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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Rama
  • Reviewed: 12/26/2019
  • Degree: Biology
"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."
Marissa Salas
  • Reviewed: 12/24/2019
  • Degree: Social Sciences
"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."
Christina Pulzone
  • Reviewed: 12/15/2019
  • Degree: Teaching
"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."
Calista Pappas
  • Reviewed: 9/28/2019
  • Degree: Biology
"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."
Katie
  • Reviewed: 9/5/2019
  • Degree: Political Science
"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!"
Quincy Ruckert
  • Reviewed: 9/3/2019
  • Degree: Economics
"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."
Andrea M.
  • Reviewed: 7/29/2019
  • Degree: Psychology
"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."
Kelly Gomez
  • Reviewed: 7/24/2019
  • Degree: Writing
"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."
S Morris
  • Reviewed: 6/30/2019
  • Degree: Exercise Science
"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."
AC
  • Reviewed: 6/30/2019
"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!"
Deanna
  • Reviewed: 6/12/2019
"I loved my experience at Florida State University, receiving a bachelor's degree in Music Education. My freshman year, I lived on campus in Cawthon Hall, which was for mostly music students. I had a great time there, with awesome roommates and three classes in my dorm. All the courses, from ear training, to music history, to class piano, to orchestra, to cello studio, to private lessons, to educational were enriching and life-changing. I felt very prepared to enter into my professional field when I completed my degree and graduated. I would highly recommend it to any student."
April Gibbs
  • Reviewed: 5/11/2019
  • Degree: Psychology
"Florida State University is truly a unique university. It is located within Tallahassee, the capital of the state, along with two other major schools, FAMU and Tallahassee Community College. The schools all work cooperatively with each other in several departments. We are also the center of political activity within the state which can provide some exciting opportunities to be involved political and with activist groups. FSU is the smallest land area school but it's also beautiful. Several libraries are on campus which are incredible. The food on campus is not the best but they are always striving to improve the Union. Parking garages are also increasing, but parking is still an issue on campus. Professors actually care about their students and you can schedule meetings with them about your future and they will actually give you good advice."
C Hall
  • Reviewed: 3/31/2019
  • Degree: Communications (Public Relations)
"My time at Florida State University was crucial to my growth and development as a person. Though I continue to learn and grow since I have graduated, so many of my experiences at FSU have truly shaped me into who I am today! FSU is a larger university, which may not be the best environment for everyone, but I feel that there are so many opportunities to shrink the university and build connections through either working on campus or getting involved in student activities, which really enabled me to get connected within the university. Everyone's experience is different, but my friends that I made at Florida State are some of the best friends I have ever had and are still a part of my life today."
James Williams
  • Reviewed: 2/27/2019
  • Degree: Exercise Science
"It was a great program & educational experience. I highly encourage future students to join a club/group that is related to what they want to pursue in their professional future. Being such a large school, there is a lack of 1-on-1 guidance that many students seek. Having a club with upper classmen to talk to really helped steer me in the right direction when I was coming close to graduating."
Sofia Helguera
  • Reviewed: 1/10/2019
  • Degree: Biology
"FSU is a great school and I would recommend it to anyone who wants to attend. The degree program, Exercise Physiology, is a very broad program that lets you go into any health related field later on. The classes are mostly science based courses such as chemistry, physics, biology, anatomy, and metabolism. There are opportunities for career fairs, networking events, organizations, and clubs; however, it is up to you to get involved."
Domllermut
  • Reviewed: 12/28/2018
  • Degree: Chemistry
"It is a great opportunity to study there. The gradschool quality I consider is high. The job as teaching assistant is doable, and you could learn a lot by teaching. The facilities are new. Florida State definitely has funding so you won't see problems with no having instruments or money for research. In general, I fully recommend it."
Austin
  • Reviewed: 12/27/2018
  • Degree: Business
"I highly recommend Florida State University's Business School for multiple reasons. First, I feel that the class difficulty in the Business School is challenging enough to make you think critically about the topics, and learn to solve problems which is a skill that is critical to have in any professional setting. I also always found the professors to be very helpful whenever I reached out to them. Of course there are the occasional lousy teacher, but in my four years, only truly felt my professor was not helpful in one or two classes. If you're someone who is looking to go into sales, the professional sales program at Florida State University is very good! The professors who run the sales club are amazing, and I've seen many students take great jobs right out of college because of the direction and teaching of that club. Overall, I was very happy with the knowledge that I gained in earning my Business degree at Florida State!"
Devin McCormick
  • Reviewed: 10/22/2018
  • Degree: Political Science
"The undergraduate program in International Affairs from Florida State University is one of the most rewarding yet challenging experiences of my life. The program is unique as it requires a student to take interdisciplinary courses that ultimately provide a student with a very holistic undergraduate experience that one can utilize in many different sectors. I personally learned a lot of information regarding social enterprises along with international affairs, which gives me a base when I search for occupations in veteran nonprofits!"
Rachelle Garneau
  • Reviewed: 8/8/2018
  • Degree: Fine Arts
"I enjoyed my undergraduate program, however I had a little different circumstances with it. I started school by going for nursing, so I had to switch into studio art after a year and a half. Because of this, getting my credits was slightly different than the average art student. I like having studios for every medium, and the support that professors gave me was very helpful."
Jana Hamade
  • Reviewed: 8/2/2018
  • Degree: Biology
"Florida State University was one of the best decisions I have ever made. The education I received from Florida State allowed me to continue the career that I had only dreamed of. I was very hesitant in leaving my family and living in Tallahassee but the second I got there I was sure I made the right decision. As a freshman it was very easy to meet new people and to get around campus. I didn't know what career I wanted to pursue and I changed my mind a bunch of times as a freshman, but the advisors always made sure I was on track to graduate within four years. The campus is absolutely beautiful with a little bit of a Harry Potter feel. The dorms are new and very close to campus as well as the off campus restaurants and activities. Theres a lot to do in Tallahassee over the weekends as well. The environment of the university was very welcoming. As my undergraduate years went on I began to be very interested in the medical field. FSU has a very good medical school and very good pre-health advisors to assist you in your post graduation plans. The biology and chemistry department are very technologically advanced and give a lot of hands on research opportunities. Theres also is a vast majority of clubs for everyone to get involved in. They range from social to educational and you will find at least 3 to fit into. The study abroad programs are available in countries all over the world and if they aren't in the country of your desire you can always do a work study where you please.The instructors always were there to help regardless of how difficult the class was. The financial aid at this school was very excellent and provided money for almost everyone who needed assistance to attend by offering grands and many scholarships. This campus is a chance for opportunity and growth. If I could do these 4 years over again I would."