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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    A+
  6. Party Scene
    A+
  7. Professors
    A+
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    A-
  11. Student Life
    A+
  12. Safety
    B-
Florida State is a highly rated public university located in Tallahassee, Florida. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 29,040 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Florida State acceptance rate is 37%. Popular majors include Psychology, Finance, and Marketing. Graduating 83% of students, Florida State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $36,500.
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
37%
Application Deadline
March 1
SAT Range
1200-1350
ACT Range
26-30
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$13,318/ 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
$8,620/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
96%

Academics

Professors
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.437 responses
61%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.434 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
    43%
  • On Campus
    54%
  • Online
    3%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
29,040Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
3,432
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
26%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 259 responses
Report
  • There is no typical student at FSU
    36%
  • Balanced
    30%
  • Partier
    11%
  • Focused
    9%
  • Average
    6%
  • Outgoing
    4%
  • Outgoing and Studious
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
61%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.563 responses
Poll
62%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.673 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 278 responses
Report
  • Yes all of the above please^
    39%
  • Unconquered
    17%
  • 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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Florida State University Reviews

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Staff are quick and dedicated to making your college experience as skill-learning as possible. Teachers are dedicated to aiding you if you ask for it and there are several groups and organizations that offer tutoring and support through out your journey. The campus is stunning and well taken care of and the student organizations are eventful and offer an opportunity to make new friends with similar interests.

There is mental, spiritual, and physical guidance if necessary. If you have any questions someone on staff has the answer and can help you with whatever you need. Academics are top notch and the food is delicious. The kitchen staff is kind and makes some of the best meals around, even if you are looking for a quick snack.

One interesting thing about Florida State University is that there is a circus that is student run and there is no prior experience needed! If you are interested and want to learn they will teach you what you are interested in learning.
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Online learning with Florida State University was at first, seemingly difficult, especially if you are not adjusted to how online classes work. The Professors will answer as swiftly as possible in regards to anything you may need help with.

Quick Hack: Some of your textbook material can be found online! If you need something specific don't be afraid to look up a pdf version. As for extra help, there is always YouTube and your classmates! Making a group chat and communicating regarding assignments and any confusions may be very helpful!

All responsibility with due dates and assignments fall solely on the student. It is important to remember assignments must be turned in on time and to study the material on your own as well! Exams are a huge portion of grades, so it is best to know the material thoroughly and study a couple hours a week.

Online classes are slightly more flexible, but it is important to watch your lectures and attend Zoom calls as it may help ease confusion.
I had an amazing freshman year at FSU! I experienced the dorm life and would choose to do it again if I were to go back in time. I also had a meal plan and was overall pretty happy with the variety and quality of food at the dining halls and on-campus restaurants. The landscaping is always well-taken care of and makes walking between classes and relaxing on landis green very enjoyable. There are so many free events that take place at FSU such as belly dancing lessons, paint-a-pot on special occasions, food trucks, concerts, and socials! There's always plenty of options to find something fun after classes.