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Est. 1851Ranked among top 100 universities in US
Florida State University, one of the largest and oldest of the 11 institutions of higher learning in the State University System of Florida, had its beginning as early as 1823. Florida State University confers degrees through 16 colleges offering more than 275 undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, professional and specialist degree programs, including medicine and law, some of them being The College of Business, the College of Law, the College of Medicine, the College of Engineering, and the College of Education. Florida State is home to Florida's only National Laboratory – the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory and is the birthplace of the commercially viable anti-cancer drug Taxol. Florida State University also operates The John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art, the State Art Museum of Florida and one of the largest museum/university complexes in the nation. Florida State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools as a Level VI public institution.
*Average tuition fee is only an indicator of the estimate annual cost for Engineering courses at FSU. Course specific tuition fee may vary and it's best to refer to the university's [official website]. An estimate of the average tuition fee at Florida State University in Indian Rupees is INR 19,44,000 as of 18 Oct 2019.
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Nestled among the rolling hills of northwest Florida, Tallahassee is located in a region of the Florida panhandle known as the Big Bend. The city is set 20 miles north of the Gulf of Mexico, 178 miles west of Jacksonville, and 200 miles east of Pensacola. Its hilly terrain abounds with lakes, forests, and gardens. Best known as Florida's capital city, Tallahassee shares a deep-rooted history and culture with unparalleled natural adventure and an upbeat vitality. From performing arts to outdoors and nature, Tallahassee offers something for everyone.
The Floridian climate in Tallahassee is typically hot, with hours and hours of sunny beach weather. Tallahassee has a mild, moist climate with four distinct seasons, including subtropical summers with frequent thunderstorms, and 90 days with above 90 degree temperatures annually. From late May right until September, the climate of Tallahassee can become a little oppressive and extremely hot and humid. Winters are often rainy with less sunshine than in summer and occasional below freezing days. High winds occur most frequently in late winter and early spring, and, with the exception of 2004's unusual season, full-blown hurricanes directly hit about every 17 years.
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.
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.
At FSU, one can apply for various fee waiver programs such as Graduate Assistantships (where you earn about $15 per hour) and Interdisciplinary Waiver Request Program. Presidential Scholars Program is the most common undergraduate scholarship. There are various graduate school awards such as the Federal Student Aid, Dissertation Research Grant ($750-$1000), Graduate Student Research and Creativity Program ($750). One can also apply for Health Insurance subsidy benefit awards ($1600).
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.
It is one of the oldest colleges in the country and offers the best of the facilities, job opportunities with an impeccable pedagogy. It can also be called a party school, being a college town, where parties happen every weekend. However, FSU is not an extension of your Miami/Orlando/Tampa/Jacksonville life. It's also not so enormous to intimidate students, hence could be a perfect choice.
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