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4 College Freshman

Weather: I Am Just a Freshman. I just started school at FSU and I am from Miami, Florida. I haven't really experienced a winter but the colder temperatures do make it harder to walk to class. Aside from the winter and perhaps an occasional rain storm, the weather is nice and most people walk and enjoy the outdoors.

3 College Freshman

Transportation: Lots of Options! Public transportation is great during the day at Florida State. If students are not packed on to the buses, they are walking, on a scooter/moped, driving, or bicycling. Regarding the night, besides taxi cabs, there are a couple safe ride services that will come and get you if you call them. Our school also has a program that cabs only cost $4 with a FSU ID on your way home from any bar or club any night of the week.

5 College Freshman

Party Scene: Control and Balance Is Key! The nightlife at Florida State University is unlike any other school. Regardless of what day it is, the partying does NOT stop. In Tallahassee, most places are 18 for entry and 21 to drink. There are bars such as Yiannis, AJ's Sports Bar, and Potbelly's, These bars are where a majority of the guys, and a decent amount of girls, like to go. This crowd likes to drink beer and have conversation versus dancing. As far as clubs, the night determines what club is the hot spot. 20/20, Baja's, and Rokbar are great on a friday night. The bartenders are hot and the students dance and drink the night away. Most people take cabs, call a safe ride, a "got cha", or even designate a driver for that night. Public transportation through the university, also known as the Night Nole, is not very popular. Greek life is a big part of nightlife parties whether its a crush with another fraternity, a frats annual themed party, or a charity event.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I Love My School – The football games are amazing, we have an amazing theatre school and the peopleare so nice. Everythig about this campus is beautiful and it's easy to get around from place to place. I love it!

1 College Freshman

Parking: There are plenty of parking spots during the weekend, but during the week it is terrible! It might take up to 20 minutes to find a single spot...

3 College Freshman

Diversity: There are alot of students and faculty that are of other nationalities, it is hard to always find really depends on what part of the campus you are on

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I LOVE IT! Without a doubt, choosing FSU was the best decision I have made. Both Tallahassee and FSU are both so big, but they are able to give you a small town feeling. They are welcoming. And Tallahassee is a town filled with colleges, which allows students freedom and liberation with people who are there age.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: FSU is one of the most diverse schools in the US, in my opinion. Because they have a campus in Panama, many students from all over the world do a two year program there and then transfer to main campus with in-state tuition. I have never met so many people from all over the world until attending FSU

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Campus Safety – Florida State is one of the safest colleges I visited before I finally chose it. Walking around at night it is not too dark because there are many street lights. In addition it is safe knowing that there is a tower that alerts the police in vision at any possible spot you are standing.

5 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Although there may not be much to do during the day, if you're 18+ the nightlife is "poppin." People in Tallahassee party every night like it's the weekend. Hopefully you can keep up with your studies during the day because at night you have to party. Transportation is so easy at night. Cab rides cost only 4 bucks for FSU students, and the night nole bus takes you to a lot of locations! The clubs are great. Bars are great. Tally night life is the bomb.

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: Although there are people of many different origins, most of the people that you will meet are from Florida. Due to Bright Futures it almost doesn't make sense to go to a school out of Florida. I'd say out of about 100 people, probably 90 of them would be from Florida. That's crazy! Diversity isn't really around.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Anything You Could Eat Surrounds Campus-Except Seafood. Eating off campus is a very easy thing to do around Florida State. There are so many chain restaurants and little Mom & Pop restaurants where you can always find what you're looking for! I've been here for a year and a half and still haven't managed to eat at all of the restaurants around campus. The only thing I wouldn't suggest eating around FSU: seafood. Ew.

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5 College Sophomore

Transportation: there are always buses running during the day and they are all spaced within about 10 min of each other.

4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: the students at fsu have diverse styles in the way they dress so it is very accepting of many different types of people. as whole everyone dresses nicely.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: Athletic Centers – the gym and recreational fields are all well kept and have a variety of machines

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The dorms are average, depending on which one you live in.

3 College Freshman

Technology: Sometimes getting online can be a hassle but there are many computers available in the many libraries on campus. They are sometimes crowded but they are available most of the time. They also rent out laptops and such.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: There are "safe buses", security guards, cameras and everyone is cautious. There are mishaps here and there but overall a safe and quiet campus.

3 College Senior

Majors: FCS Is a Great Major! All you have to do to get into the family and child sciences major is taking four classes. After that you are in the college as long as you declared it as your major. Most of the professors really care about you and want you to succeed.

3 College Senior

Weather: RAIN RAIN GO AWAY! When it rains it is horrible. FSU is on a hill and it is a compact campus so you will do a lot of walking and the buses can fill up soon so if it rains expect to get soaked.

4 College Senior

Campus Food: FSU is great at making your dining experience great. There are a number of places to eat on campus from Bagels, to Papa Johns, to Chilis! The dining halls have fresh food that is some of the best I have tasted on any university campus. If you like Harry Potter then you will love the dining halls at FSU!

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I Love It – I love Florida State. I enjoy myself in class and out. The social scene is great and the faculty is helpful.

College Junior

Weather: Hot in the Summer Cold in the Winter – The temperature changes during the seasons in Tallahassee. Summers can be in the 100s and winters can be in the 20s or even teens, but does not snow.

3 College Junior

Majors: Pretty easy to be a psych major here. The workload is hefty but nothing you wouldn't expect at an accredited university. The curriculum is pretty straightforward. Many internship opportunities through DIS. The facilities are great.

3 College Junior

Administration: Dont Get Into With the Law – If you are to be caught by local authorities they reserve the right to tell your school even if it is a minor charge. Usually an essay will get you out of trouble but it is still a pain in the rear.


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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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