Florida State University

The FSU experience is a unique blend that gives students the best of both worlds -- the active, personal and residential feel of a much smaller college merged with the academic power of a large, preeminent research university having the highest doctoral research classification. You may be aware of our successful athletics programs, but in the past decade more than 250 students have won the most competitive national academic and leadership awards, including three Rhodes Scholarships in recent years. Our students are highly engaged in leadership, community service, entrepreneurship, study abroad, undergraduate research, or any of 700 student organizations.Florida State is a destination campus, and it shows. Most of our students come from great distances to the state capital for the opportunity to join our community. The campus is student centered, and our students graduate at a higher rate than at most comparable institutions. When you combine our student success with our relatively low costs, you see why we often are rated as one of the top educational values in the nation.Our 17 colleges offer more than 340 undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees and cover a broad array of disciplines critical to society today. With many of our disciplines ranked among the countrys best, we stand firmly among the nations top 50 public universities. Led by our distinguished faculty, which has included six Nobel laureates and numerous eminent scholars in many areas of the arts and sciences, our academic programs continue to receive major recognition for their overall strength. Our excellence also shines beyond traditional academic settings. Our international programs are unparalleled with more than 60 programs in over 20 locations. In the area of athletics, our student-athletes continue to perform at championship levels, both on and off the field. Our students supplement their academic pursuits each year with hundreds of thousands of hours of community service outside of the classroom. In immeasurable ways, this University reaches out to our community, region, state, and nation. This level of service has been recognized by the Carnegie Foundation, which has selected Florida State University for inclusion in its prestigious Community Engagement classification.Our Honors Programs, Office of National Fellowships, Office of Undergraduate Research, and Student Veterans Center are just a few of the programs here on campus that show our strong commitment to help our more than 30,000 undergraduates reach their highest academic goals. To provide further support for student success, the Universitys Garnet and Gold Scholar Society program awards undergraduates a credential affirming their leadership, professional, citizenship, and/or research skills while building collaborative relationships in the academic, local, or global community.With a dedicated faculty and staff, a commitment to strong undergraduate and graduate programs that prepare students for the marketplace, and a research agenda that contributes to our world economy and quality of life, Florida State University is a leader in higher education. We plan to make you a leader as well.

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School Details

school_type year_founded religious_affiliation academic_calendar year_2016_endowment address telephone
Public, Coed 1851 N/A Semester $584.5 million + Tallahassee, FL 32306 (850) 644-2525
overall score total score state city online paying global
54 100.0 Florida Tallahassee 160 173 37
Key Value
ID 207
Tuition $6,507 (2017-18)
Room and Board $10,458 (2017-18)
Total Enrollment 41,368
Application Deadline Feb. 7
Application Fee $30
Acceptance Rate 58%
Description When applying to Florida State University, it's important to note the application deadline is Feb. 7. The application fee at Florida State University is $30. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due Feb. 7. It is more selective, with an acceptance rate of 58 percent.


Title Value
Application deadline Feb. 7
Early decision deadline N/A
Application fee $30
Common Application accepted No
Deadline for housing deposit N/A


Title Value
Admission interview Neither required/recommended
Required standardized tests Either SAT or ACT
SAT/ACT scores must be received by Feb. 7

Entering Class Stats

Title Value
Selectivity More selective
Fall 2016 acceptance rate 58%
Early decision acceptance rate N/A

Transfer Students

Title Value
Accepting applications Fall, Spring, Summer
Minimum credits to apply 12
Minimum required college GPA 3
Has guaranteed admission agreement with at least one other institution Yes
Guaranteed admission agreement URL Http://www.tcc.fl.edu/academics/transfer-options/tcc2fsu/

International Students

Title Value
Separate application form required No
Conditional admission offered No
Early decision or early action options available Neither early decision nor early action
TOEFL (paper) Required of some
TOEFL (internet-based) Required of some
Michigan Test Required of some
IELTS Required of some
SAT Required of some
SAT Subject N/A
ACT Required of some
Advance deposit required No
TOEFL accepted instead of SAT or ACT No
International student contact Lori Hamilton, Associate Director of Admission, (850) 644-6200, admissions@admin.fsu.edu