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Reviews 5526 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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4 College Senior

Scholarships: Work Hard – As most people know, hard work pays off. FSU gives a freshman university scholarship to incoming students to excelled in HS. This was crucial to me.

5 College Senior

Athletics: Loyal Fans – FSU has a strong tradition of team performance and fan support. Our season tickets sold out within a month for the 2011 football season and fans drive hours each Saturday to see our team. Student tickets are easy to get, but on big games it's best to be part of the Seminole Student Boosters! Our stadium is made of beautiful brick and has become a Tallahassee landmark.

5 College Senior

Party Scene: Every Night- Something to Do – FSU's nightlife is unparalleled. There is a place to be every night of the week and the drink specials are unbeatable. Being a part of Greek life is a big part of being involved in FSU nightlife because some bars get deemed- "Greek". Potbelly's and Yiannis are predominantly Greek bars, but of course everyone goes out. Being under 21 isn't a big deal though, most places accept 18+ and when there's live music and a fun group of people, you can't go wrong.

3 College Junior

Majors: Somewhat Difficult – I'm currently trying to get into the BFA program for Graphic Design and in order to get in I need to complete 18 hours of pre-reqs, have an A.A. and minimum GPA of 2.5, submit a portfolio of my best work and be reviewed by the art faculty. Applications are accepted every semester.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: I Love My School – This school is by far the best place to learn and make new friends. The teachers are passionate about what they do and they make sure you understand everything they're teaching you. I love the atmosphere when football season starts and you can tell students are proud to be a Nole.

4 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Usually 8 out of every 10 people are wearing Florida State colors. Everyone on campus seems to be outgoing and school spirited. There is a wide range of different races on campus. They love dressing in the latest fashion and having the newest gadgets. People are friendly and there seems to be a lot of couples lately. Overall, I enjoy the people at FSU and give it an A.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Health and Security Are Two Different Things – You're really safe here from crime and things like that. The campus cops have taken a lot of precautions and set up a lot of ways that you can receive help. Health is a different issue. Although there's a new wellness center being built, Thagard Student Health Center is a tiny building usually open only until 4pm... its the only way to seek medical treatment on campus.

5 College Freshman

Administration: It's Basically Your Call – Although there are campus cops, you can pretty much get away with anything. You just have to know where to draw the line. If it involves parking, however, good luck getting away with anything at all.

5 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greeks Are Loved or Hated – Generally speaking, you know a Greek when you see one. They have a lot of fun, but they can be extremely stereotypical.

5 College Freshman

Technology: All of the internet access is great. I have had no problems connecting my computer or any others. The computers in the classrooms and library are all up to date and work just fine. The network is totally adequate.

4 College Junior

Athletics: Great Team Spirit – Everywhere on campus you will see Garnet and Gold! I playes intermurals soccer and it was so much fun. I made new friends and got to stay in shape for that semester!

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Hole in the Places – There are a lot of food chain, ( Chipotle, Jimmy Jons, Panera) and then there are great food places like Monks, Mellow Mushroom, and Cafe's that are super chill and really make the best hangouts!

4 College Junior

Campus Quality: The most frequent facilities I use on campus are the Leach Center ( gym) both Strozier and Dirac Libray and the student Union. The gym is three stories and has better than a membership to the YMCA!

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: GO FOOTBALL – Atheletics at FSU = FOOTBALLFOOTBALLFOOTBALL. Our Seminoles' are climbing the ACC ranks and school spirit has never been higher. We also have a great basketball team, women's soccer, and baseball/softball. FSU also takes their Intramural Teams pretty seriously, and anyone can join and have fun. There is also a HUGEE gym called the Leach Center that is three stories tall and free to FSU students. They have classes and personal trainers to help get in shape.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Tons of Student Housing, Not the Best Neighborhood. I'm giving it a B- because there are TONS of off-campus living options (such as scholarship housing or apartment complexes) and they're almost all within the campus or the campus bus route, but the neighborhoods tend to not be super safe at night time. Tallahassee is a big city, so the crime rate is a little higher here. You definitely shouldn't walk anywhere by yourself at night, and remember to lock your doors. Other than that, the actually complexes are usually pretty nice. There's alot of student housing and alot of regular lease type places, so it gives you different living options.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Great Food, Close to Campus – Not only is there food ON campus (such as a Chili's, Papa Johns, and Denny's) but there are good, fairly cheap options off campus. You have the ever popular Moe's for the best nachos/fajitas/burritos you could ask for, at a Subway set-up. You have Taco Bell, Burger King, MoMo's pizza, and Fire House Subs. Mr. Roboto Hibachi is really popular and of course Jimmy Johns subs delivers! There is an infinite amount of dining options near Florida State.

5 College Junior

Majors: The School of Hospitality here at FSU is among the best in the nation. With its experienced instructors and the program's heavy involvement in student life, the DSH makes sure its students are taken care of.

3 College Junior

Scholarships: So Many Applications – Bright Futures is great, don't get me wrong. Unfortunately it is covering less and less of tuition meaning students will have to find more ways to help supplement their college education.

4 College Junior

Drug Safety: Drinking Is Always Popular at College – Florida State is KNOWN for being a big time party school. It's not difficult to find a party or people to drink with. It's just one of the many party aspects of FSU.

4 College Junior

Party Scene: Hit the Strip! The clubs may not be the prettiest out there, but they are always exciting! The strip has multiple clubs lined up, a set up guaranteed to optimize anyone's party life!

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Don't Travel Far – Way too many scummy businesses try to pry college students of their livelihood.. and money. If it wasn't for all of the students banding together to rid the communities of the terrible tow trucks and money-grubbing landlords, Tallahassee would be in trouble

4 College Junior

Local Area: Don't Go Far – Tallahassee provides an excellent student-rich atmosphere surrounding the Florida State University campus. Clubs, shopping centers, and restaurants are all close by so you never really have to travel far to get to where you need to go. Plus, it creates more of an old-fashioned community feel to the town... everything is run by the students. There is even a complex called Indian Village where half the school congregates during football game days!

2 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Very, Very Incessant and Overrated! All the non-Greek students for the most part share in a communal dislike of the organization. Only the wealthier students are able to join the fraternities/sororities because of the extensive dues that have to be paid. Most students don't have that kind of extra money. Another thing which is annoying on a day to day basis is amount of advertisement that the Greek organizations propagate. Members wearing shirts daily, large billboards, and free sunglasses with Greek-association information.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Paying My Own Meals Gets Expensive – There is of course, the campus dining hall, which has the most fabulous array of food. If I were to eat on campus, I would most likely eat at the dining hall most days. They have coffee as well! There are a few franchise restaurants such as Chilis, Salad Creations and Papa Johns that serve faithfully. My favorite dining location is the 24/7 Denny's because it's convenient and cheap.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are quite a few restaurants at the Union square on campus that make dinner easily accessible. It's a good way to get to know people in between classes, the only downside is that the average price for a meal is about 10$. Mr. Robotos, my favorite restaurant is about a mile from campus. It's quick asian food of remarkable quality and quick preparation. The few times I eat out, I prefer off campus locations because of their variety and oftentimes, cheaper meals.


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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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