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

Off-Campus Housing: While there are multiple choices of complexes offered, within a multitude of price ranges, many of the buildings are poorly constructed with thin walls, or fixtures that are broken due to failure to replace them or installing them in a rush. It is hard to find a complex that is worth the money, or has a dependable, reliable maintenance system that responds to problems quickly and efficiently.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Transportation: There are multiple stops on multiple routes that the Florida State Universities transportation services provides. Late at night, there are busses that run around campus and will deliver you to your destination safely and conveniently.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Diversity: The diversity at FSU is great! Campus is full of people of all races, ethnic origin, and sexual orientation. For the most part, people feel very much like they belong.

2 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Everything close to campus is a complete rip off. They take advantage of the fact that students want to live close by and charge ridiculous rates.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: Tallahassee is very much a college town. As much as I love it, there isn't a lot to do outside of campus.

4 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: There are many natural parks, springs, and scenic and woodsy areas that the students visit from time to time. Numerous sports clubs and involvement groups allow students to meet people with similar interests. They even have a circus club, in which the students practice circus acts and develop a show for the whole student body to enjoy. The town is primarily a college town so locals are very diluted, but normally they will greet and smile when a student passes by.

6 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Nightlife: There is always something to do close to campus, off campus, and on campus. There are many house parties for GDIs, frat parties for frat stars, and get togethers for the "in-betweeners." There is a strip of bars that is very popular amongst the student body and there are three clubs, in which one of them brings many famous electronic artists to DJ for very cheap. The primary transportation is walking, but taxis are cheap and affordable. ($4-$10 normally.)

7 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: There are a variety of choices ranging from private dorms to house to apartments and so on. The cost of the places close to campus is pretty steep and there is less parking, and the cost of the residencies moderately far from campus are fair, but it is definitely more convenient and safe to be around campus.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Literally so many attractive guys. Mostly country boys or tan South Florida beach boys. So many are into fishing or hunting. Most of the girls are skinny and good looking. Pretty girls with Southern charm.

8 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Nightlife: Theres always something to do for everyone... every night, not just weekends. The bars at the strip are 18+ to get in. Some of the other local bars are 21+. Theres always a house party going on somewhere close to campus. The fraternities are always fun also. If you're not into that scene theres other things to do like the on campus movie theater and so on. Concerts are frequent, typically EDM, country music, or hip hop. The night nole is a bus free to students that takes you basically anywhere off campus you need to go at night. Cabs are also everywhere and I think they're $4 if you show your FSU id.

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: It depends on where you go and who you know. The bars are strict with IDing at the door and who gets drinks once inside. Theres usually a lot of security around but drinking underage isn't impossible... especially if you're a girl. The fraternities are... fraternities. Super easy to drink here... again if you're a girl, or in this case a pledge/brother. If you're not seeking drugs you probably won't see them.

2 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The priority number system sucks. FSU does rolling admission, so if you get in later, your housing priority number will be pretty bad and you'll most likely end up in the older, smaller dorms. However, I hear they're knocking these old buildings down and building new ones soon. All of the newer dorms are really nice and spacious. The upperclassmen dorms are nice but most people tend to move off campus.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Football is a major part of the FSU experience. Game days are insane fun and everyone participates!

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: The dining halls are great for the first month but then you begin to get sick and tired of the food. Food quality is alright where cafeteria standards are concerned.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Florida State University's campus is beautiful! the dorms are clean and well kept (mostly). The bad dorms are sally, smith, and kellum. The other available dorms are great!

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Academics: Florida State University is a fairly good school, with diversity in very aspect. The professors vary; some are excellent and helpful and you actually learn but others do a poor job and leave you to your own means to pass the course.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Diversity: FSU is like a melting pot of people from all over. It is easy to meet new and different people just by walking around campus or joining in on activities. Being from out of state, it's comforting for me to go to a school with such a diverse community.

8 people found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Health & Safety: The area surrounding the university is scary, I would not personally walk down Tennessee Street alone in the daytime or night.

3 people found this useful Report
2 College Junior

Weather: Although Winter in Florida is mild and comfortable, the Spring, Summer and Fall are unbearably hot and humid.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: I always feel safe. We go to school in offices.

3 College Junior

Parking: The parking is free for students.

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Weather: Never too hot, not too cold. I'm on a satellite campus so we have normal south florida weather.

3 College Junior

Campus Dining: Im on a satelite campus so we dont use flex dollars. Just normal restaurants in town.

5 College Senior

Nightlife: The night life in Tallahassee is huge. there is literally something to do Monday to Sunday. Bars/ clubs have special nights during the week where they give discounts as well. Since most kids live alone they also have plenty of parties during any day of the week.

3 people found this useful Report
5 College Senior

Athletics: varsity sports at Florida State are huge. We have a pretty big rivalry with 3 other school teams and the games are fun. the students tailgate and also have watching parties at their houses during the season.

2 people found this useful Report
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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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