Location
Tallahassee, FL
Undergrads
28,733
Tuition (in-state)
$21,570 ($6,402)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 4541 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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4 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: There are a few malls you could choose to visit while tallahassee.great national parks and vibrant nightlife.great location from other universities in the area within five mile distance.safety is the univertsity's chief objective and go through great lengths to provide an atmosphere condusive to learning.

3 College Junior

Weather: Especially right now in the summer, its super rainy and not fun to be on our campus, no matter how beautiful it is.

4 College Junior

Guys & Girls: We have a very attractive student body. Inside and out. We have so many different walks of life and interests collaborating to make a melting pot of fun college culture and an excellent educational environment. Just wish people would worry more about their integrity and being decent and less about how they are going to get drunk tonight.

5 College Junior

Diversity: FSU has an excellent International program where we attract students from all over the world. We have an extremely diverse population and like most places there are still some minor racial barriers and passionate political opinions. Over all though, we have a very accepting vibe on campus. Welcoming and fun for whoever!

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life dominates FSU, but as someone who does not participate in a Frat, the greek life gets annoying.

5 College Senior

Majors: My internship will be student teaching. I heard it's a lot of work, but worth it in the end

4 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: If you want to live off campus and near the campus, you can not procrastinate to find housing arrangements.

4 College Senior

Diversity: All the friends I have met, are extremely accepting to people of different religious, political, sexual orientation, and economic backgrounds.

4 College Senior

Campus Strictness: Campus social life at Florida State is the best there is. School spirit is outrageous! Always opportunities to meet new friends.

3 College Junior

Scholarships: I, personally, was not able to get much help with financial aid mainly because my parents receive a high enough income for them to not really want to do anything for me as far as tuition and work/study programs are concerned. I do have bright futures and Florida prepaid to pay for my tuition costs and the University does offer several scholarships you just have to look for them.

4 College Junior

Campus Strictness: While the campus is pretty strict about underage alcohol use, they really don't affect student's lives off campus. With that being said, anyone can drink legally or illegally and the university cannot do anything about it. Most people keep their partying off campus anyway. Our academic honor policy about keeping people from cheating and plagiarism is pretty set and stone in everyone's minds, but for good purpose.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: During the day, FSU's campus is pretty safe, there's usually many people wherever you go so there is low crime rate when there's light outside. However, at night there have been several reports of attempted battery, theft, and even rape on and near campus. Most of the time these incidences happened when people were walking alone after midnight. The Tallahassee police seem to be pretty good at doing their job, though.

3 College Junior

Weather: Its Florida so its always hot even in our so called winters which last like 2 weeks lol. In the summer, expect rain because its hurricane season but the weather is always beautiful.

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5 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Very reasonably priced and flexible with leasing options. Also has a lot of great amenities that come included like being furnished and having cable internet and electricity!

3 College Junior

Greek Life: It doesn't matter whether you're part of an organization or not, but it is definitely something to look into because they look very interesting.

3 College Junior

Parking: Its free but definitely fills up quick. And the campus is huge to get around on foot when your classes are across campus.

4 College Junior

Nightlife: Very active college town. Has a lot of events always advertised around town and very controlled so it doesn't get out of hand.

5 College Senior

Athletics: Varsity sports are huge at FSU (predominantly football and basketball). Tailgates last for hours, as well as the after game parties. Everyone dresses up head to toe and will scream their head off on their way to and from the game as well as during it. Our warchant is one to be reckoned with. The traditions of Chief Osceola and Renegade running across the field and Chief Osceola planting the spear on the 50-yard line is hugeeee at getting the crowd going, as well as our AWESOME marching band.

1 College Senior

Parking: Parking is HORENDOUS! It is almost impossible to get a parking spot inbetween the hours of 8:30-4:00 in the parking garage in the center of campus. The "sketch-lots" are always full. The psychology/medical garage is always full after 10:30 as well as the other two garages. Tickets are easy to come by if you're not smart about where you park. Just follow the rules, and you'll be ok. Permit costs are free, which is nice.

2 College Senior

Campus Strictness: The police patrol the campus and outer lines of the campus at night (especially near the dorms) looking for underage drinkers/inebriated drivers. They are also huge on parking. No butt-in parking, no parking in teacher lots, no parking in certain lots over night. It is very easy to be ticketed if you're not careful.

College Senior

Majors: As a criminal justice major, I am planning on an internship with Homeland Security. I shadowed a special agent previously and I was convinced by the end of the day that that was what I wanted to do with my life. I am concerned about finding an internship since they just changed the program that HSI accepts interns and no one could really give me any advice about it. Also, I am not bilingual, which gives others a leg up over me.

College Senior

Majors: There are not many difficulties of getting into the criminal justice major at my school. I believe it requires that you cannot go below a 2.5 and cannot get any D's or F's. As long as you meet those requirements, you're ok.

5 College Senior

Majors: As a Criminology major, I love every aspect of the major. I would do it again in a heartbeat. I plan to go into Homeland Security or the Drug Enforcement Administration. I am a little concerned about finding an internship because I have to go through the intern coordinator, who talked down to me and was discouraging me by stereotyping me as "a typical blonde girl who is only interested in criminology because of the TV shows". Other than that, I have shadowed a special agent in HSI and has assisted me in a few things here and there.

4 College Senior

Majors: I love the classes and the professors in my major. The only thing I don't like, is that it's almost impossible to find classes to take.

College Sophomore

Scholarships: I'm not too sure about the scholarships offered at fsu. The only scholarship I receive is Bright Futures which is not given by FSU.

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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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