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Florida State University Campus Life

Campus Size

Large Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 3,191 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 15 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

55% Women
45% Men


NCAA Division I-A

Atlantic Coast Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $853,677)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $260,398)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 107 220 Yes -
Baseball 38 - Yes -
Basketball 16 20 - Yes
Football 116 - - -
Golf 7 8 - -
Soccer - 29 Yes Yes
Softball - 26 Yes Yes
Swimming and Diving 41 30 Yes Yes
Tennis 8 8 Yes Yes
Volleyball - 17 Yes Yes
Badminton - - Yes -
Bowling - - Yes Yes
Court Sports - - Yes Yes
Cricket - - Yes -
Cycling - - Yes -
Equestrian - - Yes -
Fencing - - Yes -
Field Hockey - - Yes -
Flag Football - - - Yes
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - Yes Yes
Gymnastics - - Yes -
Ice Hockey - - Yes -
Lacrosse - - Yes -
Martial Arts/Self Defense - - Yes -
Mountaineering/Climbing - - Yes -
Outdoor Fitness/Recreation - - Yes -
Roller Hockey - - Yes -
Rowing - - Yes -
Rugby - - Yes -
Table Tennis - - Yes Yes
Water Polo - - Yes -
Water Sports - - Yes -
Weight Lifting - - - Yes
Wrestling - - Yes -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.8%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3.4%
Black/non-Hispanic 10.5%
Hispanic 11.1%
Non-resident alien 3.5%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 1.3%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 69.4%
Percent of students with disability 6%

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Daycare on campus for children of students
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, meals per week can vary

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Marching Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Pep Band
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
  • Opera
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Student Newspaper
  • Yearbook
  • Television Station
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • Navy ROTC
  • Air Force ROTC
  • International Student Organization
  • Student Government
  • Campus Ministries

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 1
Drug Law Violation 123
Liquor Law Violation 124
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 4
Property Crime 130

Notable Alumni

  • Barbara Harris (Class of '78), Editor of Shape magazine
  • Burt Reynolds (Attendee '58), Award-winning actor and director
  • Deion Sanders (Class of '88), Athlete
  • Jim Morrison (Attendee '62), Musician
  • Lee Corso (Class of '58), College football analyst for ESPN sports
  • Norm Thagard (Class of '66), Astronaut
  • Richard Simmons (Class of '70), Diet Guru
  • Rita Coolidge (Class of '67), Two-time Grammy Award-winning vocalist
  • Robert Urich (Class of '68), Actor
  • Alan Ball (Attendee '80), Academy Award-winning writer of American Beauty; creator of HBO's Six Feet Under
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Alix from Oconomowoc, WI
  • 4
  • Whether you chose to live in the on-campus apartments, suite style dorms or community style dorms you are bound to meet new friends and get involved.…

  • Jan-06-2012 Read More
  • Samira from Tallahassee, FL
  • 2
  • Dorm life is a very hit-and-miss type of situation; there are a lot of people who get lucky and end up either in single rooms or with roommates they like…

  • Jan-08-2012 Read More
  • Kaitlin from Frankfort, IL
  • 3
  • The honors dorms are definitely the nicest so if you get accepted to the program definitely accept for even this factor. A lot of suite styles are nice the community…

  • Nov-27-2012 Read More


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • riley
  • May-13-2016 I am a current student here

    i actually did not have a meal plan, but i've heard that the staff is so nice and that the food is usually decent. when it comes to on campus dining options, the new chick-fil-a is really great, along with other places like subway, 24 hr dennys, and chilis.

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  • 5
  • shianne from milton, fl
  • Mar-30-2016 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    there's a lot of shops around the campus, and a lot of good food in the area. my favorites were the sweet shop right off campus, and wells brothers bar and grill (also known as monk's). there's also a lot of good sushi places, sandwich shops, and other cafes. it also has an insomnia cookie shop, which delivers fresh cokkies at 3 a.m !

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  • 4
  • May from Quincy, FL
  • Dec-30-2015 I am a current student here

    The campus has a wide verity of restaurants you can choose from, most are really good, though a few are rather lacking.

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  • 3
  • Anonymous from Miami, FL
  • Dec-20-2015 I am a current student here

    Many kids complain about the dining halls but we still eat it. It's not the best but we can definitely hold out until we live off campus. Those who are commuters don't usually eat at the dining halls and eat off campus or at our food court/restaurants like Chilis, Chick-Fil-A, Pollo Tropical, Papa Johns, Freshens, Starbucks, etc.

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  • 4
  • Colton from Tallahassee, FL
  • Dec-15-2015 I am a current student here

    FSU is constantly expanding the option's spread on campus. Tallahassee, as a city, has a fairly wide array of restaurant options though. Go explore.

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  • 5
  • Ashley-Marie, Current Student
  • Dec-14-2015 I am a current student here

    FSU literally has everything you could need on one campus. We have a 2 Starbucks, a Chick-Fil-A, Subway, Polo Tropical, Freshens (smoothies), Papa Johns, Salad Creations, Einsteins, Denny's, a mini grocery store called the Trading Post, Chilli's, and so much more! There are also numerous restaurants in walking distance from the University (so close, it's basically on campus).

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  • 4
  • Billie, FSU Student: Fall 2014 - Spring 2018
  • Nov-27-2015 I am a current student here

    We have two dining halls - Suwannee and Fresh Foods. Mrs. Killings is the greeter at Suwannee and is the sweetest woman. We have multiple chain restaurant options across campus and near campus, including Chick-fil-a, Chili's, Chipotle, Panera, and an abundance of pizza places.

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  • 5
  • anthony from Saint Cloud, FL
  • Aug-02-2015 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    Plenty of healthy choices as well as the 1000 Starbucks' on campus. You will learn which places are cheapest and which are more expensive.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • riley
  • May-13-2016 I am a current student here

    i am actually involved in greek life. it has given me most of the friends that i have today and it is a really good way to get involved. i highly recommend it!

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  • 0
  • Grant from Tallahassee, FL
  • Dec-30-2015 I am a current student here

    Huge here at FSU, there's a fraternity or sorority for nearly everyone. I definitely recommend rushing to figure out if it's for you or not.

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  • 0
  • Anonymous from Miami, FL
  • Dec-20-2015 I am a current student here

    I do not know much about greek life. We do have a large amount of students involved in greek life and participate in many different organizations and causes.

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  • 0
  • Ashley-Marie, Current Student
  • Dec-14-2015 I am a current student here

    FSU has four greek councils: NPHC, Panhellenic, MGC, and IFC. Each council has really diverse members who often have high academic standards, a plethora of leadership positions on campus, and participate in philanthropies throughout the year. FSU also has fraternities and sororities that identify with your major, volunteer work, etc. The NPHC and MGC organizations can be found strolling during Market Wednesday's in the Union, which features live music with a DJ, and tons of RSO's tabling.

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  • 0
  • Brianna
  • Apr-26-2015 I am a current student here

    We have the best Greek life in the state of Florida. The houses are BEAUTIFUL and there are many Greek events throughout each semester.

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  • 0
  • Tyler
  • Jan-12-2015 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    A lot of greek life

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  • 0
  • Sofia from Hollywood, FL
  • Jan-12-2015 I am a current student here

    Greek Life is super important at FSU. Most of the people you meet are going to be involved with Greek life in one way or another. However, joining in on Greek life is not essential to having a good time at school.

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  • 0
  • Matthew from Clermont, FL
  • Jan-04-2015 I am a current student here

    Greek life is not largely visible on our campus like it is on other campuses around Florida (UCF for example) but there are definitely many fraternities and sororities that are visible on campus.

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