Florida State University

Tallahassee, FL

Florida State University

Tallahassee, FL

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Tuition & Fees

$5,656

$18,174

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
680
25th
620
75th
670
25th
600
75th
33
25th
26
75th
29
25th
25
75th
31
25th
27
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undergraduateRatios

44%

male

56%

female

21

students

1

faculty

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Very Selective

32%

acceptance rate

Accepted 20,668
Declined 43,023
Total Received 63,691
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Public

36,789

undergraduate students

11,047

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.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 47,836
Established in 1851
Coeducational Coeducational

Social Networks

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 Setting: Small-medium city

Florida State University
None
Tallahassee, FL
32306

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
20%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
76%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

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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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
47%
Top 1/4
73%
Top 1/2
95%
Bottom 1/2
5%
Bottom 1/4
1%

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
680
25th
620
75th
670
25th
600
75th
33
25th
26
75th
29
25th
25
75th
31
25th
27

Admissions Facts

Application fee $30
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Required of some
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline (priority deadline) November 1
Application deadline (final deadline) March 1
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required SAT Subject Tests Not used

Very Selective

32%

acceptance rate

Accepted 20,668
Declined 43,023
Total Received 63,691

Admissions Factors

Required

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language
Admission test scores
Secondary School Record
Completion of college-prepatory program
Secondary School GPA

Neither required nor recommended

Formal demonstration of competencies
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Recommendations

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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

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
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Financial Aid

85%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$8,897

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $4,022
Room $6,880
Board $4,396
Additional fees $1,634
Books & supplies $1,000
Total $17,932
Average Financial Aid - $8,897
Total with Avg. Aid $9,035
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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


P: 850 644-5871
F: 850 644-6404
ofacs@fsu.edu

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Varsity Sports

M W
All track combined
Baseball
Basketball
Beach volleyball
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Volleyball

Club Sports - Men's

aikido, badminton, baseball, bowling, crew, cricket, cycling, equestrian sports, fencing, gymnastics, ice hockey, in-line hockey, karate, lacrosse, martial arts, paintball, racquetball, road running, rock climbing, rugby, sailing, scuba diving, soccer, softball, squash, surfing, swimming, synchronized swimming, tae kwon do, table tennis, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo, wakeboarding, wrestling, wushu

Club Sports - Women's

aikido, badminton, bowling, crew, cricket, cuong nhu, cycling, equestrian sports, fencing, gymnastics, hwa rang do, ice hockey, karate, kiteboarding, lacrosse, mixed martial arts, paintball, racquetball, road runners, rock climbing, roller hockey, rugby, sailing, scuba diving, soccer, softball, squash, surf, swimming, tae kwon do, table tennis, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo, wakeboarding, wrestling, wushu

Intramural/Recreational Sports

baseball, basketball, billiards, bowling, disc golf, flag football, horseshoes, kickball, racquetball, speedball, soccer, softball, swimming, table tennis, tennis, volleyball (beach/indoor), walleyball, Wiffle ball

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting.
Actuarial Science.
Advanced Legal Research/Studies, General.
African-American/Black Studies.
Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature.
Anthropology, General.
Apparel and Textiles, General.
Applied Economics.
Art History, Criticism and Conservation.
Art Teacher Education.
Art Therapy/Therapist.
Asian Studies/Civilization.
Athletic Training/Trainer.
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General.
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist.
Banking, Corporate, Finance, and Securities Law.
Biochemistry.
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering.
Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
Biomedical Sciences, General.
Biostatistics.
Business Administration and Management, General.
Business/Commerce, General.
Chemical Engineering.
Chemistry, General.
Chemistry, Other.
Cinematography and Film/Video Production.
City/Urban, Community, and Regional Planning.
Civil Engineering, General.
Clinical Nutrition/Nutritionist.
Clinical/Medical Social Work.
Communication and Media Studies, Other.
Computational Biology.
Computational Science.
Computer Engineering, General.
Computer and Information Sciences, General.
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services.
Creative Writing.
Criminal Justice/Police Science.
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies.
Curriculum and Instruction.
Cyber/Computer Forensics and Counterterrorism.
Dance, General.
Demography and Population Studies.
Dietetics/Dietitian.
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia.
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other.
Economics, General.
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Vision Impairments Including Blindness.
Educational Leadership and Administration, General.
Educational Psychology.
Educational Statistics and Research Methods.
Educational/Instructional Technology.
Electrical and Electronics Engineering.
Elementary Education and Teaching.
Energy, Environment, and Natural Resources Law.
English Language and Literature, General.
English/Language Arts Teacher Education.
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies.
Environmental Science.
Exercise Physiology and Kinesiology.
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General.
Finance, General.
Fine and Studio Arts Management.
Fine/Studio Arts, General.
French Language and Literature.
Geographic Information Science and Cartography.
Geography.
Geology/Earth Science, General.
German Language and Literature.
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration.
History and Philosophy of Science and Technology.
History, General.
Hospitality Administration/Management, General.
Human Development and Family Studies, General.
Humanities/Humanistic Studies.
Industrial Engineering.
Information Science/Studies.
Information Technology.
Insurance.
Interior Design.
International Relations and Affairs.
Italian Language and Literature.
Italian Studies.
Latin American and Caribbean Studies.
Latin Language and Literature.
Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysis.
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies.
Management Information Systems, General.
Management Science.
Marketing/Marketing Management, General.
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling.
Materials Science.
Mathematics, General.
Mechanical Engineering.
Molecular Biophysics.
Music Performance, General.
Music Teacher Education.
Music Theory and Composition.
Music Therapy/Therapist.
Music, General.
Musicology and Ethnomusicology.
Natural Resources/Conservation, General.
Near and Middle Eastern Studies.
Neuroscience.
Nurse Anesthetist.
Oceanography, Chemical and Physical.
Parks, Recreation, and Leisure Facilities Management, General.
Philosophy.
Physical Sciences, Other.
Physician Associate/Assistant.
Physics, General.
Physics, Other.
Playwriting and Screenwriting.
Political Science and Government, General.
Programs for Foreign Lawyers.
Psychology, General.
Public Administration.
Public Health, General.
Real Estate.
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.
Religion/Religious Studies.
Russian Language and Literature.
Russian, Central European, East European and Eurasian Studies.
Secondary Education and Teaching.
Social Science Teacher Education.
Social Sciences, General.
Social Work.
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education.
Sociology, General.
Spanish Language and Literature.
Special Education and Teaching, General.
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management.
Statistics, General.
Systems Engineering.
Voice and Opera.
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Finance
  2. International Affairs
  3. Biological Science

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Phi Beta Kappa

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Natural Science
  • Social/Behavioral Science
  • Other

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-optometry
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-theology
  • Pre-veterinary science

47,836

total students

87%

in-state

13%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

77%

36,789
students

Female
56%
20,696

Male
44%
16,093

23%

11,047
students

Female
59%
6,563

Male
41%
4,484

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

86%

31,479
students

Female
58%
18,116

Male
42%
13,363

14%

5,310
students

Female
49%
2,580

Male
51%
2,730

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Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
8%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American 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

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

0%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: June 1

Spring: November 1

Summer: March 1

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 131
Countries most often represented China
Colombia
India
Panama
South Korea
Venezuela
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
Host family program
International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation
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