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5 College Freshman

Campus Quality: Libraries Are Great. There is numerous libraries on campus and a wide varieties of resources in each. They are open very late and have Starbucks within them. There is also plenty of assistance available if needed. Free tutoring and advising is also available in libraries. Students can also check out textbook, laptops, and Smart rooms for free.

5 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Nightlife in Tallahassee is second to none. We are known for our clubs and parties. There is something to do every night and bars are close to campus.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Dining Is Average – There are a lot of options when it comes dining in Tallahassee. Most restaurants are geared toward college students and therefore have average quality of food. But there are a lot of options when it comes to places to eat and they are very busy all the time.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Marketing and Sales – I am attending Florida State University and I am majoring in Marketing and Sales.All of my professors have had outside experience in the field they teach, some of which currently work outside the university. They are willing to help you and give letters of recommendations to students who ask. They also help students get internships if you seek out their help. Over all FSU has a great business program.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: Very Diverse – i will definetly be looking for an internship in the upcoming summer, i know it will be fairly easy to find a good one

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: Not Sure – i'm not into athletics so i don't know but i know some friends are always playing sports and watching sporting events

2 College Sophomore

Local Area: campus is beautiful, things around the campus are a little scary make sure you know where you are going and how to get there

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Florida State is awesome. I love it. There are always thing to do and I love the scenery. Florida State was the only college I wanted to attend and I have loved since I started.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Sports at Florida State are huge! We have ranked basketball and baseball teams and they are awesome! The women's sports are also ranked and are fabulous.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Off campus living is good. My apartment is within walking distance and parking is sufficient. I do wonder about the safety sometimes, but I am usually with someone and am not alone in the evening.My apartment is furnished and it is comfortable for me. The only thing I don't like is that it's a 12 month lease so if you are not there in the summer, you are still paying for an apartment you are not occupying.

3 College Senior

Transportation: Buses Are Okay – The bus system is pretty good and reliable. There is also the S.A.F.E. bus for going around campus at night. And the night nole is great for weekends.

2 College Senior

Parking: Parking is available if you are willing to come to campus early. If you want to be one of those people whol rolls out of bed late and then try to find a spot its not happening. And the "I couldn't find parking" excuse doesn't work for professors. Trying to find a spot between 10am and 2pm is difficult, so plan to drive around until you find something.

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: It's a Great Day to Be a 'Nole! Everyone here is really friendly, and the weather is sunny and warm on average! There are so many different places to eat that are within walking distance from campus, as well as grocery stores. There are campus busses as well as city busses that are extremely convenient and easy to learn how to use. Even with being placed on a wait list for on-campus housing, the process was relatively stress-free.The older dorms aren't great, but they're convenient and a great way to meet people! The Leach Gym is huge, with lots of machines & weights, a pool, a sauna, a hot tub, an indoor track, etc. There aren't even that many undergrad classes that are huge. Generally, the undergrad classes range from 30-150 students. Florida State has a beautiful Green campus that is kept spotless. Go 'Noles!

3 College Freshman

Campus Quality: Not bad, most are pretty clean and what not. The Leach is usually crowded, but you just have to go during off hours. The library is amazing! If you want to study with a group or study very quietly by yourself, you can.

4 College Student

Overall Experience: The one reason why I enjoy the campus of Florida State University is the over all experience. Being there you get the best of both worlds of the education and social life.

4 College Student

Administration: Florida State is very understanding and realizes when there is a time be strict and when it is ok to loosen up on the policies. They let it be your decision to make bad choices and deal with the consequences, becuase you have to learn from your experiences somehow.

4 College Student

Technology: I haven't really used the FSU computers, but the wireless for the most part works when I need it for laptop, or cellphone.

3 College Freshman

Administration: Dorm Requirements – One thing I dislike about living in the dorms are the level of strictness they hold. Before every break we are required to clean our room which means taking out the trash, cleaning the floor, no fire violations, unplugging all appliances, etc. Very annoying.

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: While I have never lived off campus myself I have heard a lot from the people that do. There are many off-campus housing available you just have to get in early and by early I mean signing your lease at the beginning of the semester before the actual semester you are applying for. So if you're looking for housing for the fall apply at the beginning of the preceding spring semester and vice versa.

3 College Freshman

Academics: Registration Process – The registration process at Florida State University is relatively easy. The program and website is very user friendly and registering for your classes takes less than five minutes. It's getting into the classes you want and need that is the problem. 99% of the time the classes you need to take for your major are either full or not offered at a time you can take it. I had a lot of trouble getting the classes I wanted simply because most of them were full. One example, I am an international affairs major right now and I am required to take a language up to the third level and when I went to register for this class the language I picked to take was completely full at the level I needed, not one spot open anytime during the week. This happens a lot to students. My advice is to be completely ready on registration day. Wake up early and be on the computer right when the window opens and have your course numbers written down so that they can easily be typed in. While this isn't going to guarantee your spot in the classes you want it will give you a better chance.

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3 College Student

Guys & Girls: Stds Are on the Rise! Yes there are plenty of attractive people there, but you will be smart to stay safe and not take your chances.

4 College Student

Diversity: Very Diverse – There is plenty of ethnic/racial diversity. Also, many different people from different economic background, political beliefs, religion, and/or sexual orientation.

3 College Freshman

Diversity: I have seen plenty of variety. With an open mind, you can become friends with anybody. Although there are people that may express themselves at unexpected times, it is not something that only happens at FSU

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3 College Freshman

Technology: There's plenty of computers available to students and even non-students at the libraries. They're fast most of the time. Because there are so many students, it's convenient to own a personal computer when going inside a library. Definitely own a personal computer for use outside of class.

5 College Junior

Scholarships: FSU is very helpful with Financial Aid and user friendly.

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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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