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#157 Overall Influence #174 Desirability Rank

Florida State University

University in Tallahassee, Florida, United States

Florida State University (FSU) was established in 1851. With a student enrollment of about 41,500, FSU is the second-largest university in the state, after the University of Florida.

FSU is made up of 16 colleges and nine professional schools, as well as over 110 institutes, laboratories, and research centers, which altogether offer more than 360 programs of study. The university also offers some 60 online course programs for distance learners.

The Florida state legislature has been designated FSU a “preeminent research university.” The university is perhaps best known for its College of Criminology and Criminal Justice and for the FSU Film School.

Six Nobel laureates have been associated with FSU, namely:

Other distinguished FSU-connected individuals include the following:

  • Ecologist, Thomas S. Ray
  • Philosophers—Jaakko Hintikka, Alfred Mele, Michael Ruse, and Randolph Clarke
  • Novelist, Jeff Shaara
  • “Gonzo journalist” and author, Hunter S. Thompson
  • Actors— Burt Reynolds, Vic Morrow, Faye Dunaway, Christine Lahti, and Cheryl Hines
  • Film director, Barry Jenkins
  • Singer, Rita Coolidge
  • Singer-songwriter, Jim Morrison
  • Symphony conductor and classical composer, Ernst von Dohnányi
  • Classical pianist, political philosopher, and columnist, Balint Vázsonyi
  • Economist, Randall Holcombe
  • Former US Senator, Kay Hagan
  • Former Florida Governor and current US Representative, Charlie Crist
  • Current US Representative, Matt Gaetz
  • Former US Representative and current Whitehouse Chief of Staff, Mark Meadows
  • Current President of Botswana, Mokgweetsi Masisi

FSU is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

From Wikipedia

Florida State University is a public research university in Tallahassee, Florida. It is a senior member of the State University System of Florida. Founded in 1851, it is located on the oldest continuous site of higher education in the state of Florida.

Source: Wikipedia

Admissions

What does this school look for?

Annual Applications

63,691

Acceptance

32%

Graduation Rate

84%

Median SAT Score

1270

Median ACT Score

28

Costs

How much does it cost to attend?

Tuition (in-state)

$4,640

Fees (in-state)

$1,877

After Graduation

Averages for 10 years after enrolling

Avg Earnings

$53,900

Employed

91%

Campus Life

What's it like to attend this school?

The People

Full time on-campus stats

Student Body

40K

Under-Grads

33K

Graduates

7K

The Campus

Where will you be attending?

Location

222 S. Copeland Street, Tallahassee FL 32306-1037

On Campus Crime Rates

Property Crime

10 per 100K

Violent Crime

0 per 100K

City Crime Rates

Property Crime

58 per 100K

Violent Crime

9 per 100K

What is Florida State University known for?

Our answer to this is to show you the disciplines in which a school's faculty and alumni have had the highest historical influence. A school may be influential in a discipline even if they do not offer degrees in that area. We've organized two lists to show where they are influential and offer corresponding degrees, and where they are influential through scholarship although they don't offer degrees in the disciplines.

Top areas of influence with degrees offered

#95 World Rank
Business
#147 World Rank
Mathematics
#105 World Rank
Physics
#84 World Rank
Education
#89 World Rank
Law
#229 World Rank
Biology
#208 World Rank
Literature
#107 World Rank
Political Science
#65 World Rank
Communications
#114 World Rank
History
#242 World Rank
Engineering
#236 World Rank
Medical
#174 World Rank
Chemistry
#9 World Rank
Criminal Justice
#126 World Rank
Psychology
#243 World Rank
Philosophy
#145 World Rank
Economics
#220 World Rank
Computer Science
#48 World Rank
Earth Sciences
#232 World Rank
Religious Studies
#175 World Rank
Sociology
#44 World Rank
Social Work
#79 World Rank
Nursing
#232 World Rank
Anthropology

Influential People

Who are Florida State University's Most influential alumni?

Florida State University 's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of Criminal Justice, Social Work, and Earth Sciences

Jerry Demings

Jerry Demings

Mayor of Orange County, Florida

Nancy Oliver

American writer

Donelson R. Forsyth

American social psychologist

Donna Deegan

Donna Deegan

American journalist

Toni Yates

American news reporter

Tara Dawn Holland

American musician

Glenn Terrell

American academic

Ricky Polston

Ricky Polston

American judge

Meg Crofton

Meg Crofton

American businesswoman

Fiona Kelleghan

Fiona Kelleghan

American writer

Gary E. Luck

Gary E. Luck

Recipient of the Purple Heart medal

Aubrey K. Lucas

Aubrey K. Lucas

American academic