Location
Tallahassee, FL
Undergrads
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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4 College Sophomore

Nightlife: Always a Party to Go to – a lot of my friends tell me and i have experienced that if you want to go out and party you can, whether it is a house party or going out to a club or bar, there is always something good, depending on what day it is.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Fairly cheap apartment outside FSU. As low as $350/mo.

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2 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Unaware of Drug Usage – I sort of try to avoid this. FSU seems relatively safe, but Tallahassee could get sort of dangerous. Tallahassee can get pretty ugly if you venture to far from FSU.

1 College Sophomore

Parking: I recommend to anyone to just get a bike, because otherwise parking could easily steal 2 hours of every day.

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Great Selection. Florida State Univsity is located near the center of town, with several busses going out into the city which are free for college students, so dining off campus is a breeze even without a car. There are numerous locations, like Tiajuana Flats, a wonderful little Mexican restaurant just off campus with large portions and low prices. Numerous options for asian cuisine, sandwiches, you name it, even within walking distance of campus. You won't find many high class or good sit down restaurants near the campus though, for the most part you have to go down town for those.

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3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Drug Is Limited but Alcohol Is Not – So far, I've never seen or heard about anyone who do drugs, but I've heard and seen a buch of people going to drinking parties.

3 Recent Alumnus

Facilities: Facilities are good, there are some old buildings that have been around since the school opened. FSU is also continuing to build new and modern facilities.

3 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Housing: Housing is affordable, and off campus apartments have individual leases.

4 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: Student Friendly Dining – There are lots of places close to campus for food. Really good food, at prices that college students can afford.

5 College Senior

Diversity: Very Diverse Campus – there are people from all other the country and even other countries. there is a great spectrum of people and backgrounds on campus.

5 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Due to us being in the capital of florida we have alot of amenities that our provided of campus. The cost of living in tallahasse is very unexpensive and affordable.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: School Great – I absolutely love this school it provides a great educational base structure. Also one of my favorite things about the school is the school pride from all the faculty and students.

5 College Junior

Health & Safety: Very Safe – In Florida State University the entire faculty does a great job in making us feel welcomed and safe. They have an excellent police station within the school, which provides many services for us students. For example we have an app on our phones that we create with the universities police station with all our health related issues or emergency contact just in case anything happens to the students they are able to pull up our record. Personally one of my favorite features of the security at the university but there is many more things they do as well to keep us safe around campus.

3 College Senior

Transportation: The transportation system is great however, sometimes taking the bus will make you late to your class due to the route system around campus.

3 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: The city of Tally is nice, but honestly nothing special. I love the old southern feel to it and everything but if you are looking for something to constantly do, then this isn't the right city for you. I personally don't mind the city because there is so much to offer on campus but some people are slightly bitter about it. Oh, and the restaurants around here are pretty good too...try Mr. Roboto's, its SO good!

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: FSU has been one of the best things that has happened in my life. I love the campus, the social atmosphere, the classes that are available, the teachers, the school spirit, i love everything about it. I don't necessarily love my dorm, Dorman, but it's community style so you honestly can't expect too much. Everyone here is really inviting and friendly. Greek life is popular but you don't have to be a part of it to have fun. You do have to make sacrifices sometimes with your social life but I mean, giving up a few parties for school is obviously more important. But yeah, overall FSU is a great school!

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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greeks Are Popular but Not Necessary – Greek life is kinda a big deal right now, but its just the first week so all the girls are trying to show off their sororities. I think it's good to be involved, but not necessary for a fun time!

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3 Recent Alumnus

Parking: Has improved tremendously. From 2005 until now, parking services has added FOUR garages (going from two to six) and paved nearly every major lot on or near campus.

You'll still have to walk, but you can definitely *find* parking now at almost any time of day without circling/following people, if you know where to look.

3 Recent Alumnus

Academics: Generally mediocre; some positive exceptions. Preface: I'm a fairly demanding non-traditional student. I wouldn't have chosen this school for reasons less pragmatic than finances.

Pros:
For a large university, FSU is surprisingly interested in the opinions and well-being of undergraduate students. There's a relative abundance of undergraduate research opportunities.

Some instructors are very, very good. In my program, at least, I think the curriculum is at least good enough to compare against the upper echelon schools.

Cons:
Large class sizes. Too many older (tenured) faculty who are neither interested in instruction nor cutting edge research.

State budget cuts and political incompetence are ravaging Florida's higher education system.

State budget cuts have resulted in the loss of a lot of faculty. The better (adjunct) instructors are overworked or exploited (forced into teaching dregs prereq classes across the board) and are leaving in droves. Too many faculty/instructors forced into teaching courses that they are not particularly well qualified to to run.

Summary:
Acceptable, but only for the price. At a higher (closer to the national average) per-hour tuition charge, I'd rate it a C.

3 College Sophomore

Academics: The professors really do care that you do well in your major. The workload is doable and the curriculum is challenging. I haven't gotten a chance to experience any internships or job opportunities regarding the IT major.

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: Mostly White – There are mostly white students but quite a few other raises as well and it seems like everyone gets a long.

3 College Sophomore

Facilities: FSU is one of only a few schools in the entire country that has, not only an on campus circus, but one that the students can be trained to participate in! And it's free to watch for students.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: No Regrets – I decided to major in Japanese language and culture. It's one of the best decisions I've ever made. I don't have many concerns with finding a job with my major. Though, my main concern is that whatever career I do get, I want it to allow me to travel out of the country.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: Simple Enough – If you already know what you want to major in, just declare it when you apply to the school. If you don't know, then you can declare an exploratory major and just announce your chosen major when ever you've decided. And you can always go back and change your major if you need to.

4 College Senior

Scholarships: Was Easy. The financial aid officers are nice and organized. They are a busy department so be early with your information. The scholarships vary obviously.

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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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