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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There are plenty of apartments and off campus housing with reasonable prices and good locations.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are definitely more options off campus than on campus and at times I wish I was able to get off campus to eat a nice dinner rather than a tv dinner.

3 College Freshman

Administration: It's pretty strict when it comes to parking. My friend once had three tickets in a month's time for parking in places she didn't even know wasn't allowed and I was in the car and thought it was okay too. It gets frustrating when you're stopped for doing something totally fine as well.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Since the multiple assaults on campus it has improved.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: It was hard at times to speak to a representative from FSU financial aid office. The myFSU page wouldn't update all the time either so it was frustrating to know whether or not the funding was processed fully and correctly. Tips would be to make sure you know who you're talking to because I once had to go through three phone numbers/connections before finally speaking to the person I needed to talk to.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life has allowed me to meet some amazing people and help me get more involved in the Tallahassee community as well as some great philanthropic organizations. Being a non-greek my freshman year then going greek for my sophomore year I've seen both sides. Either one is survivable on campus.

5 College Freshman

Party Scene: Every party I attend, whether it's Thurs, Fri, or Sat night, it's seriously awesome. The atmosphere is inviting and the people are fun to be around.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Food: Every day I choose to have one meal not cooked or already made from my dorm. I get a bagel from Einstein's a few times a week and when I'm at Strozier Library late in the evening, I'll stop by Denny's for my midnight snack. The variety is great and besides the dining halls, all food places are worth going to.

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: Football is a huge part of being a FSU Seminole. We pride ourselves in our team and our garnet and gold.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I like living on campus because of its convenience. I don't have to rely on a car or bus ride since I can walk where ever I need. Food is always available throughout the day and a Denny's which is 24/7. My building is one of the newer ones so it's a lot cleaner than the ones that will be torn down this summer or the ones that will be gone in the next few years. Overall I like living on campus and I hope I find an opening to live on it once again.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Depending on how much you are willing to spend it can affect your options of housing. You really do get your moneys worth.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Burrito Boarder is the place to be, if you like Chipotle this place is a hundred times better about a dollar or so more but they have Queso and you get way more food for your money.

4 College Sophomore

Administration: My only complaint is that there weren't as many police officers hanging around the campus area at night until after multiple assaults were reported during the evening hours on campus.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: The lines for the financial aid office seem to go on for days, especially at the beginning of each semester. I've known people that financial aid has made mistakes and given them "too much money" making the student then pay back the supposed grant they were given. It truly is quite a hassle.

5 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Parties have introduced me to people that I would have never thought to have interacted with and has not only widened my social circle but my networking ability for the future.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Last semester when FSU was testing out the premium dining option it was amazing, the fact that we now have to pay an additional cost for that seems a bit silly considering how much money the school has.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Depending on the dorm it can be great or awful, the older dorms are rather small and can make you feel like each person is basically living on top of one another. While the newer dorms are much more spacious and a realistic expectation of how people are used to living especially for how expensive dorm housing is in comparison to other options in the surrounding area.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: There are so many different options and styles of off campus housing available. there are the super high end housing for the rich folk/ones who can afford it, there are small houses, big houses, townhouses, small apartments, large apartments, ones closer and ones farther away. its really great.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Tallahassee is INCREDIBLE when it comes to the food scene. I have found so many great local restaurants that offer so many different delicious cuisine. anything from vegan food to BBQ. Also we have so many great coffee shops that all have their own flare on timeless classics.

4 College Sophomore

Administration: They are very reasonable with their strictness. they give us freedom and make stupid college decisions, but still keep us safe and responsible.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I avoid financial aid if i can. i just don't like paperwork and conflict. but they are pretty good about it.

3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: I honestly go out maybe once or twice a semester, but when i do it's fun. I try to avoid places like the strip, the coliseum, pots, bulls, etc. but i really like Madison Social, Proof, and Recess.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: I don't have many complaints about the meal plan. It is super convenient and nice having unlimited. The food gets a little boring after a while, and they aren't very good at catering to people with food allergies. I am allergic to dairy and sometimes had very few options or only one option for food. I found myself eating the same things over and over because they were the only things without dairy in them.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I really enjoyed living on campus last year. I was in Dorman (the one they are about to tear down), and my roommate and i were random and didn't click, but not in a 'we hate each other' kind of way, more in a 'we both happen to be living here and that's fine' kind of way. I really liked community style because they cleaned the bathrooms for you every week day. The rooms were pretty small and the building was rather run down, but it wasn't anything that was worth pitching a fit about. I enjoyed the proximity to everything that on-campus housing provides and it was super easy to hang out with friends who also lived on campus.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are plenty of cheap places to eat of 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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