Campus Housing

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

Campus Housing: I never lived on campus, but the dorms I visited were very nice, clean, and had responsible residents.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Everything is conveniently near you. You can see your friends often, however, they can interfere with studying.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I lived in a dorm Freshman year, and I knew soon after that dorm life is not for me. I like having personal space and time to myself, but living in a dorm means that none of that is possible. I did make some of my closest friends at school living on campus, but I am very happy to now live off campus. I think it comes down to the person when deciding if campus housing is good or not. I know of other students who love it and even of students who lived off campus for a year and then decided they would rather live in a dorm. But personally for me, a dorm just wasn't the right fit. But there is a diversity of housing and even programs called "Living Learning Communities" that create smaller communities based on a common interest in a subject. I lived in one of these LLCs and was the best decisions I made in regards to living on campus.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: It has its perks cause your directly on campus.

Some dorms are newer than others.

The rooms are a decent size, but no one in particularly likes living in a dorm.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: There are good halls and very bad ones. I got lucky with the hall I live in and it's still not exactly a castle compared to the better halls at other schools

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 210th
    Best Dorm Atmosphere
  • 783rd
    Shortest Walk to Class
  • 1119th
    Most Spacious Dorms
  • 1163rd
    Cleanest Dorms

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Cheryl Justis
Hometown
Daytona Beach, Fla.
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On-campus housing can be hit-or-miss. A small percentage of students love living on campus where they have all the amenities of home and are close to their classes. Florida State is working hard to renovate the older dormitories and bring them all up to par with the newer facilities, so the new and renovated dorms are very nice, and most are suite-style. The biggest downfall is that many are home to groups that you need to be a part of to live there, and anyone living in the East campus dorms must purchase a meal plan. As far as suggestions go, your best bet is to visit campus and see the dorms for yourself. It doesn’t hurt to ask around. Some of the dorms are fairly quiet and are better suited for the heavy studier, while others tend to house the late-night revelers. If nothing else, dorm living is a great way to meet people and make friends. Just remember, don’t expect it to be as nice as living at home.

FSU has been refurbishing the dormitories over the last few years, with favorable results. The upgrades include high-speed Internet access and modern conveniences, such as suite-style bathrooms and working elevators. The older dorms are livable, but they’re not the kind of places you’re going to write home about. They’ve seen better days, but they aren’t project tenaments, by any means. Relying on word-of-mouth is an excellent way to avoid the less-luxurious dorms. If you have no other choice but to stay in a dorm, consider it a learning experience.

Facts & Statistics

On-Campus Housing Available?
Yes
Campus Housing Capacity
6,566
Average Housing Costs
$5,694
Undergrads Living On Campus
19%
Number of Dormitories
14
Number of Campus-Owned Apartments
2
Best Dorms
  • Broward Hall
  • Gilchrist Hall
  • Reynolds Hall
Worst Dorms
  • Dorman Hall
  • Salley Hall
  • Smith Hall
What You Get
  • Bed
  • Closet
  • Desk and chair
  • Dresser
  • Ethernet connection
  • Free local phone calls
  • Security-card access
  • Small refrigerator
Did You Know?
  • Many of the dormitories are said to be "haunted," and Cawthon Hall has a haunted house for students to walk through on Halloween night.
  • Suites offer semi-private baths. There are two kinds of apartments offered. Efficiency apartments are one-bedroom apartments, and townhouse apartments have four bedrooms. Computer connections are offered in every dormitory. Television rooms, kitchens, recreational rooms, and laundry rooms can be found in every residence hall, as well.

DormitoriesWhat's This?

