Location
Tallahassee, FL
Undergrads
28,733
Tuition (in-state)
$21,570 ($6,402)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 4896 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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2 College Junior

Greek Life: For the most part, the Greeks are service oriented

5 College Junior

Transportation: The transportation at FSU is awesome. Buses run often

5 College Junior

Academics: Florida State University has a wide variety of courses available for every type of student

4 College Sophomore

Majors: I am currently studying Hospitality and Tourism Management, as well as Spanish at FSU and I love both of them. The classes are intriguing and the teachers in these majors are great. The advisors for my majors are excellent they let me know what classes I should be taking each semester to make sure I am on track at all times. They also host a "Job Fair" where local and non-local businesses come and set up booths to speak to you about their companies. The Hospitality sector at FSU really makes an excellent effort to help their students find jobs and internships. Within my first year they helped me get a job at The Breakers Hotel in Palm Beach, Florida, which is where I hope to end up when I graduate. Everyone involved in the Hospitality and Tourism Management major is eagerly helping me attain my goals one day at a time.

4 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Tallahassee is a great place to be as far as colleges go. Florida State University is located in the capitol of Florida so there is always something going on. It can be known as a party school, but that is only because we have so much pride in our sports teams. Football season at Florida State University is life changing! The campus itself is incredibly beautiful with mostly brick buildings and the stadium is awesome! Nightlife is big in Tallahassee and the strip is always fun to go to, but there are clubs as well. The food is well college food, cheap. Outside of the city there are hiking trails and sink holes which make Tallahassee a pretty well rounded place to be!

4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Strictness: Really depends on how you see this one. The campus police are pretty strict and I thought that was great because it made me feel safer. Other people might think that this will cramp their style but I thought my safety was more important than some other things.

5 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: The athletics are great at FSU. Varsity and IM sports are both really popular. Are teams are pretty great all around and are students have some of the most school spirit around. The athletic facilities are great for athletes and also surprisingly great for students.

3 Recent Alumnus

Local Atmosphere: There are a lot of clubs and places to eat. There are also farmer's markets and festivals and many other things to do. It has the best of a city and the best of a small town. Could use a little more performing arts besides what is provided by FSU.

5 Recent Alumnus

Academics: The advertising program is great. Really small classes and classes that really prepare you for internships and your first job. I am still using things I learned in the classes and I'm on my second job!

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: The closer to campus you are, the more hectic living is. There are plenty of quality apartments for cheap if you are willing to just live more than 5 minutes from campus. They also tend to be safer.

3 College Senior

Parking: There is plenty of parking available, but unfortunately, it's difficult to provide ample parking for a huge university. The bus system is convenient, if long, but most times I have to park at the LDS church next to the medical building as a last resort, and that only works if you're LDS like I am.

3 College Senior

Weather: Tallahassee weather is great, rarely gets too cold, though it is somewhat muggy in the summer. The campus can get flooded, it doesn't have the greatest drainage system.

5 College Junior

Nightlife: There is always something going on either on or off campus, especially if you take part in FSU Greek life. However, even if you don't there is always something to do, be it house parties, clubs, bars, sporting events, or campus events.

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3 College Junior

Health & Safety: FSU takes safety quite seriously, which in my opinion is a good thing. We have the blue light systems throughout campus, an FSU PD station on campus, many night time transportation options, and strict entry into most campus events.

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4 College Junior

Majors: As a Music Therapy major, I have really enjoyed my classes and learned so much. Florida State has one of the top research programs in music therapy. The professors at FSU are very important and well known in the music therapy field and have many connections. My goal is to to find a job that will make good use of my skills and that will expose me to help many people. Finding a job may be difficult, but the professors and advisers are very helpful.

5 College Junior

Facilities: Everywhere you go on campus no matter if you know people or not they are always so friendly! Thats one of the things i love most about FSU it's very easy to make friends here and usually everyone knows someone close to you like one big happy family!

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3 College Junior

Parking: Sometimes parking can be a pain especially if your late. you have to get up really early to get a good spot by your class, but if you dont mine walking then you can park and take the bus.

5 College Junior

Athletics: Athletics is very huge at our school. Students can get in games free of charge with valid school ids. Also students also have a huge gym on campus with very nice staff and always willing to help you out with anything. We have a ton of IM sports which are very diverse!!

5 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: Everything is either in walking distance or very close to school. Students don't have to pay for parking or riding the bus which is very convenient and the bus runs every 5 to 10 minutes so you would never be late!

3 College Junior

Diversity: There are a lot of different ethnic groups but mostly are born in America

5 College Freshman

Majors: As a student hoping to go to medical school, I will most certainly look into internships because they are very important for experience, something highly valued when applying to medical school. Currently, as a freshman, I am applying to volunteer at a local hospital in the summer while I am on break. I am hoping to get some hands on experience and gain knowledge on how a hospital runs and what is expected of the employees who work there.

4 College Freshman

Majors: I am currently enrolled as an Exercise Science major and I thoroughly enjoy it. I am transferring to Dietetics because the major has all of the same prerequisites as Nursing. Both Dietetics and Exercise Science are under the same category at FSU and the teachers are all wonderful. I have no complaints so far with my professors and the work load is not too strenuous, but every major requires a lot of studying.

3 College Freshman

Campus Dining: The dining halls are decent, but don't have much variety. After a couple weeks of eating the same food, you tend to get tired of it. Usually students who purchase a meal plan at FSU use up their flex bucks really quickly and are left with no choice but to eat at the dining halls the rest of the semester. I can't complain with the on campus food establishments though. Mom and Pop's is always a great quick bite to eat between classes or on the way to the library. We also have a bunch of great places in the Union such as Subway, Pollo Tropical, sushi, and Papa Johns.

3 College Freshman

Majors: Personally, I've switched my major twice already and found it relatively easy to do at Florida State University. The only real difficulty is switching into Nursing, which I want to do. Prior to applying for the program at the end of my sophomore year, I must make sure to take all the prerequisites required for the program and send in an application before the deadline. The important criteria include a GPA of around 3.8, unweighted.

College Freshman

Campus Strictness: I wouldn't really know about this one because I've never gotten into trouble nor do I know anybody who has gotten into any trouble.

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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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