Tallahassee, FL
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$21,570 ($6,402)
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Reviews 4896 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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3 Recent Alumnus

Parking: There are so many students and parking is a pain to find and you mostly have to find someone leaving in order to find a spot. If you get there early or really late you wont have much of a problem but in the afternoon its bad. There are lots located throughout the campus and permits are free.

4 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Housing: Living Off-Campus – There are so many options to choose from apartments and houses located near the campus, and the cost depends on proximity to campus and size.I found a house just by driving around looking for places to rent.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: I Love It! I love FSU, it's a really great place to be! We're the only school with a joint college of engineering that we share with FAMU, a historically black college in the area, so it's really diverse.

4 College Senior

Transportation: The transportation is pretty good. The school has a bus system that goes around campus and off campus as well, so even if you live off campus you can catch the university transportation instead of public transportation. The campus is fairly big but it's possible to walk anywhere if one enjoys walking. There are also public transportation stops on the outskirts of the campus to go further into Tallahassee. There's a lot around campus within walking distance though.

4 College Senior

Facilities: Generally speaking the facilities are pretty amazing. The Leach gym offers a ton of classes, I take the yoga classes and they are amazing. We also have the rez, which absolutely fantastic. It's reservation on a lake, they offer a ton of stuff including sailing (including lessons), kayaking, canoeing, hiking, and ropes courses. The campus is really nice, everything is brick and it looks like a very classic college setting especially around Landis Green. The student union has some interesting and random activities. Every Wednesday there is a market but they also have the bowling alley and the art center.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: amazing experience, beautiful campus, just make sure to get a high priority number so you get a decent dorm, some are very trashy

4 College Senior

Weather: Very Nice – During the spring and beginning of Fall semesters the weather is beautiful, there is rarely a drop of rain and the sky is always clear.

3 College Senior

Campus Strictness: Strict Enforcements – The campus has strict enforcement of laws and policies. Underage drinking and drug use is not tolerated at the campus, and the campus police have enough of a presence to enforce the rules.

3 College Senior

Campus Dining: Good Food, Kind of Repetitive. The food is good at the two selections of dinning halls at Florida State University. The only problem is that the food choices are repetitive, that is there isn't much variation from one week to the next on the food choices. After my Freshman year I decided not to buy a meal plan for this reason.

5 College Sophomore

Facilities: Florida State University is unique in many ways. One of the most unique is that the University resides in the state's capitol. The campus is beautiful. Most buildings are made out of brick. Even the recently built buildings. It is a awesome location for a school!

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: The Greek life on campus is the epicenter of everything! From clubs to sports. Greek is involved in everything. Greek life is open to everyone and there are social and professional Greek organizations. There is a Greek club for just about anyone and everyone.

5 College Sophomore

Nightlife: I love Florida State University! It has great nightlife atmosphere! There are always parties going on and the clubs are awesome. I love Tallahassee! Though to some people it seems dangerous because it is the capitol, but once you live there for a while it all grows on you and you can't help but go out at night and LIVE IT UP!

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Really Safe – There are many different police post located all over the campus and if anything ever goes wrong you just push the button and the lights will flash and police will be alerted. Its safe there and you'll feel safe too.

4 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: So Cool – The town has many different parts. There is always something there for students to do. Especially at night. The Strip is where most students go at night. Its really close to the FSU campus and A lot of people enjoy it. They have everything you can look for in a city. There's always something you can do there. Its awesome.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love attending FSU. I love how beautiful the campus is and they're always trying to have something fun going on around campus. The people at the school are nice and friendly and it offers a quality education.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Drugs are the same as on any other campus. Most of the students drink. If you know someone you can get weed but that's about it. The campus is really harsh if they catch anyone with drugs though.

5 College Sophomore

Facilities: They Have a Theater – Florida State has an on campus movie theater where students can watch new and classic movies for free. It has it's own website so we can check on what's playing on any given night, and it has a concession stand. It has everything a theater should and it's staffed by students as a way to provide more jobs.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Our football team isn't the greatest, but we sure do have the fans to support them! Game days in Tallahassee are always a treat, and even families and friends who don't attend the university come out and enjoy the spirit of the game! The whole town turns into one big fiasco and fun for everyone of all ages! From our uprising baseball team to the cheerleaders, sports and performance are always top notch here at FSU and always put the town in a good mood!

5 College Sophomore

Diversity: Diversity on campus is great! There are so many different types of people, and that alone teaches new and old students to engage in meeting new friends of all types. Many events are organized by many different types of people, leading to a successful and interesting event. Also there are many groups and organizations dedicated to the acceptance of all races throughout the college community. From being an Bisexual Asian girl to an Islamic American, there will definitely always be a place for you to mingle and make friends!

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I love off-campus housing! Finding an apartment or even a house to rent is super easy! With help from SHS (Student Housing Solutions) you can tell them exactly what you're looking for and they can find it almost immediately. The amenities like free food and pool parties are always a plus, along with the option to pick your roomates or live with randoms. Many apartments are close to campus, if not near a bus stop. Also most apartment leases are separate amongst your room mates, therefore you're not held liable if your roomies dont pay up!

3 College Senior

Guys & Girls: Party Party Party – The girls at FSU are known to be extremely good-looking. The guys aren't bad either. Lots of sorority girls and frat guys. It's a little ridiculous at football games sometimes with the stuff the girls wear. Lots of makeup. Football, Greek life, and partying. There are plenty of other types of people, too, but it can sometimes be hard to escape the FOOTBALL.

3 College Senior

Computers: Pretty Good Computer Situation – The computers in the libraries are pretty good. Strozier Library has been recently renovated with a nice computer area. You can usually find a spot and a place to print. Most people have their own laptops and can get a wireless connection around campus. However, the dorms have Ethernet because it can really difficult to get a wireless signal, at least in the dorms I have been in. This is not usually a problem but can be aggravating if you are in a situation where you need wireless.

4 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: I am a non-traditional student so I am not familiar with all that Florida State has to offer, though what I have experienced is GREAT!

3 Recent Alumnus

Weather: Summer is a scorcher so bring LOTS of water. Careful you don't get caught in the daily "pop-up" storms; plan to bring an umbrella daily too. Spring & fall are WONDERFUL just not long enough. Winter can get cold so layer your clothing so you can peel them off throughout the day.

1 Recent Alumnus

Parking: No Car, Take the Bus – Try NOT to bring a car, if living on or close to campus. They do have great buses to help you get around though parking is HORRENDOUS. Plan ahead & don't expect to find a spot closeby or you'll be very late to class!


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Cheryl Justis
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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