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A Message from the Director

Our Decision Day is always filled with so much emotion. On one hand, we are very excited to welcome our Class of 2024. On the other hand, we are sad that we were not able to offer all students the opportunity to start at FSU in their first year of college. We had to make some very difficult choices but, in the end, we feel confident in our decisions. Because we practice holistic review, there generally is not only one reason for why we were not able to offer admission and that may be difficult to reconcile for some. However, if the student is set on graduating from FSU, we encourage the student to consider our transfer options found at

More than 60,800 students applied to Florida State University - an increase of 8.3 percent over last year's record number of total applications received. Starting Thursday evening, students are able to log in to their FSU Application Status Check page and learn their admission status. As is our tradition, the Office of Admissions will stay open until 9 pm to answer any questions from students and their family members as they learn their admission decision.

FSU was able to offer admission to students representing 66 counties in Florida and from all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Twenty-one percent of our admitted students will be the first in their family to attend college. The quality of our applicant pool remained very strong, and we saw another increase in our accepted student profile. Approximately 6,000 first-year students are expected to be a part of our Class of 2024, and we could not be more excited to welcome them all to campus.

All of us at Florida State are truly humbled by the number of students who have expressed an interest in FSU and we are grateful for your support - THANK YOU!


 Warm regards,

 Hege Ferguson

Our Holistic Review Process

Admission to Florida State University is selective. It requires graduation from a regionally accredited high school with certain high school academic units, a cumulative grade point average (GPA) in those academic units, and test scores as outlined on this page. Satisfying these minimum requirements does not guarantee admission.

The academic profile for the middle 50 percent of the first-year applicants that were accepted for Fall 2020 is:

Academic GPA: 4.1-4.5
SAT Total: 1290-1410
ACT Composite: 29-32

The typical student accepted to Florida State has 4.5 units of English, 5.5 units of math, 5 units of natural science, 5 units of social science, and 3.5 units of world language.

A variety of other factors are also considered in the review process; these include the written essay, the rigor and quality of courses and curriculum, grade trends, class rank, and educational objectives. Applicants who bring other important attributes to the University community may also receive additional consideration. These applicants include students applying to the CARE Summer Bridge Program, visual and performing artists, and skilled athletes.