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Florida State University Overview

Florida State University is a public institution situated in Tallahassee, Florida. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

What Is Florida State University Known For?

0 Undergraduate Awards
$27,367 Avg Cost After Aid
37% Acceptance Rate
  • The 1% student loan default rate at Florida State is better than the national rate of 10.1%. That's a good sign that you may be able to pay off student loans easier than your peers at other schools can.
  • The highest award offered at Florida State is the doctor's degree.
  • In <nil>, 83% of the faculty were full-time.
  • After graduation, Florida State bachelor's degree recipients go on to jobs where they make $57,007 a year. That's about 40% more than their peers at other schools.
  • It takes the average Florida State student 4.2 years to graduate. This is pretty good when compared to the national rate of 4.4 years.

Where Is Florida State University?


Contact details for Florida State are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 222 S. Copeland Street, Tallahassee, FL 32306-1037
Phone: 850-644-2525

How Do I Get Into Florida State?

You can apply to Florida State online at:

Admission Requirements for Florida State

Submission Required?
High School GPA Required
High School Rank Considered but not required
High School Transcript Required
College Prep Program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores Required
TOEFL Required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Florida State?

37% Acceptance Rate
60% Of Accepted Are Women
65% Submit SAT Scores
You'll need to do what you can to make your application stand out if you plan to apply to Florida State. The school screens its applicants carefully and has a fairly low acceptance rate of 37%. So, don't just throw your admission packet together at the last minute!

Approximately 40% of accepted students are men and 60% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 38%, and the acceptance rate for women is 37%.

Average Test Scores

About 65% of students accepted to Florida State submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 600 and 680. Math scores were between 580 and 660.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Florida State University  ( 600 to 680 )

SAT Math Scores for Florida State University  ( 580 to 660 )
Florida State received ACT scores from 36% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 25 and 32. Math scores were between 24 and 28. Composite scores were between 26 and 30.

ACT English Scores for Florida State University  ( 25 to 32 )
ACT Math Scores for Florida State University  ( 24 to 28 )
ACT Composite Scores for Florida State University  ( 26 to 30 )

Can I Afford Florida State University?

$27,367 Net Price
19% Take Out Loans
1.0% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Florida State is $27,367. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Florida State, approximately 19% of students took out student loans averaging $6,140 a year. That adds up to $24,560 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Florida State is 1.0%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Florida State University Undergraduate Student Diversity

30,153 Full-Time Undergraduates
58% Women
39% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 33,593 undergraduate students at Florida State, with 30,153 being full-time and 3,440 being part-time.


There are also 11,537 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 30,153 full-time undergraduates at Florida State, 42% are male and 58% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Florida State University students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 978
Black or African American 2,449
Hispanic or Latino 7,029
White 17,474
International Students 498
Other Races/Ethnicities 1,725

Geographic Diversity

Florida students aren't the only ones who study at Florida State University. At this time, 48 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 120 countries are represented at Florida State. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and Panama.

Online Learning at Florida State University

5,957 Took All Classes Online
26,129 Took At Least One Class Online
240.0% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2020-2021, 26,129 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Florida State has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 18th most popular in Florida for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2020-2021.

Online Growth Rankings of Florida State

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Florida State University was 240.0%. This is the #247 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at Florida State regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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