Location
Tallahassee, FL
Undergrads
28,733
Tuition (in-state)
$21,570 ($6,402)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 4914 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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2 College Sophomore

Diversity: the campus is mostly white, although we are surrounded by a mostly afican american community. the white population is drastcally overrepresented at fsu.

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: Overall my college experience has been good and full of fun new memories. I wish I could have branched out more socially. School is hard now that I'm a junior, it's vital to study to keep on top of everything.

3 College Junior

Athletics: We have a great gym that's always packed full of people and people are very into athletics. Between our collegiate teams and IMs people are very active and involved.

3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Social Life – Overall, a very good looking group of kids at FSU. I am a part of greek life and it is very looks oriented. Girls dress fashionable and trendy and guys will either dress guido or like southern fishing boys.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Party Party Party – If you want to come to a school where there's always a party, huge greek life, and tons of social events, then this is the school for you. However, if you actually want to maintain a good GPA and eventually go to grad school, then you'll have to make some serious choices about when and when you can't go out.
The teachers for the most part are fantastic. I am a sophomore and I have run across two that were terrible, but I have nothing to say but fantastic things for the others.

3 College Sophomore

Transportation: Buses Are Always Late – Transportation here is okay. As for getting to campus, taking the bus from wherever you live is your best option because there's hardly ever parking. However, you have to allow ourself a lot of time to get from one place to another just in case the busses are running late (as they usually are).

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: Best Football Experience – The fan support and school spirit here is amazing! The football games are a huge deal here and are extremely fun.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: The off campus dining is like a typical college town with every fast food restaurant, but Tallahassee also has a variety of restaurants that please every individual.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: Florida State has two cafeterias with excellent food at around $11.00 a person. The campus also has many places to eat in the Union, such as Chilis, Pollo tropical, Papa Johns,Star Bucks, and more!

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Party School but With Other Opportunites – Florida State is a great place if you love sports and partying. Since i'm not a big fan of either I feel a bit lonely and left out at times. However, because it is such a large school there is plenty for everyone if you put the effort into finding what you like.

3 College Freshman

Computers: It's definitely a battle to get a computer at the main library, Strozier, on campus. However the library is open 24 hours most days of the week and there are plenty of chairs and spaces that you can study at if you bring your own computer. There are also laptops and other electronic equipment for rent. Printing can be a hassle, since you need to get a computer to be able to send the document to the printer. There is not wireless in the campus dorms and so you are required to get an ethernet cord to connect, similarly there is not wireless throughout campus, but there is in most places that you would want to sit and use a computer so I have not encountered too many issues.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: There are blue lights located all around campus that you can press whenever you think that you are in danger, or just would like a police officer to walk you home. There are a sufficient number of crimes that occur but that school police emails a crime bulletin as soon as it does occur giving you details and how to protect yourself. The police are very friendly and available. I feel relatively safe on campus.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: Pretty Average Strictness – They are big on honor code and violations to it, but other than that i feel they are average compared with other schools

3 College Sophomore

Nightlife: There is always something to do if you like the party scene or club scene. There is a decent amount of non-party scene activities to do too, but they can get expensive.

4 College Sophomore

Computers: The computers provided by FSU in the libraries and computer labs are very up to date. They are fast, effective, and usually plenty of them where ever a student needs one.

1 College Sophomore

Parking: The parking is HORRIBLE at FSU. There are too many students and no spaces! And the tow truck companies will tow you in a second! Thank the lord there is a valet comapany on campus now! Sounds crazy but it's AMAZING! its only 5$ to valet your car and it is right in the middle of everything. I don't mind paying 5$ to ensure that I get class on time and dont have to waste time and gas trying to find a spot!

3 College Sophomore

Nightlife: The night life is mediocre. There are only a few clubs and bars that everyone goes to on particular nights. Tallahassee is really lacking new clubs and lounges would be nice to see around here. Every bar is small and crammed with a ton of students.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: The school is pretty strict. Nothing illegal allowed on campus

3 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: The food on campus is alright. The restaurants are good but the dining halls aren't so great.

3 College Freshman

Parking: Parking permits are free as well as parking. About 7 garage, lots of smaller lots, lots of meters

5 College Freshman

Athletics: Sports are all incredible at FSU. The atmosphere at the games no matter what sport is always ridiculously fun.

4 College Freshman

Campus Dining: Food Options – Two on campus dining halls, many restaurants like Chillis, hot dog stands, a fresh foods market and much more.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: I have not found the entrance process into my program difficult at all. The most difficult challenge was trying to decide which major to seek. FSU has incredible programs in all areas of study. I am excited about my double major in International Studies and Spanish. I hope you can help me financially so I may continue here at FSU as an out of state student. This is very important to me.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: My experience with off famous housing has been much better than on campus housing. The apartments can be located really close to school or far away. All of the apartments are fairly new and offer many terrific amenities such as exercise rooms, study rooms and pools. The cost seems fair but not inexpensive. Most parking is secured and safe,

5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The people working in the housing department at FSU are very helpful. There are not enough on campus dorms for all freshmen so I was placed in temporary housing for a month or so. There were four of us living in a lounge with two metal bunk beds and two rolling clothes bars for closets. Once we moved into the dorm, three of us lived in very tight quarters. If there was problem the housing person would take care of it promptly.

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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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