The Westcott building was built in 1910 to serve as the Florida State College's administration building by which it was known until 1936. In that year the building was renamed the James D. Westcott, Jr. Memorial Building by then university president...
Renovations on Ruby Diamond Auditorium began In April 2008 Ruby Diamond began renovations which were to include a new, expanded, lobby area and the expansion and remodeling of the northwestern wing of the auditorium. The Renovations were finished in...
The Graduate School will host New Graduate Student Orientation on Tuesday, August 18, 2015, in the Ruby Diamond Auditorium, Westcott Building. Orientation Registration will open July 1, 2015. Please contact Dr. Judy Devine at 644-3501 if you have any questions. Your academic department may also provide a departmental orientation. Check with your departmental representative for more information.
The house provides space for graduate fellows and other highly motivated and engaged students and postdocs to interact with one another, share creative ideas, discover new ways of thinking, and build lasting relationships.
Doctoral students have three minutes to present a compelling oration on their dissertation topic and its significance. 3MT™ is not an exercise in trivializing or ‘dumbing-down’ research but forces students to consolidate their ideas and crystalize their research discoveries. Registration opens...
Versatile PhD is an online resource designed to help STEM, humanities, social science PhDs identify, prepare for, and succeed in non-academic careers. Graduate students, faculty, and others have free access to premium resources provided through the University's subscription to Versatile PhD.
Raise the Torch: The Campaign for Florida State is the most ambitious fundraising campaign in University history.With a goal of more than $1 billion, Raise the Torch seeks to implement bold ideas that will continue to distinguish Florida State as a preeminent university and positively affect the future for students, faculty and alumni.
The Dr. James S. “Jim” Brooks Graduate Student Award in Materials Science and Engineering is being established in honor of the late Florida State University Physics professor who passed away on September 27, 2014. The purpose of the award is to encourage academically motivated graduate students to seek opportunities within this field of study at Florida State University.
U.S. News & World Report- named Florida State University the most efficient high quality university in the country for the second year in a row (2013, 2014). The university's value ranking rose from 42nd among public universities to 40th, evidence that Florida State combines an outstanding education with economic value.
Princeton Review- Florida State consistently delivers an affordable, high quality education and offers distinctive opportunities to engage its students. In 2012, the Princeton Review and USA Today ranked Florida State the 4th "Best Value" public university in the nation.
The Journal of Criminal Justice Education- ranked Florida State's College of Criminology and Criminal Justice No. 1 in the nation for faculty research.
The graduate program in interior design was named No. 1 in the nation by "America's Best Architectural and Design School," 2013.
U.S. News & World Report, "Best Graduate Schools," 2014 edition, ranks the School of Information's school library media program No. 1.
Numerous other programs at Florida State University rank in the Top 5
Leading the State of Florida
Florida State University leads Florida in four of eight areas of external funding for the STEM disciplines (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). Leads in Rhodes Scholars, claiming all three of the Rhodes Scholars from public universities in Florida since 2006. Highest percentage of alumni giving back than any university in Florida. Highest amount of National Science Foundation research and development expenditures in the state. College of Law is the No. 1 law school in Florida with the highest job placement and one of the highest passing rates on the Florida Bar Exam.
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