What is it Like to Attend Rollins College?

Kori earned her bachelor's degree in business from Rollins College. She specializes in economics tutoring, Spanish tutoring, and a number of other subjects. Below, she shares her experience at Rollins College:

Describe the campus setting and transportation options. 

Kori: Many students carpool with other students to campus daily. Rollins College also has a small bus that takes students to a few different locations, which is very convenient for those who don’t have a car on campus. I always felt safe when on campus and thoroughly enjoyed my time there.

How available are the professors, academic advisers, and teaching assistants?

Kori: The professors, advisers, and TAs were amazing. They usually gave out their phone numbers so we could reach them easily, but they were always available through email as well. They could almost always plan time over the phone, Skype, or in person within three days of the first email sent to them to meet with students.

How would you describe the dorm life—rooms, dining options, location, socialization opportunities with other students?

Kori: I didn’t live in the dorms and preferred the space off-campus living provided, but Rollins has amazing dining and social activities. Campus has multiple cafes that have different snacks, pastries, and drinks. The dining hall offers different options daily, a soup and salad bar, coffee and tea machines, a sushi bar, and sandwiches. The Boathouse is a fresh deli where they sell wraps, sandwiches, and daily specials.

Which majors/programs are best represented and supported? 

Kori: While we’re a liberal arts school, Rollins College is also a heavily accredited business school with amazing professors. I studied business and loved my teachers, the opportunities provided to me, and the guest speakers we had. My professors did an excellent job showing us how to apply our learnings in the real world.

How easy or difficult was it for you to meet people and make friends as a freshman? Does Greek life play a significant role in the campus social life?

Kori: My freshman year I met people through many different events. I was a part of Greek life, but unfortunately withdrew during my senior year. It was an amazing experience, just one that I grew out of. It’s very easy, regardless of if you join Greek life, to make friends on campus.

How helpful are the Career Center and other student support services? Do many reputable companies recruit on campus? 

Kori: Excellent companies recruit on campus. The Career Center offers LinkedIn and resume building workshops, as well as private appointments to help students with their job search.

How are the various study areas such as libraries, the student union, and dorm lounges?

Kori: The campus has many study places for students to take advantage of. The Olin Library has both group and private study areas, with each floor geared toward different types of study. Each residence hall has lounges for students to study in as well.

Describe the surrounding town.

Kori: Rollins College is in Winter Park, FL, about 10 minutes from downtown and two minutes from Park Avenue, which has lots of shops, cafes, and restaurants. It’s a very nice area with museums, nightlife, and something for everyone.

How big or small is the student body? Were you generally pleased or displeased with the typical class sizes?

Kori: There are about 2,450 students at Rollins College. Once enrolled in major-related courses, the largest class I had was 20 students and the smallest I had was eight. I loved the small classes and the easy access to my teachers who would provide extra help whenever needed.

Describe one memorable experience with a professor and/or class. Perhaps one you loved the most or one you regret the most.

Kori: I took a listening class as an elective in the spring of 2016 and it was amazing. I learned so much during this course that stuck with me. The course taught us about listening, speaking, and how and when to form and comprehend things said by others.


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