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Colleges / Florida State University

Florida State University

Tallahassee, FL 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate37%
Acceptance Rate37%

About FSU

Florida State University is a public research university in Tallahassee, Florida. FSU is known for its academic excellence, vibrant campus life, and strong athletic programs. 

As an R1 institution, Florida State University is classified among the top research universities in the US and is committed to research and innovation. In addition to top faculty researchers leading projects as experts in their fields, FSU students have plenty of opportunities to participate in undergraduate research and hands-on experiences. 

FSU has a large student population, but a typical student can be described as academically driven, committed to the FSU community, and engaged in academics as well as extracurricular activities. There are many opportunities for students to gain learning experiences outside of the classroom with internships, study abroad, community service, volunteer work, and student organizations. 

The Florida State University campus life is very energetic with a large student population. FSU is community oriented and very active with campus events and activities to share school spirit. For example, days when sporting events fall on Fridays are known as Garnet and Gold Fridays and students are encouraged to wear school colors as a way to share school spirit. 

FSU is known for its strong athletic programs, especially football. Football games are major events for the campus community. FSU is a Division I school and member of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC). The FSU Seminole teams compete against schools like Virginia Tech, Boston College, Clemson, and Duke. FSU students love to support their teams, and students are encouraged to wear their school colors on “Garnet and Gold Fridays.” 

Did You Know?

Florida State University is distinguished for meteorology research. The university is home to the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory which is one of the largest and highest-powered magnet laboratories in the world and home to the Center for Ocean-Atmospheric Prediction Studies which is a leading meteorology and atmospheric science center. 

What the CC community is saying about Florida State University

"My son chose FSU specifically because it was a friendly, welcoming campus. His experience, on Accepted Student Days, was of current students and faculty saying “oh, you’re coming here? That’s great! You’ll love it!”"

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Florida State University is a public, state institution in the city of Tallahassee, Florida. FSU was founded in 1851. The college enrolls around 45,130 students a year, including 33,593 undergraduate students.

FSU Acceptance Rate

It is very difficult to get into FSU. FSU admitted 37% of all applicants in 2022. Out of 65,235 applications received in 2022, 24,183 students were offered admission.

Florida State University Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 37%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Test Optional May require tests
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 64.5%

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Florida State University is locatedin the city of Tallahassee, Florida, in the city of TALLAHASSEE.

If you are interested in seeing FSU for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take I-10 to Tallahassee, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Tallahassee International Airport.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Florida State University and Tallahassee are like without leaving home.

College Info

600 West College Avenue Tallahassee, FL 32306

Campus Setting: Urban

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

Florida State University is a member of the Coalition for College.

More than an application, the Coalition provides free tools and resources to help students through the college admissions process, beginning as early as 9th grade.

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FSU SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1200 - 1330


Math SAT Range

580 - 660


Reading SAT Range

600 - 680

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

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Estimated Chance

1330 and Above


1200 to 1330


1200 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for FSU students is 1313. Applicants with SAT scores of 1330 and above have a good chance of being admitted to FSU, while applicants with SAT scores between 1200 to 1330 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1200 have a low chance of being offered a spot at FSU.

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Student Life

Wondering what life at FSU is like? There are approximately 45,130 students enrolled at FSU, including 33,593 undergraduate students and 11,537 graduate students. 90% percent of students attend school full-time, 88% percent are from FL and 12% percent of students are from other states.


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