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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.

Web Sitewww.fsu.edu/
Institution TypePublic
CoeducationalYes
Undergraduate Students32,948
   Women18,087 (54.9%)
   Men14,861 (45.1%)
Graduate Students8,278

ADMISSION

Entrance DifficultyVery difficult
Overall Admission Rate55% of 30,266 applicants were admitted
Early Action OfferedNo
Early Decision OfferedNo
Regular Admission DeadlineJanuary 14
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
EssayX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA3.92
SAT Math598 average
560-640 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading601 average
570-640 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing596 average
560-640 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite27 average
26-29 range of middle 50%

MONEY MATTERS

Cost of AttendanceIn-state: $22,071
Out-of-state: $37,237
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $6,507
Out-of-state: $21,673
Room and Board
$10,264
Average Percent of Need Met34%
Average Freshman Award$8,605
Average Indebtedness of
2011 Graduates
$24,347

ACADEMICS

Academic Calendar SystemSemester
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
1,326
Regular Class Size2-9 students: 12% of classes
10-19 students: 22% of classes
20-29 students: 28% of classes
30-39 students: 15% of classes
40-49 students: 8% of classes
50-99 students: 9% of classes
Over 100 students: 6% of classes

CAMPUS LIFE

Tallahassee Population186,411
Nearest Metropolitan Area 
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing 65% of freshmen, 20% of all students
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division I
MascotSeminoles
Sororities16.3% of women participate
Fraternities 18% of men participate

STUDENTS

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.5% Asian
8.2% Black/African-American
18.1% Hispanic/Latino
2.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
66.4% White
1.3% Unknown
International Students1.7% from 109 countries
First-Year Students Returning92.2%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
56.6%
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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CLASS OF 2020 Profile of Students on COLLEGEdata
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  GPA SAT ACT
UW W M CR W  
Average 3.43 3.93 581 581 571 26
Low 1.70 1.72 200 200 200 16
High 4.00 5.00 800 800 790 35
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DID YOU KNOW?

• The Flying High Circus is one of Florida State's most popular organizations.

• FSU has an entire department devoted to the emerging field of "communication disorders."

• The National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, which houses some of the most powerful magnets in the world, is located on the FSU campus.

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