Lynn University

About Lynn University
Lynn University is an independent, innovative college based in Boca Raton, Florida.

With more than 2,500 students from 90 countries and nearly all 50 states, the school is consistently ranked among the top five most international schools by U.S. News and World Report’s Best Colleges.

Lynn’s NCAA Division II Fighting Knights have won 23 national titles,

its Conservatory of Music features a world-renowned faculty of performers,

and its nationally recognized Institute for Achievement and Learning empowers students with learning differences to become independent learners.

The school’s Dialogues of Learning curriculum, award-winning iPad® program and international student base help Lynn graduates gain the intellectual flexibility and global experience to fulfill their potential in an ever-changing world. For more information, visit

University South Florida at Florimont

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Vist by Anne Mockensturm

NCA Division 1 – cross country, football, tennis, soccer, track and field, basketball, women’s volleyball.

Hockey – club hockey time.

Global research university. Required to live on campus 1st year.  Different kinds of housing.

Most classes had 20-30 students.

Many resources on campus – residence systems – international student services office.  Counselling, writing lab, tutoring centre.

Wakeboarding club.  30 minutes from beach.  Great climate. Greek life.  Common interest group.  Chocolate group!  Whatever you can think of…Club cricket champions.  Intra-murals – students v students within the university.

Very IB-friendly. Good writing and critical-thinking skills.  SAT or ACT.  OWN APPLICATION SYSTEM – NOT ON COMMON APP.  They do super-scoring.

No SAT subject tests required.

Scholarships – they calculate a GPA score.

You can apply for particular tracks – vague direction you wish to go.

Scholarships office – NCAA.

Opportunity to do research.  Anne’s sister – 1st semester – assistantship to a professor – helped co-author psychology chapter.  She took the initiative.

Study Florida

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Email from this organisation –


We are writing today to introduce you to StudyFlorida, a new and growing educational consortium of institutions of higher education in Florida. OACAC was our official launch and we are pleased to begin sharing with you the opportunities available for educational study in this beautiful state.

You may know Florida as a premier vacation destination, but we also want you to know there is more to our State than relaxation. Florida is the home of nationally and internationally recognized institutions of higher learning and cutting-edge technology. Our location gives us ideal access to provide opportunities in business and management, biological and marine sciences, engineering and aeronautics, and art and design. Small liberal arts colleges of 700 students to research universities of more than 20,000, there are endless opportunities for students interested in pursuing their passions in our State. Looking beyond the sand and sun, we’re sure you’ll be as excited about the opportunities for higher education as we are.

Florida continues to be a prime destination for international students as they consider their educational options in the United States. The StudyFlorida consortium was created to help students, families, counselors and colleges and universities connect. We are a not-for-profit professional association comprised of public and private, two-year and four-year, regionally accredited, non-profit educational institutions in the state of Florida. Our primary purpose is to connect international students with educational opportunities in the State of Florida. With the diversity of educational opportunities in this beautiful state, students will find the right climate for their educational and personal pursuits, right here in paradise.

Connect with us! Our members are eager to connect with students and counselors to introduce them to opportunities in Florida. Information about the consortium and our member institutions can be found on our website.

We look forward to working with you and your students. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with questions.

On behalf of the StudyFlorida Board,

April Crabtree
Associate Director of Admission/Coordinator of International Admission, Eckerd College
Chair of the Board, StudyFlorida

StudyFlorida Board of Directors:
Eckerd College, April Crabtree
Florida Institute of Technology, Stacey Reeder
Santa Fe College, Dan Rodkin
St. Petersburg College, Ramona Kirsch
Stetson University, Rebecca Hansen
University of South Florida, Brooke Cutler
University of Tampa, Jaini Chhaya

University of South Florida, Tampa Bay

Screen Shot 2014-07-08 at 12.45.44  Generous scholarships for international students.  E.g. IB, cultural ambassadors (reaching back to their country’s students).

Dr Ralph Wilcox – Provost and Exec VP.

100 public universities recognized for their research – USF is in top 50 for science unis.  Health, literacy, climate change – applied problem-solving.  Learning communities (similar to colleges) around the campus.

Competitively priced – « we kept it that way ».  Lots of international students.  Education abroad experience is expected – partner institutions.  3k international students – 140 countries represented.  But not the majority – revenue-generation is not driving their globalisation push.

240 different degree programs offered.  Other campuses at St Petersberg and Eckerd. 1600 professors.  In 2012, 1 professor selected as professor of the year.  Behavioural sciences.  Business.

Provost –

Why USF?  Ballet, modern dance, music performance, college education.  Everything is offered.  Lower IELTS scored accepted and bridge programs provided to help raise their level.

Salsa club.

DL comment – v international feel to student body, extremely friendly and helpful.  Form great friendships with other students from all over the world.

Dr Kaw – Professor of Mech Engineering.  Good teaching-research balance.

40k students.  V diverse international students – China, India, Saudi, Venezuela, Taiwan, South Korea. etc

Florida as retirement destination means lots of emphasis on medicine and bioscience.

Direct admission – 1200 SATs.  Accelerated – 2.5 GPA.