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Reviews 5482 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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3 College Junior

Campus Housing: I never lived in the on campus dorms.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Most restaurants around campus are reasonably priced with a large variety.

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4 Niche User

Academics: Great academic life if you put the effort in. There is a mix of students who care and students who don't, it just depends on how you decide to work with it.

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5 Niche User

Athletics: Lots of school spirit here, mostly for football, but other sports get their time too.

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4 Niche User

Majors: My major has an excellent placement program that practically guarantees you both an internship and a job.

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4 Niche User

Party Scene: During football season there are definitely more opportunities to go out, but it stays fun year round.

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4 Niche User

Administration: There is a good balance of personal freedom and strictness because of safety.

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3 Niche User

Health & Safety: FSUPD do a good job, but walking alone on campus can be scary, even just after dark.

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4 Niche User

Local Area: Fun college town, great places to eat and hangout, and more being built every year.

3 Niche User

Off-Campus Housing: Maintenance staff is very unreliable for most places, and the neighborhoods are often unsafe.

3 Niche User

Campus Housing: Dorms are very small, I wish there were more suite-style options available. The roommate matching system is non-existent, which is a very large part of what made my experience on campus so poor. We were completely opposite in every way, which could have easily been avoided by a generic roommate matching survey.

2 College Freshman

Scholarships: they'll give you aid but you have to harass them to disperse it

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3 College Freshman

Local Area: if it's not apart of college town, it's really ghetto

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: i love my school so much

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4 College Freshman

Majors: there should be more of a variety for med students

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: it's scary walking alone at night as a female on campus

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4 College Freshman

Administration: only complaint is mandatory attendance for some classes

3 College Freshman

Local Area: Tallahasse, as in the capitol and the area around the university is very nice. However, right outside of the 5 mile radius are that, is French Town. French Town is extremely terrifying and there is a lot of crime. T-Pain is from French Town. I would not want to stay here post-graduation.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I personally love my dorm. I live in Bryan Hall, which is the humanities living and learning community.My hall is very small, which allowed me to form bonds with many of the other residents. It is right off of landis, which is convenient, and it is also right next to Suwanee, the dining hall. The best dorms on campus are Landis, Broward, and Gilchrist. Bryan, Jennie, and Reynolds are all also very nice since they are all clean and close to Landis. The worst are Kellum and Smith which are communal and extremely old and gross. New dorms, Deviney and Dorman are being put up and those will probably be extremely nice.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Off campus housing is great... but you have to decide where you want to live a year in advance, otherwise leases fill up EXTREMELY quickly. After November, all of the prices rise and it is becomes extremely difficult to find apartments. Apartments are nice since they offer more freedom but parking is also a hassle. I would only live off campus if my apartment was within walking distance because parking on campus is terrible.

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Tennesse street, which is adjacent to campus has many off campus food options. There is a lot of variety and it is relatively affordable. There are not many student discounts that I am aware of.

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3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I think Florida State does a good job in protecting their students on campus. They have the blue light trail, FSU Police, and Tallahassee Police. A good example of how great they are was just this past week with the shooting at Strozier library. The police showed up in only three minutes. Sexual Assault is a very prevalent issue on campus. FSU does a good job addressing it through online courses, but the severity of the issue is not visible enough. Students do not understand that they need to take preventative measures. FSU is such a big party school and a large portion of the student population take part in heavy drinking which often results unfortunately in sexaul assaults. I feel safe, but there needs to be more STUDENT emphasis on this issue.

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5 College Freshman

Athletics: Florida State football is the best in the nation (we're still undefeated, so). Everyone on campus gets so excited about our football team, which is great. That aside, other sports are not as widely recognized or as popular. Students are all extremely spirited (some of the best spirit in the country). Our athletic facilities are really nice, I'm not too knowledgable about them but I see them sometimes.

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3 College Freshman

Academics: It honestly depends on the class. A lot of the professors are great, it just depends on who you end up with. Many students don't take their academics tops seriously which is irritating, but besides that its fine. The registration process is a little frustrating, but it is easy for upper classmen since they do it through windows based on credits. The workload is fine and not too heavy. I often study in Strozier Library or study rooms in my dorm.

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5 College Freshman

Party Scene: FSU is seriously so much fun. There's always something to do, which is great. Depending on the night, some nights are more fun than others, but it's usually always a good time. Potbelly's is my favorite bar to go to, since its so big. Fraternities usually have pre games before hand which are fun. Heritage Grove is fun, but it's a hassle to get there since its so far away from my apartment. That aside, Florida State is so much fun. The party scene is great and it allows me to make so many friends and memories. 10/10.

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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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