We Bought Your Name + 9 More Ways We’ll Invest in You

We paid good money for the opportunity to talk with you. Why? Well, based on your academic performance, we think you’re exactly the kind of student who will thrive here at Rollins College.

We’d love to know more about you—like what you’re passionate about, what you want to study in college, and what you want to do after graduation. First, though, we want you to know a little more about us. Let’s start with nine of the many ways Rollins is ready to invest in you and your future.

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By Faye TydlaskaVice President for Admission and Financial Aid, Rollins College

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1. We’ll never treat you like just a number.

Welcome to Rollins: The epicenter of engaged learning. Here, you’ll find no overflowing auditoriums, boring lectures, or uninspired professors. At Rollins, you’ll be mentored by expert faculty every day, helping you unlock your unique potential to make tomorrow brighter, smarter, and more open to possibility.

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2. We’ll give you access to a treasure trove of aid.

At Rollins, we believe every promising student deserves access to a transformational education. Each year, our students receive more than $50 million in state, federal, and institutional resources, and 85 percent of Rollins students receive some form of financial aid. Those in the know are taking notice. University Research & Review recently named Rollins a Best Value School, and Money.com named Rollins one of the country’s top 50 colleges for merit aid.

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3. We’ll open the door to a world of adventure.

Rollins offers more than 90 international programs every year, and every semester Rollins students see and do things around the world that most people only dream of—like hiking Mount Kilimanjaro, hopping a train through the French Alps, and scuba diving an effervescent Bahamian reef. From semester- and summer-long programs to one-of-a-kind faculty-led field studies, you’ll explore the world and test your ability to make it better.

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4. We’ll give you the time of your life.

From one-of-a-kind traditions to hundreds of ways to get involved, Rollins offers ample avenues to find your anchor and pursue your passions. Whether you’re paddle boarding on Lake Virginia between classes or learning to lead through one of our more than 100 student-run clubs and organizations, every day is a new adventure.

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5. We’ll surround you with mentors.

A recent Gallup report reveals that having a mentor during college was the single most important factor to postgraduate success. At Rollins, you’ll find mentors at every turn. You’ll have the support of Rollins’ Peer Mentors, second-, third-, and fourth-year Tars who help ensure your #RollinsLife is amazing from day one. You’ll have dedicated advisors who will help augment your academic experience through study abroad, community engagement, and elite internship and research opportunities. You’ll get career and life advice from like-minded alumni who went before you. Most of all, you’ll find meaningful mentors in your professors.

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6. We’ll help you develop in-demand skills and experience.

In a recent survey, 87 percent of hiring managers rate it very important that recent college graduates demonstrate the ability to apply knowledge and skills in real-world settings. From world-class internships and career-making mentorship to eye-opening international adventure and life-changing service, Rollins’ Gateway helps our students develop skills and experience that give them a competitive advantage in today’s—and tomorrow’s—job markets.

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7. We’ll put you in the thick of one of America’s fastest-growing job markets.

Our lakeside campus is situated in the heart of Winter Park, Florida, a friendly, cosmopolitan community on the edge of Orlando, one of the fastest-growing cities in the U.S. Forbes ranked Orlando among the top 10 best cities for jobs in 2020 and Inc. ranked Rollins’ hometown in the top 20 best cities to start a business in 2020. As a Rollins grad, you’ll be ready to lead anywhere in the world, but thanks to Orlando’s status as one of the nation’s best cities for college grads, you won’t have far to look.

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8. We’re making your new home away from home even better.

Everyone from The Princeton Review to Condé Nast Traveler has ranked Rollins as one of the country’s most beautiful college campuses. Well, one of the nation’s top college campuses is set to get even better thanks to more than $85 million in campus enhancements over the next two years. From a sprawling new lakeside residence hall to a new state-of-the-art dining center, life at Rollins is better than ever.

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9. We’ll give you a future-proof education.

For more than 130 years, we’ve held firm to the belief that a college education should do far more than prepare you for your first job. A Rollins education prepares you for a lifetime of learning—of not only adapting to change but leading that change. In a time where the careers of tomorrow have yet to be created, our innovative, interdisciplinary education equips you with the expertise to success as the world evolves.

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