Florida State University

6,468 reviews
  1. Tallahassee, FL
  2. 4 Year
A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    A+
  6. Party Scene
    A+
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    A+
  12. Safety
    C+
Florida State University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-A
Athletic Conference
Atlantic Coast Conference
Address
222 S. Copeland Street
Tallahassee, FL 32306
Website

Florida State University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
55%
SAT Range
1130-1280
ACT Range
26-29
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$16,737/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $12,737/ year
  • $30-48k
    $13,618/ year
  • $49-75k
    $16,473/ year
  • $76-110k
    $18,705/ year
  • $110k+
    $19,264/ year

Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
26:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
81%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.396 responses
59%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.404 responses
61%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.401 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
29,211Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
27%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 230 responses
Report
  • There is no typical student at FSU
    35%
  • Balanced
    31%
  • Partier
    12%
  • Focused
    10%
  • Average
    5%
  • Outgoing
    4%
  • Outgoing and Studious
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
61%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.530 responses
Poll
62%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.640 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 245 responses
Report
  • Yes all of the above please^
    43%
  • Unconquered
    16%
  • The best college experience out there
    13%
  • National Champions!
    12%
  • A competitive top university with room for improve
    5%
  • Great academics
    4%
  • Pretty
    2%

After Florida State University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$44,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
79%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
85%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.256 responses

Reviews

6,468 reviews
  • Excellent
    1516
  • Very Good
    2442
  • Average
    2060
  • Poor
    310
  • Terrible
    140
Like any other university, what you put into your experience is what you'll get out of it. This is especially true at a large institution like FSU. There's an enless amount of opportunities for everyone, both academic, social, and cultural. It's easy to feel "lost in the crowd" if you don't take the inititative to "put yourself out there." No one is going to hand you life experiences on a silver platter; you have to make the effort. You want to succeed academically and socially? Get involved in undergraduate research. Seek advice from faculty and peers. Join clubs and sports teams. Study abroad. Do an internship. These opportunities and more are available to those that want them. Your experience will be what you make of it, so put forth your best effort! I promise you can and will succeed at FSU
  • Senior
  • 1 month ago
Athletics are huge at FSU, especially football. During fall semester, all the students look forward to the football game every Saturday. FSU has a top notch recreation facility that is available for all students to use. It is very easy to get involved in intramural and club sports at FSU with sports ranging from quidditch to ultimate frisbee to battleship (basically dodgeball in canoes), to bowling, fishing, racquetball, water polo, to all the basics including basketball, baseball/softball, football, soccer, volleyball, etc. Go Seminoles!
  • College Sophomore
  • 11 months ago
I'm a senior psychology major, and I absolutely love it! The professors are amazing. Most of the courses only consist of 4 exams throughout a semester so the workload isn't bad. All of the classes are extremely interesting, but there's a lot of information to remember. There are a ton of research opportunities available for students interested in graduate programs who need experience, and they're an excellent opportunity for letters of recommendation. The psych advisers always send out emails about internships and jobs that are available. The advisers also help students determine what they want to do after they graduate and make sure they're on the right track to achieve their post-grad goals.
  • College Senior
  • Feb 9 2015