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Tallahassee, FL
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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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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: A lot of variety is offered, yet it would be a little more convenient if some of the more popular restaurants were closer to accommodate those who don't have reliable transportation, especially their own vehicles.

3 College Sophomore

Nightlife: Nightlife activities are conveniently located near the campus and is enjoyable since the location has more than one bar/club at that location. It can be a little less fun than expected since of course you have to be 21 to drink. A cab isn't necessary since as stated before, these bars/clubs are really close to campus.

3 College Freshman

Campus Dining: Pre-prepared food never beats home cooked meals yet it is still edible.

3 College Junior

Majors: I have not done an internship, but I do hope to have one. This brings forth some concerns about finding an internship because of my lack of employment experience.

5 College Junior

Majors: The process of getting into my program is typical of other admissions process. You submit transcripts, GPA, standardized test results (GRE, GMAT, etc.), statement of purpose, and recommendation letters. The most difficult challenge I had to encounter was taking the GRE and getting a good to score to submit into admissions. The most important criteria for admission is your GPA. Most admissions decisions are based on GPA first, then standardized test results.

3 College Junior

Majors: I am just starting with my program. However, I am positive that I will be satisfied with my program. This program is needed to achieve my career goals, which is to be eventually employed in my field of study and does bring some concern about finding a job. My concern is my lack of work experience in my field.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Florida State provides a service online that helps students find off campus housing and most of the apartment selection are at reasonable price. The price is usually per bedroom and not the actual cost of the apartment. Meaning that instead of renting out apartments, they are renting out bedrooms. Making single bedroom apartments more costly then apartments with multiple rooms.

5 College Junior

Health & Safety: The campus police are always on watch at Florida State. There are poles scattered around campus with emergency buttons. Once one is pressed, the police will show up immediately. Also, they have microphones and speakers, so you can speak with a dispatcher as well to notify them of your emergency. You will always be safe on campus, just as long as you don't go out looking for trouble.

5 College Junior

Guys & Girls: In a nutshell, Florida State has the prettiest girls in all of Florida. Most of the students there are in great shape. I mean, it's Florida. We have the beaches. Everyone tries to stay in great shape. The gyms are always packed. I can guarantee that not once will someone walk through campus without seeing a member of the opposite sex and not wanting to say hi. I've never been disappointed with the girls at Florida State. Some of them can be pretty stuck up and hard to get along with, but there are still plenty of them that will be willing to talk to you!

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4 College Junior

Facilities: Every place you can go to on campus serves the purpose that it is there for. Oglesby Union provides plenty of hangout opportunities, dining, and provides many late night events for the students. The rec centers on campus are HUGE, and will provide you with everything necessary for a great workout! You won't be disappointed with anywhere you go on campus.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: There are plenty of dining options on and off campus. Most of the off campus dining options are literally within walking distance from campus. Many students will leave campus in between classes to go grab a bite to eat at places like Chick-fil-A, Jimmy John's, and Moe's. None of these places are too expensive and fit great in a college town.

4 College Junior

Facilities: The campus is incredibly beautiful. I catch myself walking through campus just to be able to look around and really feel it. The Greek life is very popular among the majority of the students, and you can always find something to do. The communications program on campus is fantastic, and the film school is one of the top film schools in the nation. There are plenty of opportunities that await at Florida State University.

3 College Senior

Health & Safety: There was a call this last semester saying that there was going to be a shooting and no students got warned or was aware about this phone call amde to the department.

3 College Senior

Parking: The garage sometimes indicates that the garage is full when it actually is not.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: It depends on how much you're willing to pay, how far you're willing to drive, and what you're use to.

5 College Sophomore

Transportation: The campus buses take you all over campus as well as to the store and mostly all off campus apartments.

5 College Sophomore

Transportation: The buses are always there when you need the. All you need is your fsu id.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: I am in the process of applying for an international internship in London as an art history major. My advisor and the people in the international programs office have been very helpful in pointing my in the right direction for deadlines, applications, and scholarships. The faculty and staff here at FSU want you to succeed and will help you in any way that they can.

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4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Florida State is filled with all kinds of people. Sure, there are southern bells and classic frat boys, but there are also people who have a very vintage style, there are hipsters, musicians, and artists. People dress to be comfortable - you'll see some girls in sundresses and others in gym shorts and t-shirts. Since FSU is so big, it is not hard to find a group of people you fit in with. I am from New Jersey but I found it very easy to fit in down here, even though some people thought I might experience culture shock.

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4 College Sophomore

Diversity: The spring of 2013 was my first semester here at Florida State University. I give this campus an A for diversity. Since being here, I have met so many people from different cultures and backgrounds. I now have friends from Jamaica. The school I attended before FSU only had about 1,500 students and there was little to no diversity. At FSU, students are exposed to so many different backgrounds and cultures and these cultures are celebrated through different cultural events held throughout the year.

4 College Sophomore

Weather: The weather at FSU is hot and humid! There is also a lot of rain in the afternoons, which can be annoying. But the weather is usually like beach weather.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: There is a WIDE diversity of people at FSU. This includes people of different minorities, economic backgrounds, and all the others above. The only downside about having international students is that most of them end of teaching a class. Therefore it is hard to understand and communicate with them, which is frustrating.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: The strictness at my school is moderately lenient. Police do their best to enforce the rules. However, there is only so much that they can do to protect the students. As long as students are not obnoxious, then the police will let you go.

2 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Drugs do not seem to be an issue at FSU. However, drinking is much more common. Considering there are many clubs around Tallahassee, the majority of students are big into alcohol.

5 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Tallahassee is an amazing city with a lot to do. We have the State Capital, museums, and many more.

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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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