Tallahassee, FL
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$21,570 ($6,402)
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Reviews 4938 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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1 College Senior

Drug Safety: Alcohol and drug visibility is really high at my school. Drinking is the most popular activity but I have witnessed other drug related acts such as smoking.

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3 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: The atmosphere on campus is incredible. However, the area directly around the school is not the best. While there are many restaurants and the downtown area is neat, there isn't very good shopping and not many attractions. The safety on campus is great. The attitude toward students is almost always nice as well.

2 College Sophomore

Parking: Parking on campus is horrible. While permits are free (included in your tuition), there are very few overnight parking areas and some lots can be confusing to know if it is overnight or not. Tickets are very expensive and sometimes you can be towed.

3 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: During the day things are pretty safe, after dark you need to be aware of your surrounding.

1 person found this useful Report
5 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: Team is on the rise and looking good. Off to a great start this season!

3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Multiple different personalities around FSU's campus

4 people found this useful Report

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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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