A
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
    A-
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    A+
  12. Safety
    C
Florida State University is ...
Public
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
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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

Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
25:1
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.413 responses
61%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.410 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
29,185Undergrads
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 239 responses
Report
  • There is no typical student at FSU
    36%
  • Balanced
    30%
  • Partier
    12%
  • Focused
    10%
  • Average
    5%
  • Outgoing
    4%
  • Outgoing and Studious
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
61%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.539 responses
Poll
61%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.649 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 254 responses
Report
  • Yes all of the above please^
    42%
  • Unconquered
    16%
  • The best college experience out there
    13%
  • 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
$44,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
80%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
85%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.256 responses
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I am a Senior in High School and my experience while visiting Florida State University was epic! It felt like I was already a student there. Based off my two-day observation, Florida State is dynamic and strong in a lot of areas ranging from location, academics and campus life. The students love the great mixture they get between professional and fun, considering that the campus is close to the Capital and also neighbors two other colleges. It’s for sure a real college town. The campus hands down is one of the most gorgeous schools in America. The look of the school is very traditional with the exterior of their buildings and roads decorated with red brick. It's simply unlike any other. Once you now add in the great academics and the overall strong athletic teams, it's hard for any school to compete. Across the board, Florida State ranks high making it one of the Top colleges in the United States but also making me a future Seminole!
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My experience at Florida State was life-changing. This institution provided me with an easy transition from High-School to College through the Summer Bridge Program. This program helped a first-generation student ,like myself, feel right at home. This institution gives you the opportunity to grow and learn about yourself in the process. Even after graduation, I have so much confidence in my job search because of all of the transferable skills that I've obtained at this University. Best four years of my life!
When I visited over the summer, I absolutely fell in love with the place. The tour guides were very knowledgeable, the campus was beautiful, and the weather was great. The visit was absolutely perfect and I would not have changed a thing!

Also, the staff at the Office of Admissions is very helpful. I have been speaking to them often about re-evaluating my application and every single time, they answer all my questions and give me the best possible solutions for everything! This is a world-class institution and nothing would make me happier than to one day be a student here!