FSU

Florida State University

600 W College Ave, Tallahassee, United States
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  • Total Documents
    7,372
  • Class Notes
    4,112
  • Textbook Notes
    973
  • Study Guides
    2,281
  • Currently Enrolled
    4,574
  • Previously Enrolled
    4,230

Overview of Florida State University (FSU)

About this school

Florida State, founded in 1851, is a public, comprehensive university. Its 463-acre campus is located within a mile of downtown Tallahassee.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:33,093
    • Men:14,653 Men (44.3%)
    • Women:18,440 Women (55.7%)

Location

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Admission Information (FSU)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Florida State University is very difficult: more than 50% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT I or over 26 on the ACT; about 60% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
4
-
Science
3
4
Foreign Language
2
4
Social Studies
1
2
History
2
-
Academic Electives
3
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
February 7
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
Not used if submitted
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
600 West College Avenue
City, State, Zip
Tallahassee, FL 32306
Phone
(850) 644-6200
Fax
(850) 644-0197
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
February 7
Application Fee
$35
Application Fee Waiver
Not available
Regular Admission Notification
March 28
Accept Offer Of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Recommended for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
49% of 35,334 applicants were admitted
Women
49% of 21,769 applicants were admitted
Men
49% of 13,565 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
8,805 (51%) of 17,381 admitted students enrolled
Women
5,033 (47%) of 10,672 admitted students enrolled
Men
3,772 (56%) of 6,709 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
4.02
375 And Above
70%
3.50 - 3.74
19%
3.25 - 3.49
9%
3.00 - 3.24
2%
2.50 - 2.99
-
2.00 - 2.49
-

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
625 average |590-660 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
10%
• Score 600 - 700
59%
• Score 500 - 600
30%
• Score 400 - 500
1%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
• Score 700 - 800
13%
• Score 600 - 700
67%
• Score 500 - 600
20%
• Score 400 - 500
1%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
28 average |26-30 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
26%
• Score 24 - 29
69%
• Score 18 - 23
5%
• Score 12 - 17
0%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (FSU)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $6,507|Out-of-state: $21,673 (28.76%)
  • Room & Board: - $10,458 (46.22%)
  • Other Expenses: - $1,000 (4.42%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $4,660 (20.6%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Florida State University accepts prepayment plan, installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Not reported
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning March 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 001489
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
5,139 (82.8%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
3,183 (61.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
3,132 (98.4%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
651 (20.8%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
70%
Average Award
$14,486
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,932 (93.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $13,458
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,709 (54.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,444
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 2,228 (71.1%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
665 (10.7%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $5,418

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
20,291 (69.5%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
14,299 (70.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
14,027 (98.1%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
1,545 (11.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
65%
Average Award
$13,013
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 12,637 (90.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $10,859
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 9,113 (65.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,709
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 7,825 (55.8%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
4,466 (15.3%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $4,987

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
50%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$23,679
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
7.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
2.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships, Academic Competitiveness Grants, National SMART Grants
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Cinema/Film/Broadcasting, Dance, Music, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Local/State Students

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,400

Academics & Instruction (FSU)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Students required to own/lease a computer

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


1,448

Part-Time Faculty


326

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


76%

Regular Class Size


  • Not reported

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • Not reported

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
4,066,068
Computer Ownership
Students required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
1100
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Not Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Florida State University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


93.5%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


62.6%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


78.1%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


80.2%

Programs & Majors (FSU)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (49)


  • Accounting
  • Acting
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General
  • Biochemistry
  • Biomathematics, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology, Other
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology
  • Chemistry, General
  • Chemistry, Other
  • Communication and Media Studies, Other
  • Computer Software and Media Applications, Other
  • Creative Writing
  • Criminology
  • Dance, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Economics, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations, Other
  • Film/Cinema/Video Studies
  • Finance, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Geography
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Graphic Design
  • History, General
  • Hospitality Administration/Management, General
  • Human Development and Family Studies, General
  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies
  • Interior Design
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Jazz/Jazz Studies
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Mathematics, General
  • Meteorology
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Music Therapy/Therapist
  • Music, General
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Statistics, General

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Social sciences, Biological/life sciences

Online Degrees


Engineering, education, criminology, mathematics, computer science, statistics, law

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Nursing Practice, Doctor of Education, Doctor of Music, Doctor of Medicine, Juris Doctor

Master's Programs of Study (143)


  • Accounting
  • American Studies
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Applied Economics
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Applied Statistics
  • Archaeology
  • Architecture
  • Art Education
  • Art History
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Arts Administration
  • Asian Studies
  • Atmospheric Sciences
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biostatistics
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Cell Biology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Child and Family Studies
  • Civil Engineering
  • Classics
  • Communication Disorders
  • Communication--General
  • Community College Education
  • Computational Sciences
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Systems Security
  • Corporate and Organizational Communication
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Cultural Studies
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Dance
  • Demography and Population Studies
  • Early Childhood Education
  • East European and Russian Studies
  • Ecology
  • Economics
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Measurement and Evaluation
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Educational Policy
  • Educational Psychology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Elementary Education
  • Energy and Power Engineering
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • English Education
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Law
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Evolutionary Biology
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Family and Consumer Sciences-General
  • Film, Television, and Video Production
  • Finance and Banking
  • Food Science and Technology
  • Foreign Languages Education
  • Foundations and Philosophy of Education
  • French
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • Geosciences
  • German
  • Health Education
  • Higher Education
  • History
  • Human Resources Management
  • Industrial Design
  • Industrial/Management Engineering
  • Information Studies
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Insurance
  • Interior Design
  • International Affairs
  • International Business
  • International and Comparative Education
  • Italian
  • Law
  • Library Science
  • Management Information Systems
  • Management Strategy and Policy
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Marine Sciences
  • Marketing
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Materials Engineering
  • Materials Sciences
  • Mathematical and Computational Finance
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Education
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Media Studies
  • Meteorology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Museum Studies
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Neuroscience
  • Nursing Education
  • Nursing and Healthcare Administration
  • Nursing--General
  • Nutrition
  • Oceanography
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Plant Biology
  • Political Science
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Administration
  • Public Health--General
  • Public History
  • Public Policy
  • Reading Education
  • Religion
  • Rhetoric
  • Science Education
  • Slavic Languages
  • Social Sciences Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Special Education
  • Sport Psychology
  • Sports Management
  • Statistics
  • Structural Biology
  • Taxation
  • Theater
  • Therapies--Dance, Drama, and Music
  • Urban and Regional Planning
  • Writing

Campus Life (FSU)

Location & Geography

Population


186,411

Nearest Metropolitan Area


Campus Size


477 acres

Weather


Temperature
38.1 average low in January, 90.8 average high in September
Rain
115 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Bus Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Tallahassee
Nearest Train Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Tallahassee

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


20% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


80%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Seminoles
School Colors
Garnet and gold

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, bowling, football, golf, racquetball, sand volleyball, soccer, softball, table tennis, tennis, track and field, weight lifting, wrestling

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Florida State University offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, student government, honors program, golden key honor society, marching chiefs, intramural sports

Sororities


25% of women participate

Fraternities


19% of men participate

ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus, Navy ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered on campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


29,370

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
33,093
Women
18,440
Men
14,653

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 2.4% Asian
  • 8.3% Black/African-American
  • 20.7% Hispanic/Latino
  • 3.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 63.1% White
  • 1.5% Unknown

International Students


1.5% from 102 countries

Average Age


21

Number of Graduate Students


8,354

Student Resources (FSU)