Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL 32306-1037

Overview

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
No
Types of Programs Offered
Academic
No
Occupational
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
No
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
No
High school education
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
No
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
No
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates

Admission

58%
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

$30
Undergrad students
$30
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.

$16,506
Average Net Price
(2016-2017)
National Average = $12,440
$4,640
In State Tuition
(2016-2017)
National Average = $6,695
$19,084
Out of State Tuition
(2016-2017)
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.)

$4,540
Average
Pell Grant
(2016-2017)
National Average = $4,432
$6,442
Average
Federal Loan
(2016-2017)
National Average = $5,302
89%
Financial aid
awarded
(2016-2017)
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.

41,173
Total Enrollment
2,207
Transfers

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%

Majors

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

80%
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.

1%
Still enrolled
16%
Dropout rate
3%
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

$35,000
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

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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
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78.4 mile away
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