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Tallahassee, FL
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28,733
Tuition (in-state)
$21,570 ($6,402)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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5 College Junior

Majors: Love of the Environment – If you have a pssion for the environment, conservatin, biology, humanity, or procuring the safety of future generations then this program has the potential to shape your college career. I am a junior at the Florida stat university, majoring in environmental studies and I could not be more happy with my decision. The classes to choose from are interesting and intriguing, the professors actually care about you, and the opportunities to get involved are endless. FSU also offers a variety or extracurricular activities to connect you to students who share similar passions, as well as ways to get hands on experience with the topics you learn about inside the classroom.

5 College Junior

Majors: Sustainable Tallahassee – As an environmental studies major, I am required to work with the school as well as the larger community in order to accomplish my goals. This can be done in a variety of ways; however, many students, such as myself, chose interning as an option. These positions can be paid and unpaid, and the hours demanded vary based on the job, the variety of responsibilities, and the individuals in play.

5 Recent Alumnus

Weather: Florida weather but you're far north so the winters get pretty chilly.

5 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: Best Four Years of My Life. I would not trade my college experience for anything in the world. I'll always be proud to represent Florida State as an alumnus.

5 College Junior

Facilities: I just have the say the facilities seem very well kept, almost modern. And indeed, many of them are new construction! Buildings are spacious, and large - but, that is to accommodate the huge student population. I think the architecture is wonderful, and the surrounding parks make it a very relaxing environment to study. There is always something going on, and there are always people on campus.

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3 College Junior

Weather: Cool, Hot, Hot and Humid, FREEZING! Tallahassee is incredibly awful. Starting from the fall, everything is nice a temperate. Expect mid 70s to low 80s. Then all of a sudden things get REALLY cold. Expect winter temperatures to hit the twenties and thirties. Things warm up again around Easter. It then gets hot during the spring, and summer is just disgusting, with heat indexes in the low 100s.

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3 College Junior

Computers: Bring a Laptop – While there are numerous computing facilities and libraries around for students to use, they get crowded quick! FSU is a fairly large campus with a HUGE student population from all financial back grounds. They have wi-fi accessible anywhere, bring a laptop and don't worry about it.

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4 College Junior

Majors: Plenty of Opportunity – There are plenty of opportunities for internships at FSU. In fact, many majors require it. They have an entire team dedicated to helping pick the best internship and get selected. As some internships are mandatory, you won't have to worry about the competitive selection process. I will participate in an internship once I start graduate school; but, for now my major doesn't require it.

3 College Junior

Nightlife: Not Many Options – In short, your options are really limited. We have a few night clubs in town, but nothing like you would find in larger cities like Orlando. However, the frats throw HUGE parties that are free, and have better music. The great thing about the frats is that you don't really have to worry about drinking and driving. Speaking of which, there is no need to drink and drive. FSU provides shuttle transportation with your overall cost of attendance. Additionally, city transportation is free for students. Lastly, if you find yourself out past the last bus, there is a free service available in which you can be picked up and delivered safely to your dorm or apartment.

4 College Junior

Facilities: Good and Bad – The gym and football stadium are great. Some areas of campus look bad.

3 College Senior

Academics: The College of Human Sciences is pretty good here filled with a lot of knowledgeable and nice professors. Workload is kind of difficult if you balance it out with a job but generally it's okay.

1 College Senior

Parking: Parking at FSU generally doesn't happen unless you know exactly what you're doing. You can't show up for your 9 AM class at 8:45 AM on your first day and expect it to be peachy keen - you'll be stuck paying for campus valet. I would suggest that you learn the lull times ensure you get a spot.

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3 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: It Depends. Most students don't venture outside of the college area and they really miss out. Eating in student areas is sufficient but nothing more - eating in Midtown and beyond is where you'll find the gems.

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4 College Senior

Campus Strictness: It Seems That Pretty Much Anything Goes. I've looked at going to plenty of schools and most schools don't match the mutual respect that students and school officials have here.

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5 College Junior

Computers: the only computer experience I have at the school are the ones available in the libraries. every library has plenty of computers available on most days (less available during busy times like finals). the networks are fast and reliable and printing on campus is easy in the libraries, swipe your student card and its 10 cents per page i believe.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: housing can be really expensive depending on the kind of quality you are looking for, but you're guaranteed to spend at least $400/mo no matter what. on the bright side, there are tons of places right off campus so you can either walk, ride bike or take the busses. parking is exponentially better off campus (on campus is a nightmare). safety really depends on the area you choose, i would speak with people that live in the area to get their honest opinions because a landlord will sugar coat it.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Pretty Good – costs are decent, several places have student nights with discounts, and there are enough choices to keep you from getting bored, until you find your few favorites and go to them every other night.

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3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Plenty to apply for if you're willing to take the time to do it

5 College Sophomore

Nightlife: The Best – Always something awesome to do every night of the week, whether it be a bar, club, or just a house party. The only thing to hold you back it your wallet, liver, and classwork

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3 College Sophomore

Transportation: Good for the State Capital – Buses are excellent and go all around town, plus free for students. Traffic sucks almost all day. The hills make it difficult for bikes around town, but are good for on campus.

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4 College Sophomore

Academics: Classes are interesting, and teachers are always willing to help. Can't complain.

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4 College Sophomore

Academics: Classes are challenging, yet interesting. They keep you on your toes. The professors I've had have been willing to help any student who came to them despite rather large class sizes most of the time.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: More Drinking – Tallahassee is a huge pot city, but it's usually not shoved in your face. Drinking is much more abundant and open. If you want to find pot it's not hard.

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5 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Great Ratio for Guys – The ratio of guys to girls at FSU is about 1:2, so there is roughly 2 girls for every guy. From my experience on campus the babe to non babe ratio is about 2:1. This is stellar.

4 College Junior

Nightlife: Many Options – There are many options for going out. However, several places just closed for renovations so there are not as many "crazy fun" places as there used to me. More clubs with different styles or themed days are popping up every month. There is something for everyone, I would be greatly surprised is someone could not find at the very least one place to enjoy.

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Cheryl Justis
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Daytona Beach, Fla.
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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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