Florida State University

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Florida State University (locally referred to as Florida State of just FSU) is a public four-year coeducational research university located in Tallahassee, Florida. FSU is one of the few sea-grant universities in the state and one of only 33 in the entire nation. FSU is categorized a “high research activity” university as classified by the Carnegie Foundation and performs a significant amount of research each year. Florida State is comprised of 15 academic schools and colleges that together offer over 300 educational, professional and degree programs. FSU was founded in 1851 and is one of the oldest higher education institutions in the state of Florida. In 2010 the Fiske Guide to Getting into the Right College named FSU a “Budget Ivy” as its offers a comparable academic and educational experience as an Ivy League school at a very reasonable cost.

General Information

Admission Office

PO Box 3062400

282 Champions Way

Tallahassee, FL 32306-2400

(850) 644-6200

Fax: (850) 644-0197

[email protected]

Contact: Janice Finney

Director of Admissions
Main Address

Tallahassee, FL 32306-2400

(850) 644-2525

www.fsu.edu
Size

Total undergrads: 29,869

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 5,012

Degree-seeking undergrads: 29,405

Graduate enrollment: 7,641

Setting

Urban setting

Small city (50,000 – 249,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:
Associate
Bachelor’s
Master’s
Doctoral
First Professional

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $30

Online application fee: $30

Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 47%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 89%

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $3,355 $3,988 $4,566 $5,238 +14.72%
Books and Supplies $1,000 $1,000 $1,000 $1,000 0.00%
Living Arrangement – On Campus
Room and Board $8,000 $8,402 $8,000 $8,390 +4.88%
Other $3,462 $4,062 $4,314 $4,128 -4.31%
Living Arrangement – Off Campus
Room and Board $8,000 $8,402 $8,000 $8,390 +4.88%
Other $3,462 $4,062 $4,314 $4,128 -4.31%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state On Campus $15,817 $17,452 $17,880 $18,756 +4.90%
In-state Off Campus $15,817 $17,452 $17,880 $18,756 +4.90%
In-state with Family $4,355 $4,988 $5,566 $6,238 +12.07%
Average Graduate Student Tuition & Fees
Tuition for In-state Students $7,323
In-state Student Fees $1,625
Tuition for Out-of-state Students $21,755
Out-of-state Fees $2,347

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 4,871 98%
Grant or scholarship aid 4,703 94% $23,408,353 $4,977
• Federal grants 898 18% $3,875,647 $4,316
• Pell grants 896 18% $3,198,445 $3,570
• Other federal grants 802 16% $677,202 $844
State/local government grant or scholarships 4,654 93% $15,082,248 $3,241
Institutional grants or scholarships 1,881 38% $4,450,458 $2,366
Student loan aid 1,471 30% $8,838,444 $6,008
• Federal student loans 1,465 29% $8,306,350 $5,670
Other student loans 59 1% $532,094 $9,019

