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Best Values in Colleges

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Florida State University (Tallahassee, FL)


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Florida State University is ranked 16 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Public Colleges and is ranked 84 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 42%
Applicants who took ACT 58%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+8%
600-69948%
600+56%

SAT Math Score

700+8%
600-69948%
600+56%

ACT Score

30-3621%
24-2974%
24+95%

Students applied30,266
Students admitted16,763
Admission rate55%

Students per faculty26

4-year graduation rate61%

ANNUAL COSTS

In State

Tuition$4,640
Fees$1,867
Room and board$10,264
Estimated book expense$800
Total cost$17,571

Cost after need-based aid$12,631
Cost after non-need-based aid$15,289

Average debt at graduation$24,347

Out of State

Tuition$19,806
Fees$1,867
Room and board$10,264
Estimated book expense$800
Total cost$32,737

Cost after need-based aid$27,797
Cost after non-need-based aid$30,455

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$44,000

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met33%
Average need-based aid$4,940
Average non-need-based aid$2,282

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment32,948

Full-Time

Men12,820
Women16,391

Part-Time

Men2,041
Women1,696

Freshmen retained92%

# - Based on the median earnings of workers who started at a particular college 10 years earlier and who received federal financial aid. The data don't consider whether the student graduated or went on to graduate school.

NA - Not available

SOURCES - Peterson's Undergraduate Database. (© 2015 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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