Florida State University

United States

Public

Florida State University

Tallahassee, United States

Public

January

Intakes

32.5%

Acceptance Rate

21:1

Student: Teacher Ratio

43:57

Male: Female Ratio

January

Intakes

32.5%

Acceptance Rate

21:1

Student: Teacher Ratio

43:57

Male: Female Ratio

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.

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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.

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QS

Quacquarelli Symonds (Q.S.) is a corporation based in the United Kingdom that specialises in the analysis of higher education institutions worldwide. Nunzio Quacquarelli launched the company in 1990. It publishes the Q.S. World University Rankings every year. The Q.S. rating, which is considered one of the three most widely read university rankings globally, is approved by the International Ranking Expert Group (IREG). The institution uses six metrics, namely Academic Reputation, Employer Reputation, Faculty/Student Ratio, Citations per faculty, International Faculty Ratio and International Student Ratio, that effectively capture university performance. It also publishes rankings in Young universities, Graduate Employability, and Subject Rankings. Q.S. provides an auditing service to universities, which offers information on the institution's strengths and shortcomings. The Q.S. Stars audit procedure rates universities based on over 50 different indicators.

THE

The Times Higher Education, originally The Times Higher Education Supplement (THES), is a British magazine that focuses on higher education news and topics. It annually publishes The Times Higher Education World University Rankings. It has received worldwide acclaim for its new and improved rating algorithm. Since 2004, it has provided students and their families, academics, university executives, governments, and businesses with reliable university performance data. The performance indicators are grouped into five areas: Teaching (the learning environment); Research (volume, income and reputation); Citations (research influence); International outlook (staff, students and research); and Industry income (knowledge transfer). It also produces subject rankings and rankings for Young Universities, Impact, Reputation, And Emerging Economies.

Guardian

The Guardian is a British daily newspaper that first appeared in 1821 as The Manchester Guardian and was renamed The Guardian in 1959. The Guardian University Guide is published once a year. The goal of the University Guide is to show how each university's department is likely to provide an overall beneficial experience to future students, and to do so; they look at how previous students in the department fared. A league table was created using nine performance criteria for 54 disciplines spanning all stages of the student life cycle. Entry standards, Student-staff ratios, Expenditure per student, Continuation, Student satisfaction, Value Added, Standardisation, Subject Classification, and Career Prospects are the indicators utilised by the organisation.

USN

U.S. News & World Report is American news, consumer advice, rankings, and analysis publication. It began in 1948 as a merger of the weekly newspaper U.S. News and the worldwide weekly magazine World Report. The company's rankings of Best Global universities are well-known among the wider population and significantly impact admission trends. The inaugural "America's Best Colleges" report was released by the U.S. News & World Report in 1983. Since 1985, the rankings have been produced and published annually. The magazine U.S. News & World Report rankings are based on data collected from educational institutions through an annual survey, government and third-party data sources, and school websites. It also takes into account outside opinion polls of university faculty and administrators.

Rankings

193

Global Ranking

USN-2021

472

Global Ranking

QS-2021

260

Global Ranking

Times-2021

190

Global Ranking

USN-2022

475

Global Ranking

QS-2022

251-300

Global Ranking

Times-2022

193

Global Ranking

USN-2021

472

Global Ranking

QS-2021

260

Global Ranking

Times-2021

190

Global Ranking

USN-2022

475

Global Ranking

QS-2022

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Scholarships

This scholarship is considered to be one of the most prestigious scholarships to study in the USA for Indian students 

Eligibility

The candidate must be an Indian citizen with a bachelor’s degree from a recognized university to be eligible for the scholarship. Further, the candidate also needs to submit English language proficiency scores.

Applicability

For U.S. and foreign faculty and professionals looking to apply to the Fulbright Program, please visit the Fulbright Scholar Program website.

This scholarship is considered to be one of the most prestigious scholarships to study in the USA for Indian students 

Eligibility

The candidate must be an Indian citizen with a bachelor’s degree from a recognized university to be eligible for the scholarship. Further, the candidate also needs to submit English language proficiency scores.

Applicability

For U.S. and foreign faculty and professionals looking to apply to the Fulbright Program, please visit the Fulbright Scholar Program website.

It provides ten months of non-degree study and related professional experiences in the USA.

Eligibility

The fellowships are awarded competitively to candidates who are mid-career professionals in many fields

Applicability

In order to apply, candidates need to be proficient in English Language and need to submit English proficiency scores such as IELTS/TOEFL etc.

It provides ten months of non-degree study and related professional experiences in the USA.

Eligibility

The fellowships are awarded competitively to candidates who are mid-career professionals in many fields

Applicability

In order to apply, candidates need to be proficient in English Language and need to submit English proficiency scores such as IELTS/TOEFL etc.

