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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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3 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: Good Nightlife, but Lacking in Variety – There are a lot of clubs, and bars, but for someone who is not into that stuff there is not very much to do.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: As an out of state student once I got accepted I submitted my deposit to hold my spot knowing I could lose some money if I chose another school. Housing is tight for new students but after the freshmen year most students choose to live off-campus of which there are many choices. Dorms are great for freshman though.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: College Town – Tallahassee is such a college town and it is well built for us! There are options for living starting on campus and moving out further. I personally feel lucky to remain on campus for a low budget. We also have a pretty high quality of apartments.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: We have a large selection of restaurants located within a close distance of our campus. There is a range of prices and tastes. Some of our favorites area quick hibachi restaurant, an authentic cuban place, and great sushi all that are within walking distance.

4 College Sophomore

Computers: Avialable Technology – FSU makes technology avialable to its students in everyway possible. We have accessable coputers labs all over campus. Our libraries provides computers and printers as well. I have also been a customer of our geek squad that helps our students when needed.

5 College Senior

Transportation: Night Nole! FSU is really good about providing transportation during school hours, but they also have the night nole that stops buy the strip of clubs and most apartment complexes. Nole cab also offers low rates to students

2 College Senior

Campus Dining: swannee is terrible. they use very low grade meats and overall food in general. Fresh food is better, but still not good. If you can get to the Figg dining hall, you should. It is for the athletes and only open to students for lunch, but it is amazing.

4 College Senior

Academics: The psychology undergraduate program is really big and classes tend to be large. With effort, however, connections can be made with some of the top psychology researchers.

4 College Junior

Facilities: Fun Activities and Library Availability – FSU has plenty of activities on campus almost every week that are fun and sometimes entail free food. During Homecoming Week, there was a tilt-a-whirl, other games and free pizza, chicken wings, and cotton candy. There's even a place where students can watch movies in an actual movie theater and play video games. Also, the library is open 24 hours a day/5 days a week, so it's always available during the school week even at late hours.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: It's Safe to Me – I haven't encountered a problem personally at FSU. When there is a crime that has been committed, the FSU on-campus security makes sure to have e-mails sent out to students about what happened and tips on how to keep ourselves safe from harm. I feel that's smart of them to do and I'm glad they're looking out for us.

2 College Freshman

Diversity: Not Very Diverse – TO be honest, at Florida State, you don't see many non-white students. Often, there are many Florida A&M students on campus so there will be some black students. There is some diversity, and the school doesn't seem to suffer from the mainly white student body

3 College Junior

Majors: No Experience With It – I have no experience with it. However, I have many business major friends who are very happy with the opportunities FSU gives them for internships. You can frequently find school sponsored Internship Fairs.

4 College Junior

Nightlife: Good Amount of Everything – Plenty of clubs are available for students of all ages. There are a few very nice 21+ clubs, as well as 18+ clubs. Many clubs and bars are known for their daily specials. The campus provides a late night bus transportation, however it stops at 2 am. A longer bus system would be much better.

3 College Junior

Computers: Is Decent – Wireless is available all over campus, however many building still don't have the wifi, mostly the older buildings. Computer labs are generally opening, and if you live on campus, you do have free printing available.

5 College Freshman

Scholarships: Though the process is difficult the financial aid office made it as easy as possible.

2 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Fashion Disasters – No on in Tallahassee has any fashion sense at all. You can buy nice clothes here without spending a fortune.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I live in The Park At Forest Ridge about 5 miles from the school. It is older but very nice and affordable. Some of the houseing closer to the school is better but much more expensive. I lived on campus in a dorm in the summer and apartment living is much better.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: FSU football, along with all of FSU's other athletic programs, is amongst the best in the nation. It provides a sense of unity amongst students and Coach Jimbo Fisher is a role model and wonderful coach.

4 College Junior

Majors: The most difficulties I had starting out was trying to know if I fitted in computer criminology my first time as transfer student. I had hard time adjusting to the course load. I ended up changing my major just to criminology because the work load wasn't so bad I was able to adjust as much I could.

4 College Junior

Facilities: Florida state University is very big campus. It takes up most of the town in Tallhassee. We have huge stadium and everyone and anyone goes to the game. About 80 thousand can be in the stadium. And The football games are recorded on TV.Our school is old because of the way the classroom buildings are built; which, is with brick. Not everyone drives their car to campus most people walk.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: My overall experience at Florida state University has been wonderfull. I love walking to class and getting some exercise. when I walk I enjoy viewing the animals that play and scatter, such as the Squirrels.I love seeing other people enjoying Landis green by studying on the field, playing frisbee, or football. on campus The Scenery is great, I get to walk by old buildings. people and teachers are very nice and helpful. I enjoy getting up and going to campus. I like that I can choose the how may class I would like to take each semester.

3 College Junior

Weather: Sunshine State – mostly sunny, little rain, in the winter it gets a little windy and cold

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: A Little Bit of Everything – Everything is great here. Great social life, really good and understanding teachers. This is my first choice, if I had to choose something again I would choose FSU again. Great opportunities. If you're into research, if you love parties, if you love a good workout, if you're politically involved, if you are an addict gamer. There's something for everyone.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: It's cheap, plentiful and very good for the price.. You can be full under 10 bucks for sure, even 5 in some cases.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: They're Doing Everything They Can – FSU has its own Police, and they're very friendly and helpful. Security levels might be alarming but nothing happens to the cautious people who don't go wandering around off campus in the middle of the night. If you have to do it with a car or be good at jogging.

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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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