Student Housing Solutions, or "STU" as we are affectionately known, will work with you on a personal level to match your needs to the perfect student or conventional Tallahassee Apartments. To start the process of finding you the perfect home that fits your budget, desired location, and amenities, you can reach us in several different ways: visit us in person, check out our website, chat online with a member of our "STU Crew", send us a message from our e-mail contact form, or give us a call directly.
Tallahassee is often called, "Florida with a Southern Accent." Built on a foundation of politics, southern charm and distinguished higher education, Tallahassee is the perfect place to discover your future. With over 50,000 students, collegiate life runs deep in Tallahassee. This is exemplified in the fine traditions of Florida State University, Florida A&M University and Tallahassee Community College. Pursuing your goals are just the beginning of what will become one of the most memorable experiences of your life. As one of the top rated college towns in the United States, Tallahassee life is much more than just getting an education. Renowned for its nightlife, eclectic dining scene and championship athletics, Tallahassee can please the needs of anyone's lifestyle. Centrally located in the picturesque panhandle of Florida, Tallahassee is only minutes from delicious fresh seafood and gorgeous white sandy beaches, known as Florida's 'Forgotten Coast'. Also home of The State Capital, nationally acclaimed parks and award winning museums, the city is full of historic culture. Student Housing Solutions is proud to call Tallahassee HOME and is committed to helping residents find their perfect place to live. Be sure to visit our Leasing Center at 2020 W. Pensacola Street or visit us online at StudentHousingSolutions.com and see what STU can do for you.
The Florida State University is an internationally recognized teaching and research institution committed to preparing our graduates for the ever-expanding opportunities of a global society. Designated as a Carnegie Research University (designating very high research activity), Florida State awards over 2,000 graduate and professional degrees each year, and is recognized as a national leader in the number of doctorates awarded to African-American students and in the graduation rate of African-American undergraduates.
Our medical school, which graduated its first class in 2005, focuses on educating outstanding physicians for practice in community settings, while our law school is one of the fastest-rising in national rankings. The top five colleges by enrollment are: Arts and Sciences, Business, Social Sciences and Public Policy, Human Sciences, and Communication and Information. The top five majors by enrollment are: Finance, Biological Science/Pre-Med, Psychology, Political Science/Pre-Law and International Affairs. Florida State students have the opportunity to work alongside Nobel laureates and Pulitzer-Prize winners, Guggenheim Fellows, members of the National Academy of Sciences and American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and other globally recognized teachers and researchers.
Our student body is diverse and represents every county in Florida, all 50 states, and over 128 countries. Minorities represent 30 percent, and women represent 57 percent of our 40,255 students. The middle 50 percent of freshmen accepted in 2010 was 3.5-4.1 academic GPA; 25-29 ACT composite; 1720-1940 SAT total. The top quartile rivals any selective school in the nation, boasting a GPA of 4.4, an average ACT composite of 31, and an average SAT total of 2072.
Florida State is a leader among the state's public universities, setting records in the award of national fellowships and scholarships. Since its inception in the spring of 2005, the Florida State University Office of National Fellowships has mentored and assisted some of our most talented students. In the last five years, our students have won more than 75 nationally competitive awards, including three prestigious Rhodes scholarships, three Truman scholarships, five Goldwater scholarships, five Hollings scholarships, three Pickering fellowships, and 36 Fulbright grants.
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University was founded as the State Normal College for Colored Students, and on October 3, 1887, it began classes with fifteen students and two instructors. Today, FAMU, as it has become affectionately known, is the premiere school among historically black colleges and universities. Prominently located on the highest hill in Florida's capital city of Tallahassee, Florida A&M University remains the only historically black university in the eleven member State University System of Florida.
Under the administration of John Robert Edward Lee, Sr., [1924-1944], the College acquired much of the physical and academic image it has today. Buildings were erected; more land was purchased; more faculty were hired; courses were upgraded, and accreditation was received from several state agencies. By 1944, FAMC had constructed 48 buildings, accumulated 396 acres of land, and had 812 students and 122 staff members. In 1949, under the guidance of William H. Gray, Jr. [1944-1949], expansion, along with reorganization, continued; the College obtained an Army ROTC unit, and student enrollment grew to more than 2,000.
Perhaps one of the greatest achievements came under the presidency of Dr. George W. Gore [1950- 1968]. The Florida legislature elevated the College to university status, and in 1953, Florida A&M College became Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University. Obtaining university status meant restructuring existing programs and designing new academic offerings to meet the demands of producing quality students at the professional and graduate levels. Between 1953 and 1968, the Schools of Pharmacy, Law, Graduate Studies, and Nursing were created.
The University was re-organized into academic areas instead of departments. The University's physical plants increased with the addition of the Women's Complex (apartment-type dormitory), Clifton Dyson Pharmacy Building, new poultry building and dairy cattle resting shed, and renovation of University Commons, Coleman Library and Tucker Hall. The University Hospital, which was closed in 1971, was renovated and became the Foote-Hilyer Administration Center.
Originally designed to meet the needs of the underrepresented and the underprivileged, Florida A&M University continues to serve the citizens of Florida and the world through its provision of pre-eminent educational programs. These programs are the building blocks of a legacy for the hallmark of Florida A&M University: "Excellence with Caring." FAMU, Florida's Opportunity University, is committed to meeting the challenges and need of future generations.
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