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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.

With more than 300 undergraduate, graduate and professional programs, including law and medicine, the Florida State community includes 41,000 students, 16 colleges, and more than 6,000 faculty and staff.

“Florida State holds a special place in our hearts because it is unique,” said President John Thrasher. “Unique because it is well balanced with stunning achievements in both the arts and the sciences, offering the opportunities available at an elite research university but with the personal attention of a much smaller school, a fantastic location in the capital city, a service learning program that is the envy of the nation, championship athletics and so much more.”

Located on the oldest continuous site of higher education in the state, 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

Alice Wright

Student Academic Ombuds

Dean of Undergraduate Studies
3300 University Center
Tallahassee, FL 32306-2460