Florida State University

Florida State University Admissions and School Information

Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida. offers associate's, bachelor's, master's, doctorate and professional degrees in a variety of fields. These areas include the social sciences, literature, education and business.

About Florida State University

Florida State University is one of the elite research institutions in the country, holding the Carnegie Foundation's highest designation of 'Doctoral/Research University-Extensive'. The school also has a highly touted athletic program and highlights several student athletes who combine the best of the school's sports and academic arenas. Garrett Johnson and Myron Rolle, for example, are both top athletes and Rhodes Scholars.

The university houses 15 colleges that offer over 275 degrees and awards 2,000 degrees annually through its graduate and professional programs. These graduate and professional programs show consistent commitments to diversity; the medical and law schools were both ranked in the ten best in the nation for Hispanics, according to Hispanic Businesses Magazine.

Admissions and Enrollment Information

Florida State University has a minimum test score and GPA requirements for freshman admission. The university also has high school class requirements which should be noted by prospective students early in their high school career in order to adequately prepare for admission.

Florida State University Colleges

College of Arts & Sciences

The College of Arts & Sciences is Florida State's oldest college and is home to many notable faculty members. Seven National Academy of Sciences members, three Nobel Laureates, a Pulitzer Prize winner and university presidents have filled the college's faculty ranks over the years. Students may earn a variety of undergraduate and graduate degrees at this college.

College of Business

The College of Business was founded in 1950. Despite being a comparatively young business school, it is one of the nation's ten largest. U.S. World & News Report ranks the business school 35th among public university business schools and ranks the risk management program eighth in the nation.

College of Communication & Information

This college consists of the School of Communication Science & Disorders, School of Library & Information Studies, and School of Communication. In addition to bachelor's, master's and doctorate degrees, the school also offers an undergraduate certificate in developmental disabilities.

School of Criminology & Criminal Justice

The School of Criminology & Criminal Justice is home to the nation's oldest doctoral criminal justice program. These programs focus on research and hands-on experience and current research projects are available on race, ethnicity and the role it plays in labeling convicted felons, the racial typification of crime and the development of self-control.

College of Education

The College of Education consists of 24 degree programs available through five academic departments, including educational leadership, educational psychology, teaching, sports management and teacher education. The college's mission focuses on preparing education professionals for an increasingly global, increasingly diverse society.

College of Engineering

Founded in 1982, the college has grown from an inaugural class of 35 students to an annual enrollment of more than 2,100, most of which are undergraduates. Since its inception, the engineering college has graduated 4,971 students with bachelor's degrees, 870 with master's degrees and 170 with doctorate degrees. The college emphasizes research and boasts more than $22 million in annual expenditures.

College of Human Sciences

The College of Human Sciences offers bachelor's, master's and doctorate degrees. It enrolls about 3,000 undergraduate students each year and about 200 graduate students. The college was first established in 1905 as a division of the Florida State College for Women. The program's endowment is over $10 million and it currently has $1.49 million in contracts and grants.

College of Law

With a heavy emphasis on job placement, 98% of the school's graduates find employment within nine months of graduation. National Jurist Magazine ranks Florida State's law school as the 10th best value in the nation, and U.S. News & World Report ranks it 52nd. The college also emphasizes preparation for the bar and its graduates ranked first in five of the last eight Florida Bar exams.

College of Medicine

Contrary to many medical programs, the College of Medicine's program emphasizes teamwork, mutual respect and communication instead of competitiveness. The admissions committee typically selects students who display these traits. Students can study biomedical, behavioral or clinical science and concepts are learned through real case studies using up-to-date technology.

College of Motion Picture, Television & Recording Arts

Florida State's film school is recognized by the Director's Guild of America as one of the nation's top film schools. As the only program in the country that pays for both undergraduate and graduate film production, the college makes educational and creative resources readily available.

College of Music

This college is home to many notable alumni: two Grammy winners, a former concert master of the New York Philharmonic, a Pulitzer prize winner (composition), a Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship recipient and a former leading tenor of the Metropolitan Opera. U.S. News & World Report ranked the music program 12th in the nation and fifth among public programs.

College of Nursing

Students who already hold bachelor's degrees can opt for an accelerated BSN program. The program is full-time, on-campus and takes one year to complete. Students who graduate from this program are usually ready to take the national exam to become an registered nurse. Other degree options include RN to BSN, MSN and Doctor of Nursing Practice.

College of Social Sciences & Public Policy

In 2008, this college enrolled 30,000 students in six areas of study, including public administration and policy, economics, urban and regional planning, political sciences, sociology and geography. The college emphasizes career placement and guides students to prepare for specific careers.

College of Social Work

The College of Social Work uses up-to-date practices and technology to prepare students to study people and their environment in a professional setting. This is accomplished through field agency internships, which provide students with real-world experience. Available degrees include BSW, MSW and Ph.D. degrees.

College of Visual Arts, Theater & Dance

Students pursuing arts degrees at Florida State can earn one of seven different degrees. The college offers several unique programs as well, such as a museum studies graduate program that trains students for a variety of museum careers. Students in this program can expect to study under mentors, participate in internships and spend time studying their specialties abroad.

Contact Information

  • Address: 211 Westcott Bldg, Tallahassee, FL 32306
  • Phone Number: (850) 644-2525