This scholarship programme is aimed to help high performing students get a bachelor’s degree in the USA

Eligibility

Scholarship focuses on students who plan to help improve the under-resourced and underserved communities back in their home country.

Applicability

To apply to the AU Emerging Global Leader Scholarship, you must apply and complete the AU EGLS application, Common or Coalition Application, and international admissions process by 15 December 2021 (priority deadline) or by 15 January 2022 at the latest.

This scholarship programme is aimed to help high performing students get a bachelor’s degree in the USA

Eligibility

Scholarship focuses on students who plan to help improve the under-resourced and underserved communities back in their home country.

Applicability

To apply to the AU Emerging Global Leader Scholarship, you must apply and complete the AU EGLS application, Common or Coalition Application, and international admissions process by 15 December 2021 (priority deadline) or by 15 January 2022 at the latest.

AAUW (the American Association of University Women) awards International Fellowships for full-time study or research in the United States to women who are not United States citizens or permanent residents.

Eligibility

Have citizenship in a country other than the U.S. or possession of a nonimmigrant visa if residing in the U.S. Women who are currently, or expect to be during the fellowship year, a U.S. citizen, U.S. permanent resident, or dual citizen with the U.S. and another country are not eligible.

Applicability

Applications and submission of supporting documents are done online. The application deadline for AY 2022-2023 is 15 November 2021.

AAUW (the American Association of University Women) awards International Fellowships for full-time study or research in the United States to women who are not United States citizens or permanent residents.

Eligibility

Have citizenship in a country other than the U.S. or possession of a nonimmigrant visa if residing in the U.S. Women who are currently, or expect to be during the fellowship year, a U.S. citizen, U.S. permanent resident, or dual citizen with the U.S. and another country are not eligible.

Applicability

Applications and submission of supporting documents are done online. The application deadline for AY 2022-2023 is 15 November 2021.

Application Process

  • Visit the official website of the institution. 
  • Click on 'Apply Now' or 'Register Here'
  • Complete filling your education history with all the qualifications.
  • Fill in the details of your employment history.
  • Fill in your personal statement.
  • Submit the application form by paying the mentioned fees.

Documents Required

  • All official academic Transcripts and grade cards
  • Passport size photographs 
  • Passport photocopy
  • Visa
  • Updated CV/Resume
  • English Language Proficiency Test Scores
  • Letter of Recommendations
  • Statement of Purpose

Admission Requirements

FAQs

For the second year in a row, Florida State University placed Top 20 among public universities according to a US News & World Report ranking, securing the 19th spot on the list.
For the second year in a row, Florida State University placed Top 20 among public universities according to a US News & World Report ranking, securing the 19th spot on the list.
Designated a preeminent research university by the state legislature, FSU is also known for its criminal justice programs, as well as its film school. FSU's graduation rate is 83%, which is 12% higher than schools that serve similar populations.
Designated a preeminent research university by the state legislature, FSU is also known for its criminal justice programs, as well as its film school. FSU's graduation rate is 83%, which is 12% higher than schools that serve similar populations.
Florida State University is one of the nation's top colleges for students seeking an excellent education with great career preparation and at an affordable price, according to The Princeton Review. The education services company named FSU the No. 11 Best Value College for 2021 among public colleges and universities.
Florida State University is one of the nation's top colleges for students seeking an excellent education with great career preparation and at an affordable price, according to The Princeton Review. The education services company named FSU the No. 11 Best Value College for 2021 among public colleges and universities.
A comprehensive, graduate research university, FSU ranks 18th among public universities by U.S. News & World Report and is in the top 10 nationally for National Science Foundation grant awards. In addition to a rigorous academic reputation, FSU is committed to a student-centered education.
A comprehensive, graduate research university, FSU ranks 18th among public universities by U.S. News & World Report and is in the top 10 nationally for National Science Foundation grant awards. In addition to a rigorous academic reputation, FSU is committed to a student-centered education.
FSU reaffirmed its place in the Top 20 among public universities for the third consecutive year, retaining its No. 19 spot. The university also climbed three spots to No. 55 among all national universities, both public and private. The rankings appear in U.S. News & World Report's “Best Colleges 2022” guidebook.
FSU reaffirmed its place in the Top 20 among public universities for the third consecutive year, retaining its No. 19 spot. The university also climbed three spots to No. 55 among all national universities, both public and private. The rankings appear in U.S. News & World Report's “Best Colleges 2022” guidebook.

