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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 Students32,929
   Women18,247 (55.4%)
   Men14,682 (44.6%)
Graduate Students8,439


Entrance DifficultyVery difficult
Overall Admission Rate58% of 29,027 applicants were admitted
Early Action OfferedNo
Early Decision OfferedNo
Regular Admission DeadlineFebruary 7
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA3.95
SAT Math600 average
550-640 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading600 average
560-640 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing600 average
550-630 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite27 average
25-29 range of middle 50%


Cost of AttendanceIn-state: $22,625
Out-of-state: $37,791
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $6,507
Out-of-state: $21,673
Room and Board
Average Percent of Need Met66%
Average Freshman Award$12,519
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates


Academic Calendar SystemSemester
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
Not reported
Regular Class SizeNot reported


Tallahassee Population186,411
Nearest Metropolitan Area 
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing 60% of freshmen, 18% of all students
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division I
Sororities25.9% of women participate
Fraternities 19% of men participate


Ethnicity of Students from U.S.0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.3% Asian
8.4% Black/African-American
20.3% Hispanic/Latino
3.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
63.7% White
1.5% Unknown
International Students1.4% from 50 countries
First-Year Students Returning92.6%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Average 3.49 4.00 602 618 26
Low 2.00 2.09 200 200 1
High 4.00 5.00 800 760 35
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