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FSU College Highlights and Selected National Rankings (As of September 2014)

Most Efficient High-Quality University in the Nation

U.S. News & World Report has named Florida State University the most efficient high quality university in the country for the second year in a row (2013, 2014). The university's value ranking rose from 42nd among public universities to 40th, evidence that Florida State combines an outstanding education with economic value.

"Best Value" Public University

Florida State consistently delivers an affordable, high quality education and offers distinctive opportunities to engage its students. In 2012, the Princeton Review and USA Today ranked Florida State the 4th "Best Value" public university in the nation.

Programs ranked No. 1

The Journal of Criminal Justice Education ranked Florida State's College of Criminology and Criminal Justice No. 1 in the nation for faculty research. The graduate program in interior design was named No. 1 in the nation by "America's Best Architectural and Design School," 2013. U.S. News & World Report, "Best Graduate Schools," 2014 edition, ranks the School of Information's school library media program No. 1. Numerous other programs at Florida State rank in the Top 5.

Outstanding Athletics

The Seminoles completed a banner year in 2013-2014, highlighted by the football team's National Championship, the third in school history and the first by a non-SEC team since 2005. FSU's soccer team played for the National Championship for the second time in school history and the softball team advanced to the Women's College World Series for the first time since 2004. FSU is one of only six schools in the nation to finish in the top 15 in each of the last seven years in the Learfield Sports Director's Cup. The Seminoles have two top 5 and a top 10 finish in the last four years.

Leading the State of Florida

Florida State University leads Florida in four of eight areas of external funding for the STEM disciplines (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). Leads in Rhodes Scholars, claiming all three of the Rhodes Scholars from public universities in Florida since 2006. Highest percentage of alumni giving back than any university in Florida. Highest amount of National Science Foundation research and development expenditures in the state. College of Law is the No. 1 law school in Florida with the highest job placement and one of the highest passing rates on the Florida Bar Exam.


RANKINGS

U.S.
1 Most Efficient of the high quality universities in the United States:
U.S. News & World Report, 2013 and 2014

1 College of Criminology and Criminal Justice:
Journal of Criminal Justice Education ranked FSU #1 among all criminology and criminal justice program faculties for faculty research.

1 Interior Design: graduate program:
"America's Best Architectural and Design School 2013"

1 School of Information's school library media program:
U.S. News & World Report, "Best Graduate Schools," 2014 edition.
The School is ranked 13th in the nation, its services for children and youth 5th, and its digital librarianship 11th.

1 Black Law Students Association:
In 2014, FSU's Black Law Students Association won first place in the National Thurgood Marshall Mock Trial Competition. In 2006, 2011 and 2012, the BLSA was named National Chapter of the Year by the National Black Law Students Association.

1 National High Magnetic Field Laboratory:
The only national lab in Florida. Holds the most world records for the most powerful magnets on Earth.

2 College of Law, nation's 2nd best for Hispanic students:
Hispanic Business Magazine, 2014

4 Best Value College:
Princeton Review and USA Today, 2012

5 College of Business, undergraduate risk management and insurance program:
Ranked 5th among public universities and 6th overall, U.S. News & World Report, 2015

5 College of Music:
U.S. News & World Report, music programs at public universities

5 College of Motion Picture Arts:
U.S. News & World Report

6 College of Nursing online Master of Science program, public universities:
U.S. News & World Report, 2014 Best Online Program Rankings. The college's program tied for No. 10 among both public and private universities.

7 College of Criminology & Criminology graduate program:
U.S. News & World Report, 2014

8 College of Medicine, nation's 8th best for Hispanic students:
Hispanic Business Magazine, 2014

9 College of Business, undergraduate real estate program:
Ranked 9th among public universities and 12th overall, U.S. News & World Report, 2015

10 College of Law:
National Jurist (2014) ranked the College of Law as the 10th "Best Value Law School" in the country based on employment, bar passage rates, tuition, cost of living and average debt upon graduation.

10 College of Nursing:
Best online graduate programs, U.S. News & World Report 2014

16 Public Affairs:
U.S. News & World Report's "Best Graduate Schools" 2012

18 International Programs, students who studied abroad:
Ranked 18th in the total number of students who studied abroad in 2012-13 by the Institute for International Education in "Open Doors," its annual report on international education statistics.

19 Best Value University:
Kiplinger's "Best Values in Public Colleges," 2014, ranks four-year schools that combine outstanding education with economic value.

33 College of Business online graduate programs, public universities:
U.S. News & World Report, 2014 Best Online Program Rankings. The business online programs placed 43rd among both public and private universities, No. 5 among all schools for admissions selectivity and No. 21 for student services and technology.

39 College of Education:
U.S. News & World Report's "Best Graduate Schools" 2015. This is a rise of five spots, from 44th the previous year.

40 College of Business:
Ranked 40th undergraduate program among public universities, U.S. News & World Report, 2015

43 "Top Public Universities"
U.S. News & World Report, 2014


FLORIDA
1 STEM funding:
In STEM, (science, technology, engineering and math) FSU leads the state in four of eight STEM fields.

1 National Science Foundation Funding:
Receives more in National Science Foundation funding than any other university in the state.

1 Alumni giving:
Highest percentage of alumni giving back of any university in Florida.

1 Rhodes Scholars:
All three Rhodes Scholars from public universities in Florida since 2006 have been from FSU.

1 College of Law:
Highest job placement in Florida. FSU Law is 25th in the nation among public law schools in job placement, 39th in the nation among all law schools. Graduates also continue to excel on the Florida Bar Examination with an 82.8 percent passage rate compared to 72.9 percent for first time test takers.

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Student Fulbright Scholars:
For the second year in a row, one of the nation's top research institutions for producing student Fulbright scholars and leads the state in the number of students (10) who received Fulbright fellowships for the 2013-14 academic year.