Florida State University Reviews

  • 238 Reviews
  • Tallahassee (FL)
  • Annual Tuition: $18,786
96% of 238 students said this degree improved their career prospects
95% of 238 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

Joe Fraser
  • Reviewed: 6/10/2014
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"The FSU Graduate school offers a great Exercise Physiology program with terrific, motivated professors who are interested and concerned with the progress of their students. The only down side is the often lack of cohesiveness between the various professors within the department."
Danielle Lewis
  • Reviewed: 6/9/2014
  • Degree: Higher Education
"Florida State offers a great network for after graduation. There are no surprises here you know what you are doing and exactly what to expect. I love Florida State and I am glad to be a part of their graduate program."
Stephanie Vazquez
  • Reviewed: 6/5/2014
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"As a new student, I have been very pleased with the accessibility of the faculty. It seems like there are countless people that want us to succeed and actively solicit our feedback on activities and lessons. FSU has been a very welcoming place and I am looking forward the time I will spend here. The school is trying out a new curriculum so there have been a few bumps and bruises during these first weeks but the faculty definitely takes our opinions and experiences into account."
John McCoy
  • Reviewed: 5/18/2014
  • Degree: Performing Arts
"FSU has some of the best music educators of faculty with a strong musical environment supporting everyone. Some professors are difficult to communicate with due to their hectic schedules."
John Chung
  • Reviewed: 5/18/2014
  • Degree: Computer Science
"Florida State's computer science graduate program's greatest pro is its community of faculty and students. The professors here all have a great willingness to help students improve their understanding of the material. They strive to develop students into professionals that can analyze and execute problems at the highest level. Likewise, my peers/students have the mindset to improve themselves providing a rich environment of competition which undoubtedly raises the expectations for us all. However, the biggest con of the graduate program is its lack of funding. Students do not have access to the greatest software and many of times enough equipment to adequately carry out projects and labs. Moreover, the program does not have excess funding to grant scholarships to students within the program. However, regardless of the pros and cons of a graduate program, I believe I have the ability to persevere through the challenges I encounter throughout graduate school, at the highest level. That the cons of my program isn't an excuse for me, but a reason and motive to succeed in becoming a knowledgable and successful computer scientist."
Ryan Boyce
  • Reviewed: 4/1/2014
  • Degree: MBA
"Pros: Great faculty Financial aid available Internship opportunties Competitive Cons: Lacking in career placement Needs more networking opportunity with alumni Lack of tier 1 companies that recruit on campus"
Joe Fraser
  • Reviewed: 3/20/2014
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"The faculty and staff are wonderful and certainly have the students best interest in mind. There are plenty of opportunities to engage in research and study current literature on a vast number of topics in the health field. The drive for research at FSU can sometimes become overwhelming and you may feel left out if not working with a professor in a research lab."
Jamillah Williams
  • Reviewed: 3/20/2014
  • Degree: Social Work
"The pros are that you are in an environment that fosters learning. The professors are helpful, and there are many resources available on campus to meet your needs. The workload is heavy, but manageable. The cons? Some say it's easier than it should be for a graduate program. I disagree in the respect that what we need to learn may not require us knowing other information that is irrelevant."
Erica Chan
  • Reviewed: 3/17/2014
  • Degree: Film Production
"The faculty really cares about you and your growth as a filmmaker. I love the family atmosphere and even-level playing ground they set for all the students."
dani shoiock
  • Reviewed: 2/9/2014
  • Degree: Communications (Speech Pathology)
"It has wonderful staff that are supportive and approachable. The program is extremely organized and offers great opportunities for its students."
Elizabeth Smith
  • Reviewed: 1/27/2014
  • Degree: Criminal Justice
"This is my first semester as a graduate student. It was definitely a change but I love the program offered by FSU. The professors are absolutely amazing and are experts in their fields!"
Jackie Munoz
  • Reviewed: 12/8/2013
  • Degree: Nutrition
"The graduate program that I am currently enrolled in challenges students academically and provides a great platform to prepare us for our professional work. Although the program is very costly for an out of state student, the research conducted within this program is cutting edge and provides student with the latest information in the field. The program prepares students to become the best clinicians and health professionals possible."
Sarah Bradbrn
  • Reviewed: 12/5/2013
  • Degree: Social Work
"Overall this program is great at promoting social welfare and creates a great atmosphere among school peers."
Elise Thompson
  • Reviewed: 9/19/2013
  • Degree: Art & Design
"It's an interdisciplinary program, so all mediums are grouped together. Depending on how self-governed you are with your practice, and ability to make your own direction, you can feel lost in this program. It's very self-guided, and you make it your own (which can be good and bad depending on the student). You're strongly encouraged to work outside of your norm, which can be the 3rd pro or con. It depends on the student. If you want a lot of direction, and don't want to be challenged to try something new, then this program is not for you. However, if you are mature, and ready to take on new challenges and make your own education, then I would encourage you to consider Florida State University. Their financial assistance and ability to give all students, at least in my program, a graduate assistantship with the opportunity to teach the following year is definitely a pro."
Travis Braidwood
  • Reviewed: 9/17/2013
  • Degree: Political Science
"A highly intensive program that is heavy in empirical methods. FSU is a underrated. A recent report at the annual APSA meeting revealed that FSU had an extremely high placement rate, placing it well above normal metrics of quality."
Dolly Al Koborssy
  • Reviewed: 9/9/2013
  • Degree: Neuropsychology
"FSU has a great program in Neuroscience. The faculty is trying through the wide range of courses offered to prepare us well in the different fields of neuro. They also make sure to tell us about opportunities for more advanced and focused classes because they cannot offer all sorts of courses obviously."
Megan Moulos
  • Reviewed: 9/3/2013
  • Degree: Liberal Studies
"I love the Classics department at FSU. The entire school is wonderful. The major downside is the location. Tallahassee is pretty terrible."
Ashley Carter
  • Reviewed: 8/30/2013
  • Degree: Liberal Studies
"The pros of my graduate program include the extensive training and the education quality. The cons include workload and network. However, the workload and network is of high quality but there can always be minute improvements. Overall, my graduate program is great."
Melissa Sower
  • Reviewed: 8/22/2013
  • Degree: Liberal Studies
"My particular graduate program, in Art Therapy, is an outstanding one. The class size is perfect where professors are able to tailor to each students specific needs and questions. The program provides a great opportunity to find ones one niche in the field. Multiple practicums allow students to pin-point future career goals and to be well rounded individuals in the field. The only con would be lack of financial assistance. Although some is available, it may take some outside assistance as well."
Kawsar Sultana
  • Reviewed: 8/21/2013
  • Degree: Social Sciences
"Pros- With the MPH program, we have a wide range of job opportunities to choose from. From health management to public policy, we would qualify for all. Cons- The program is not yet accredited. However, it is in the process of accreditation and we have the final visit on September this year"