Chances of getting into Florida State University
|Admission Standards||Very High|
How hard is it to get into Florida State and can I get accepted? The school has a 49% acceptance rate ranking it #10 in Florida for lowest rate of acceptance. 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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Florida State SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT38%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||650|
|SAT Math 25th||610|
|SAT Composite 25th||1260|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||700|
|SAT Math 75th||690|
|SAT Composite 75th||1390|
|Average SAT Score||1330|
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 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 1190. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1330 out of 1600. The school ranks #4 in Florida for highest average SAT composite score. 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.
|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%|
Florida State ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT63%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||25|
|ACT Math 25th||24|
|ACT Composite 25th||26|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||30|
|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. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 63 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Florida State University.
|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%|
Avg. High School GPA3.88
Typical High School GradesA-
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.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|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|
77% of Florida State University freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.
|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%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||37%||39%||38%|
Applications are DueJan 15, 2020
Days left to Apply57
Applicants have 57 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Jan 15, 2020.
Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to Florida State before the Jan 15 application deadline.
|SAT Test Date||Scores Available|
|Dec 7||Dec 20|
|ACT Test Date||Scores Available|
|Dec 14||Dec 24|
What are the requirements for admission to Florida State University and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|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|
|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.