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 and critical thinking.
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"
- 44,597 students from every Florida county and 130 countries
- Accepted freshman profile for fall 2022:
- 4.1-4.5 average GPA; 26-31 average ACT composite score; 1220-1360 SAT score
- 96% retention rate for freshmen; 75% graduation rate within four years
- 17:1 student/faculty ratio
- 394 buildings on 1,715.5 acres; main campus in Tallahassee is 485.7 acres
- 2,615 traditional faculty; has included 6 Nobel Laureates
- 14,705 total employees
- Operating budget of $1.95 billion
- FSU's research expenditures totaled more than $355 million for FY 2022.
- 282 degree programs: bachelor's, master's, doctoral, specialist, professional