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Florida State Admission Requirements


Acceptance Rate

58%
Admission Difficulty for Florida State University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery High
Applicant CompetitionAverage

Can I get into Florida State? The school has a 58% acceptance rate. Last year, 16,840 out of 29,027 applicants were admitted making Florida State a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 24 percent. Florida State University typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students. Only 37% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
1180-1340
Applicants Submitting SAT
38%
SAT Scores for Florida State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 610
SAT Math 25th 570
SAT Composite 25th 1180
SAT Scores for Florida State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 680
SAT Math 75th 660
SAT Composite 75th 1340
SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Florida State University?

Florida State University typically requires applicants to be in the top 27 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1180 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1100. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1260 out of 1600. 38 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Florida State University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1340 and Above Good >70%
1260 to 1340 Avg + 58%-70%
1180 to 1260 Avg - 45%-58%
1100 to 1180 Reach 32%-45%
Less than 1100 Low <32%

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
25-29 
Applicants Submitting ACT
62%
ACT Scores for Florida State University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 24
ACT Math 25th 24
ACT Composite 25th 25
ACT Scores for Florida State University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 30
ACT Math 75th 28
ACT Composite 75th 29
ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Florida State?

Admission data indicates that Florida State regularly accepts students with ACT's of 25 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 22 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 23 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 27 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 29 and above have very competitive chances. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 62 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Florida State University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Florida State University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
29 and Above Good >70%
27 to 29 Avg + 58%-70%
25 to 27 Avg - 45%-58%
23 to 25 Reach 32%-45%
Less than 23 Low <32%

Estimated GPA Requirements

Avg. High School GPA
3.88
Typical High School Grades
A-

You will need exceptionally good grades to get into Florida State University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Florida State University was 3.88 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Florida State accepts 58% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Florida State University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 63% Good
3.50 to 3.75 24% Avg -
3.25 to 3.50 9% Reach
3.00 to 3.25 3% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 1% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 N/A% Low
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

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Admission Statistics

Florida State University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 17,761 11,266 29,027
Accepted 10,360 6,480 16,840
Acceptance Rate 58% 58% 58%
Enrolled 3,728 2,554 6,282
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 36% 39% 37%

Fall 2018 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Jan 15, 2018
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2018 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 15, 2018.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Florida State University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Florida State University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Florida State University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=134097 IPEDS survey data for Florida State University.