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS Doctor AA/AS CERT
Total of All Education Programs 8880 2193 674 98 42
Architecture and Related Services 47 2
City/urban, Community and Regional Planning 47 2
Area, Gender, Cultural, Ethnic, and Group Studies 44 15
African-american/black Studies 7
American/united States Studies/civilization 9 2
Asian Studies/civilization 10 6
Italian Studies 4
Latin American and Caribbean Studies 3
Near and Middle Eastern Studies 11
Russian, Central European, East European and Eurasian Studies 4 3
Biology and Biomedical Sciences 332 25 23
Biochemistry 52
Biology and Biological Sciences, General 278 11 8
Biomedical Sciences 10 3
Biostatistics 1 1
Computational Biology 2
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography 3
Molecular Biophysics 5
Neuroscience 6
Business, Administration, Management, Marketing, etc. 1963 295 18
Accounting 231 60
Actuarial Science 23
Business Administration and Management 272 19
Business/commerce 122 175 18
Finance 573 22
Hospitality Administration/management 121
Insurance 55
International Business/trade/commerce 72
Management Information Systems 37 19
Marketing/marketing Management 346
Real Estate 111
Communication and Journalism Programs 305 88 6
Communication and Media Studies, Other 305 88 6
Computing and Information Sciences 153 35 4
Computer and Information Sciences 37 35 4
Information Science/studies 4
Information Technology 112
Education 450 326 46 36
Art Teacher Education 9 3 3
Counselor Education/school Counseling and Guidance Services 25 7 25
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 25 12
Education/teaching Of Individuals With Mental Retardation 1
Education/teaching Of Individuals With Vision Impairments Including Blindness 11 14
Educational Evaluation and Research 1 1
Educational Leadership and Administration 32 1 3
Educational Statistics and Research Methods 2 3
Educational/instructional Technology 32 4 1
Elementary Education and Teaching 127 10
English/language Arts Teacher Education 36 6 1 1
Foreign Language Teacher Education
Health Teacher Education 1
Higher Education/higher Education Administration 22 6 1
Mathematics Teacher Education 38 16 2 4
Music Teacher Education 61 24 11
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching 38 23 1
Reading Teacher Education 21 2
Science Teacher Education/general Science Teacher Education 4 12
Secondary Education and Teaching 3
Social and Philosophical Foundations Of Education 5 3 1
Social Science Teacher Education 70 8
Special Education and Teaching 29 55 1
Engineering 263 43 15
Chemical Engineering 34 1 2
Civil Engineering 115 15 3
Computer Engineering 16
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 23 9 4
Industrial Engineering 13 8 4
Mechanical Engineering 62 10 2
English Language, Composition and Literature/letters 418 20 21
Creative Writing 10
English Language and Literature 418 10 21
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 109 21 4
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 19 9
East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other 16
French Language and Literature 15 2
German Language and Literature 8 3
Italian Language and Literature 7
Latin Language and Literature 1
Russian Language and Literature 3
Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 1
Spanish Language and Literature 41 5 4
Health Services and Allied Health Sciences 434 142 105 1
Art Therapy/therapist 14
Athletic Training/trainer 14
Audiology/audiologist and Speech-language Pathology/pathologist 71 35 6
Dietetics/dietitian 91 25
Marriage and Family Therapy/counseling 3
Medicine 94
Music Therapy/therapist 13 8
Public Health 18
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse 220 38
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/counselor 25 4 2 1
History 154 20 10
History and Philosophy Of Science and Technology 1
History 154 19 10
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services 414 50 3
Criminal Justice/safety Studies 409 50 3
Cyber/computer Forensics and Counterterrorism 5
Human Services 106 206 14
Public Administration 40 7
Social Work 106 166 7
Legal and Law Studies 4 249
Law 249
Programs For Foreign Lawyers 4
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 63 9 6 98
Humanities/humanistic Studies 63 9 6
Liberal Arts and Sciences/liberal Studies 98
Library Science 292 8 5
Library and Information Science 292 8 5
Mathematics and Statistics 41 55 13
Mathematics 34 52 8
Statistics 7 3 5
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies 5
Computational Science 5
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies 384 55 6
Kinesiology and Exercise Science 235 7 4
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management 87 5
Sport and Fitness Administration/management 62 43 2
Physical Sciences 93 32 40
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology 30 8 5
Chemistry 24 9 16
Chemistry, Other 24
Geology and Earth Science 6 1 5
Oceanography, Chemical and Physical 6 5
Physical Sciences, Other
Physics 8 8 9
Physics, Other 1
Psychology 415 42 13
Educational Psychology 11 2
Psychology 415 31 11
Social Sciences 1811 171 24
Anthropology 52 4 1
Demography and Population Studies 7
Economics 233 21 9
Geographic Information Science and Cartography 23
Geography 143 7 4
International Relations and Affairs 349 42
Political Science and Government 453 51 3
Social Sciences 372 1
Sociology 209 15 7
Visual and Performing Arts 440 175 34
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 51 11 2
Cinematography and Film/video Production 26 24
Dance 12 11
Dance, Other 2
Drama and Dramatics/theatre Arts 66 32 1
Fine and Studio Arts Management 22
Fine/studio Arts 139 10
Graphic Design 19
Interior Design 35 11
Music Performance 31 37 23
Music Theory and Composition 3 6 1
Music 58 2
Musicology and Ethnomusicology 2 7
Playwriting and Screenwriting 4
Voice and Opera 1
Work and Family Studies 488 20 10
Apparel and Textiles 266 16
Family and Consumer Sciences/human Sciences 18 10
Human Development and Family Studies 204 4
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.

