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4 College Junior

Majors: At FSU the English department is very knowledgeable. As an EWM major (Editing, Writing, Media) I am learning useful information that will help me in the work force. I enjoy my classes because they are informative and interesting. Every professor I have had thus far has been kind and instructive.

4 College Junior

Academics: I am currently an Editing, Writing, Media major within the English department. The faculty and staff of my department are extremely helpful and easy to work with. Outside of my department, there are many unique and interesting classes for students to take for their gen eds. The workload depends on the major or class load. I am going to be a junior this coming fall and haven't met a person yet at FSU who said they couldn't handle their course load. Most students take between 12-15 credit hours a semester. As an english major, my workload specifically involves a lot of writing and research. I have not applied for any internships as of yet but after speaking to an advisor, I know that there are any opportunities for me to get one in Tallahassee. Most internships for my major take into consideration that I am still a full time student and need flexible hours. Finding a job after graduation is in good standing since I know past graduates in my department that have found jobs in Tallahassee and elsewhere.

4 College Junior

Local Area: Because FSU is such a big part of Tallahassee, college students are treated with respect and high regard. Tallahassee has numerous clubs and dinning areas within walking distance of campus. At night, students are provided with free transportation like the "Nigh Nole" and "Gotcha" to popular areas all over the city to prevent drunk driving. It stops at every major apartment complex, along with campus dorms, and takes students for free to the clubs and back safely. The taxi services in the city are excellent and cheap in case the students want a different means of transportation. FSU also has a reservation which includes a lake with kayaking and canoeing, free for FSU students. Because the city is so populated with a younger demographic, there are many concerts and special events that are held downtown. Driving can be frustrating in Tallahassee but everything is close and easy to get to, especially near campus. Students who live on campus very rarely need a car since there is so much public transportation provided. Shopping is limited since there are only two malls. However, good dinning is abundant. Tallahassee has great placing to eat-out, no matter what the budget. There are a lot of great local restaurants around campus for students to enjoy.

5 College Junior

Campus Quality: School Spirit – FSU has great academic programs, but is also know for it tradition. Not only do we have a great football team. Traditions can be found everywhere on campus. During the football game the many different groups of students come together as a whole. As a former cheerleader. I physically saw it when we looked back up to the crowd to help motivate our boys!

5 College Junior

Greek Life: Not Greek – I am not greek so I have no personally input. But they do a lot for the school community as a whole> most events are an open invite so non-greeks can join in as well.

4 College Junior

Academics: Student Studies – Majority of the professors can be found on "ratemyprofessor.com" which tells the students about the professors academic attitude. other than teachers. The students usually have 2 class time and teacher options and some classes can be done online.

3 College Junior

Weather: Blazing Fires of Tallahassee – If you're coming from up north, you'll have a difficult time adjusting at first. In the summer, it is blazing hot, then it rains, then there is a permanent feeling of steam surrounding you for the rest of the day until the sun goes down which isn't until about 9 pm. In the winter, it is freezing. It's a humid kind of cold though, the kind that goes straight to your bones. Good news, we're in Florida and winter only lasts for three months. The fall and spring, however, are a godsend. These seasons are even shorter than winter but they are fantastic. Sidenote: Do not come to FSU without rainboots. It's not that it's constantly raining, but Tallahassee is full of hills and valleys so when it does rain your feet are in 4 inch puddles.

5 College Junior

Athletics: We Love Our Noles! FSU recently won SportsNation's Best College Tradition contest. Chief Osceola and Renegade represent the tradition of the Seminoles in a breathtaking gallop across the football field before every home game, igniting the spear which in turn ignites the passion of the crowd. FSU has an outstanding amount of school spirit, a huge fan base, major student involvement in all sports, and one of the most beautiful college football stadiums in the country. Athletics at FSU really create a school pride that brings all students together and creates a unity that can definitely be felt when standing in Doak Campbell Stadium.

4 College Junior

Academics: Family & Child Science – Our program is fairly small compared to most programs at FSU. We tend to have the same professor for multiple classes which is great. We have very few advisors though which can get a little tricky, but most of them do a good job. The workload isn't terrible which is why a lot of people use it as a backup so you have to have a lot of patience because there will be people in your major courses that just want to get by without any effort which can get aggravating. The job opportunities with a degree in this program are unlimited. It serves as a great basis for anyone interested in studying Social Work, Education, Criminology, Psychology, and many other paths in graduate school.

