Tallahassee, FL
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$21,570 ($6,402)
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Reviews 4909 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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3 College Junior

Diversity: FSU is predominantly white. Of course, I see people of other races and religious affiliations but their size is negligible. Being from Fort Lauderdale, I've never sat in a classroom with more blonde heads than brunettes, so this fascinates me.

9 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Computers: There are PC and Mac computers available for use for students in multiple libraries and computer labs on campus. Printing is also available in the libraries. Wireless access is available everywhere on campus.

10 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Majors: My major is Communication Science and Disorders. It is a limited access major, which means only a certain amount of students are accepted to the major. I enjoy all of my classes, even though they are difficult. All the professors in the major are very helpful and want to help their students succeed.

4 people found this useful Report
4 College Student

Off-Campus Housing: Many new apartment places have been built this year and are amazing and close to campus. It is reasonably priced and many of the come furnished, are gated, have free parking, and come with a pool.

12 people found this useful Report
5 College Student

Athletics: I love attending all the football, baseball, and basketball games. FSU has an amazing amount of school spirit and support for all of its athletics. Everyone looks forward to the sport seasons.

5 people found this useful Report
5 College Student

Guys & Girls: FSU is known for its beautiful and tan girls, and its hot and fit boys.

8 people found this useful Report
3 College Student

Parking: You need to leave 30 min early to find a spot close to your classes unless you have 8am classes.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Nightlife: I am not involved in many activities when it comes to partying. However, there are many pep-rallies, club/social gatherings, and other events I sometimes attend. There are public buses that transport students to where they desire to go. House parties can be attended for free-the food, music, and entertainment let you enjoy yourself while you celebrate and mingle with others.

4 people found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Drug Safety: There are very few incidents in which alcohol or other drugs are used on campus. The staff at my school are pretty strict about the usage of drugs. If a student is using drugs, they may suffer minor consequences. There is sometimes peer pressure to enhance drugs and even smoke. Many people just want to fit in and be a part of the in-crowd. Therefore, they give in to peer pressure and make the wrong choices.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Parking: My high school(Boynton Beach Community High School)requires all upper-classmen to have a parking deco. I deco is a pass you must show to faculty and staff. If you did not purchase one, your car will be towed and a fine will be submitted. My school provides a parking lot specifically for students and another for visitors and staff.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Scholarships: Hard to find but easy to get when you find something that actually works. Not enough scholarships available to make the student comfortable about money issues.

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Weather: Florida weather with 2 seasons. Hot and humid or dry and nice

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Academics: I am a Mechanical Engineering student and my program is no joke. It is difficult but doable, there are some helpful teachers and some unhelpful teachers but usually if you ask the right questions they try to answer. Workload is crazy, I am alive thanks to caffeine. Curriculum is busy and it makes sure you understand the material. Facilities could definitely be better, our library has been renovated and bigger classrooms opened but some parts of the college definitely need renovations and upgrades. Graduates have found jobs in 2-3 months of looking for them. Internships are common.

1 person found this useful Report
2 College Junior

Parking: It is bad. Transportation services are trying to improve it but it will continue to be bad since everyone has a car. Bus services are unreliable so while a car is not a must it definitely saves time and frustration. Permits are free for 1 vehicle. Ticketing is mostly strict but read the rules before and don't get into trouble. Parking is alright if you decide to park farther and walk more.

3 College Junior

Computers: Wireless not always dependable. I own a computer and not a printer, I could have done without a computer but it would be a hassle depending on busy times of the year. Generally you'll always find a spot within 5 minutes of waiting though.

5 College Senior

Local Atmosphere: Coming from a pretty small town, Tallahassee came with a bit of culture shock for me. Tallahassee is huge, but everything any student could need is never more than a short walk away. My freshman year, I didn't even have a car and I got by just fine! If you are feeling like a nice swim, FSU's "Rez" is a short bus ride away, and the historic Wakulla Springs isn't too far either! Some of my best memories have been made soaking up the sun at Wakulla!

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Senior

Computers: Around midday, of course, the library is packed with students trying to grab a computer, which can be frustrating sometimes. Regardless, if you make a few laps, you are bound to find someone just as they are leaving. It can be fun, I suppose. Something like a scavenger hunt?

5 College Senior

Athletics: The level of school spirit at FSU never fails to astound me! I am proud to call myself one of the seminole family!

3 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: Tallahassee is definitely a college town. I would not be living here if it weren't for FSU, but its definitely grown on me the longer I've been here. It is a little run down and not the prettiest, cleanest and lower income, but I still like it.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Greek Life: Greek life is very prevalent at FSU, you can't walk around campus without seeing a greek shirt being worn. It can be nice, but also not so nice. It just depends on the situation really. I've notice that sorority girls can be really nice on their own, one on one, but if there is a group of them, sometimes they're not as kind. Some frat guys are really nice, and some jerks. But they're everywhere so you get used to the members and the sororities and fraternities.

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Health & Safety: I feel completely safe walking around campus during the day time, and if I'm walking alone at night, I just try to be more aware of my surroundings, I'm not very scared, just more alert. There are emergency blue light stations almost everywhere on campus that connect you directly to the police if you need help which is nice. Health wise, there's always a back to school cold that gets passed around, which is to be expected of such a large university. FSU just built a new health center and its beautiful, and relatively convenient to use.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Mix, there are good looking people, and some not so good looking.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Guys & Girls: There is an interesting mixture of guys at Florida State.

3 College Junior

Scholarships: I received an adequate amount of financial aid. With Bright Futures and Florida Prepaid I was able to pay for my tuition and most of my books. But, it would be helpful to have some more money for books and to possibly help with living expenses. Also, being able to save up money for graduate school is a huge priority.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Facilities: Campus life at Florida State is one of a kind. There is always something fun going on. Especially at the Union, there is market wednesday where a bunch of vendors come out, along with all of the clubs. There is also always something going on at Landis Green. Last Friday the weather was beautiful so everyone was laying out in the sun, flying kites, and playing soccer. There is never a dull moment.


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Cheryl Justis
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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