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Florida State University’s first-semester retention rate hits record 99%

A record 99% of first-year undergraduates who started at Florida State University last fall returned for the spring semester, one of the best first-semester retention rates in the country and another indicator of FSU’s national leadership in student success. FSU’s historic first-semester retention, in a class of more than 6,000 students, is among the highest […]

Elena Villamagna

As a child, Elena Villamagna knew she wanted to pursue a career in maternal care and all it encompassed. Now, as a junior at Florida State University, she has taken advantage of FSU’s programs to fine-tune exactly what that means to her. “I want to make an impact on every level in the maternal health […]

FSU Presidential Scholars Program poised to double in size, inspire more life-changing opportunities

One minute, you’re studying brain waves in a Florida State University professor’s lab; the next, you’re presenting research about prefrontal cortex neurons to one of the world’s most famous couples. That’s the story of FSU alumna Olivia Rose, who credits her FSU education and involvement in the Presidential Scholars Program for igniting her love of […]

Evan Albury

Senior Evan Albury wants to make a difference through suicide prevention research, and her experiences at Florida State University are helping her reach that goal. Albury, who grew up in Palm City, Florida, said her parents raised her to help people. From a young age, she remembers doing volunteer work with her family for United […]