Duane Ackerman, class of 64.  Actor Buddy Ebsen attended Rollins in 1927 when his family lived in the Orlando area.

How to get to Rollins College

Rollins College is located at 1000 Holt Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32789. The campus of Rollins College is located in picturesque Winter Park about 15 minutes north of Downtown Orlando and can be accessed at the southern end of Park Avenue where it intersects with W. Fairbanks Avenue.

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