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Try to include these in your review - Accessibility from where you reside. Commuting options to university Accessibility to Local groceries, malls & banks. Nearest city around and options to get there.


Florida State University owns 476 acres including a Heritage Grove with 14.8 lakh square feet of buildings, the campus is beautiful with lush green patches. At the heart of the campus, is a 1.2 lakh square feet fitness facility with multiple basketball courts, pools, intercollegiate sports facilities and spaces for recreation. The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art spacing 1.5 lakh square feet, has over 10,000 objects which include paintings, sculpture, drawings, prints, photographs, etc. The only National Laboratory of Higher Magnetic Field is located on this campus.

Also, Florida State University Libraries house one of the largest collections of books (3.2 million volumes) in the state of Florida. Robert M. Strozier library is the main library spread across 7 floors, is located in the historical central arena and runs 24 hours. The other libraries on campus are Paul Dirac Library, Claude Pepper Library, Warren D Allen Library, Harold Goldstein and the Law research Centre Library. Interestingly, the Suwannee Food Court in FSU is inspired from the Hogwarts dining area from the film Harry Potter.

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For the first-year students (6500), it is compulsory to live on campus. There are 18 residence halls designated for on-campus living mostly falling into Suite Style Halls and Apartment Style Halls. The historic student housing residence halls located on the eastern half of campus includes Broward, Bryan, Cawthon, Gilchrist, Jennie Murphree, Landis and Reynolds. Off-campus housing includes College Place Apartments ($740), West 10 ($579), 601 Copeland ($819), etc. In the end, living on-campus or off-campus will cost you about the same- $16,000 which is just a little higher than the national average of $14,000.


With over 2400 faculty members (including one Nobel Laureate), the faculty to student ratio is1:24. Some classes can be very large but the professors don’t let it affect your experience, yet 33.3 percent of it is fewer than 20 students. Popular majors are veterinary, physics, music, film, criminal justice/safety studies, psychology and English language and literature. Some of the world-renowned faculty who taught at FSU are Mark Messersmith, Lillian Garcia-Roig, and Emeritus Professor Ray Burggraf (environmentally focused paintings), Robert Holton (cancer drug research) and many Nobel Laureates, Pulitzer Winners, and winners from National Academies of Science, Engineering and Arts.

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Their Career Services centre is called the Dunlap Success Center providing services of on and off-campus job interviews, career planning, assistance in applying to graduate and professional schools, internships, fellowships, co-op placements, research, and career portfolio resources. Average $44,000 6 years after graduation. There is a great entrepreneurship scene going in Florida. Part-time internships are difficult to get because of the location but full-time really depends on the individual. SeminoleLink is FSU's Career registration system linking students and alumni directly with employers. SeminoleLink is interestingly the largest network of career services and recruiting professionals in the world. Different opportunities available to the students are Co-ops, Academic Internships, Experiential Learning, Student Employment Program and Job Shadowing Opportunity.

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