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Reviews 5442 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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3 College Senior

Drug Safety: Everyone Does It – Even if Florida State takes precautions, college students are going to do what they want with whatever they get their hands on. And it is not difficult to find what they want.

3 College Senior

Party Scene: Right Time, Right People – Nightlife goes overboard sometimes. There is plenty of underage drinking going on, but no one seems to care. I hang out with a certain crowd of good friends. If I go out, everyone sticks together and takes care of each other but that is not the case for everyone. Be careful and take precautions.

4 College Junior

Local Area: Great Local Restaurants – We have so many local restaurants around campus. There are a lot of different types of food and never a shortage of it! Whether it's dinner or dessert I'm always exciting to go out and eat.

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4 College Junior

Athletics: Football, Football, Football – I LOVE FSU football! Our baseball, softball, and basketball teams are also amazing!

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3 College Junior

Campus Housing: Good for Freshman – I lived on campus in Reynold Hall my freshman year at FSU. I loved it! I was close to everything on campus and met so many people. However, the noise and drama finally got to me and I decided that living off campus would be best for me.

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2 College Sophomore

Parking: Parking garages are very limited. There are long lines to get into the garages. If staying on campus, park it and do not move the car unless it is totally necessary.

3 College Junior

Academics: Teachers are always available to help, some classes are large but others are smaller and sometimes you can get individual attention.

5 College Junior

Campus Quality: There's never a dull moment on campus. Something is always happening. The Student Life Cinema and Club Downunder continuously have prescreenings and concerts that keep every week exciting. There's something for everyone.

5 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Search Long and Hard – Off campus housing can be great and affordable. I come from Maryland so it seems dirt cheap.

5 College Junior

Health & Safety: Campus Is SAFE – The campus is really great and safe. My only complaint is just outside of campus can be scary and has a lot of crime.

5 College Junior

Campus Quality: Great History, Poor Parking. Everything's great but the parking. The exterior of the buildings are far nicer than the interior, however. Overall it's a great campus with a lot of history.

3 College Junior

Scholarships: Financial Aid has foundation scholarships but it only offers it once a year. It would be better if it was offered at least twice a year.

5 College Junior

Local Area: A Great Atmosphere – FSU is a great school with great students and staff. It is conveniently located in the city of Tallahassee which has a lot to offer for students. FSU also has a lot of fun, free activities for students to do throughout the week such as free movies and concerts.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Used but Not by Everyone – At any college you're going to find kids who use drugs or drink alcohol, but its not necessary in order to have fun. FSU is definitely strict about on-campus drinking and usage of drugs, especially in some dorm halls.

3 College Sophomore

Parking: You're bound to find at least one parking spot on campus, but there is no telling how close or far it will be from your class. Usually, the main campus garage and gym parking lot fill up the fastest. It can be irritating hunting around for a spot, especially when it is on the opposite side of where you need to be on campus.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Cheap but Far Food – There aren't discounts at food places for Florida State students, although many of the places that are available for students to eat at aren't too expensive. There are a lot of cheap and quick places around campus for students to eat at, but there aren't many choices directly on campus if you're looking for a quick bite right before class. Everything is a bit of a walk and most dining places are off campus.

4 College Sophomore

Transportation: Buses Are Great – FSU has a really good bus system. The busses go all throughout the campus and come almost every 10 minutes. Sometimes a little longer or a little quicker depending the time of day. They are dependable to take to class without having to worry about being on time. It is also free for any students to take and there are many easy to find bus stops.

4 College Sophomore

Technology: There are many computers in the libraries and the computer lab for students to use at anytime during the day. They get really crowded during exam weeks but other than that you can usually find a computer to use. There is WIFI almost everywhere so a lot of students bring laptops with them to campus. The internet works well and is reliable for getting work done and socializing.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Academics: The classes are different. Any teacher can throw out an assignment and claim that you can learn from the experience, but professors at Florida State always stress the importance of learning over fancy essays and credit. With all of the clubs, student groups, leadership opportunities, and study abroad scholarships, Florida State offers many different unique ways to build experience and learn hands-on. There is also many ways to receive help outside of class with ACE tutoring and study groups.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Drug Safety: Definitely a Party School – FSU's police force, SGA, and other organizations do less to inhibit the partying that is inevitable on a top 10 party school and do more to educate students of partying unsafely. Safe bus and Night Nole are provided for those who do not have a DD.

5 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: Exactly What I Wanted – I have always wanted to attend Florida State but attending college can be scary even if it's where you wanted to go. Florida State's generous attitude and engaging campus made being away from home so easy. With such a rich history, it's hard not to enjoy the spirit that comes with attending this highly-respected university. There is so much tradition and pride, it's hard not to become enthusiastic and be proud of your school. Football games are awesome, parties are awesome, libraries and tutoring make it easy to catch up if you get too off-track, and there are plenty of clubs and organizations for all of those in-between a partier and a scholar.

4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: A Place for Everyone – Housing at Florida State is so popular, that many freshman must be put on a waiting list. Even the older facilities have something to offer- a fun and social environment. The newer facilities are usually for upper-classmen but offer more space and still very close proximity to classes. SGA does a large part to invest in residence hall-wide events catered for students who live on campus.

5 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: Everybody gets into the varsity sports at FSU. We have a long history of tradition. Even people not involved in sports can join our student boosters and get guaranteed tickets to all home games and discounts on away games. We have many great facilities and even a dining hall for student-athletes- though all students may tour the facilities and use the dining hall. Besides varsity sports, we have many club sports and intramural sports students can join. Club and intramural sports are very popular and all students can join.

4 College Sophomore

Administration: Not Too Bad – There is a heavy police presence on campus, but as long as you arent being stupid and making a fool of yourself you wont get in trouble.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: Excellent Psychology Program – I think the psychology program here at FSU is great. There are many different fields of study, and many opportunities to take part in studies and advance in the field. From my experience all of the teachers and advisors are more than willing to help you

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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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