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5 College Junior

Greek Life: The majority of the student population is associated with Greek Life. Greek Life can be seen everywhere on campus and is has a major role in the University. Those participating in Greek Life tend to hang out with others in their own Chapters; they take classes together, attend school events together, and do outside school events together. If not in Greek Life, it's very hard to find a group of friends that bond as close as those that are in Greek Life. Greek Life provides many more social experiences.

4 College Freshman

Administration: They don't get in the way.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The classes are great and although it is a big school, it doesn't feel like it.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Administration: They're lenient and strict where they need to be..

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Partying is the best in Tallahassee.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Academics: Classes are big so note taking is important. Professors are willing to help you if you put forth the effort.

4 people found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Scholarships: For the most part the financial aid office is very helpful. I had a problem with my scholarship coming through but that was from a miscommunication from the sender not the financial aid office.

5 College Junior

Athletics: The athletics at Florida State are wonderful. Most students are filled with school spirit and support the athletics program.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: I have lived off campus all 3 years. My first two years I lived walking distance to campus and it was great although pricey. I now live off campus in a house that is about 20 minutes from campus. I love my house but I would rather be walking distance of everything.

4 College Junior

Party Scene: The party scene is very prominent.

4 College Junior

Greek Life: Greek life is big at Florida State however it does not consume the campus.

4 College Junior

Local Area: Florida State University is located in Tallahassee, FL (the Capital). Near the campus is the college town atmosphere but further away from campus is the more residential atmosphere of Tallahassee. There are lots of boutiques for shopping. Many parks for outdoor events.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: I never lived in the on campus dorms.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Most restaurants around campus are reasonably priced with a large variety.

1 person found this useful Report
4 Niche User

Academics: Great academic life if you put the effort in. There is a mix of students who care and students who don't, it just depends on how you decide to work with it.

1 person found this useful Report
5 Niche User

Athletics: Lots of school spirit here, mostly for football, but other sports get their time too.

1 person found this useful Report
4 Niche User

Majors: My major has an excellent placement program that practically guarantees you both an internship and a job.

1 person found this useful Report
4 Niche User

Party Scene: During football season there are definitely more opportunities to go out, but it stays fun year round.

2 people found this useful Report
4 Niche User

Administration: There is a good balance of personal freedom and strictness because of safety.

1 person found this useful Report
3 Niche User

Health & Safety: FSUPD do a good job, but walking alone on campus can be scary, even just after dark.

4 Niche User

Local Area: Fun college town, great places to eat and hangout, and more being built every year.

3 Niche User

Off-Campus Housing: Maintenance staff is very unreliable for most places, and the neighborhoods are often unsafe.

3 Niche User

Campus Housing: Dorms are very small, I wish there were more suite-style options available. The roommate matching system is non-existent, which is a very large part of what made my experience on campus so poor. We were completely opposite in every way, which could have easily been avoided by a generic roommate matching survey.

2 College Freshman

Scholarships: they'll give you aid but you have to harass them to disperse it

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Local Area: if it's not apart of college town, it's really ghetto

3 people found this useful Report
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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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