Flagler College---A Hidden Gem

<p>I wanted to share with everyone out there a college I recently came across down here in Florida that is a hidden gem----Flagler College. There is little if anything about it on College Confidential. I think that for some of the kids on CC, it deserves further examination.</p>

<p>It is located in St Augustine, which is a beautiful spot.</p>

<p>While it is a private college, for some reason, it has very low tuition. You would expect the tuition to be like that of an expensive LAC.</p>

<p>I fell in love with the school when I was sight-seeing in St Augustine.</p>

<p>The college is in an old, restored, luxury hotel, built in the 1920s.</p>

<p>The kid's eat their meals in the dining room of the old hotel.</p>

<p>It has a bit of a conservative bent--for example, boys can't enter the girl's dorms.</p>

<p>Academically, it is probably just average, but I would say that it is equal to or better than some lower ranked state universities. </p>

<p>And for you guys out there, there is a big female/male imbalance, in your favor.</p>

<p>And St Augustine is a very nice place.</p>

<p>So if you are just a B student, and don't have particularly high standardized test scores, Flagler College, in my opinion, is worthy of checking out. And if you are not a Floridian, they would probably like you, to increase their "geographic diversity". My son is over-qualified for it, because he got high SAT scores, but 49% of me wishes he wasn't, because I would think it would be a great place for a kid to go to school.</p>

<p>To me, it really is a hidden gem, especially for those kids not qualified to attend many of the lofty schools that get the most attention on College Confidential.</p>

<p>Good write-up.</p>

<p>Hey, I'm glad to see a promo for Flagler :] It definitely is a hidden gem. </p>

<p>The Ponce de Leon Hotel was actually built in 1887 though. Also, I got pretty high SAT scores & I attend Flagler. The admissions board isn't overly concerned about high school scores & GPAs, but rather the scholastic and social potential of the applicant, which I think is wonderful.</p>

<p>I didn't mean to be rude or anything, honestly, I just wanted to clarify a bit.</p>