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Reviews 6041 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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4 College Freshman

Local Area: Small but Big – Tallahassee can easily be seen as a very big town, but while at the same time it's small. This is because it is a very chaotic town, with lots of cars, which makes it seem small and crowded. When in reality it's actually a very big town, coming from someone who has gotten lost in it multiple times since I'm not from there. Other then that, the campus of Florida State University is very pretty and big. I was extremely impressed with its scenary.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: Most of the majors are very difficult and competitive to be accepted into. You really have to put forth your best effort in your classes and in the application process in order to be considered for the major you are applying for. It is a huge school (40,000 students), so everyone is competing to accomplish their goals.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: All of the classes I have taken so far have been great. Not only are the TA's very attentive and helpful, but the professors are as well. The majority of my classes have been informational while also somewhat fun and entertaining. I also love the variety in class times and scheduling that I am available to choose from.

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5 College Sophomore

Academics: Very Interactive, Great Program – At Florida State University, the Early Childhood Education program is very competitive. The professors are great and they work with you to really become a wonderful teacher. The school also gets you involved with a great amount of field experience which is very beneficial.

3 College Senior

Campus Housing: Great for Freshman – The dorms are near the middle of campus which is good for the freshmen who are just trying to find their way around campus, but for upperclassmen, its not the most accommodating.

3 College Senior

Weather: Another Rainy Day! It rains a lot, but nothing that puts a damper on your day. In the summer, it is most appreciated because it gets extremely hot.

4 College Sophomore

Technology: Pretty Great – The computers are excellent, current technology and easy to use, but during busy library or lab times it could be difficult to find an open one.

4 College Sophomore

Local Area: Pretty Much Awesome – FSU has an amazing campus atmosphere and college life there is awesome, I do think that the experience is a little better if you're in Greek life at all, but that's also based more on opinion and preferences.

3 College Sophomore

Administration: Pretty Average I Think – Campus strictness is pretty normal. The only thing I actually found them strict with was in the dorms, any rules broken are taken extremely seriously, but in any other areas they're relatively lenient.

2 College Sophomore

Scholarships: The process is a little annoying because you have to stay on top of the people at the financial aid office in order to make sure your situation is handled in an efficient/ timely manner, and I have received some aid but definitely not enough.

4 College Senior

Campus Quality: Music Groups Are Incredible – FSU has one of the best music programs in the country, and everyone can benefit from it. There are plenty of groups open to non-majors, and they are a blast! Students can also attend a wide variety of concerts and recitals for free. The vast number of quality musicians at the school also enhances the local music scene, which is great for any time you want to go out with friends.

3 College Senior

Transportation: You Should Try to Live on-Campus or as Close as Possible. Parking on campus is a nightmare, but driving is necessary to get anywhere that is not within 2 square miles of campus. I recommend living close enough to campus to either catch the campus bus, ride a bike, or walk.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek Is Great – Greek life is a large part of Florida State University. A large portion of the student body is involved in Greek. The Greek houses are extremely nice are good living. They are all right on campus and close to many classes and events. The houses have strict visitation hours as well. However, the Greek life doesn't dominate. You don't have to be in Greek to enjoy campus life and meet people. Greek is an easy way to do it but it is not the only way to meet people and have fun.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: It's a Complex Process. There are a multitude of good dorms at FSU but there are bad dorms as well. At FSU you have what's called a "priority number." This is essentially your spot in line for a dorm. You can select dorm priority or roommate priority. If you choose dorm, you have a better chance at getting a good dorm, however you get a random roommate. If you pick roommate, you have to take the worst priority number, worsening your spot in line and this could affect your dorm choices. Freshmen are not guaranteed housing and nor are they required to live on campus. Living Learning Communities (LLC) are the best dorms. You live in large rooms and even have a class or two in your facility. All of the dorms are close to classes and events. Walks to class are short no matter where you live. Dorms are all equipped with beds, desks, closets, sinks, and fridges. Some dorms have community style living where everyone on a floor share a bathroom, or suit style where 4 people share 1 bathroom. In suit style you have to clean your own bathroom. On major flaws of dorm life is that the only dorm that has wifi is the all girl dorm Jennie Murphree.

