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

Facilities: I have loved the Social Work program. It is exciting to be a part of a program that will support my future goals. I am in a distance learning program. It is designed to allow me to work and attend school. The professors have been awesome. I now look forward to this last year and a life-long goal finally being achieved.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: There is a lot of school pride, football is huge here. They constantly send emails out about when the games are and how to get tickets. It is easy to get tickets and go to the games.

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: It's a huge school so there is a ton of different people/styles. Definitely a lot of attractive guys and girls depending on where you hangout. They are not always the most friendliest people if they don't know you.

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: Florida State is really good at engaging their students in their sports. They send informative e-mails, make sure that everyone that wants a ticket knows exactly hot to get it. The workout facilities are also fabulous and always clean.

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3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I received reasonable amount of financial aid. You have to be responsible and go to the office frequently because over the phone they will give you the complete wrong information.

3 College Sophomore

Parking: Parking on campus can be stressful if you don't get there on time. I prefer taking the bus but when I've had to drive I make sure I get to campus at least 30 minutes before my class starts. Cars that are parked incorrectly are frequently being ticketed and fined but they're just doing their job!

4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: On a daily basis the students walk around in a rush from class to class. Typical sweat pants with a tank or a sweatshirt is what is often seen. There is a vast amount of students with different styles. There are a majority of students who do put time and effort to look presentable and professional for their classes to show respect to their professors.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Drugs are not that big of a problem on this campus. The consumption of Alcohol is the main concern.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The newer dormitories like Degraff and Wild Wood are well organized and maintained. Older dormitories like Smith and Sally are not as well maintained, but the experience is well worth it. College is a learning pool of how to overcome situations in life. It all starts with your living environment. Make sure you choose right.

2 College Senior

Campus Housing: I lived in one of the older dorms at FSU and it wasn't very clean or updated; however there are many other newer dorms or off-campus options.

4 College Senior

Guys & Girls: The guys and girls at FSU are known to be very attractive and highly social.

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4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Surprisingly, almost everyone here is really nice to look at. When you hear the rumors about how pretty the girls are here or how hot the guys look with their shirts off running around throwing frisbees, believe them. ;)

3 College Freshman

Parking: While parking in the garages can get a bit hectic sometimes, even though is says GARAGE FULL, there's usually a few parking spaces that haven't been accounted for. Also, there's parking on campus that isn't in the garages, it's more so along the streets on Landis Green or in parking lots around campus. Just be sure to get there early if you want or need a good spot.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: Varsity sports here are a HUGE thing. Everyone adores going to the football and basketball games, because of the rush of seeing all those people wielding the tomahawk.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: Most of the Greek Life here is for service, which is great!

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I have never felt unsafe on campus, but there are plenty of safety precautions if one does feel unsafe.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: The restaurants around here are normal to other college towns. Fast food, bars, sitdowns, cafes... All types of food within walking distance or take a bus.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Some of the buildings are very old such as Kellum, Smith, and Salley. Regardless of were you stay if you will enjoy yourself all depends on room/suite/floor mates and the RA. Residence halls on the west side of campus are usually cheaper and older the opposite for the east side. Check out http://www.housing.fsu.edu/ for more info.

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4 College Freshman

Transportation: There is a stop for the bus almost everywhere at FSU and its free regardless of campus or city bus, as long as you have i.d. When the buses aren't running there is a Safe bus that will carry you anywhere on campus.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: As far as drinking goes if you aren't falling over the police usually wont stop you. With smoking, inside of residence halls its much more strict because everyone smells it. Other than that everything is pretty relaxed from what I've seen.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Lots of great restaurants within walking distance of campus. Many ethnic restaurants in driving range as well. Lots of sushi and Chinese food is close by. Plus the classic fast food joints for a small quick meal are littered around the surrounding area.

4 College Freshman

Weather: Great weather almost year-round. Not much of an autumn season and during winter it can get a little cold out. Nothing extraordinarily unbearable. Humidity is not as bad as people think. It is very easy to get used to.

1 College Freshman

Parking: Parking at FSU is infamously terrible. The common rule of thumb is to arrive on campus at least an hour before your classes start in order to ensure a spot.

4 College Freshman

Computers: All computers have the latest software needed to complete any assignments given. Printing is extremely cheap in Strozier and the network around campus is fast and reliable. Sometimes wireless connectivity is a little spotty in crowded lecture halls because of everyone else's computers, but overall it is very good. Not much need for personal printer but a personal computer makes things a lot easier.

5 College Freshman

Nightlife: I am not a big partier, I don't drink and I get tired at night. But from what I've noticed, there is ALWAYS something to do or somewhere to go!

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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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