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FSU, Florida State University Profile - SAT Scores, Costs and Admissions Data


Florida State University

Florida State University

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Florida State University Fountain and Sculpture

Florida State University Fountain and Sculpture

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Florida State University

Florida State University

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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% of students belong to fraternities or sororities. The Florida State Seminoles compete in (and often dominate) the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Admissions Data (2013):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 40,695 (32,171 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 45% Male / 55% Female
  • 89% Full-time

Costs (2013 - 14):

  • Tuition and Fees: $6,507 (in-state); $21,673 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,000 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $9,912
  • Other Expenses: $4,124
  • Total Cost: $21,543 (in-state); $36,709 (out-of-state)

Florida State University Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of Students Receiving Aid: 96%
  • Percentage of Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 94%
    • Loans: 42%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $4,615
    • Loans: $6,972

Scholarships for Florida State (powered by Cappex.com)

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

Graduation, Retention and Transfer Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 91%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 8%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 53%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 75%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

Admissions Information for Other Florida Colleges and Universities:

Eckerd | Embry-Riddle | Flagler | Florida | Florida Atlantic | FGCU | Florida Tech | FIU | Florida Southern | Florida State | Miami | New College | Rollins | Stetson | UCF | UNF | USF | U of Tampa | UWF

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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