Florida State University Graduate Program Reviews

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94%
of students recommend
(4.07 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 261 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC, + 5 more
  • Programmatic Accreditation: AACSB and CSWE
  • Campus Setting: City: Midsize
  • Student Population: 40,830 (32,706 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 25 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 27% part-time, 73% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $11,543 in-state; $26,697 out-of-state
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

4.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Higher Education
Graduation Year: 2014

Florida State offers a great network for after graduation. There are no surprises here you know what you are doing and exactly what to expect. I love Florida State and I am glad to be a part of their graduate program.
4.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: Higher Education
Graduation Year: 2016

I am in the process of beginning my time at Florida State, but having visited the university, and met the faculty, I strongly recommend anyone interested in Higher Education to pursue a degree here.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2016

Pro: Excellent education, professors are highly qualified and excellent teachers. Administration is very helpful and works to find funding solutions. 100% licensure pass rate! Available close to home in Sarasota. Con: Necessary to find preceptors. FSU provides much help but still time consuming.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2018

As a new student, I have been very pleased with the accessibility of the faculty. It seems like there are countless people that want us to succeed and actively solicit our feedback on activities and lessons. FSU has been a very welcoming place and I am looking forward the time I will spend here. The school is trying out a new curriculum so there have been a few bumps and bruises during these first weeks but the faculty definitely takes our opinions and experiences into account.
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Communications
Graduation Year: 2015

The Communications department at Florida State consists of outstanding faculty who are always there to give grad students a helping hand with research projects or homework help. The program features courses ranging from International PR to Media Consumer Behavior to give students a full understanding of the field of Communications. The housing on campus is pricey. However, housing around the Tallahassee area is relatively cheap. FSU provides students with the latest technology and resources to meet their needs. The Integrated Marketing Communications program always notifies students of academic opportunities in the area as well as nationally. Overall, it's been a great program thus far.
3.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Performing Arts
Graduation Year: 2016

FSU has some of the best music educators of faculty with a strong musical environment supporting everyone. Some professors are difficult to communicate with due to their hectic schedules.
3.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Computer Science
Graduation Year: 2016

Florida State's computer science graduate program's greatest pro is its community of faculty and students. The professors here all have a great willingness to help students improve their understanding of the material. They strive to develop students into professionals that can analyze and execute problems at the highest level. Likewise, my peers/students have the mindset to improve themselves providing a rich environment of competition which undoubtedly raises the expectations for us all. However, the biggest con of the graduate program is its lack of funding. Students do not have access to the greatest software and many of times enough equipment to adequately carry out projects and labs. Moreover, the program does not have excess funding to grant scholarships to students within the program. However, regardless of the pros and cons of a graduate program, I believe I have the ability to persevere through the challenges I encounter throughout graduate school, at the highest level. That the cons of my program isn't an excuse for me, but a reason and motive to succeed in becoming a knowledgable and successful computer scientist.
3.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2014

I have had great professors--some of the best I've ever had. However, in one semester, I had the worst teacher ever in my whole entire college career. In some classes the workload was ridiculous, and seemed to be "busy work", while in other classes the work was sufficient and I learned quite a bit from it. The major's topics were very interesting, as well as a lot of the core classes. I feel that the school's classrooms need to be updated a bit.
4.08 out of 5.0
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Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2015

Pros: Great faculty Financial aid available Internship opportunties Competitive Cons: Lacking in career placement Needs more networking opportunity with alumni Lack of tier 1 companies that recruit on campus
4.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2014

The faculty and staff are wonderful and certainly have the students best interest in mind. There are plenty of opportunities to engage in research and study current literature on a vast number of topics in the health field. The drive for research at FSU can sometimes become overwhelming and you may feel left out if not working with a professor in a research lab.
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