Flagler College, St. Augustine, Florida

Flagler College, in St. Augustine, Florida, several miles from the beach, is the most beautiful campus I’ve visited, with many buildings on the National Register of Historic Places. The main building is a resort, built by oil magnate Henry Flagler in 1888, with Spanish-Moorish Renaissance Revival architecture.

The school is a private liberal arts college with an in-state, public university cost. The 2011-2012 cost for tuition, fees, room and board was $22,500. If you are a B/B+ student, somewhat conservative, and looking to go South you may want to consider it.

The school has around 2,500 students, small classes, a small campus in the center of St. Augustine and a 19-acre athletic complex two miles away. About 40 per cent of students are from out of the state of Florida. The school is a member of NCAA Division II.

Flagler has a limited number of majors in selected liberal arts and pre-professional disciplines. The most unusual majors are deaf education and sport management. The biggest majors are business administration, psychology, sport management, communication, and education.

The college has been making changes academically. Freshmen take a keystone seminar investigating cultural identity and communal values, drawing materials from a variety of disciplines. To improve transition to college, Flagler developed clusters of courses around a central interdisciplinary theme with each class attended by the same students.

All Freshmen are required to live on campus. The residence halls are all single-sex residence halls and students are not allowed to visit rooms or halls of students of the opposite sex.

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