Location
Tallahassee, FL
Undergrads
28,733
Tuition (in-state)
$21,570 ($6,402)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 4852 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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5 College Freshman

Facilities: So Much to Do! With all the Florida State University has to offer it is difficult to find a dull moment. The gym is open most days until Midnight, the campus has an on campus club and bowling alley as well as many resturants. The library is extremely large and well organized with computer labs, a Starbucks, and group study areas.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Off campus housing is mostly good. There are a variety of places to live with many different options.

4 College Student

Parking: THE PARKING IN THE DORM AREA IS DIFFICULT. IT IS HARD TO FIND PARKING BY MY DORM ALL THE TIME. I WISH THERE WERE ASSIGNED PARKING SPACES. I REALLY DON'T NEED TO HAVE A CAR ON CAMPUS SINCE THERE ARE OTHER WAYS OF TRANSPORTATION, BUT I LIKE HAVING THE FREEDOM NOT TO COUNT ON ANYONE.

4 College Student

Diversity: THERE IS A BIG MIX OF PEOPLE THAT GO TO SCHOOL HERE.. THE ONE THING IN COMMON THAT ALL THE STUDENTS THAT GO THE FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY HAVE IS THAT THEY ARE SMART AND TAKE THEIR CLASS WORK VERY SERIOUSLY AND ARE WILLING TO LEARN.

4 College Student

Academics: BECOMING AN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TEACHER – I CANNOT WAIT TO START TEACHING IN AN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL AND BEGIN MY FUTURE CAREER. SINCE I AM IN MY FIRST YEAR OF COLLEGE, I AM STILL WORKING ON THE BASIC CLASSES AND HAVE NOT GOT TO TAKE ANY CLASSES FOR MY MAJOR YET. I CANNOT WAIT TO START LEARNING ABOUT ELEMENTARY EDUCATION ALREADY! I LOVE KIDS AND HAVE ALWAYS BEEN A CAMP COUNSELOR IN THE SUMMERS AS WELL AS A CAMPER WHEN I WAS YOUNGER. I AM LUCKY ENOUGH TO HAVE DECIDED WHAT I WANTED TO DO ALREADY AT AGE 19! I KNOW I WILL GRADUATE WITH FLYING COLORS AND HAVE THE CAREER I ALWAYS WANTED TOO!!

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: You Know They Are There – There are a ton of Greeks at FSU. You know when they are all rushing. They all do charity work and they party of coarse. They don't control the school though.

4 College Freshman

Facilities: Library's Are Great – The library's on campus are great. One even has a 24 hr Starbucks. The librarians are helpful and know where every thing is.

5 College Freshman

Academics: Studying Made Easy – Florida State University offers a variety of resources to help students stay on track. The professors are always willing to help and the school pays successful students to tutor you in most subjects. It's a great school and the people are really nice. I know I'm glad I chose FSU.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Not Sure – I have never been able to get financial aid but my friend has. She got a lot her first year but her second year our school had cut a lot of money out, so students did not receive as much money. They are disorganized with paper work, including getting forms signed on time.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The dorms have a huge range from very nice to awful. Some require a meal plan which stinks because the dining hall food is disgusting. Some dorms are close to classes but others are basically off campus and annoying to live in. The cost is rather high compared to apartment living surrounding them. They are on the strict side with dorm rules but I suppose it's necessary.

5 College Freshman

Nightlife: Number 2 Best Party School in US – FSU was rated #2 for Best Party Schools in US. I think that speaks for it's self.

4 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Tallahassee isn't a big city and it's quite local. Most things are walking distance from the campus. It's a huge party school. But for students who aren't into the party scene (like myself), there is so much to do on campus. It's important to get involved on campus.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Needs Improvement – I did not feel like I was given a bottom dollar on the cost of college, the answers were vague. I did not understand what financial aid was available or what unsub or sub means. My freshman yeat I had a lot of scholarships so it was easy. Now I need funding and will speak to financial aid in January for assistance.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I have really enjoyed the enthusiasm and excitement of college football. There is nothing like game day in Tallahassee. The fans are amazing and loyal. I love FSU and made a good choice. The campus is very friendly. I also like Greek life.

2 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: Freshman 15 Gain – The dining halls have high calorie food and not consistently good. Starbucks and Einstein Bagle get my flex bucks. I think we need more of a variety of eating establishments on campus.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Not only is my school beautiful but it has a good atmosphere. There's lots to do on and off campus. Most things are concentrated in one area. There are many good organizations to get involved in and fun classes as well. It is not very diverse as far as ethnicity but there are lots of different kinds of people. There are may opportunities available as well. Though it is mainly a football school I would say there is a balance between sports, academics, and arts. I also love the size of the school.

2 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Boys and Girls – I'm disappointed by the fact that there are way more girls than guys at my school. You don't see much PDA on campus which is great. The girls for the most part do not dress modestly and a lot of the guys dress sloppy, but most are involved in a aport of some time. Lots of girls are in sororities and like to party.

4 College Freshman

Weather: Tallahasse has great weather but sometimes it's very rainy. But fsu is good with buses for transportation in all weather.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life wasn't for me. It's sometimes hard to be apart of on campus events if you're not in Greek life.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Off campus dining shows a big variety and is relatively close to the campus. The cost of off campus dining can sometimes be expensives though. But all in all off campus dining is good.

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: Inside Scoop – The major I chose is one of the best in the country of it's kind. It bosts a 99% placement rate for students in jobs of their choice upon graduation. In this economy, a 99% chance of having a good job after college is extremely valuable.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: FSU was my first and only choice for college, and has been for my entire life. I love it here. I've met so many amazing people, the campus is beautiful, the professors are excited to be teaching, and there's always something going on.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I live in a suite style dorm, which means I share a room with one other person, and a study area and bathroom with three "suitemates." Other dorms are community style, which means bathrooms are located in the hallways of each floor instead of in individual rooms, and apartment style. Living on campus may be a little annoying if you don't like roommates but it's SO convenient. I never have to take the bus to class unless the weather is bad, and there is a dining hall right outside my dorm.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: Everyone in my program has to have an internship block, and the program is great at placing student in companies that they are interested in working for. Also, local merchants are often willing to hire interns for a semester or two.

4 College Sophomore

Transportation: There is a bus system that goes not only all over campus, but also to the major apartment complexes around town. If you live on campus there's really no reason to take the bus, however. And there's always the NightNole, the bus system that runs after hours, and NoleCabs for any student who can show ID. It's pretty easy to get around campus at any given time.

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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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