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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
    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 29,286 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Florida State acceptance rate is 49%. Popular majors include Psychology, Finance, and Marketing. Graduating 80% of students, Florida State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $36,500.
About Florida State University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Atlantic Coast Conference
Address
222 S. Copeland Street
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
49%
Application Deadline
February 7
SAT Range
1190-1330
ACT Range
26-30
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$16,450/ 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
$6,628/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
93%

Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
22:1
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.435 responses
61%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.432 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
29,286Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
3,722
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
27%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 261 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.561 responses
Poll
62%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.671 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 276 responses
Report
  • Yes all of the above please^
    39%
  • Unconquered
    16%
  • The best college experience out there
    14%
  • National Champions!
    11%
  • 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
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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For anyone looking for a place they will immediately feel comfortable, FSU is the school for you. I have exponentially enjoyed my freshman year at FSU so far and am extremely excited for the next three years. There is something for everyone here and the university has so many different events, clubs, and organizations to make everyone feel comfortable. The social scene here is a blast and regardless of whether or not you're a partier, there will always be something fun to do on the weekends. Academically this school excels. We are currently ranked 18th best public university in the nation. Professors here really do care about their students and encourage heavily for students to get to know them and to take advantage of office hours. FSU cares about its students and wants them to succeed and provides so many resources to help us do so. Every day is a great day to be a Nole!
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Florida State University is surrounded by a diversity of cultures and there is a place for everyone. The school is known for its academically driven teachers and they empower their students to thrive. The coursework is challenging, and you must learn the definition of time management right away. There are many clubs to get involved in and opportunities to study abroad. The spirit for its sports teams and its large Greek community keeps you involved with many events. I had choices to attend other schools but found Florida State to be unmatched. It was the last university that I visited because of the distance from my hometown, but I am very happy that I did. Go Noles!
Coming to Florida State University is honestly one of the best decisions I have ever made in my entire life. I am truly glad that I am here and I am able to reap all the benefits of attending such an amazing school!
FSU offers so much for educational enhancement and provides a lot of support for the many things that students may be struggling with.
The campus at FSU is 100% unmatched and I feel that it is one of the best in Florida.
When it comes to professors, I have very mixed reviews, but should be taken with a grain of salt because I am a new Freshman, however FSU does have great professors that will ultimately provide you with nothing short of stellar education. Just be sure to read in on RATEMYPROFESSOR.com