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Florida State University

Tallahassee, FL 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate25%

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 university in the city of Tallahassee, Florida. FSU was founded in 1851. The university enrolls around 44,161 students a year, including 32,936 undergrad students.

FSU Acceptance Rate 2022

It is extremely difficult to get into FSU. Around 25% of applicants get into FSU each year. Out of 78,072 applications received in 2022, 19,547 students were offered admission.

Florida State University Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 25%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA Offered but % not available
Average GPA 4.0
Test Optional May require tests
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 68.1%

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

If you would like to see 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

1220 - 1360


Math SAT Range

590 - 680


Reading SAT Range

620 - 690

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Wondering what life at FSU is like? There are approximately 44,161 students enrolled at FSU, including 32,936 undergraduate students and 11,225 graduate students. 90% percent of students attend school full-time, 87% percent are from FL and 13% percent of students are from other states.


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