Location
Tallahassee, FL
Undergrads
28,733
Tuition (in-state)
$21,570 ($6,402)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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4 College Freshman

Athletics: Intramural sports drive the competitive spirit of students here at Florida State when the big name sports like football, volleyball, baseball, etc aren't in season. Many of the greek and non-greek students alike on campus play against one another in a great variety of IM sports and proudly wear shirts displaying which years they were champions and whatnot. This is a very active school and the drive to win isn't limited to just our varsity athletes.

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3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Drinking and drug abuse happens, especially in college. Fortunately the number of students that actually partake in these activities outweigh the number of students that do. I'm in a fraternity and choose not to drink and that's the end of that. There are strict rules on campus that keep students from abusing any kind of alcohol or drug. One has to go out of their way to find access to either.

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5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Every one living on campus is incredibly friendly. Immediately upon moving in I've made friends with my roommates and other residents in my hall. Each residence has its own culture almost. Some halls are known for being fun and alive all night and others are known for being a fun place to interact and socialize. There is no bad hall on campus really, it's all what you make of it.

4 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Transportation: The bus system isn't 24/7 but I understand there isn't huge demand for a bus ride at 3 am on a Tuesday night and that the bus drivers themselves also deserve time off.

5 College Freshman

Nightlife: I don't go out often, but I hear a lot from my friends about what options are available to students looking for a good time. There are a variety of bars and clubs within walking distance of campus. I don't know much about the party scene aside from the fact that there's always at least one big party each weekend.

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: While there have been thefts and robberies on campus, one must remember that Florida State University is situated near a poorer part of Tallahassee. Despite this fact, the amount of crime occurring on campus has been very minimal, relative to other campuses such as University of South Florida, thanks to the efforts of our very own on campus police department.

3 College Senior

Campus Strictness: I've never had a problem with the strictness on campus. We recently became a smoke free campus which seems to be mostly respected.

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3 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: The best option for late night off campus dining is Chickfila because it's the only Chickfila I've ever known to be open past 10 (open till 3AM Monday-Friday) and I love Chickfila

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1 College Senior

Campus Housing: Living on campus is the worst, you pay the same amount to live in a shoebox and share a room with 2-3 other people, often strangers, as you would for a private 1000 sq. ft.+ apartment a mile from campus.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Senior

Weather: About once or twice a semester, it'll rain hard enough that there's several inches of standing water on campus. In the summer, it's beautiful outside but incredibly hot and sweaty walking across campus.

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College Senior

Nightlife: I don't go to the bar/club scene.

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4 College Junior

Nightlife: Parties at FSU are great. There is always something going on somewhere and people are always friendly.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: There are a ton of options for places to live in Tallahassee. I really do feel as if it would be difficult to not find a place here.

4 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Scholarships: For VA assistance, FSU has one of the best offices for helping you out.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Academics: Even for my very limited major, I feel as if I have some of the most highly regarded professors for the fields they are in.

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3 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: There is not really too much to do in Tallahassee, but there is a charm to it that seems to grow on you after a while.

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3 College Junior

Greek Life: Many Greeks seems to be associated with only Greeks.

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College Junior

Campus Housing: I did not ever live on campus, but have been around to see what they look like. My only word is small, although the rooms are probably typical in size for any college.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Coming from a big city, there are enough options in Tallahassee that I don't always have to eat in the dining halls.

3 College Freshman

Diversity: Students appear more "normal" on this campus than the other campuses I visited. I fit well in this environment.

4 College Freshman

Academics: As a freshman, I'm not into specific classes for my major yet, but I am involved in classes that pertain to my major and so far, it's great!

5 College Freshman

Greek Life: I went through fall rush as a freshman and have no regrets about what I learned about each organization. It was great preparation for selecting the fraternity I'm now proudly a part of!

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Scholarships: This was our first experience with financial aid, so there a big learning curve in figuring out how it all works. I'm very grateful for the aid I have received.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: Intramurals (both co-ed and greek involvement) are great! A lot of fun!

2 College Freshman

Computers: It's very frustrating in the residence halls when wi-fi is acting up and you can get connected to complete assignments or email your research paper to your professor.

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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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