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Florida State University

Tallahassee, Florida
Landis Green is located in the center of the main campus credit: UkrNole 485 at English Wikipedia
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Overview
Public
29,281 Undergraduates
58% Admissions Rate
City: Midsize
Public
Region: South
Division 1
Size: Big
Doctoral
Florida State University
222 S. Copeland Street
Tallahassee, Florida
32306-1037
(850) 644-2525
www.fsu.edu

Florida State University, a public sea-grant and space-grant university located in Tallahassee, Florida, is one of the top 125 institutions of higher learning in the United States. The university dates back to 1851, when the Legislature of the State of Florida passed motions to establish two colleges along the Suwannee River. During the Civil War, it became The Florida Military and Collegiate Institute, and in 1885 it switched over to University of Florida. It finally became Florida State University in 1947. Today, it sits on nearly 500 acres of land. Its motto is “Vires, artes, mores” or “Strength, Skill, Character.” Notable alumni include NFL Quarterback Jameis Winston, Governor Charlie Crist, actress Cheryl Hines, Founder of Spanx Sara Blakely, Senator Kay Hagan, actress Christine Lahti, actor Burt Reynolds and writer and director Alan Ball. Its colors are garnet and gold, its mascots are Osceola and Renegade and its teams are nicknamed the Seminoles. Its sports affiliation is NCAA Division I – ACC, and varsity sports offered there include men’s football, basketball, baseball, golf, tennis, track and field, swimming and diving, tennis and soccer, and women’s softball, soccer, basketball, beach volleyball, swimming and diving and tennis.

Location

Tallahassee is the capital of the Southern U.S. state of Florida. It is the county seat and only incorporated municipality in Leon County. Tallahassee became the capital of Florida, then the Florida Territory, in 1824. More from Wikipedia...

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restaurants score

Students
44%

Men

56%

Women

21

Average Age of Entering Students

1827

New Transfer Students

Admissions
58%

Acceptance Rate

37%

Enrollment Yield

1110-1280

SAT Range

29,027

Applicants in 2016

Costs
$16,506

Typical Cost

$18,786

Out-Of-State (published)

$5,656

In-State (published)

89%

Recieve Financial Aid

81%

Have Loans

$18,500

Median Debt

Academics
24.0 to 1

Student to Faculty Ratio

Doctoral

Highest Degree Offered

Psychology

Top Major

Campus Life

Dorm Food:

Standard

Clubs & Extracurriculars:

Important, many to choose from

Greek Life:

Important, 54 sororities and fraternities on campus

Party Scene:

Notable, known as a party school
Athletics
Football Conference:

Atlantic Coast Conference

Basketball Conference:

Atlantic Coast Conference

Track & Field Conference:

Atlantic Coast Conference

Football Division:

1

Basketball Division:

1

Track Division:

1

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