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4 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: Sports are kind of a big deal here. Football season has to be the most intense at Florida State University. The students are passionate supporters and die hard fans for life. There is plenty of school spirit and the stadium is packed with alumni and current students rallying on their team. It's a fun and lively atmosphere than no student at FSU should miss out on.

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1 Recent Alumnus

Parking: Cost of permit is included in tuition but still isn't cheap and at times you aren't guaranteed parking because freshmen leave their cars in overnight garages for entire semesters so commuting students have to struggle during prime hours to find a spot. They also took away first level parking for students and are now designated faculty spots which limits out spaces. You can get lucky w parking of you pick garages far from the main campus buildings but it is a tiring walk during the hot days in FL.

4 College Sophomore

Administration: Not to strict parties all the time. Its a college town.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Close to campus; however, not in the best location. Apt complex is very concerned on integrating residents by throwing parties and socials.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: Tallahassee is a small area- but there isn't much for underage students off campus.

5 College Freshman

Scholarships: Florida State offered me a scholarship when I was accepted- and it was processed in a timely manner.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life is good for making friends- but it can be time consuming and demanding to maintain that social schedule

5 College Freshman

Transportation: The bus system is highly effective- and very comfortable!

3 College Junior

Party Scene: Nightlife is mediocre. There are tons of bars and clubs to go to in Tally, but in my opinion the best times are when you go to house parties. (You'll find one every night)
Transportation is awesome. Night Nole.

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2 College Junior

Campus Food: The dining halls on campus are very nice, but the food isn't exactly what I would define as good. There are lots of fried and buttery foods which are bad for your health while the fruits and veggies are very limited.

1 College Junior

Drug Safety: There is a big drug scene at FSU. Almost everyone you meet in Tallahassee could hook you up with drugs of any type. Alcohol is of course the number one drug of choice next to Marijuana and MDMA.

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4 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: Accessibility and safety are offered at a good rate

4 College Senior

Transportation: The best method of transportation is taking campus buses. Although during class times they can sometimes get very full, there are always buses running so you have options. Public transportation (Star Metro) is also convenient for running to Publix or heading back to your apartment.

4 College Senior

Campus Housing: The honors dorms on campus and the new apartment, Traditions, are the best options because they are brand new. Most people I knew have had a positive experience unless they lived in the oldest dorms.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: The qulaity is good for the most part but the hours of availibility for some dining locations aren't as much as I was expecting

3 College Sophomore

Transportation: Has plenty of buses and lots of nighttime pickup lines

4 College Junior

Transportation: The bus system is very convenient when going from class to class or if you're all the way across from campus, there is always a bus that comes around. Our buses even go off campus so if you happen to live off campus and there is a bus stop near you, then that's an even bigger plus! As far as parking goes, FSU has several student parking garages and many outdoor parking lots, so the problem isn't that you can't find a spot, it's more or less finding a spot that is closest to all your classes or the Union.

3 College Junior

Campus Food: I personally did not get the meal plan, but I have gone in a few times with friends just to grab a bite. Plus, I lived in the dorms and had to buy my own food so I got tired of eating frozen meals almost every single day. The dining hall gave me a chance to have something that was close enough to "home cooked" food whenever I needed a break from restaurants or TV dinners. The only reason why i give it a B is due to the fact that if you don't come in at the right time, the food will be served cold and there may or may not be enough silverware to go around for everyone.

5 College Freshman

Local Area: Tallahassee is nice town with an awesome night life.

4 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Housing: Off campus housing is great and you can find any price range.

4 Recent Alumnus

Local Area: College Students, Politicians and homeless people.

5 Recent Alumnus

Guys & Girls: Flrorida State University – The guys and girls at Florida State are both pretty amazing. There are some stuck up women and some ignorant guys but for the most part everyone is really down to earth and willing to help anyone else out. There is a huge variety in every program so a new freshman will sure be able to find their niche. Greek life is huge a Florida State there are a lot of sorority and fraternity you get used to it quickly.

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3 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: Athletics at FSU is actually really big. But the good thing about FSU is that we don't only focus on our Football team. While our football team is important to us our other teams are as well. School spirit is huge at school too. Everyone loves the school and isn't afraid to show it. There are some people who chose not to show as much school spirit and that okay with everyone else.

5 Recent Alumnus

Party Scene: Nightlife around Florida State is very accessible for everyone 18+. There are great bars to just shoot some pool and hang out while right next door there will be a bar where you can get jiggy with it. Once you turn 21, the options open up and bars seem appealing for their drink specials.

5 College Junior

Campus Quality: I am in love with the architecture of the campus. There is a classic, homey feeling whenever you walk anywhere. The newer buildings are doing their best to blend with the older ones. Strozier is beautiful and always a great place to study or relax. The Leach Center, despite the number of people, is fantastic as well. I have no problem going
anywhere on campus.

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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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