Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL 32306-1037


Type 4 year
Control Public
Campus size Large
Campus locale City
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 41,173
Religious affiliation None
Students with disability 7%
Student to faculty ratio 24:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 5,819 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
Types of Programs Offered
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
High school education
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates


Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

Florida State University is somewhat selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 29,027 applications and 16,840 students were granted admission. Florida State University is at the #56 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 62% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 38% submitted SAT scores.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.
SAT1110 to 1280
ACT25 to 29

Application Fee

Undergrad students
Graduate students
Learn more about admission requirments

Tuition & Fees

Florida State University charges different tuition rate depending on students residency. In 2016-2017 academic year, students from out of state paid $19,084 and in-state students paid $4,640.

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

Average Net Price
National Average = $12,440
In State Tuition
National Average = $6,695
Out of State Tuition
National Average = $17,196
Learn more about tuition & fees

Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 89% of Florida State University's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 26% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,540 (which is 2.4% above the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Florida State University in 2016-2017, was 2,161, which is 36% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $6,442 (which is 21.5% above the national average.)

Pell Grant
National Average = $4,432
Federal Loan
National Average = $5,302
Financial aid
National Average = 85%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, Florida State University has enrolled a total of 41,173 students (35,201 students full-time and 5,972 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 41,173 students, 2,207 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 44% men and 56% women and 32,933 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 8,240 for graduates studies.

The institution also enrolled 2,385 students for distance studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

White: 61%

Hispanic: 18%

Black/African American: 8%

Non-resident alien: 5%

Two or more races: 3%

Asian: 2%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 2%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%


Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Florida State University.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 13% 963 0
Social Sciences 10% 726
Legal Professions And Studies 8% 596
Education 7% 493 52
Psychology 5% 360 0
Public Administration And Social Service Professions 4% 312
Library Science 4% 275 1
Health Professions And Related Programs 4% 263 0
Visual And Performing Arts 4% 261
English Language And Literature/letters 2% 161

Graduation & Dropout Rates

Graduation rate
national average: 46%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Florida State University full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

Still enrolled
Dropout rate
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

Median Annual Income
national average: $32,738

The typical median income of Florida State University graduates 6 years after enrollment is $35,000. Last year, out of the total 7,332 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 6,819 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 8,397 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 7,641 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $35,000 $44,900
Employment Rate 93% 91%
Total Graduates 7,332 8,397

Campus Location

Similar Colleges

University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL
University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA
University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI
University of Mississippi
University, MS
SUNY at Albany
Albany, NY
University at Buffalo
Buffalo, NY
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR
Temple University
Philadelphia, PA
Clemson University
Clemson, SC
University of Houston
Houston, TX
Texas Tech University
Lubbock, TX
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
West Virginia University
Morgantown, WV
Purdue University-Main Campus
West Lafayette, IN

Nearby Colleges

Nearby 4 year colleges within 100 mile radius of Florida State University.

Bainbridge State College
34.8 mile away
Chipola College
60.9 mile away
Valdosta State University
65.9 mile away
Albany State University
78.4 mile away
Darton State College
79 mile away
Gulf Coast State College
87.4 mile away