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College Freshman

Drug Safety: FSU is one of the top party schools in the country, so it's expected that there is pressure to drink and do drugs. However, it does depend on who you hang out with and not everyone drinks and participates. It's pretty easy to get alcohol.

3 College Freshman

Campus Dining: The dining halls suck. The food is mediocre and is definitely not worth the ridiculous price. However, Denny's and Chili's is great being on campus along with lots of other fast and quick choices like Subway.

4 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Living in Tallahassee is great. The only downside is that there are not any close cities nearby to visit, but there is enough to do here. There is always something going on campus, especially with our sports. Residents don't really seem like there is a problem with students, but some parts of Tallahassee is really sketchy and wouldn't recommend going to especially alone or at night.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Because FSU is right in the middle of the capital, there was never much room for off campus housing nearby. Unfortunately, most people have to drive to school and parking is absolutely horrible on campus. But it is cheaper than living on campus as an upperclassman.

3 College Freshman

Weather: It rains A LOT, especially compared to the rest of Florida. Being from South Florida, I'm used to sunshine all day every day. You are basically in Georgia weather wise, since you experience 25 degree winters and 95 degree summers.

2 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The dorms pretty much suck wherever you go. But if you are lucky and get a dorm near Landis, then it's not that bad. The rooms are super small and way overpriced but I believe it's worth it to live on campus freshman year.

3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: FSU is very strict about parking policies since they give out tickets to anyone and everyone. Alcohol use on campus is a big deal especially if you have a very strict RA. As long as you don't go crazy and follow the rules, you should be fine.

4 College Junior

Guys & Girls: The campus is very lively and resilient with social life and opportunities, you just have to seek it.

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4 College Junior

Weather: Florida is all over the place with weather but we also get some Georgia weather too which is refreshing.

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3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: I don't go out to eat much, to save on money, but I do know there are days of the week that are specific for students to save money on meals.

4 College Junior

Nightlife: It's fun and lively. Go with friends.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: I am proud to be a Florida State Seminole. I cannot pick one favorite or unique experience. You have to live in Tallahassee in order to know what it's like. I would never take back my decision.

4 College Junior

Majors: I am very excited about my dual degree in Marketing and Music. My career goals are to become an Event Coordinator, work internationally, and create my own venue back in the U.S. As of now, I am trying to gain more experience for the field I want to work in and the only concerns I have is making sure I choose the right job/company and that I am able to pay off my debt as quickly as possible.

4 College Junior

Majors: To be admitted in to the College of Music I had to apply and audition in order to get into the school. After my acceptance I had to jury every year for my first 2 years of college. If I didn't pass you would be dismissed from the College of Music.

For marketing I needed a GPA of 2.9 or higher.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: I definitely miss the convenience of classes and dining halls and being so close to friends. But, I am so thankful to have my own space off-campus.

3 College Junior

Scholarships: I completed a FASFA but I do need more financial aid. Financial aid at my school can be helpful but I have not received enough for my needs.

5 College Junior

Transportation: If you're on campus you can literally walk anywhere. There is even a small grocery on campus.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: I would always recommend, wherever you go, to have at least one or more friends with you. At my school we are surrounded by good parts and bad parts. It is the very definition of a college town but you know what's safe and what's not. You are in charge of your safety and you can always call for help.

5 College Junior

Athletics: The best part at attending my school is all sporting events are free for students and we have our own section.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: My experience with off-campus housing is great. I live walking distance from my school and it's really convenient to where my classes are located. The cost is easily a few hundred dollars cheaper and I have more space and my own kitchen. Some negatives is that you need to get a parking pass for your visitors, even local ones, because my apartment complex is really strict on parking. Other than that my experience is great as an off-campus student.

5 College Sophomore

Weather: Up in northwest Florida, it's warm all year round, and only unbearably hot for summer and the first few weeks of fall.

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4 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Great for college kids only, but it's certainly no place to raise a family.

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4 College Sophomore

Computers: The computer labs are a great place to get work done and you have wifi all over campus as long as you're close to a building.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I recommend studying abroad. It was the best experience of my life.

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Cheryl Justis
Daytona Beach, Fla.
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You would be hard-pressed to find a graduate of Florida State University who doesn’t have fond memories of the years they spent on campus. Current students will also agree that they are happy with their decision to attend school here. There is something for everyone, from athletics to academia, and you would have a hard time finding a more comfortable setting than Tallahassee. It has so much to offer, from exciting nightlife to beautiful weather.

Although it bears the reputation of a party school, FSU also has a growing reputation for turning out some of the best and brightest graduates in the entire nation. The school is now turning its focus on research, which should appeal to those interested in science and mathematics. But never fear, FSU also emphasizes the arts through their award-winning film and theater departments. From math and science, to the arts, FSU offers a vast array of eclectic degrees, which will be nothing but helpful later in your life. Choosing which college to attend is not an easy decision, but if you’re looking for the perfect combination of a good education and a good time, you can’t do much better than Florida State University.

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