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Florida State University is an internationally recognized teaching and research institution committed to preparing our graduates for the ever-expanding opportunities of a global society.

Designated as a Carnegie Research University (designating very high research activity), Florida State awards more than 3,000 graduate and professional degrees each year, and is recognized as a national leader in the number of doctorates awarded to African-American students and in the graduation rate of African-American undergraduates.

Our medical school, which graduated its first class in 2005, focuses on educating outstanding physicians for practice in community settings, while our law school is one of the fastest-rising in national rankings. The top five colleges by enrollment are: Arts and Sciences, Business, Social Sciences and Public Policy, Human Sciences, and Communication and Information. The top five majors by enrollment are: Biological Sciences, Psychology, Criminology, Nutrition, Food and Exercise Science, and English.

Florida State students have the opportunity to work alongside Nobel laureates and Pulitzer-Prize winners, Guggenheim Fellows, members of the National Academy of Sciences and American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and other globally recognized teachers and researchers.

Our student body is diverse and represents every county in Florida, all 50 states, and 130 countries. Minorities represent 33 percent, and women represent 55 percent of our 41,867 students.

The middle 50% high school GPA for the summer/ Fall 2016 freshman class was 3.8-4.3; middle 50% SAT scores were 1160-1290; and middle 50% ACT composite scores were between 26 and 30.

Florida State is a leader among the state's public universities, setting records in the award of national fellowships and scholarships. Since its inception in the spring of 2005, the Florida State University Office of National Fellowships has mentored and assisted some of our most talented students.

In the last ten years, our students have won more than 100 nationally competitive awards, including three prestigious Rhodes scholarships, three Truman scholarships, seven Goldwater scholarships, seven Hollings scholarships, three Pickering fellowships, and 53 Fulbright grants.