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Florida State University College of Law

The Florida State University College of Law offers an extraordinarily collegial environment and a sophisticated program of study that prepares students to enter the worlds of law, business, or government at the highest possible level. Students can choose from an extremely broad menu of classroom and externship experiences. Florida State has especially strong programs in business law, environmental law, and international law. In each of these areas, the school offers courses and experiences that go far beyond the basics. In addition, the law school offers certificate programs in all three specialties and an LLM program in environmental law. Florida State also offers an LLM in American Law for lawyers from around the world. Outside of the classroom, faculty members are actively involved with the work of students. At Florida State, collaboration outside of the classroom is as important as the classroom experience. Faculty members work with students on law review articles, moot court and mock trial competitions, business plans, or directed independent studies. Clinical professors work closely with students in a rich array of externship programs and "live-client" clinics. The wide variety of internship and externship experiences available to Florida State students supplements the traditional classroom experience and often helps with job placement.

Contact Info


Website: http://www.law.fsu.edu/
Address: 425 W Jefferson St, Tallahassee, FL 32301
Admission Phone: [email protected]
Admission Email: (850) 644-3787

2016 Quick Overview

The Below Data Compiled By: The American Bar Association 

Students598
Student-faculty ratio15:1
Tuition $20,683 per year (full-time, in-state)
$40,695 per year (full-time, out-of-state)
N/A per year (part-time, in-state)
N/A per year (part-time, out-of-state)
Tuition Guarantee Program0
Estimated Living Expenses$18,390
Founded In1968
ABA AccreditedYes
Application deadline07/15/17
Full-time program application fee$ 0
Financial Aid Deadline07/01/17
Can first years start other than fall?No

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Florida State University College of Law

Real Time Applicant Admissions Data

Florida State University College of Law

Real Time HIC User Applicant Status Admissions Data

Actual(A)/Practice(P)

Username LSAT GPA Status Scholarship Sent Received Decision Updated
mikebac 156 A 3.78

Accepted

Yes - - - 6 months ago
Jackieeeebee 161 A 3.31

Accepted

Yes - - - 6 months ago
chrismerk99 160 P 3.61

Accepted

Yes 09/29/16 09/29/16 10/26/16 12 months ago
amayberry 157 A 3.70

Accepted

- - - 2 years ago
longs3s 167 A 3.52

Accepted

Yes - - - 2 years ago
Carania 155 P 3.30

Interested In Applying

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Mdt23 154 A 3.40

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dvald9570 158 A 3.97

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Lei14 158 A 3.40

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Jkeruski 151 A 3.96

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Couldbetanner 165 P 3.05

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No - - - 6 months ago
gabrielad 160 A 3.26

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mae14 164 P 3.30

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No - - - 6 months ago
amatatrejo 160 P 3.51

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4696jesse 162 P 3.00

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Yes - - - 7 months ago
Ajp09 174 P 3.00

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israelharewood 141 A 3.40

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Light23 143 A 3.76

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Rebe0923 150 P 4.00

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MandiStein 140 P 3.52

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Traceycarrasco 156 P 3.48

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mjn2051 165 P 3.00

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dkalter18 161 A 3.07

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thefacu415 145 P 3.80

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Bailey22 156 A 3.51

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eduardocapt 165 A 2.78

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Ne-Blake 157 A 3.94

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sheyllaaceves 161 P 3.12

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StephanieCardelle 154 P 3.50

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Cassidyrandall5 165 P 3.99

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Benjamin 153 P 3.60

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graysonmoronta 160 P 3.40

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mwashburn 160 P 3.29

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No - - - one year ago
jeanneth 150 P 3.95

