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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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4 College Freshman

Party Scene: Aren't we the #1 party school?...nuff said

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3 College Freshman

Campus Food: Suwannee is the worst of the 3 dining halls on campus. Figg is easily the best and Fresh Foods is in between. If you live on the east side of campus (like Deviney, Dorman, Landis, Gilchrist, Broward, Bryan, Jennie, Cawthon, Reynolds) then Fresh is too far for it to be worth it usually. Suwannee is closer to these buildings. But the franchised options (Subway, Chick-fil-a, etc.) are way better than the dining halls and if you can, try to stick with those or just cook. The dining halls have decent variety (better at Fresh and Figgs than Suwannee) and they are just good enough to get by.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Disclaimer: *The building I review in the first part is being torn down for Fall 2015* I live in Deviney Hall and it's an okay community style dorm at best. Rooms are a sometimes moldy, the laundry room is creepy, and the bathrooms can get pretty disgusting pretty quickly on the weekends (when they don't clean them). Despite the building's age and it's unrenovated state, I think most of the residents will say that it is what you make it and the social atmosphere is one of the best on campus. That should go for the other community style dorms such as Dorman, Kellum, and Smith Halls (the only community dorm that will available for Fall 2015). I have made so many friends in this building and I am really happy that I was able to live in it despite its quirks.

The new Dorman and Deviney Halls will be available for Fall 2015 to replace the old Dorman and Deviney halls. These will be suite style and will be almost equally comparable to Wildwood & Degraff Halls (with some differences).

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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: They throw good parties and do good for the community, I'm just not sure it's my thing

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5 College Sophomore

Athletics: The gym is the best! They have super up-to-date equipment and it's three stories high. They have an indoor olympic sized pool, an indoor track, a bunch of squash and racquetball courts, and different activity rooms

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Most places open til 3am or later

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: It's such a hassle to get and deal with and then they don't follow the proper channels and try to give you a fine for not paying everything when it was something on their end

4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Florida State goes hard every weekend. I would give it 5 stars but I've been out a few times where it was only okay.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: I don't really eat on campus much because I have food back at my apartment. It's just more expensive than I'd like to pay, but for the most part quality.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There are tons of options of different locations, sizes, and prices.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are plenty of restaurants! Close and far from campus, there are tons of options

3 College Freshman

Administration: The campus isn't very strict because we are technically adults now. There is respect on both ends.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: The financial aid line is really long at the beginning of the year, but everyone there has a smile on their face and are eager to help you.

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3 College Freshman

Party Scene: I don't party much, but it's been okay every time I have went out!

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: I don't have a meal plan, but on campus restaurants are good! The lines get long sometimes but that's expected with our school's population.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Living on campus is easy. The campus isn't huge so you can make it across campus in about 20 minutes.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: It's usually pretty good. Tallahassee is a college town, so there are always plenty of people looking for tenants. Most landlords don't rent out ridiculously nice places because they know that there's always the possibility an apartment will get trashed, but you can find plenty of average, comfortable places to live that don't cost too much.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: I grew up in Tallahassee, and I live off campus, so I kind of consider everything in town to be at least somewhat close to FSU. As it is with any place, you've got good restaurants and you've got bad ones. I will say that there are a lot of fast food places around campus. More concentrated than in any other area.

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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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