FSU, Florida State University Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, and More

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Florida State University admissions are somewhat competitive, as over half of applicants in 2016 were accepted to the school. In general, students will need good grades and test scores to be admitted. To apply, students should submit an online application, high school transcripts, and SAT or ACT scores.

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Admissions Data (2016)

  • Florida State University Acceptance Rate: 58%
  • GPA, SAT and ACT graph for FSU
  • Test Scores: 25th / 75th Percentile
    • SAT Critical Reading: 560 / 640
    • SAT Math: 550 / 640
    • SAT Writing: - / -
    • ACT Composite: 25 / 29
    • ACT English: 24 / 30
    • ACT Mat: 24 / 28

Florida State University Description

Along with the University of Florida, Florida State University is a flagship campus of Florida's state university system. The FSU campus lies just west of downtown Tallahassee and a short half hour from the Gulf of Mexico. Academically, Florida State University has wide-ranging strengths, from music and dance to the sciences, that have earned it a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. Housing is a bit of a struggle for FSU students because dorm space is limited. About 14 percent of students belong to fraternities or sororities. The Florida State Seminoles compete in (and often dominate) the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Enrollment (2016)

  • Total Enrollment: 41,173 (32,933 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 45% Male / 55% Female
  • 89% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17)

  • Tuition and Fees: $6,507 (in-state); $21,673 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,000 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $10,264
  • Other Expenses: $4,764
  • Total Cost: $22,571 (in-state); $37,741 (out-of-state)

Florida State University Financial Aid (2015 - 16)

  • Percentage of Students Receiving Aid: 89%
  • Percentage of Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 83%
    • Loans: 36%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $5,310
    • Loans: $7,122

Academic Programs

  • Most Popular Majors: Apparel and Textiles, Biology, Communication Studies, Criminal Justice, English, Family and Consumer Sciences, Finance, International Relations, Marketing, Political Science, Psychology, Social Science
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Graduation, Retention and Transfer Rates

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 93%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 3%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 61%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 80%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs

  • Men's Sports: Football, Tennis, Swimming, Baseball, Track and Field, Basketball, Golf, Cross Country
  • Women's Sports: Track and Field, Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Softball, Soccer, Swimming, Volleyball, Tennis

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

Florida State University Mission Statement:

FSU mission from http://fsu.edu/about/mission_vision.html

"Florida State University is a comprehensive, national, graduate research university that puts research into action for the benefit of our students and society. Our extensive graduate programs and our law and medical schools enrich the graduate, professional and undergraduate experiences, making Florida State University a demanding and intellectually stimulating environment for students and faculty."

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