Florida State University Admits 21.8% of Students to the Class of 2028

18/03/202411 minute read
Florida State University Admits 21.8% of Students to the Class of 2028

Florida State University has had another banner year in terms of applicants, with about 76,748 applicants to the Class of 2028 across its Early Action and Regular Decision rounds.

The University's acceptance rate is lower than in the prior three years, down to 21.8% for the Class of 2028 compared to 23.77% and 25.04% for the Class of 2027 and Class of 2026. Of the 76,748 students who applied to FSU for the Class of 2028, the university extended admission offers to 16,748 students with expectations of enrolling between 6,000 and 6,200 students.

FSU Class of 2028 Acceptance Rate: Another Competitive Year

For the Florida State University Class of 2028, 16,748 applicants received offers, yielding an overall acceptance rate of 21.8%.

Florida State University published the final admission results for the Class of 2028 recognizing the school has been experiencing exceptionally high numbers of applicants over multiple admissions cycles.

This year, FSU received 76,748 applications to the Class of 2028, a 7% rise from last year's 71,788, but a slight decrease compared to the 78,088 applications in 2022.

The consistently robust application numbers reflect positively on the school's popularity, not just for Florida residents, but across all 50 states and more than 45 countries around the globe from which the school has received applications for the Class of 2028.

FSU Class of 2028 Acceptance Rate
Number of ApplicationsAccepted StudentsAcceptance Rate
Early Action (Florida Residents Only)21,9668,56639%
Regular Decision54,7828,18215%
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FSU Class of 2028 Regular Decision Acceptance Rate

For the regular decision cycle, 54,782 students applied to FSU, of which some 8,182 got accepted. As a result, the FSU acceptance rate for Regular Decision applicants for the Fall of 2024 was about 15%, making for a remarkably competitive RD admissions round.

The overall acceptance rate was 21.8% for this year, down compared to last year's rate of 23.77% and 25% the year before last.

Last year the overall number of applicants was slightly lower and the acceptance rate slightly higher, compared to this year, pointing to an increasingly competitive admissions dynamic for students applying to FSU.

Unfortunately, unless you qualify for resident status when you apply to FSU, you don't have the option to apply under Early Action, eliminating that option as a way to boost your odds for admission.

FSU's Recent Acceptance Rate Trends
Class ofTotal ApplicantsApplicants AcceptedOverall Acceptance Rate

FSU Out-of-State Acceptance Rate

In general, out-of-state applicants tend to face stiffer competition than in-state applicants. This is certainly true at FSU. FSU's out-of-state acceptance rate (15%) remains significantly lower than the in-state acceptance rate (39%) which is reserved for in-state applicants only.

How Crimson Can Help You Stand Out

FSU’s low acceptance rates and the broader trends in elite admissions highlight how challenging it has become to gain entry into top universities.

In this highly competitive landscape, seeking guidance from experienced college admissions advisors can be a practical way to reduce stress and get expert coaching for making and sticking to a personalized admissions strategy.

Advisors offer personalized support throughout the complex application process, helping you:

  • Craft a Compelling Narrative: They work with you to identify your unique strengths, passions, and experiences. This helps shape a cohesive application that showcases your potential to contribute to the FSU community.
  • Navigate Strategic Choices: Advisors can provide insights on application timing (early vs. regular), test score submission, and highlight areas where you can further boost your profile.
  • Excel in Every Aspect: From essay coaching to interview preparation, advisors ensure each application component is polished and demonstrates your preparedness for FSU’s rigorous academic environment.

Proven Success in a Competitive Landscape

Crimson Education has a track record of helping students achieve their admissions goals. Our personalized approach and expertise in selective admissions have led to impressive results. This year alone, over 200 Crimson students were accepted to top US universities in the early round. Here's a breakdown of our early-round numbers:

  • 87 offers to the Ivy League.
  • 163 offers to the US Top 20, including offers to Stanford, MIT, Caltech, Duke, Johns Hopkins, Northwestern, University of Chicago, Rice, Vanderbilt, and University of Notre Dame.
  • 15% of Ivy League and 27% of top 20 early round applicants received offers to their dream schools.
  • 670+ offers to the US Top 50, including offers to NYU, University of Michigan, Georgetown, Carnegie Mellon, Emory, University of Virginia, and Washington University in St. Louis.
  • 1000+ offers to each student’s first choice school.
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