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4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Tallahassee has a lot of great local places - if you take the effort to find and try them. There are also a million of Mexican restaurants, especially along Monroe street, but they have some great drink specials. Sweat Pea is a great local place for healthy vegetarian options. Chubby's is a must for late night snacks.

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College Junior

Greek Life: I'm not into Greek life, so I can't give a review. I think Greeks tend to be annoying, shallow, and egotistical.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: People, especially women, should walk in groups at night. I wouldn't say that FSU is particularly more dangerous than other colleges, since sexual assault is a major issue across America. FSU is not alone in lacking proper support, raising more awareness, or doing more to support victims.

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3 College Junior

Local Area: Tallahassee is a quaint town. The weather is miserable, hot muggy and rains almost every day in summer. The city has two major universities, FSU and FAMU, as well as a vibrant community college - TCC. There are plenty of bars and clubs you can go to, not to mention the amount of house parties. During football season there are downtown get downs every home game in Kleman Plaza. There are also a variety of yearly festivals - the Greek Food Festival, the North Florida Hispanic Festival, Tallyfiesta and more.

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5 College Senior

Greek Life: Greek life is huge at FSU. Huge selection, variation, frat guys tend to be douchey by nature but it's a lot of guys not just them, but there's a lot of sorority girls that are totally sweet. I'm not a Greek so I can't say much.

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5 College Senior

Party Scene: I'm not a huge party person, but they're not lacking at FSU. Friendly people, crazy stuff, variety depending on what you're into.

3 College Senior

Scholarships: They're really skimpy about it, but overall it's smooth. The sheer amount of students at the school make it difficult to receive generous amounts of money and/or work study so it's understood.

5 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: 76% of the residence areas around campus and the city focus on student housing - and there's a huge variety depending on prices, accessibility, pets, amenities, roommate amount, etc. It's a much better option than on campus.

5 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: No one can complain about off-campus dining - there's absolutely everything for everyone.

3 College Senior

Health & Safety: I do like the police, the blue light system, the safety measures to get into buildings, etc. Whenever something bad happens on campus there are always alerts and emails to reassure everyone- and they don't happen too often, I've gotten 2-3 in the past year. Police wise I feel like everything is top notch- my phone accidentally called 911 (emergency button on screen pressed) and they immediately called me back, it was an actual police officer as police officers take on campus calls. He made sure I was okay and that I wasn't in danger. However with the whole Jameis incident I don't know how sexual assault is really handled not being someone who's been or seen someone in that position, but they're really stepping on the ball with this one.

4 College Senior

Athletics: We're the Florida State Seminoles. They live up to that reputation and far more.

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4 College Senior

Local Area: It's great if you have a car. A lot of stuff around Tallahassee is hard to get to without a car, making it unreasonably difficult to get a job off campus or do shopping.

3 College Senior

Administration: The police are excellent, but there really isn't any evidence of strictness- unless you're out on campus walking right past an officer while doing something illegal it is very unlikely anything will happen.

3 College Senior

Campus Housing: For about half the buildings, there's serious updating needed. The other half is pretty stellar. There are two dorms that are WAYY too party oriented, which is fun but you need to sleep sometime. My one issue are how expensive they are for how little you get.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: There are incredible options everywhere. The closer you get to campus the pricier it gets but there are still very reasonable places close to campus. Maintenance and landlords will vary with places but for the most part, people don't experience many problems. Only cost is trying to drive and park on campus.

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5 College Sophomore

Greek Life: As a non Greek I can fully say that from an outer perspective, FSU has some of the most solid Greek life in the nation. They do a lot of good for the community and they have a great time as well. Greek housing is found close to campus and the houses are beautiful. They really do bring life, not necessarily in a bad way, to campus

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5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Tallahassee has some of the best food options I have seen. There is virtually something for everyone and at great locations and prices. If I move a way one day I will miss the food a lot.

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3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I did in fact need a lot of financial aid. The people are incredible helpful and friendly if you get help really early! Once school starts it can be a nightmare.

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5 College Sophomore

Athletics: The entire school rallies around FSU's athletics, especially football. We are currently the reigning national champions and its looking to be another great year! FSU athletics has consistently won other awards and championships throughout its history.

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4 College Senior

Party Scene: FSU is definitely a party school. There's always something going on.

5 College Senior

Athletics: One of the best parts about FSU is the school spirit. It really brings the community together.

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College Senior

Majors: When I applied to the school I already selected the program I am currently in. If you get good grades and pass all the classes you need to pass (which I did) you are automatically in the program.

5 College Senior

Majors: I love my program, Exercise science. It's a premed/pre-health program so it's difficult, but I am passionate about what I'm studying so I absolutely love it.

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5 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: My parents are my landlord so I dont have much to say.

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3 College Senior

Greek Life: There are good and bad things about greek life. Some people are cool whereas some people are the worst. I feel like thats pretty common across college campus's

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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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