What Is Some Information About Florida State University?

Florida State University is located in Tallahassee, Florida, and has other campuses in Sarasota and Panama City, Florida, and in the Republic of Panama. The university counts colleges of medicine, nursing, law, hospitality and motion picture arts among its 16 schools. A research-oriented university, FSU also focuses on diversity in its faculty and student body.

Florida State University offers degree programs from the Associate to the doctoral level. Some of its 88 bachelor's degree programs are in anthropology, food and nutrition science, computer criminology, finance, and mechanical engineering. The school offers 67 doctoral programs in specialities such as classics, clinical psychology, higher education, oceanography and public administration. The program in the Republic of Panama offers an Associate degree and allows graduates to transfer to a Florida campus for completion of a bachelor's degree.

The Carnegie Foundation has deemed FSU a doctoral/research university, the highest designation it gives. Among the university's dozens of research institutes are the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, the Center for the Advancement of Human Rights, the Florida Catastrophic Risk Management Center and the Center for Music Research.

FSU is a leading school in the graduation rate of African-American students, in the number of African-American students who earn doctoral degrees and in the number of Hispanic students earning medical and law degrees.

U.S. News & World Report ranks FSU at 96 in its 2016 rankings of top national universities. School admissions are somewhat selective, with a 55 percent acceptance rate for freshman applicants.