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Reviews 5030 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: B for average. Some nicer dorms, and some not so nice.

4 Recent Alumnus

Facilities: The campus is gorgeous, cohesive, and walkable with lots of green space and trees. The library is amazing with lots of resources and a Starbucks.

Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: I also didn't live on the FSU campus. Obviously, you don't hear many nice things about dorms from other students. But I think that is the standard response.

Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: I wasn't involved in Greek life. But if you have the money and the social inclination to join such an insular community, go for it.

4 Recent Alumnus

Academics: The PoliSci dept is highly quantitative and the faculty publish regularly. There are plenty of options for undergraduate research.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: They have good options on campus like Papa Johns and Chiles if you ever get tired of eating in dining halls.

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4 College Sophomore

Weather: It's mostly sunny, but it may start to rain out of nowhere. The winters here are mild as well.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: FSU has a great police force on campus. They are always willing to help anyone.

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2 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Too preppy. They act like they're too good for you unless you're a part of their organization

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: I love the places off campus. Mostly affordable and good food as well

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: People are ethnically and culturaly diverse. Easy to make friends

3 College Junior

Drug Safety: FSU does have a reputation for being a "party school". While this is not unfounded, if you have no desire to become involved in drugs or alcohol, there isn't much peer pressure to do so. Even at parties, people who are drinking or doing drugs don't necessarily care what the others are doing. That being said, alcohol is very visible, particularly at parties and tailgates, and drugs are common among students. I would say that drinking is much more common than drug usage.

4 College Junior

Facilities: FSU has some great buildings - as well as a few really outdated ones. Most of the dorms are really nice and modern compared to other schools, and more and more dorms are being built to having private bedrooms with shared common spaces, to allow for privacy for the students. The gym is always busy, and the equipment is often being used causing a wait for those wishing to work out, but FSU has remedied this by building a secondary, smaller fitness center in the new Health and Wellness Center (which is also the new clinic and Dr. offices). Most classroom buildings are great - spacious, and even the older buildings have more modern technology in them. FSU has wonderful campus security, so if students are careful, getting around on campus at night shouldn't be a problem.

5 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Most of the people at Florida State have an immense amount of school pride. All types of people are seen here from frat boys to gamers.

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3 College Junior

Weather: Weather at Florida State University is fairly unpredictable. During the summer months umbrellas, ponchos, and rain boots are definitely recommended. It has the tendency to be absolutely beautiful one minute and suddenly will down pour the very next. It tends to be quite hot and muggy during these months as well. However, fall and winter are gorgeous. Seasons actually exist in Florida. It gets pretty chilly during the winter time, but is a nice break from the typical Florida weather.

4 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: The town is a quaint place and offers lots to do besides campus. The scenery is beautiful and the entertainment options are limitless.

3 College Sophomore

Parking: Parking permits are rather expensive and the parking spaces are limited. There is a set fine for parking violations which seems to be unfair in certain situations.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are a variety of restaurants in the location of FSU. There is something for every persons liking. Coming from a smaller town, I was not use to the vast selection of restaurant choices.

4 College Senior

Parking: Parking decals are free now, which is a change from when I attended before, a great addition, one still has to be mindful of what times to arrive at campus for best parking availability.

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5 College Senior

Health & Safety: I have never had an occurrence of feeling unsafe on campus, the campus police and its security affiliates do a great job.

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4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Very diverse greek organizations on campus who are always present around campus.

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3 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: My response would be an A if not for the lack of respect for visiting teams exhibited by the student body. In general Florida State students behave themselves in the stands, but there is large group of students who have no respect for visiting parents and alumns.

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Cheryl Justis
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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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