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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Florida Southern College is a great institution. For me, it is just the right size. All of my professors are knowledgable and are really concerned about their students. Also, for my field of Elementary Education I really like that Florida Southern has their students go into public schools during their freshman year. Now as an incoming junior, I feel so comfortable with being with kids in the classroom. I love Florida Southern College- go mocs!

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I personally love Florida Southern. Sure, it's a little expensive, but going to a private college, you kind of expect that. That class sizes are small, and that's what I wanted. I like having a relationship with my teachers and being in a classroom that engages me. The smallest class I've had so far was six! The food is mediocre, but they offer healthy options and even the food staff is nice. The faculty really cares, and I've met some great peers.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Beautiful campus and full of some very friendly and inviting people. It's small enough to actually feel like you're part of a community and not a small city (as you might find in a large university).

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Florida Southern is average, nothing special. Average academics and a faculty that truly cares about its students. The parties here suck because THERE ARE NONE. A big party here is 20 people chatting in an apartment playing pong. Most of the people pre-game at their dorms or apartments and drive to a local run down disgusting bar called Kaus. Kaus is old after the first time and drinks aren't cheap. You can get in under 21. The school is beautiful but too much is spent on the flowers and maintenance of the land rather than the buildings. There is a nice new business building but aside from that, most of the buildings are older. The school has a very nice community feel and southerners are friendly. FSC isn't very big so you seem like you know everyone after the first semester. Greek life is HUGE at FSC, seems like most people go greek. Greek life here is kinda lame though cause we can't have greek housing because its a DRY CAMPUS (although people still drink). Also, they are VERY strict when it comes to drugs. Two kids on my floor alone last semester got kicked out for having weed on campus and had to be gone with all of their stuff out of the dorm THAT DAY. They don't mess around when it comes to drugs. FOOD IS TERRIBLE, no options and unhealthy. Literally, the food sucks. If you want a small school that will feel like a 2nd home, FSC may be good for you. If you like to party and don't care about class size, go to a big state school in FL.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I don't really care for Greek Life. I personally think it is fake and too expensive. I am not interested in being a part of it

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3 College Freshman

Athletics: I am not involved in any athletics so I cannot really comment on this

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I have not seen the options for off campus housing but I know many people want it because they are apartments. I could not have that option because you have to be invited by someone who qualifies. In order to qualify, you must be into your third year of college

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: I don't eat at fast food restaurants but I know that the most popular ones nearby would definitely be Chipotle. I do however go to walmart for most of my grocery shopping and I am fairly happy with that

3 College Freshman

Administration: The campus has many rules but when it comes to enforcing them, it depends on who is in charge. My residence hall advisor never checked if anyone was in the rooms outside of visitation hours so people would have friends and boyfriends sleep over with no problem.

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3 College Freshman

Party Scene: I honestly do not go out and party so I cannot give an opinion on this

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: I don't think I had any issues with financial aid. Although I am still not happy with the price I am paying for this college. On top of that, they increased the tuition by $735 this year and they did not tell us at all. There is no reasoning behind this increase and I am not happy with them forcing even more money out of us.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: The cafeteria was actually filed to be sued by a previous worker who complained about the horrible kitchen conditions and the problem with mice (which I have seen myself). Overall, the food in the cafeteria is okay. Not the healthiest but it fills you up.

The undercaf offers great breakfast food and an okay lunch. The main issue is how greasy the food is. If I order a quesadilla, it would be soaked in grease and I would easily loose my appetite.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: For the incoming freshman, we are offered one of the best dorms which are new and spacious with a great view of Lake Hollingsworth. However, for sophomores, we get downgraded to the older buildings which are known to be infested with ants and mold. The building resembles a mental hospital with dull lights, narrow hallways, and large heavy dark doors that let you in and out of each hall.

The cost is alright. Although some of the worse options have the same price as the better dorms.

The housing process was okay. However, many people this year are left empty handed because the school decided to let in a larger freshman class, leaving some students with no where to live. The school is still trying to sort out the housing process.

Overall, the school has quite a bit to work on and it isn't the best when it comes to campus housing

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: It works out great if you have a car to get to places as you wish, otherwise you are out of luck

3 College Sophomore

Administration: About average, some professors are more strict than others but are good at making sure students are coming to class which is important

3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: The party scene draws the students together every weekend in the small shack that is Kaus. Although it is very frowned upon on campus I think having some leniency towards it is necessary for the students to still have fun as college students without getting out of control.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: It has been provided and the staff was very helpful in sorting out the issues I have dealt with the start of each school year.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: The taste and variety is enough to get by college. The main issue is the quality of the food is so poor. Even when you try to eat healthy there is no nutritional value in anything.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The social atmosphere is great and it is conveniently located. However all the buildings, including the newest ones all have a mold problem. Housing is becoming very scarce on campus and they are beginning to take more students than they can hold, however they will not allow any out of area students to live off campus so people are getting horrible choice preference for housing. The new dorms are very clean, the older ones smell musty as soon as you walk in and other buildings have very outdated bathrooms.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: I don't participate in Athletics so I'm not involved in any of the facilities

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: I'm vegan so I usually stay at chipotle, moe's, abuelo's, saigon and tea largo (my personal favorite). Not a whole lot of vegan/vegetarian options however.

3 College Sophomore

Administration: You can get around a lot of the petty rules however tea lights are a fire hazard and they will fine you $50 and place a hold on your classes. So make sure not to have tea lights folks because they don't warn you ahead of time (:

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2 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Unless you're in greek there is hardly a party scene. Kaus is gross. Stay in drinking in the dorms with your friends is the normal non-greek party life.

4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I was able to get half off of tution due to my GPA and ACT scores. If I didn't get that I wouldn't be at this school.

2 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Vegan/vegetarian options are extremely limited. The food quality is very poor and you're forced to eat on campus freshman and sophomore year until you can live in an off campus apartment. Very oily everything.

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Students have to be open to the help and advice that is offered at FSC; it's easy when the professors' enthusiasim is contagious. The small community holds options for recent graduates to obtain jobs because the area is riddled with alumni who are more than willing to help out an FSC graduate. Although the amount of different social and academic groups may be fewer than what is available in a larger school, students have many more opportunities to hold leadership positions and gain experience through clubs. The smaller size also gives students more opportunities to participate in campus events, such as free Chick-Fil-A chicken biscuits on certain Fridays.

FSC is unique because of the Frank Lloyd Wright architecture. A point of pride at the school, the buildings have a sense of prestige because they are all exquisite. The absence of bland, boring buildings makes the environment for learning much more appealing. FSC is distinguished as one of the top 10 most beautiful schools in the nation for a reason. 

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