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Reviews 5526 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: While this town and campus seem to be overrun by Greek life, they make up only a small percentage of students here. There is a wide range of people and personalities.

4 College Sophomore

Local Area: Tallahassee has either alot to offer or little to offer. It depends who you know and what you make of what is offered. There are two malls, movie theaters, parks, sponsored activites; so it really depends on what you pay attention to. There are places to go just outside of Tallahassee if you are adventurous. But locally there are restaurants to go to, bars and clubs. Intramural sports are a huge hit because there are so many offered.

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4 College Sophomore

Weather: The weather is kind of unpredictable; sometimes it will be cold for a few days but sunny and then be sunny, humid, and hot. It does not affect my campus experience much because it is easy to get to campus as well as be prepared clothing wise. I guess it keeps you on your toes, never know what to expect. But I enjoy the weather fluctuations because at least it is not always cold or always hot.

2 College Sophomore

Campus Food: There are a lot of options in the campus dining halls but they become redundant. There is not a focus of healthiness and the meal plans are too big for the average student.

2 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: There are a few newer dorms that are not too bad, including Degraff and Wildwood. However the majority of the dorms are extremely rundown and mostly pretty uncomfortable for living. The on-campus housing is not suitable past freshman year.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life acts to make the school's campus seem smaller. The Greek community is secondary to the larger school-wide community. The social atmosphere of the community is obviously central to parties and the like but there is a definite ranking among the Greek organizations.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: To ensure the process went well I had to spend a lot of time on the phone with the financial aid office. I think without doing that my financial aid could have gotten overlooked, but otherwise I received all the aid intended for me.

4 College Freshman

Majors: My program is Animation. The campus is in West Palm beach for the Film School. It is a highly selective process to get in. First, you have to apply to FSU's main school and get admitted. Then, you must complete a separate application to the film school. Upon acceptance, they will call you in for an interview.

5 College Junior

Athletics: Florida State athletics is a big deal at FSU, football especially. A lot of money and school activities are based around athletics and there are a lot of different sports teams there for students to join. Our school pride runs deep at FSU and we don't take losing lightly but we are not sore losers. I would say overall FSU is a very proud school whether in academics or athletics, so its a fun place to be.

3 College Freshman

Weather: Bipolar. It's always changing from raining to sunny, hot then cold. You can't even trust the weather reports. Winters are rainy and cold. Spring and summers are super hot.

4 College Freshman

Transportation: Overall, great experience! Diverse campus & lots of clubs you can join.

4 College Junior

Drug Safety: For being a junior, I haven't been exposed to much drug and alcohol. Yes there have been the occasional football games where alcohol is present but other than that it really isnt a big factor, at least to me, on campus. Maybe its just the group I hang around or if it is really the campus that is like this, I haven't really had a problem facing drugs and alcohol.

5 College Senior

Greek Life: I am in a sorority and I love the Greek life here. It is like we are one big family and all stick up for each other.

4 College Freshman

Local Area: Tallahassee is a very small town. The main attractions and things to do surround the university. The best places to eat and just go out with your friends are within a 5 mile radius of the school. There are cool places such as the Rez and the sink hole where many people like to spend their Saturday and Sunday afternoons. Tennessee Street is pretty much where its at. Once you get far away enough from the university there is nothing but forests and residential areas. However, on Game days this small town simply lights up. Businesses paint their windows in support of our team and offer specials. The immense pride for the Florida State Seminoles can be felt throughout Tallahassee. Even though the school is located in a small town it is events like these that make you feel like you are apart of something BIG.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: I believe Florida State University is extremely diverse. There are international students from Serbia to even China. There are people with many different ethnic backgrounds. And there are hundreds of clubs and organizations that welcome you with open arms. One can definitely find a place to fit in at FSU

3 Recent Alumnus

Local Area: Sports centered but there are museums & festivals.

3 Recent Alumnus

Parking: Need to get to school at least a hour early to find.

4 College Freshman

Academics: The professors here are great they are all very friendly and helpful. The workload all depends on how many classes you are taking and if you are able to handle it. Popular study areas are the library's and on Landis green during the day. The awesome thing is that you can study anytime because Strozier library is open 24 hours a day.

4 College Freshman

Campus Quality: The school has so many things going on at once that you never really know where to begin. The social scene is great and the campus life also is. You can pretty much do whatever you please on your free time as long as it is legal and abides by the schools rules and regulations.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: The nightlife for students that are 21 and older is far more diverse than what is available for student that are younger than 21. However, there are a few clubs for those who want to pay to have a good time. I would say that house parties are far more fun than the club scene because they are free and people of all ages are there.

4 College Freshman

Campus Quality: The activities and athletic centers are great. There are many things to do and many clubs to join on campus so you will never be bored. The gym is open almost all the time which is useful if you want to work out any time of the day.

2 College Freshman

Weather: The campus is absolutely gorgeous but the weather changes every 60 minutes or so. It'll be really cold, sunny, windy, and humid all in one day. It's really annoying when as a student when you have to walk to classes and you're only properly dressed for the weather for only a portion of the day.

2 College Freshman

Parking: Parking is difficult, but there are plenty of busses to take instead.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There are lots of different apartment complexes for students, varying in price, distance from school, and spaciousness.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: FSU offers various methods of late night transportations such as Safe Bus that picks up and drops off on campus from 7pm to 2 am. The Night Nole public bus goes around various places in Tallahassee as well. Cabs are also a good way to get around. I always see campus police going around campus but some walkways are some what dark which I avoid especially if I'm by myself.


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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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