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3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: So far dealing with the office of financial aid has been pretty easy. Trying to get more aid, like loans or scholarships, has proven difficult though. They recently gave me a packet with general scholarship stuff, and another time they gave me a paper with just the basic info about loans. They've never really matched me with specific ones or done more than look at my account to answer my questions. If you go often you'll see scholarship notifications on their board, and there are some posted on their website, but I haven't found it very helpful for finding scholarships. I've been losing financial aid since I started college due to circumstances beyond my control, and they really haven't helped much in supplementing that. They basically gave me one option: loans.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: There are lots of options for eating on-campus. If you're not feeling the dining halls, which actually have a fair variety, but get repetitive quickly, then you can always eat somewhere else. They've made the meal plan a lot more flexible recently, so you can use meal swipes at different locations on campus, and if you're out of those you can always use Flex bucks. We recently got a Chick Fil-a and a Rising Roll. There's also Subway, Salad Creations, Pollo Tropical, Papa Johns, and a couple others.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: If you have a bit more money in college and can afford a nicer dorm, like suite style, it's great. Otherwise you're probably living in a community style and don't have much space. There are lots of amenities, and most of the dorms require meal plans, so you'll also have food. It's very convenient since it's right there on campus it saves you from needing a car or much other transportation. I'm honestly happier off campus though. I found something both cheaper and more spacious fairly close to campus.

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3 College Freshman

Administration: Need to help students with difficult roommate situatins

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Off-Campus living can certainly be less expensive than on-campus living, if you find the right places. There are many apartment complexes and townhome neighborhoods that are close to grocery stores as well as campus and anything you might need, and for hundreds less than a dorm.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Go to MoMo's pizza. It's fantastic! And close to campus.

3 College Freshman

Administration: The parking enforcement seems like solely a money-making machine. It's a bit ridiculous. But they are strict in other ways too, that I find important, like domestic violence, drug abuse, and protection of our students on and off campus.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: Patience is important, but also persistence. Sometimes you have to direct the questions and make sure you're talking to someone who can actually fix/implement your financial aid.

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: There are plenty of parties, that's true. But not all the time, which is also nice. You can find a quiet place even on a Friday night, but there's always somewhere to go if you're looking to go out.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: Everything seems to be more expensive than a college student can really afford on a daily basis. The meal plans are very expensive, and unfortunately, required when living in some of the dorms.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: It's great living in Cawthon--so close to the College of Music, the dining hall, Strozier library, and a garage pretty close by! The convenience is the best part about it. And the community has been great--getting to know people in the music Living Learning Community.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Depending on how much one is willing to pay, there are definitely good places to live that are close to campus. The houses in Tallahassee are old, but cheap and close to campus. The apartments can range in cost and can be reasonable or really expensive.

5 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Gordos is really good, and so is Momo's pizza. Off campus dining options are spot on and there is definitely a variety!

5 College Junior

Administration: I have never personally interacted with the administration, but they do provide a positive outlook on the school and the students and they really do care about the campus.

3 College Junior

Scholarships: The beginning of each semester is a headache and is stressful especially within the financial aid office, you just need to stay on top of things and be patient.

4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I got enough financial aid to pay for books and classes.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Dining halls get gross after you eat there for a while. If you don't eat much, you'll do better to buy and make your own food.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The on campus housing is pretty nice there are only two community style dorms and a few are upperclassmen apartment style. It also depends on what you make of it.

5 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: I live 2 blocks off campus right next to where it turns into FAMU and I feel so safe. If you pay a little extra at the nicer apartments then they have security guards and security systems. The little bit of extra money goes a long way.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: There is no shortages of places to eat, but most of them are fast food and fattening. If want something decently healthy you have to venture pretty far off campus.

3 College Junior

Administration: If you break the honor code you are basically screwed, and parking enforcement is a nightmare.

2 College Junior

Scholarships: I am out-of-state and the school will not give me any money everytime I apply. Unless your independent you don't get a dime out-of-state.

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5 College Junior

Party Scene: There is never a shortage of things to do in Tallahassee. There are at least 3 different options every single night.

3 College Junior

Campus Food: I am a vegetarian so I found it difficult to eat at any of the dinning halls unless I wanted pizza (which I do not). I ended up eating a salad for almost every single meal and after a while it got to be pretty awful.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: I lived in 2 different residence halls during my Freshman year. First I lived in Kellum from August to November and ended up moving out because of a roommate problem. Kellum was by far the worst of the worst when it came to dorms. All the walls were made out of concrete so you think the air would be very dry, but it was just the opposite. It was almost as if the walls were soaked with moister. I had a dehumidifier and I swear I had to empty a gallon of water from it almost every hour. There was also cockroaches all over the place and it smelled. Although the living portion of the dorm sucked, it had a great sense of community there and I met a few of my best friends while living there. In November I moved into Jennie Murphrie which is an all girls residence halls with private bathrooms, and it was the opposite of Kellum. It was beautiful, clean, and did not smell of sweat. Although it was a nice place to live I did not meet anyone while living there and did not feel the sense of community that I did in Kellum.

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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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