Rachel Branch

Dean of Admissions

Rachel Branch


San Juan, Puerto Rico

Graduated from Flagler College in 2006.

Why did you choose to attend Flagler?

I visited Flagler College with my family during the summer in between my junior and senior year of high school. The minute I set foot on campus for my tour, I knew Flagler was the place for me. I loved the smaller campus and the proximity to the beach. I felt at home on Flagler’s campus. After I graduated in 2006, I moved away to Richmond, VA for a year and knew I needed to figure out a way to make St. Augustine my permanent home. I began working for Flagler College in 2007 and I am so lucky to call both Flagler College and St. Augustine my home.

Tip(s) for incoming students

Approach college with an open mind and open heart.

Tip(s) for applicants

Use your essay to tell us about yourself. We want to hear about you and what makes you a great fit for Flagler!

Fully embrace all that Flagler College and St. Augustine has to offer you during your time in at the College. Four years will go by so quickly and there really is so much to experience during that short amount of time!

Tip(s) for applicants

Be sincere and genuine in your essay. I love reading about you and your experiences… your essay can make or break your application!