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
- 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
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
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