Colors: garnet, gold, white and black.
MOTTO: STRENGTH, SKILL,CHARACTER
LOCATION: TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA
MILES FROM PRINCE: 1,774 miles
Florida State University is the oldest institution of higher education in the State of Florida.
- Florida State University is one of the largest and oldest of the 11 institutions of higher learning in the State University System of Florida.
- It had its beginning as early as 1823 when the Territorial Legislature began to plan a higher education system.
- Florida State University has added to its academic organization and presently is composed of 16 independent colleges.
- The campus has expanded from the original few acres and buildings to 542 buildings on 1550 acres, including the downtown Tallahassee main campus of 451.6 acres, a farm which for many decades supplied the Florida.
- Florida State University students, numbering 41,473 in Fall 2015, come from more than 130 countries, and all 50 states.
- The ratio of women to men is 5:45, and 21% are graduate and professional students.
- Florida State has a wide variety of graduate schools, including a College of Business, a College of Law and a College of Medicine. The university also has a joint College of Engineeringwith Florida A&M University.
- Among the notable graduates of Florida State University are fitness expert Richard Simmons and Spanx apparel line founder Sara Blakely.