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Reviews 5817 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I got a decent amount of aid but I'm a VERY good student and I work a part time job. I still struggle financially so I wish I received more.

4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: I love the bars in Tally! I always have a good time. Parties are my favorite though.

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: I love FSU's school spirit! I like going to the football games.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: I've eaten at the dining halls once. Not that great but that's why I don't have a meal plan. The food around campus is great though! Einstein's, Chili's, Subway, Starbucks etc.

3 College Senior

Administration: FSU campus police are very strict on drug usage and underage drinking on campus. On the other hand, they respect college traditions such as swimming in the numerous fountains on campus and will let students have a good time while maintaining a safe environment.

4 College Senior

Weather: For most of the year the weather at FSU is perfect, you get all the sunshine of Florida practically year round with the weather consistency of southern Georgia, leading to many cool breezes on sunny days.

2 College Senior

Parking: Parking is not great, but there are spaces available if you are willing to search long enough

5 College Senior

Campus Quality: FSU has 5 libraries, gyms and full scale rec centers to keep any physically active person busy for a long time. There are open green areas to play sports or read a book underneath many of the shady trees that have been there for generations. FSU also has a great student union that has many things to offer students such as a video game parlor and a full scale movie theater that is completely free.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Campus police are strict on drug use, but when it comes to alcohol, they are more concerned with student safety than doling out punishment. I've heard of students who have been caught drunk outdoors at night getting rides home from policemen. There's plenty of public and safe transportation at night for students who have been drinking. While I always keep my pepper spray on me and limit my outdoor activity at night to walking back to my dorm from the library, I feel pretty safe on campus. I receive campus alerts through text on my phone, and in a year of living on campus, there was one alert about an attempted mugging and another about an attempted assault. The rest were weather warnings.

4 College Sophomore

Administration: It's usually only very large parties that attract police. In those cases they only arrest visibly drunk minors. When they discover drunk students out at night, its usually the student safety that they are most concerned about. Underage or not, lone groups of students caught drinking are usually let off with a warning and often given a ride home. Campus police are much tougher on drug use and possession, both of which usually result in arrest. All in all, you have to be discreet about alcohol use, but campus police have always made me feel safe rather than anxious.

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2 College Sophomore

Parking: Only certain parking garages on campus allow week-long student parking for students who live on campus. All the garages are free but on weekends or game days some garages will tow student cars as they are reserved for visitors. The earlier in the day it is the easier it is to find a spot. It's best to arrive on campus an hour before your class if you want to find a spot and still be on time.

5 College Junior

Party Scene: There is always something to do here at FSU. Even during Midterms and Finals there arte non-stop parties. Get ready to get Shmacked

4 College Junior

Greek Life: I'm not involved with Greek life but my roommate states that it is very time-consuming

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: There are many apartments but they vary in distance, quality, and cost. The best apartments is Campus Circle but it is expensive - around $680 a month not including electricity, but it comes with cable, internet, a dishwasher/ dryer, and a huge tv. There are 4 other apartment complexes that are cheaper but have certain issues in there respective neighborhoods. Having a car and a job nullify these issues.

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3 College Junior

Administration: Everything has been pretty fair. Protest are allowed and your individual rights aren't suppressed by Campus PD. People do get away with the occasional drink, but overall most things happen off campus so there isn't really an issue on campus.

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: Nightlife is for most student with exception of some clubs that are 21 or older. There is something to do for everyone at Florida State that does not always have to involve drinking.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: There are people of every race, religion, and sexual orientation at FSU which makes it very diverse. FSU is very strong on the idea of respect and respecting diversity which gives it a good reputation.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: I received an average amount of financial aid from Florida State that was easy to achieve. I did not have to out in much effort besides the necessary requirements to receive the aid. I suggest searching for more scholarships within Florida State and speak to people in the Financial Aid department to help get everything you earned.

2 College Freshman

Parking: Florida State is definitely a walking campus!! While the parking garages are convenient with the number of available spots on a board outside, they all fill up fast!!

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: The food is at sometimes plentiful, but restricted in choice and in health. The new vegetarian section is much appreciated. There are always awkward transition periods of barley any food though between meals.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: The football games are the coolest, I don't think any school has more spirit than Florida State!

2 College Sophomore

Local Area: Tallahasse has it's perks but the only fun things are the clubs and fraternity/sorority houses. I have yet to find something besides the arcade and mall that motivates me to go out of town. There are a few restaurants but nothing else.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I love living on campus, everything is so convenient and only a five minute walk away.RA's are always there to help you and you get to interact with so many people that you make a lot of friends.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: Florida State University is a great school! All the professor's are very knowledgeable and easy to talk too, the community is relaxing and there is no worries of being left out. The school also hosts many events but I feel as if they could host some events more towards the interest of minorities such as middle eastern or Hispanic people.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Although it is most common for students at Florida State to drink during the week and on weekends, there is drug use. The severity of drug use depends on who you hang out with. Peer pressure is not an issue, people won't treat you differently if you do or do not use. Drug use usually happens behind closed doors or in the bathrooms at clubs.


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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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