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 Junior

Health & Safety: There are a decent amount of robberies that happen around campus or even on campus late at night. Some armed robberies and at times there are cases of people getting drugged. It's not the worst safety I have seen at universities but it is still pretty sketch at times. The positive is they have these safety poles around campus that if you press the button it will call FSU PD and they will come.

2 College Sophomore

Parking: Parking on campus can be really bad. Especially around 12 pm and afternoon. Although it is beneficial to have some sort of transportation (from car, to motorcycle, to a bike) to get around town, you don't need one for on campus

3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: A Night Out Never Hurts – The police force can be strict, but they won't harrass you for being noisy and intoxicated. They're more concerned about drivers under the influence and fights that break out.

5 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: The college is extremely diverse. However, I would say that most of the students come from upper-middle class families and are well off. Most are typically dressed nicely and care about their education. There is a very large population that is involved in the greek system. FSU is also known for their outstanding arts programs so there are also alot of students that are creative. There is a very good balance of races and backgrounds. You come across all sorts of different people daily, and there is always some sort of student orginazation holding events.

5 College Freshman

Facilities: The campus is set on hills in Tallahassee. The entire campus is made up of brick buildings, some older and historical and some new, but all of the best quality. We have all necessary resources and top of the line facilities there for our use. The grounds are kept nicely and there is a huge sense of student involvement. It is a school of tradition and unity.

5 College Freshman

Academics: As a dance major, we are challenged daily to increase technique, knowledge of our craft and the necessary skills to ensure that is carried on. The faculty members come from impressive backgrounds of experience and education and really care about the progress of each student.

3 College Junior

Drug Safety: Drugs Are Popular – Drugs and alcohol are definitely visible at FSU but FSUPD does do a great job at enforcing policies and stopping illegal activity. FSU has a well-know reputation for being a party school so some things you cannot change completely when it comes to drugs and alcohol. But FSUPD does it part in restricting illicit activity from becoming a major issue on campus.

4 College Junior

Greek Life: Greeks Are Highly Involved – The Greek life on campus is ubiquitous. Greek at Florida State University seem to have a great balance social life and school work. Greeks play a significant role in student government association and major events on campus however you do not have to be Greek to enjoy the luxuries of our campus.

5 College Junior

Facilities: Union Is Great – There are many opportunities through the student union that allow them to get involved on campus. Events such as Market Wednesday where Registered Student Organizations table in the Union help you notice the easy opportunity you have to get involved.

2 College Junior

Parking: You can bike/walk anywhere on campus in 30 minutes or less. There are parking lots all over the place, but there are also city buses and sidewalks everywhere. Cars can become a hassle on campus.

5 College Freshman

Transportation: Buses Are for Cool People – We have transportation all around campus because it is so huge.

5 College Freshman

Diversity: Florida State University is open to all types of people

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The Dorms are the best and everyone gets along pretty well

5 College Junior

Nightlife: I Hate College but Love All the Parties – Nightlife at FSU is as good as it gets. With so many bars and clubs in Tallahassee, there is never a dull night. It's easy to get in most places especially if you have a fake. There are ways to get around including the Safe Bus, NightNole, and cabs.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: Mixed Feelings About Dorm Life – Dorms in Florida State University are very convenient for you can walk anywhere on campus and not have to worry about parking. Some of the best dorms include Degraff, Wildwood, and Gilchrist. Some of the worst dorms include Sally, Kellum, and Dorman. For the most part, it is an experience you should go through as a freshman.

5 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: Party College Town – Florida State University is located in Tallahassee, FL which is more of a college town than the capital. There are many clubs/bars which is where most of the students spend their time when they are not studying or in class. The social culture revolves around partying and getting involved with the FSU team sports.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: I have yet to apply for an internship, but do plan to in the near future.

4 College Sophomore

Transportation: Public transportation such as the bus is very convenient when it comes to not having to find parking. The only thing that would make public transportation inconvenient would be how long it takes to get to class.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: Dining Halls – For freshman year, dining halls are an easy go to place because most are walking distance from resident halls and not having to budget yourself so you are able to eat as much food as you want. Most students after freshman year do not purchase a meal plan due to the fact that after one year of eating at the same place it could get a little repetitive.

4 College Senior

Scholarships: Work Hard – As most people know, hard work pays off. FSU gives a freshman university scholarship to incoming students to excelled in HS. This was crucial to me.

5 College Senior

Athletics: Loyal Fans – FSU has a strong tradition of team performance and fan support. Our season tickets sold out within a month for the 2011 football season and fans drive hours each Saturday to see our team. Student tickets are easy to get, but on big games it's best to be part of the Seminole Student Boosters! Our stadium is made of beautiful brick and has become a Tallahassee landmark.

5 College Senior

Nightlife: Every Night- Something to Do – FSU's nightlife is unparalleled. There is a place to be every night of the week and the drink specials are unbeatable. Being a part of Greek life is a big part of being involved in FSU nightlife because some bars get deemed- "Greek". Potbelly's and Yiannis are predominantly Greek bars, but of course everyone goes out. Being under 21 isn't a big deal though, most places accept 18+ and when there's live music and a fun group of people, you can't go wrong.

3 College Junior

Majors: Somewhat Difficult – I'm currently trying to get into the BFA program for Graphic Design and in order to get in I need to complete 18 hours of pre-reqs, have an A.A. and minimum GPA of 2.5, submit a portfolio of my best work and be reviewed by the art faculty. Applications are accepted every semester.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: I Love My School – This school is by far the best place to learn and make new friends. The teachers are passionate about what they do and they make sure you understand everything they're teaching you. I love the atmosphere when football season starts and you can tell students are proud to be a Nole.

4 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Usually 8 out of every 10 people are wearing Florida State colors. Everyone on campus seems to be outgoing and school spirited. There is a wide range of different races on campus. They love dressing in the latest fashion and having the newest gadgets. People are friendly and there seems to be a lot of couples lately. Overall, I enjoy the people at FSU and give it an A.

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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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