Florida State University

222 S. Copeland Street, Tallahassee, FL 32306-1037

About Florida State University

Florida Southern College is classified as a baccalaureate college with a diverse set of academic offerings. At least 10 percent of all undergraduate degrees awarded are bachelor’s degrees. This mid-sized four-year institution has an estimated annual full-time enrollment of 1,000 to 2,999 degree-seeking students. At least 80% of students are enrolled full time, and half of these students reside on campus. This institution awards 60-79% of its bachelor’s degrees within professional fields. Graduate degrees are available in up to half of the fields available to undergraduate majors, and the school awards master’s degrees only within the professional fields. Most graduate degrees are awarded in fields other than education or business. According to data for fall enrollment, this institution has a low transfer rate, and at least 80% of undergraduates are enrolled full-time. Fewer than 20% of entering students are undergrad transfer students. Enrollment data shows that both graduates and undergraduates are enrolled at this institution. Over 90% of the student body are enrolled as undergraduates.

School Information

General Information

Student Body SizeUndergraduate30,803
Student Age% Under 2579%
 % 25 and Over21%
 % Age Unknown0%
Attendance Type% Full-time85%
 % Part-time15%
Race/Ethnicity% White69.7%
 % Black10.1%
 % Asian3.6%
 % Latino11.3%
 % Native American0.6%
 % Race Unknown1.7%
 % International student3%
Student ServicesCareer CounselingYes
 Student Employment ServicesYes
 Graduate Placement ServicesYes
 Study AbroadYes
 Day CareYes
Religious AffiliationNO
Campus setting
Intitution typePublic
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Academic Information

Art Degrees OfferedBachelors Degree
 Doctoral Degree
Distance Learning AvailableYes
Calendar SystemSemester

Admissions Information

Open AdmissionNo
 % Admitted60%
 % Admitted Who Enrolled38%
Application RequirementsHigh School GPA
 High School TranscriptRequired
 High School RankingRecommended
 College Prep CoursesRequired
 Letter of RecommendationNeither required nor recommended
 Demonstration of CompetenciesNeither required nor recommended
 Admissions ExaminationRequired
 Test of English as a Foreign Language (International Students)Required
Standardized Tests% of Applicants Submitting SAT47%
 % of Applicants Submitting ACT53%
Admitted Student SAT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 SAT Critical Reading / 800640 / 800
 SAT Math560 / 800650 / 800
Admitted Student ACT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 ACT Composite24 / 3628 / 36

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition & FeesUndergraduate Application Fee$30
 Graduate Application Fee$30
 In-State Tuition & Fees$5,238
 Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$19,682
Financial Aid% Undergraduates with Financial Aid98%
 % Undergraduates with Loans30%
 % Undergraduates with Grants94%
 Average Undergraduate Financial Aid Award$ 0
Other CostsBooks and Supplies (Estimated)$1,000
 Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$8,390
 Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$8,390
 On-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$4,128
 Off-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$4,128
 Living with Family, Living Expenses (Estimated)$4,128

Neighborhood Data for the Tallahassee Area

Median Age25.8
Median Household Income$38,972
Total Population179,298
Age/Gender % Men % Women
 Total47.8% 52.2%
 Age 0-953.1%46.9%
 Age 10-1751.7%48.3%
 Age 18-2446.9%53.1%
 Age 25-2950.9%49.1%
 Age 30-3948.2%51.8%
Race/Ethnicity% White58.0%
 % Black34.1%
 % Asian3.7%
 % Latino6.3%
 % Native American0.3%
 % Pacific Islander0.1%
 % Indian (South Asia)1.4%


On Campus Housing ProvidedYes
Meal Plan ProvidedYes, number of meals per week can vary
Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$8,390
Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$8,390
Median Rent (Rental Units of Any Size)$715
Rental Price Distribution StudioOne BedroomTwo Bedroom
 Under $50010.0%10.0%3.4%
 $500 to $74951.0%46.1%0.0%
 $750 to $99925.6%35.3%45.1%
 Over $100013.4%8.7%33.4%
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