Tallahassee, FL
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$21,570 ($6,402)
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Reviews 4852 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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4 College Junior

Campus Dining: Availability of campus dining is better here than at many other colleges - most campuses will have dining halls wit selective hours, closing during certain times of the day, but FSU's two dining halls stay open from morning until night. There are a lot of restaurants on campus, and it seems that there are more and more opening up every year. We also have a 24-hour Denny's restaurant. There are fast-food dining options as well as sit-down options. On-campus, in addition to the two dining halls, there is a Subway, Chic-fil-a, several Starbucks, Papa John's, Miso, Pollo Tropical, Freshens, Chili's, Denny's, and much more.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: I have lived off campus for my whole time at FSU. I love living off-campus. There are many options, and basically you get what you pay for. There are very cheap options that will come unfurnished and potentially be in bad shape, and there are the more expensive options that have security guards, are very clean, and offer many (sometimes unnecessary) amenities. There are many options very close to the school but you can also choose to live further if you don't want to live so close to campus.

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4 College Junior

Transportation: FSU offers a bus route on-campus, with most routes also going to areas off-campus where students my live or otherwise frequent often. FSU students can also ride the StarMetro, which is Tallahassee's city bus, for free around town. Both of these options are free for students. There are greyhound and redcoach bus stations for long-distance travelling, as well as an airport. Train travel is possible if you take a bus to Jacksonville then transfer to the Amtrak.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: I could not be more proud to call myself a Florida State Seminole! I love so much about my school - there is a great variety of student activities on and off campus, and great programs to help students become adults. FSU staff goes above and beyond to make it a great school. The professors are intelligent and interesting, and they really care about their students and subjects. It is great to attend a school with such a huge football program - even students who aren't on the team feel a sense of unity when we have something to cheer for.

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3 College Freshman

Scholarships: I didn't get as much as I'd like, its a bit of a hassle sometimes

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3 College Freshman

Diversity: There is mostly majority groups, but they are accommodating.

3 College Freshman

Parking: Too many permits given for the number of spaces...

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: People do it of their own will. The police department is pretty good at finding them too.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Lots of Asian and Mediterranean restaurants.

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: There are a great amount of people who are involved in the party scene and those who aren't. The guys not into partying are a bit hard to locate though... maybe that's just me,

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5 College Freshman

Academics: The classes are great for the field I'm in. I'm sure they vary per major.

5 College Freshman

Academics: A music major is in the best place. FSU is in the top 3 for music schools.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Dining: the dining halls are convenient, and the restaurants are good.

College Freshman

Nightlife: I don't do the party scene. School keeps my busy.

4 College Freshman

Transportation: On and surrounding campus the bus system is great. The airports are really expensive though.

3 College Freshman

Computers: I don't use the computers provided by the school, but the wireless network has problems sometimes.

3 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: There's not much to do regularly for entertainment, but sporatic events are a big deal in the community. Small town.

4 College Freshman

Facilities: The libraries have great schedules and are very helpful. The datebase is great.

5 College Freshman

Facilities: there are a lot of opportunities for socializing on campus in an academic way.

3 College Student

Transportation: The cost is average along with what you get for that price. Busses stay on schedule typically.

3 College Student

Athletics: Fan support is off the charts along with school spirit. Games of any time are so fun and where you can cereate so many great memories.

4 College Student

Guys & Girls: Most guys and girls are generally goodlooking. Most have there own interests and dress of the style that is popular now. Many are in relationships but are fun!

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4 College Student

Academics: I intend to get my PHD. There is a long road ahead of me but FSU offers a great program with a clear road to success.

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4 College Student

Academics: Some professors as you would expect are better and the curriculum comes easier because of this.

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4 College Student

Off-Campus Housing: Off-campus housing is available and many students reside there. There are many styles and choices and all are well kept and fairly new feeling. They are close to the school so you do not feel left out in any way.


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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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