Florida State University Reviews

4.26 out of 5 stars
(89 Reviews)
  • Tallahassee (FL)
  • Annual Tuition: $18,786
96% of 89 students said this degree improved their career prospects
97% of 89 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

4.1 out of 5 stars
Rama - 12/26/2019
Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2015
"Florida State University is an exceptionally wonderful university where possibilities are endless. Florida State University is best known for its vast amount of research opportunities and offers extracurricular activities and volunteering efforts for students to become more involved with the Florida State community- this also serves beneficial when looking into attending graduate school. Many degree programs are offered at this institution and the skills learned in the classroom will prepare any individual for the career path of their choosing. At Florida State University, professors make sure to put great efforts into their lectures and accommodate students for office hours when additional help is needed. The 'Biological Sciences' degree program was phenomenal and as you begin to dive into more specialized courses, it becomes apparent that the professors are truly passionate about their career and are willing to assist students in beginning, advancing, and building a desired career path of their own."
3.9 out of 5 stars
Marissa Salas - 12/24/2019
Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 1997
"Florida State University was the best decision of my life. I had the opportunity to go to any school in Florida but heres why FSU was the best. Community. There is a special feeling that you get when you step on to this beautiful campus. There are people that you find that are just as excited and inquisitive. School spirit and a sense of belonging. I attended FSU as an undergrad and grad student and joined many organizations including the well regarded Marching Chiefs. I worked as a graduate assistant and adjunct right after I earned my Masters. I really wanted to stay but decided it was time to test the professional world outside of Florida. But still, because of its amazing alumni connections, I had job interviews lined up in Boston and had to turn down the job offer in Tallahassee that was offered to me through my department connections and academic achievements. My department was looking out for all of us and made sure we were prepared to enter whatever world we wanted to enter as professionals. I was encouraged to continue at FSU and it was extremely tempting. The FSU world is full of opportunities that make for a great life. But the FSU life never goes if you dont want it to. Many years later, I had FSU academic collaborations that led me even further down the academic road to a Ph.D. program. Continuing the relationships and engaging with my former professors and cohorts have made my life and me a better person. The chances are good that you will also find great personal and academic success if you attend Florida State University."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Christina Pulzone - 12/15/2019
Degree: Teaching
Graduation Year: 2019
"Florida State University has allowed me to grow as a person. Many colleges or universities attempt to use students to make their stats look better to the public. However, FSU shows students how they can be great at the university and provides resources for those students to succeed. I have attended FSU as an undergrad and grad student and held multiple jobs and positions in registered student organizations on campus. It's safe to say that I couldn't get enough time at this institution. The college of education at FSU has provided ample opportunity to work alongside other high school teachers and experience hands-on learning. Academic departments across campus provide students with staff support and technology, making it accessible for all students to succeed. This is a great way to begin building your network for internships and job opportunities after graduation. One of the main reasons I chose to attend FSU was the sense of community I felt from the first time I visited campus. The school spirit and pride could be felt as I walked around. Even with a large student population, its easy to get involved and find your home on campus. It still feels intimate, yet there are thousands of opportunities for academic and recreational activities. My greatest piece of advice for prospective freshman is to find a college or university that genuinely cares about its students and will help you be the best it can be, rather than using its students to be the best ranking school."
3.6 out of 5 stars
Calista Pappas - 9/28/2019
Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2018
"Throughout my undergraduate career, I experienced a variety of activities. I was adequately offered extracurricular and volunteer activities that would be fundamental to getting into graduate school. The programs and the experiences FSU has to offer was by far my favorite aspect of FSU. Sometimes the instructors lacked and were too focused on their individual research to be involved with students, answer emails, or provide adequate instruction during class. Many of the instructors did not seem loyal to FSU in my original program, Chemistry, which was why I had to switch majors. Although I had a few phenomenal instructors, who were passionate about their courses and were thoroughly involved with students' careers, many of them were outside of my major. I also experienced many problems with the financial office that had high turnover rates and inexperienced employees. As I aforementioned, the plethora of programs and student activities FSU offers are not to be missed. I was able to lead groups of students on volunteer outings for two years, get essential research and research leadership experience, and had a phenomenal study abroad experience. Florida State allows students many more opportunities for students to become involved, especially with research, than other universities. I advise that when you tour or look into FSU that you research and talk to professors in your individual department so you can see how your department is ran and organized."
