Student success powers FSU’s Top 20 ranking by U.S. News & World Report. Florida State University continued its impressive run as a Top 20 national public university and was also recognized as one of the country’s best values in the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings. FSU reaffirmed its place in the Top 20 among public universities for the third consecutive year, retaining its No. 19 spot. The university also climbed three spots to No. 55 among all national universities, both public and private. The rankings appear in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges 2022” guidebook.