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Francis Eppes VII

Pioneering leader, Francis Eppes VII, grandson of President Thomas Jefferson, made his move from Virginia to Florida in 1829. More...

The Beginning (1851-1905)

On January 24, 1851, the General Assembly of Florida passes an act to open two seminaries of learning. More...

Femina Perfecta (1905-1947)

Florida State College for Women establishes itself as one of the most well respected women's liberal arts colleges in the country. More...

Co-education Returns (1947-1959)

By legislative action the Florida State College for Women becomes the coeducational Florida State University on May 15, 1947. More...

A Time of Change (1960's-1970's)

Transformations occur steadily at Florida State as the country undergoes major changes . More...

Coming of Age (1980's-1990's)

Florida State University gains national and international recognition in academics, the arts and athletics. More...

2000 and Beyond

The Florida State University will open the first new medical school in the U.S. in over 20 years. More...
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