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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3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: Not Too Bad – The only thing I have ever seen the school be strict on is parking tickets, thats all I have been exposed to.

5 College Sophomore

Nightlife: Always Something to Do! There are always house parties, always something cool at the clubs, the people are always ready to have fun, and always lots of fun.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The apartment style halls at Florida State are decent. You do pay a premium for living on campus and parking spots aren't guaranteed but I always feel safe. It's fun to be on campus when there are football games!

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: Personally, Its Been Worse Than Expected – I chose this school over an ivy league because i assumed it would be cheaper for my undergrad. However thanks to their IDIOTIC housing system I am out almost the same amount I would be if I had gone to my top choice. To be told that you don't have housing two months before school starts after thinking you had it for months is devastating. My advice would be to do everything extremely early and if you need help from financial aid go in. Mornings are best, there's barely a line.

3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Modernized Mind Games – The romantic aspects of the student body are the one thing I am not proud of when it comes to my campus. I sometimes feel like alot of the guys who come to this school are only here to "get laid". This image has much to deal with the role models our generation has been given, but its quite unnerving for those of us who are looking for a serious relationship. Alot of the girls just feed their thirst. THey really should gain a little bit more respect for themselves. Just because your popular or a sorority girl does not mean you have to be a slut.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: A New World Within the Old One – Though it holds many traditions, FSU is always fighting to stay modern. The amount of diversity on campus great;y surprised me when I first arrived. The social customs and prejudices that poison the rest of the world are at a minimal here. There is of course the normal school aspects, but I find myself friends with people I never even looked at before, and the atmosphere of the school is what made that happen. Be it my on campus job, the clubs i join, or the campus activities, I never find it tough to make friends here. Which can be a weight off your shoulders when you've always been considered different and an outcast.

5 College Junior

Scholarships: I haven't had any problems with the financial aid process. I submitted the documentation that I needed when I received my Florida Bright Futures Scholarship and also Florida Prepaid, and I was good to go.

3 College Junior

Campus Strictness: I haven't had any personal run-ins with the FSU Police Department, but I always see them cruising around at night making sure everything is safe on campus.

3 College Junior

Drug Safety: Drug Scene – There is some drug use on Florida State's campus, but I don't put myself around people who use them.

3 College Sophomore

Transportation: The bus system at FSU is great!!! You can virtually get anywhere at anytime. They are on campus and off campus. Also, the airport is very close and plane tickets are cheap.

5 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek Life at FSU provides coutless opportunities to do community service and meet new people. Everyone is excited to help out around the community. I believe Greeks and Non-greeks get allong very well! Also, the housing is great heritage grove is a community of frat houses and its perfect for attending parties.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: Fan Support – I find that FSU has the best fan support for all sports that they participate in. It is so nice to be amongst a group of students that respect and enjoy our college and our team so much! We are there with them through thick and thin and we all have so much faith in our teams!

4 College Junior

Facilities: Campus Life – I have no experiences of other campuses so I have nothing to compare it to...

3 College Junior

Academics: The Meteorology program is great. The only thing negative is the inconsistencies of he faculty of what/how the subjects are being taught.

3 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Fun and Lots to Do – Tallahassee is a fun city and there is usually something to do on any given night of the week.

4 College Junior

Scholarships: Good Scholarship Opportunities – There are numerous scholarships available if you look for them, and often the teachers announce scholarship opportunities in class. The financial aid process is easy as long as you don't mind opening up a Suntrust account - all financial aid is deposited there, otherwise a check is mailed to you.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: Good Security Measures – The pathways are well-lit, and every few feet there is a safety emergency pole in case you need assistance. They send out FSU Alerts any time there is a need for students to know of emergency situations. However, I would not advise going out late at night because despite all these measures there are people who might mess with you as emails have proven. Just use common sense and you should be safe.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: To get financial aid from the school work really hard in high school so FSU will offer you money to attend the university. I haven't reieved too much financial aid. Most of what I've gotten has been through the state and individual scholarships I have one. Look for very specific scholarships pertaining to your religion, extracurricular activites, major and interests.

2 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: In Tallahasse it is hard to find a good apartment for a good price. I plan on living on campus for my first three years. Finding a parking space on campus when trying to reach a class on time is very hard to do. Most people leave their house or apartment and hour or so before class starts so they have time to drive all over campus in search of a parking space. As the year progresses parking becomes easier to find as the upper classmen decide to not attend class.

3 College Freshman

Computers: At Florida State University, there are numerous computers at the library and if you need help with tech problems while doing a project there are computer labs all over school. Durring exam week I would advise avoiding them though because they get a little crazy. For the most part computers are easily accessed.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Campus Life – Living on campus at Florida State University is something I prefer. I am within walking distance from everything; food, class, the health center, gyms and local hangout centers. It's much better than driving to school and hour before class to find a parking space. I like the community style dorms because you are able to meet more people in your dorm. Some of the dorms aren't prefered but usually there is always one that you are thankful you aren't in.

4 College Student

Scholarships: Good Process – Very helpful service and efficient.I was able to get what I need without any conflict.

4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: It's Easy as One, Two, Three! Financial aid assistance is not hard to find. The office of financial aid is very helpful and has flexible hours. I received financial aid timely and easily. The process itself was quick and took a click of a button. The office also informs students of scholarships! The money I was lucky to receive assists with my rent and books, which takes the stress off my parents. I recommend applying for financial aid even if your parents are at a stable income, with the economy anything can occur. I applied as a precaution and ended up needing it dramatically. My parents took a huge loss of income, so its better to be safe than sorry.

2 College Sophomore

Weather: RAIN RAIN GO AWAY! The local weather is one I had to adapt to. During spring semester an umbrella and rain boots are necessary for my wardrobe. It rains often and becomes muggy. During the fall and winter months, the temperature drops to the 20's, which is something I do not like experiencing unless I get to see snow, which we do not. Classes are never cancelled due to weather. Summers are beautiful, but the beach is over an hour away.

5 College Student

Off-Campus Dining: Good, Lots of Choices – There's alot of fastfood places and restaurants in the Town Center close to the campus. The prices there are affordable and the service is good.

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Cheryl Justis
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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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