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Reviews 5654 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Greasy Greeks – there are a lot of frat guys and sorority girls. it's not all bad, but seeing girls painted orange and guys with crooked hats gets old pretty quick.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: The dorms aren't bad, but they are extremely expensive, costing more than a lot of the apartments around campus.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Proximity Is Good, Parking Is Terrible – There are plenty of decent apartments/houses around the campus, but the parking can be a nightmare. Some places charge up to $100 for a parking decal and the tow companies are like vultures. Besides all that, off-campus housing is pretty nice.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: Beautiful Campus With Excelent Academics – Florida State University has one of the most beautiful campuses I have ever seen. Even after a little more than a year, i still am amazed by the scenery walking to class. The school spirit is alive and well, especially during game days. Even with this the academics are extremely good. All of my Prof's really seem to enjoy what they are doing and really want the students to learn the material rather than just make the grade.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: Diversity at Florida State is pretty apparent. Over half of the student body is female with races ranging from all corners of the world. There is also a great feeling of acceptance in clubs, organizations and societies.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Students receive text alerts to the cell phones when there is an incident that could affect the students. Campus police are visible all around campus as well as emergency poles placed very conveniently. and the campus is well lit at night.

1 Recent Alumnus

Parking: Parking permits are free but I truely believe Freshman should not be allowed to bring cars to school OR if you live in a dorm you should not be able to bring a car. All of our parking is mostly cars students living in dorms cars just sitting in parking lots while those off campus (in no way can a large percentage of people live on campus). Many have to leave 45 minutes before class to find a spot even if you do find a spot it may be across campus from where you need to be. I personally need a car because I live off campus. There are meatered spots which I beleive is COMPLETELY unnecessary. Every spot should be a student FREE spot, unless it is a teachers spot

5 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: Student involvement doesn't get any better, team performance goes up and down but we are on our upstide. School Spirit is un believeably great. If it's possible there are too many fans.

3 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Dining: It's very rare to find a student discount and most good restaraunts are a bit too far away that it's just to far while I'm so busy. I really love eating at Mr. Roboto, and I wish Logans Roadhouse and Olive Garden were closer, and good drink specials considering this is a college town

2 College Sophomore

Weather: Hot, Hot, Hot! The weather at FSU is intense. We are talking about 300% humidity intense! The hot days are hotter than anything in all of Florida, and the cold days are the coldest in all of Florida as well. Seriously, the weather is always at one of the extremes.

2 College Sophomore

Parking: Plan Yourself an Extra Hour – FSU parking is not for the weak and definitely not for those of the impatient variety. Plan an extra hour of hunting for that perfect spot and hope it's anywhere near the place you need to be at.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: The student union is full of whatever food you could possibly desire during your studious days. There's everything from Starbucks to an Einstein's Bagel shop. If I want sushi or Japanese, I head straight to Miso's for the best food straight from the land of the rising sun. Once all that food is in my gut, I know the Leach Center gym is ready for me to get right back into shape. The entire FSU campus is perfectly molded around it's students.

3 College Student

Transportation: I Like My Car – There is plenty of transportation available but I have never utilized them.

3 College Student

Drug Safety: Say No to Drugs – To my knowledge, drugs are not a huge problem at Florida State University. I see more drinking than drugs.

3 College Student

Campus Housing: I have never lived in the dorms at FSU but I have stayed in one for a soccer camp. It was a newer dorm but I prefer apartments.

4 College Senior

Administration: Well obviously undeage drinking is not tolerated in the dorms or at school activities. Safety is a big thing in campus and is very comforting to see. Grades are important but most people can balance a social life and academics. Attendance if you are an athlete is important for classes.

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: the off campus housig is prevelant in Tallahssee. There are plenty of places to live with three college campuses in town. They are pretty affordable, most landlords are great, usually aren't allowed pets, usually transportation available, parking can be an issue, safety is usually good as long as you are in the right complexes and area of town. Most are very close to campus which is a plus

4 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: Mr. Roboto – The food is excellcent. Between sushi, hibachi, or other asian staple foods you can't go wrong. It is close to campus, affordable, quick, great atmosphere, and really ood food. Plus you can buy some of their sauces to take home and merchandise is available for purchase

5 College Junior

Athletics: True Seminoles Fanatics – students, faculty, staff and even regular citizens are very proud of the team. Everybody somehow represents the school spirit; shirts, bags, tags anything.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: Safe Environment – Dont know of any safety issue on campus. It actually feels safe and peaceful. I personally dont feel threaten and feel safe to walk anywhere at anytime.

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: FSU has a huge diversity of people. I think there is a good mix of all races at FSU. Walking around campus you see many different races including Caucasian, Hispanic people, African Americans and Asians. There are also many different types of religions and there are many different places to worship all over Tallahassee.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: There are two dining halls on campus, both of which serve pretty good food. Mainly freshman eat at the dining halls because they generally live on campus. There are also more popular places to eat on campus, like a Quiznos, Einstein Brothers, Starbucks, and a Denny's that is open late. There are also on campus convenience stores where you can buy snacks and drinks.

4 College Sophomore

Local Area: There is so much to do in Tallahassee. There are options for both college students and for the population of people that are from Tallahassee. There are lots of hip, student affordable restaurants, movie theaters, a mall, and nightlife for college students to experience. Football games are a must, and Greek Life is also big at FSU.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: While everyone likes to have a good time and spend as much time in the beautiful Florida sun as possible, FSU's academics are wonderful. Most majors are highly competitive.
As a FSU student, there are so many clubs and activities to choose from. If, for whatever reason, there is not a group that you are interested in, you can always grab a few friends and start a new club.
If you have free time with nothing else to do, you can always go to the gym to workout, grab a smoothie, or go to the suana, and go to the SLC to watch a movie (both free with student id).

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Go Noles! I love Florida State so far. There is plenty to do. If you are ever bored, then you aren't looking in the right places. Parking on campus is horrible. The only real upside I found in living on campus last year was that you didn't have to find parking on campus because everything is within walking distance. Some of the dorms are nicer than others, but the older ones can be somewhat disgusting. The campus itself is beautiful. There is so much to do. Athletic events are free for students, which helps save money. If I could go back to choosing colleges, I would undoubtedly pick FSU again.


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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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