Florida State University

Tallahassee, FL

Florida State University

Tallahassee, FL

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Tuition & Fees

$6,515

$21,682

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
14%
600-699
70%
500-599
13%
400-499
0
700-800
14%
600-699
58%
500-599
26%
400-499
1%
30-36
36%
24-29
59%
18-23
4%
12-17
0
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undergraduateRatios

43%

male

57%

female

1

teacher

20.5

students

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Very Selective

35%

acceptance rate

Accepted 21,202
Declined 37,734
Total Received 58,936
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Public

33,038

undergraduate students

9,180

graduate students

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Location

School Facts

Florida State University, founded in 1851, is a public, comprehensive university. Its 477-acre campus is located within a mile of downtown Tallahassee.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 42,218
Established in 1851
Coeducational Coeducational

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485-acre, suburban campus in Tallahassee (population: 191,049); branch campuses in Panama City and abroad in Panama. Served by air, bus, and train; major airport serves Jacksonville (170 miles). Public transportation serves campus.

  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Tallahassee Regional

Florida State University
Tallahassee
32306

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
20.2%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Freshman priority housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • Student Government
  • Honors Program
  • Golden Key Honor Society
  • Marching Chiefs
  • Intramural Sports

Top Events

  • Family Weekend
  • Homecoming
  • Dance Marathon

Fun Facts

  • Florida State University has a dirty tradition: collecting a piece of sod from the fields where the Seminole football team won noteworthy games. The earthy trophy is then brought back to campus and buried in their "sod cemetery."
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Marching band
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • Local fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus
  • Local sororities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
47%
Top 1/4
72%
Top 1/2
94%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
14%
600-699
70%
500-599
13%
400-499
0
700-800
14%
600-699
58%
500-599
26%
400-499
1%
30-36
36%
24-29
59%
18-23
4%
12-17
0

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $30
Application deadline March 1
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 4.07

Very Selective

35%

acceptance rate

Accepted 21,202
Declined 37,734
Total Received 58,936

Admissions Factors

Very Important

rigor of secondary school record

Important

academic GPA
state residency
talent/ability
standardized test scores

Considered

extracurricular activities
character/personal qualities
application essay
first generation
geographical residence
class rank
volunteer work
work experience

Not Considered

alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
interview
racial/ethnic status
recommendation(s)
religious affiliation/commitment

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 102
Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language yes
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Financial Facts

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Tuition prepayment plan yes
Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-country running
Football
Golf
Sand volleyball
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball

Intramural Sports Men

Bowling, Racquetball, Table tennis, Weight lifting, Wrestling

Intramural Sports Women

Bowling, Racquetball, Table tennis, Weight lifting, Wrestling

Club Sports Men

Badminton, Crew, Equestrian sports, Fencing, Field hockey, Gymnastics, Ice hockey, Lacrosse, Sailing, Ultimate frisbee, Water polo

Club Sports Women

Badminton, Crew, Equestrian sports, Fencing, Field hockey, Gymnastics, Ice hockey, Lacrosse, Sailing, Ultimate frisbee, Water polo

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division 1

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Acting
Actuarial Science
Advertising
African-American/Black Studies
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects
Anthropology
Applied Mathematics, General
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Asian Studies/Civilization
Astrophysics
Athletic Training/Trainer
Biochemistry
Biology Teacher Education
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Biomathematics, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology, Other
Business Administration and Management, General
Chemical Engineering
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Chemistry, General
Chinese Language and Literature
Civil Engineering, General
Classical, Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies and Archaeology
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General
Communication and Media Studies, Other
Community Health and Preventive Medicine
Computational Biology
Computational Science
Computational and Applied Mathematics
Computer Engineering, General
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Creative Writing
Criminology
Dance, General
Dietetics/Dietitian
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
Disability Studies
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Economics, General
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Elementary Education and Teaching
English Language and Literature, General
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Environmental Chemistry
Environmental Engineering Technology/Environmental Technology
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
Film/Video and Photographic Arts, Other
Finance, General
Fine/Studio Arts, General
French Language and Literature
Geography
Geology/Earth Science, General
German Language and Literature
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
History, General
Hospitality Administration/Management, Other
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Industrial Engineering
Information Technology
Insurance
Interior Design
International Relations and Affairs
Italian Language and Literature
Japanese Language and Literature
Jazz/Jazz Studies
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Latin Language and Literature
Management Information Systems, General
Management Science
Marketing, Other
Materials Engineering
Mathematics Teacher Education
Mathematics, General
Mechanical Engineering
Meteorology
Middle/Near Eastern and Semitic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
Music Performance, General
Music Teacher Education
Music Theory and Composition
Music Therapy/Therapist
Music, Other
Musical Theatre
Nursing Science
Philosophy
Physical Sciences
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication
Real Estate
Religion/Religious Studies, Other
Retail Management
Russian Language and Literature
Russian, Central European, East European and Eurasian Studies
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General
Social Studies Teacher Education
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish Language and Literature
Special Education and Teaching, General
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
Statistics, General
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other
Theatre/Theatre Arts Management
Women's Studies
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC
  • Navy ROTC
  • Air force ROTC

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate
  • Doctorial degree - other
  • Doctoral degree - professional
  • Doctoral degree research/scholarship

42,218

total students

89.5%

in-state

10.5%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

78%

33,038
students

Female
57%
18,752

Male
43%
14,286

22%

9,180
students

Female
59%
5,382

Male
41%
3,798

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

89%

29,647
students

Female
58%
17,124

Male
42%
12,523

11%

3,391
students

Female
49%
1,628

Male
51%
1,763

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 93%
Student 4 year graduation rate 68%
Student 5 year graduation rate 13%
Student 6 year graduation rate 2%

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
21%
Hispanic/Latino
59%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

1,823

Transfer students enrolled

4%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: June 1

Transfer difficulty

Very difficult

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Counseling services

  • Group career
  • Individual career
  • Learning disability
  • Legal
  • Personal/Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • 24 hour library
  • Computer training or assistance
  • Health clinic
  • Library reserved study rooms
  • Women's center

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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