If you want to apply to FSU, the regular decision application deadline is March 1 and the fee for the application costs $30. Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students with financial need may qualify for for an application fee waiver.
Students who apply for Fall should receive an admissions decision no later than February 18.
Florida State University does not offer early decision or early action..
Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.
Getting into FSU is very difficult. FSU evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.
In 2021, FSU accepted 32% of all applicants., around 20,668 of the 63,691 students who applied.
Schools that are very difficult to get into, like FSU, accept fewer than 60% of all applicants. At least 50% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT and over 26 on the ACT.
Transfer student admissions is very difficult.
Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are given the most weight when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengthsand any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that prioritize the areas where you shine.
|Alumni/ae Relations||Not Considered|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Not Considered|
|Racial/Ethnic Status||Not Considered|
|Religious Affiliation/Commitment||Not Considered|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|Standardized Test Scores||Important|
To apply, all applicants to FSU must submit the following items. Double check with FSU's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for some||Details (if any)|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to FSU have an average unweighted GPA of 4.2.
Out of all students that were admitted, 76.8% submitted a class rank. At FSU 46% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 80.6% were in the top 25% and 98% were in the top 50%.
Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.
|At Florida State University, students GPAs fall in the following ranges|
|3.75 and 3.99||29.3%|
|3.50 and 3.74||32.2%|
|3.25 and 3.49||21.8%|
|3.00 and 3.24||8.8%|
|2.50 and 2.9||2.9%|
|2.00 and 2.49||0.2%|
|FSU does look at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.|
FSU does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2021, 65.2% of FSU's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 34.8% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other FSU applicants, you should strive to earn between 1230 and 1350 (or higher!) on the SAT. At FSU 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1350 and 25% of scored lower than 1230, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of FSU students scored 670 or higher and 75% of students scored 620 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of FSU students scored 680 or higher, and 75% scored a 620 or higher.
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To be most competitive at FSU, you should strive to earn between 27 and 31 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 31 means you fall in the 75th percentile for FSU's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 31, and three out of four students scored lower than 31 on the ACT.
A 27 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for FSU students. Only one out of every four students scored below 27.
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For transfer students, it is very difficult to get admitted to FSU.
For transfer students wishing to start in the Fall, the deadline to apply is June 1.
Transfer students can enroll in FSU during the following terms: Fall Term Spring Term Summer Term
Can I defer my acceptance to FSU?
Students who are admitted to FSU must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department..
Does FSU accept transfer credits?
FSU accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. FSU accepts:
CLEP subject tests ACE recommendations for credit
Does FSU accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
FSU accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) creditsand Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to FSU?
FSU. is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.
How hard is it to get into FSU? FSU is a very selective institution. The FSU acceptance rate is 32%. This means that the institution accepts 32 out of every 100 applicants.
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First-Year Applications are Due
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
The median ACT score of an admitted student to FSU is 28. Students with an ACT score of 31 and above have a good chance of getting into FSU. Students with an ACT score that falls between 27 and 31 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 27 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At FSU, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 4.16. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.
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