Florida State University

Florida State University Data & Information Overview

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How Well Is Florida State University Ranked?

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2022 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Florida State University was awarded 802 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is education/teaching of individuals with vision impairments including blindness.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked Florida State as #210 out of 2,576 colleges and universities in the country on its 2022 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation.

Florida State also holds the #6 spot on the Best Colleges in Florida ranking.

See all of the rankings for Florida State University.

Is It Hard to Get Into Florida State?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Florida State University is a competitive 49%, so make sure you take your application seriously when putting it together. Even leaving out a minor detail could be a reason to move you to the rejection pile.

Average Test Scores

About 38% 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 670. Math scores were between 590 and 660.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Florida State University  ( 600 to 670 )

SAT Math Scores for Florida State University  ( 590 to 660 )
Florida State received ACT scores from 63% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 26 and 30.

ACT Composite Scores for Florida State University  ( 26 to 30 )

Learn more about Florida State University admissions.

Florida State University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Florida State University is 21 to 1, which is high when compared to the national average of 15 to 1. This may indicate that some of your classes will be larger in size than they would be at other schools. However, upper level classes will probably be smaller.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Florida State University is 85%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  85 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Florida State University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 93% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Florida State University enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  93 out of 100

Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At Florida State the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 62%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  62 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Florida State University.

Florida State University Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 33,270 undergraduates at Florida State with 29,879 being full-time and 3,391 being part-time.

How Much Does Florida State University Cost?

The overall average net price of Florida State is $9,789. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Florida State

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$5,360 $6,816 $10,583 $15,074 $16,000

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Florida State, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Florida State, approximately 32% of students took out student loans averaging $7,443 a year. That adds up to $29,772 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Florida State is 3.5%. 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.

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How Much Money Do Florida State Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Florida State make around $46,400 per year during the early years of their employment. That's great news for Florida State students since it is 17% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


See which majors at Florida State University make the most money.

Location of Florida State University

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

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Contact details for Florida State are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 222 S. Copeland Street, Tallahassee, FL 32306-1037
Phone: 850-644-2525
Website: https://www.fsu.edu/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/floridastate
Twitter: http://twitter.com/floridastate

Florida State University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 97 majors graduated from Florida State University. Of these students, 9,941 received undergraduate degrees and 3,060 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
General Psychology 825 $27,500
Finance & Financial Management 550 $48,200
Criminal Justice & Corrections 537 $30,000
Marketing 466 $43,500
General English Literature 431 $27,200
Political Science & Government 418 $32,100
Computer Information Systems 407 $50,800
General Biology 379 $21,800
International Relations & National Security 364 $28,100
Human Development & Family Studies 309 $25,600

Learn more about the majors offered at Florida State University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Florida State

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2018-2019, 19,802 students took at least one online class at Florida State University. This is an increase from the 17,253 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2018-2019 19,802 3,306
2017-2018 17,253 2,738
2016-2017 16,355 2,461
2015-2016 14,985 2,385
2013-2014 10,942 1,780

Learn more about online learning at Florida State University.

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Notes and References


*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.


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