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Florida State University

Florida State University

Location: Tallahassee, Florida

Founded: 1851

Contact: (850) 644-2525


Long recognized as one of the nation’s elite research institutions, Florida State University has also achieved international renown for the quality of its programs in the sciences and humanities.

With a distinctive academic environment built on its unique heritage, the university is widely known for its welcoming campus, championship athletics and prime location in the heart of the state capital.

Located on the oldest continuous site of higher education in the state, Florida State is home to 45,000 students, 18 colleges, and more than 6,000 faculty and staff. FSU offers more than 300 undergraduate, graduate and professional programs, including law and medicine.

With a world-class faculty that includes Pulitzer Prize winners, Guggenheim Fellows, members of the National Academy of Sciences and American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the university’s enduring commitment to student success is evidenced by impressive retention and graduation rates that rank among the best in Florida and nationally.

Florida State University also houses outstanding interdisciplinary institutes and centers, as well as the only national research laboratories in Florida. In addition, the university supports student entrepreneurship, celebrated programs in the fine and performing arts, and a service-learning mission that serves as a model for the nation.

Board of Trustees

216 Westcott Building
Tallahassee FL 32306-1350


Richard McCullough, Ph.D.

211 Westcott Building
Tallahassee, Florida 32306

Ombudsman Office

Jill Flees

Undergradute Academic Ombuds