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chasecorey14 163 A 3.78

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di965505 152 A 3.68

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mcallen11 148 P 3.14

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SOestreich 133 P 3.70

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jtcdoc 168 P 3.35

Interested In Applying

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Johnny55588 151 A 3.51

Interested In Applying

No - - - one year ago
tasnima01 160 P 2.91

Interested In Applying

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jpc91 164 A 3.50

Interested In Applying

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Josephabdin 162 P 4.00

Interested In Applying

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Josephabdin 162 P 4.00

Interested In Applying

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CluUF 151 A 3.74

Interested In Applying

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danielh 170 P 3.04

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Tamara23kelley 145 P 3.56

Interested In Applying

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Grievence 149 P 2.50

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Mea 160 P 3.91

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smj31 155 P 3.37

Interested In Applying

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sogie001 170 A 3.10

Interested In Applying

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cydneyswain 165 P 4.00

Interested In Applying

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Tasha1296 160 P 3.40

Interested In Applying

Yes - - - 2 years ago
iboni009 156 A 3.40

Interested In Applying

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dr1215 165 P 3.50

Interested In Applying

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drichmond44 162 A 3.62

Interested In Applying

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aro 160 A 3.56

Interested In Applying

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nestrada11 152 A 3.83

Interested In Applying

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BK5823 155 P 3.00

Interested In Applying

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Acharles 163 A 3.40

Interested In Applying

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RKlonel 168 P 3.30

Interested In Applying

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loganroberts611 140 P 4.33

Interested In Applying

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lucasjsanchez14 153 A 3.92

Interested In Applying

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Jessikaward11 170 P 3.50

Interested In Applying

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amber1.payne 156 A 3.50

Interested In Applying

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madisonrsnyder 154 A 3.40

Interested In Applying

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ErikaCBinnix 154 A 3.75

Interested In Applying

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korazi 145 P 3.50

Interested In Applying

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sboettch 159 A 3.13

Pending

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sa353835 152 A 3.30

Pending

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adeck 156 A 3.24

Pending

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afsd94 169 A 3.34

Pending

10/17/15 10/19/15 - 2 years ago
lbarker 155 A 3.43

Rejected

03/01/17 - 03/28/17 7 months ago
hipp12 131 A 2.90

Rejected

- - - one year ago
leahpettegrew 153 A 3.50

Rejected

- - - 2 years ago
saseale 153 A 3.39

Waitlisted

03/06/17 03/06/17 03/24/17 5 months ago
Total Full-Time Part-Time
Number of Applicants185519260
Number of Offers6376370
Number of Matriculants1531530
75% GPA3.723.720
Median GPA3.523.520
25% GPA3.323.320
75% LSAT1571570
Median LSAT1591590
25% LSAT1601600
2016 Scholarship Data
Total Number of Students598
Total Students Receiving Grants356
% of Students Receiving Grants59.5
75% Grant Amount$15,000
Median Grant Amount$10,500
25% Grants Amount$5,000
Scholarships awarded based on maintaining a certain academic performance
Offering Conditional Scholarships:Yes
Students Entering With a Scholarship1
Eliminated (Students who lost scholarship)0
% of Students Who Lost Scholarship

  • % of Total Less Than Half Tuition (29.6)
  • % of Total Half to Full Tuition (25.8)
  • % of Total Full Tuition (1.5)
  • % of Total More than Full Tuition (2.7)

2016 Ethnicity Statistics

  • White (394)
  • Hispanics (88)
  • Black or African American (39)
  • Asian (15)
  • American Indian / Native (1)
  • Other (39)
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander Total (0)
  • Two or more races Total (23)
  • Nonresident Alien Total (9)
  • Race and Ethnicity Unknown Total (7)


  • Total Women% (46.4)
  • Total Men% (53.6)
Florida State University College of Law Bar Exam Statistics
YearTakersPass%State Average%Average Pass Difference%
2015 228 80.00% 67.79% 12.21%
2014 250 82.24% 72.09% 10.15%
2013 230 88.38% 77.91% 10.47%

Total Graduates 2016

  • Employed Bar Exam Required (246)
  • Employed J.D. Advantage (36)
  • Employed Other (6)
  • Unemployed (39)
  • Pursuing Graduate Degree (24)

The Above Data Compiled By:  The American Bar Association