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Campus Housing

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5 College Junior

Campus Housing: The university offers a good range of options when it comes to dorms, the housing process it quite easy, it has a very social atmosphere, some dorm options are quite cheap while others are more expensive, and everything is within walking distance.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Suite-style dorms are very easy to adjust to. Very clean and easy to walk to all classes. RA's are very helpful and friendly.

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The housing is absolutely amazing! The dorms are very spacious, renovated, clean, and new ones are even being built right now. RAs conduct social events with free food for their hallways every couple of weeks. The halls themselves even have social events as well for the whole entire residence hall, a great way to meet new people! Many of the dorms are in the middle of campus, so they're not too far from classroom buildings.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I lived in Reynold's Hall during my first year. I was lucky enough to have a decent sized room but a lot of things still bothered me in it. It wasn't the cleanest when I moved it so that's a major issue for me. However, I heard a lot worse things from other residents in alternate dorm halls so that made me feel somewhat lucky. For the price of dorms, I don;t particularly think that it is worth living there. Although it is convenient to live so close to class (therefore no driving and parking), it's definitely not worth the cost of dorms plus the FORCED meal plan.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: i have lived on campus for three years now, and i absolutely love it!

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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
7,303
Average Housing Costs
$5,980
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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