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3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: High as the Sky – Seeing people high is not a rarity.. to put it lightly. There's a hookah bar right off campus that people go to all the time, but a very large number of people smoke weed, and lots of it. You don't see cocaine or anything running around except some LSD here and there, but no one pressures you and if you don't want it, they won't care.

2 College Freshman

Greek Life: During the first few weeks of the year you can definitely find a lot of Greeks running around campus and the place is swarmed with people rushing. But after the first few weeks things die down a bit and so long as you don't walk down fraternity row you don't see them much except going to or from parties.

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Very Friendly – The people here are very friendly and there are always some group or another trying to promote themselves and get you to join their club. The people are nice and so long as you keep your eyes open you can always find a friend.

5 College Freshman

Majors: Food Science – I'm finishing my first year as a food science major. I have been very satisfied with my advisors, professors and courses. My college is not one of the larger ones on campus, but the graduates have a near perfect success rate at landing a great job in the field of food science.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: The football, basketball and baseball teams are frequently ranked in the top 25 in the country. The big rivalry games,you need to buy your tickets early - they sell out fast. The university has beautiful stadiums and training facilities.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: Many Student Organizations for All Races and Religions. Students from all over the world come to FSU. I have friends from my dorm, my church and most importantly - the marching chiefs (400 member marching band).

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Apartments Near to the Campus – There are apartments across the street that look like condos that people can share with more than 2 roommates. The bad thing about the apartments is the walking distance. The cost are reasonable around $500 a month and parking is available.

5 Recent Alumnus

Scholarships: Didn't Worry About a Thing – I didn't have to do much. I was a florida resident so my scholarships were immediately applied to my classes. Once I filled out my FAFSA my rewards were paid into my student account and any overages were in my bank account by the first month of classes.

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5 Recent Alumnus

Weather: The weahter is beautiful. Summers are hot but the fall and spring are mild. Tallahasse has beautiful foliage. The only downside is the pollen in the spring that turns everything yellow and messes with sinuses.

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Off campus dining is wonderful. There is a wide range from sit down restaurants to fast food. There are many popular well known restaurants such as Chipotle, Moes, Taco Bell, Subway, and Yogurt Mountain. There are also family owned restaurants that are phenomenal. Off campus dining is also easy to get to, most within one mile of campus. You will certainly not go hungry at Florida State University

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Florida State has exceeded my expectations. I do not have enough positive adjectives to describe how much I love it here.

4 College Freshman

Majors: My Program at School – I do not regret becoming an International Affairs and Political Science major. I am so fascinated by the world and the way that it works. I am going to attend law school once I graduate, and I hope that finding a job in that field will not be exceptionally difficult.

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4 College Freshman

Administration: For the most part, there are not many policies I disagree with on campus. The only one that is more annoying than uncalled for is the Gordon Rule. I understand the rule and why it is so important, but I do not feel I should take four classes to learn to become a better writer. Other than that, I have no complaints with Florida State.

5 College Freshman

Diversity: I believe there is an even mixture of races on campus. There does not seem to be any challenges faced by any group. Every club on campus is a combination of different races.

5 College Freshman

Party Scene: Way Too Much to Do! Your options are ENDLESS at almost any day of the week. Just don't get too distracted!

3 College Freshman

Diversity: Small Minority Community – The amount of minority students on campus are small compared to the Caucasian population, but we still show a very strong presence on campus.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I would not trade this school for any other. I love the different activities this school has to offer. The football games are always a lot of fun and every student has great team spirit. Even the libraries aren't half that bad to spend time in sometimes.

4 College Sophomore

Transportation: Campus Bus – Transportation seems pretty well at FSU. There are a lot of buses that run from decent hours throughout the day and go on and off campus. There are also special buses that run through late hours of the night.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Exercise Science – I am an exercise science major and plan to go to PA school after undergrad. I am satisfied with the curriculum the school has to offer. They try to challenge their students which is best for our future. There are a lot of required writing classes which can be frustrating, yet I know and understand the reasoning behind them.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: There Are Very Safe Measures Taken by the Campus Police Department, but Robberies and Armed Assaults Are Still Common. I do not feel safe walking around anywhere on campus at night, even in lighted areas. The day time is great and I feel fine, but night time is different. Our campus however has great ways to make the student feel safer. There is a free safe bus that you can call and it will drive you anywhere on campus, there are safe lights ALL OVER campus that have an emergency phone attached to them, and the students get emails/ text alerts if they need to be precautions or if a crime occurred. Overall, the campus is relatively safe because of the many efforts of the authorities and it is normal to be nervous or to feel unsafe at night anywhere, especially by yourself.

5 College Senior

Athletics: Florida State has the best school spirit in the nation! From football, baseball, and basketball to sand volleyball, softball, and swimming, FSU sports bring a whole new life to being a student. The fans show up regardless of how well the teams are performing, although there are a lot of sports in which we do very well. You can go just about anywhere in the nation and find a Seminole fan!

3 College Senior

Greek Life: A Non-Greek Opinion – As a non-greek student, the presence of fraternities and sororites is nearly suffocating at times. Walk just 5 minutes on campus, you'll see at least 3 different sororities being dispayed on clothing. Posters and other ads are all throughout the campus as well. On a positive note, the Greek students are huge on philanthropy; moreso that I have seen elsewhere.

3 College Senior

Health & Safety: Campus Safety – I have only had one personal encounter on campus when I felt unsafe. There was an older man lurking around the student union and within minutes, FSUPD was on the scene and escorted him away. However, at least once a week, a crime bulletin is sent about attempted robberies and armed robberies. They typically occur in the same general area, but we never hear of the police actually catching the suspects. That being said, I'm afraid of walking around by myself in certain parts of campus.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: I have not started looking for an internship yet, however I know many people who have them. FSU makes it very easy and are extremely helpful with finding students internships. I do not know a single person who looked for an internship who did not get one. The businesses in Tallahassee are always looking for interns.

4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: My family is not eligible for financial aid, so I knew coming in that I would most likely get nothing. Which is exactly what happened. However, scholarships through academics are not too difficult to come by, and I got one with my admissions just for being an out-of-state student in good academic standing.

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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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