Florida State University.

Florida State University

Tallahassee, FL4 year degree
Out-of-state tuition
Acceptance rate

About Florida State University

Florida State University (Florida State or FSU) is a public research university in Tallahassee, Florida. It is a senior member of the State University System of Florida. Founded in 1851, it is located on the oldest continuous site of higher education in the state of Florida.The university is classified among "R1: Doctoral Universities – Very high research activity". The university comprises 16 separate colleges and more than 110 centers, facilities, labs and institutes that offer more than 360 programs of study, including professional school programs. The university has an annual budget of over $1.7 billion and an annual economic impact of over $10 billion. Florida State is home to Florida's only national laboratory, the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, and is the birthplace of the commercially viable anti-cancer drug Taxol. Florida State University also operates the John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art, the State Art Museum of Florida and one of the largest museum/university complexes in the nation. The university is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). For 2021, U.S. News & World Report ranked Florida State tied for the 19th best public university in the United States in the national university category.FSU's intercollegiate sports teams, commonly known by their "Florida State Seminoles" nickname, compete in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I and the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC). In their 113-year history, Florida State's varsity sports teams have won 20 national athletic championships and Seminole athletes have won 78 individual NCAA national championships.


  • Offers bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and associate degrees
  • 32,614 students
  • 0.21 faculty staff per student
  • Campus housing available
  • www.fsu.edu

Notable programs at Florida State University

Fine Arts
Most popular degree

The most popular degrees are Fine Arts, Environmental Science, Biology, Neuroscience, Business, Accounting, Actuarial Science, and Marketing.

Acceptance Rates

Acceptance Rate in 2017
Avg SAT Scores in 2017

17,381 students out of 35,334 applicants were accepted into Florida State University. They had an average SAT score of 1304. 38% of people submitted their SAT score along with their applications while 63% chose to submit their ACT score.

Tuition and costs

Out-of-state undergraduate tuition (2017)
In-state undergraduate tuition (2017)

In 2017, the out-of-state cost of tuition at Florida State University was $18,786, while for in-state students it was $5,656. After taking into account financial aid, the costs of books and supplies, room and board, and general living expenses, the average cost for out-of-state students was $27,060.

The average financial aid at Florida State University is $7,844. After factoring this in, out-of-state students pay $10,942 for undergraduate tuition on average.

Financial aid available at Florida State University

Family Income Level

Average Discount

Of undergrads receive grants
Of undergrads receive federal loans

88% of undergraduate students at Florida State University received grants or loans in 2017.

The average award discount is the ratio between the average grant or scholarship value, and the cost, which is the sum of out-of-state tuition, room, board, book, supplies, and other living expenses.

Average student living expenses at Florida State University

Room & board
Books & supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Florida State University was of $10,458 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000.

Diversity at Florida State University

Ethnic Mix, 2017

Student Gender Mix, 2017