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5 College Senior

Athletics: Football is the biggest sport at FSU. If you come to FSU then you will have to go to at least one football game at Doak Campbell Stadium. Just the feeling of being with 80,000 other students and alumni in support of FSU truly unifies our school. We have a ton of fan support and even have organizations like Lady Spirit Hunters who make signs, goody bags, and help the football players stay motivated.

5 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: I live off campus from FSU in an apartment complex called Grand Marc. It is fully secure with cameras, magnetic door keys, gates in the parking garages, magnetic keys to enter the building, and it is a two minute walk to campus. One con is that it is a little pricey, however you gain the safety aspect along with all of their amenities.

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4 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: Restaurants is what the capitol of Florida is known for- we eat when we are not working at a capitol or full time job or going to class. One of my favorite places to eat is an Italian place called Buca de Beppo which serves family style food so you will always need someone to eat with because the serving size starts at two people. They serve authentic Italian food and it is such a great atmosphere. Tallahassee offers the same sort of experience for all cuisines.

5 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Housing: The housing is very affordable and spacious. The off campus housing experience at Florida State is better than any campus that I've ever experienced. It's friendly and social but also allows for focused study time.

3 Recent Alumnus

Academics: Overall, student engagement is good and the quality of courses offered varies from department to department. There are many very experiences and good professors and my best advice is to talk to many people before enrolling to gauge their experiences because some professors are better than others.

2 Recent Alumnus

Academics: The introductory courses are often very large and include too many students to allow for meaningful interactions from all professors and students. The core courses of the Biology major are very good and rigorous and are quite good at preparation for a future in biological research.

3 Recent Alumnus

Guys & Girls: It's a large school and you can find almost any type of scene or people that you clique with. In generally, people are friendly and interested in making new connections that last.

3 College Junior

Majors: The elementary ed program is extremely rigorous! I am currently taking 5 classes and each one assumes it is the only class taken. Mounds of reading and journaling about what was read so the instructor knows you actually read the material!

3 College Junior

Majors: As a junior, I am expected to be more independent and assertive about my student observations as an elementary education major. The instructors at FSU do not walk you through finding the teacher or introduce you to them personally. They select a teacher in the county in which you live and introduce you to each other via email. From there it is your responsibility to dress professionally and go get it! It is your career that you are building and FSU expects you to earn it!

3 College Junior

Majors: Lots of hoops for a non-traditional returning student! Not so many for high school students. Just don't forget that infernal foreign language requirement!

4 College Senior

Weather: It is SOOO hot and humid during the summer! So you will most likely be hitting up the pool after class. It gets really cold during the winter and recently we were hit by a strong storm that included hail. But those storms are RARE, this is the first that it has ever occurred in my four years living here. So to wrap it up, Tallahassee actually experiences all four seasons, unlike the rest of Florida.

4 College Senior

Majors: The College of Business provides a great selection of classes and almost all of the professors have amazing experience in their respective field. If I could do it all over again, I would have join the business fraternity my first semester of college.

For the short run, my main career goal is to have a full time job right after graduating, and I am in the process of interviewing for several. In the long run, I would love to work in the marketing department of a corporation or work for an international marketing agency.

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: They are are HUGE deal. Football season is one of the best seasons. There are tons of parades for the team and a lot of community events.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: The restaurants are awesome! They are close to campus and delicious.

4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Always a lot of activities going on no matter what your interests .

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5 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: I love the gyms on campus and the volleyball opportunities as well as the equestrian team. I grew up riding horses and participating in sports and love that I can continue those activities during my time at FSU.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: Free campus bus service as well,as city bus for students, free movies, new engineering school which I appreciate since I am an engineering student.

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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Always there if you need them. Even have an escort service and self-defense program.

3 Recent Alumnus

Majors: The biology department has brand new facilities and student labs. I enjoyed the program. Some classes were more enjoyable then others and you are required to take some classes that may not match with the field you are hoping to go into. There is a lot of work involved. Some teachers are better at presenting and helping with the material than others. If you work hard and apply yourself you can work in professors labs.

3 Recent Alumnus

Drug Safety: It all depends on who you hang around with. Drinking was more popular and there was some peer pressure but there could be great consequences if you are caught in the dorm with illegal substances or drinking underage

3 Recent Alumnus

Campus Quality: There are many new buildings on campus that are great, but there are still some areas of campus that need to be updated. The university is working to build a modern campus. The new student health center is extremely nice and convenient and the science buildings are top of the line.

3 Recent Alumnus

Campus Quality: Beautiful campus, all the new science buildings are fantastic. The student government is working hard to make sure student activities and facilities are fun and pay for facilities to be open late during exam weeks and provide refreshments. Lots of organizations to join so you can find your place if you are willing to try. Always something interesting in the union.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are many off campus dining options that are great! For example, Jimmy John's subs has available delivery until midnight. The cost is very convenient for students and there is a huge variety. All of the dining options are at a close walking distance from campus and the best places would definitely be...Mr. Robotos and Momo's Pizza!

4 College Freshman

Majors: Although I do not currently have an internship, I've heard that the internships with FSU are incredible. Many students travel abroad for their internships and come back saying that that was the best experience. FSU has a known study abroad program that is very popular. Although pricey, there are always scholarships available for students and it is definitely worth it! Also, side note, the best times for students to study abroad are during their first and second years of college as opposed to the third and fourth when there are more heavy concerns such as graduate school applications, graduation, etc.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: For first year college students, it is a great experience to live in the dorms. As freshmen, it is an opportunity to meet new people and to potentially make life long friends. The halls are usually quiet during quiet hours but those rules are not followed all the times. As for convenience, living in the dorms is great because there are no worries for parking. For Freshmen, it is the best to live on campus to get a better feel and understanding of the 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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