Tuition & Fees

$6,507

$21,673

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

45%

55%

male

female

1
25

teacher

students

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Selective

55%

acceptance rate

Accepted 16,674
Declined + 13,154
Total Received 29,828
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Public

32,706

undergraduate students

8,124

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
8%
600-699
46%
500-599
44%
400-499
2%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
7%
600-699
48%
500-599
42%
400-499
3%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
6%
600-699
46%
500-599
45%
400-499
3%
300-399
0
200-299
0
30-36
28%
24-29
55%
18-23
16%
12-17
1%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
11%
24-29
69%
18-23
19%
12-17
1%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
11%
24-29
70%
18-23
19%
12-17
0
6-11
0
Below 6
0
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Fun Facts

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School Facts

Florida State, founded in 1851, is a public, comprehensive university. Its 463-acre campus is located within a mile of downtown Tallahassee.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 40,830
Established in 1851
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  AAFCS (American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences)
•  AAMFT (American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy)
•  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  ADiA (American Dietetic Association)
•  ALA (American Library Association)
•  APA (American Psychological Association)
•  ASHA (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association)
•  CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  CFA (CFA)
•  CIDA (Council for Interior Design Accreditation)
•  CORE (Council on Rehabilitation Education)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design)
•  NASD (National Association of Schools of Dance)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NASPAA (National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration)
•  NAST (National Association of Schools of Theatre)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  NRPA (National Recreation and Park Association)
•  PAB (Planning Accreditation Board)
•  SACS (Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

Tallahassee, FL

475-acre, suburban campus in Tallahassee (population: 186,411); branch campuses in Panama City, FL and abroad in Panama. Served by air, bus, and train; major airport serves Jacksonville (170 miles). Public transportation serves campus.

Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL 32306

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
19%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
63%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
31 fraternities 19% of male students
 
26 sororities 25% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
38%
Top 1/4
75%
Top 1/2
97%
Bottom 1/2
3%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
8%
600-699
46%
500-599
44%
400-499
2%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
7%
600-699
48%
500-599
42%
400-499
3%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
6%
600-699
46%
500-599
45%
400-499
3%
300-399
0
200-299
0
30-36
28%
24-29
55%
18-23
16%
12-17
1%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
11%
24-29
69%
18-23
19%
12-17
1%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
11%
24-29
70%
18-23
19%
12-17
0
6-11
0
Below 6
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee $30
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline January 15
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required of some
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Required

Selective

55%

acceptance rate

Accepted 16,674
Declined + 13,154
Total Received 29,828

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record

Important

Particular talent/ability
Standardized test scores
State residency

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Recommendations
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Interview
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment

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Admissions Contact

Janice Finney
Director of Admissions
P: 850 644-6200
F: 850 644-0197
admissions@admin.fsu.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $40,245,216
State $30,898,465
Institutional $24,387,542
Other external $4,199,664
Total $99,730,887

Non-need-based

Federal $2,000
State $13,415,323
Institutional $3,472,610
Other external $1,385,656
Total $18,275,589

