Location
Tallahassee, FL
Undergrads
28,733
Tuition (in-state)
$21,570 ($6,402)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 4909 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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5 College Sophomore

Athletics: School spirit, team performance, athletic facilities, all of these are excellent! Everyone in the community, and even across Florida, feel like they are "apart of the team".

2 College Senior

Parking: I am sure that most large universities struggle with a lack of parking, but I find FSU particularly frustrating when it comes to this subject. I have had days when I drive around for half an hour looking in several lots and garages and end up either missing class or getting a ticket for parking illegally. They definitely need to come up with better parking solutions that are closer to campus.

College Senior

Drug Safety: I am not really sure about drugs at FSU. I am sure that several students use them, but I have only heard of people doing it, not been exposed to it. Alcohol however, is everywhere. There is a lot of underage drinking both on and off of campus. I think that it is very easy for students to obtain alcohol, whether they want to or not. I would love to see FSU take some more action on preventative measures for under-age drinking or binge drinking because there is too much of it in my opinion.

5 College Senior

Guys & Girls: The students at FSU are extremely versatile. I am a dance major and am usually grouped together with the other dance majors. Most of the students in my major are very artistic and tend to dress either casually, athletically, or creatively. There are many students involved in greek life, who have tendencies to look and dress very nicely- focusing on what is most in style to wear, etc. The general social life of the FSU population is very busy and outgoing. People are constantly caught up in school work, jobs, or extra-curricular activities. When they have free time, many students go out to clubs, bars, and house parties. A great place to really catch a glimpse of our student diversity is to go to the student Union on a Wednesday afternoon. There you will find all kinds of guys and girls trying to promote a cause, an organization, or a team. I think it is a fun atmosphere where you can notice that FSU has a wide range of people on campus with many looks, interests and focuses.

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4 College Senior

Majors: I love the History program! The Professors are super chill and know what they're talking about.
If I could do it all again. I would make my major International Affairs. That department is on the ball with 3-5 different study abroad programs to choose from.
DIS opportunities are plentiful in both dept.

College Senior

Campus Strictness: There is 0 tolerence for hazing and drinking on campus.

3 College Freshman

Weather: It is hard to predict what the weather at Florida State is going to be like, but it is always beautiful. The trick is to wear layers. A light jacket in the morning, a t-shirt around lunch, and a Columbian jacket at night is about all you will need.

5 College Freshman

Greek Life: Go Greek!! Greek Life is huge at Florida State University, we have 16 sororities and even more fraternities. There are socials every fews weeks between sororities and fraternities as well as crushes. Sororities are paired up with fraternities for homecoming and other philanthropic events. Greek life at Florida State holds you to a higher academic standing and helps you get involved in both your community and your campus.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: Seminole Spirit – While our football team may not win every game they have the support of all of our students. Tickets are free for students, given out by who signs up first. There are many intramural for any group of students to play year round. The Leach has an indoor pool as well many work out machines free to all students.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: Received Plenty of Money – After filling out the FAFSA, I ended up getting $5,000 over two semesters, which is pretty good considering it's just a nice simple application. When connecting these funds (and bright futures) to my account, we had to make multiple calls to FSU's financial aid service. Then we had to go on Blackboard and select "account refund setup" before they would disperse any funds.

1 College Freshman

Parking: Parking is Florida State's worst feature. There are not nearly enough spots. Atleast 20 cars get tickets in each parking lot across campus every day.

3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: If you are a mess, campus is strict. They understand college students want to have a good time.

4 College Junior

Greek Life: Greek life at Florida State is pretty big. There is a lot of pressure to join frats or sororities. They have a ton of parties and social events

4 College Junior

Diversity: Great Mix of Students – The diversity level is really good. There is a good mix of ethnicity and race. The political beliefs are more conservative and there are a lot of Gays.

3 College Junior

Campus Dining: Ok but Taste Not So Great – The dining hall facilities are very good. The flex dollars are helpful. Their is a good variety of food, but the taste is not so great. The best place to go is the Fig, but the hours for the fig are not very convenient.

5 College Freshman

Nightlife: There is ALWAYS something to do. The bar/club scene is amazing. FSU offers $4 cabs home from bars there is also always pledge rides.

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5 College Junior

Majors: I plan on applying for internships this summer. I want to work for the Buccaneers, while living at home for the summer. I plan on applying for the Public Relations Internship, but will apply for a different one if needed.

3 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: Capitol City – Tallahassee is the capitol of Florida, but I am not sure why. Yes, there are beautiful places around Tallahassee, including the FSU campus, but there are also places that are unsafe, dirty, and scary. Not even half a mile outside of campus, is a homeless shelter. Do not get me wrong, I think it is a great concept, but I think it is also an unsafe place to have so close to campus.

Some positive parts of Tallahassee are the festivals consistently held down town, all the great places to eat, and of course Lake Ella. In a small college town, sometimes students need a quiet place to escape the "real world" for a moment. Lake Ella is just that place. There are shops, an ice cream parlor, a cafe, and beautiful scenery.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: I absolutely love my school. Florida State University has taught me all the necessary skills and tools that I need to excel in my career. This campus offers a wide array of opportunities for its students. If I could do it all over again, I would definitely choose Florida State University. GO NOLES!

2 College Junior

Weather: The local weather in Tallahasee is very bipolar. So days its hot, some days its cold, other days it rains a lot. Because of this campus experience at times gets affected. If an outdoor event is planned, the rain can easily postpone the event.

5 College Junior

Academics: College of Business – The College of Business at Florida State University educates its students on the ins and outs of the business world. They offer a wide array of internship and networking opportunities, as well as seminars and conferences that teaches students all the necessary skills to excel in the business world. The curriculum in the college of business is guided towards teaching students theory and practice of implementing the knowledge that is learnt in the classroom.

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4 College Junior

Scholarships: Financial aid runs very smoothly at my school... Better than most, actually.

3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Girl's Dress – Most girls have pretty much the same style. My type of guys are pretty scarce.

2 College Freshman

Parking: There are not nearly enough parking spaces for students who live on campus. It's a fight to ensure a spot to park.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Some of the fraternities and sororities do good for the school, but most of them are for partying or saying you're in one.

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Cheryl Justis
Hometown
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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