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3 College Freshman

Scholarships: My financial paid paid for all of my tuition for my first semester along with a financial aid refund of $2600. My father had to resubmit my FAFSA for this school year though, and by doing that had a good portion of my financial aid revoked. The school's action in this situation was to request payment for tuition for my first semester, which had already passed.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: I don't party all that much but when I do, there's always somewhere to party.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: The dining hall food has its good days, and also bad.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I currently live in one of the nicer dorms on campus, Cawthon Hall. But there are some very old dorms on the other side of campus that are comparable to housing projects.

5 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: I loved FSU I am so glad I went there I wouldn't change it for the world if I could go back I would.

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3 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Housing: Ive had the worst and best experience with off campus housing and I think every college kid does specially at FSU. My first year I talked my parents into getting me the nicest town house with granite and cherry wood cabinets and my own bathroom and bigger bedroom than I had a home with a porch and walking distance to school. It was a totally mess... The walls were paper thin we paid a HUGE utilities bill parking was horrible we could barrely have anyone over because they would get towed and trust me you will get towed in tally or get your car hit I got my car hit 3 times but never towed. The house was great but paying almost a grand each a month is not so great. Most people rent houses or get apartments. it wasn't a safe place the closer you are to campus the less safe it is most of the time. My second year I lived in a student housing apartment place West 10 that everyone hears of and its pretty far from campus to me you can't walk and its not near anything but it is a quick drive if that makes sense. It was nice but it was horrible because of the roommates I had. It wasn't very safe and it could get loud but it gave it that college dorm experience and you had a free hot tub pool gym two tanning beds and a red box plus a huge bathroom and walk in closets. My third year I found a place right on campus which was amazing next to the new parking garage college down was in my back yard along with the IM fields. I could walk tot he stadium in a matter of 5 minutes and see if outside my window it was amazing. I paid 500 for rent and then it went up the next year because he got a laundry room. i probably paid 700 in all but i got to live alone and focus on my studies but have my own space when i needed it. NO carpet. Walking distance to all my classes didn't have to deal with parking, walking distance for tailgates on game day i was in the center of it all. I got to walk to college town not dealing with driving or taxi's it was amazing plus my landlord was awesome.

5 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Dining: Off campus dinning is amazing there is so much to choose from. I miss it so much it is insane. Gordos is such a staple they are a place everyone goes too and the gordo sauce will make you melt. Also the best mexican food and buy one get one huge marge is El Jasico's. I love 101 if you want wine down wednesday or something classier than college food. Also califorina Chicken Grill is good late night healthy choice. Jasmines is the best sushi but if you are craving late night sushi sumo sabi. A ton of bbq places I can't even list them all. I love how there are chains but most of these are places that are only in tally and you can't find anywhere else. Monks is a cool place that you can get a burger with an egg or pb&j on it. Also you got MoMo's where a slice of pizza is bigger than your head. Chiptole is always having a line out of the door, yogurt mouton is right next door if you want dessert after a huge burrito. You have any chain you can think of a Chick Fil A that is open till 3am! I mean what more can you ask for?

3 Recent Alumnus

Administration: FSU isn't strict in some areas but strict in others. If they catch you underage drinking you most likely will just get kicked out of a bar but if its on campus you will get in a lot of trouble. That isn't saying that people don't do it. A lot of people sneak drinks or drugs into their dorms but they are risking ALOT for their future. Also they sneak guys over or girls when they aren't suppose too but they let it slide. You are suppose to be an adult and make choices that are good and if you get caught you get caught type of thing. they don't turn away and act like they didn't see or not know whats going on they do but they also have a ton of students to look after also and can't catch everyone to make everyone get in trouble for it because most underage kids do it. Drugs on the other hand most of the time the people doing it are not on campus when they do it but the one thing I never understood is why they don't do anything about the adderall problem. Whyarent they doing anything to stop it when its being sold all over campus in dorms, in classes, the library specially during finals week.

