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3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: My financial aid was dispersed relatively easily my freshman year. However, I find it hard to get into contact with the financial aid office unless you go in and talk to one of the employees at the office.

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2 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: I have a hard time finding healthy options when eating out in Tallahassee. It's disappointing that there isn't more nourishing and delicious food off-campus. I am just trying my best to take care of my body and give it what it needs.

3 College Senior

Campus Food: Food in the dining hall is ok for freshman but if you're older than that and living on campus I wouldn't get it. The foods not that good. The meat is usually kind of weird. The restaurants at the union are pretty good. There's good variety of restaurants on campus and they're usually good.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Not a lot of student discounts, but a lot of options! There are many places to eat bordering campus, so if you're tired of on campus-dining, something else is just a short walk or bus ride away. A Publix is right down the road as well, with a bus stop servicing to campus every 15 minutes or so. One of my favorite places is Pitaria, a Greek place right off campus.

5 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: There are all kinds of people at FSU! You can meet almost any kind of person you want to meet. There are people from all different cultural backgrounds. Even the LGBTQ scene is pretty decent. The variety is endless and there isn't just one subset of people attending the school.

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3 College Sophomore

Local Area: Tallahassee is a great small town, but it's a college town. There are two universities and one community college in Tallahassee, so much of the population is between the ages of 18 and 24. There is not much more to the town than the schools.

College Sophomore

Greek Life: I am not part of Greek life, but have heard many great things about being involved. Many Greek organizations do wonderful things for the community and raise a lot of money for charity. Additionally, most of the students involved in Greek organizations have very high GPAs and are very good students. It is probably a nourishing and productive group of students to be involved with.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I have never been a victim of any violence on campus, but a friend has. Apparently, the campus police and campus services do not help very much with victims of sexual assault or rape, and professors and school services are not very understanding. These matters need to be taken much more seriously, especially in the light of what an important campus representative was not convicted for.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: There are a lot of non-dining hall options on campus like Papa John's, Subway, Chickfila, Freshens, Denny's All Nighter, etc. But some of the prices are a little high and there are not always all the options we're often familiar with. The dining halls are a pretty good value at the right time of day. Only during peak times do they have all the food available, but if you're not there during the breakfast, lunch, or dinner rush, you might not get the cream of the crop. The meal plans are ridiculously expensive and you are better off not buying one. Instead, budget enough money to visit them when you want to. If your parents are paying for it, have them load FSUCash onto your FSU card, where you can swipe at ANY dining location to get your food. Your parents will still pay a fortune less than a meal plan.

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4 College Sophomore

Academics: My classes aren't so difficult that they're impossible, but they do challenge you to be responsible, hardworking, and organized. My workload is moderate, and I still have time to have some fun between class and work. The facilities are excellent, from classroom technology to laboratory facilities.

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5 College Sophomore

Academics: There are so many options to study what you want to study at FSU. Most of my professors are engaging and genuinely interested in perfecting the student's performance in the class. Registration, once you understand the process, is easy if you are on time. There are many secondary study services offered, like free tutoring and writing services at the library and at other locations. The library is a huge hub of student activity, and you can find many fellow all-nighters chugging drinks from the Starbucks located inside.

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4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: I don't do a lot of partying, but many students take time to have some fun on the weekends. Many fraternities and sororities have parties and many students choose to go the bars and clubs close to campus. A lot of students have fun at said bars and clubs.

4 College Sophomore

Administration: The campus is strict when it comes to illegal subjects, so this is fair. Where drug and alcohol possession is not permitted due to legality, age restrictions, or environment restrictions (alcohol in dorms), the punishments can be a bit hefty. But as far as demonstrations go, there is a place specified on campus for students to speak freely about whatever they please.

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: Florida State University won the BCS National Championship in 2013! Obviously, varsity sports are a huge deal. If you're not at the football game, you are participating in some way--watching at a friend's, tailgating with the radio on, sitting at the bar with your friends while the game is on, etc. Campus life is invigorated with the popularity of sports, especially football.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: I was accepted into the College of Nursing at Florida State University right out of high school. This is the best way to attempt to enter the program, as it is extremely limited access. When you apply to the university, you indicate your major as nursing and they will automatically put you in the application pool. If you are accepted, you merely have to maintain a 3.0 GPA and take the right classes at the right time. For applicants who apply while already at the university, acceptance is much harder because they are competing with many other students for very few spots.

College Sophomore

Majors: I am not yet in the nursing program at FSU because you generally start in your third year. The first two years at FSU are reserved for your liberal arts studies requirements. But my interactions with the staff in the College of Nursing have been excellent. The academic advisers are always helpful.

4 College Freshman

Academics: I'm currently exploratory, and my major I'm interested in is audition only, but from what I've heard, they're very helpful and have many options and explore the whole career area.

4 College Freshman

Academics: There are a lot of options, including the graduation requirements, but also SO many fun things, major specific or not.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: They're incredibly helpful with assisting you in finding things; placing you is a different thing entirely, but they try.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: There's a lot of options and varieties, and I am VERY excited!

4 College Freshman

Administration: The school isn't unnecessarily strict and only seems to look down on illegal things.

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: There is a lot of diversity, which is something I like, although there are definitely more females.

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College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I have never actually viewed the off campus housing options myself and I don't know anyone (yet) who lives in one.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: It's not the greatest food ever, but it's better than regular cafeteria food or just a sandwich.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: Our athletics, especially the football (National Champions last year), are definitely some of the best and well taken care of.

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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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