At A Glance

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At a Glance


Founded: 1851, the oldest continuous site of higher education in Florida

Setting: Urban, mid-size city in northwest Florida; sub-tropical climate

Character: Comprehensive, Research, Traditional, Residential, Public, and Coeducational


Enrollment: 41,473 total students, 32,459 undergraduates

Students from: all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and 131 countries; 82% of students from Florida, 11% out of state, 7% international

Profile: 55% female, 33% minority

Faculty: 2,409


Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 25:1

Class Size: 80% of our classes have fewer than 40 students

Freshman Retention Rate: 93%

Graduation Rate: 79%

Top 5 Majors: Business, Biological Sciences, Engineering, Psychology, Criminology



Did you Know?

U.S. News and World Report ranks FSU No. 38 among top public universities.

Times Higher Education 2015-2016 ranked Florida State No. 32 out of all public universities in the nation. FSU is one of only 147 U.S. institutions listed on this publication’s roster of 800 world-ranked universities.

The Journal of Criminal Justice Education ranked Florida State’s College of Criminology and Criminal Justice No. 1 in the nation for faculty research.

The College of Law is ranked the state’s No. 1 law school for job placement.

FSU is named a BEST VALUE UNIVERSITY by Kiplinger’s “Best Values.”

The College of Music is ranked No. 5 among public universities and is one of the oldest and largest in the world.

Our 16 colleges offer more than 160 undergraduate majors.

Our location in the thriving capital city of Tallahassee provides numerous internship, employment, and cultural opportunities.

FSU offers more than 20 study centers around the globe, including year-round campuses in London, England; Florence, Italy; Panama City, Republic of Panama; and Valencia, Spain.

FSU’s College of Medicine is ranked No. 1 in the nation for instruction in community health, as cited by the Association of American Medical Colleges.

In the last decade, FSU has produced more Rhodes Scholars than any other college or university in the state of Florida.

Students at FSU have been awarded more Fulbright Scholarships than at any other college or university in the state of Florida.

House Beautiful voted FSU “Most Beautiful College Campus.”

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