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How important is GPA for admissions to Florida State University?

I'm starting to look at colleges and FSU seems like a cool place. Can anyone tell me how much they emphasize GPA in their admissions process? Is there a minimum GPA that Florida State generally looks for, or do they consider applications more holistically?

8 months ago

Hey there! GPA is indeed an important component of the admissions process at Florida State University, as it is at most colleges. While FSU does look at applications holistically, meaning they consider a variety of factors, a strong GPA can be a significant advantage, as ultimately colleges want students who are prepared to thrive in a more rigorous academic environment.

There isn't an official 'minimum' GPA, but historically, the middle 50% of admitted freshmen have GPAs between 4.1 and 4.5 (weighted). If your GPA falls below this range, it’s not an immediate deal-breaker, but you’ll need to show strengths in other areas like your SAT/ACT scores, extracurriculars, or your essay to offset it.

Do remember that FSU recalculates your GPA based on core academic courses (math, science, English, social studies, and foreign language), so your grades in those specific subjects matter more than those in your electives. But generally speaking, so long as you're doing well in rigorous courses, you’ll be in a competitive position. Good luck!

8 months ago

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