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%
of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
76%
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-preparatory 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 Aid Office


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

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Varsity Sports

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

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

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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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