Florida State University
#146 Overall Influence#174 Desirability Rank

Florida State University

University in Tallahassee, Florida, United States

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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


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222 S. Copeland Street, Tallahassee FL 32306-1037

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58 per 100k

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9 per 100k

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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 . Florida State University’s most academically influential people include Teresa Jacobs, Brian Iwata, and Kenneth Minihan.

Teresa Jacobs

American mayor

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Brian Iwata

American psychologist

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Kenneth Minihan

United States general

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Albert A. Murphree
Albert A. Murphree

American university president, professor

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Donna Deegan
Donna Deegan

American journalist

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Nancy Oliver

American writer

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Jenn Sterger
Jenn Sterger

American internet personality

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Dave Cowens
Dave Cowens

American basketball player and coach

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Toni Yates

American news reporter

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Meg Crofton
Meg Crofton

American businesswoman

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LeAlan Jones
LeAlan Jones

American journalist

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Gary E. Luck
Gary E. Luck

Recipient of the Purple Heart medal

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