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A Message from the Director

Our Decision Day is always filled with so much emotion. It has been an extraordinarily difficult year, and no one knows that better than our current seniors.

We are very excited to welcome our Class of 2025, but we are also sad that we are not able to offer all students the opportunity to start at FSU in their first year of college. We have spent months reviewing academic records, reading essays and learning about the interests of our applicants. We have laughed and we have cried but more than anything, we have marveled at the resiliency of our applicants. 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 you to consider our transfer options.

More than 62,500 students applied to Florida State University so far this year - another record number of applications. 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, which reflects in our accepted student profile. Approximately 6,200 first year students are expected to be a part of our Class of 2025, and we could not be more excited to welcome them all to Florida State!

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 2021 is:

Academic GPA: 4.1-4.6
SAT Total: 1250-1400
ACT Composite: 28-32

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.