Florida State University

One of the nation's elite research universities, Florida State University preserves, expands, and disseminates knowledge in the sciences, technology, arts, humanities, and professions, while embracing a philosophy of learning strongly rooted in the traditions of the liberal arts.

FSU's welcoming campus is located on the oldest continuous site of higher education in Florida, in a community that fosters free inquiry and embraces diversity, along with championship athletics, and a prime location in the heart of the state capital.


Founded in 1851; oldest continuous site of higher education in Florida

Carnegie Commission classification: "Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity"

41,473 students from every Florida county and 140 countries

Accepted freshmen for 2016: 4.1 GPA; 1858 average SAT score

93% retention rate for freshmen; 79.4% graduation rate by sixth year

542 buildings on 1,604 acres; main campus in Tallahassee is 475 acres

2,409 traditional faculty; has included 6 Nobel Laureates

14,367 employees

Operating budget of $1,575,794,473

$200.8 million in contracts and grants brought in by faculty in 2015

341 degree programs: bachelor's, master's, doctoral, specialist, professional

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