Florida State University

Colleges/Universities Florida



Office of Admissions
A2500 University Center
282 Champions Way
Tallahassee FL 32306-2400
Tele: (850) 644-6200
Fax: (850) 644-0197
Website: www.fsu.edu


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Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida is one of America’s top research universities; the university’s website notes that Florida’s legislature designated it a preeminent research university in the state for meeting rigorous benchmarks.  Founded in 1851, Florida State University is the oldest continuous site of higher education in Florida.  The university serves 45,493 students from throughout Florida and the United States and from 130 countries.  FSU offers 283 degree programs.

Florida State University as a whole consists of a staggering 383 buildings on 1,716 acres.  The main campus in Tallahassee, which we toured, covers 487 acres.  The following are some highlights of our tour.

Westcott Building

The Westcott Building houses the university’s central administrative offices, including the Offices of the President and Provost.  There are actually two Westcott Buildings, the original Westcott Building proper and the more modern Westcott North, joined via the Ruby Diamond Auditorium between them.  The building is highly accessible, featuring an entrance with push-button power doors and an accessible first-floor washroom, as well as two accessible parking spaces to the side.  An elevator connects the building’s floors.

Ruby Diamond Auditorium

The Ruby Diamond Auditorium is accessible by a ramp from the side of the building.  It features accessible washrooms throughout.

Diffenbaugh Building

The Diffenbaugh Building houses FSU’s English Department and Classics Department.  The building provides a push-button power-accessible front door.  Two elevators connect the Diffenbaugh Building’s various floors.

Robert Manning Strozier Library

The Robert Manning Strozier Library features an accessible front ramp and touchless power front doors.  The first floor offers computer and printer access, in addition to washrooms.  The library contains a Starbucks and offers grab-and-go food.  Two elevators connect the library’s five floors.

Library Departments by Floor

First Floor

  • Computers
  •  Information Desk
  •  Printing
  •  Research Help
  •  Security Desk
  •  Special Collection Research Center
  •  Special Collection Research Exhibit Room    
  •  Study Rooms
  •  Tutoring

Second Floor

  • Computers
  •  Fines Management
  •  Heritage & University Archives
  •  Individual Study Rooms
  •  Norwood Reading Room
  •  Printing
  •  Quiet Study

Third Floor

  • Dean’s Administrative Suite
  • Group Study Rooms
  • Human Resources
  • Marketing & Communication
  • Printing
  • Quiet Study

Fourth Floor

  • Quiet Study
  • Study Areas

Fifth Floor

  • Bradley Reading Room
  • Computers
  • Data & Text Analysis Labs
  • Printing
  • Quiet Study
  • Research & Development Commons
  • Scholars Commons
  • Scholars Commons Classrooms

Dining Area

Known as “the Grid,” the Dining Area was closed at the time of our visit.  It features accessible push-button front doors.  The Dining Area includes a Chick Fil-A restaurant as well as a small market.


Florida State University rates an eight-and-a-half out of ten for accessibility. The Tallahassee main campus sits on two hills. The university features numerous push-button power-accessible entrances throughout.


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