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Studying in United States

For international students, the average first-year tuition cost is as follows: 

Undergraduate: $20,000 - $65,000 (INR 14,99,421 - INR 48,74,100)

Postgraduate: $10,000 to $80,000 (INR 7,49,731 - INR 59,97,844)

MBA: $50,000 - $140,000 (INR 37,14,650 - INR 1,04,94,967)

For international students, the average first-year tuition cost is as follows: 

Undergraduate: $20,000 - $65,000 (INR 14,99,421 - INR 48,74,100)

Postgraduate: $10,000 to $80,000 (INR 7,49,731 - INR 59,97,844)

MBA: $50,000 - $140,000 (INR 37,14,650 - INR 1,04,94,967)

Average On-Campus Accommodation Fees in the USA: $820 - $925 per month (INR 60,920 - INR 68,721)

Average Off-Campus Accommodation Fees in the USA: $450 - $1000 per month (INR 33,431 - INR 74,293)

Food Expenses: $350 - $500 per month (INR 26,002 - INR 37,146)

Average On-Campus Accommodation Fees in the USA: $820 - $925 per month (INR 60,920 - INR 68,721)

Average Off-Campus Accommodation Fees in the USA: $450 - $1000 per month (INR 33,431 - INR 74,293)

Food Expenses: $350 - $500 per month (INR 26,002 - INR 37,146)

English Proficiency Exams to Study in the USA

IELTS: 5.5 - 6.5+

TOEFL iBT: 78 - 100+

Cambridge English Language Assessments (CAE): B2 - C1

PTE: 54-58

Duolingo: 100+

 

Admission Tests to Study in USA

GMAT600 - 770+

GRE270 - 310

SAT: 900-1500+

ACT: 23-30

LSAT150 - 170+

MSAT: 490 - 510+

English Proficiency Exams to Study in the USA

IELTS: 5.5 - 6.5+

TOEFL iBT: 78 - 100+

Cambridge English Language Assessments (CAE): B2 - C1

PTE: 54-58

Duolingo: 100+

 

Admission Tests to Study in USA

GMAT600 - 770+

GRE270 - 310

SAT: 900-1500+

ACT: 23-30

LSAT150 - 170+

MSAT: 490 - 510+

Part-Time Job Rules for International Students in the USA

  • When school is in session, your US student visa permits you to work up to 20 hours per week on campus and full-time during school breaks (up to 40 hours per week).

  • The employer must ensure that the employment should not displace (take a job away from) a US resident.

  • F1 students are permitted to work in the United States, but only under specified circumstances and in compliance with the US Citizenship and Immigration Service's complicated standards and restrictions (USCIS).

  • Many US colleges need approval from the International Student Office before taking any on-campus job, and such employment may not be permitted during a student's first semester or year.

Types of Part-Time Jobs in the USA

There are two ways international students can get part-time jobs in the USA. They can either look for on-campus jobs or off-campus jobs.

On-Campus Jobs: On-campus employment is defined as work that takes place on campus or at a school-affiliated off-campus site. Some examples are working in a campus bookshop, cafeteria, or other facilities where students may assist. To be considered for this position, you must apply at least 30 days prior to the start of school. Speak with your DSO about applying. If you're authorised, your DSO will provide you with a letter of approval, which you'll need to apply for a Social Security number (SSN).

 Off-Campus Jobs: Off-campus jobs are relatively easy but not always in proximity. F1 students can gain authorization to work under certain training programmes. This form of part-time work is not difficult to acquire. However, it is only available to F1 students who have completed at least one full academic year of their programme of study and who have an economic hardship that meets the Department of Homeland Security's urgent conditions. Optional Practical Training (OPT) and Curricular Practical Training (CPT) are two programmes designed specifically for students who want to obtain experience in their field of study.

Part-Time Job Rules for International Students in the USA

  • When school is in session, your US student visa permits you to work up to 20 hours per week on campus and full-time during school breaks (up to 40 hours per week).

  • The employer must ensure that the employment should not displace (take a job away from) a US resident.

  • F1 students are permitted to work in the United States, but only under specified circumstances and in compliance with the US Citizenship and Immigration Service's complicated standards and restrictions (USCIS).

  • Many US colleges need approval from the International Student Office before taking any on-campus job, and such employment may not be permitted during a student's first semester or year.

Types of Part-Time Jobs in the USA

There are two ways international students can get part-time jobs in the USA. They can either look for on-campus jobs or off-campus jobs.

On-Campus Jobs: On-campus employment is defined as work that takes place on campus or at a school-affiliated off-campus site. Some examples are working in a campus bookshop, cafeteria, or other facilities where students may assist. To be considered for this position, you must apply at least 30 days prior to the start of school. Speak with your DSO about applying. If you're authorised, your DSO will provide you with a letter of approval, which you'll need to apply for a Social Security number (SSN).

