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Reviews 6109 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: The school is in a city, the capital so there's lots of stuff

4 College Freshman

Majors: Difficult. Must be selected into this limited access major, junior year.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: The dining halls aren't that bad. I've heard of some people getting sick from it, but I didn't get sick. Suwanee is okay. It's what you would expect from cafeteria food. I had dinner there for orientation and it was okay. However, the next day I had breakfast at Fresh Foods, and it was really good! Not sure how the dinner compares, but from what everyone is saying, Fresh Foods seems to be better than Suwanee. Suwanee does have plenty of options that I'm sure are better than what I had gotten (I got pork, green beans, and macaroni for dinner that night, but the tacos and salad bar looked pretty awesome. I also had pizza for lunch earlier and it was okay, not the best). The restaurants on campus are a lot better of course. There's plenty of healthy options as well.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I think that a lot of the dorms could be a little upgraded, but they aren't that bad. Dorman and Deviney are being upgraded which is good. I hate the layout of the dorms. Whoever thought of the idea of having the bathroom in the middle of the two bedrooms wasn't very bright. There is no shelving in the bathroom so you have to set your stuff on the ground or on top of the toilet. The ground gets soaking wet all the time (you might want a bathroom mat). The shower curtain really doesn't do anything. The bedrooms are decent sized. The sinks in the bedrooms is a bad idea because you wake your roommate up if you have to brush your teeth early in the morning or turn on the light to see in the mirror. On the plus side, I'll be staying in Salley. It's a little older than some of the other dorms, but it has a good amount of space. It has a separate room where the desks are which is perfect for studying late at night. The bathroom is also probably the best because the sink is in the bathroom. There's plenty of shelving in the bathroom, and there's also a separate room for the toilet (so if someone has to pee, they can easily go when someone is showering). I think the dorms would be a lot better if they were modeled after Salley.

4 College Freshman

Administration: I would say that the school is pretty strict about smoking. The campus is going to be Tobacco Free soon which I'm really happy about.

1 College Sophomore

Administration: Our school is pretty adamant when it comes to [being caught] using drugs (this includes alcohol). I've heard from people that you'll likely have to pay a fine and take a Drug/Alcohol course for your first offense. If you're caught again, it's likely you'll be suspended from school and you will probably face more extensive legal charges.

In terms of being caught, if you're not being overly public about it, you're probably okay. I know students who hid alcohol/drugs in their dorm and never got caught because they can't actually look through your belongings or do a "room search" (unless given reason to).

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Depends on the crowd you hang out with. I know people who do harder drugs, but I tend to stray away from them and mostly see them occasionally at parties. I know students who take Adderall to help study, but I haven't. The most common drug is weed - can't say I really know anyone who hasn't smoked it, but I don't know too many people who regularly smoke it. I believe everyone I know drinks, but usually only at parties, at home, or at a friend's. Either that or casual drinking at apartment complexes (cookout/pool party).

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I feel very safe on campus at FSU. They have safety points all around campus that you can press, in emergency, to have the FSUPD show up in less than 120 seconds. I get alerts when crimes happen and are reported on campus, and they are very infrequent and usually very small crimes like theft (stolen phone or purse) and the victim is unharmed. I carry pepperspray just in case, but have never needed it.

4 Recent Alumnus

Diversity: The school is very open to all cultures, sexes, sexual orientations, ethnicity, etc.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Technology: Access is really good. There is a computer lab in many of the buildings on campus as well as all of the libraries. Any student can use these. There is also wifi in many areas on campus for those who choose to bring computers. Also, access to printers and copiers is available on campus.

3 Recent Alumnus

Parking: Parking permits are free as they are included in tuition as parking/transportation fee. You can always find a spot on campus, but it might not always be where you want. F.S.U. is a big walking campus so you can't always park right next to the building you will be going to. One plus is the bus system is really good for getting around campus and going to campus in case you are worried about campus or don't have a car.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: The dining halls have nice atmosphere, but the food is standard cafeteria food: medium-low grade, low variety. If only I could tell you the amount of grilled cheeses I had in one week....

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: Many people of differing diversities and nationalities. A great blend of everything and much acceptance for who you are, which is always a plus.

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3 College Sophomore

Administration: I don't have too much experience with this, but I've heard many good things about it. Police seem to be very fair.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: Greek life is definitely a large part of FSU's campus life and it seems that most of the people I meet are a part of it. They do great things for the community, have a lot of fun and most people involved in Greek life seem to be pretty nice!

3 College Junior

Diversity: There is wide variety of race, religion, and economic background at FSU and I think it's great. I'm always meeting new people with interesting stories to tell.

3 College Sophomore

Parking: TERRIBLE. Need to get to class super early for a spot.

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.


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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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