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Tallahassee, FL
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28,733
Tuition (in-state)
$21,570 ($6,402)
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Average
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4 College Senior

Majors: I had an unpaid required internship. All students in my major were required to complete an internship in the final semester of the program. Internship was 512 hours, and an amazing experience. It gave me the opportunity to apply all that I have been learning and tested me to be as professional and knowledgeable as possible. I was at an agency for at risk youth that aimed at preventing girls from entering into the juvenile justice system. I was a counselor that worked with them on progressing and monitoring them through their goals.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I feel like the Greek students feel connected. However, non-Greek students see them as a cult who only care about themselves.

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4 College Sophomore

Weather: The weather is pretty good. In the Fall it is slightly cool and never too cold. In the Spring it gets pretty warm but never to hot that you sweat by just getting out of bed lol

4 College Sophomore

Academics: The science program is great at FSU. All the teachers are very helpful. However, sometimes they are hard to understand because of accents or their awkwardness.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: The academic aspect of FSU is very high. Obviously not the highest in the state, but it is very respected. Teachers are very helpful but some can be really snobby.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: They have a good system that basis off of first come first serve. The dorms are well kept except for the older buildings, which are pretty gross.

4 College Senior

Campus Housing: At FSU, on-campus housing comes on a first-come, first-served basis. Typically, freshman are stuck in the bad dorms of Smith and Kellum. But there are a special group of kids that get to live in Landis, which is one of the best dorms on campus. It's clean and right across from Landis Green, a popular tanning spot. We also built a new dorm hall so there are more living options for students.

I strongly believe that Smith and Kellum should be demolished.

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4 College Senior

Health & Safety: I think our FSUPD and our brand new Health and Wellness Center (new building that was recently built, and more resources and medical equipment) are amazing! HOWEVER, because FSU lies in an area of Tallahassee that is somewhat stricken by poverty, there do tend to be muggings once or twice a semester. I wouldn't walk alone in some parts of the campus at night, but there is the SAFE bus that you can call them and they will pick you up and take you home (as long as it's in a certain radius of campus).

3 College Senior

Diversity: Even though the majority of people at Florida State are Caucasian, I still feel as if the school is still very diverse. There are clubs and organizations that cater to every type of religion and ethnicity and no one really feels left out. I guess the diversity can be a bit better though.

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Everyday you see at least 1 new attractive person.

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Lots of student apartments are available throughout town, and usually there is one within any price range. They are usually well used but perfectly suited for a poor college kid. Sometimes parking can be rough, so always park in visitor spots or get a visitor badge if you are visiting friends. Or park in public parking lots like Winn Dixie or in street spots like me.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: I see all kinds of nationalities, races, ethnicities, genders, sexualities, and religions roaming the campus. Right now, in the cafeteria, I see 2 white boys, 1 white girl, 2 black girls, a black boy, and an indian boy.

3 College Sophomore

Nightlife: Not a fantastic variety, but all students can go to most of the bars unless you're under 18.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I live in a great dorm, but there are a few on campus that you might not want to get stuck in. All except one are on campus and very convenient.

4 College Freshman

Academics: There are many interesting classes offered at FSU, and many great professors I have enjoyed learning from. The registration process changed this semester and some bugs are still being worked out, but I think in the future it will be easier to register.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I got lucky with the dorm I got placed in. It is suite style and very nice, but some of the community style dorms are a little run down and not as nice, but they aren't terrible.

3 College Senior

Drug Safety: Have classes and programs to help student on this topic of matter

2 College Senior

Health & Safety: At any college the health rate would not be all that, although since Ive been a student I think that it is getting better.

5 Recent Alumnus

Drug Safety: Policy enforcement on Drug Safety at Florida State University is excellent. Through out my college years I never seen alcohol or usage while on campus.

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5 Recent Alumnus

Transportation: Florida State has buses that can take you all around campus. In addition to the buses on campus all Florida State students ride the city buses for free as well.

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5 College Sophomore

Majors: As an accounting major, I am extremely content with what FSU has to offer and what my future looks like. The professors are supportive and go out of their way to help anyone in need.
My career goals include going to law school and working in corporate litigation. Going to law school always has its risks, but I am confident in my ability to find a job in my field.

4 College Sophomore

Transportation: If an individual needed to access FSU's transportaion, my advice would be to arrive at the bus stop early. Although the buses have a "set schedule", the bus drivers tend to take frequent 3-5 min breaks stopping the bus completely.
If an individual was driving their own vehicle, my biggest suggestion would be to leave your apartment or house at least 30 min before the class. The parking garages and lots tend to fill up rather quickly. However, SGA has created an application for iPhones and Androids that show how full each parking garage on campus is, which helps in gauging where you need to park instead of just driving around campus aimlessly.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Professors: FSU, just like any other university, has a large number of professors that range in professionalism and likeability. Although many university officials condemn the use of sites such as "Rate My Professor", these are honestly your greatest tool for choosing the right professor.
Curriculum: FSU has consistently challenged me since day one. The curriculum is up-to-date and student friendly.
Registration Process: Florida State just recently created a brand new registration process that makes registering for classes easier. It does take some time to navigate through the system, but it is much more useful than the former process.
Workload: The workload varies between degrees, but staying on top of work and studying is essential to passing classes.
Special Study Options: Most, if not all, of the classes offered at Florida State University have special study options that range from TA-led reviews and tutoring to organizations not affiliated with the university.

4 College Junior

Majors: A wide variety of undergraduate programs available

5 College Junior

Transportation: Buses are regularly available and have a wide route

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Cheryl Justis
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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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