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Tallahassee, FL
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28,733
Tuition (in-state)
$21,570 ($6,402)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Lot's of sketchy neighborhoods. However, the apartments are pretty cheap and love to please

3 College Junior

Drug Safety: Very many people do drugs and drink, but it is easy to avoid the drug scene. I have never been around drugs in college the way I was in high school.

3 College Junior

Campus Dining: There is a sufficient amount of restaurant, but it is not abundant

4 College Freshman

Facilities: FSU's campus is very aesthetically pleasing. Everything is kept up on. It's especially pretty in the fall when you're walking to class on the Legacy Walk. Facilities are nice enough. Libraries have new apple computers. You have a few good options to eat on campus, Starbucks always has a line. There's always an event going on where you can get free food.

5 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: There's a lot of Southern boys on campus. That's the majority. Then you have the few randoms from the north. When walking around you'll always see someone attractive. The sorority girls are always wearing their t-shirts, they don't wear anything else, even to the gym. Overall it's a great place to be and make new friends.

4 College Freshman

Facilities: The facilities of FSU are for the most part clean and up to date. There's always maintenance men blowing dirt and leaves off the sidewalks. Landis Green is a great place to lay out or get fresh air. The statues around campus are very appealing to the eye. There is so much you can get involved in, there's no way one could ever do everything they wanted, not that that's a bad thing! There's always something going on. Market Wednesdays break up the longevity of the week. The new computers in the Library are great, and the Starbucks inside is the perfect touch.

3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: In the dorms, you aren't allowed to drink but people do. As long as your quiet and discrete they don't check on you. But I wouldn't recommend it. As for at the bars it all depends, you'll hear about and learn to recognize undercover cops. If they ask you if you're drinking underage just fess up to it, or they'll hit you for a bigger punishment. If you get in trouble for drinking in dorms then the first offense is like a fine and a one page apology letter. They're isn't much to worry about, they understand it's a college town, just don't be doing anything to extreme.

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5 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: We joke that when walking to class you think you might have just seen the most beautiful girl on the planet, and then the next girl walks by and changes your mind. There is a reason why most rankings you'll see online have FSU as one of the best look colleges in the U.S.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There is apartments for everyone at FSU, You need to sign early usually around January and February the year before. But prices range from 400 to 700 a room depending where you live. Bus routes go to most of the apartments which is nice. Next year I'm living in a brand new complex and they are keeping it relatively cheap. A good amount of the complexes are gated. When the time comes just do some research online and it shouldn't be too hard to find what you're looking for.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Off campus housing is very easy to find and is typically a lower price for more space than staying on campus.

3 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: There is a mall close by, as well as many restaurants. Attitudes toward students are generally pretty nice. There are always FSU sporting events, but there are no pro teams around. Safety is good during the day, you just have to be smart at night.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Seeing as how it is the Capitol and therefore is a pretty big city, there are tons of great dining options. There are places that re reasonably priced as well as great date places. Some of the popular restaurants include Jimmy John's, Momo's pizza, Mr. Roboto's, Gordo's, and so many more. There is somewhere always for your price range. Some places have student discounts, but I get coupons in the mail pretty frequently.

3 Recent Alumnus

Nightlife: There are a lot of places to go to and there is also a great variety

3 Recent Alumnus

Parking: Figuring out the appropriate times when people are leaving or going to class is easy but otherwise, parking on campus between the hours of 9-2pm is very difficult. It is not as bad on Fridays since most people don't have classes on Fridays.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Honestly, some of the off-campus housing around here is located in an area that might be considered "sketchy," but there are so many nice places to live off campus. They usually have a pool and a laundry facility, and in most places maintenance requests are taken care of quickly.

4 College Senior

Computers: Multiple computer labs all around campus; in the library and often in other buildings.
There is wifi all around campus in which any student can connect. There are often outages on blackboard every semester.

5 College Freshman

Facilities: All of the facilities are in great condition and offer a lot of activities!

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: There are usually police on campus and there is also the blue trail.

4 College Senior

Diversity: FSU is a mostly white school however I still see people of many other races walking around campus and FSU as a suprisingly large number of foreign exchange students. People of all different economic statuses attend school here as well as people of all different religions, beliefs, and sexual orientation

4 College Senior

Facilities: On any given day on FSU's campus there will be an activity of some sort going on. Wednesdays FSU has market wednesdays where vendors will set up in the union and sell anything from handmade clothing to dvds. Landis Green is a popular hangout spot where you can witness anything from students jousting in medieval gear, to a group of guys tossing a football around, to girls tanning on towels on the grass.

2 College Senior

Campus Strictness: FSU is certainly very strict about it's parking- you will definitely get a ticket or get towed if you park in the wrong space! As far as underage drinking goes, don't leave any bottles out in your dorm or they will be confiscated but as long as they aren't in plain sight and you aren't too loud drinking you will be fine. Most of my friends have gotten an MIP at one point or another so just stay smart.

4 College Senior

Facilities: Florida State has a beautiful campus. Even though it is a large school, it feels very small and welcoming for its size. The library is newly renovated (completed about 3 years ago) as well as the William Johnston Building which has state of the art tutoring centers and plenty of areas where you can sit and study between classes. About half the dorms or new or have been newly renovated while the other half resemble prison cells. Students love the football team here.

4 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: There is always something going on in Tallahassee! There are tons of on campus activities that appeal to everyone at FSU! Whether it be a free movie at the SLC, or a concert at Club Down Under, a free even at the Union, or just chilling on Landis. Also, there areseveral popular hangouts around the school that are popular with things going on every night. There are clubs like Coliseum, Lit, and Bajas where you can spend a friday night with friends, and also The Strip is close by. Another fun thing to do on the weekend if the weather is nice is to go hangout at the Rez, maybe play some volleyball and go swimming. My favorite thing to do is go to Paint a Pot on campus to unwind. In addition, all the people I have run into have been extremely friendly and helpful. The overall atmosphere here at FSU is friendly and welcoming. Feels just like home.

5 College Freshman

Transportation: Transportation at Florida State is great, there are many options including the many bus routes, the night 'nole( a safe call-in ride for nighttime), biking, and others. The buses that run around the Florida State campus are free for students and have different routes to main off campus locations including stores and housing.

5 College Freshman

Nightlife: The nightlife at Florida State is one of the best parts about this school. There are many options that include fun for just about any audience. Transportation is not an issue as the school has bus routes that go to all the major places. There is never a dull moment on any given weekend at FSU.

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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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