• Address: 222 S. Copeland Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32306-1037

  • Phone Number: (850) 644-2525

  • Website: http://www.fsu.edu/

About

Florida State University is a public university also known as ‘FSU’ was established in the year 1851. It is regarded as one of the oldest continuous sites for higher education in Florida and the university is one of the best public research universities in the nation.

The public sea-grant and space-grant research university is located and headquartered at Tallahassee, Florida, and has over 1,633 acres of campus. The main campus located in Tallahassee have around 485 acres of area.

The university is known for offering excellent degrees and programs for the students and has around 5,966 academic staff dedicated to aid the students and provide a world-class education. It also offers various online programs for the students across the world and is regarded as one of 0the best online colleges in Florida.

It has around 41,173 students currently enrolled in the university from all the Florida County as well as students from 132 different countries.

  • The student-faculty ratio of the university is 24:1.

  • The FSU acceptance rate is 58%.

The university is regarded as one of the top universities in the nation for providing world-class education as well as facilities to the students in order to help the students in more than one ways. Services and facilities such as financial aid, Yellow Ribbon Programs, e-Library, students portal, and many more are offered to the students.

Online Education at Florida State University

The university offers various online programs for the students who are interested in distance learning programs and doesn't compromise on the quality of education they offer to the online students. It offers the students a chance to learn at their own pace.

It provides various resources for the online students, which includes access to all the services and facilities that are provided to the on-campus students as well as specialized facilities to make online learning more convenient.  

  • The online programs offered by the university are accredited and the university allows the convenience of transfer of credits.

  • The FSU offers numerous online programs that are well structured and made easy for all the students to understand the curriculum with minimum monitoring.

  • The university uses an LMS named Canvas to enable students to maintain all their resources easily and monitor attendance, course completion, announcements, financial aid, and much more.

  • The email system at the university is a personalized web-based process that allows them to share and receive information and act the best communication medium.


Rankings and Reviews

The reviews regarding the university are mostly positive and suggest that the university lives up to its reputation of being one of the elite universities in the United States. Few reviews are listed below. 

  • The university is filled with various resources. The students are allowed to participate in numerous co-curricular, and athletic activities, that makes it one of the top universities for higher education.

  • The university offers world-class facilities, knowledgeable faculty, helpful staff, and the administrative team.

  • FSU is an amazing place to earn a degree, whether online or offline.

Overview

Institution Type

(4 Years) Public

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Headquartered at

Tallahassee, Florida

FAFSA/Federal School Code

001489

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Institutional Accreditation

SACSCOC

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Programmatic Accreditation

ABET, CSWE

Historically Black College or University

No

Data Source: http://www.fsu.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS, Federal Student Aid, CHEA.

Accreditation

The university is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). The university has several specialized programs, which are programmatically accredited.

Programmatic Accreditations

  • Engineering and Technology related programs are accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).

  • Social Work programs are accredited by the Council on Social Work Education Commission on Accreditation (CSWE).

Statistics

Key Statistics
Student Faculty Ratio 24: 1
Retention Rate Full Time: 93 % Part Time: 79 %
Total Population 41,173
Student Population Full Time: 35,201 Part Time: 5,972
Gender Division Male: 44 % Female: 56 %

Graduation Rate

The College Monk

Male: 77 %

The College Monk

Female: 82 %

Total Graduation Rate: 80 %

Graduation rate with bachelors degree completed

Race & Ethnicity

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2016.

Majors and Online Programs

Florida State University (FSU) offers 53 online programs across 14 Majors

Business Management

Offering 10 programs accross 3 degrees

Human Services

Offering 4 programs accross 3 degrees

Information Technology

Offering 3 programs accross 2 degrees

Computer Science

Offering 2 programs accross 1 degrees

Education

Offering 16 programs accross 5 degrees

Criminal Justice

Offering 3 programs accross 3 degrees

Public Administration

Offering 2 programs accross 1 degrees

Interdisciplinary Studies

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Information Systems

Offering 3 programs accross 2 degrees

Nursing

Offering 4 programs accross 2 degrees

Law

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Health Science

Offering 2 programs accross 2 degrees

Homeland Security

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Psychology

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Admissions

Florida State University (FSU) Acceptance Rate is 58%

Application Fee
Undergraduate Application Fee $30
Graduate Application Fee $30

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2017.

