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.
NCAA Division I-FBS
Atlantic Coast Conference
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Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
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Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.396 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.423 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.420 responses
Most Popular Majors
Criminal Justice and Safety Studies491 Graduates
International Relations and National Security Studies402 Graduates
Political Science and Government395 Graduates
Social Sciences316 Graduates
Liberal Arts and Humanities314 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
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Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is pretty big.549 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.659 responses
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Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.256 responses
Florida State University Reviews
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.
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!