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4 College Junior

Campus Housing: Most of the dorms are new or recently renovated. The few buildings left that are "old commune" style are being demolished and replaced with more modern facilities with better options.

4 College Junior

Majors: My major is great. I love all my faculty and professors.

4 College Junior

Majors: The faculty have a lot of knowledge to offer on how to find jobs in my major.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: You get what you pay for. If you don't want to spend a lot, prepare for crappy apartments, but there are tons of fantastic places nearby if you (or your parents) are willing to pay.

4 College Freshman

Academics: My major is nationally acclaimed

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3 College Freshman

Weather: It is very warm but rains a lot

2 College Freshman

Health & Safety: There have been many crimes lately

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There are a variety of places to live off campus.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Transportation: Campus shuttle is free which is very convenient

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5 College Freshman

Athletics: We won the national championship.

7 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Technology: It sometimes goes in and out, but that's to be expected when so many students are using it.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: There is quite a lot of diversity at Florida State

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4 College Freshman

Administration: The campus is not too much involved in students' daily lives.

2 College Freshman

Local Area: There is a lot of crime in the Tallahassee area. Although the campus is clean and beautiful, the city itself is not.

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4 College Junior

Majors: I do plan to have an internship one day. The FSU career center is helping me with my resume so I can find an internship this summer. The career center has been very helpful because when I wasn't entirely sure what I wanted to do, they set me up with an advisor who guided me through a few different tests - not aptitude tests, but tests that would help me find what I really wanted to do, not just show what skills I had.

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4 College Junior

Majors: I am double majoring, and both of my majors require a lot of time. To succeed at FSU, you really must master time management skills. You will likely have very much homework, study groups or group projects, tests - often weekly, and if you add a job and extra curricular activities, it can be difficult to manage. I find it helpful to do my homework on the weekends, and study for each of my classes at least a little bit every weekday, and then relax during the weekends, and then review a bit on Sunday nights.

I feel that the classes that you are required to complete do have some real-life merit to them, and I know that I am learning skills that will help me when I am ready to enter the work force.

FSU is great at helping to find internships, part-time or summer jobs, or even work associations in your field of study.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Health & Safety: Tallahassee is not a very safe town, but FSU has done a lot to ensure the safety of the students. We have blue light poles throughout campus that will page FSUPD at literally the push of a button, and alert them of your location. The dorms also require an activated FSU card for entry, as do the libraries, gym, dining halls, and rehearsal spaces.

FSU offers a few services for students who need to get around at night, including the Night Nole, Nole Cab, and Safe Bus. The Safe Bus will pick up a student on cmapus and drive them wherever on campus, or in close proximity to off campus for free when you call for a ride, the Night Nole is a nightly bus route that drives around campus and the surrounding areas, and the Nole Cab will pick students up from bars and take them home, wherever they live, for $4.

The library has security at night, and they will walk you to your car if you ask them to.

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4 College Junior

Local Area: Tallahassee is a city that has many different sides to it, for better or worse. The area surrounding FSU is a total college town atmosphere - many restaurants and night clubs with deals for students, as well as pretty much anything you would need - grocery stores, doctor offices, auto shops, etc.

Then there is downtown. Downtown Tallahassee is actually very nice - it doesn't feel comlpetely urban, but has an older feeling. If you head further downtown, you will get to the major shopping area, where there is the Governer's Square Mall, and stores like Best Buy, Bed Bath and Beyond, and more.

The attitude from the locals is generally good, but very minimal. As an FSU student, you will rarely, if ever, interact with people who are not students who live in the community.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Local Area: Tallahassee is great! FSU is awesome and there's always something to do. We are in the capitol of the State and so it's not just a college town. Since I don't have a car I don't venture out too much but downtown isn't too far and I'm sure there are lots of things going on outside of campus besides the night life activities. During football season before every home game there's the downtown get down where member of the community outside of FSU and FSU students come together and there's music and activities to do the night before the big games.

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4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: I don't really go out much but when I do I tend to have a great time. The strip is fun and so is Coliseum. its all about having a great group of people to go out with that makes the night. There's always something going on and somewhere for everybody to go that works for them.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: This year I have lived on campus but am planning to live off campus next year. There were a huge amount of places to look at when looking for off campus housing and many options. There is a lot that is near campus and most places are on the campus or city buss routes that allow transportation to be easy. Off campus housing is cheaper than on campus housing and there's some more freedom inbeing off campus and some different opportunities based on where you live and what's around you, most people after freshman year prefer to be off campus. The cost of places off campus ranges from where its located and how new it is etc.. but you can find somewhere that fits your budget and you feel comfortable because there are so many options available to you. As for anything else I can't say since I've lived in a dorm this year.

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4 College Sophomore

Academics: I have learned a lot during my time here and can tell that I am furthering my academic knowledge. Almost all my professors have shown knowledge and understanding for the subjects which they teach. The curriculum and workload match what they are trying to teach us and I never feel as if I have "busy work" but feel assignments work to further my understanding and knowledge. Registering is by class ranking and works on a first come first serve basis so one must prepare and know what classes they need prior to registration opening up to ensure getting the classes desired at the times and days desired. The ACE center provides a great place for extra study help on all sorts of subject matter and can be arranged for group or private tutoring and help. Also the libraries are great places for group or quiet individual study

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3 College Sophomore

Transportation: I only live 4 hours away so travelling isn't too much of a hassle. However as convenient as it is to take the bus home, the cost of a ticket home is worth more than the amount it would cost me in gas which is inconvenient in terms of spending money. Also to attempt to fly home would be inconvenient as I could spend less/ just about as much money for a round trip to New York City as I would to fly to Tampa or Orlando and most flights make crazy stops in places completely out of the way. However I have been lucky to ride home and back with a cousin who has a car and so it has been pretty easy. Other wise a family member would have to drive here to get me and bring me back. Another option is that are class has a Facebook page and we can find people who live in the same area as us who we can ride home with and split the cost of gas with and that also allows us to make new friends. For most students who live in the state of Florida, transportations home isn't too difficult. as for on campus transportation it is pretty good. The busses run most the day and run different routes on campus and off of campus to near apartments and such. There is even an app as well as the website where you can see which bus routes are running and when they will arrive at a stop nearest you.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Living on campus has been great for my first year. It allows you to be within walking distance from almost everything you need on campus. IT's a great way to be involved and get to know campus better. The dorms are slightly older due to the age of the school itself but all have undergone renovations and are livable. Obviously some are better than others but for the most part people are generally satisfied with their dorms. All dorms have washers and dryers available, even though getting one may take some time as many people live in each building and they can't provide enough or every resident. There are kitchens and study rooms in all dorms and depending on the sixe each floor may have its own of each or alternating floors may have one kitchen and the other study room for larger dorms. The halls have hall government that students may join and have events for different things for residents. Also for away games most dorms have the football game on in their TV room or area where residents can get together to support the team which is great. Lounge areas also have game tables such as ping pong or pool etc.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I personally am not in Greek life but everyone gets along for the most part I seems. There will always be stereotypes about Greeks and non- Greeks but everyone gets along for the most part. Greek life is a big part of the college experience but plenty of people don't join. If you know people in Greek life then you can probably go to some Greeks events and have a good time without being involved. Most people who are in Greek life seem to really enjoy it.

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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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