Admission Statistics
Total Applicants 29,027
Total Applicants Admitted 16,840
Applicants Enrolled 6,282
Full time Applicants Enrolled 6,215
Part Time Applicants Enrolled 67
Admission Requirements
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Required
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2016.

Florida State University (FSU) Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)
Number of students submitting SAT scores 2,400
Number of students submitting ACT scores 3,882
Percent of students submitting SAT scores 38%
Percent of students submitting ACT scores 62%
SAT Math 600 average 560 - 640 range
SAT Critical Reading 600 average 560 - 640 range
SAT Writing 600 average 560 - 640 range
ACT Composite 27 average 25 - 29 range

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2015-2016.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

The university offers several financial aids to the students who are unable to pursue higher education due to monetary issues, the financial assistance is offered in various forms, which includes loans, grants, scholarships, and work-study programs.

The students must fill up the FAFSA form in order to apply for the financial aid. Florida State University federal school code is 001489.

The students are offered several scholarship opportunities, which includes Arxan Cyber Security Scholarships, Deeb Scholarships, My Perfect Plants Scholarships, and many more.

Various Federal Aids are also offered to the students such as Pell Grant, TEACH Grants, Federal Work-Study, and many more.

The Institutional Aids include Florida State University Grant, FSU Foundation, Athletic Scholarships, and William "Cody" Goodman Scholarship.

The State Aids include Florida Student Assistance Grant (FSAG), Bright Futures Scholarship, and First Generation Matching Grant.

Being a military friendly university, the students also receive several Military Aids, such as Post 9/11 GI Bill, and Tuition Assistance.

Federal Aid

Federal Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Pell Grant $4,540 Undergraduate. U.S Citizen or an Eligible Non- Citizen June 30th, 2018
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant $975 Undergraduate. U.S Citizen or an Eligible Non- Citizen June 30th, 2018
TEACH Grant $975 Undergraduate or Graduate. 3.25 CGPA. June 30th, 2018
Federal Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Federal Work-Study $6,442 U.S. Citizen or non-citizen eligible Satisfactory academic progress. May 15th, 2018
Federal Loans Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Direct Subsidized Loans $6,442 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen Enrolled at least half-time June 30th, 2018
Direct Unsubsidized Loans $6,442 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen Enrolled at least half-time June 30th, 2018
Direct PLUS Loans $6,442 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen Enrolled at least half-time June 30th, 2018

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Scholarships and Grants

Institutional Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Florida State University Grant $1,800 Undergraduate. Enrolled at least half-time Varies
Florida State Graduate Grant $1,000 Graduate. Enrolled at least half-time Varies
Institutional Scholarships Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
FSU Foundation Varies Undergraduate. Satisfactory Academic Achievement March 30th, 2019
Athletic Scholarships Varies Active participation. Demonstrate Achievement In sports. Varies
Arxan Cyber Security Scholarship $2,000 Undergraduate. Varies
William "Cody" Goodman Scholarship $1,000 Undergraduate. 2.5 GPA Varies

Data Source: http://www.fsu.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

State Grants and Scholarships

State Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Florida Student Assistance Grant (FSAG) $2,474 Residents of Florida. Demonstrate the Financial need. June 15th, 2018
First Generation Matching Grant $2,474 Residents of Florida. Full-time Student. May 15th, 2018
State Scholarships Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Bright Futures Scholarship Varies Resident Of Resident. Satisfactory Academic Progress. June 15th, 2018

Data Source: http://www.fsu.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Military and Veteran Benefits

Military Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Post 9/11 GI Bill $4,965 Honorably Discharged from the military. Served 30 days after Sep10,2001. Varies
Tuition Assistance $3,629 Members of Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, and Coast Guard. Varies

Data Source: http://www.fsu.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal Aid based on family income

Family Income Average Federal Aid per year
Under $30,000 $10,220
$30,001 - $48,000 $12,150
$48,001 - $75,000 $16,097
$75,001 - $110,000 $18,922
Over $110,000 $19,812

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal, State or Institutional Aid Awarded Percent Avg Amount per year
Undergraduate students awarded Pell grants 31% $3,963
Federal, State or Institutional aid awarded for Full-time, first-time undergraduates 83% $5,310
Federal Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 26% $4,761
Institutional Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 44% $3,328
Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 36% $7,122
Federal Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 36% $6,442
Average aid awarded as grant or scholarship $ 16,506
Post-9/11 GI Bill Award Number of Students Amount per year
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits 723 $5,690
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduate students 570 $4,965
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduate students 153 $8,392

Data Source: http://www.fsu.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

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