FSU Description

With top-ranking programs and a long list of accolades and rankings from places such as the Carnegie Foundation and U.S. News and World Report, Florida State University (FSU) in Tallahassee remains a highly recognized center of education and research.

At FSU, students may obtain undergraduate and graduate degrees in the arts, sciences, business, education, engineering, filmmaking, law, music, nursing, social work and medicine, among others.

Many of its programs have consistently been ranked highly on a national basis for providing the highest caliber of education and research.

In fact, some of its highest-ranking programs, such as the MFA in Creative Writing, the MFA in Theatre, the Environmental Law Program, and the Medical Degree Program admit less than 5% of applicants per year.

A qualified faculty that is internationally renowned in their fields are part of what makes FSU stand out.

FSU is also full of research activities and opportunities. With more than 50 research centers and institutes, FSU’s contributions are formidable. Some of the fields to which its research centers are dedicated include education, criminology, economics, family studies, Middle East studies and public policy, among many others.

As far as student life goes, Florida State University is an athletic powerhouse in a number of sports, and you can expect to see many students cheering on the Seminoles on Saturdays during football season and year-round.

With undergraduate and graduate fellowships available, eligible students may undertake research or take teaching assignments while receiving a tuition-free education. Financial aid is also offered to those who qualify and includes loans, grants, work-study and scholarships.

Quick Facts about Florida State University

Region

Southeast

Setting

Mid-size City Setting

Type

Public

Affiliation

Not applicable

Size

Very Large (+10,000 Undergrad)

Mascot

Seminoles

Nickname

FSU

Website

www.fsu.edu

On-Campus Housing Available

Yes

Selectivity

Highly Selective

In-State Tuition

$5,825

Out-of-State Tuition

$20,992

Retention Rate

92%

Enrollment

38,867

Year Established

1851

FSU Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating: 4.5

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71% of students gave Florida State University 5 stars overall.

Student at This School - Grad Year 2016

Overall Rating:
5

Detailed Ratings

This school has more school spirit than any other school there is. When you walk through the campus on any given day there are tons of students sitting outside on Landis Green taking in the sun and studying. The students here love it and couldn't ask for anything more.

Student at This School - Grad Year 2016

Overall Rating:
5

Detailed Ratings

I'm a current student at Florida State University. As a freshman, I am loving my time as a Seminole. The school spirit here is incredible. Everybody here has a deep desire to be here, and enjoys every minute of it. I suggest you apply early and make sure that your SAT and ACT scores are great.

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FSU Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students
29,869
Freshman Class
5,952
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students)
38,867

Undergraduate vs. Graduate

Undergraduate
77%
Graduate
23%

Full-Time vs. Part-Time Students

Full-Time
95%
Part-Time
5%

Gender of Students

Women
60%
Men
40%

Ethnic Diversity

Latino
12%
African American
10%
Caucasian
72%
American Indian or Alaska native
1%
Asian
4%
Unknown and Other
2%

International Students

International
3%
Domestic
97%

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