3.6 out of 5 stars
Katie - 9/5/2019
Degree: Political Science
Graduation Year: 2017
"Florida State University is a wonderful school! Majority of my professors were amazing and very clear in what their expectations were in regards to assignments, papers, and tests. I do wish that my advisor would have been a bit more helpful in assisting me in choosing a major as I was a bit lost when I first started. The financial aid team was always super helpful in answering my questions, there was always a line at the office though so definitely carve out some extra time if you have to head there. I found that once I was in more specialized classes within my major you could really see the professors passion and see if you were truly interested in the subject. I would definitely recommend attending Florida State if you are thinking about it, there is nothing like walking on that beautiful campus!"
3.6 out of 5 stars
Quincy Ruckert - 9/3/2019
Degree: Economics
Graduation Year: 2010
"I loved attending Florida State University for a number of reasons, with one of the biggest being how well known the university is and how that stands out on a resume. Between the football games, basketball games, student life in general and the superb academics, Florida State University is an excellent choice for most people. I chose to major in Economics, and they actually require you to have a minor since there is only 36 credit hours of Economics classes needed to fulfill the program. I chose to minor in Business. While the Economics program was good, it was mostly the same class over and over where you essentially learned about supply and demand graphs. It really did not do anything to prepare me for the real world. I learned more in my Business classes to fulfill my minor requirement that I have been able to use in the workplace since graduating. The best thing about my Bachelors in Economics is that it is almost always a talking point when brought up about why I chose that over anything else. One of the main reasons I chose Economics was exactly that reason, to stand out when applying for jobs, as well as the hope of learning something I did not know. To be honest, I wouldn't change a thing when looking back other than I would have engaged more with the career center to learn about future careers and internships."
4.4 out of 5 stars
Andrea M. - 7/29/2019
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2019
"My experience at Florida State University was excellent. At Florida State, students are given a surplus of resources that help you turn your passion and interests into skills and experiences. I was able to work in several research labs along with side professors, get one internship, study abroad twice. All of this was only possible with the help of many advisors, professors, and other faculty members. It is a great place to find and build yourself."
4.0 out of 5 stars
Kelly Gomez - 7/24/2019
Degree: Writing
Graduation Year: 2018
"Florida State University really puts emphasis on each student. Going to advisers or even professors in the English department for anything, they go above and beyond for you. My program was freshly new when i first started, but one of the deciding factors that made me went to apply was the internship opportunity that they put a lot of emphasis on. Internships are vital. Having experience, while pursuing your degree at the same time is something that benefits you in the long run. I recommend students to their research, if interested in this program. Talk to advisers they will help you."
2.9 out of 5 stars
S Morris - 6/30/2019
Degree: Exercise Science
Graduation Year: 2013
"Florida State University is rated as a highly sought out university to attend in Florida. As much as I enjoyed the sports and the fun it was the rigorous curriculum I believe should prepare a person for the real world. I didnt have many lenient instructors, all of them were very structured and had great expectations. I would definitely say use the rate my professor to see which classes would be best for you."
4.1 out of 5 stars
AC - 6/30/2019
Degree:
Graduation Year: 2019
"Although FSU was not on my list of top colleges that I wanted to attend, I do not look upon my time there poorly. During my undergraduate career, I was able to establish myself in a major that I am happy with, meet wonderful people who will become lifelong friends, be a part of the honor's program, and participate in organizations that I admired. I am very glad that my time at FSU has allowed me to continue to pursue my career at a top-level graduate school. Go Noles!"
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