3 Recent Alumnus

Scholarships: I didn't get any scholarships and lost my bright futures due to family issues but I did get student loans and it was smoothly and wasn't stressful like everyone makes it out to be. They go over everything with you the different types what is expected of you after graduation and how much money you can get. Also its very easily set up online for you and you can even return money that you don't need without being charged when you receive it. It all gets set up at orientation on a sun trust account for you also.

5 Recent Alumnus

Party Scene: The party scene is amazing. I think its the best college in America and being said I didn't party my first couple of months. They have everything to offer if you aren't 21 and can't go to the bars there is still choices for you. There is different places for anyone. I loved College Town and i was so lucky to be able to live right next to it and having all the different choices for you. I also loved the palace when you didn't want to deal with the frats. Then there was frat parties for people that were into greek life. Also the strip if you were under 21. Then there was potbelly's for happy hour and greek life. Coliseum was more for the concerts but also if you wanted a club scene. There was always something going on at madison social and recess was awesome to be on top and see the city plus a pool top. There is always a house party going on that you could just walk too. Heritage Grove was awesome on game days to tailgate. There were plenty more like Level 8, some places downtown, or off thomasville also Bulls is a staple of any 21+ college kid.

3 Recent Alumnus

Campus Food: At first I was in love with the buffet style dinning hall and being able to pick whatever you wanted but after having that a bunch of times it got old and i realized how unhealthily it really was. I LOVED having a starbucks on campus and not only having one is great depending on where your classes are. I also loved Einstein bagels because they offered more than just coffee or a bagel. I know people are in love with having Chick Fil A on campus and I enjoyed having Chillis but i do wish there was more on campus that was healthy or quick bites to eat. Something that wasn't like subway or dennys or the weird salad place. They don't even have normal places in the student union to me.

4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: I think living on campus is a great way to meet people and start college off right. Living on campus at FSU is amazing because its a beautiful campus and you get to meet so many people. You get to meet people that live in the same dorm as you and that could be a lot also you get to meet other people that live around campus or live in other dorms. Walking to class is always great for your health and being able to know your campus even more. You don't get pushed into adulthood too quickly as per say living on your own in an apartment a dorm you still feel like you have a family and friends that are in the same situation as you are.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: A lot of the better places are above a student's budget.

3 College Freshman

Administration: It can be strict sometimes, but I think that is necessary to keep the campus running smoothly.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: I had some trouble getting one of my scholarships disbursed to me.

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: There is a wide variety of nightlife if that's your thing.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: The dining halls aren't the best, but I understand that it's hard to cook for so many people.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Currently, I live in Deviney Hall. It has air conditioning/heat problems, the rooms are small, and problems aren't always fixed.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Florida State is a fantastic university and the quality of the courses are great. Professors know what they're talking about and the Grad Students that sometimes teach the classes know what they are teaching. Class sizes can depend. English classes are extremely small. Pre-req courses for popular majors are big and other liberal studies courses are large as well.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: There are lots of opportunities as a CS major at this school. FSU holds a CS Expo every year and Engineering Day every semester for CS and engineers to meet potential employers. The career center on campus is really good and has lots of helpful services for getting jobs. There are also a great amount of jobs on campus.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: Leach is good and the Wellness Center has a smaller gym inside of it that's much newer than the Leach. Wellness center is in a better location for East siders and leach is better for west siders (especially wildwood and traditions). Football team is self-explanatory (bloody fantastic), women's basketball team is great, baseball is great, and soccer is great. Lots of school spirit. More spirit than probably any other school in the state. We have lots of intramural options and even a quidditch club/team.

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Cheaper than on-campus, better than on-campus. You should move off-campus (but not just anywhere and check for Seminole Express bus routes if you don't have a car)

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Pretty good stuff off campus.

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4 College Freshman

Administration: They don't really get in your way. But this campus does have some strict things with parking and sexual misconduct especially.

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2 College Freshman

Scholarships: The financial aid department is filled with a lot of incompetent people. Be prepared to have a few headaches and/or messed up aid. Also, in the beginning of the semester, financial aid office lines are going to extend to the outside of the office and you'll wait a little while. In the middle, there will still be a line but a short one.

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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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