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Reviews 5440 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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3 College Senior

Health & Safety: While FSU tries to keep the campus safe with emergency lights and rides that are available to FSU students at night, such as the SAFE bus or Gotcha, there is still a lot of crime. I get an email about a robbery or other such crimes at least 3 times a month.

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4 College Senior

Scholarships: I received some financial aid from FSU, but as time passed, tuition increased and the scholarships decreased. The money you get Freshman year is not the same you will get Senior year so plan ahead.

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3 College Senior

Local Area: Tallahassee has a large population. While there are things to do, it mostly revolves around night life like bars, clubs, etc. I would like to see a bigger variety of things to do. There are some nice parks around. Even though the campus is pretty and has a lot of plants and trees, there is always construction going on somewhere. The safety in Tallahassee also is not very good.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: I feel like this campus is very safe and secure, the only problem I have is that the outlying area around campus isn't very nice so at night it can seem a little threatening.

5 College Junior

Majors: I am very happy wit the Biology department. All of the academic advisers and faculty are extremely helpful and knowledgeable of their job. One of my major career goals is to go to graduate P.A. school to become a physician's assistant and hopefully while I am still in undergrad, get an internship that will help aid me in my decision as to what field in physician's assisting I want to get into.

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5 College Junior

Majors: I'm a Biology major and so far many of my classes have been very interesting and most of my teachers were very helpful and good at what they do. Many people that I know that were also Biology majors found some of the classes to be fairly difficult, and it isn't an easy major, but so far I have been able to get through all my classes with the help that I've found with ease.

3 College Junior

Technology: There's quite a variety of computers ranging from laptop rentals, desktop PCs, to Macs. Most of the time there are computers available it just depends on what time of the day it is and if it's during exam week, then chances are there will not be a computer available, you're better off just bringing your laptop or studying at home. Sometimes the wifi is stronger in certain areas on campus but there is always a signal somewhere.

4 College Junior

Majors: I am a Biology major so many professors that would talk with the freshman about getting into the Biology department would sometimes scare them as to how "hard" of a major it is. True, Biology isn't an easy major, but for me I've breezed through many of my classes so far and haven't had to retake any classes but that's just me. If you're dedicated to science and really like Biology and Chemistry, then this major isn't that hard to stay in.

4 College Junior

Majors: I really don't know that much about the internships here, but I do plan on getting one once I am eligible and when the right time comes around. Many of my friends and family members who are in college have had internships of some sort and most seem to enjoy them and learn a lot on the job.

3 College Junior

Weather: When it rains almost everyday and its hard to get to class on time.

4 College Junior

Diversity: This university is very open to diversity and offer many opportunities for everyone.

3 College Freshman

Transportation: The FSU campus offers a 'safe' bus for students at night who feel insecure walking home alone, which is convenient. The main or daytime buses for FSU are less so as the schedule for pickups are routinely ignored and added with the extra time for additional stops and circumnavigating the campus, thee better option is to walk even if the destination is off the FSU property.

4 Niche User

Technology: There are many computers available throughout the campus. Watch out during midterm/finals weeks because it will be difficult to find one, but there's always a computer lab in some building that will be open.

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3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: At times, you can get into the sketchier parts of Tallahasee, when you probably won't feel too safe. Other than that, it's easy to stay safe.

5 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Nightlife is not only for student 21+, but also has great options for those 18+, which is most students. Not many house parties, the clubs are for those who like that scene, and the bars are more social.

3 College Sophomore

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

4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Quality: 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.

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 Food: 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.


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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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