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Kiplinger's Best College Values

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Florida State University (Tallahassee, FL)

ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT: 41%
Applicants who took ACT: 59%
SAT I Verbal score 600-699: 46%
SAT I Verbal score 700+: 8%
SAT I Verbal score 600+: 54%
SAT I Math score 600-699: 48%
SAT I Math score 700+: 7%
SAT I Math score 600+: 55%
ACT score 24-29: 69%
ACT score 30-36: 11%
ACT score 24+: 80%
Students applied: 29,828
Students admitted: 16,674
Admission rate: 56%
Students per faculty: 25
4-year graduation rate: 62%
6-year graduation rate: 0%

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment: 32,706
Full-time enrolled men: 12,778
Full-time enrolled women: 16,407
Part-time enrolled men: 1,932
Part-time enrolled women: 1,589
Freshmen retained: 93%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition (in state): $4,640
Fees (in state): $1,867
Tuition (out of state): $19,084
Fees (out of state): $2,589
Room and board: $10,304
Est. book expense: $1,000
Total cost (in state): $17,811
Total cost (out of state): $32,977
Cost after need-based aid
(in state):
$9,894
Cost after non-need-based aid
(in state):
$14,519
Cost after need-based aid
(out of state):
$25,060
Cost after non-need-based aid
(out of state):
$29,685
Average debt at graduation: $22,912

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met: 61%
Average need-based aid: $7,917
Average non-need-based aid: $3,292

SOURCE: Peterson's Undergraduate Database (© 2016 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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