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U.S. states with the cheapest college price tags for in-state students

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  • Barry University

  • Broward College

  • California State Universities

    The California State Universities dropped the ACT & SAT from the admissions process.

  • Florida A&M University

    Needed: official transcript & test scores, essay and letters of rec. for FAMU scholarships

  • Florida Atlantic University

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  • Florida International University

    Start at Broward College, Finish at Florida International University Earn your A.S. at BC then transfer to earn your  B.S./B.A at FIUQualify for $2,000 each year for up to five years.

    FIU is now on Common App.

  • Florida Memorial University

    What are you thinking of studying in college? FMU offers more than 25 signature programs in the following departments/schools, all designed to launch you into a successful career after graduation: 

    • Aviation and Safety
    • Computer Science, Mathematics and Technology 
    • Health and Natural Sciences
    • Arts and Humanities
    • Social Sciences 
    • School of Business
    • School of Education
    • Professional Leadership Studies

    Own Your Excellence. Ready to get hands-on with your education? Be part of the FMU Honors Program, get involved in eSports programming, land Internships and engage in professional opportunities, or get involved in one of the 40 clubs and organizations on campus. 

    Did you know? FMU has 1 faculty member for every 16 students!

    At Florida Memorial University, we offer many types of financial aid opportunities to help keep the cost down significantly – making it possible to Own Your Excellence as a Lion this fall. 

    Through the Federal Pell Grant Program, eligible students may receive awards up to $6,345 per year.

    Our Work Study Program gives eligible FMU students the opportunity to earn money while earning their bachelor’s degree.

    United Negro College Fund (UNCF) Scholarship: Florida Memorial University is a member institution, and all students are eligible to apply. Visit, complete your profile, and search the scholarship database.

    To apply, we’ll just need your high school transcripts – no ACT or SAT scores needed.

  • Florida Polytechnic University

    Needed: unofficial transcripts, unofficial test scores, essays no longer required       

  • Florida State University

    October 15, 2023, Priority early action non-binding deadline.
    (November is the last SAT/ACT you can take)

    Decisions December 15, 2023

    December 1, 2023, Regular decision deadline

    Decisions February 15, 2024

    Needed: Self-report test scores - link SSAR, upload essay, upload list of activities

    On May 19, Mrs. DiAlberto had a zoom call with FSU to share updates of their policies. Below are her notes:

    FSU had a 169% increase in applications from 2016 to 2022.

    Next year (2023), FSU will NOT BE on Coalition Application. It will be on FSU's website and Common App.

    25% overall admit rate - 37% in state; 12% out of state

    FSU received almost 79,000 applications. Admitted 19,000

    Fall profile: 

    76% in the top 10% of the graduating class

    22% first generation

    19% Pell eligible

    4.3-4.6 GPA academic core

    1300-1430 SAT score

    29-32 ACT score

    Summer profile: 

    4.0-4.4 GPA academic core

    1210-1310 SAT score

    5-29 ACT score

    Deferred student profile:

    5,300 deferred

    1,500 admitted

    3.9-4.3 GPA academic core

    1210-1290 SAT score

     26-29 ACT score

    FSU takes a holistic approach to applications - core values:
    Vires - strength - rigor-grades-courses-transcripts- gpa - high school profile (they look at you in the context of what STHS offers you).

    Artes - skill - how you use your out of classroom time - student responsibilities - resume - academic and non-academic involvement.

    Mores - character - essay - resume - context given your high school and neighborhood - life experiences resilience (adjustment to change).

    Use your application status and check frequently.

    New ways to apply:
    If FSU is your 1st or 2nd choice
    , apply Early Action (not binding) - Oct. 15 deadline - will receive a decision on 12/15 strong interest in FSU - must be FL resident with FL address - last test scores you can send are November test scores IF you have already sent scores.

    If FSU is not your 1st or 2nd choice, apply Regular Decision - 12/11 deadline - you will receive a decision on 2/15 - the last test scores you can send are December test scores if you have already sent the scores.

    Rolling admissions - deadline is 3/1 - will receive a decision on a rolling basis - the last test scores you can send are test scores prior to March 1. If you have already sent scores

    CARE Program - apply by 12/1 - the decision on 2/15 - for CARE, summer FAFSA needs to be done by 10/15. 

    Waitlist will only be given in a rolling admissions cohort - receive notification after 5/1 if space is available.

    Legacy - if you are a legacy, contact FSU directly (your parents attended FSU).

  • Georgia Colleges & Universities

    The Georgia system waives ACT, SAT requirements for most universities.

  • Lynn University

    Explore to see why your students should consider Lynn University for their academic journey.

