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Tallahassee, FL
Undergrads
28,733
Tuition (in-state)
$21,570 ($6,402)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 4928 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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2 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: The off-campus student housing in Tallahassee is pretty expensive. Most students like myself who don't have parental financial support have to mantain a job in order to finance off-campus living expenses. On campus living is just as expensive so there really isn't a way around the struggle.

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4 College Junior

Majors: I don't feel it will be easy for me to get a job with a Religion and Chinese degree, considering the majority of what I want to do focuses on Tibet. However, considering that's what I love, I would do it over again in an instant.

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4 College Junior

Majors: I didn't need a specific application for this major. Easy to get into, and it's a small major, therefore it's easy to feel part of the community.

5 College Junior

Majors: The work is meaningful, all the classes correlate with each other and build on top of themselves. It is required in the retail merchandising and product development that we do a internship my final semester, and they all encourage to do a summer internship as well. They have speakers from the field come in, and are alway informing us about opportunities we can do to enhance our resume.

5 College Junior

Majors: The process was easy and I didn't have any problems. The academic advisor is easy to talk to and knows what she is doing.

5 College Junior

Majors: I love my program, it is rewarding and all the teachers and staff are there to help you prepare for your career and they believe in real world experience and push you explore opportunities and internships.

4 College Freshman

Transportation: there is the convenience of the night nole,and the several bus routes that come every 10 minutes, Also the safe bus for late nights

4 College Freshman

Transportation: THe FSU buses are AWESOME, plus if you have a smart phone, the Transloc app is fantastic because it tells you exactly where the bus is and how long it will be until it gets to each of its stops. However, I wish there were a few more buses, especially towards the Engineering campus, and some of the times aren't plotted out very well, as I can't seem to catch a bus by westcott when I get out of my class at 11, and instead have to practically run across campus to get to my Calculus class. >.<

3 College Freshman

Weather: It's still Florida, lol. The weather is still monstrously hot in the beginning of the fall semester, and there are gnats. But come Early November, the weather cools a lot, and sweater weather starts! It hasn't been above 68 the last week, and I think it's glorious. The campus is easy to manage, most of your classes being within a 15 minute walk unless you need to head to the teaching school, law school, ans Psych building, which are on the very edges of campus. Not a terrible amount of rain, and mostly sunny!

4 College Freshman

Transportation: Buses will get you around wherever you need to go, though they could extend it into further around town.

5 College Freshman

Facilities: Awesome. Beautiful and always kept in great condition.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: The drug scene at school is quite big. Florida is viewed as one of the top party schools in the nation and it keeps that record by having such social scenes. Alcohol being the most popular at tailgates, pregames, bars, happy hours, and the clubs. Ecstacy being the second most popular since many house and trance artists play here, in which many people partake in 'rolling' during such concerts. Marijuana is the social drug that many students use to hang around with friends and relax after parties, social gathering, etc. Adderall is very ppular with students who procrastinate and take this medication to stay up all night in order to complete assignments and study. Peer pressure is common, it's basically up to you on how you choose to live your life with the people you meet.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: There are several positive as well as several negative aspects of Greek Life here at FSU. Positive aspects being that of the family like bonds students get to share with one another, especially in a place that for most is far away from home and family. It establishes connections amongst several hundreds other students which is great for the business world. For example, my roomate got an internship to Kleinfeld's in New York over the summer because one of her sisters knew someone condusting interviews for that internship. Greek life here is looked upon as higher ranked and relatively fun in the social aspect. Though drama and several aspects of greek life tend to be frowned upon here, such as the run down houses fraternities tend to reside in, as well as the snooty aspect of many sororities who believe their rank is high amongst other sororities as well as those who are not in greek life which is frowned upon; overall the all agreed upon answer is that they love it. The bonding, the parties, the philanthropy, the connections they make; all deemed the highest and best quality you can recieve then any other university around. Many non greeks don't believe in such ties thus there is somewhat of a divide amongst the two catagories, but nothing to serious. My overall opinion; its great opportunity. One I wish I could afford given these hard economic times for my family.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: FSU is made up of a very diverse population of students. There are several minorites, whether religious, race/ethnicity, political affiliation, etc. Many students are accepting and all seem to get along fine. Capus clubs, organizations, and groups are very welcoming and accepting to everyone.

5 College Junior

Campus Housing: I like my dorm even though people don't like community style ones. I enjoy it and its affordable.

5 College Junior

Transportation: I have always walked to class but from what I hear the bus system is great

5 College Freshman

Academics: The academics here are great! There a lot of classes to choose from and there are many places to study and get help for certain classes.

3 College Freshman

Weather: There is all kinds of weather. It pours during the summer terms and is super hot in august/september, but in october the weather starts feeling great!

3 College Freshman

Campus Dining: It's good food but not awesome. Fresh Foods is a lot better than Suwanee for dining halls, and then the places in the union are better.

5 College Freshman

Majors: Internships are great opportunities to gain experience in your major. For physics, they are in the summer and are all expenses paid, with an additional stipend.

5 College Freshman

Majors: The program for my major is difficult, but I know I'm getting some of the best eduction for my major in the country.

5 College Freshman

Majors: I have loved Florida State since I have arrived, the people are all nice and the professors are all knowledgeable and inviting.

5 College Junior

Majors: My major can be entered by anyone wishing to enter. It is highly suggested that you are a fun science loving individual however.

5 College Junior

Guys & Girls: The people at FSU can't be described in a few words. The variety of people at FSU is endless. Many of the attractive in both looks an personality. They dress in every fashion think able.

5 College Junior

Majors: My major Environmental science is excellent It is however relatively new. The courses are all both very interesting, and incredibly relevant. Most of the courses specific to my major are in the meteorology building.

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Cheryl Justis
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You would be hard-pressed to find a graduate of Florida State University who doesn’t have fond memories of the years they spent on campus. Current students will also agree that they are happy with their decision to attend school here. There is something for everyone, from athletics to academia, and you would have a hard time finding a more comfortable setting than Tallahassee. It has so much to offer, from exciting nightlife to beautiful weather.

Although it bears the reputation of a party school, FSU also has a growing reputation for turning out some of the best and brightest graduates in the entire nation. The school is now turning its focus on research, which should appeal to those interested in science and mathematics. But never fear, FSU also emphasizes the arts through their award-winning film and theater departments. From math and science, to the arts, FSU offers a vast array of eclectic degrees, which will be nothing but helpful later in your life. Choosing which college to attend is not an easy decision, but if you’re looking for the perfect combination of a good education and a good time, you can’t do much better than Florida State University.

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