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 44,000 students enrolled annually.

Students can submit either the ACT or SAT scores to FSU. A score within the range of 1200 to 1340 on the SAT exam, or 26 to 30 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 3.48 - 3.64. Florida State University admits approximately 40 percent of students applying each year. Of those that are admitted, about 34 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 2021 is going to be around 39%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at admissions.fsu.edu.

Overall Florida State University (FSU) Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Florida State University was reported as 36.0% in Fall 2020 with over 58,900 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 ACT Scores: 26 - 30
  • FSU Average GPA: 3.48 - 3.64

How Hard Is It to Get into Florida State University?

Applicant Selectivity: High

FSU 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 2024 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2024-2025 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Florida State University has been on a downward trend over the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 58.0%
  • 2017-2018: 49.2%
  • 2018-2019: 36.8%
  • 2019-2020: 36.0%
  • Projected FSU Acceptance Rate 2024-2025: 38.6%

How Does Florida State University (FSU) Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Florida State University is fifty-eight percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Valdosta State University57.2%
University of Florida36.6%
Troy University87.6%
Auburn University80.7%
University of North Florida72.3%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • 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 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Florida State University (FSU) (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading610 - 670
Math590 - 670
Total Score1200 - 1340
ACT®Score Range
English25 - 33
Math24 - 28
Composite Score26 - 30
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