Undergraduate Majors

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

American Studies B
Asian Studies B
Caribbean Studies B
Central/Eastern European Studies B
Latin American Studies B
Russian/Slavic Area Studies B
Women’s Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Acting B
Art History/Criticism/Conservation B
Dance B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Film Production/Cinematography B
Fine/Studio Arts B
Interior Design B
Jazz Studies B
Music – General B
Music – General Performance B,C
Music – Piano/Organ B
Music – Voice/Opera B
Music History/Literature B
Music Theory/Composition B
Stringed Instruments B
Theater Design/Stagecraft B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biochemistry B
Biology B
Biophysics B
Computational Biology B
Marine/Aquatic Biology B
Zoology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Actuarial Science B
Finance/Banking B
Hospitality Administration/Management B
Human Resources Management B
Insurance/Risk Management B
International Business B
Management Information Systems B
Marketing Management B
Operations Management B
Real Estate B

Communications & Journalism

Advertising B
Mass Communications/Media Studies B
Public Relations B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Science B
Computer/Information Sciences – General B
Information Technology B

Education

Art Teacher Education B
Bilingual/Bicultural Education B
Early Childhood Education B
Education of Blind/Visually Handicapped B
Education of Emotionally Handicapped B
Education of Learning Disabled B
Education of Mentally Handicapped B
Elementary Education B
English Teacher Education B
Family/Consumer Sciences – Education B
Foreign Language Teacher Education B
Health Teacher Education B
Mathematics Education B
Multicultural Education B
Music Teacher Education B
Physical Education B
Physics Teacher Education B
Science Teacher Education B
Social Science Teacher Education B

Engineering

Chemical Engineering B
Civil Engineering B
Computer Engineering – General B
Electrical/Communications Engineering B
Environmental Engineering B
Industrial Engineering B
Materials Engineering B
Mechanical Engineering B
Software Engineering B

English Language & Literature

Creative Writing B
English Language & Literature – General B

Family & Consumer Sciences

Child Development B
Clothing/Apparel/Textile Studies B
Consumer Merchandising B
Family/Consumer Sciences – General B
Foods/Nutrition Studies B
Human Development/Family Studies B

Foreign Language & Literature

Chinese B
Classics B
French B
German B
Greek, Ancient B
Italian B
Japanese B
Latin B
Russian B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Athletic Training/Sports Medicine B
Medical Dietetics B
Music Therapy B
Nursing (RN) B
Predentistry B
Premedicine B
Prepharmacy B
Preveterinary Medicine B
Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology B
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling B

History

History – General B

Law & Legal Studies

Prelaw B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Humanities B
Liberal Arts & Sciences A

Mathematics

Applied Mathematics B
Computational Mathematics B
Mathematics – General B
Statistics B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Nutrition Sciences B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Environmental Science B
Environmental Studies B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Exercise Sciences B
Health/Physical Fitness B
Parks/Leisure Facilities Management B
Sport/Fitness Administration B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B
Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences

Atmospheric Sciences B,C
Chemistry B
Geology B
Physics B

Psychology

Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Social Work B

Security & Protective Services

Computer Criminology B

Social Sciences

Anthropology B
Applied Economics B
Criminology B
Economics B
Geography B
International Relations B
Political Science/Government B
Social Sciences – General B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.