Rollins has a way of growing on you. This seems to be the general consensus among students, as even those who may have been dubious at first find themselves happy with their college choice in time. Starting college can be a major change, and entering Rollins feels a little like entering another world. Maybe it has something to do with the paradise-like setting, or the constant notion of being at an expensive country club. Whatever the cause may be, Rollins is different from most other colleges. The small size of Rollins is generally considered a major plus, academically. Students praise the fact that they are never a number. At Rollins, you can expect one-on-one attention, no TAs, and inspired teachers who really want to impart their knowledge. Many students spoke of their high regard for the professors and gratitude for the many opportunities afforded them through the college. Academically, Rollins doesn't disappoint and frequently exceeds the expectations of entering freshmen.
In regards to social life, the small size of Rollins is not always considered a plus. In a short amount of time, you will come to know most of the student body-if not in person, by reputation or word of mouth. This can make for either close-knit relationships or inescapable rumors. In addition, some criticize the actual student body for being snobby or unfriendly. This seems to depend on the crowd students associate with, however, and most agree that with a little effort, anyone can find a group of students they relate to. Once settled in and accustomed to Rollins life, it's hard for many to imagine leaving. This small liberal arts school has an environment all its own. For those who like warm weather, want intimate classes, can withstand the occasional rumor, are attracted to designer labels when shopping (optional, but doesn't hurt), and feel comfortable in a close-knit environment of their peers, Rollins may be the perfect match.