Established in 1851, Florida State University (FSU) is a top leading comprehensive doctoral research university in the US, offering a wide range of programs in many academic areas such as social work, medicine, law, etc. The University is consistently ranked in the top 10 nationally in physical sciences grants awarded by the National Science Foundation.

Florida State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). The FSU College of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. The master's program in information studies is accredited by the American Library Association (ALA). The School of Library & Information Studies is a member of the Association for Library and Information Studies Education (ALISE).

University Rankings:

- Placed among top tier national universities (#102) by US News (2010).

- 17th in the Kiplinger’s Personal Finance annual list of “100 Best Values in Public Colleges” for 2010 .

- 52nd in the US News Law School Ranking 2010.

- Placed among the world's best 400 institutions (#371) in THE-QS Rankings 2009.

- Ranked among the top 100 universities in North & Latin America, and in the top 200 worldwide in the Academic Ranking of World Universities 2009.

- 45th among the US Top Graduate Schools in Education, 48th among Top Graduate Physics Programs (USNWR 2009).

- Ranked 77-107th in Natural Sciences and Mathematics (ARWU 2008).

- The College of Medicine is recognized by Hispanic Business magazine as one of the nation's "Top 10 Medical Schools for Hispanics''.

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World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek