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  1. Academics
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  2. Value
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  3. Diversity
    A
  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
    C+
Florida State is a highly rated public university located in Tallahassee, Florida. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 29,281 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Florida State acceptance rate is 58%. Popular majors include Psychology, Finance, and Marketing. Graduating 80% of students, Florida State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $35,000.
About Florida State University...
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

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
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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.423 responses
61%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.420 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 249 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.549 responses
Poll
62%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.659 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 264 responses
Report
  • Yes all of the above please^
    41%
  • 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 Reviews

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I received a high quality education at FSU. I liked the newness of many of the classrooms (implementation of Smart, up-to-date technology) that somehow did not sacrifice the traditional, historical aesthetic to do so. I felt I received a Mona Lisa Smile experience at the in-state tuition price! There was huge versatility of choice in majors and program-specific internship opportunities. Most of all, I was serviced with fantastic one-on-one advisor attention throughout my entire bachelor's course (4 years). Excellent free help labs (economics, accounting) and tutoring services. Excellent gym.
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My experience at FSU was amazing. When it comes to college, it's all about what you make it. I personally became very involved on campus which made it easier to socialize with people from different backgrounds. Greek Life is huge at FSU. Almost everyone I knew was either Greek or interested in joining. Athletics at FSU was also huge! I loved going to games and the party scene never disappointed. One thing I can say though is that the integration between races lacked outside of the classroom. Being African American myself, there would only be like one other black person in my class. There were organizations that made up for that, but the school as a whole should work on retaining and recruiting more students of color. There also wasn't many African American staff at the university. I personally never had a African American professor, which was disappointing. Overall I would recommend FSU to everyone, especially if you want great academics and a great small town feel.
Florida State is a truly wonderful home to academics, athletes, and artists alike. Every student is welcomed, encouraged, and inspired. FSU offers endless opportunities in terms of personal growth, and there's also plenty of exciting nightlife around the area. This is the place to be if you're looking for that classic college experience!