Florida State University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (61)
Great university with a broad option of careers and degrees to pursue both at an undergraduate and graduate level. Academics and athletics are both outstanding, and there are many opportunities to join clubs and organizations that are of interest to you.
There is no question that FSU has some of the brightest minds teaching in the field of exercise physiology. As I moved forward in my academic career I continually found myself referring back in information and topics that were first introduced to me in FSU College of Human Sciences. I owe my core knowledge and working skill set to the professors at this institution.
Since I was a little girl, I had always dreamed about attending Saint Mary's College in South Bend, IN. After being accepted and starting school in the fall of 2013, I realized I had made a huge mistake. I decided to transfer to Florida State University after my freshman year of college. I was extremely nervous going from a school with about 1,400 people to a school with over 30,000 people. However, I could not be more thankful for that unique experience at such a large institution. FSU's campus is simply breathtaking and there are so many opportunities in which to get involved, whether that may be through extracurricular activities on campus or local internships around Tallahassee. I was able to partake in Greek Life where I met other girls with the same interests as me. I also tutored in the Reading and Writing Center and was a content editor for Her Campus FSU--an online publication for college women. In addition, FSU offers so many wonderful professors who are enthusiastic about the material they are teaching. I majored in Editing, Writing, & Media--a program I simply adored, along with the majority of my professors (in fact, one of my professors helped me greatly with editing applications to various law schools and wrote me a letter of recommendation). Due to the fact that my major did not require as many courses as other majors, I was able to complete two minors (one in General Business and another in Communications) along with a Graduate Certificate in Publishing and Editing--and I still graduated on time! I would have never had those same opportunities at my previous college. Overall, FSU became a second home to me and I am forever thankful for the education and experiences the school gave me. I highly recommend giving Florida State a chance if you are considering applying. You will not regret it!
Attending Florida State University was one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. The school is very well rounded as far as having great academics, sports, and campus life. I learned a lot during my time in school and have been deemed over-qualified in many job interviews. There are activities and clubs on campus for every person and there is so much room to be great at Florida State. I didn't want my time to end but I left school with everything I needed to be prepared for the next stages of my life!
Florida State University gave me the opportunity to gain more knowledge, network and build a lifelong career. While at FSU I had the opportunity of serving as the president of the minority business society, gained membership in Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., earn multiple internship opportunities through Inroads and many many more. I reccomend attending FSU because of the resources on campus and in the city of Tallahassee as a whole because it is a college town. My first job after graduation with Duetsche Bank was earned due to networking at a FAMU event which is another campus across the street from FSU.
Florida State University is a beautiful campus filled with wonderful faculty and staff that are eager to help you reach your full potential. The large majority of my teachers were helpful, friendly, and skilled in their field of study. If I ever had questions about my course work or needed help, my teachers usually delivered quick response and action. The housing on campus is also a high point of my experience at FSU. It was a pleasure working with my residential advisors and I got to know many of the students, including my roommates, during my stay. One of my biggest priorities when choosing a school was to go somewhere that I felt safe. During my time at FSU, I can honestly say that there was never a point when I felt unsafe or in danger. There are safety stations across campus where you can alert campus police of any trouble you may be in and the campus police always responded very quickly. Overall, Florida State University is absolutely an amazing place to get an education. Based on my stay, tours of other colleges, and talks with friends that attended other colleges, I can honestly say that I would not have wanted to get my bachelor's degree anywhere else.
As a Florida State University Alumni, reflecting on my undergraduate enrollment earning a Bachelor's in Nursing Science at Florida State University, I am undoubtedly confident that I attended one of the best programs nationwide. The professors at the College of Nursing fully prepared me, both academically and clinically, for great success in my profession. Earning my degree at FSU provided me the necessary tools to become a prestigious intensive care unit open heart surgery registered nurse. My instructors were knowledgable of all covered content, highly accessible to students, and passionate in regards to the success of their nursing student body. This program provided me such a superb education, I sought no other school for entry to my Graduate Studies in pursuit of my Master's in Nurse Anesthesia. I am excited and eager to learn from the best, yet again, working towards my professional and academic goals.
Florida State is a great place to be at school. I'm not a fan of the school's administration, and I think there are issues that need to be addressed at FSU. The school is not as diverse as I'd have liked, but that's true for many institutions. The University has accepted problematic gifts from donors that I feel have compromised the school's integrity, and the process by which the current President was chosen was very problematic. The Student Government is often overwhelmingly influenced by a subset of the student's population that is not representative of the views and interests of the student body as a whole. That being said, the people that I met (fellow students, faculty, and people in the area) and opportunities that I had at FSU have greatly impacted my life. The school is located in a great city (Tallahassee, Florida) that has space for a wide range of interests. There is a great art scene (theatre, comedy, a good music scene, anything you can hope for), an opportunity to involve yourself in state politics, and people, especially faculty and staff at FSU, who cal help you find whatever else you may need. It isn't perfect, but FSU is a really great place to go to school.
The educators in the Sport Management program were great to work with and helped students with practical experience opportunities. The best part is the ability to network with peers due to the small class. I am now going back to school for my Law Degree and am able to do so because of my past experience at FSU.
Florida State was one of the best decisions I have made! It truly kick-started my advanced education career and gave me advantages both inside and outside of the classroom. My college experience taught me the importance of networking and I have formed life-long friends because of it.