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3 College Sophomore

Diversity: Cut & Dry – The Panama City Campus is more diverse in the age range of students. There you'll find people of various ages obtaining there degrees. Nonetheless, the campus lacks a solid minority population. But, everyone is still friendly regardless of race or age.

2 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Off Campus Living – Housing on the Panama City campus is totally on the students. The campus isn't as big as main campus so everyone commutes to school. If you check the Student Affairs Office though, there are flyers for potential housing.

5 College Sophomore

Weather: Well Hello There, Sunshine – Living in Florida, we usually have great weather all year round. In springtime, it is usually very sunny and people usually lay out on the grass, in their bathing suits, in front of their dorms or on Landis Green, which is a very popular place to gather and hang out. Summertime, many students go back home and campus is usually very quiet but one can observe other students just sitting outside reading, doing their, homework, riding their bikes, and skateboarding, just to enjoy the beautiful weather. A lot more outdoor activities being to occur like frisbee games and water balloon fights. When fall comes around, the leaves begin to change colors and this is when more indoor activities begin but this is also when our football season begins and everyone is usually very pumped up and ready for that to begin. When winter begins, it can get very cold here. To others 20 and 30 degree weather may not be considered cold, but when one is used to 70 and 80 degree weather all year long, a couple days of this cold weather can be brutal.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Not So Bad – Alcohol and marijuana are the most widely used drugs at Florida State. I have yet to see any one use any sort of hard drugs like ecstasy, heroin, or crack around me even though I am sure they are being used. Some students have experimented with cocaine but for the most part, people stick to marijuana and alcohol on the weekends.

4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Florida State is known for the amount of parties that go on every day of the week. There are a plethora of clubs to choose from, and every day of the week, there is a club that has a larger crowd than others. For example, there is a pub called Potbelly's that is very popular for FSU students because it is located relatively close to campus and they have drinks for a reasonable price. However, for those that do not have the expenses to go out to the club that often, there are usually parties thrown weekly by sororities and fraternities that are usually free. Another plus is that FSU has a bus system that runs from 9PM to 3AM that hits almost all of the popular places that are frequently visited by us college students. This service is completely free and was put into place to prevent students from getting behind the wheel while they are intoxicated. Just previously implemented, there is a taxi service, funded by FSU's SGA, that will pick up passengers and take them anywhere in Tallahassee for a small fee of $5.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: School Spirit – Everyone goes to the home football games. I haven't been to many others but you can hear how many people are there if you walk by. Everyone on campus is always wearing their Florida State apparel. I'm in the Marching Chiefs and we always go do stuff like pep rallies which are so much better in college!

4 College Freshman

Academics: Registration is very simple. Each major has an academic map that is available online if you can't meet with your advisor. Your advisor will tell you what classes you need to take to graduate and also suggest optional courses that can enhance your degree. Registration opens at different times according to how many credits you have. The system has never given me a problem.

4 College Freshman

Technology: There are several computer labs located around campus, a short distance from most dorms on campus. Some are available for specific majors only which makes it easier to get in. The libraries also have computers and printers where you can print things for cheap.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The experience here is amazing if you make it. Everything is so fun and exciting, but you REALLY need to keep your head above water in your classes. Some are very, very tough.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Hard to Get Good Housing – Unless you have a great priority number, don't expect a great setup. All roommates I have had have been dreadful. The dorms are overpriced a LOT and meal plans are required for most. You definitely get more for your money off campus.

4 College Sophomore

Technology: Everything about the computers in the labs and libraries are great...expect for the fact that most of them are taken most of the time.

2 College Senior

Campus Food: the Fresh Food is the main dining hall, but they basically have same food every day. it is a buffet style.

2 College Senior

Health & Safety: polices are everywhere but crime happens sometimes.

3 College Senior

Local Area: very school oriented city, there is Governor's square mall if you like shopping.
4 major clubs.
3 parks
school has football, baseball and basketball team if you are a sports fan.

4 Recent Alumnus

Scholarships: FSU gives you an opportunity to apply for FAFSA when you enroll into the university. They let you know when there are scholarships available.

5 Recent Alumnus

Campus Quality: Social Life – The social life surrounded by FSU is great. They are very close to campus and dorms so they are very convenient. There are a lot of bars that are close to campus to entertain students.

5 Recent Alumnus

Campus Quality: Strozier Library is where everyone goes to study at Florida State. During finals week, there are so many people there. Although it can be hard to find a seat to study, there are always seats available for students. At Strozier, you can check out laptops and head phones for students who may have forgot their computer or just do not have one. If Strozier had showers and anything for students to sleep on, then students would probably sleep there. The gym at FSU is very nice as well. There are plenty of equipments available and it was one of my favorite places to work out.

1 College Senior

Scholarships: Financial Aid is a joke here... the representatives are rude and very unhelpful.

3 College Senior

Academics: Child Development – The teachers are not understanding to those students who actually have families, despite that is what they are teaching about.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: A Beautiful Life – This campus is beautiful and there are many awesome opportunities for students here. The gym facilities are amazing and include personal training, sauna/steam rooms, and a huge pool. The academics are strenuous but worth it and the social life is fun.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Active but Not Dominant – The Greek life at Florida State University is a flurry of activity. The focus and strength of this community lies in it's female members who are very active in the community and speak out for their causes.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: A Good Mix – There are mostly white students, but there is a very active Black Student Union. The campus is mostly very accepting, even encouraging to the LGBT community. There is a very strong and active P.R.I.D.E. student union.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: The location of most the apartments are in walking distance to campus. If it is not, then there are the school buses that are available. The prices can be a little too pricey, but you just have to find the apartment that fits your budget. Parking is usually good for apartment dwellers, however, on-campus parking is a totally different story! Safety is average...

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Set to Starve – There isn't any on-campus dining for the Panama City campus of FSU. The only real option is going to the bookstore to grab a snack. They just added a new small cafe to the Holley Building. Their food is OK, but it would be nice to have more variety.

3 College Sophomore

Local Area: Small Town College – Florida State University's Panama City campus is set on the Gulf of Mexico in a city more orientated toward older people. There's not much to do, but the people there are always friendly.

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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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