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Florida State University
  • 4 Year
  • TALLAHASSEE, FL

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Our First Year priority application deadline has been moved from November 1 to to December 1 to allow students more time to test. All walking tours of campus are canceled until further notice. Virtual events are available on our visit website, visit.fsu.edu. Learn More

Report Card

grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A
  2. Value
    grade A
  3. Diversity
    grade A minus
  4. Campus
    grade A+
  5. Athletics
    grade A+
  6. Party Scene
    grade A+
  7. Professors
    grade A+
  8. Location
    grade B
  9. Dorms
    grade B+
  10. Campus Food
    grade A minus
  11. Student Life
    grade A+
  12. Safety
    grade B

editorial

Florida State is a highly rated public university located in Tallahassee, Florida. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 29,879 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Florida State acceptance rate is 36%. Popular majors include Psychology, Finance, and Criminal Justice and Safety Studies. Graduating 83% of students, Florida State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $36,500.

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600 W COLLEGE AVE
TALLAHASSEE, FL 32306
About Florida State...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Atlantic Coast Conference

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.

FSU Admissions

Acceptance Rate
36%
Application Deadline
March 1
SAT Range
1200-1340
ACT Range
26-30
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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Cost

Net Price
$12,568 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$9,930 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
97%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade A+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
21:1
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. 441 responses
61%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 438 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    48%
  • On Campus
    49%
  • Online
    3%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
29,879 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
3,391
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
28%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 264 responses
  • There is no typical student at FSU
    37%
  • Balanced
    29%
  • Partier
    11%
  • Focused
    9%
  • Average
    6%
  • Outgoing
    4%
  • Outgoing and Studious
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
61%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big. 567 responses
Poll
62%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 677 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 282 responses
  • Yes all of the above please^
    39%
  • Unconquered
    16%
  • The best college experience out there
    14%
  • National Champions!
    10%
  • A competitive top university with room for improve
    7%
  • Great academics
    6%
  • Pretty
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$46,400 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
83%
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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