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3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Walking around campus, there are three types of girls : the ones that don't care what they look like because they are too busy studying, the divas, and the sorority chicks. For the guys, you're either frat-tastic or a regular guy.

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4 College Sophomore

Diversity: Plenty of a Mix – It really depends on your major, but walking around campus I would say that it's pretty much split evenly. There are also several different fraternities/sororities catering to different ethnicities.

2 College Junior

Parking: Parking is a good reason to live on campus. If you live on campus, you need to either get to campus before 8am or plan to spend an hour looking for parking. At least once in your college career, you WILL park illegally out of frustration to get to class on time.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: Quite a Range – Some community style dorms, such as Kellum and Smith, are very small and the amenities are minimal.. but these options are also very affordable. Suite-style dorms like Landis are very nice- plenty of space and privacy and lovely buildings. Non-traditional housing is also available, like apartments at Ragans or townhomes at McCollum.

4 College Junior

Technology: Plenty of Options – Computers are available in all libraries and some relevant buildings (computer science, etc.) have computer labs of their own. Also, most dorm buildings have a computer lab where students can use computers and print documents for free. Laptops are available for rent at Strozier Library. Wireless internet is available in every building and outside most locations.

4 College Sophomore

Transportation: There are buses in many locations, as well as the Night Nole for those that are incapable of driving after a late night.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: The amount of clubs at FSU shows the extreme diversity of the town and the college. They all respect each other's goals, morals, and values, and are not discriminant at the slightest bit. Pretty much anyone can join.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Tallahassee is described as a college town, therefore, all of the dining places are conveniently located very near each other. It doesn't matter what side of campus you live on, across the street you will always find a place to eat. Furthermore, the places to eat are fast, inexpensive, and suitable for the needs of young adults.

3 College Freshman

Weather: Rainy Days – Sometimes we have pouring rain and it is impossible to get to class without getting soaked. I suggest bringing a heavy duty umbrella and rain boots. It gets pretty cold so don't expect to wear flip flops and shorts all year round.

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Interesting People – You find every type of person at FSU from jocks to punks. The school is well rounded and you will never be alone. Everyone is friendly and fun.

4 College Freshman

Campus Quality: There is a bunch of libraries on campus and there is plenty of student/athletic centers and activities to do on campus.

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: No Drugs – Florida State University has a strict honor code policy that everyone has to abide by no matter what. You don't see anyone using drugs, minus smoking cigarettes, or drinking alcohol on campus. There is not even any peer pressure that students have to worry about unless they were in a frat or sorority.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: Nole Power – The athletic teams perfrom very well and make it to the top levels in competitions. School spirit is out of control when it comes to football and everyone goes to the game to see what our team is made of.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: The off-campus housing at Florida State University is great. There is such a variety of apartments for students to choose from and they range in prices. You pay for what you get and you can't expect much if you pay little. Florida State has a great bus service that provides transportation from the apartments as well. People's animals are the only issue when they don't clean up after them.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greeks Take Over – Greeks in the Divine Nine take over the Union every Wednesday. They see it as a time to show how awesome they are, I guess, and stroll around the whole time to different songs. Market Wednesday is supposed to be enjoyable for everyone but it has turned into a step show.

2 College Freshman

Local Area: Dry College Town – Tallahassee has a very active night life for the three colleges that are up here, but other than that, there really isn't much to do. The malls are horrible and when you leave campus you pretty much sit around and wonder what you can possibly do.

1 College Student

Scholarships: Financial aid didn't really help me with anything.

4 College Freshman

Administration: Good Officers, Not So Good Crime Rate? I mean, the officers are not the problem, it's definitely the criminals. FSU is located in downtown Tallahassee like many universities, which leads to higher crime rates. There have been a few incidents close to the dorms and around campus, but nothing too bad. Officers are doing their job, and hopefully crime will start to decline sooner than later.

5 College Freshman

Party Scene: Okay, so when I first visited Tallahassee I couldn't understand why it was considered one of the biggest party schools in America. Now that I go to school here, I understand. The clubs are really close to campus for the most part, I have never had to drive to a club. The Night Nole is a free bus that takes you and picks you up from most clubs, and the Nole Cab is a private cab service sponsored by the school that will take you mostly anywhere in Tallahassee for 4 dollars, and 4 people fit in the cab, so $1 per person is NOT bad at all. Everyone here is down to party and everyone finds a group of people and a club scene that fits their likes. Seriously, I come from a big city and experience this small town nightlife is bizarre to me. Never in a million years would I have expected it to be this great!

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: Pretty Good Choices, Even Healthy Ones! There's a lot of places you can go for lunch here. Aside from the two dining halls (which one of them looks straight out of a Harry Potter movie), there are also many popular chain restaurants like Chilis, Quiznos, Einstein Bagels, etc.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: Flying High – FSU, unlike any school in the US, has a circus on campus that is performed solely by students. There are a couple classes offered that allow you to take part in this experience; however, it isn't "clown college" as you cant get a degree from it. I feel that thats the one thing FSU will have over everything else, and it is truly unique.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Dorm Life – I lived in Salley Hall my freshman year, and I loved it. Everyone there was so social and easy going. My RA made it a point to constantly have floor meetings and gatherings where we would just hang out and be able to meet new people and feel at ease with our "neighbors." I met some of my best friends to date in Salley Hall.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: Great Atmosphere – I got into every Florida school that I applied to, but what set FSU apart from everywhere else was its lifestyle. This is purely a college town with a great student spirit section. If you enjoy football, FSU is a school for you. Everyone here is practically a "die-hard" seminole fan. We even do the warchant at the bars and clubs. FSU offers a once and a lifetime experience that I believe anyone would be foolish to pass up.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I always feel safe when I am on campus. There is such a great environment and I feel completely comfortable at my school. I always make sure not to walk alone at night and act responsibly when I am out with friends.

5 College Senior

Overall Experience: Love It! I absolutely LOVE Florida State. Of course I know many people who let the college life get the best of them but if you can stay away from partying everyday then you should be just fine.


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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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