Florida State University

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History of fsu

Florida State University, one of the largest and oldest of the 11 institutions of higher learning in the State University System of Florida, had its beginning as early as 1823 when the Territorial Legislature began to plan a higher education system.

 During the Civil War, cadets from the school, ranging in age from twelve to eighteen, fought in the Battle of Natural Bridge and helped make Tallahassee the only Confederate capitol east of the Mississippi not captured during the war. As a result of the brave action of the West Florida cadets in this battle, the Florida State University Army ROTC cadet corps today is one of only three in the nation authorized to display a battle streamer with its flag, which bears the words NATURAL BRIDGE 1865. After the end of the war in 1865, however, Union troops under General McCook descended upon Tallahassee and occupied the city (including campus buildings), remaining for more than a month.

Following the war, the institution entered a period of growth and development. In 1884 the first diplomas, Licentiates of Instruction, were awarded, and by 1891 the Institute had begun to focus clearly on what we would today call post-secondary education; seven Bachelor of Arts degrees were awarded that year. By 1897 the institution had evolved into the first liberal arts college in the state, and in 1901 it became Florida State College, a four-year institution organized in four departments: the College, the School for Teachers, the School of Music, and the College Academy. Florida State College was empowered to award the degree of Master of Arts, and the first master's degree was offered in 1902. That year the student body numbered 252 men and women, and degrees were available in classical, literary and scientific studies. In 1903 the first university library was made.

Required High School Course Units

The units listed below represent the minimum required for admission consideration:

  • 4 units of English, at least three with substantial writing requirements
  • 4 units of mathematics at the Algebra I level and higher
  • 3 units of natural science, at least two with laboratory experience
  • 3 units of social science
  • 2 sequential units of the same world language or American Sign Language
  • 2 elective units, preferably in the above subject areas

ACT/SAT Information

  • Applicants should take both exams, since we use the best composite/total score for admission and scholarship purposes. (Applicants taking the ACT must also submit the ACT Writing Test.)
  • Applicants should take each exam more than once, since we use the highest subscores to create the ACT composite and SAT total.
  • In addition to the applicant's overall composite on the ACT or total score on the SAT, the following minimum subscores are required:
    • Writing - 21 on the ACT English and ACT E/W or 500 on the SAT writing
    • Math - 21 on the ACT math or 500 on the SAT math
    • Reading - 22 on the ACT reading or 500 on the SAT critical reading

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tuition cost

Estimated costs cover two semesters
(15 hours per semester)

               Florida residents         Non Florida residents

Tuition/Fees $ 6,512                    21,678   

Housing1 6,160                            6,160

Food (Meal Plan)2 4,048              4,048

Books/Supplies 1,000                 1,000

SUBTOTAL$ 17,720                    $ 32,886

Health Insurance3 1,828               1,828

TOTAL $ 19,548                          $ 34,714

Recomendation letter

To Whom It May Concern:

It is without hesitation that I write this letter of recommendation for Nick Leyva for enrollment at The University of Oregon. Mr. Leyva is an excellent student with outstanding grades and is always striving to be the best he can be. He is always finding ways to help better himself and to help better others in the class. He sets great examples for what should be expected in the classroom and brings nothing but positive vibes that puts everyone in the mood to learn new things.
Mr. Leyva is a well behaved student no matter what the circumstance is and an excellent student overall. One of Mr. Leyvas biggest assets is his ability to lighten everyones day and thrive for greatness even under adversity. Nick is what you would call a star student and he always has his work in on time without being constantly reminded.Therefore he has the responsibility needed in college and in my opinion is ready to do great things at The University of Oregon.
There is no doubt that Nick Leyva has the potential to greatly benefit any field of study he goes under at your college and if there are any questions or if you would like to discuss something about Mr. Leyva, you may contact me mgarciaj1738@sisd.net, or via phone: (960) 987-9876.

Best Regards,

Jonathan Garcia

English Department Chair

AP IB English Teacher

El Dorado 9th Grade Academy

El Paso, TX 79938

Tel: (960) 987-9876

Email: mgarciaj1738@sisd.net

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