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3 College Junior

Drug Safety: There are very few incidents in which alcohol or other drugs are used on campus. The staff at my school are pretty strict about the usage of drugs. If a student is using drugs, they may suffer minor consequences. There is sometimes peer pressure to enhance drugs and even smoke. Many people just want to fit in and be a part of the in-crowd. Therefore, they give in to peer pressure and make the wrong choices.

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4 College Junior

Parking: My high school(Boynton Beach Community High School)requires all upper-classmen to have a parking deco. I deco is a pass you must show to faculty and staff. If you did not purchase one, your car will be towed and a fine will be submitted. My school provides a parking lot specifically for students and another for visitors and staff.

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3 College Junior

Scholarships: Hard to find but easy to get when you find something that actually works. Not enough scholarships available to make the student comfortable about money issues.

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3 College Junior

Weather: Florida weather with 2 seasons. Hot and humid or dry and nice

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3 College Junior

Academics: I am a Mechanical Engineering student and my program is no joke. It is difficult but doable, there are some helpful teachers and some unhelpful teachers but usually if you ask the right questions they try to answer. Workload is crazy, I am alive thanks to caffeine. Curriculum is busy and it makes sure you understand the material. Facilities could definitely be better, our library has been renovated and bigger classrooms opened but some parts of the college definitely need renovations and upgrades. Graduates have found jobs in 2-3 months of looking for them. Internships are common.

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2 College Junior

Parking: It is bad. Transportation services are trying to improve it but it will continue to be bad since everyone has a car. Bus services are unreliable so while a car is not a must it definitely saves time and frustration. Permits are free for 1 vehicle. Ticketing is mostly strict but read the rules before and don't get into trouble. Parking is alright if you decide to park farther and walk more.

3 College Junior

Technology: Wireless not always dependable. I own a computer and not a printer, I could have done without a computer but it would be a hassle depending on busy times of the year. Generally you'll always find a spot within 5 minutes of waiting though.

5 College Senior

Local Area: Coming from a pretty small town, Tallahassee came with a bit of culture shock for me. Tallahassee is huge, but everything any student could need is never more than a short walk away. My freshman year, I didn't even have a car and I got by just fine! If you are feeling like a nice swim, FSU's "Rez" is a short bus ride away, and the historic Wakulla Springs isn't too far either! Some of my best memories have been made soaking up the sun at Wakulla!

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4 College Senior

Technology: Around midday, of course, the library is packed with students trying to grab a computer, which can be frustrating sometimes. Regardless, if you make a few laps, you are bound to find someone just as they are leaving. It can be fun, I suppose. Something like a scavenger hunt?

5 College Senior

Athletics: The level of school spirit at FSU never fails to astound me! I am proud to call myself one of the seminole family!

3 College Junior

Local Area: Tallahassee is definitely a college town. I would not be living here if it weren't for FSU, but its definitely grown on me the longer I've been here. It is a little run down and not the prettiest, cleanest and lower income, but I still like it.

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3 College Junior

Greek Life: Greek life is very prevalent at FSU, you can't walk around campus without seeing a greek shirt being worn. It can be nice, but also not so nice. It just depends on the situation really. I've notice that sorority girls can be really nice on their own, one on one, but if there is a group of them, sometimes they're not as kind. Some frat guys are really nice, and some jerks. But they're everywhere so you get used to the members and the sororities and fraternities.

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3 College Junior

Health & Safety: I feel completely safe walking around campus during the day time, and if I'm walking alone at night, I just try to be more aware of my surroundings, I'm not very scared, just more alert. There are emergency blue light stations almost everywhere on campus that connect you directly to the police if you need help which is nice. Health wise, there's always a back to school cold that gets passed around, which is to be expected of such a large university. FSU just built a new health center and its beautiful, and relatively convenient to use.

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3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Mix, there are good looking people, and some not so good looking.

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4 College Junior

Guys & Girls: There is an interesting mixture of guys at Florida State.

3 College Junior

Scholarships: I received an adequate amount of financial aid. With Bright Futures and Florida Prepaid I was able to pay for my tuition and most of my books. But, it would be helpful to have some more money for books and to possibly help with living expenses. Also, being able to save up money for graduate school is a huge priority.

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5 College Junior

Campus Quality: Campus life at Florida State is one of a kind. There is always something fun going on. Especially at the Union, there is market wednesday where a bunch of vendors come out, along with all of the clubs. There is also always something going on at Landis Green. Last Friday the weather was beautiful so everyone was laying out in the sun, flying kites, and playing soccer. There is never a dull moment.

5 College Junior

Campus Quality: I am a transfer student to Florida State University. So far I have been extremely impressed with everything the school has offered to me. The Psychology program in particular has opened up a great deal of learning opportunities to really get involved in the program. With in the program, there is a lot of room for undergraduate students to take part in research. This is awesome! The opportunities at Florida State are top notch and are definitely preparing me for grad school.

5 College Junior

Campus Housing: There are good and bad dorms. By bad I mean small bedrooms, but community style bathrooms are always clean. There's a kitchen on every floor of every building. We have quiet hours from 9am-9pm and we have night staff to make sure the place is safe. I personally like suite style better because its clean everywhere and the bedrooms are spacious. Only thing about suite styled rooms is it cost more.

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5 College Junior

Athletics: We have the top ranked football team. We won Orange bowl 2013. There is a boosters club that donates the money towards the football team and the students who join it gets an automatic ticket for the game. The people who shows the most spirit gets free stuff. We have the garnet and gold boys, who randomly paint themselves from hair-to-toe. Literally, their t=hair is garnet or gold, and the paint has glitter.

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5 College Junior

Academics: My major is Exercise Science, pre-med route.A lot of people have the same major as me. Starting sophomore year you start to see some of the same people in your classes, and that's how you get to know people. The teachers in this major knows their stuff. They get very enthusiastic about teaching. With this major I have a high chance of getting a job when I graduate. The first two years are filled with pre-req, which test to see how dedicated you are to your major. After that the classes get smaller and more personal. The professors write great recommendation letters.

3 College Junior

Academics: Some teachers aren't able to understand but majority of the teachers are great and there for you. When you come to school and talk to others they will tell you who to take and who to avoid. There are a great variety of classes. Majority of the people I've met are science majors. There are packets for certain classes to help tutor you, with a code to access online videos to explain problems.

5 College Junior

Majors: I am a BA Theatre major. To get into the program, incoming students must fill out an application and write a short essay explaining why they should be accepted. Most majors at FSU don't require an application process. Students interested in a BFA degree usually must audition and interview.

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4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: The main street is Tennessee street and it has countless eating places on that street. Its walking distance from school. Some restaurants offer student discounts certain days of the week. If you are part of Booster's or SAA you get a discount at certain dining places. There is definitely a variety. Different ethnic foods, fast food restaurants and dine in restaurants.

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5 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Off- campus housing is awesome. I lived on campus for two years and now living off campus I have my own bathroom and bedroom, mainly my personal space is what I value. I was able to choose who I wanted to room with. Different apartments up here have 1 bedroom, 2 bedrooms, 3 bedrooms, and 4 bedrooms. Each room has a bathroom. If you want to live by yourself or just one other person you have the options. Housing ranges from $250-$800/ month. The farther you are from campus, the cheaper the housing. There are plenty of gated communities that have security guards driving around. FSU school buses drive around Tallahassee to pick up/ drop off students near their apartment every 20 minutes Monday- Friday. If you don't have a car then you have to depend on the city bus on the weekends.

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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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