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Florida State University, College of Business Accounting Program Profile

Written by AnonymousOctober 4, 2011

Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL
College of Business
Bachelor of Science in Accounting

Florida State University’s College of Business, located in the busy state capital of Tallahassee, is home to the university’s nationally recognized accounting program, which Public Accounting Report ranked 24th in the country. The program’s individualized approach to learning is designed to give each student the theoretical knowledge, business insight, and technical skills necessary for successful careers in accounting and related fields. In addition to their coursework, students are encouraged to participate in any of the accounting department’s six student organizations and to pursue an internship for credit. 

What’s the school’s contact information?
Florida State University College of Business
821 Academic Way # 314
Tallahassee, FL 32306-1110
Phone: 850-644-3090
Fax: 850-644-0197

Type of school? Public

How much is tuition?
Annual in-state tuition: $ 5,238
Annual out-of-state tuition: $ 19,682
Room and board: $ 9,180
Books and supplies: $ 1,000

What’s the typical student profile?
Florida State University has a total enrollment of 30,996 undergraduate students. Of the student population, 45 percent are male and 55 percent are female. Approximately 9 percent of all students are from out of state.

What type of test scores do I need?
Range for SAT Composite: 1730-1960
Range for ACT Composite: 24-28
Average High School GPA: 3.6 - 4.2

Regular application deadline: January 18

Career and placement
The Florida State University College of Business Internship and Career Services Program aims to connect students with business professionals from the surrounding Tallahassee area. By securing an internship at a firm or organization that reflects their professional aspirations, students can receive on-the-job training in a real-world setting, while also getting a chance to apply everything they’ve been learning in class.

Students also have the option of joining one of the student-led clubs housed in the accounting department. The six clubs are uniquely tailored to fit the diverse needs of the accounting student population as they prepare to enter the work force. These clubs, which include the Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting, the Accounting Society, the honor society Beta Alpha Si, Information System Audit and Control Association, the National Association of Black Accountants, and Women in Accounting, organize programs as varied as a mock interview seminar, Meet the Firms Night, and multiple community service measures.

All data is as of 2012.