Location
Tallahassee, FL
Undergrads
28,733
Tuition (in-state)
$21,570 ($6,402)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 4535 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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2 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Besides being on campus and going to the college bars and clubs the city is pretty political. There isn't much to do besides the college life but I also haven't had the chance to explore much. However, the campus and college parts of the city provide plenty of entertainment.

3 College Freshman

Nightlife: There are options to go out every single night of the week. If you go to a bar or club the cover chargers range from $0-$20, it all depends on the night. Frats throw parties and those are a lot of fun, sometimes you have to be on a list to get in and sometimes they charge for boys to get in. You can go into almost any bar or club underage, and unless you can walk to the bar or club most people take cabs. Cabs can be pricey but sometimes they are $5 to anywhere. There is also a free safe bus that will pick you up anywhere on campus and take you anywhere on campus, the only problem is sometimes it takes a while or leaves without you.

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2 College Freshman

Scholarships: I did not receive enough financial aid, although I did receive a helpful amount. Unfortunately, by the time I was enrolled in the school they had already given out all of their work study opportunities.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: If you go downtown and outside of the little school bubble there is a lot to offer. However, if you don't have a car you're limited to the chain restaurants and delivery places. The food is good but nothing spectacular.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Most students on campus go out and drink. There are always people going out every night but if you don't it's not a big deal. There's ways to have fun without drinking, however most of the school does. Drugs are not visible but word spreads fast about them. I have never been around any but I have heard on multiple occasions about drugs being present.

College Freshman

Campus Strictness: Some things are taken more seriously than others it just depends on the situation. As long as your smart you won;t get in trouble. Don't drink in public, don;t be obnoxious in your dorm, be careful where you park your car or it will get towed, just be smart.

5 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Like any college campus you have a mixture of people, it all depends on who you associate yourself with. I have found a group of friends who are hardworking but also like to go out and have fun. The school is so big that you can find any group of people if you look in the right place.

5 College Freshman

Greek Life: I love the Greek Life on campus. It has opened my eyes to many leadership and service opportunities. It has also led me to making great friends who are well-rounded with the same values as me. Greek life has been the highlight of my freshmen year.

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College Freshman

Diversity: There are a wide variety of students on campus. If you are looking for a specific group of people it is almost guaranteed you will be able to find them.

College Freshman

Campus Dining: I eat in my sorority house most of the time but I have been happy with my experiences in the dining hall.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: There are many ways to be involved with athletics both on and off the field. There are intermurals and club sports which are very popular. Our gym is huge and always accommodating and for students who need motivation there are trainers and fitness classes. If student's are not athletic but enjoy sports tickets to games are almost always free and our football team has gained a lot of popularity over this season.

4 College Freshman

Majors: I enjoy the exercise science program. The advisors are very helpful with outlining what classes you should take and alternative ones to take in the future.

College Freshman

Majors: I have not had any internships but I do plan on trying to get one. As a freshmen that is not something I have looked that much into yet.

3 College Freshman

Computers: THe library has computers available. The wireless is fairly reliable in most centralized places, but my dorm which is on the outskirts of campus has spotty connection. Some areas of high concentration have unreliable network connection as well.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Football and basketball are huge, but we have good teams in soccer and volleyball as well.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: Food is pretty average. If you like to eat a lot it's a good deal because it's unlimited, but if you don't eat a lot it is much more expensive than buying food for yourself.

3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Lots of fraternity and sorority members, but if you can get to them on an individual level they are nice.

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3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: If you are a Florida resident Bright Futures is very important. FSU also gives pretty good merit scholarships.

4 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Tallahassee really grows on most students, especially if you take the time to check out some places off the beaten path.

2 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Within walking distance from campus it is almost all fast food. You need a bus for grocery stores and a car if you want to go somewhere nice.

3 College Sophomore

Computers: Printing is not free but it's fast. There are lots of computers, except during finals and midterms. WiFi is crowded but usable.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Depends on which dorm you are in. The suite style is nice if you like privacy and are responsible. Community style is a great way to get to know people and connect with people in your dorm.

3 College Freshman

Transportation: We have to pay a lot for it in tuition. $164/sem

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5 College Freshman

Greek Life: Its a huge part of FSU

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2 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Boring town that revolves around college football.

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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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