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Tallahassee, FL
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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 Junior

Transportation: Unless you have a car, the best way to get around is by Taxi or Bus

3 College Junior

Campus Dining: Campus dining is okay for the most part. Since we've gotten Chickfila, I have been more than thrilled

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: I love the off-campus dining in Tallahassee

4 College Junior

Weather: It is very unpredictable but I am from Orlando so I really enjoy actually having seasons here in Tallahassee.

4 College Junior

Diversity: The diversity on campus is huge. Religion, race, ethnicity, economic background, are all different topics that make our campus so diverse. I think diversity is a great thing because it teaches us to respect each other, as well as our similarities and differences.

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3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Guys and girls here are like guys and girls at other schools. You have the jerks, the athletes, the nice guys, the nerds, the friendly girls, the crazy girls, the rude girls, the partiers, those who practice religion and those who don't, etc.

4 College Junior

Academics: I haven't gotten to really dive into the major yet but so far I have really enjoyed the classes I have taken in the last year.

4 College Junior

Academics: Besides a couple teachers that I have had, I have had a good academic experience. I have really enjoyed being a student at Florida State University and have been grateful for all of the opportunities to expand my knowledge.

4 College Junior

Nightlife: I enjoy hanging out my friends and being social. Nightlife is fun in Tallahassee, going to bars, parties, and such. There is a safe, social, good time for both underage students, as well as students of legal age.

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4 College Junior

Majors: So far, I have been happy with going the sociology route. I started out doing family and child sciences and then psychology. I have felt very comfortable with my decision to switch to sociology.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I personally live on campus so I don't know much about off campus housing but I haven't heard anything that bad. I do know that you just need to do your research first because there are more dangerous areas that are close to campus that most students wouldn't want to live in.

3 College Freshman

Diversity: FSU is about as diverse as your average university. There are definitely different types of students but it's still made up of a majority of Caucasian students.

3 College Freshman

Campus Dining: The dining halls are pretty okay. The food doesn't taste amazing but it's a dining hall so you can't expect much. I wish they would stay open later on the weekends but other than that they're pretty available. There's usually only about one vegetarian option so I feel they should make eating vegetarian easier. You can use your flexbucks anywhere on campus and there's a lot of options from Chick-Fil-A to Chili's to Einstein Bros to Denny's.

5 College Freshman

Majors: We have great programs here. I'm a psychology major and we have one of the best departments in the state and even the country. There is no such thing as a bad program at FSU, we excel in everything and there's a million opportunities to do research, internships, jobs, and more.

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3 College Freshman

Majors: I plan to get an internship to build up my resume and help me get into graduate school. From what I've heard there's a lot of opportunities in the area and they're really helpful.

4 College Freshman

Transportation: I have never had an transportation issues. I don't have a car but the bus service both through the school and the city can get you pretty much anywhere you need. The city buses are free to students. If you do need to go long distance, there is a rental car place on campus as well as a close by bus station, airport, and train station. There's also always students getting rides from each other. Every time I drove home for the weekend or holidays I went with my friend who had a car, I just had to pitch in a bit for gas.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: There are a lot of ways to stay safe on campus. There are apps you can get to make sure you get home safely, night buses to travel when it's late (and you are possibly under the influence), and a defense course for female students.

3 College Freshman

Computers: There are lots of computers all over campus so if you don't have your own, you can find one to use for schoolwork. Printing costs about 8 cents per page which is a hassle sometimes so a lot of students just buy their own printers. The internet speed can be sorely slacking so most students have Ethernet cables to ensure connection. Since getting my own I've never had any problems though when I was just dealing with wifi, it was pretty slow and sometimes disconnected when I was in the middle of doing something.

3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: I would say campus strictness is about the same as anywhere else. There are obviously rules that are enforced but it never seems to be a problem. I don't really see a lot of people get in trouble.

4 College Freshman

Facilities: The two on campus gyms that are free to students have great facilities. One just opened this year so it's brand new. You can sign up for a personal trainer or take classes or just do your own thing with the various equipment.

The libraries on campus are great which is obviously a plus since as a student I spend a lot of time there.

There's an abundance of school spirit, especially this season as our football team has gone undefeated and made it to the National Championships. Because of this, many traditions are practiced out of celebration and there's all kinds of events around time of games.

4 College Freshman

Facilities: All of my classes are incredibly interesting with great professors who work had to ensure that every student has the resources and help they need while also making the classroom interesting.

Socially, there's a bunch of opportunities to do fun things on campus for free or for cheap. Every week there's a bunch of free movies playing at out on campus theatre from new to old, blockbusters to indie flicks. There's also lots of random events just for the sake of having them.

There are regularly fairs to help students with things like local jobs, graduate school, and studying abroad.

5 College Freshman

Diversity: People of all ethnicities, races, political beliefs, religious beliefs, and sexual orientations are very accepted

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Very social. Beautiful campus. Outgoing characters. Many events and activities.

College Freshman

Majors: I have yet to be accepted into the program for my major.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Students keep their alcohol and drugs hidden for the most part. Usage is high, but that might cut down now that we are a tobacco free campus starting this year

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Cheryl Justis
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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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