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FSU College Highlights and Selected National Rankings (As of January 2015)

Nation's No. 2 Most Efficient High-Quality University

U.S. News & World Report ranks Florida State University the No. 2 most efficient high-quality university in the country for 2015. The university was named the nation's most efficient in 2013 and 2014. Florida State also ranks 43rd among all public national universities in the U.S. News & World Report 2015 edition of "America's Best Colleges" — evidence that Florida State combines an outstanding education with economic value.

"Best Value" Public University

Florida State consistently delivers an affordable, high quality education and offers distinctive opportunities to engage its students. In 2012, the Princeton Review and USA Today ranked Florida State the 4th "Best Value" public university in the nation.

Programs ranked No. 1

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 graduate program in interior design was voted "Most Admired" in the nation in DesignIntelligence's "America's Best Architectural and Design Schools," for 2014. U.S. News & World Report, "Best Graduate Schools," 2014 edition, ranks the School of Information's school library media program No. 1. Numerous other programs at Florida State rank in the Top 5.

Outstanding Athletics

The Seminoles completed a banner year in 2013-2014, highlighted by the football team's National Championship, the third in school history and the first by a non-SEC team since 2005. FSU's soccer team played for the National Championship for the second time in school history and the softball team advanced to the Women's College World Series for the first time since 2004. FSU is one of only six schools in the nation to finish in the top 15 in each of the last seven years in the Learfield Sports Director's Cup. The Seminoles have two top 5 and a top 10 finish in the last four years.

Leading the State of Florida

Florida State University leads Florida in four of eight areas of external funding for the STEM disciplines (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). Leads in Rhodes Scholars, claiming all three of the Rhodes Scholars from public universities in Florida since 2006. Highest percentage of alumni giving back than any university in Florida. Highest amount of National Science Foundation research and development expenditures in the state. College of Law is the No. 1 law school in Florida with the highest job placement and one of the highest passing rates on the Florida Bar Exam.


RANKINGS

U.S.
1 College of Criminology and Criminal Justice:
Journal of Criminal Justice Education ranked FSU #1 among all criminology and criminal justice program faculties for faculty research.

1 Interior Design graduate program:
"Most Admired" by DesignIntelligence's "America's Best Architectural and Design Schools," 2014

1 School of Information's school library media program:
U.S. News & World Report, "Best Graduate Schools," 2014 edition.
The School is ranked 13th in the nation, its services for children and youth 5th, and its digital librarianship 11th.

1 Black Law Students Association:
In 2014, FSU's Black Law Students Association won first place in the National Thurgood Marshall Mock Trial Competition. In 2006, 2011 and 2012, the BLSA was named National Chapter of the Year by the National Black Law Students Association.

1 National High Magnetic Field Laboratory:
The only national lab in Florida. Holds the most world records for the most powerful magnets on Earth.

1 Best Online Computer Science Bachelor’s Degree Programs of 2015: 
Best online computer science bachelor’s degree program among both public and private universities, BestColleges.com.

2 Most efficient high-quality universities in the United States:
U.S. News & World Report, 2015. Florida State was named the nation's most efficient high-quality university in 2013 and 2014.

2 College of Education online program:
Best online graduate programs among both public and private universities, U.S. News & World Report, 2015

2 College of Law, nation's 2nd best for Hispanic students:
Hispanic Business Magazine, 2014

2 Best Online Criminology Bachelor’s Degree Programs of 2015: 
No. 2 best online criminology bachelor’s degree program among both public and private universities, BestColleges.com

3 Askew School of Public Administration and Policy faculty research productivity
A study published in the International Public Management Journal ranked the Askew School of Public Administration and Policy third in faculty research productivity in the U.S.

4 Best Value College:
Princeton Review and USA Today, 2012

4 College of Criminology and Criminal Justice online program, public universities:
Best online graduate programs, U.S. News & World Report 2015. The program is No. 7 among both public and private universities.

5 College of Business, undergraduate risk management and insurance program:
Ranked 5th among public universities and 6th overall, U.S. News & World Report, 2015

5 College of Music:
U.S. News & World Report, music programs at public universities

5 College of Motion Picture Arts:
U.S. News & World Report

5 Best Online Bachelor’s Degree Programs of 2015: 
No. 5 best online bachelor’s degree program among both public and private universities, BestColleges.com

6 College of Business:
"Best for Vets: Business Schools," Military Times, 2015

6 College of Nursing online Master of Science program, public universities:
U.S. News & World Report, 2014 Best Online Program Rankings. The college's program tied for No. 10 among both public and private universities.

7 College of Criminology & Criminology graduate program:
U.S. News & World Report, 2014

8 "Best Colleges for Vets"
Ranked 8th among four-year universities, Military Times, 2015

8 College of Medicine, nation's 8th best for Hispanic students:
Hispanic Business Magazine, 2014

8 Best Online MBA Programs of 2015: 
No. 8 best online Master of Business Administration program among both public and private universities, BestColleges.com

9 College of Business, undergraduate real estate program:
Ranked 9th among public universities and 12th overall, U.S. News & World Report, 2015

10 College of Law:
National Jurist (2014) ranked the College of Law as the 10th "Best Value Law School" in the country based on employment, bar passage rates, tuition, cost of living and average debt upon graduation.

10 College of Nursing:
Best online graduate programs, U.S. News & World Report 2014

13 School of Information online program, public universities:
Best online graduate program in information technology, U.S. News & World Report 2015. The program is No. 20 among both public and private universities.

15 Best Value University among large colleges:
Kiplinger's Personal Finance "Best Values in Public Colleges," 2015, ranks four-year schools that combine outstanding education with economic value. Florida State also was the No. 22 best value among public colleges for in-state students and No. 19 for out-of-state students.

16 College of Business online program, public universities:
Best online graduate program (excluding MBA), U.S. News & World Report 2015. The program is No. 26 among both public and private universities.

16 Public Affairs:
U.S. News & World Report's "Best Graduate Schools" 2012

18 International Programs, students who studied abroad:
Ranked 18th in the total number of students who studied abroad in 2012-13 by the Institute for International Education in "Open Doors," its annual report on international education statistics.

31 "Best Public Colleges and Universities"
The Business Journals, 2015

32 College of Law:
Business Insider's "50 Best Law Schools in America" 2015. Florida State is the only Florida law school in the top 50.

40 College of Business:
Ranked 40th undergraduate program among public universities, U.S. News & World Report, 2015

40 College of Education:
U.S. News & World Report's "Best Graduate Schools," 2016

43 "Top Public Universities"
U.S. News & World Report, 2014


FLORIDA
1 STEM funding:
In STEM, (science, technology, engineering and math) FSU leads the state in four of eight STEM fields.

1 National Science Foundation Funding:
Receives more in National Science Foundation funding than any other university in the state.

1 Alumni giving:
Highest percentage of alumni giving back of any university in Florida.

1 Rhodes Scholars:
All three Rhodes Scholars from public universities in Florida since 2006 have been from FSU.

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College of Law:
Ranked No. 1 Florida law school by Business Insider's "50 Best Law Schools in America" 2015. Florida State is the only Florida law school in the top 50.

1 College of Law:
Highest job placement in Florida. FSU Law is 26th in the nation among public law schools in job placement. Graduates also continue to excel on the Florida Bar Examination with an 82.8 percent passage rate compared to 72.9 percent for first time test takers.
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Student Fulbright Scholars:
For the second year in a row, one of the nation's top research institutions for producing student Fulbright scholars and leads the state in the number of students (10) who received Fulbright fellowships for the 2013-14 academic year.