Florida State University

Tallahassee, FL, USA
3.86 Average Rating

Florida State University is the oldest institution of Higher Education in Florida. Located on 1,633 acres of land in Tallahassee, FSU is a space- and sea-grant research university offering more than 300 degree programs. The campus is home to the only national lab in the state, the High Magnetic Field Laboratory funded by the National Science Foundation, as well as the Center for Advanced Power Systems and a variety of other research institutes and centers. The Fine Arts department at FSU is known for its theater, dance, film, and music programs, housing the Museum of Fine Arts, the Facility for Arts Research, and the Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Small city

0
100
49%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision March 1, 2020 May 1, 2020
Other March 1, 2020

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
87%
Out-Of-State Students
7%
62%
Submitting ACT
38%
Submitting SAT
Average SAT Composite: 1215
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
41,362
Total Number of Undergrads
33,008
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
40%
20-39 Students
36%
40-99 Students
16%
100+ Students
6%
0
100
61%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
79%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
21:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$16,450
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$6,516
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$21,682
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$10,780
Books and Supplies
$1000

Aid & Grants

0
100
82%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
83%
Average Aid Per Year
$13,013
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
83%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,879
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$4,434

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
36%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$7,122
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$20,750
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$215
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
41%
59%
Student Organizations
757
Size of Town
Small city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
Yes

Housing

0
100
20%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
No

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Seminoles
School Colors
Black/Garnet/Gold
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Atlantic Coast Conference

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Tallahassee
Miami
Tampa
Atlanta
Orlando
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
71%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$46,400
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What Students Are Saying

3.86 Average Rating
Florida State University is an all-around excellent school and has provided me with a positive educational experience. Florida State also has a beautiful campus with many traditions that create an inclusive environment including the famous mascots Chief Osceola and Renegade. You're college experience at Florida State will be unforgettable.
Alix from Oconomowoc, WI
FSU is a very nice school with a relatively small campus and lots of trees and not very many parking spaces. It's generally a good school for whatever subject you want to study, and it has good faculty for every major. It's also very affordable and there are a lot of perks to being a student here.
Samira from Tallahassee, FL

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