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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.

2 College Junior

Transportation: All Aboard the Trolley – The only actuall public transportation in Panama City is the Trolley and it is kind of a stop and go service. It runs once and hour, but I wouldn't hang my hat on it. It's best to bring your own transportation to school.

5 College Junior

Parking: Public Access for All – The FSU-Panama City campus has recently added a new building with more parking spaces for all its students. Each lot has easy access to it and guaranteed safety due to the frequent patrol of Campus Police. Plus, if you don't have a space Gulf Coast Community College's lot is directly across the street.

5 College Junior

Health & Safety: Campus S.W.A.T – FSU Panama City is a small campus so it gets the ultimate campus protection. Campus Police guard both, FSU-PC and Gulf Coast Community College, patrolling the two campuses perimeter every hour and checking for student decals and making sure no harm falls the students.

1 College Sophomore

Weather: Tallahassee weather is great...for about a month out of the year. Usually it is raining or freezing in Tallahassee ad the only time to catch a break is at the beginning of Fall semester or the very end of Spring.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Sports Are Big – Varsity sports at FSU conjure up a lot of support. Football season is a specifically important time for socialization, team support, and overall school spirit.

5 College Junior

Party Scene: Party Party Party – Whether you enjoy a house party, bars, clubs, or a night in there is always something to do in Tallahassee. Most bars and clubs are 18 and older so there are no excuses to not get out and meet new people.

5 College Junior

Guys & Girls: No matter where you turn there is an extreme diversity among the FSU campus. There is nothing typical about any of our students, which makes for an even better experience.

4 College Junior

Technology: computer labs on campus are easily accessible and very user friendly. Anyone can use them and in most cases, simply supplying your own paper allows you to print for free. If you are in the library you can use the computers and printers at any time and it is inexpensive to print on their printers. Generally, the wireless internet access is fast and reliable. It is convenient to bring your own computer if you want to sit somewhere other than the computer labs, but it is not necessary.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Dining Is Easy – The dining off campus is very versatile since Tallahassee is sort of like a circle everything is pretty close. There is everything from Mc Donalds to La Fiesta. The pricing varies depending on the restaurant you pick, but overall the prices are pretty average. Most of the restaruants offer a student discount. I would have to say my absolute favorites are Chipotle Mexican Grill, Apple Bees, Outback Steak House, Zaxbys and for those late nights Checkers or Taco Bell.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Old but Worth It – Many of the buildings are old but the location makes it worth it. If you are in an older building, it has been remodeled sometime in the near past and is either next to a dining hall or classes. The new buildings are gorgeous and still in great locations. FSU clearly put thought into the location of its student housing unlike many other universities that seem to have no rhyme or reason as to where their housing is located.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Not Just Fast Food – Just like any other college town, Tallahassee has an abundance of fast food which is very convenient. However, the sit down restaurants are a wonderful change of pace when you have the time. Most of the cost is pretty affordable, but on an average college budget you would't be able to eat out every night of the week. A great seafood place to check out is Harry's. Harry's has an awesome southern comfort style menu, which boasts fried grit cakes which are tremendous.

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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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