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Florida State Admission Requirements

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Chances of getting into Florida State University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
32.5%
Admission Difficulty for Florida State University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery High
Applicant CompetitionHigh

How hard is it to get into Florida State and can I get accepted? The school has a 32% acceptance rate ranking it #2 in Florida for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 20,668 out of 63,691 applicants were admitted making Florida State a highly competitive school to get into with a lesser 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 29% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

Test Requirements

You must submit admission test scores with your application. Florida State University is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Florida State SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1220-1350
Applicants Submitting SAT
65%
SAT Scores for Florida State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 620
SAT Math 25th 600
SAT Composite 25th 1220
SAT Scores for Florida State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 680
SAT Math 75th 670
SAT Composite 75th 1350
Average SAT Score 1290

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 prefers applicants to be in the top 22 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1220 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 1150. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1290 out of 1600. The school ranks #3 in Florida for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 65 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Florida State University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1350 and Above Good >44%
1285 to 1350 Avg + 32%-44%
1220 to 1285 Avg - 22%-32%
1155 to 1220 Reach 14%-22%
Less than 1155 Low <14%
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Florida State ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
27-31 
Applicants Submitting ACT
35%
ACT Scores for Florida State University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 26
ACT Math 25th 25
ACT Composite 25th 27
ACT Scores for Florida State University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 33
ACT Math 75th 29
ACT Composite 75th 31
Average ACT Score 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 27 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 15 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 25 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 29 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 31 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #3 in Florida for highest average ACT composite score. 35 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Florida State University.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Florida State University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
31 and Above Good >44%
29 to 31 Avg + 32%-44%
27 to 29 Avg - 22%-32%
25 to 27 Reach 14%-22%
Less than 25 Low <14%
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Florida State GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. Weighted High School GPA
4.16
Typical High School Grades
A

What GPA do you need to get into Florida State University?

Applicants require exceptionally good grades to get into Florida State. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Florida State University was 4.16 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #2 in Florida for highest average GPA. 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 Competitiveness
4.0 4.9% Good
3.75 to 3.99 29.3% Avg +
3.50 to 3.74 32.2% Avg -
3.25 to 3.49 21.8% Reach
3.00 to 3.24 8.8% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 2.9% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 0.2% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

80.6% 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 46%
Top 25% of class 80.6%
Top 50% of class 98%
Lower 50% of class 2%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Florida State University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 38,934 24,757 63,691
Accepted 12,418 8,250 20,668
Acceptance Rate 32% 33% 32%
Enrolled 3,605 2,404 6,009
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 29% 29% 29%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Florida State University is $30.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Florida State University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Florida State University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Considered but not required
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.

FAQs

Does Florida State University prefer SAT or ACT?

65% of students submit their SAT scores to Florida State. 35% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Florida State University?

32% of those who apply are granted admission to Florida State. Admission competition is high and the college has very high admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Florida State University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1220 and 1350. 65% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Florida State University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 27 and 31. 35% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.