Location
Tallahassee, FL
Undergrads
28,733
Tuition (in-state)
$21,570 ($6,402)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 4865 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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5 College Sophomore

Facilities: I love the gyms on campus and the volleyball opportunities as well as the equestrian team. I grew up riding horses and participating in sports and love that I can continue those activities during my time at FSU.

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: Free campus bus service as well,as city bus for students, free movies, new engineering school which I appreciate since I am an engineering student.

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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Always there if you need them. Even have an escort service and self-defense program.

3 Recent Alumnus

Majors: The biology department has brand new facilities and student labs. I enjoyed the program. Some classes were more enjoyable then others and you are required to take some classes that may not match with the field you are hoping to go into. There is a lot of work involved. Some teachers are better at presenting and helping with the material than others. If you work hard and apply yourself you can work in professors labs.

3 Recent Alumnus

Drug Safety: It all depends on who you hang around with. Drinking was more popular and there was some peer pressure but there could be great consequences if you are caught in the dorm with illegal substances or drinking underage

3 Recent Alumnus

Facilities: There are many new buildings on campus that are great, but there are still some areas of campus that need to be updated. The university is working to build a modern campus. The new student health center is extremely nice and convenient and the science buildings are top of the line.

3 Recent Alumnus

Facilities: Beautiful campus, all the new science buildings are fantastic. The student government is working hard to make sure student activities and facilities are fun and pay for facilities to be open late during exam weeks and provide refreshments. Lots of organizations to join so you can find your place if you are willing to try. Always something interesting in the union.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are many off campus dining options that are great! For example, Jimmy John's subs has available delivery until midnight. The cost is very convenient for students and there is a huge variety. All of the dining options are at a close walking distance from campus and the best places would definitely be...Mr. Robotos and Momo's Pizza!

4 College Freshman

Majors: Although I do not currently have an internship, I've heard that the internships with FSU are incredible. Many students travel abroad for their internships and come back saying that that was the best experience. FSU has a known study abroad program that is very popular. Although pricey, there are always scholarships available for students and it is definitely worth it! Also, side note, the best times for students to study abroad are during their first and second years of college as opposed to the third and fourth when there are more heavy concerns such as graduate school applications, graduation, etc.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: For first year college students, it is a great experience to live in the dorms. As freshmen, it is an opportunity to meet new people and to potentially make life long friends. The halls are usually quiet during quiet hours but those rules are not followed all the times. As for convenience, living in the dorms is great because there are no worries for parking. For Freshmen, it is the best to live on campus to get a better feel and understanding of the campus.

4 College Freshman

Facilities: Landis Green is a huge space in the heart of campus for students to relax and study and catch up on homework. Not only do many students study on Landis Green, many students bring their dogs for a nice walk and play frisbee. Students even tan at times! Landis Green is in front of two libraries at FSU that are incredible. Strozier Library provides printing services as well as a tutoring section. Strozier Library has five floors, all with plenty of tables and computers to use. Also, there is a Starbucks available 24/7 as long as Strozier is open. Social activities are also held at "Club Stroz" at times! Goldstein Library is also right next to Landis Green. Goldstein has a more quieter and studious reputation. Goldstein Library also has a couple study rooms with white boards for students to use.

5 College Freshman

Facilities: There are many programs such as the CARE program that serve solely to help first generation students. Many recipients are first generation students and CARE knows that the college experience may be overwhelming. However, in CARE, there are printing services, networking opportunities, as well as tutoring and computer lab services.

4 College Freshman

Transportation: The bus system is wonderful. They have an App for Apple and Android devices that will have a map of where all the buses are and their ETA's of when they will arrive at a bus stop. The only reason I give an A- is because some routes need an extra bus or two. Sometimes, the buses are very full and you will have to wait awhile for the same bus to come around with less people.

3 College Freshman

Campus Dining: It's very hit or miss. Some days it is very good and provide many choices. Some days I ask what is going on in there heads. Efficiency is something the dining halls lack. Lines will be long and they will take there sweet old time.
I recommend Fresh Foods over Suwannee. FIGG is also a great option for lunch located in the stadium.

The Student Union also has SubWay, Freshens, Papa Johns, Chili's, Polo Tropical, and some others that are all good.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Many blue-lights around campus. Provide Safe Connection to take you where ever on campus during late hours when you don't feel safe walking. Police are present and are reasonable.

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3 College Senior

Academics: It can be better. Teachers are so huddled with doing there on research that their classes lack creativity and make learning fun. But i don't blame them FSU has a mandatory research policy to work at this school.

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5 College Senior

Transportation: Public transportation is really good in tallahasse. Although, it does not run 24 hours like some, you can always have an available bus schedule. FSU has one of the most efficient bus system. They have this iPhone and blackberry app that allows you to track the travel of you desired bus to eliminate unnecessary wait time. The cab system is also really good. Pricey but good.

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4 College Senior

Guys & Girls: Florida State university, is like miami florida. You are going to get a lot of people from all walks of life. the good this there is something for every one, racially and culturally. PS: the women are very hot as well and the men are just to die for. Well some at least. However, for a person like me that is caribbean i wish i can see more of my native accent in Tallahassee.

3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: If you get caught drinking or smoking, you get sent to the student code court, which I dont know much about. I have known people who got sent there for getting caught drinking and smoking and they did not get expelled, so its not that bad.

3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Most of the guys here are pretty nice and polite. They always open the door for me and are just overall pleasant. There are some guys however (mostly frat guys) who are the typical douche bags. But thats pretty normal.

2 College Freshman

Scholarships: The last 2 semesters I have been at FSU they have messed up my financial aid refund. This semester they did not tell me that they used up my refund for another issue, and it took me a month and a half to even find that information out. Employees are not very helpful.

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: Florida State has the best sports programs period!

5 College Junior

Athletics: This school has awesome basketball and football teams. The school spirit is amazing. Football weekends are CRAZY! I am not an athlete, but as a fan, I can say that you will be very happy to support your teams at FSU

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4 College Junior

Academics: I am a liberal arts student -- started out in Latin American Studies. The program closed but opened again. The professors know their stuff. Most of them try to make what could be dull interesting. I have also taken some womens studies and writing courses. They have been great!

4 College Junior

Academics: I came here for one program which was closed right after I got here. Buy I picked another one and it has been great. There are tons of opportunities for service, with chances to meet friends. I participated in a Freshman Living and Learning Community which was also helpful. Teachers are good. The resources are many. Class choices are many, too. Overall, the academics are great.

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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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