History, Affiliations, and Rankings
Florida State University is traceable to a plan set by the 1823 U.S. Congress to create a system of higher education. By 1947 the Florida Legislature returned the FSCW to coeducational status and designated it Florida State University. It is affiliated with The Oak Ridge Associated Universities, Southeastern Universities Research Universities, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, Universities Research Association, National Sea Grant College Program, and Space Grant colleges. QS World Rankings have given it a global rank of #448, Times Higher Education Rankings have given it a global rank in the range of 251-300, and US News and World Report rankings have given it a global rank of 190.
Infrastructure, Campuses, and Courses
The campus of Florida State University is located in the city of Tallahassee, Florida. The main campus covers 489 acres of land including Heritage Grove and contains over 14,800,000 square feet of buildings. The University has an Undergraduate Program, Graduate School, Law school, and a Med School. Florida State University is divided into 16 colleges and schools including the Colleges of Applied Studies, Arts & Sciences, Business, Communication & Information, Criminology & Criminal Justice, Education, Engineering, Fine Arts, Human Sciences, Law, Medicine, Motion Picture Arts, Music, Nursing, Social Sciences & Public Policy, and Social Work, plus the Graduate School, Dedman School of Hospitality, and the Jim Moran School of Entrepreneurship.
Accomplishments and Alumni
Since its founding 171 years ago, Florida State University Has had a long road of History and accomplishments. FSU earned the highest-rated credit of any public university in the state of Florida and became one of only eight public universities in the United States with an AA+ rating or better from both S&P Global and Fitch. Florida State University employees claimed a total of 14 Florida TaxWatch Productivity Awards in 2020. Many notable alumni like Winston Scott (Former NASA astronaut), Richard Knabb (Current Director of the National Hurricane Center), and James F. Hutchinson (Painter, member of the Florida Artists Hall of Fame) have graduated through the Florida State University.
Student Diversity and Visiting Companies
Over 4% of the Student Body of Florida State University comprises International Students. More than 1,000 students from over 120 countries attend the University every year. It is from a total of more than 40,000 students. The Career Service Center of Florida State University offers many resources to the students and alumni for connecting with potential employers and creating a better CV and a resume. The University hosts many career fairs for students to interact with employers.