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Florida State University Data & Information Overview

4,339 awards Ranking Badges
Great Price Value for Your Money
32% Acceptance Rate
Find out more about how Florida State University ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below. Want to know more about a specific stat? Just click on its tile, and you’ll go to a page that goes more in-depth on that subject. You can also use the links below to go directly to any section on this page.

How Well Is Florida State University Ranked?

#120 Best Colleges in Nation
#3 Best Colleges in FL
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Vision Impairments Including Blindness Highest Ranked Major
Quality Badge

2023 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 4,339 badges in the 2023 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is education/teaching of individuals with vision impairments including blindness.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2023 analysis, Florida State is ranked #120 out of 2,241 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Florida State held the #210 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Out of the 77 colleges in Florida, Florida State is ranked at #3.

See all of the rankings for Florida State University.

Is It Hard to Get Into Florida State?

32% Acceptance Rate
60% Of Accepted Are Women
65% Submit SAT Scores

Acceptance Rate

If you're applying to Florida State University you'll face some tough competition, since the school's acceptance rate is only 32%. Definitely don't wait until the last minute to submit your application, since applying early may be in your favor.

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 620 and 680. Math scores were between 600 and 670.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Florida State University  ( 620 to 680 )

SAT Math Scores for Florida State University  ( 600 to 670 )
Florida State received ACT scores from 35% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 27 and 31.

ACT Composite Scores for Florida State University  ( 27 to 31 )

Learn more about Florida State University admissions.

Florida State University Faculty

21 to 1 Student to Faculty
85% Full Time Teachers

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

95% Freshmen Retention
66% On-Time Graduation Rate

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 95% 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  95 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 66%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  66 out of 100

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

Florida State University Undergraduate Student Diversity

29,072 Full-Time Undergraduates
38.5% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
57.9% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 32,543 undergraduates at Florida State with 29,072 being full-time and 3,471 being part-time.

How Much Does Florida State University Cost?

$9,946 Net Price
25% Take Out Loans
$24,564 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of Florida State is $9,946. 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 +
$4,950 $7,349 $11,506 $15,203 $16,126

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 25% of students took out student loans averaging $6,141 a year. That adds up to $24,564 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Florida State is 2.8%. 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?

$53,449 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Florida State make about $53,449 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. That's great news for Florida State students since it is 26% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year.


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

Location of Florida State University

Florida State
29,072 Full-Time Undergraduates
Midsize City Campus Setting
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

Florida State University Majors

98 Majors With Completions
9,875 Undergraduate Degrees
3,140 Graduate Degrees
During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 98 majors graduated from Florida State University. Of these students, 9,875 received undergraduate degrees and 3,140 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 824 $26,859
Criminal Justice & Corrections 565 $31,412
Finance & Financial Management 557 $51,300
Marketing 520 $46,163
Political Science & Government 477 $31,872
Computer Information Systems 398 $54,221
General English Literature 340 $27,906
General Biology 328 $22,171
Human Development & Family Studies 328 $25,541
International Relations & National Security 317 $30,421

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

97% Take At Least One Class Online
78% Take All Classes Online

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 2019-2020, 42,355 students took at least one online class at Florida State University. This is an increase from the 19,802 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 42,355 33,875
2018-2019 19,802 3,306
2017-2018 17,253 2,738
2016-2017 16,355 2,461
2015-2016 14,985 2,385

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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