Location
Tallahassee, FL
Undergrads
28,733
Tuition (in-state)
$21,570 ($6,402)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 4541 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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3 College Sophomore

Facilities: I play club soccer for FSU. The facilities are nice

4 College Sophomore

Majors: Laid back. No pressure. Good professors. Good advisors

1 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: No One Cares – Have had experiences myself and have had friends who have had experiences in dealing with the office management. Bottom line.. they don't care about you. You can tell them something is wrong, broken, dangerous, etc. They will not address it. The people working in the office are mostly college kids who need some extra money. They have no interest in actually helping anyone. This is based on 5 different off campus housing places

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5 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: A Little Pricey but Worth It! The restaurants off campus are great, the food is always good and the service is always friendly, there are a lot of great hole in the wall type of places near campus and Seminole pride is everywhere.

3 College Junior

Campus Dining: Not Bad but Not Necessary – The meal plan options are good for freshmen and those new to the area, its a good quick fix but your options are limited and Publix is a much cheaper alternative.

4 College Sophomore

Transportation: Thumbs up! The bus system at FSU is a bit complicated and confusing the first couple of times. There are a couple that go to different locations at different times. They say a bus comes every 10 minutes, but thats not very accurate. If your going to the other side of campus, it does save time obviously instead of walking, but it takes more time for the bus to get there than it does for the ride over to your destination. If you have popular class times (afternoons), your most likely gonna stand and hang on to something on the bus. One thing that is great at FSU is they have a SafeBus system that runs specifically at night only. It stops at around 3am, but its great for campus safety. They pick you up where ever you are on campus and leave you closed to your destination or if its a dorm, exactly in front of it. There is also a Night Nole that goes off campus and picks students up from clubs and bars, so they dont drink and drive. They go through every bus stop until you decide which one is closest to your destination. I would have to say that I am extremely pleased we have buses thats free and goes around campus at pretty much any time of the day. Hope this review helps :)

3 College Sophomore

Computers: Thumbs up! There are definately a lot of places at FSU available when in need of a computer. The main library is Strozier, but there is a couple more places in which they have computers and printing available. They recently built the Johnson building which has MAC computers and laptops. During midterms and finals, it is extremely difficult to get a computer. However, you can always bring your own, connect to the free network and find a space to sit in. It definately comes in handy to have your own computer that way you dont depend on the few available especially if you have a deadline for an assignment. I believe the printing costs are .08 cents for B&W and .15 for Color. The times of the computer labs are extremely convenient and helpful. If theres a paper due at 8 am, you have time to go earlier and print it out without any issue. Stroz is usually open 24 hours with the exception of some days and you can check out laptops. Other computer labs close alot earlier. The speed is not bad unless there are a whole bunch of kids on the network then it may take some time :) Hope this helped!

4 College Junior

Transportation: Lots of Options – At FSU, we have a lot of options. You just need to make sure to do your research, and figure out which buses go where and at what time. We have the on campus buses, the university bus that goes off campus, the city buses (that are free for students), taxis (that take FOREVER to get there, but cost $4 to go anywhere as long as you have your student ID) and, as always, friends with a car to drive you around.

3 College Junior

Diversity: Fairly Diverse – Although we have a pretty good range of students on our campus, jokes are still made about black students only being there to fill up a quota. Most of my classes are predominately white, but walking around campus, I see many different ethnicities.

5 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Good Lookin' – Florida State has one of the best looking students bodies of any college. The girls are beautiful and like to tan in the middle of campus on Landis field.

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3 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Just Ok – The city is hard to get used to but once you discover that there is more to Tallahassee than just the city. If you are looking for outdoor activities there are plenty of opportunities to get out. Tom Brown Park is a great way to get out and also the Florida State Reservation which is free to students is a great local hang out. Also historic downtown which is walking distance from campus is a great place to walk around and hang out.

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5 College Sophomore

Academics: Florida State has great academic and academic opportunities, there is a wide variety of classes that are offered and the classes are high in academic standing. There are very thorough and informative. I have not had a bad experience yet.

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4 College Sophomore

Computers: There is a large number of computers on campus and there are usually computers available at the library. The only time that its difficult to find a computer is during midterms and finals. All the computers are fast and up to date.

3 College Senior

Weather: It's Florida...The Sunshine State – It's definitely hot in the summer and can be cold in the winter. Always carry an umbrella because it can rain at anytime.

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4 College Freshman

Facilities: State of the Art – The gym is really great, with tons of equipment. The stadium is beautiful as well.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: Never Stayed – I've always had a place off campus but had a few friends who stayed in them. They were decent and livable.

4 College Junior

Academics: Wide Variety – there are plenty of options for classes and majors along with extra curricular activities you may not find at other schools.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: Moderately Safe – the school is older but has been refurnished in some parts and there are small petty theft but nothing major to make it completely unsafe.

2 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: No Attractions. Crowded in Downtown – There is plenty of shopping options, but the traffic is bad and not any theme park attractions

3 College Junior

Transportation: I Drive – I drive or ride my bike so not to sure how the transportation really is but hear other students say its affordable

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: Great Teams – The football, basketball, and baseball teams are all top notch!

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I haven't received many scholarship opportunities.

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: Vegan Friendly for a Town of This Size! There are plenty of vegan options at restaurants near campus and all over Tallahassee. We even have our very own vegan cafe in town called "Sweet Pea" that has a full menu and daily specials. There is also a pretty decent variety of ethnic restaurants-Asian, Indian, Mexican, Mediterranean, etc., and most of them are very vegan friendly. A few pizza places even have vegan pizza on the menu, and Mellow Mushroom and Decent Pizza offer (Daiya) vegan cheese!

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: Plenty of Apartments, but Most Are Older and Have Lots of Undergrads – There are plenty of apartments in Tallahassee, but most of them are older and cater to the undergraduate crowd. As a grad student, you may find a few higher end apartments that are quieter, but your best bet is renting a house or townhouse.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: I don't know anything about the Greek life, but from what I have heard it's very good.

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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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