4 College Freshman

Transportation: They Are Great – There is bus transportation, taxis and other free ways to travel

3 College Freshman

Technology: It Is Ok. THe wireless is sometimes unreliable. Can be slow.

4 College Freshman

Academics: The proffesors are very nice, the curriculum is well rounded, the registration process is a little hard, the workload is hard, and there is great special study options.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Amazing Atmosphere – The Florida State University is an amazing place to call your home. The people on campus are amazing and nice, the campus itself is gorgeous to look at and the quality of the education you receive is outstanding. An amazing school for people from all walks of life.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Psychology Major – Being a psychology major the classes aren't the most challenging but they are extremely interesting. For somebody like myself who is dedicated to a career in psychology and criminal justice there is nothing more fascinating.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: A Party School, With Smart Students – Though FSU is known as a party school, the students who attend FSU are smart and have worked hard to be where they are. Though students have lots of fun outside of their academic schedules, the students do take their school work seriously for the most part and have a genuine drive to do well in life and be sucessful in the workforce.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Wide Variety of Choices – When it comes to food at FSU, there are many choices. There are two very good dining halls on campus, however after eating at them for a semester they tend to get very old. They do offer very healthy options which is not typical for a dining hall. There are a few restaurants on campus such as Quiznos, Chili's, Papa Johns, and Pollo Tropical if you ever get tired of the dining halls. There's also Mom and Pop's hot dog stand which is pretty good! Students often hand ou these coupon books for free, make sure to grab one because they are filled with food specials for local restaurants!

3 College Sophomore

Academics: FSU offers a wide variety of majors and has many wonderful professors, however I will say that it does not have a lot of graduate programs. FSU offers a wide variety of classes, class times, and types of classes. It is possible to take all online classes, hybrid classes, and in-class classes. I think that the workload at FSU is average for college classes at a university.

3 College Junior

Weather: Rain or Shine – Take your pick, it is either pouring or raining cats and dogs. One great investment would be a pair of rain boots, an umbrella is too much hassle in the wind. When it is sunny it is extremely hot, so it is great weather for getting your tan on. The best month of weather is fall, it is absolutely beautiful around campus.

4 College Junior

Athletics: Sports Are Not MY Thing – The area of sports is not really something that I have became involved in, but there are lots of opportunity to join the scene. The football games are madness, yet fun for those who enjoy sports. The entire campus joins together to support the football team...even when they lose. It is a great way to join all different types of individuals together in one place to root for the same thing!

5 College Junior

Academics: Retail Merchandising – In the college of human sciences, retail merchandising has really started to make a name for itself. We are getting new classrooms and new offices for our advisors. The coursework is interesting, yet understandable and enjoyable. The college offers lots of help with job matching, and helps to steer students in paths for success. I am very pleased with my major and the college of human sciences.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: Has 1 of 2 College Circuses in Existance, 24 Hr. Starbucks – FSU has the one of only 2 college circuses in existance. They're AMAZING, they perform at Callaway Gardens in GA during the summer and hold performances during the school year. Our 24/6 library contains what I believe is the only 24 hr. Starbucks in the country. It's great for all-nighters or even late-nighters!

1 College Sophomore

Parking: I don't have a car and I'm almost glad. Everyone tries to carpool on trips to Wal-Mart (since cars are the only way to get there) because no one wants to move their car. There are no fines for parking, but it's almost always impossible to find a spot. It's a walking campus with campus buses so a car isn't necessary, but it's hard to get certain places and do certain things without one.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: Great Everything – The registration process is so easy, and the workload depends on how many hours you take. There are tons of independent study options and the professors are all awesome!

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Some Dorms Great, Some Awful, Pricing Ok – Some dorms are nice-very clean and roomy. Most have very old buildings so things break down all the time. Needs a ton of renovations inside, but they keep doing roadwork instead where it's not needed. Social atmosphere is great! Each dorm is conveniently located near something-and usually near other dorms. One dorm area is near restaurants and science side of campus, one area is near the stadiums, circus, practice fields, etc. The cost is OK, it could be lower.
The housing process needs work. Random roommates needs some sort of quiz, I got the WORST ever and was bullied until I moved.

3 College Sophomore

Technology: The computers in libraries are almost always full, and gets even worse during finals and midterms week. The internet on campus can get really slow, sometimes it doesn't even work and that makes doing homework difficult. Half the campus needs an ethernet cable to access the internet and that makes doing projects uncomfortable and limits where you can be in the room.

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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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