"In all that you do here, we'll encourage you to explore new ways of thinking, and to challenge yourselves..."
- Dr. Karen Laughlin
Dean of Undergraduate Studies
There are as many reasons to attend Florida State as there are students enrolled. Hear what a few of them have to say about their experience.
Each year, we enroll a class of approximately 6,200 freshmen from an applicant pool in excess of 30,000. Applications come from all 50 states and over 130 countries. We seek and embrace diversity of all kinds. Nearly one third of our students are of color, and 25% are the first in their families to attend college. We encourage you to apply early in your senior year, and we hope you will contact us with any of your questions that are left unanswered after browsing our website.
For some, the hardest part of going to college is figuring out how to pay for it. We are committed to providing you with the best financial aid package possible to enable you to enroll. The key to all need-based aid is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid or FAFSA. We encourage you to complete the FAFSA as soon as possible after January 1.
There are many factors to consider when choosing a college, but none is more important than academics. If you haven't decided upon a major, be sure to explore the variety of majors we offer. And if you have decided upon a major, check out the types of courses we teach, the quality of our professors teaching the courses, and the opportunities for undergraduate research and recognition.
No one benefits from a life of all work and no play. We encourage our students to be active, both inside the classroom and out. You will find over 550 student organizations to join, an extensive array of intramurals to keep you active, and countless service opportunities to do your part in making the world a better place.
Applying for admission and getting accepted is only the first step in your journey to joining our Seminole Community. Now you have to apply for housing, decide on a meal plan, and sign up for Orientation. Learn all your next steps at this site. Go 'Noles!
Helicopter parents are welcome here! We recognize that choosing a college is a family decision. We hope the information we have compiled at this site will help you learn just as much about Florida State as your son or daughter. Please let us hear from you if we can be of any assistance in this very important decision.
Thank you for all you do for us and for your students! We hope this site will provide you with all the information you need in one place to make the advising aspects of your job much easier. We are always ready to answer your questions and to do anything we can to help you and your students.