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Florida State Admission Requirements


Acceptance Rate

49.2%
Admission Difficulty for Florida State University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery High
Applicant CompetitionAverage

Can I get into Florida State? The school has a 49% acceptance rate. Last year, 17,381 out of 35,334 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 18 percent. Florida State University typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students. Only 38% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
1260-1390
Applicants Submitting SAT
38%
SAT Scores for Florida State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 650
SAT Math 25th 610
SAT Composite 25th 1260
SAT Scores for Florida State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 700
SAT Math 75th 690
SAT Composite 75th 1390
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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 17 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1260 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 1195. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1325 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
1390 and Above Good >62%
1325 to 1390 Avg + 49%-62%
1260 to 1325 Avg - 36%-49%
1195 to 1260 Reach 25%-36%
Less than 1195 Low <25%

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
26-30 
Applicants Submitting ACT
63%
ACT Scores for Florida State University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 25
ACT Math 25th 24
ACT Composite 25th 26
ACT Scores for Florida State University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 30
ACT Math 75th 28
ACT Composite 75th 30
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 26 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 18 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 24 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 28 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 30 and above have very competitive chances. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 63 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
30 and Above Good >62%
28 to 30 Avg + 49%-62%
26 to 28 Avg - 36%-49%
24 to 26 Reach 25%-36%
Less than 24 Low <25%

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. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to Florida State will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.

 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

High School Class Rank

77% of Florida State University freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Florida State University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 42%
Top 25% of class 77%
Top 50% of class 97%
Bottom 50% of class 3%
Bottom 25% of class 0%

Admission Statistics

Florida State University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 21,769 13,565 35,334
Accepted 10,672 6,709 17,381
Acceptance Rate 49% 49% 49%
Enrolled 3,898 2,625 6,523
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 37% 39% 38%

Fall 2019 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Jan 15, 2019
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2019 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 15, 2019.

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.