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Kiplinger's Best College Values

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Florida State University (Tallahassee, FL)

ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT: 42%
Applicants who took ACT: 58%
SAT I Verbal score 600-699: 48%
SAT I Verbal score 700+: 8%
SAT I Verbal score 600+: 56%
SAT I Math score 600-699: 48%
SAT I Math score 700+: 8%
SAT I Math score 600+: 56%
ACT score 24-29: 74%
ACT score 30-36: 21%
ACT score 24+: 95%
Students applied: 30,266
Students admitted: 16,763
Admission rate: 55%
Students per faculty: 26
4-year graduation rate: 61%
6-year graduation rate: 0%

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment: 32,948
Full-time enrolled men: 12,820
Full-time enrolled women: 16,391
Part-time enrolled men: 2,041
Part-time enrolled women: 1,696
Freshmen retained: 92%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition (in state): $4,640
Fees (in state): $1,867
Tuition (out of state): $19,806
Fees (out of state): $1,867
Room and board: $10,264
Est. book expense: $800
Total cost (in state): $17,571
Total cost (out of state): $32,737
Cost after need-based aid
(in state):
$12,631
Cost after non-need-based aid
(in state):
$15,289
Cost after need-based aid
(out of state):
$27,797
Cost after non-need-based aid
(out of state):
$30,455
Average debt at graduation: $24,347

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met: 33%
Average need-based aid: $4,940
Average non-need-based aid: $2,282

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

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