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5 College Freshman

Campus Quality: So Much to Do. The facilities at FSU are incredible. There are gym facilities with everything you can imagine in them. There are workshops to take at the gym that are fun and a great way to make friends! FSU also has it's very own circus. Anyone can join! It has a state of the art facility and the shows are always a big hangout spot. The student union is great too! At the union we have our own student run club that brings bands from all over to come play shows. The union also a bowling alley and a movie theatre that plays select movies before they some out on occasion. At the union there is great food too! There's a Chili's and a Bagel Boys! Also on campus is the all famous Rez. It's essentially the school's lake where anyone can go swimming and kayaking! It's always so much fun! There is never a dull moment at Florida State.

3 College Junior

Campus Quality: Academic Programs That Are Hard to Find – FSU offers some programs that most of the other Florida schools don't offer, such as actuarial science and risk management/insurance. I'm an actuarial science major and they are the only university in Florida that has kept this major and they are continuing to grow stronger. The amount of contacts that they have and how active the club is, will undoubtedly help everyone to find a career or help continue in graduate school. There are also previous students that have been contributing to the program by adding more scholarships, which is great news for students like me! As for risk management, they too are the lone major program in Florida and they prepare you for everything. Both provide with internship opportunities and that is something that is extremely helpful.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Hidden Choices Close to Campus – There are a lot of little restaurants around FSU that are priced with the college student in mind! I like that there are many different options to go for, whether I'm in the mood for some baklava or just a really good burger I know I don't have to travel far from campus to get it. There are also the homestyle chicken places and being that Tallahassee is a Southern town, you know you can find some gems in the rough. The lunch specials are very inviting and normally I find that I don't spend over $7 for a really big meal that comes with a drink. I haven't really used any student discounts, but then again I haven't really had to look for them. Always look for early dinner specials or happy hour at the mexican restaurants around! I recommend places like Voodoo dog, little athens gyro, and the creepevine as my top three restaurants around Tallahassee for price, quality, and quantity!

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5 College Senior

Health & Safety: Blue Light Trail – I have never felt threatened or scared walking across campus past midnight. I usually see campus police driving around. at any one point on campus or on a FSU trail, you are within 300 feet of a blue light pole. pressing it immediately connects to campus police. the lights are spaced so that if you hit multiple lights, the police can find you that much easier. also, there are multiple late night ride programs free with the student ID.

4 College Senior

Guys & Girls: The Melting Pot – FSU really personifies the Melting pot. Guys and girls of all backgrounds, ethnicities, countries, and religions wander its campus and EVERYONE is cheerful and happy.

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4 College Senior

Campus Food: Love It – the food is good, the servers learn your face and what food you like to eat. the staff is always cheerful. FSU dining does a wonderful job!

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: Good Food, Long Walks – I have a dining hall pretty close to the dorm that I'm staying in, however, if I wanted to visit another dining hall, I'd have to walk for 15 minutes over some hilly terrain. The food quality is great and the lunch ladies are super friendly, but the places that count for my meal plan are far apart!

4 College Sophomore

Transportation: Buses Are Great, Safe Bus Too – The public transportation is great here. I only wish I took more advantage of it. The Safe Bus at night is a great, and for lack of better words- 'safe' route to take instead of walking at night.

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: Pretty Diverse Group – I don't only include race as diversity, I consider opinions on certain issues and involvement a huge factor in determining diversity of a school. Being very involved on campus, I would have to say the opinions, political beliefs, and sexual orientation are what make FSU most diverse and that is why I love this school so much.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Great Service, Pretty Good Food – I enjoyed having a meal plan last year- it was convenient. But I found I got sick of the food that was prepared. Everyone who worked there was very friendly though.

2 College Junior

Campus Food: Price Is Right – The dining on campus is convenient between classes but the prices is out of control. It can be get very expensive so it is best to get the meal plan. It is a variety of food on campus an the menus great.

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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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