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Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
diving
football
golf
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Atlantic Coast Conference (Division I, Football I-A)
Mascot
Seminoles
School colors
garnet and gold
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accompaniment
Accounting
Accounting Information Systems
Acting
Actuarial Science
Adult Education
Advertising
Aging Studies
American Dance Studies
American Law for Foreign Lawyers
American Studies
Analytical Chemistry
Anthropology
Apparel Design/Technology
Applied American Politics/Policy
Applied Computational Mathematical Sciences
Applied Economics
Applied Social Research
Applied/Computational Mathematics
Aquatic Environmental Science
Art Education
Art History
Art/Arts Administration
Arts Administration/Music
Asian Studies
Asian Studies/Business
Assurance Services
Athletic Training/Sports Medicine
Biochemistry
Biochemistry/Cell/Molecular Biology
Biological Oceanography
Biological Sciences
Biomedical Engineering
Biomedical Mathematics
Biomedical Science
Biomedical Sciences
Biostatistics
Brass Instruments
Business Administration
Chemical Engineering
Chemical Oceanography
Chemical Physics
Chemical Science
Chemical/Biochemical Engineering
Chemical/Environmental Engineering
Chemical/Materials Engineering
Chemistry
Child Development
Choral Conducting
Choral Music Education
Civil Engineering
Classical Archaeology
Classical Civilization
Classical Civilizations
Classics
Classics/Religion
Clinical Psychology
Clothing/Textiles
Cognitive Psychology
Communication Sciences/Disorders
Communication Studies
Communication Theory/Research
Community Health Education
Computational Biology
Computational Biology/Bioinformatics
Computational Molecular Biology
Computational Science
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Consumer Economics
Corporate Accounting
Corporate/Public Communication
Costume Design
Counseling Psychology/School Psychology
Creative Writing
Criminal Justice Studies
Criminology
Dance
Demography
Design/Technology
Developmental Psychology
Dietetics
Directing
Early Childhood Education
Economics
Education of the Mentally Disabled
Educational Administration/Leadership
Educational Leadership Administration
Educational Policy/Planning/Analysis
Electrical Engineering
Elementary Education
Emotional Disturbances/Learning Disabilities
Engineering Management
English
English Education
English/Business
Entrepreneurship/Small Business Management
Environmental Engineering
Environmental Studies
Exercise Physiology
Exercise Science
Family Relations
Family/Child Science
Family/Child/Consumer Sciences
Family/Consumer Science Education
Family/Consumer Sciences
Family/Consumer Sciences Education
Finance
Finance/Mathematics
Financial Mathematics
Food/Nutrition
Food/Nutrition Science
Food/Nutrition Sciences
French
French/Business
French/Francophone Studies
French/German
French/Italian
French/Russian
French/Spanish
Geographic Information Systems
Geography
Geological Oceanography
Geology
Geophysical Fluid Dynamics
German
German/Business
German/Italian
German/Russian
German/Spanish
Germanic Studies
Global Manufacturing
Graphic Design
Greek
Greek/Latin
Guitar
Harp
Harpsichord
Health Education
Higher Education
History
History/Philosophy of Education
History/Philosophy of Science
Hospitality Administration
Housing
Human Resources Management
Human Sciences
Humanities
Industrial Engineering
Information Security
Information Studies
Information Technology
Information/Management Science
Inorganic Chemistry
Institutional Research
Instructional Systems
Instrumental Conducting
Instrumental Music Education
Integrated Marketing/Management Communication
Interior Design
International Affairs
Italian
Italian Studies
Italian/Business
Italian/Russian
Italian/Spanish
Jazz Studies
Jazz/Contemporary Media
Latin
Latin American/Caribbean Studies
Learning/Cognition
Legal Studies
Library Studies
Lighting Design
Literature
Management
Management Information Systems
Marketing
Marriage/Family/Home Economics
Mass Communications
Mass Media Studies
Materials Engineering
Mathematics
Mathematics Education
Measurement/Statistics
Mechanical Engineering
Media Communications
Media Production
Mental Disabilities
Merchandising
Meteorology
Middle Eastern Studies
Middle Grades Mathematics Education
Molecular Biophysics
Motion Picture/Television/Recording Arts
Multilingual/Multicultural Education
Multinational Business Operations
Music Composition
Music Education
Music History
Music Performance
Music Theatre/Music
Music Theory
Music Therapy
Music/Liberal Arts
Musical Theatre/Theatre
Musicology
Neuroscience
Neuroscience/Biology
Neuroscience/Movement Science
Neuroscience/Psychology
Nuclear Chemistry
Nursing
Nursing/R.N. to B.S.N.
Nutrition/Fitness
Oceanography
Open/Distance Learning
Opera
Organ
Organic Chemistry
Percussion
Philosophy
Physical Chemistry
Physical Education
Physical Oceanography
Physics
Physics/Biology
Physics/Biology/Pre-Medicine
Physics/Biophysics
Physics/Computer Science
Physics/Education
Physics/Environmental Science
Physics/Geology
Physics/Government
Physics/Health Physics
Physics/Management
Physics/Music Technology
Physics/Oceanography
Physics/Philosophy
Piano
Piano Pedagogy
Policy/Political Communication
Political Science
Pre-Dentistry
Pre-Law
Pre-Medical
Pre-Ministry
Pre-Optometry
Pre-Pharmacy
Pre-Physical Therapy
Pre-Veterinary
Professional Communication
Professional Golf Management
Program Evaluation
Psychobiology
Psychology
Public Administration
Public Health
Public Relations
Reading Education/Language Arts
Real Estate
Recreation/Leisure Services Administration
Rehabilitation Counseling
Rehabilitation Services
Religion
Religion/Classics
Rhetorical/Communication Theory
Risk Management/Insurance
Russian
Russian/Business
Russian/Eastern European Studies
Russian/Spanish
Scenic Design
Science Education
Science Teaching
Secondary Mathematics Education
Secondary Science/Mathematics Teaching
Slavic
Social Foundations of Education
Social Psychology
Social Science/Education
Social Sciences
Social Sciences Education
Social Work
Sociology
Software Engineering
Spanish
Spanish/Business
Special Education
Speech Communications
Sport Administration
Sports Administration
Sports Management
Sports Psychology
Statistics
String Instruments
Studio Art
Studio Arts
Taxation
Technical Production
Textiles
Theatre
Theatre Management
Urban/Regional Planning
Visual Disabilities
Voice
Women's Studies
Woodwind Instruments
Woodwinds
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Undergraduate

80%

32,706
students

Female
55%
17,996

Male
45%
14,710

Graduate

20%

8,124
students

Female
55%
4,464

Male
45%
3,660

undergraduateFull-time

89%

29,185
students

Female
57%
16,407

Male
43%
12,778

undergraduatePart-time

11%

3,521
students

Female
46%
1,589

Male
54%
1,932

Student Break-down

1%
Nonresident aliens
8%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
19%
Hispanic/Latino
63%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

39%

Transfer applicants accepted

73%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 3.00
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: July 1

Spring: November 1

Summer: March 1

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

99%

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Reader services
  • Special transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 106
Countries most often represented Canada
Colombia
Haiti
Panama
Venezuela
The United Kingdom
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
Host family program
International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Hege Ferguson
Associate Director of Admission
850 644-6200
admissions@admin.fsu.edu

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