Campus Strictness

Tallahassee, FL
Tuition (in-state)
$21,570 ($6,402)
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4 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: Never had a bad experience.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: The tobacco free campus is not working because students do not get a punishment for smoking on campus.

4 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: It's not difficult for students to do what they want to do but neither are the RAs inattentive.

2 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: When I first came to this school every incoming student, and their parents, were given presentations on how "strict" FSU was on a student's academics and enforcing campus rules on safety and drug/alcohol use. It felt like scare tactic that didn't work on many students. Now that I've been going to FSU for a few years, enforcement is kinda a joke. I know and hear of people who get away with breaking many rules of conduct. For me, my morals and values are in line with following FSU's rules so this is not a problem. As far as academics go, some professors could care less of your grades and then some are extremely strict. It's a bit unbalanced.

3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: A lot goes on unchecked around here but when they do notice stuff that's against the rules they're not going to ignore it


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 212nd
    Strictest Honor Code
  • 354th
    Best Campus Police
  • 1260th
    Most Lenient Parking

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Cheryl Justis
Daytona Beach, Fla.
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Over the past several years, FSU has been trying to tone down the party-school reputation and put more emphasis on academics and athletics. Underage drinking is the biggest problem on campus, and the FSUPD are ever-vigilant when it comes to monitoring on-campus festivities. The quiet, subdued affairs generally don't have any problems. When things get loud is when the FSUPD steps in. This is not to say you still can't have a good time. On-campus parties are frequent, especially during football season. However, to avoid trouble with the school, it's best to party off campus. Just be aware of what you're doing, keep things under control, and party smart. Respect the police and they'll respect you.

Campus police don't play around when is comes to underage drinking. FSU has a strict policy about that, as well as drug use. Expulsion is not unheard of, and several Greek houses have been censured by the University. As long as things are kept under control, the campus cops won't break up the party. As soon as things begin to get rowdy, be prepared to see the blue flashing lights pull up outside. The main thing to watch out for is the Tallahassee Police Department. They have established a Party Patrol that not only roams the streets, but also responds to neighborhood complaints. These guys do not mess around. If they show up, expect them to write a ticket or two. If they don't show up, you have nothing to worry about. If you don't get too loud, you should be fine.

Facts & Statistics

Students Are Most Likely to Get Caught...
  • Bringing food or drink in a cluster
  • Cheating
  • Downloading copyrighted materials
  • Drinking underage
  • Making too much noise in your dorm
  • Parking illegally
  • Running stop signs
  • Sending unsolicited e-mail (spam)
  • Skinny dipping in Westcott Fountain
  • Trespassing

Student Polls

Rate strictness of administration policies on the following topics    Based on 315 responses

Very strict
Very lenient
  • Alcohol use in dorms
  • Attendance
  • Creating new student organizations
  • Drug use
  • Honor code
  • Noise violations
  • Parking
  • Protests/demonstrations
  • Underage drinking
  • Visitation in dorms

How do the campus police or safety officers affect your campus experience?    Based on 355 responses

  • 1% Very negatively. They treat everyone like criminals.
  • 2% Fairly negatively. They're only interested in breaking up the fun.
  • 52% Fairly positively. They're pretty easy to get along with if you respect them.
  • 45% Very positively. Officers are kind and helpful.
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