Tallahassee, FL 32306, Top 100 Universities in USA 2014 – Rank – 57, Florida State University In Florida

Tallahassee, FL 32306, Top 100 Universities in USA 2014 – Rank – 57, Florida State University In Florida

Tallahassee, FL 32306, Top 100 Universities in USA 2014 – Rank – 57, Florida State University In Florida

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 Florida State University   

600 W College Ave, Tallahassee, FL 32306, United States

The Florida State University (commonly referred to as Florida State or FSU)[11] is a space-grant and sea-grant public research university located in the state capital city of Tallahassee, Florida, United States. It is a research university with very high researchactivity as determined by the Carnegie Foundation.[12] The university comprises 16 separate colleges and more than 110 centers, facilities, labs and institutes that offer more than 300 programs of study, including professional programs.[13] Florida State is home to Florida’s only National Laboratory – the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory and is the birthplace of the commercially viable anti-cancer drug Taxol. Florida State University also operates The John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art, the State Art Museum of Florida and one of the largest museum/university complexes in the nation.[14] Florida State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools as a Level VI public institution.[15]

Florida State was established in 1851 and is located on the oldest continuous site of higher education in the state of Florida.[2][3] In 1905 Florida State earned Florida’s first Rhodes Scholar.[16][17] In 1935 Florida State University was awarded the first chapter of Phi Beta Kappa in Florida and is among the ten percent of American universities to have earned a chapter of the national academic honor society.[18][19] In 1977 Florida State University earned the first female Rhodes Scholar in Florida.[20] In 2010 Florida State University was named a “Budget Ivy” university by the Fiske Guide to Getting into the Right College.[21] In 2012 U.S. News & World Report ranked Florida State the most efficient National University in the United States.[22] Florida State University is one of two Florida public universities to immediately qualify as a “preeminent university” by law under Florida Senate Bill 1076, signed by Governor Rick Scott in 2013.[23][24][25]

The Florida State University is home to nationally ranked programs in many academic areas, including the sciences, engineering, social policy, film, music, theater, dance, visual art, business, political science, psychology, social work, medicine, and law.[26] The university is also known for its undergraduate study abroad options: according to Uni in the USA, “the large numbers of students that study abroad nicely compliment the students that study here from abroad.”[27]

Florida State is a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference and has won thirteen national athletic championships as well as multiple individual competitor NCAA championship awards.


University rankings
ARWU[96] 68-85
Forbes[97] 202
U.S. News & World Report[98] 91
Washington Monthly[99] 70
ARWU[100] 151-200
QS[101] 401-450
FSU Rankings
USNWR National University[102] 91
USNWR Education[103]
USNWR Law[104]
USNWR Library & Information[105]
USNWR Engineering[106]
USNWR Public Affairs[107]
USNWR Fine Arts[108]
USNWR Social Work[109]
USNWR Business[110]
USNWR Chemistry[111]
USNWR Computer Science[112]
USNWR Political Science[113]
USNWR Mathematics[114]
USNWR Physics[115]
USNWR Statistics[116]
USNWR Criminology[117]
USNWR Sociology[118]
Forbes National[119] 193
ARWU Global[120] Top-200
ARWU Social Sciences[121]
ARWU Physics[120]
ARWU Economics[120]
ARWU National[120] Top-100
Washington Monthly National[122] 106
Wuhan International ESI[123] Top-200
CMUP Research Universities[124] Top-100
Webometrics World[125] 101

The D’Alemberte Rotunda, part of the College of Law, is used to host special events and in the past has been used by the Florida Supreme Court to convene special sessions

In 2010 Florida State University was included in the “Budget Ivy List” of universities prepared by the Fiske Guide to Getting into the Right College.[21] In 2010 USA Today and The Princeton Review rated Florida State University as fourth in its list of public “Best Value Colleges”.[126] The Florida State University is currently ranked 40th among public universities and 91st overall in Tier 1 for National Universities by U.S. News and World Report.[127] In addition U.S. News in 2009 ranked Florida State as 32nd overall amongst the most popular colleges in the United States, this ranking is determined by institutions with the highest yield rates.[128] In 2012, Florida State was ranked among universities as having the most financial resources per student.[129]

Florida State ranks in the top 200 among world universities, among the top 100 American universities, and in the top 90 among universities in the United States by The Academic Ranking of World Universities,[130] 30th among U.S. public universities and 76th among all U.S. universities by Forbes magazine,[131] Florida State was ranked 15th nationally in the February 2008 edition ofKiplinger’s Best Values in Public Colleges.[132] Florida State ranks as the 155th university worldwide and the 79th in the United States in the Academic Ranking of World Universities.[133] According to the Webometrics Ranking of World Universities in 2009, Florida State University ranks 43rd university in the United States and Canada and 53rd in the world.[134]

Many of the university’s academic programs rank among the nation’s top twenty-five public universities, including programs in Business (Accounting, Finance, Real Estate, Management Information Systems, Risk Management/Insurance, Entrepreneurial Studies),ChemistryCreative WritingCriminology, Dance, Education, FilmHuman SciencesHospitalityInformation Technology, Law,MeteorologyOceanographyPhysicsPolitical SciencePublic Administration and Policy, Social Work, Spanish, Theatre, Urban Planning, and Visual Art.

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