By: Aubrey Brown | WCTV Eyewitness News
February 7, 2018
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- Florida State University says a record number of applications have been received for the 2018 summer and fall semesters.
The university received more than 48,000 first-year applications for admission before the first round of decisions were released on January 25. That number already breaks last year's record of 41,111 total applications.
President John Thrasher says the number reflects the school's reputation across the country.
"The tremendous interest in Florida State University reflects our growing national prominence,” said President Thrasher. “Word is out that FSU offers the education of a top research institution in a warm, welcoming and diverse academic environment."
FSU says it expects to receive more than 50,000 applications before the February 7 deadline. The final round of decisions will be released on March 29.
“We have an exceptionally strong applicant pool this year,” said Hege Ferguson, director of admissions. “It is a daunting task selecting students from such a large and strong applicant pool, but in the end, it is about finding the right fit for the student and our university.”
The university says the middle 50 percent of accepted students for the fall semester had a grade point average of 4.1-4.5, with a 1290-1400 total SAT score and 28-32 ACT composite score.
FSU expects to enroll about 6,200 freshman in the 2022 class. Accepted students have until May 1 to confirm whether they will enroll.