Florida State University (FSU)

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Florida State University can be found in Tallahassee, FL, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Florida State University has nearly 42,000 students enrolled annually.

Students can submit either the ACT or SAT scores to FSU. A score within the range of 1670 to 1920 on the SAT exam, or 25 to 29 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among accepted students. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the Florida State University (FSU) average GPA range for accepted students is around 3.42 - 3.57. Florida State University admits approximately 60 percent of students applying each year. Of those that are admitted, about 36 percent of students registered for enrollment. Using acceptance rate data from previous years, we can project that the Florida State University (FSU) acceptance rate in 2015 is going to be around 57%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at admissions.fsu.edu.

Overall Florida State University (FSU) Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Florida State University was reported as 56.8% in Fall 2013 with over 29,600 college applications submitted to FSU. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • FSU SAT Scores: 1670 - 1920
  • FSU ACT Scores: 25 - 29
  • FSU Average GPA: 3.42 - 3.57

How Hard Is It to Get into Florida State University?

Applicant Selectivity: High

Florida State University has a very competitive selection process for applicants, where most students accepted have a higher than average high school GPA and scored in the top percentiles on standardized tests like the SAT or ACT exam.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Florida State University has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 61.0%
  • 2010-2011: 59.5%
  • 2011-2012: 58.5%
  • 2012-2013: 53.7%
  • 2013-2014: 56.8%
  • Projected FSU Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 56.9%

How Does Florida State University (FSU) Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Florida State University is two percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University45.0%
Valdosta State University55.2%
University of Florida46.6%
Troy University68.2%
Auburn University82.7%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Florida State University (FSU) (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading560 - 640
Math550 - 640
Writing560 - 640
Total Score1670 - 1920
ACT®Score Range
English0 - 0
Math0 - 0
Composite Score25 - 29
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