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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
  • 5
  • Olivia from South Florida
  • Feb-16-2015 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    FSU has lots of dinning options on campus, including several dinning halls and restaurants.

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  • 5
  • Tyler
  • Jan-12-2015 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    Meal plans are nice and extensive

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  • 2
  • Sofia from Hollywood, FL
  • Jan-12-2015 I am a current student here

    The food is kind of like the cafeteria food from your high school. Unless you eat large amounts and enjoy a buffet type of atmosphere, I would suggest not getting a meal plan, and just buying food on your own that you can make yourself. If your dorm requires you to purchase a meal plan, get the cheapest one.

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  • 4
  • Matthew from Clermont, FL
  • Jan-04-2015 I am a current student here

    The dining halls around campus are in fairly convenient locations and serve scrumptious food. There are also other restaurants on campus such as Chick-Fil-A, Subway and ChiliĆ¢??s. Those restaurants are covered on the higher up meal plans. I give four stars as the meal plans are rather expensive.

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  • 4
  • Cindy from Tallahassee, FL
  • Dec-29-2014 I am a current student here

    The meal plan is great, many options of food choices are included in the meal plan. There are many places to eat around campus, even a Starbucks in the library.

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  • 3
  • Kathryn
  • Dec-29-2014 I am a current student here

    The dining hall food is decent, but easy to get tired of. When purchasing a meal plan, consider the VIP option that allows students to get one meal at one of the various restaurants on campus instead of the dining hall.

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  • 2
  • Darby from Longwood, FL
  • Dec-23-2014 I am a current student here

    suwannee is awful but they have a lot of other options on campus like subway chills einstiens chick fil a etc

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  • 4
  • Taylor from Crestview, FL
  • Dec-22-2014 I am a current student here

    There are two main dining halls on campus and numerous restaurants. The dining halls are hit or miss. They have pizza and salad bars, but other than that, the food is good on some days and not so good on others. The general consensus is that people like Suwannee for the workers there and people like Fresh for the actual food. There are many restaurants and these offer a large selection of food items so everyone can be satisfied. Other than this, there are many restaurants within walking distance of campus, and many of these restaurants deliver.

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  • 4
  • Malik from Norcross, GA
  • Dec-15-2014 I am researching this school and have not visited the campus

    my friend goes here and told me the food was awesome and was for a good price

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  • 3
  • Tiffany from Columbia, SC
  • Dec-01-2014 I am a current student here

    I'll be honest, Fresh Food is alright. Suwannee I would only recommend for Ms. K. I recommend spending more money on Flex Bucks, so that you can eat at the different places on campus, instead of ordering a meal plan. And also, meals in the dining halls can be paid for with Flex Bucks. So if you don't have to, don't waste your time getting a meal plan.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 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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  • 0
  • Kathryn
  • Dec-29-2014 I am a current student here

    FSU has a very vibrant Greek community. Many students belong to a Greek organization, and many don't. Greek life is there if you want it, but it is possible to be involved in other ways as well. Thinking about rushing? Check out FSU's Greek Life website. Sorority rush begins in August before the fall semester officially starts (registration required) while fraternity rush occurs during the beginning of the fall semester. There are also service-based, culturally-based, and pre-professional fraternities and sororities that rush during the semester.

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  • 0
  • Darby from Longwood, FL
  • Dec-23-2014 I am a current student here

    greek life is very big at FSU. if you don't do greek life make sure you are okay with feeling a little left out at times or not as noticed

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  • 0
  • Tiffany from Columbia, SC
  • Dec-01-2014 I am a current student here

    I am in a sorority, Delta Nu Zeta, and we are a non-panhellenic sorority. We do all the same things as bigger, national chapter sororities though. Our dues are simply cheaper, because we do not have a house. Our philanthropy is Leon County Humane Society, and we work with animals in need, specifically cats and dogs. Besides just my sorority though, there are many other wonderful sororities and fraternities on campus. Do not feel like greek life is for a certain type of person, because you would be greatly surprised.

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  • 0
  • Hannah from FSU
  • Nov-23-2014 I am a current student here

    I am not a part of Greek life, but I do know that it is one of the most popular things on campus. If you love Greek life, you will find a great family at FSU.

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