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Reviews 5817 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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3 College Senior

Health & Safety: The safety measures at FSU seem to meet national standards. There is a campus alert system through e-mail and text message. There is also a police department specifically for the university, and pertinent numbers to reach the department are given out at orientations. There are blue light stations loacted around campus as well. Also, certain buildings are only accessible through a key card.

4 College Freshman

Parking: You Could Do Without a Car – Parking is horrible once 11am hits, but if you get a morning class, you are in perfect shape. But you don't NEED your car on campus because there is a shuttle bus that can take you wherever you need to go for free.

3 College Freshman

Technology: Could Be Better, but up to Par – We don't have the newest computers and they all have like a 5 second delay when logging in, but I've never had a computer crash on me so that's good.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I Am Notified of All Issues – I receive emails whenever something happens near or on campus and I feel safe on campus at all times.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: Love It – I love my program, I would definitely do it all over again. I want to be a Nurse Practitioner; there are plenty of jobs in that field!

3 College Sophomore

Weather: Pretty Good but Some Downsides – It's Florida so we don't get too much variation in weather. But our campus is VERY spread out, so when it's raining or cold, the walk to classes is AWFUL.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: Our facilities are very nice and very inviting. Our gym is state-of-the-art, and our union, although not brand new, has plenty to see and do; there are countless food vendors, places to study, shops, even a bowling alley and night club!

5 College Freshman

Campus Quality: Everything Is Giant – There are no small buildings here. In every direction there are expansive brick structures that are unbelievably beautiful. The gym is dated, but is a gym and works all the same. The libraries are 24 hours, expansive, and always bustling with people. The online catalog of books is available anywhere so you can research which books you need before heading to pick them up. We have our own concert venue/comedy club in the union which offers great events. Also if you live on campus each dorm will host a plethora of events from candy grams, to haunted houses, to an amazing race. Other notable things on campus are a movie theater, and bowling alley.

2 College Freshman

Scholarships: We had issues and I almost received no financial aid money because my older sister marked one box wrong on her own taxes! My dad called every day for weeks straightening everything out for me.

2 College Freshman

Parking: THERE ARE NEVER ANY SPOTS! Parking is atrocious. Usually I end up parking a 15 minute walk away from my dorm even though there is a big parking lot right behind it. Luckily you get a free parking decal and freshman can have there cars though. If you can't follow basic instructions, expect tickets. If you put your car in a spot, don't expect a ticket. If you don't have a car you will be fine, but I don't know what I would do with out mine. FSU students get free rides on the city bus system as well as our campus system so you can get around easily with out one. Plus most people have cars so you can easily find someone to take you somewhere if needed.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: They Have Everything – Any major chain restaurant you can think of, Tallahassee has it. Some are farther away than others but you can always find something good to eat. Jimmy Johns is the best and they deliver. Mellow mushroom is also fantastic!

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: It Grows on You – The weather is absolutely atrocious. However for the first time ever I have experienced the leaves changing which for a true Floridian is pretty awesome. There is ALWAYS tons of stuff going on on campus or close by and is usually free for students. Football games are incredible... and free which is even better. At first I absolutely hated it here but I've grown to like it. Most classes have a laid back feel and I'm never afraid to speak up if I don't understand something which can sometimes be intimidating. If I could do it all again I would still choose FSU but I would not choose to live on campus! With FSU being as big as it is there is something here for everyone, from LARPers to Greek life, the student body is very eclectic. Most students are very friendly and polite (holding doors, saying hello in elevators and the such.) I think the worst part about FSU is it's location in Tallahassee. Traffic sucks and the locals are downright scary!

2 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Something Else. Unless you get early admittance, DO NOT APPLY TO LIVE ON CAMPUS. You will end up stuck in a crappy dorm aka smith and kellum. I currently live in smith hall. Community bathrooms suck. Overall though it has not been a bad experience. Smith is very social and you actually have to avoid people if you are not wanting to make friends. The worst part about living on campus is no outdoor pool for tanning in the summer time! Best thing about my dorm is the proximity to all of my classes by far. Even so I will not live on campus ever again.

3 College Freshman

Academics: Surprisingly Easy – I'm very unhappy with the lack of professors I actually have. Out of 5 classes I only have 1 professor and 4 T.A.'s. My coursework is so easy and I'm usually pretty bored with it. I'm hoping it will get more difficult as I get further along into college.

1 College Senior

Guys & Girls: Guys and Girls – Most guys and girls at FSU are actually quite dumb. Sex, drugs, and alcohol is a big thing off campus, and girls just willingly give themselves up to guys. It's actually quite demeaning to us girls that actually hold ourselves high and have values.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Pretty Safe, Kinda Sketchy – There are emergency poles all around campus so you are never without one near-by to press and have police come within minutes. The campus is also lit up pretty well at night, but there are not many people out on campus past 9. There is a police station on campus which makes it feel safer knowing that they are so close. They also ticket for the dumbest things, like jay walking and not stopping at stop signs when you're on a bike.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Absolutely in Love – I am absolutely in love with Florida State. There are so many different types of people and so many different things to do. Whether you're a hard partier or a hard studier, there's always something to do and someone to hang out with.

3 College Freshman

Diversity: Pretty Diverse – Most students are upper middle class white kids with a lot of money, however there are many different ethnicities represented in the student body as well.

5 College Freshman

Local Area: Never a Dull Moment – ALWAYS something to do. Downtown is very pretty and kind of calm. There are 2 malls near the school and food is always within walking distance.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The campus is very welcoming and the people are very nice, I rarely feel as if I'm endangered.

3 College Sophomore

Weather: Class in the Rain – Summers here are sweltering, and makes walking to and from class pretty miserable, as does walking to class in the 35 degree rainstorms.

4 College Sophomore

Administration: Attendance Policy Gets Crazy – The new attendance policy is absolutely ridiculous. But, I believe almost all attendance policies are. If students don't want to be in class, I don't want to be in class with them. I have almost perfect attendance in my classes that do take, as well as do not take attendance. Taking away 2 percent of our grade for every unexcused absence after 2. It's a 3 day a week class. Also, why would professors want to teach students that don't want to be there?
Besides that, this campus is very relaxing and enjoyable.

2 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Drug & Alcohol Usage – There is frequent partying, and drug use all over campus, in the dorms, at the clubs, at house parties etc. Enforcement varies from night to night. Depending on the mood of the cops. Frat houses are loaded with drugs, as are some sorority houses. Many people come to school never expecting to drink, but will "just have a drink of two" to fit in, and not be made fun of.

3 College Junior

Weather: Humid Heat or Dry Cold: Only Two Temperatures – Florida State's campus is land-locked so when taking summer classes there is no summer breeze. It is so humid so students tend to study by the pool. There isn't much of a transition of seasons in Florida so it quickly turns to winter. During winter, it is frigid cold, but unfortunately not enough for us to enjoy snow.

3 College Junior

Transportation: Buses Are Convenient – Transportation around Florida State is great. There are free buses around campus running 6 days per week and have a night bus called the "Night Nole" that will pick students up until 2am with the routes mapped online.


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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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