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Reviews 5801 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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3 College Freshman

Campus Food: I had it my first summer there but did not get it during the fall and spring.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Housing is clean and new in certain dorms others it's the opposite.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Seems ok i havent lived off campus yet though so idk

5 College Freshman

Party Scene: All i have to say is people drive from miami to tally

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Lots of options especially on Tennessee street, so much food

4 College Freshman

Administration: Really no complaints on this end of things

2 College Freshman

Scholarships: There really arent that many and they arent updated its pretty much a nightmare.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Food: There are many different options and new things all the time. Especially renegade runner who delivers food on campus for free

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Some buildings are really old but there have been a ton of renovations every year. There are two new dorms in the heart of campus.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: The athletic facilities are state of the art!

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College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I don't know to much about off campus housing.

5 College Freshman

Party Scene: There are always great places to have a good time.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: I frequently ordered delivery. The food was great!

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3 College Freshman

Scholarships: I was a hassle. I had to submit lots of papers.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Food: I very much enjoyed almost all of the dining places.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Kellum was an older dorm and it wasn't the best.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: I've chosen to live in one of the nicer complexes following my freshman year in the dorms on campus at U-Club on Woodward. It is ore on the pricy side, but has some great amenities and is less than half a mile from campus. With the way student housing seems to work here, you're going to get what you pay for. If you only want to spend $400, unfortunately in a college town that's going to most likely get you some run-down little place. There's a pretty direct correlation between price and amenities/distance from campus/quality. In my case, living off campus is actually going to be cheaper than what I was paying to live in a dorm. My place is gated, has a great pool, stainless steel kitchen, furnished rooms, a great complex gym, and is townhouse-style. You get what you pay for in the context of a college town.

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5 College Junior

Party Scene: As a member of Greek life, I have more convenient access to other Greek life events than someone who as unaffiliated, but that doesn't mean that most of the events are "members only." While some events like socials are generally only between one sorority and one fraternity, there are plenty of parties that can be considered a free for all. If you're not as Potbelly's on a Saturday night you're doing college wrong, and no one hates $2 margaritas at Cantina's. There's a pretty good variety of nightlife options, clearly demonstrated by the Strip's 6 bars that range from country-themed to Miami nightclub-style. As long as you find balance, incorporating a nightlife a day or two a week is not a hassle.

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4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: The crowd favorite, without a doubt is the nearby Chipotle. Some of the lesser common places that are wonderful include Mr. Roboto's, Newk's, Mellow Mushroom, Momo's Pizza, and Kiku Sushi. There is a decent variety of food types in Tallahassee ranging from Japanese to Indian. As a college student, you'll typically spend $7-$10 on a meal depending on where you go; the nicer places are much more and there's local deals where you can eat a large pizza for as little as $6.

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College Junior

Administration: I've never paid close attention to the school policies. I'm aware of the basic principles (don't drink in the dorms, the honor policy, etc.) but have never had an issue to where I was at the disadvantage of these policies.

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3 College Junior

Scholarships: Most of my financial aid struggle came from either time delays with gathering paperwork or financial problems that concerned the government and were out of the school's hands. As far as school financial aid goes, absolutely turn in your FAFSA documentation as early as possible. I've turned it in significantly later this year and noticed a drop in my aid, although my financial situation had not changed. Turn in other necessary forms earlier than the week before all of the financial aid is dropped by the Financial Aid office to avoid further headaches.

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3 College Junior

Campus Food: While the restaurants on campus are fairly good (you know what to expect from chains like Starbucks and Chili's), the dining halls leave much to be desired. I invested in the "VIP plan" which allows the student to use one meal swipe per day at several (but not all) dining locations beyond the dining halls, up to a value of $6. While the dorm-required meal plans are overpriced, this is a great option if you're willing to spend roughly $100 per semester overall. It breaks up the monotony of the dining halls. Healthy options for vegetarians like myself are greatly limited no matter what restaurant/dining hall you go to. The "Freshman 15" can be a very real thing if you don't watch what you eat carefully.

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3 College Junior

Campus Housing: Being placed in a suite-style dorm in the Honors student building of FSU gave me wonderful access to campus with relatively clean rooms and minimal sound distractions for studying. After staying the night in a friend's dorm in one of the less updated buildings, I experienced a totally different style of living. This community-style dorm had a mold problem and had to have the thermostat set to approximately 67 degrees to avoid water pooling on the floor. The bathrooms on the hall were not maintained well and the building always had a musky smell. The housing was truly hit-or-miss and I was lucky, but many students paying thousands of dollars to this school were not. By all means, the suite-style dorms are much more desirable over the community-style. The suites are a little bit more expensive but seeing as how that's your living space for 32 weeks, it's worth the investment.

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5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: clean, great amenities, and privacy!

5 College Freshman

Party Scene: FSU is known for being a party school! There is always something happening

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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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