 Off-Campus Jobs: Off-campus jobs are relatively easy but not always in proximity. F1 students can gain authorization to work under certain training programmes. This form of part-time work is not difficult to acquire. However, it is only available to F1 students who have completed at least one full academic year of their programme of study and who have an economic hardship that meets the Department of Homeland Security's urgent conditions. Optional Practical Training (OPT) and Curricular Practical Training (CPT) are two programmes designed specifically for students who want to obtain experience in their field of study.

A post-study work visa is one of the primary factors of interest for international students planning to pursue an education in the United States. After completing their education, most international students want to work in the United States. Some student visa options in the United States allow students to work in the country for a limited time while studying and after they finish their degree. 

The F1 Visa, M1 Visa, and J1 Visa are three different types of student visas that allow students to stay in the United States for a short time after they finish their studies.

The F1 visa is a post-study work visa that allows students to stay in the United States for upto 12 months after finishing their studies. The J1 and M1 student visas allow visa holders to stay for 30 days. Students pursuing STEM courses get an additional 17 months (making a total of 29 months) under STEM OPT extension.

A post-study work visa is one of the primary factors of interest for international students planning to pursue an education in the United States. After completing their education, most international students want to work in the United States. Some student visa options in the United States allow students to work in the country for a limited time while studying and after they finish their degree. 

The F1 Visa, M1 Visa, and J1 Visa are three different types of student visas that allow students to stay in the United States for a short time after they finish their studies.

The F1 visa is a post-study work visa that allows students to stay in the United States for upto 12 months after finishing their studies. The J1 and M1 student visas allow visa holders to stay for 30 days. Students pursuing STEM courses get an additional 17 months (making a total of 29 months) under STEM OPT extension.

Here are the different costs for different types of USA student visas that are required by an international student to study in USA:

  • F-1 Student Visa: $510 (INR 37,885)

  • F-2 Visa for Dependents: $160 (INR 11,885)

  • M-1 Student Visa: $160 (INR 11,885)

  • M-2 Visa for Dependents: $160 (INR 11,885)

  • J-1 Student Visa: $160 (INR 11,885)

  • J-2 Visa for Dependents: $160 (INR 11,885)

H1B Visa: $555 (INR 41,227)

Here are the different costs for different types of USA student visas that are required by an international student to study in USA:

  • F-1 Student Visa: $510 (INR 37,885)

  • F-2 Visa for Dependents: $160 (INR 11,885)

  • M-1 Student Visa: $160 (INR 11,885)

  • M-2 Visa for Dependents: $160 (INR 11,885)

  • J-1 Student Visa: $160 (INR 11,885)

  • J-2 Visa for Dependents: $160 (INR 11,885)

H1B Visa: $555 (INR 41,227)

Step 1: Get the US DS-160 Visa Application form.

Step 2: Prepare your financial and other supporting documents.

Step 3: Register and complete the visa application form, and pay the application fee.

Step 4: Attend your appointment/interviews at the nearest embassy or consulate.

Step 5: Get the result of your application. If your visa application has been granted, you can start your study abroad journey.

Step 1: Get the US DS-160 Visa Application form.

Step 2: Prepare your financial and other supporting documents.

Step 3: Register and complete the visa application form, and pay the application fee.

Step 4: Attend your appointment/interviews at the nearest embassy or consulate.

Step 5: Get the result of your application. If your visa application has been granted, you can start your study abroad journey.

Here are some of the top high paying job industries in the USA for international students are as follows:

  • Investment Banking and Securities Dealing

  • Sports Teams and Clubs

  • Management Consultancy

  • Financial Research

  • Medical and Healthcare Sector 

  • Engineering and IT

  • Mining, Resources and Energy

  • Law

Here are some of the top high paying job industries in the USA for international students are as follows:

  • Investment Banking and Securities Dealing

  • Sports Teams and Clubs

  • Management Consultancy

  • Financial Research

  • Medical and Healthcare Sector 

  • Engineering and IT

  • Mining, Resources and Energy

  • Law

Housing some of the best universities in the world, the United States of America is one of the most popular study abroad destinations. It is well-known for attracting the largest number of international students from around the world. Additionally, according to World GDP Rankings, the United States is in top place with a $22.939 Trillion economy as of 2021. It also boasts the world's 8th largest purchasing power parity (PPP). According to Statista, the United State's projected Real GDP growth rate for 2022 is 5.2%.

Housing some of the best universities in the world, the United States of America is one of the most popular study abroad destinations. It is well-known for attracting the largest number of international students from around the world. Additionally, according to World GDP Rankings, the United States is in top place with a $22.939 Trillion economy as of 2021. It also boasts the world's 8th largest purchasing power parity (PPP). According to Statista, the United State's projected Real GDP growth rate for 2022 is 5.2%.

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