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Reviews 6252 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are multiple dining options to choose from for every type of person. I am a picky eater, myself, and there are still tons of options to choose from. The cost ranges but most of it is relatively cheap compared to how much it costs to eat in a dining hall located on campus. I suggest Zaxby's and Panda Express.

3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Everyone is diverse at Florida State University. Greek life is very popular here but I have also met some kids who are into the punk scene and others who are very studious and not interested in social life.

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3 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: I don't think there is any sort of "safety issue" on FSU campus, but there have been times where I would be walking by myself from a concert and wouldn't see a single FSUPD officer/squad car, etc. FSU offers the SAFE Bus system where you can call them and they will pick you up and drop you off wherever you need to go. The only problem with that is, sometimes you can't reach them, or their mailbox will be full, etc. etc. I think no matter the safety rating for a college, people should take steps to ensure their safety, such as not going walking by yourself at 2a.m. down a dark alley when you've been drinking. We received daily FSU Crime Alerts through email and text about people who would do silly things like that, and then something bad would happen. Just be smart!

5 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: The freshman dorm that I lived in, Cawthon Hall, was newly renovated when I moved in and it was great. It always smelled clean, the janitorial staff was VERY friendly, and the climate control was just right. It's known as the "music" dorm, so, it was nice to be able to practice my Horn in my room or downstairs in the practice rooms. I highly recommend staying in this dorm, even though it is a bit expensive because you are required to have a meal plan to live there, it is WELL worth it!

3 Recent Alumnus

Campus Quality: All of the buildings have great continuity of red brick across the campus no matter what year they were built, however, some dormitories and buildings are a little outdated. There is always constant improvement of these buildings and when funds are raised new buildings are created that match the red brick of the rest of campus, but are very high tech and updated on the inside.

5 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: The entire campus decks out in Garnet and Gold for all our varsity sporting events, including most Women's Sports. Having continually been ranked in the among the top 10 in multiple sports throughout the year has increased the size of the fan population on campus and in the stadiums.

4 Recent Alumnus

Guys & Girls: The student population is repeatedly rated for being among the most attractive campuses in the country and a quick walk around campus will confirm these ratings.

3 College Senior

Campus Quality: My major program (sport management) is one of the best in the country. Some great faculty who will do anything to help you succeed in and out of the classroom.

4 College Senior

Campus Quality: Alot to do if you're into sports like I am. Leach is the best gym I have ever worked out in and I'm a lifting junkie.

1 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: Off campus housing is horrible. There are too many off campus housing options that cater to the frat scene and aren't many options for the students that go to the University to do well and want to focus more on their studies.
A lot of the apartments are not well taken care of as landlords don't care because they know they are going to fill vacancies easily as there is not enough room on campus for students.
The only plus side is there are some options that are actually cheaper than on campus housing which is what makes it so appealing to students.

2 College Senior

Weather: It rains a lot in Tallahassee. You have to carry your umbrella with you everyday as you never know when or if it will rain and you can't rely on the weather forcast. Rainboots are a must and highly recommended. Other than the rain it's usually quite hot, but the humidity is not as intense.

4 College Senior

Guys & Girls: There are all sorts of people on the FSU campus. On any given day you can see at least 10 different kinds cultural backgrounds, some more apparent than others. There are many foreign students, especially of Asian descent. Students choose to dress anywhere from pajamas and flip-flops, to a primped out romper and heels. Greek life can be quite irritating when you are an outsider looking in; sometimes those groups can be an awful ego boost for those who seek it.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: The food around campus is really good, typical restaurants and just very on the go and fast service.

2 College Sophomore

Campus Food: I dont really attend dining halls, i hear its a waste of money to buy a meal plan the food isn't always very good.

2 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Drugs aren't noticeable at all, Drinking is much more noticeable, especially on game day.

2 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: It all depends on who you hang out with. A lot of kids smoke weed and drink alcohol but if you decline, no one will judge you for it

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: From what I see on facebook, Greek life looks like a lot of fun but i witnessed the hell my roommate went through to get into a Frat during my freshman year and that turned me off from it. Yes you will have a big social life if you go Greek but there are so many other opportunities on campus to get involved also.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: for the amount of crime in Tallahassee, Florida State does an incredible job letting the students know when a crime has been committed on campus. The campus is very clean and the health center is super nice

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: There are very nice places to live off-campus, but some people cannot afford to live there because of the high prices. That might be why the neighborhoods are so nice, though.

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: The nightlife here is pretty ridiculous. If you are a girl feel free to go to any frat party you want. There is four main clubs people go to that get very crazy on the weekends and select nights. There's a big DJ in town almost every week. There are also a solid amount of nice chill bars if you don't like clubbing.

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4 College Freshman

Local Area: There is all different kinds of people for you to fit in with. People are usually looking to have a great time. You may feel a little left out if you're not in greek life, if you're trying to have a crazy college party life, but it shouldn't be that big a deal to you there are always other places to go. There is a good amount of college restaurants and shopping malls.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: For the most part the health here is very good. The dining halls offer healthy food and there are multiple gyms for you to go to everyday if you so desire. The campus security department is also really good as there are emergency phone/posts literally like every one hundred feet. The police response is very quick.

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: There is a lot of drug use in the frats and sororities but you don't have to be a part of it if you do not want to. No body is going to force you to do the drugs.

3 College Freshman

Technology: FSU has great labs with high end technology and it's available to you at any time. The Johnson building, where they have tutoring and help, offers mac books and I pads to use while you're in their to aid you in your studying. The printing is cheap just 8 cents per copy and that's great to have especially when we're all college students with almost no money. The wifi is not the best thing out there. Just like any large school with thousands of students using it at the same time, it's going to get slow, so you should really invest in an Ethernet cord for when you're at the dorm doing research, it makes everything much faster.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Most of the restaurants around FSU are usually chain restaurants with Burger king and Jimmy johns but, if you don't mind walking quite a bit, then you'll find a couple of really good restaurants that offer Mongolian cuisine and a bunch of other restaurants that actually have really good food.


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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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