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Florida State University

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

FSU Admissions

If you are planning on applying to FSU, the deadline for Fall 2023 admissions is March 1 and the fee for the application costs $30.

FSU Admissions Stats at a Glance

The following is an overiew of some of FSU's admissions stats.

FSU 2022 Admissions Statistics
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 47%
Mean SAT Score 1313
Admissions Test Policy Not optional and are considered
Applicants Who Submit SATs 64.5%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 35.5%
Waitlist No

Florida State University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Florida State University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No –– ––
Early Decision II –– –– ––
Early Action No –– ––
Regular Decision Yes March 1 ––

Applying Early to FSU?

FSU does not offer early decision or early action.

➡️ See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Florida State University Admissions

Transferring to Florida State University

Transfer student admissions is very difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to FSU

FSU has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into FSU?

Colleges consider a range of factors when determining 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 strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis on the admissions factors where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at FSU

Curious about the factors that are considered by FSU during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Academic GPA Important
Talent/Ability Important
Standardized Test Scores Important
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Geographical Residence Considered
Class Rank Considered
Work Experience Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Application Essay Considered
First Generation Considered
State Residency Considered
Volunteer Work Considered

Make sure to check with FSU for more information on admission factors.

FSU 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to FSU, all applicants must submit the following items. 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(S) of College Record
Transcript of High School Record
Standardized Test Scores
Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into FSU?

FSU has not provided an information about GPAs of accepted students. Any questions regarding applicant expectations should be addressed directly with the school. FSU considers weighted GPA scores from incomging students.

Out of all students that were admitted, 78% submitted a class rank. At FSU 47% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 79% were in the top 25% and 97% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Florida State University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 5.3%
3.75 and 3.99 28.5%
3.50 and 3.74 32.7%
3.25 and 3.49 21.2%
3.00 and 3.24 9.7%
2.50 and 2.9 2.5%
2.00 and 2.49 0.1%

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to FSU directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

FSU looks 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 2022, 64.5% of FSU's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 35.5% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for FSU?

To be competitive with other FSU applicants, you should aim to score between 1200 and 1330 (or higher!) on the SAT. At FSU 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1330 and 25% of scored lower than 1200, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a FSU student is 1313.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of FSU students scored 660 or higher and 75% of students scored 600 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 600 or higher.

What is a Good ACT Score for FSU?

To be most competitive at FSU, you should strive to earn between 26 and 30 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 30 means you fall in the 75th percentile for FSU's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 30, and three out of four students scored lower than 30 on the ACT.

A 26 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for FSU students. Only one out of every four students scored below 26.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

More Information on Transferring to Florida State University

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

FSU Admissions FAQs

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

Does FSU accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ FSU accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) 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.

What is FSU's acceptance rate?

✅ FSU has an acceptance rate of 37%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at FSU?

❌ FSU does not offer early decision.

Want To Learn More About FSU?

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FSU Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Very Selective


How hard is it to get into FSU? FSU is a very selective institution. The FSU acceptance rate is 37%. This means that the institution accepts 37 out of every 100 applicants.


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

FSU ACT Scores


ACT Range

26 - 30

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

30 and Above


26 to 30


26 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to FSU is 29. 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

1200 - 1330


Math SAT Range

580 - 660


Reading SAT Range

600 - 680

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

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.


Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

Not available

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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