Flagler College is an arts college based in Florida, which has roots dating back to 1968. It is a small residential college based on the coast, with Spanish architecture and a plethora of nooks and crannies for students to curl up with a book.
There are a variety of courses on offer for students, which include longstanding courses such as business, education, design, fine art, psychology, communication and sport management, alongside some of the more innovative new courses, like coastal environmental science.
Flagler has its own student-run newspaper called The Gargoyle, which in 2010, went online-only. In 2012, the renowned paper took first place for best independent online publication at the Society of Professional Journalists’ Mark of Excellence Region 3 awards. Since 2010, The Gargoyle has won nine Regional Mark of Excellence awards and published three more from Flagler Communication Department classes.
Flagler College offers students plenty to do, including 14 varsity sports, which include: golf, cross-country, soccer, basketball, cheerleading and tennis for both men and women. The teams play in Division II.
All first year students are required to live on campus during the year, unless living with parents within commuting distance, in order to ensure they are part of the thriving close-knit community on campus.
For first year students, Flagler offers a trip to Disney World at the beginning of the academic year to enable friendships to grow from the very beginning.
Notable alumni include professional basketball player who currently plays for the NLEX Road Warriors., Robert Reyes,Theresa Meeker, an actress and writer, and Scott Lagasse Jr., an American professional stock car racing driver who currently competes part-time in the NASCAR Xfinity Series.