More than a third of all applicants get rejected by Florida State, and you're going to need relatively strong grades and test scores to get in. In the scattergram above, the blue and green dots represent accepted students. You can see that the great majority of successful applicants had "B" or higher averages, SAT scores of about 1650 or higher, and ACT composite scores of 23 or higher. Higher numbers clearly improve your chances of getting an acceptance letter, and almost no students with "A" averages and above average SAT scores were rejected.
Note that there are some red dots (rejected students) and yellow dots (waitlisted students) hidden behind the green and blue in the middle of the graph. A few students with grades and test scores that were on target for FSU did not get accepted. Note also that several students were accepted with test scores and grades a bit below the norm. This is largely because Florida State takes into consideration the rigor of your high school courses, not just your grades. The admissions officers also like to see grades that have trended upward, a strong essay, and skills in the arts or athletics.
To learn more about Florida State University, high school GPAs, SAT scores and ACT scores, these articles can help:
- FSU Admissions Profile
- What's a Good SAT Score?
- What's a Good ACT Score?
- What's Considered a Good Academic Record?
- What is a Weighted GPA?