Broward Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 135
Bathrooms: Suite-style
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Suites (singles, doubles)
Special Features: Community kitchens, ice machine, in-room sink, laundry facilities, moveable furniture, rec room, self-regulated visitation, study lounges, TV lounge, vending machines; meal plan required.
Bryan Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 131
Bathrooms: Suite-style
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Suites (doubles, triples)
Special Features: Community kitchens, ice machine, in-room sinks, laundry facilities, moveable furniture, rec room, self-regulated visitation, study lounges, TV lounge, vending machines; meal plan required. Home to Bryan Hall Learning Community for freshmen.
Cawthon Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 297
Bathrooms: Suite-style
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Suites (singles, doubles, triples)
Special Features: Community kitchens, computer lab, ice machine, in-room sinks, laundry facilities, moveable furniture, patio, piano, rec room, self-regulated visitation, study lounges, TV lounge, vending machines; meal plan required. Home to Music Living-Learning Center and Women in Math, Science, and Engineering Learning Community.
DeGraff Hall
Floors: 5
Number of Occupants: 700
Bathrooms: Suite-style
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Suites (doubles)
Special Features: Community kitchens, ice machine, in-room sinks, laundry facilities, moveable furniture, rec room, self-regulated visitation, study lounges, TV lounge, vending machines; meal plan optional. Home to Social Sciene and Public Affairs Learning Community.
Deviney Hall
Floors: 7
Number of Occupants: 243
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Community kitchens, ice machine, laundry facilities, limited visitation, moveable furniture, patio, rec room, study lounges, TV lounge, vending machines; meal plan optional.
Dorman Hall
Floors: 8
Number of Occupants: 276
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Community kitchens, ice machine, laundry facilities, limited visitation, moveable furniture, patio, rec room, study lounges, TV lounge, vending machines; meal plan optional.
Gilchrist Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 229
Bathrooms: Suite-style
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Suites (singles, doubles, triples)
Special Features: Community kitchens, ice machine, in-room sinks, laundry facilities, moveable furniture, rec room, self-regulated visitation, study lounges, TV lounge, vending machines; meal plan required.
Jennie Murphree Hall
Floors: 5
Number of Occupants: 326
Bathrooms: Suite-style
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Suites (singles, doubles, triples, quads)
Special Features: Community kitchens, ice machine, in-room sinks, laundry facilities, limited visitation, moveable furniture, rec room, study lounges, TV lounge, vending machines; meal plan required.
Kellum Hall
Floors: 10
Number of Occupants: 538
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Built-in furniture, community kitchens, ice machine, in-room sinks, laundry facilities, limited visitation, rec room, study lounges, TV lounge, vending machines; meal plan optional.
Landis Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 402
Bathrooms: Suite-style
Coed: Yes
Residents: Honors Community
Room Types: Suites (singles, doubles, triples, quads)
Special Features: Community kitchens, ice machine, in-room sinks, laundry facilities, moveable furniture, rec room, self-regulated visitation, study lounges, TV lounge, vending machines; meal plan required.
Reynolds Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 243
Bathrooms: Suite-style
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Suites (singles, doubles, triples)
Special Features: Community kitchens, ice machine, in-room sinks, laundry facilities, moveable furniture, rec room, self-regulated visitation, study lounges, TV lounge, vending machines; meal plan required. Home to Wellness Lifestyle Program and Pre-Health Professions Learning Community.
Salley Hall
Floors: 8
Number of Occupants: 570
Bathrooms: Suite-style
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Suites (doubles)
Special Features: Community kitchens, ice machine, laundry facilities, moveable furniture, rec room, self-regulated visitation, study lounges, TV lounge, vending machines; meal plan not required.
Smith Hall
Floors: 9
Number of Occupants: 553
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Built-in furniture, community kitchens, computer lab, ice machine, in-room sinks, laundry facilities, limited visitation, rec room, study lounges, TV lounge, vending machines; meal plan optional.
Wildwood Hall
Floors: 5
Number of Occupants: 700
Bathrooms: Suite-style
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Suites (doubles)
Special Features: Community kitchens, ice machine, in-room sinks, laundry facilities, moveable furniture, rec room, self-regulated visitation, study lounges, TV lounge, vending machines; meal plan optional. Home to Nursing and Social Justice learning communities.

Campus-Owned ApartmentsWhat's This?

McCollum Hall
Floors: 6
Number of Units: 199 students
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Efficiencies (singles), two-bedroom apartments (doubles)
Special Features: Air conditioning, ice machine, laundry facilities, living/dining rooms and full kitchen in each unit, rec room, self-regulated visitation, TV lounge, vending machines; meal plan optional.
Ragans Hall
Floors: 5
Number of Units: 140
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Four-bedroom apartments (singles)
Special Features: Ice machine, laundry facilities, living room and full kitchen in each unit, rec room, self-regulated visitation, TV lounge, vending machines; meal plan optional.
Utilities included in rent.

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