Florida State University Review

Florida State University, located in Tallahassee, awards more than 2,000 degrees each year, undergraduate, graduate and professional. Academic programs offered include athletic training, finance, music composition and women's studies.

Florida State University Overview

Florida State University (FSU), established in 1851, is one of the largest and oldest universities in the state. The university originally occupied several acres and has grown to include over 540 buildings, a satellite campus in Panama City and a student population of approximately 39,000. In 2009, USA Today ranked the university as the fifth 'Best Value College' among public universities in the country.

FSU has Honors Program housing, as well as newly renovated residence halls on the east and west campuses and student apartments. Crenshaw Lanes, Club Downunder and the Askew Student Life Center all provide students with activities and entertainment, including bowling, movies, bands and gaming tournaments.

Admissions and Enrollment Overview

Florida State University's top five colleges by enrollment are social sciences, arts and sciences, education, business and human sciences. Prospective freshmen applicants will need to submit standardized test scores and official transcripts. Essays are recommended; however, they are not required. Admitted freshmen had an average GPA of 3.72 on a 4.0 scale, ACT scores of 26-29 and SAT scores of 1190-1330. FSU also offers a graduate school information packet, which includes admissions resources.

Campus Learning Environment and Facilities

The Florida State University library system is composed of seven libraries, including music, information, law, medical and engineering libraries. The Strozier Library, the main campus library open 24 hours a day, offers books, government documents, special collections and a number of library resources.

FSU's student-faculty ratio is 20.5:1. Computer labs are available in the Carothers, Union and Strozier buildings and provide students with webmaster tutorials, Microsoft Outlook support, software packages and general study resources. International study options are available for eligible students in study sites that include Australia, Croatia, Turkey and Peru.

Florida State University Colleges

  • College of Medicine
  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Motion Picture, Television & Recording Arts
  • College of Human Sciences
  • College of Social Work
  • College of Education
  • College of Criminology & Criminal Justice
  • College of Music
  • College of Social Sciences & Public Policy
  • College of Nursing
  • College of Law
  • College of Visual Arts, Theatre & Dance
  • College of Communication & Information
  • College of Business
  • College of Engineering

Contact Information

  • Address: 600 W. College Ave, Tallahassee, FL 32306
  • Phone Number: (850) 644-2525