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Reviews 6092 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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4 College Sophomore

Diversity: It is a pretty large school and kids will group up but overall are tolerant of others. Quite a mixture of local and out of town students.

3 College Sophomore

Administration: The police are a constant presence. The school works at keeping in touch with students on urgent situations.

3 College Sophomore

Local Area: Tallahassee still has a small time feel. Shopping could be better. Traffic is a mess when all the political support and lawyers are in town. Good student support and specials.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: There are so many fast food places, local chains, unique restaurants and coffee shops all within a short walking distance.

3 College Junior

Technology: Printing on campus is pretty easy and inexpensive. There are always computers available at Dirac Science library, rarely any open at Strozier (Main library) but plenty of other computer labs around campus with all of the software you could ever need.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Tennessee Street is loaded with awesome places to eat. Some are fast food chains that you'll see anywhere (like McDonalds, Burger King, ect.) But, there are also lots of little Mom N' Pop shops around, too. The places closet to campus tend to have student discounts, and some even accept your FSUID bucks as a form of payment. Probably the most well-known off campus eatery is Tomahawks, which is packed on Thursday nights when people go to sing karaoke.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Some Greek organizations are great, and they really do a lot to help out the community. But, a lot of times, "Greek life" become synonymous with "party life". They are known for throwing parties, and are typically seen as being snobs. Some sororities and fraternities have very nice housing, and it is typically reserved for Seniors and the occasional Junior. Here, it is more socially acceptable to not be involved in Greek life than to be in a "bad" fraternity or sorority. Some have negative connotations attached. For instance, it is a common thought that TriDelt girls are "easy".

5 College Freshman

Athletics: Our school is very spirited, when it comes to sports. It can be hard to get tickets to games because of how many people want to attend. In the football stadium, you can't sit quiet, and you can't sit still. Everyone is shouting, and showing the most support I've ever seen for a sports team. Plus, our team is amazing! The only problem I see is that we have no Men's Soccer team.

3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: More than anything else, you'll see "fratty" guys. They typically wear colored shorts, and polo's. Often, you'll see them in suits, because of a requirement made by their fraternity. There are also lots of "hipster" looking guys. They wear tight jeans, and band shirts or flannels. Almost all girls look like they bought their entire wardrobe from Forever 21, and it's hard to tell their social life based on what they wear. If you look deep into the progressive side of campus, though, you'll find some slightly more hipster girls.

1 College Junior

Parking: Parking is horrible at FSU. There is not enough parking spaces and it usually takes a long time to get a spot if you are not there at 8 am.

5 College Junior

Administration: I think that the strictness at our school is good. If you park somewhere you are not allowed you are going to get a ticket. If you are doing something that is illegal you are going to get in trouble. This keeps the students and lets everyone enjoy the campus.

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4 College Junior

Academics: I am in the Family and Child Science major and so far I have had no issues. I enjoy my classes and my teachers and T. A.'s seem to know what they teach.

1 College Senior

Parking: worst ever. Not enough spots but then you get ticketed if you park elsewhere

5 College Senior

Technology: They are the best technology and the latest software. Especially SPSS

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel completely safe on FSU's campus. The blue light trail, equipped with emergency phones, is set up all over campus. You can see at least two from any spot on campus. I feel that the dorms are very safe and secure. Obviously people shouldn't put themselves in situations that could end up being unsafe, such as leaving their door unlocked or going for a 3am run alone; but as long as you think safe you will be safe on this campus.

4 College Freshman

Majors: Even as a freshman I see opportunities for internships all the time around campus. The more and more clubs you join that interest you will give you more networking and opportunities to get jobs and internships that can end up being really beneficial to your future.

3 College Freshman

Technology: I personally haven't had the opportunity given to me to have a computer or access a school owned one. Make sure you bring your own laptop. Some of the dorms don't have wifi either, which can end up being a huge pain.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: FSU has an amazing sports program. Game days are absolutely massive, and the entire campus is alive on saturdays. Every sports event has tons of people there, and the school spirit is great.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Its not that big of a deal here at FSU. Drinking is much much more common, and I haven't met anyone that does serious drugs. Coke is mainly contained with a few select frat houses. Other than that, the campus is pretty drug free.

3 College Junior

Technology: I have only used them a few times but every time they satisfy my needs enough.

3 College Junior

Drug Safety: On campus, rarely anyone is seen with drugs or alcohol of any kind. There may be a few that drink or smoke marijuana in the dorms, but many are found and punished. Off campus, students are more likely to drink or smoke marijuana. Drinking is the main activity, like in any college, and drugs are not really used.

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3 College Senior

Scholarships: The financial aid process is moderately easy at my school. However, I am in my senior year, which means my classes are most expensive, and FSU has actually given me less funding, so I had to take out loans.

4 College Senior

Technology: There are a lot of computer labs in my opinion. Normally there's always a computer available, but some people just don't know about every computer lab so I feel as if they all rush to our main library.

Printing it cheap in my opinion, it's only eight cents a sheet. The network is mainly reliable, but recently any website related to FSU has been going a tad bit slow.

Wireless access sucks on some parts of campus, and it basically horrible on the first floor of the main library, which is always packed during finals and midterms.

I normally print at school, so the need for a personal printer isn't so high; the need for a personal computer is high though, because you don't always know when there will be one available and sometimes you want to work from your home.

5 College Senior

Academics: Specificity of a major can only help you. Advisors, alumni, recent grads and more offer great resources to network and connect to find internships and jobs. I have had internship offers every semester since joining my major and have all been major related. My program has 39 credit hours and includes internship for class credit. The workload is average but can increase if you have a second major. The facilities for our classes are great and usually located in the stadium/University Center. I love my college.

3 College Senior

Drug Safety: If you do not hang out with people who drink or do drugs, you won't see it used heavily. The most obvious and visible time of the year is game day season, when football game tailgates are centered around drinking.


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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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