U.S. News & World Report named Florida State University the most efficient high quality university in the country (2012). This year, the university's value ranking rose from 42nd among public universities to 40th, evidence that Florida State combines an outstanding education with economic value.
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.
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 named No. 1 in the nation by “America's Best Architectural and Design School,” 2013. U.S. News & World Report, “Best Graduate Schools,” 2014 edition, ranks the School of Library and Information Studies' school library media program No. 1. Numerous other programs at Florida State rank in the Top 5.
Following another outstanding athletic year in 2012-13 in which Florida State won four ACC Championships including one in football, the Seminoles have started the 2013-14 season near the top in every fall sport. Football and soccer each entered October ranked in the national Top 10 and volleyball was ranked in the Top 20.
Florida State University leads Florida in five 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 has the highest job placement in Florida and one of the highest passing rates on the Florida Bar Exam.
|1||Most Efficient of the high quality universities in the United States:
U.S. News & World Report, 2012
|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:
“America's Best Architectural and Design School 2013”
|1||School of Library and Information Studies' 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||National Chapter of the Year, Black Law Students Association
National Black Law Students Association, three times since 2006.
|1||National High Magnetic Field Laboratory:
The only national lab in Florida. Holds the most world records for the most powerful magnets on Earth.
|2||FSU Athletics, second in the nation, overall performance:
Following ACC championships in football, volleyball and women's cross country and a national semifinal appearance by the soccer team, FSU is poised to continue its historic run of record finishes in the Learfield Sports Director's Cup Standings. FSU has placed 5th, 9th, and 5th in the past three Director's Cups, marking the first Top 10 finishes in the history of the program.
|3||College of Law, nation's 3rd best for Hispanic Students:
Hispanic Business Magazine. The College of Medicine was ranked 7th.
|4||Best Value College:
Princeton Review and USA Today
|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
|9||College of Law:
National Jurist, (2013) ranks the College of Law as the 9th "Best Value Law School" in the country, based on employment, bar passage rates, tuition, cost of living and average debt upon graduation.
|26||Best Value University:
Kiplinger's “Best Values in Public Colleges, 2013, ranks four-year schools that combine outstanding education with economic value.
|40||“Top Public Universities”
U.S. News & World Report, 2013
Florida State rose two spots among the nation's Top 50 public institutions to 40th.
In STEM, (science, technology, engineering and math) FSU leads the state in five of eight STEM fields.
|1||National Science Foundation Funding:
Receives more in National Science Foundation funding than any other university in the state.
Highest percentage of alumni giving back of any university in Florida.
All three Rhodes Scholars from public universities in Florida since 2006 have been from FSU.
|1||College of Law:
Highest job placement.
|1||College of Law:
Students' passing rate of 96% on the Florida Bar Exam leads the state.
Student Fulbright Scholars: