Location
Tallahassee, FL
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28,733
Tuition (in-state)
$21,570 ($6,402)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 4896 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: Don't do drugs on cam pass. That's just stupid. Just go away from campus if you're going to do illegal things.

1 person found this useful Report
2 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Financial aid office takes so long to complete something on your todo list.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Greek Life: It's fun if you're one of them or if you're really good friends with one of them.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The freshmen dorms don't provide a whole lot of privacy, but the on campus apartments are perfect and cheap!

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Campus Housing: At FSU, there is a wide variety of dorms available for students, and a lot of the time, students will get their first choice for housing. There are traditional, apartment-style, and suite style dorms to choose from. The older dorms have a lot of character and the newer dorms are very modern and state-of-the-art. RAs are always great, and dorm safety is a priority for FSU.

4 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Scholarships: The financial aid process is not difficult, like many other schools, it is applications and essays. The staff of the financial aid office is great, because they will take the time to help you find scholarships and grants, or find work-study positions available. The scholarship for students who choose to study abroad is excellent too, and the office is great at helping students find the funds to study or intern abroad.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Computers: There are several computer labs and libraries all throughout campus. All of the computers are modern and up-to-date, and at the main libraries, you an choose between PCs and MACs. During finals week, and other times when the library is busy, it can be difficult to find a computer, but the libraries do rent out PCs and MACs to students, so if a desktop is unavailable a laptop likely will be.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Guys & Girls: FSU actually has a high amount of attractive students - girls and guys. You can meet people by networking around campus or joining clubs and athletic teams. Intramurals are a great way to meet people on campus!

2 people found this useful Report
College Senior

Nightlife: I don't participate in nightlife. But I believe there's lots of underage drinking and lack of carding. There's a lineup of bars and clubs right outside campus called the Strip that lots of people go to. There's a night bus that goes around picking up drunk people and several free cab services you can call so you don't have to drive home.

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: It all depends on who you get. Some landlords are terrible, some apartments are awesome. Some places are filthy and infested with roaches and mold (Bradford Oaks), some are super clean and well-kept but expensive (Player's Club). Do your own research first. The school stays out of it so it's up to you to find a place.

1 College Senior

Transportation: Campus and city buses are terrible. They don't stick to their schedule so you have to arrive 30 min-an hour before you need to be somewhere. Buses are always breaking down which means the replacement bus can't be tracked on the TransLoc app. I am constantly missing buses because they are totally UNRELIABLE. However you pay the transportation fee online.

2 College Senior

Campus Dining: Don't get a meal plan unless you enjoy quantity over quality. It's very expensive and the food is terrible. I can live off groceries on $150/mo that taste way better and are much healthier than cafeteria crap. The dining halls are also very loud. The best thing about them would probably be endless desserts and drink refills. If you do get a meal plan go to Fresh Foods instead of Suwannee. Chili's is the best place to eat but is also always EXTREMELY slow for whatever reason so only get to-go there.

3 College Senior

Scholarships: If you have a great GPA coming in as a freshman you can lock yourself in to a 4-year scholarship. If you have a terrible GPA then sorry. They offer loans every semester but I'd recommend NOT getting them if you have the chance.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Senior

Drug Safety: I don't know much about it since my friends aren't a part of this scene, but I think it's ok. Peer pressure all depends on what kinds of crowds you hang out with. If you're with people that don't do that stuff you have fun and never really hear about it. If you are then I guess you'd feel pressured.

2 College Senior

Parking: No spots, garages fill up quickly, having to drive to another garage before class, waiting in lines for an hour or so. I don't have a car so I can avoid all of this. Everyone I know who has a car complains about parking.

4 College Senior

Athletics: I'm not into sports and athletics, but FSU is big on its football team. The campus has great school spirit overall and just about everyone goes to the games.

3 College Senior

Computers: There are 2 libraries with computers (which are usually taken) and at least one computer lab that is relatively hidden and usually full of open computers. I'd strongly recommend getting a cheap laptop and a USB. Don't get a printer, ink is too expensive and you can just print on campus for much cheaper. WIFI is on and off when travelling around campus. Some places have WIFI, some don't, and others have it but have a terrible connection.

3 College Senior

Diversity: Different race/ethnicities are on campus, including internationals. Campus is liberal so there's a good sized LGBTQ population. There are also several campus ministries including Intervarsity and CRU.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Senior

Majors: My program seems excellent. It's very professional and has great academic standards. I plan to later go on to grad school in order to get a good job in Psychology.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Senior

Majors: Nothing too difficult or hard. If you have a good GPA you'll get in. Psychology isn't one of the school's most difficult majors.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Senior

Campus Strictness: They seem to be strict on some things but not others. Academic violations are pretty serious here, whereas one of the people on my hall once was smoking pot pretty consistently and to my knowledge never got caught even though they were reported. There are also lots of parties in the Greek houses of course.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: There's so many restaurants around campus. Several Asian/oriental places, Jimmy John's, pizza places, etc. There's always somewhere to eat if you're hungry, and always something you'll like. Personally I love Panda Express and Genghis Grill.

1 person found this useful Report
3 Recent Alumnus

Majors: My program is extremely difficult and I enjoy it based on the professors.

1 person found this useful Report
3 Recent Alumnus

Local Atmosphere: Living and utilities are overpriced, but environment is great.

4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Strictness: Never had a problem, so long as you don't break the rules.

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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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