Established in 1851, the Florida State University (commonly known as Florida State) is a public space-grant and sea-grant research university. Its primary campus is located in Tallahassee, Florida, United States and the university is a member of the State University System of Florida. The Carnegie Foundation for advancement of Teaching classifies the university as a Research University with Very High Research Activity. The university is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). It is the birthplace of the commercially viable anti-cancer drug Taxol.
Florida State University is home to nationally ranked programs in many academic areas, including engineering, law, medicine, film, music, dance, theater, psychology, social work, business and the sciences. The university comprises of 16 colleges: College of Arts and Sciences, College of Human Sciences, College of education, College of Music, College of Social Work, School of Dance, College of Fine Arts, College of Communication and Information, School of Information, Askew School of Public Administration and Policy, Dedman School of Hospitality, College of Business, College of Nursing, College of Law, College of Social Sciences and Public Policy, School of Theatre, College of Criminology and Criminal Justice, College of Engineering, College of Motion Picture Arts, College of Medicine, School of Communication, School of Communication Science and Disorders, Jim Moran School of Entrepreneurship and School of Physician Assistant Practice.
The total student population at the university is upwards of 40,800 students of which more than 32,700 are enrolled in the undergraduate programs. The student to faculty ratio at the university is 25:1 and the acceptance rate is 56%.
The FSU’s arts department is renowned for its dance, film, music, and theater programs, and several alumni star in major films and achieve other artistic accomplishments. The university is home to the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory (NHML) which holds the most world records for the most powerful magnets on earth. Other pioneer research center at the university is the Center for Advanced Power Systems; these labs place Florida State University at the cutting edge of research and its application to industry.
Notable Alumni: Winston Scott (Former NASA astronaut), Stephanie Abrams (Meteorologist, The Weather Channel), Skip Horack (Writer, professor at Stanford University)
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