Chances of getting into Florida State University

Florida State University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
36.8%
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 37% acceptance rate ranking it #4 in Florida for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 18,504 out of 50,314 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 21 percent. Florida State University typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students. Only 34% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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Florida State SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1200-1350
Applicants Submitting SAT
65%
SAT Scores for Florida State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 610
SAT Math 25th 590
SAT Composite 25th 1200
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 1280

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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 24 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1200 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 1120. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1280 out of 1600. The school ranks #4 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. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

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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 >50%
1275 to 1350 Avg + 37%-50%
1200 to 1275 Avg - 26%-37%
1125 to 1200 Reach 17%-26%
Less than 1125 Low <17%
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Florida State ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
26-30 
Applicants Submitting ACT
35%
ACT Scores for Florida State University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 26
ACT Math 25th 24
ACT Composite 25th 26
ACT Scores for Florida State University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 32
ACT Math 75th 28
ACT Composite 75th 30
Average ACT Score 28

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. The school ranks #3 in Florida for highest average ACT composite score. 35 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 >50%
28 to 30 Avg + 37%-50%
26 to 28 Avg - 26%-37%
24 to 26 Reach 17%-26%
Less than 24 Low <17%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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. The school ranks #4 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.

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Admission Statistics

Florida State University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 31,225 19,089 50,314
Accepted 11,534 6,970 18,504
Acceptance Rate 37% 37% 37%
Enrolled 3,882 2,442 6,324
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 34% 35% 34%

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

37% 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.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1200 and 1350. 65% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 26 and 30. 35% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.