Location
Tallahassee, FL
Undergrads
28,733
Tuition (in-state)
$21,570 ($6,402)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 4852 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Strictness: Florida State University's campus is safe. Campus police are always doing their job. The only complaint that I have is that it could get very noisy on the weekends or even during final exam week when students complete their exams early in the week and start partying. The honor code is strictly enforced here, so I haven't seen many instances of students cheating here. Creating a new club on campus also requires passing an exam and getting permission from several important people and organizations.

5 Recent Alumnus

Facilities: There are so many academic programs to choose from at Florida State University. I also love that they have every club and sport imaginable. I am Vice President of Students Promoting Autism Awareness Club; we volunteer and places and events with people who have various special needs (even off campus). Everyone is super friendly here and the school spirit and unity is bigger here than anywhere else, in my opinion. The campus is safe and there is always something fun and creative going on..even during the evening time!

5 Recent Alumnus

Facilities: The libraries are always packed with students because they are open 24/7 and have restaurants and coffee available inside. The Student Union is also where everything goes on (event wise), so that is a popular place for students to hangout on campus. There is a bowling alley and many restaurants and shops in the Student Union. One event that every student on campus loves to attend is FSU Pow Wow; this is where a famous person (comedian or actor/actress) comes to our school and puts on a show at the Civic Center during Homecoming Week. Before the show, the cheerleaders, marching band, and dancers show off their entertaining routines for the whole school to see. Thousands of students wait in line for hours just to attend this spectacular event. One more thing that is so much fun here at FSU is attending free concerts at the Student Union on the weekends. Musical artists and bands come to FSU and put on a show and students get to attend for free with their student I.D.s!

3 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: There is not much to do in Tallahassee.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Drug usage is seen but not that big of a part of campus. Alcohol on the other hand is prominent.

3 College Sophomore

Parking: Parking permits are free for campus. Overnight parking is hard to find on campus. Other than that parking is not that bad.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life is a wonderful opportunity for students on campus. It helps you make connections on and off campus.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: I have only eaten on campus a couple times but there is a variety of options available.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Campus police is very helpful. I normally feel very comfortable walking on campus alone but being a girl I have to be more cautious.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Last year dealing with financial aid was very difficult. This year however it went much more smoothly.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Many new complexes around the campus. They are pricey but worth it because you are able to walk to class. Very safe.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: The school policies seem to be similar to all other university policies.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: FSU is a wonderful place to be. I was not sure about coming here at first but now into my sophomore year i could not image a better school.

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: Since FSU is so large the diversity here is enormous. Many people from all over.

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: FSU has a beautiful campus. Teachers are always approachable, which is important in such a large school. Always something to do whether on campus or not.

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: Many different libraries to pick from.

3 College Sophomore

Computers: Internet is always fairly decent. Never used a computer lab on campus expect for taking a quiz or test.

3 College Sophomore

Transportation: The FSU bus system seems to be reliable. The only difficulty I have had with it is figuring out the times and which bus is best for where I want to go.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: There is a exceptional amount of security on campus which allows students to feel safe and secure when walking alone at night. The Wellness center is advanced and provides really great services however it is difficult to get an appointment when you are really requiring to see a doctor.

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College Freshman

Greek Life: I have not experienced much of any Greek life since I have not joined a sorority and I have only lived here for a couple months.

4 College Freshman

Transportation: FSU buses and public buses are free and go outside campus. The public buses serve a large distance of locations outside of campus which makes it easy to discover different parts of Tallahassee. Taxis are only $5.00 with your FSU I.D. which makes it easy and reliable to get back to campus if ever anyone is in a bad situation and needs to get home quickly.

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5 College Freshman

Facilities: The academic programs are challenging and thought provoking. The faculty, student and volunteer assistance and tutoring outside of the classroom is extraordinary and makes the exceptional class much less daunting then they could be.

5 College Freshman

Facilities: There is an abundance of open space for socializing and studying. The student center is always having events and opportunities to get involved and experience new things.

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3 College Freshman

Diversity: As expected, Florida State is predominantly white, and multicultural groups are not as big here as they are at University of Florida.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: I enjoy going off campus to eat. The options are certainly better than on-campus dining.

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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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