Florida State University is a comprehensive, national graduate research university that puts research into action for the benefit of our students and society. With an impressive breadth of leading graduate, professional and undergraduate programs, and an international reputation in the sciences and humanities, Florida State University is a demanding and intellectually stimulating environment for students and faculty.
Florida State offers leading undergraduate, graduate and professional programs. Many units have programs that consistently rank among the nation’s top twenty-five public universities, including those in Physics, Chemistry, Statistics, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Meteorology, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Criminology, Information, Creative Writing, Public Policy, Business and Law.
Florida State University's arts programs—dance, film, music and theatre—rank among the finest in the world.
The university is home to the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, funded by the National Science Foundation. Other research centers, such as the Center for Advanced Power Systems, are supported by the U.S. Departments of Defense and Energy. The NHMFL and CAPS, among other labs, place Florida State University at the cutting edge of research and its application to industry.
The Pathways of Excellence Initiative integrates Florida State University’s academic and research accomplishments and aspirations.