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Reviews 6251 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Some pricey, and none do discounts.

4 College Junior

Transportation: Great in the long run with money. Uses student ID.

3 College Senior

Health & Safety: I haven't had much interaction with the health center or the police so I can't offer an in-depth review of either one. However, I will say that I do feel safe walking around campus. I'm typically walking around campus alone and in the day time I think nothing of it. I try not to walk around alone after dark simply because the campus is huge and my routes typically take me through or by buildings that are still operating during evening hours, so anyone could be out or around. There have been periods where campus crimes seem to happen frequently but I've never personally been harmed or accosted while on campus. I generally feel safe on campus but I am aware that no place is 100% secure and that I should be cautious; especially as a woman.

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4 College Senior

Diversity: No place is perfect, but this school is very accepting to people who are different. At this school very few people would blink at someone being homosexual and there a variety of groups centered around and led by students of different ethnic groups. For example, there is an Asian Student Union as well as Black Student Union and a Caribbean Student Association. There are women's groups and LGBT groups and a wide variety of religious groups. On campus for example there are permanent structures run by Methodist student groups, Episcopal student groups and Baptist student groups. During Holy Week the Catholic student group held public services on the green in front of the honors dorm in the center of campus. There is an atmosphere at this school that encourages students to carve out a space for themselves as well as offer places where students can find people like themselves. This is one of the things I love most about this school.

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4 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: There is always a new place to try near this school. There are local places near campus that are available to students as well as recognizable chain restaurants. There is a spate of eateries down one of the main roads that runs parallel to campus so no matter which side of campus you live on you're near a place to eat. If you have a car you have access to the nicer restaurants in the greater metropolitan area/downtown, but car-less students can still hoof it to places that are not McDonald's.

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1 College Senior

Parking: The only times it is easy to find parking is at night on the weekend. During the day, especially on week days, finding a parking spot is next to impossible. Friends of mine have relayed stories where they've spent 45 minutes just driving around campus trying to find a parking space. Thankfully the need for a car is pretty low on campus because there is a university bus system. This school-sponsored bus system can be extremely helpful since a trip across campus can take 20-25 minutes on foot, depending on how quickly you walk.

3 College Freshman

Local Area: It's perfect for college but once I graduate I would not want to live there any longer.

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5 College Freshman

Transportation: Even if you don't have a car, the bus systems are AMAZING!

4 College Freshman

Administration: The school is strict when they need to be but not overpowering.

2 College Freshman

Parking: The parking would be great if you could ever find a spot.

1 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life is basically just a way for girls to be mean to each other. I don't have much respect for any of them. It's all about who's the prettiest.

5 College Freshman

Majors: I have not actually started my major yet, but I'm a film major and the upper class men are great. They really try to include the freshman.

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5 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: It depends who you hang out with. There are tons of different types of people.

5 College Freshman

Party Scene: FSU is the place to be for nightlife.

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5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: The food is delicious! Especially Mr. Robotos!

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: You don't notice drug use much if you're not looking for it, but it's college... it's there!

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: I don't have a meal plan so I don't know but I eat there occasionally and it's good.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I've never been there but heard great things

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There are always new apartment complexes.

3 College Freshman

Weather: Florida has a range of weather.

5 College Freshman

Party Scene: There is something happening all the time at every place

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4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Everyone is diverse but show unity.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are plenty of options to dine out.

5 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life has proved to better Florida State's community as they join with those who are not Greek.

4 College Freshman

Technology: There are several resources for students to use computers.


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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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