Florida State University

6,470 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

6,470 reviews
  • Excellent
    1518
  • 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
This university has offered me everything I could have expected from a college and more. In terms of academics, I chose courses that are interesting to me and that apply to my major, and every course I have taken has been exceptional. My professors so far have been extremely helpful, some of them extending beyond the general expectations of a college professor. Aside from academics, there is never a dull moment at FSU. There is a plethora of activities to choose from every single day and night. Sitting in and watching Netflix is almost never an option because there is always so much to do and so many people to meet. It is a dream!
  • Freshman
  • 2 months ago
Attending Florida State University was the best decision I have ever made! Coming a Florida State as a freshman and it being the first time I was away from home, it is safe to say I was a little nervous about making friends and adjusting to life away from home as a college student. The Florida State community made the whole process extremely easy. The university offers a wide variety of clubs that gave me the opportunity to easily meet so many people. The professors here always willing to help and will usually have weekly office hours if you need extra help. I can not wait for my next years to come at Florida State!
  • Freshman
  • 2 months ago