A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    A+
  6. Party Scene
    A+
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    A+
  12. Safety
    C
Florida State University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Atlantic Coast Conference
Address
600 W College Ave
Tallahassee, FL 32306
Website

Florida State University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
58%
Application Deadline
February 7
SAT Range
1110-1280
ACT Range
25-29
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No
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Cost

Net Price
$16,506/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $10,220/ year
  • $30-48k
    $12,150/ year
  • $49-75k
    $16,097/ year
  • $76-110k
    $18,922/ year
  • $110k+
    $19,812/ year

Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
24:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
81%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.396 responses
59%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.416 responses
61%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.413 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
29,281Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
26%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 242 responses
Report
  • There is no typical student at FSU
    36%
  • Balanced
    30%
  • Partier
    12%
  • Focused
    10%
  • Average
    5%
  • Outgoing
    4%
  • Outgoing and Studious
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
61%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.542 responses
Poll
62%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.652 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 257 responses
Report
  • Yes all of the above please^
    42%
  • Unconquered
    16%
  • The best college experience out there
    14%
  • National Champions!
    11%
  • A competitive top university with room for improve
    6%
  • Great academics
    5%
  • Pretty
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$44,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
80%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
85%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.256 responses
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Florida State University is an amazing University! It is located in Tallahassee, which is a city that never loses its small town feel. The University is centrally located, with plenty of affordable housing within walking distance of campus. The food and nightlife are top notch. I am formal military and have traveled all over. Tallahassee has some of the best food around. FSU's on campus dining is above average I would say. The professors are top notch, and really care about their students. FSU has been voted the number 2 university for student veterans. They are truly committed to providing the biggest bang for your buck and have received rewards for that as well.
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I am a Senior in High School and my experience while visiting Florida State University was epic! It felt like I was already a student there. Based off my two-day observation, Florida State is dynamic and strong in a lot of areas ranging from location, academics and campus life. The students love the great mixture they get between professional and fun, considering that the campus is close to the Capital and also neighbors two other colleges. It’s for sure a real college town. The campus hands down is one of the most gorgeous schools in America. The look of the school is very traditional with the exterior of their buildings and roads decorated with red brick. It's simply unlike any other. Once you now add in the great academics and the overall strong athletic teams, it's hard for any school to compete. Across the board, Florida State ranks high making it one of the Top colleges in the United States but also making me a future Seminole!
I loved my time at Florida State University! It was awesome to be a student there when we won the national championship for football. FSU strives to be top notch with their diversity and inclusion efforts. Since I've graduated I've read numerous articles about how they are moving up the ranks. I would recommend for anyone to attend FSU, great academics, great sports programs, and an overall great environment. Go Noles!