Location
Tallahassee, FL
Undergrads
28,733
Tuition (in-state)
$21,570 ($6,402)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 4938 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Drinking and Drugs – Drinking and ALL types of drugs are popular in Tallahassee in general. I know people who have done coke or pills and of course Adderall. Drinking and smoking weed are more well-known.

4 College Senior

Campus Housing: GO FOR THE CRAPPIER DORMS IF YOU ARE AN UNDERCLASSMAN, THEY ARE WAY MORE FUN AND YOU WILL MEET A TON OF PEOPLE. IF YOU ARE AN UPPERCLASSMAN, LIVE OF CAMPUS, ITS USUALLY CHEAPER ANYWAY.

4 College Senior

Health & Safety: ITS A PRETTY SAFE PLACE, THE SURROUNDING AREA IS KIND OF SCARY.

4 College Senior

Facilities: THE LEACH – THE LEACH IS GREAT. IT HAS ALL SORTS OF EQUIPMENT, THE CLASSES ARE AMAZING AND THE STAFF IS FRIENDLY. WISH WE HAD AN OUTDOOR POOL THOUGH!

4 College Senior

Local Atmosphere: College Town – Tallahassee is a college town rather than a big city. It is a great place to spend four years of college but I would not start my life here. I love the college atmosphere and will definitely be back to visit with my family.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: When you are are a FRESHMAN. After freshman year it is best to move out of dorms. For freshman year dorms are great. They are on campus and give you easy access to class and other amenities like the library. Freshman year is a time of adjustment as it is a new environment. Dorms help with the ease into Freshman year and are a must for incoming freshman.

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4 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Everything Thats Necessary Is Here – Tallahassee has everything from grocery stores to a mall. There are two movie theaters and a good amount of restaurants. It is not a big city but it definitely is a good college town that is big enough for the study body and provides the necessities.

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4 College Freshman

Facilities: Everything Is Good – The leach center is very good. The Strozier library is very homy and it has a starbucks inside it.

3 College Freshman

Campus Dining: Not Enough Options – The oglesby union cafeteria closes pretty early so the only options I can eat at if I have to have a late dinner are dennys and chillies.

2 College Freshman

Scholarships: It Is Complicated – The process was hard to understand at first. It also changes often so you have to keep up with the online web page.

5 College Student

Transportation: The transportation that is provided by the school is the best ever. It helps provide a sense of sercurity also after dark and allows the students to have a way to get around.

5 College Student

Health & Safety: I feel like Florida State's campus safest campus out of the schools in the country. Just by them having their own police department brings the sense of sercuity to me. I have no problem at all with with this situation.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: High as the Sky – Seeing people high is not a rarity.. to put it lightly. There's a hookah bar right off campus that people go to all the time, but a very large number of people smoke weed, and lots of it. You don't see cocaine or anything running around except some LSD here and there, but no one pressures you and if you don't want it, they won't care.

2 College Freshman

Greek Life: During the first few weeks of the year you can definitely find a lot of Greeks running around campus and the place is swarmed with people rushing. But after the first few weeks things die down a bit and so long as you don't walk down fraternity row you don't see them much except going to or from parties.

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Very Friendly – The people here are very friendly and there are always some group or another trying to promote themselves and get you to join their club. The people are nice and so long as you keep your eyes open you can always find a friend.

5 College Freshman

Majors: Food Science – I'm finishing my first year as a food science major. I have been very satisfied with my advisors, professors and courses. My college is not one of the larger ones on campus, but the graduates have a near perfect success rate at landing a great job in the field of food science.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: The football, basketball and baseball teams are frequently ranked in the top 25 in the country. The big rivalry games,you need to buy your tickets early - they sell out fast. The university has beautiful stadiums and training facilities.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: Many Student Organizations for All Races and Religions. Students from all over the world come to FSU. I have friends from my dorm, my church and most importantly - the marching chiefs (400 member marching band).

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Apartments Near to the Campus – There are apartments across the street that look like condos that people can share with more than 2 roommates. The bad thing about the apartments is the walking distance. The cost are reasonable around $500 a month and parking is available.

5 Recent Alumnus

Scholarships: Didn't Worry About a Thing – I didn't have to do much. I was a florida resident so my scholarships were immediately applied to my classes. Once I filled out my FAFSA my rewards were paid into my student account and any overages were in my bank account by the first month of classes.

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5 Recent Alumnus

Weather: The weahter is beautiful. Summers are hot but the fall and spring are mild. Tallahasse has beautiful foliage. The only downside is the pollen in the spring that turns everything yellow and messes with sinuses.

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Off campus dining is wonderful. There is a wide range from sit down restaurants to fast food. There are many popular well known restaurants such as Chipotle, Moes, Taco Bell, Subway, and Yogurt Mountain. There are also family owned restaurants that are phenomenal. Off campus dining is also easy to get to, most within one mile of campus. You will certainly not go hungry at Florida State University

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Florida State has exceeded my expectations. I do not have enough positive adjectives to describe how much I love it here.

4 College Freshman

Majors: My Program at School – I do not regret becoming an International Affairs and Political Science major. I am so fascinated by the world and the way that it works. I am going to attend law school once I graduate, and I hope that finding a job in that field will not be exceptionally difficult.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: For the most part, there are not many policies I disagree with on campus. The only one that is more annoying than uncalled for is the Gordon Rule. I understand the rule and why it is so important, but I do not feel I should take four classes to learn to become a better writer. Other than that, I have no complaints with Florida State.

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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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