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

Weather: Tallahassee, Florida has its good days and bad days

It gets cold in the winter and hot in the summer, and it can rain, but thats anywhere in florida.

Doesn't effect the love for my school though.

5 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Our school is very safe about drugs.

Your in a college town so you might be exposed to those who use drugs but there is no peer pressure to use them.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: It has its perks cause your directly on campus.

Some dorms are newer than others.

The rooms are a decent size, but no one in particularly likes living in a dorm.

4 College Freshman

Transportation: There is buses all over campus and it takes you to off campus housing as well.

Local transportation is free for students with a valid ID.

Long distance you have to pay for yourself, but there is many options to get back home.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: Our school is very open to diversity, but every individual has their own opinion , so you can't change everyones opinion. But overall out school is accepting

5 College Freshman

Academics: School is school, so it isn't going to come easy. But if you put in time and dedication, you will succeed. The workload is average and teachers are always willing to help.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: You get your money and its an easy process, it's just hard to get a hold of the financial aid office.

3 College Freshman

Transportation: There are buses for on and off campus transportation as well as a shuttle and zip cars available for rental

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I don't live off campus but there are a lot of options and from what I've heard most of them are pretty nice

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: There are good halls and very bad ones. I got lucky with the hall I live in and it's still not exactly a castle compared to the better halls at other schools

3 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: It's not the worst place I've ever lived and I prefer my hometown but it has its charms and if you look in the right places it can be a nice place to live

3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: A lot goes on unchecked around here but when they do notice stuff that's against the rules they're not going to ignore it

College Freshman

Greek Life: I'm not involved with it at all and never will be because I'm too poor and it's really not my thing. It kind of dominates the social atmosphere but at the same time it's not impossible to find people who aren't involved. Most non-Greeks are either indifferent or uninterested in Greek life

3 College Freshman

Weather: It gets cold and rainy kind of a lot but when the weather is good it's amazing

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Very easy to reach campus police when you need them, multiple fitness centers with easy access, blue light emergency posts everywhere. Outside campus isn't the safest but on campus is better

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Drug scene is well known by students but doesn't seem to be hampered at all by administration. Mandatory alcohol awareness and knowledge online course was given to students.

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: Off campus housing is pretty raggedy. The places are subpar in appearance, and if they are nice they are way too expensive. the closer to campus, the more expensive. A lot of places need rennovations, but the added freedom is totally worth it.

4 College Senior

Academics: The academics are pretty good. Some professors are a little ridiculous and dont particularly care about you at all. Some classes forget you have a full load and think you're life revolves around that one class and all the work you have to do for it. Make sure you understand time management because procrastination will bite you in the butt. If you're trying to study, I recommend going past the 3rd floor of Stroz to the quiet zones where noone can distract you. ACE tutoring zone is the bomb!

3 College Senior

Local Atmosphere: The local atmosphere is nothing special. The new college part of town is pretty great though. Recess, a new club on top of Madison Social is the place to be on your Friday night. There isn't much to do unless you have a car to take you to the Rez. The Tallahassee mall sucks, if you're actually trying to shop I recommend the Governor's Square mall on Appalachee.

3 College Senior

Campus Strictness: Dont get complaints in dorms. If it gets out of hand they will call the cops. Don't walk in your dorm drunk, the RA's will call the cops and you'll be written up with a MIP. Dont smoke weed- you will get arrested. Dont park anywhere you aren't suppose to- you will get a ticket. The cops are like hound dogs. They just want to ruin your time at FSU, and break up parties.

3 College Senior

Drug Safety: The drug scene at FSU is pretty low key. Except for now I notice more people using those ecigs in class, and who knows if that's hash oil or tobacco oil. Cigarettes were a big thing on campus, but now that campus is smoke free... they're still a big thing on campus. They dont really enforce anything, unless its alcohol and you're being obvious about your innebriation.

1 College Senior

Scholarships: After my problems with the engineering program, I lost my bright futures scholarship. Now they are trying to kick me out and not give me the financial aid awarded to me because of those engineering hours. The money they have allowed me to use as loans are not enough to sustain my life and pay for my rent and tuition. It sucks

1 College Senior

Greek Life: Greek life dominates the campus. Any and everywhere you go sorority and fraternity clones pass you by in masses. The first thing asked upon meeting someone is "So, what sorority are you in?".. None, I'm a GDI- a goddamn independent! As a non Greek, i dont appreciate their pastel long sleeves, khaki shorts, and sperry boat shoes. Greek housing is available in their houses and in Heritage grove.

4 College Senior

Transportation: There really is no need to have a car if you're living on or near campus. Everything is in walkable distances. There are campus buses that have on-campus routes as well as off, for those who live a little further away. This bus is free. The public Star metro city bus is also available for free to FSU students with an id. The transloc app will help in the estimated time arrival of all the buses.

3 College Senior

Majors: I am happy with my program now. However, when i first started I began as an engineering major and my advisor did everything in his power to help me flunk out of that major and possibly FSU. If I could start all over I would, avoiding engineering in the first place and focusing more on political science probably. My career goals now in the major of Environmental Studies are pretty unclear. I have no idea what I am doing after college. Hopefully I can either teach an environmental class somewhere or join a company aiming to save and research the ocean or rainforest. I'm mainly concerned about my lack of experience when it comes to the job search, I definitely have to stop by the career center on campus to find a good internship.

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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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