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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2 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Very, Very Incessant and Overrated! All the non-Greek students for the most part share in a communal dislike of the organization. Only the wealthier students are able to join the fraternities/sororities because of the extensive dues that have to be paid. Most students don't have that kind of extra money. Another thing which is annoying on a day to day basis is amount of advertisement that the Greek organizations propagate. Members wearing shirts daily, large billboards, and free sunglasses with Greek-association information.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: Paying My Own Meals Gets Expensive – There is of course, the campus dining hall, which has the most fabulous array of food. If I were to eat on campus, I would most likely eat at the dining hall most days. They have coffee as well! There are a few franchise restaurants such as Chilis, Salad Creations and Papa Johns that serve faithfully. My favorite dining location is the 24/7 Denny's because it's convenient and cheap.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are quite a few restaurants at the Union square on campus that make dinner easily accessible. It's a good way to get to know people in between classes, the only downside is that the average price for a meal is about 10$. Mr. Robotos, my favorite restaurant is about a mile from campus. It's quick asian food of remarkable quality and quick preparation. The few times I eat out, I prefer off campus locations because of their variety and oftentimes, cheaper meals.

3 College Senior

Facilities: Inside Scoop – There are a lot of ways to get involved. Whether you want to start a new organization, go greek, or just run around landis green. you can always find a good way to get involved and keep busy!

3 College Senior

Campus Dining: Swanee dining isn't that bad, but I think they should make healthier options on campus. Chili's is okay...not very healthy. Flex bucks is convenient.

3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Something for Everyone – The girls in Tallahassee come in all backgrounds. With Florida being the cultural melting pot that it is and the international programs that Florida State offers there is much beauty to find.

5 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Plentiful and Affordable – Finding apartments in Tallahassee is like shooting fish in a barrel. Walking a block in any direction from campus and you're bound to run into at least three or more and each containing signs offering students various bedroom options that are available for leasing. But because there are so much a good renter must be able to spend some time, about a day or two...or three, and sitting down with the leasing managers in each apartment they are interested in because not all apartments are made equal. Prices, room build, roommate compositions, and the general location can all vary. But overall if you take the time renters will find their dream apartment somewhere in Tallahassee for around $340-$600 and for a college student living off part time work and loans how can you beat those prices.

College Freshman

Facilities: FSU students are very active and always participating in social and academic things. The academic programs are ranked high in the nation, for example psychology. The facilities have historical values and are easy to find once you have your bearings. A unique opportunity is the easiness of being able to study abroad.

College Freshman

Diversity: There are people of all different kinds and personalities at FSU. The majority of the students are middle-class white. There are other races present on campus though, and everyone is accepting..not ignorant. There are several churches on/near-by the campus.

College Freshman

Academics: Classes just started, but the curriculum is interesting, and student-friendly. The facilities are beautiful and easily accessible. The workload is not too heavy.

2 College Senior

Transportation: Busses are ok. They're free so that's good, but sometimes they are way too crowded to even be allowed on.

1 College Senior

Parking: It's practically impossible to find a parking spot at FSU. Just absolutely ridiculous.

4 College Senior

Campus Housing: Dorm Life – Some of the greatest days ever were when I lived on campus. Everything is close, you have tons of friends around you 24/7, don't have to travel to school but verryy little privacy. If you live in a suite style you're fine but the others succkkk.

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: GO NOLES! School Spirit is huge around the FSU campus. While walking to class you can a huge portion of students supporting the noles! All of the facilities on or around campus are great as well.

2 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: The dining halls at FSU offer little variety and there are only a few places to eat other the halls.

3 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: The city of Tallahassee is always busy and buzzing with excitment and noise. You don't even have to leave campus to go out and have a fun night or a quite night at the moive theather. FSU offers great FREE activities for students. FREE is the key word to anything in a college students eyes!

4 College Freshman

Academics: The Academics is great. Professors are nice, registration is easy workload is fine and other study stuff is simple

3 College Freshman

Diversity: Majority White – There is a decent amount of black people in tallahassee, but not too many at FSU. There arent too many other minorities either. White is dominant

3 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: Overall i'd say that if you can there's better food off campus that's not too far away, but for what it is, the food on campus is good and usually decently cheap.

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: The Leach is our gym and is very awesome, there's always classes and it's open almost all the time. Oglesby Union is the center of campus and people are always coming and going, it's really awesome because it houses lots of food, student organizations, study areas, and pottery as well as having market wednesday every week. There are two libraries, Dirac is quieter and houses mostly science material, and the other is the largest and is always full. There's always and activity somewhere on campus, and usually free food to go with it. Overall the campus is beautiful, parts are old and others new but it's all nice.

5 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: The city is very big and very busy. There are all sorts of things to do at Florida State University. There's the Reservation where you can go camping, tanning, swimming, canoeing, or enjoy the rock wall. On campus there's always events. Movies play every night at the Student Life Cinema, the library's great for studying and when you're bored you can go bowling. There's always a cultural event going on at the Globe. Off campus there's plenty of clubs and lounges for the nightlife, the capital is right here, and the food is phenomenal almost anywhere you go. There's always campus police around, though you should still be wary, that and with Safe Bus, and the emergency poles it's decently safe on campus, off campus it's better safe than sorry. There's shopping everywhere as well. Most students are nice, there's always people promoting a club, association, or activity going on.

4 College Freshman

Academics: So Far So Good – I've met with my advisors and they have been extremely helpful with setting me on the right course to success i have to apply to my specfic major next semester

4 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Great and fun sports focus with amazing school spirit.

3 College Sophomore

Majors: I'm Still up in the Air – Coming off recently switching from Undeclared to Communications, I don't know exactly how this major will fit me. I enjoy the random general education classes I got to take and made the mistake of not taking many classes to make an educated guess on a specific major. My career goal only extends far enough to make a difference and not have to "work." The concern I have is having to sell my soul in order to make enough money.

3 College Sophomore

Academics: Florida State has the most passionate professors I've ever encountered. As long as you show up and are interested in making good grades and learning, you're provided with an atmosphere to excel. Make yourself known to your professors and everything becomes a lot easier.

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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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