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Florida State University
Wescott Building
Vires, artes, mores
Motto in English
Strength, skill, character
Type Public
Established 1851
Endowment $549 million
President T. K. Wetherell
Administrative staff
Students 41,575
Undergraduates 32,525
Postgraduates 9,050
Location , ,
Campus Urban
Athletics NCAA Division I FBS
Nickname Seminoles
Mascot Chief Osceola and Renegade

Florida State University is a large school in Tallahassee, in the north part of Florida, U.S.A. It is one of the two most important public universities in Florida, together with the University of Florida. More than 40,000 students go to school there, usually starting after high school (secondary school) at an age of about 18 years. About 9,000 of the students already have a degree (diploma) from college, and are learning even more, to earn an advanced degree.

The University is made up of 16 colleges: Arts and Sciences; Business; Communication; Criminology and Criminal Justice; Education; Engineering; Human Sciences; Information; Law; Medicine; Motion Picture, Television and Recording Arts; Music; Nursing; Social Sciences; Social Work; and Visual Arts, Theatre and Dance.

Florida State University is more than 150 years old. The fees to attend the school (tuition) in 2006 were $3,175 for people from Florida and $16,306 for people from other places, for each term (about 4 months).

Their athletics team, the Seminoles have 17 varsity teams and have claimed 2 national championships (1993, 1999) in football.

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Kids robot.svg In Spanish: Universidad Estatal de Florida para niños

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