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4 College Freshman

Campus Quality: Landis Green is a huge space in the heart of campus for students to relax and study and catch up on homework. Not only do many students study on Landis Green, many students bring their dogs for a nice walk and play frisbee. Students even tan at times! Landis Green is in front of two libraries at FSU that are incredible. Strozier Library provides printing services as well as a tutoring section. Strozier Library has five floors, all with plenty of tables and computers to use. Also, there is a Starbucks available 24/7 as long as Strozier is open. Social activities are also held at "Club Stroz" at times! Goldstein Library is also right next to Landis Green. Goldstein has a more quieter and studious reputation. Goldstein Library also has a couple study rooms with white boards for students to use.

5 College Freshman

Campus Quality: There are many programs such as the CARE program that serve solely to help first generation students. Many recipients are first generation students and CARE knows that the college experience may be overwhelming. However, in CARE, there are printing services, networking opportunities, as well as tutoring and computer lab services.

4 College Freshman

Transportation: The bus system is wonderful. They have an App for Apple and Android devices that will have a map of where all the buses are and their ETA's of when they will arrive at a bus stop. The only reason I give an A- is because some routes need an extra bus or two. Sometimes, the buses are very full and you will have to wait awhile for the same bus to come around with less people.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: It's very hit or miss. Some days it is very good and provide many choices. Some days I ask what is going on in there heads. Efficiency is something the dining halls lack. Lines will be long and they will take there sweet old time.
I recommend Fresh Foods over Suwannee. FIGG is also a great option for lunch located in the stadium.

The Student Union also has SubWay, Freshens, Papa Johns, Chili's, Polo Tropical, and some others that are all good.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Many blue-lights around campus. Provide Safe Connection to take you where ever on campus during late hours when you don't feel safe walking. Police are present and are reasonable.

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3 College Senior

Academics: It can be better. Teachers are so huddled with doing there on research that their classes lack creativity and make learning fun. But i don't blame them FSU has a mandatory research policy to work at this school.

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5 College Senior

Transportation: Public transportation is really good in tallahasse. Although, it does not run 24 hours like some, you can always have an available bus schedule. FSU has one of the most efficient bus system. They have this iPhone and blackberry app that allows you to track the travel of you desired bus to eliminate unnecessary wait time. The cab system is also really good. Pricey but good.

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4 College Senior

Guys & Girls: Florida State university, is like miami florida. You are going to get a lot of people from all walks of life. the good this there is something for every one, racially and culturally. PS: the women are very hot as well and the men are just to die for. Well some at least. However, for a person like me that is caribbean i wish i can see more of my native accent in Tallahassee.

3 College Freshman

Administration: If you get caught drinking or smoking, you get sent to the student code court, which I dont know much about. I have known people who got sent there for getting caught drinking and smoking and they did not get expelled, so its not that bad.

3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Most of the guys here are pretty nice and polite. They always open the door for me and are just overall pleasant. There are some guys however (mostly frat guys) who are the typical douche bags. But thats pretty normal.

2 College Freshman

Scholarships: The last 2 semesters I have been at FSU they have messed up my financial aid refund. This semester they did not tell me that they used up my refund for another issue, and it took me a month and a half to even find that information out. Employees are not very helpful.

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: Florida State has the best sports programs period!

5 College Junior

Athletics: This school has awesome basketball and football teams. The school spirit is amazing. Football weekends are CRAZY! I am not an athlete, but as a fan, I can say that you will be very happy to support your teams at FSU

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4 College Junior

Academics: I am a liberal arts student -- started out in Latin American Studies. The program closed but opened again. The professors know their stuff. Most of them try to make what could be dull interesting. I have also taken some womens studies and writing courses. They have been great!

4 College Junior

Academics: I came here for one program which was closed right after I got here. Buy I picked another one and it has been great. There are tons of opportunities for service, with chances to meet friends. I participated in a Freshman Living and Learning Community which was also helpful. Teachers are good. The resources are many. Class choices are many, too. Overall, the academics are great.

3 College Junior

Weather: Tallahassee weather is very finicky. There will be days in November/December where it will be in the 80s and then the next day it will be in the upper 50s. It can make predicting the weather, and thus what to wear very difficult sometimes.

3 College Junior

Diversity: Although there are a lot of international students at FSU, I feel that the student body could be a little more diverse. However, there are a lot of different religions and political views represented throughout campus, which can make for a politically charged environment sometimes.

3 College Junior

Scholarships: At the beginning of my college experience I was awarded a lot of financial aid due to my financial situation. However, as the years went by and the funding got cut I've received less and less financial aid, which isn't necessarily the universities fault, but it has made paying for school more difficult.

3 College Junior

Drug Safety: FSU has a huge campaign advocating against underaged drinking. I don't feel that this is very successful, but other than that I feel that drug safety at Florida State is pretty good. I'm not aware of any huge drug scandals going on here.

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: There is a wide diversity of people at FSU. I see plenty of attractive guys, from football players to skater boys, walking around campus every single day, as well as gorgeous girls. There are people here to spark everyone's interest.

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Though Tallahassee is a very large city, and there are many incredible places to dine, most of the off-campus restaurants near FSU are fast food. The healthier food options are, the better. Student discounts are also usually difficult to come by.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: It was quite easy to get into my program. I was actually considered a transfer student, even though I was a freshman, because I obtained my A.A. in high school. So I declared my major as soon as I enrolled and I didn't have to do anything special.

3 College Sophomore

Majors: I'm an English major and I've had good classes and some not so good classes. It all depends on who's teaching. At first I got a lot of graduate students, but I learned to watch out for that and now I try to sign up for classes taught by professors. I have had some great professors and even some good graduate students. It all depends.

5 College Freshman

Party Scene: FSU has a great nightlife. They have multiple bars and clubs minutes from campus. The university provides shuttles and taxis at a reduced rate for students who choose to drink so they can get back to campus safely. The bars and clubs are always offering up events and drink promotions as well a entertainers and DJ's. There is something for everyone! Whether it is Thursday night or Saturday night you can always find a good time somewhere around campus.

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: The dining halls have very good options for everyone. They have a hot food section for when you are feeling like eating moms homemade cooking. They have a vegetarian section and an amazing wrap station. The union offers up great restaurant choices such as: Miso, Pollo Tropical, Chilis, Salad Creations, Einsteins, and Subway. It is great too because has a variety of options for meal plans and they all come with Flexbucks which you can use at any dining facility 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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