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-A
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

Will You Get In?

Test Scores and GPA for Florida State University

Cost

Net Price
$16,737/ year
National
$15,431
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $12,737/ year
  • $30-48k
    $13,618/ year
  • $49-75k
    $16,473/ year
  • $76-110k
    $18,705/ year
  • $110k+
    $19,264/ year

Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
26:1
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.410 responses
61%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.407 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
29,211Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
27%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 236 responses
Report
  • There is no typical student at FSU
    36%
  • Balanced
    30%
  • Partier
    12%
  • 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.536 responses
Poll
62%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.646 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 251 responses
Report
  • Yes all of the above please^
    43%
  • Unconquered
    16%
  • The best college experience out there
    13%
  • National Champions!
    12%
  • A competitive top university with room for improve
    6%
  • Great academics
    5%
  • Pretty
    2%

After Florida State University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$44,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
79%
National
47%
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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Florida State University Reviews

6,547 reviews
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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!
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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!
Like any other university, what you put into your experience is what you'll get out of it. This is especially true at a large institution like FSU. There's an enless amount of opportunities for everyone, both academic, social, and cultural. It's easy to feel "lost in the crowd" if you don't take the inititative to "put yourself out there." No one is going to hand you life experiences on a silver platter; you have to make the effort. You want to succeed academically and socially? Get involved in undergraduate research. Seek advice from faculty and peers. Join clubs and sports teams. Study abroad. Do an internship. These opportunities and more are available to those that want them. Your experience will be what you make of it, so put forth your best effort! I promise you can and will succeed at FSU