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Florida State University

Tallahassee, FL

Florida State, founded in 1851, is a public, comprehensive university. Its 463-acre campus is located within a mile of downtown Tallahassee.

Institution TypePublic
Undergraduate Students32,640
   Women17,967 (55.0%)
   Men14,673 (45.0%)
Graduate Students8,280


Entrance DifficultyVery difficult
Overall Admission Rate56% of 29,828 applicants were admitted
Early Action OfferedNo
Early Decision OfferedNo
Regular Admission DeadlineJanuary 13
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA3.91
SAT Math600 average
560-640 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading600 average
560-640 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing600 average
560-640 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite27 average
25-29 range of middle 50%


Cost of AttendanceIn-state: $22,575
Out-of-state: $37,741
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $6,507
Out-of-state: $21,673
Room and Board
Average Percent of Need Met62%
Average Freshman Award$11,380
Average Indebtedness of
2015 Graduates


Academic Calendar SystemSemester
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
Regular Class Size2-9 students: 14% of classes
10-19 students: 19% of classes
20-29 students: 30% of classes
30-39 students: 11% of classes
40-49 students: 8% of classes
50-99 students: 11% of classes
Over 100 students: 7% of classes


Tallahassee Population186,411
Nearest Metropolitan Area 
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing 63% of freshmen, 19% of all students
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division I
Sororities25.2% of women participate
Fraternities 19% of men participate


Ethnicity of Students from U.S.0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.4% Asian
8.1% Black/African-American
19.3% Hispanic/Latino
3.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
65.1% White
1.5% Unknown
International Students1.8% from 42 countries
First-Year Students Returning93.2%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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CLASS OF 2021 Profile of Students on COLLEGEdata
Interested in This College
Average 3.47 4.00 590 616 26
Low 2.23 2.40 420 460 13
High 4.00 5.00 770 740 35
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