Florida State University

Public, Four-years School Located in Tallahassee, FL

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How much is the FSU tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, FSU's tuition & fees is $5,656 for Florida residents and $18,786 for out-of-state students.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $23,780 for Florida residents and $36,910 for out-of-state students when a student lives on-campus.

FSU Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Florida Residents Tuition & Fees$5,656
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$18,786
Books & Supplies Costs$1,000
On-campus Room & Board$11,592
On-campus Expenses$5,532
Off-campus Room & Board$11,592
Off-campus Expenses$5,532
2023-2024 Projection
Florida Residents Tuition & Fees$5,656
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$18,796

How Much Does it Cost to Go to FSU for 4 Years?

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $53,180 at FSU. The estimated tuition rate is based on the changes over last 5 years. With room & board, books, and other personal expenses, the estimated 4 years costs of attendance is $124,827. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $97,298.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$16,276$33,710$25,284
Sophomore (2024-25)$14,101$31,850$24,550
Junior (2025-26)$12,217$30,287$23,962
Senior (2026-27)$10,585$28,981$23,501
4 Years Total$53,180$124,827$97,298
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$14,101$31,850$24,550
Sophomore (2025-26)$12,217$30,287$23,962
Junior (2026-27)$10,585$28,981$23,501
Senior (2027-28)$9,171$27,899$23,152
4 Years Total$46,075$119,017$95,165
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$12,217$30,287$23,962
Sophomore (2026-27)$10,585$28,981$23,501
Junior (2027-28)$9,171$27,899$23,152
Senior (2028-29)$7,946$27,012$22,899
4 Years Total$39,919$114,180$93,515
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$10,585$28,981$23,501
Sophomore (2027-28)$9,171$27,899$23,152
Junior (2028-29)$7,946$27,012$22,899
Senior (2029-30)$6,884$26,296$22,732
4 Years Total$34,585$110,188$92,284
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$9,171$27,899$23,152
Sophomore (2028-29)$7,946$27,012$22,899
Junior (2029-30)$6,884$26,296$22,732
Senior (2030-31)$5,964$25,727$22,639
4 Years Total$29,965$106,934$91,422

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, FSU' tuition is higher than the average tuition of $12,960. Compared to public, four-years colleges in Florida, its tuition is much higher than the average tuition of $8,844.
Florida State University$5,656$18,786
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,672
Public Schools$7,199$12,960
Private Schools$20,937
Florida Four-years Colleges$17,068
Public Schools$4,190$8,844
Private Schools$19,195

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between FSU and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (public, four-years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
Florida State UniversityTallahassee, FL$5,656$18,786
University of ToledoToledo, OH$12,377$21,737
University of Alaska FairbanksFairbanks, AK$8,640$22,752
University of Massachusetts-LowellLowell, MA$16,570$35,396
University of California-Santa BarbaraSanta Barbara, CA$14,965$45,742
University of Rhode IslandKingston, RI$16,408$35,804
Ohio State University-Main CampusColumbus, OH$12,859$38,365
Utah State UniversityLogan, UT$9,228$24,802
University of Nevada-RenoReno, NV$8,994$25,950
University of Massachusetts-AmherstAmherst, MA$17,357$39,293
Illinois State UniversityNormal, IL$16,021$28,086

Financial Aid and COA

At Florida State University, 29,336 students (87%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $9,725.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at FSU is $27,185 for students living on-campus and $27,185 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 6,907 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $10,169 and the average amount of student loans is $6,953.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
Florida ResidentsOut-of-State
COA (on-campus)$23,780$36,910
COA (off-campus)$23,780$36,910
Tuition & Fees$5,656$18,786
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$18,124$18,124
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$18,124$18,124
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$14,055$27,185
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$14,055$27,185
Average Financial Aid$9,725$9,725
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship29,33687%$9,725
Pell Grants9,48628%$5,087
Federal Student Loan7,41622%$6,174
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid6,90793%-
Grants or Scholarships6,65089%$10,169
Federal Grants2,65136%$6,836
Pell Grants1,83525%$5,743
Other Federal Grants2,64735%$2,865
State/Local Grants5,65876%$5,888
Institutional Grants4,43959%$3,646
Student Loan Aid1,68323%$6,953
Federal Student Loans1,63722%$5,086
Other Student Loans2033%$16,628
Income LevelNumber of StudentsNumber of Students AwardedAverage Amount Aid Awarded
All level2,5762,494$16,858
110,001 or more519458$11,916

Admission Stats and Requirements to Apply

FSU's acceptance rate is 37.07%. A total of 65,235 applicants applied to and 24,183 students were accepted. Of the admitted students, 7,619 enrolled finally, and the yield (i.e. enrollment rate) is 31.51%.
To apply to FSU, 5 items are required - Secondary school GPA, Secondary school record, Completion of college-preparatory program, Admission test scores and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language).
Acceptance Rate37.07%37.71%36.66%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)31.51%32.04%31.15%
Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankConsidered But Not Required
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programRequired
RecommendationsNeither Required Nor Recommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither Required Nor Recommended
Admission test scoresRequired
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither Required Nor Recommended

SAT and ACT Scores

The SAT and ACT scores are required to apply to FSU. The average SAT score of the enrolled first-time students is 1,260 and the average ACT score (ACT composite) is 28.
Its SAT score is higher than the national average score of 1,168. The ACT score is higher than the national average score of 24.
SAT Total1,2601,1801,340
National Average1,168
Florida Average1,154
SAT EBRW640600680
SAT Math620580660
ACT Composite282630
National Average24
Florida Average24
ACT Math262428
ACT English292532

Student Population

Florida State University has a total of 44,161 students including 32,936 undergraduate and 11,225 graduate students. By gender, there are 18,841 male students and 26,289 female students attending FSU. The school offers online degree programs and 5,458 students enrolled online exclusively (12.36% of all students).
Total45,130 18,84126,289
Undergraduate33,593 14,40819,185
Graduate11,537 4,4337,104

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address222 S. Copeland Street, Tallahassee, FL
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate, Graduate
Program Offered278 Programs
Online Program Offered6 Online Programs
Graduate Program Offered173 Graduate Programs
Academic Stats
Acceptance Rate25.04%
Student Population44,161
Graduation Rate84%
Transfer-out Rate5%
Retention Rate94% (Full-time), 82% (Part-time)
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate17 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties1,631 (Full-time), 414 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs6,744 (Full-time), 529 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$103,515
Average Staff Salary$57,740