Florida State University is an internationally recognized teaching and research institution that prepares its graduates for the expanding opportunities of a global society. Designated as a very high research activity by Carnegie Research University, Florida State University is a national leader in the number of doctorates awarded to African-American students and graduate rate of African-American undergraduates.
- College Type: Public
- Program Type: 4-Year University
- College Size: Large (over 5,000)
- Campus Setting: Urban
The university includes 15 colleges and 39 centers, including facilities, labs, and institutes offering more than 300 programs of study. Its medical school educates physicians for practice in community settings, while its law school is one of the fastest rising in national rankings. The top five colleges by enrollment are: Arts and Sciences, Business, Social Sciences and Public Policy, Human Sciences, and Communication and Information. The top five majors by enrollment are: Finance, Biological Science/Pre-Med, Psychology, Political Science/Pre-Law, and International Affairs.
Florida State students are fortunate to work alongside Nobel laureates and Pulitzer-Prize winners, Guggenheim Fellows, members of the National Academy of Sciences and American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and other globally recognized teachers and researchers.
Florida State has set records in the award of national fellowships and scholarships. Since its inception in 2005, the Florida State University Office of National Fellowships has mentored and assisted some of the university’s most talented students. In the last five years, its students have won more than 75 nationally competitive awards, including three prestigious Rhodes scholarships, three Truman scholarships, five Goldwater scholarships, five Hollings scholarships, three Pickering fellowships, and 36 Fulbright grants.