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Colleges / Florida State University

About FSU

Florida State University is a public, state school located in the suburban setting of Tallahassee, FL

Founded in 1851, the institution currently enrolls around 43,569 students a year, including 32,543 undergrads. The institution runs on a semester academic calendar.

As of 2021, the total market value of the school endowment was $699,912,745.

Admissions Facts About FSU

Acceptance rate: 32%

Average GPA: 4.16

Mean ACT score: 28

Early Decision or Early Action: No/No

2022 Regular Decision Deadline: March 1

2022 Regular Decision Notification Date: February 18

FSU Acceptance Rate 2021

FSU is a very difficult school to get accepted to. FSU accepts around 32 percent of applicants each year.

The average high school GPA for a student at FSU is 4.16 on a 4.0 scale. The mean ACT scores is 28.

In 2021, 0 applicants were waitlisted and 0 waitlisted students got accepted.

Is FSU a good school?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are.

Retention, graduation rates, and job placement statistics can help you understand how satisfied students are with their school experience, and how effectively an institution prepares students for careers.

Retention and graduation rates

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at FSU, around 94 percent return for their sophomore year. Out of the 6,071 students who started at FSU as first-time freshman, 4,344 graduate within four years.

FSU's six-year graduation for undergrads is 84 percent. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61 percent for public schools and 67 percent for private.

Job outcomes and student debt

Job placement rates after graduation, average starting salaries, and the debt students graduate with can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. Within six months of graduating, 71 percent of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

Recent grads have an average starting salary of $36,293 a year. In 2020, students graduated with an average of $21,425 in student loans for each student with debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does FSU sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So the real question to ask yourself: is FSU a good school for YOU?

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All applicants will receive an admissions decision by February 18.

Read on to find out more about the admissions requirements and deadlines, student life, academics and majors and more. Or, visit the College Confidential forums to join the conversation about FSU and get personalized recommendations for other colleges that might be perfect for you.

College Info

600 West College Avenue Tallahassee, FL 32306

Campus Setting: Suburban

FSU Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Mar 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Jun 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to FSU is Mar 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to FSU is Jun 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs


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FSU ACT Scores


ACT Range

26 - 30

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to FSU is 28. Students with an ACT score of 30 and above have a good chance of getting into FSU. Students with an ACT score that falls between 26 and 30 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 26 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

FSU SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1220 - 1330


Math SAT Range

590 - 670


Reading SAT Range

610 - 670

FSU Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at FSU is like? There are approximately 42,218 students enrolled at FSU, including 33,038 undergraduate students and 9,180 graduate students. 90% percent of students attend school full-time, 89% percent are from FL and 11% percent of students are from other states.


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