    Discover how iPad-powered learning redefines the classroom and prepares students for the real world.

    See how students save money with our 3-year bachelor’s degree.

    Learn more about our small, safe campus environment.

    Help your students find their perfect program in one of our six colleges.

    See what success looks like for Lynn grads.

    At Lynn, your students will be part of an international community that believes in their boundless potential. Help them schedule their campus visit to discover a whole new style of teaching and learning today.

  • New College of Florida

    Needed: self-reported grades, self-reported test scores, essay

  • Princeton University

    University News:

    Undergraduate student expansion beginning with the Class of 2026. The undergraduate student body will increase in size by 500 undergraduate students (approx. 10%), with 125 additional per class for the next four years. Two new residential colleges, one of which was recently named Yeh College, will open in time for this upcoming academic year. The University plans to begin work on Hobson College, which will be the first residential college at Princeton named for a Black woman, in 2023

    Princeton trustees set 2022-23 budget, increasing student financial support by 10%. The trustees of Princeton University have adopted an operating budget for the university totaling $2.66 billion for 2022-23, which includes a 6.6% increase to $217.4 million in the undergraduate financial aid budget to continue to ensure that a Princeton education is accessible for every admitted student. Total support for undergraduate and graduate students will increase by 10% and exceed $500 million. 

    Princeton will significantly expand its transfer admission program over the next few years, gradually increasing from the 40 transfer students currently enrolled to approximately 100. The university reinstated its transfer program in 2018 to support the enrollment of more undergraduates from first-generation, lower-income, military, or community college backgrounds. 

    Faculty approve academic minors at Princeton. Princeton University students will be able to pursue minor courses of study outside of their primary discipline beginning in fall 2023. At present, Princeton offers 54 interdisciplinary undergraduate certificate programs that function, in practice, as minors. Princeton also offers 36 concentrations for major studies.

    Admission Updates:

    Princeton will no longer publish admitted student data on decision release days. Princeton has made the decision not to release admission data during the early action, regular decision, and transfer admission cycles. Instead, the university will publish an announcement later in 2022 that focuses on the enrolled students who will join Princeton as the Class of 2026. The university will continue to report aggregate data about the admission cycle each year in the Common Data Set and to the state and federal governments. The admission rate is — and will continue to be — available through sources like the U.S. Department of Education’s College Scorecard. Please read a recent blog post by Dean Richardson for more information.

    Our combined vaccination rate for students, faculty, and staff is over 96 percent.

    The category of “approved visitors” has been expanded to include prospective undergraduate students and their families.

    On-campus information sessions will return this summer; please visit our website for more information.

  • University of Central Florida

    Needed: SPARK (self-reported grades), official test scores

  • University of Florida

    Needed: holistic review, upload list of activities (resume), upload essay

    Application Cycle Overview

    This year we received just shy of 67,000 applications, which is a slight increase over last year. As in the past, most applicants showed the potential for success at UF, and many more were recommended for admission than we have space to admit. There were some extremely difficult decisions to make, but we are very excited about those that will be joining the Gator Nation!

    Admissions offers were made to approximately 15,600 students to start on campus in the Summer B or Fall term. Admitted students had the following middle 50% range:

    • GPA: 4.4 – 4.6 (weighted recalculation)
    • SAT: 1340 – 1490
    • ACT: 30 – 34

    While these numbers reflect the quality of the class, we use a holistic review process and no student is admitted or denied based on any single factor.

    Approximately 4,500 students will be receiving an offer to our Pathway to Campus Enrollment (PaCE), Innovative Academy (IA), or state college partnership programs

    Denied Students

    Due to the competitiveness of the application pool, there will be many excellent students receiving denial decisions. While we know there will be a short-term disappointment, we feel confident these students will excel and do great things at another college or university.

    Any denied freshman applicant who will be completing an Associate of Arts (AA) degree at the time of high school graduation may request to be considered as a transfer student. If a student opts into the transfer process, they will be reviewed using the transfer requirements determination by the college and major to which they are applying.

    We always encourage students who are still interested in UF to consider transferring after earning an AA degree or 60 hours of credit. While this is not the right path for every student, there are students who enroll every year as transfer students who were not initially admitted as first-year students.

    Follow-Up Questions

    As in the past years, we anticipate large volumes of calls and emails in the delays after we release admissions decisions. It is best for students and parents to contact us via our main phone number 352-392-1365 or our online contact form.

    Students who missed the main application deadline or the deadlines for SSAR/test score submission will be considered on a space-available basis. Any student with a complete application by March 1 will receive an admissions decision on March 25.

    University of Florida online Dual Enrollment program