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

Acceptance Rate
55%
SAT Scores Range
1130-1280
ACT Scores Range
26-29
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
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.405 responses
61%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.402 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 231 responses
Report
  • There is no typical student at FSU
    35%
  • Balanced
    31%
  • 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.531 responses
Poll
62%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.641 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 246 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
    5%
  • Great academics
    4%
  • 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

Florida State University Reviews

6,521 reviews
All Categories
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!
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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
The Campus is beautiful and the classes are definitely top notch. There is a part atmosphere, I'm not going to lie, but there is an even line between partying and academics here that is so thick it isn't hard to be an either or individual. Want to focus solely on academics? You can do that. Want to party to your heart's content? You can do that too. Or maybe you want to do a little of both, no problem! Honestly it's perfect for everyone and it's definitely a nice community.