Location
Tallahassee, FL
Undergrads
28,733
Tuition (in-state)
$21,570 ($6,402)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 4928 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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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.

5 College Student

Overall Experience: The amount if school spirit present can get anyone wrapped up and loving this school. From clubs and activities, to tailgating and sports games there is no other school I could see myself at.

3 College Student

Campus Strictness: Certain dorms have visitation hours but not all so you can choose if you want that or not. RA's are helpful and reasonable. They listen and do not make you feel like a child thankfully.

3 College Student

Drug Safety: I have not been personally forced to do anything I was not interested in. I am sure there are plenty of students who see this differently but I have not personally been effected.

4 College Student

Computers: Printing on campus is relatively cheap and the network speed is average. There are computer labs with plenty for everyone to use but it is helpful to bring your own for note taking in class.

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: There is diversity, but there is also a noticeable level of intolerance. For example, the Black Student Union sign was uprooted. The school has a fairly big Liberal body of students, but there are a lot of very Conservative students, especially in Greek Life which makes up such a big portion of the school and its activities. If you're really looking into a progressive campus, this is suitable, but UCF and UF are probably better options.

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3 College Sophomore

Weather: Being from Central Florida, there's a very noticeable temperature change especially in the winter. It can get down to the teens at night. If you're from up north the weather will be nicer to you. Expect a lot of rain and "monsoons" in the summer, which is very typical of Florida.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Most of the issues I had with the school were more of personal problems.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: It is definitely more convenient to live on campus if you can deal with the old mostly disgusting dorms.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: The financial aid office is very helpful but don't be surprised if you don't get financial aid because they don't give a lot out.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: I love Tallahasse but it is definitely a college town.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Nightlife: There are so many party options at FSU. There is something to do every night of the week usually at bars and clubs though. There is also a very convenient bus that runs at night called the Nite Nole.

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4 College Freshman

Computers: There are plenty of computers and computer labs available on campus. Printing is also easy and pretty cheap. You don't have to bring a laptop to class but it does help to take notes.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I always feel safe on campus. The only time I feel a little uneasy is when I'm walking across campus late at night by myself but there are a ton of Blue Light emergency buttons .

5 College Freshman

Athletics: Athletics are a very big thing at FSU! The football team is #1 in the nation so they obviously have great team performance. FSU has a ton of school spirit.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Dining: There are 3 campus dining halls on campus and I think they are great. The food tastes good and there are a variety of options. It would be nice if the dining halls stayed open later though.

3 College Freshman

Parking: There are only a few parking garages on campus and they are usually full so it can be hard to find a spot. The parking enforcement is very strict so students always get tickets for parking in faculty parking spots. If you live on campus though, you don't really need a car.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: There are not many police on campus walking around which should be changed to ensure safety all over campus. They only come when you call them, but they are not necessarily there when you need them suddenly

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3 College Junior

Campus Dining: The food is okay. The good thing is that there is alot of variety, but the bad thing is that the quality isn't that great.

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3 College Junior

Scholarships: I haven't really been aware of many scholarship opportunities

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5 College Junior

Greek Life: I absolutely love the greek community. It is the best decision I have made in college. Philanthropy is a huge part of how we are involved in the community. Giving back to the community is so rewarding and it's something I'm very passionate about.

4 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: The atmosphere is great here, especially towards Thomasville. The people, the food, the shopping. There is so much to do

4 College Junior

Facilities: Student life on campus is great. There is so much to be involved in here, and stay busy with.

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4 College Junior

Facilities: We have a great facility, a great school, and great faculty and student body

3 College Junior

Drug Safety: I think that it is a choice to partake in drug usage and if you choose not to people will still respect you.

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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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