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Florida State College at Jacksonville Reviews

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  • 08/22/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    13 out of 14 people found this review useful. 1 of 200

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Those wanting a personal and small college. It's easy to find things and the classes are small.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't goof off, especially if you just got out of high school, college is a lot different. You are more responsible for yourself, most professors will not say anything to you if you do not turn in your work.

    Bang for the buck

    Definitely worth the tuition cost, community colleges are cheaper than big universities. It would be wise to go here to get your AA if you plan on doing a 4 year or more degree!!

    Am enjoying being here

    I love the personal feel of this school, the classes are small and all of my professors have taken the time to learn a little about me and my fellow classmates.

    Am learning a lot

    A lot of people put down community colleges, but I have been able to learn a lot due to the small class sizes.

  • 03/26/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    9 out of 10 people found this review useful. 2 of 200

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    First-time college students. Students looking for small class sizes and a high school feel. Students looking for a smaller, easier to navigate college. Students looking for friendly, accepting peers and understanding faculty. Students who want to test out the waters and find their major.

    Tips for prospective students

    This is a great school for first-time college students. If you happen to mess up, the faculty are more than willing to help out and try their best to give you advice. Most of the classes are very similar to high-school classes and due to the smaller class sizes, you get a lot more individual time with your professor to maximize learning.

    Bang for the buck

    For a school of this quality, it is definitely not as pricey as it could be. Some of the top teachers in the state and even more prestigious than that have been hired to mold some of the finest minds from people who sometimes didn't even know they were capable of such feats. Financial aid is also there to help you whenever you need and they are more than willing to pull some strings for your individual circumstances.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love Jacksonville and the college has that smaller, high school feel to it. The campus is beautiful, speckled with flowers, sculptures, and new age architecture, and there's plenty of things to do! If you're waiting for a class to start, why not go chill out in the Japanese zen garden? It's so simple to navigate and if you don't know where you're going, the entire first week of class there are people there specifically to help you out. The people are all sweet and the landmarks are gorgeous. Jacksonville is a great place to live!

    Am learning a lot

    The teachers here are all very student-oriented. They take the time to give you their office hours and various ways to contact them if you are having trouble and if you do ever happen to go by, they'll be there to happily assist you. There's also a fantastic assortment of tutors and assistance to help you on your way and through your classes in the centers we have here.

  • 08/21/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 6 people found this review useful. 3 of 200

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Internet, Business and Ambitious Students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay Focused and Don't blow access to the opportunities that your college has for you.

    Am enjoying being here

    Lots of people that I have networked with.

    Am learning a lot

    I love the teachers I picked this years. I have the best schedule.

  • 10/31/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 5 people found this review useful. 4 of 200

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    This college is a great way to start because first its cheap to start at and you are not paying so much for your first two years in college.

    Am enjoying being here

    I enjoy Florida State College. The college itself offers so much for their students and there is a lot of activities for students to join. They also have sports for those who are into sports and play sports.

    Am learning a lot

    I am learning so much from my professors. They are very helpful and are there for you. Plus the classrooms are not so big so it makes the learning environment easier and comfortable.

  • 12/20/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 3 people found this review useful. 5 of 200

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    People who want a smaller class size at a cheaper cost.

    Tips for prospective students

    My tips are to study hard and to take college seriously.It's not high school anymore.Get to know your teachers and classmates.It will help in the long run.

    Bang for the buck

    It's definitely worth the money.The class sizes are good and the teachers are helpful.You can print things out for free and play in game room or the gym.Pretty much everything is free except for food/drinks and classes/books of course!

    Am enjoying being here

    I enjoy being at this campus.The campus is beautiful and there are always a lot of thinggs going on. We even had Steven Means perform in our cafeteria!

    Am learning a lot

    The new Florida State College at Kent campus is great!I have a had a good experience for my first semester in college.My professors were all very helpful and were always willing to help out if you didn't understand something.I would definitely recommend this college to other people.

  • 11/10/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 3 people found this review useful. 6 of 200

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Going to this college is great for pretty much anyone, since the campuses have such contrasting styles. Anyone with any personality can find a place that suits them.

    Tips for prospective students

    You get what you put into it. If you put in zero attention and effort into a class, you will get nothing out of it.

    Bang for the buck

    FSCJ is primarily a community college so the cost is relatively low since you don't have to factor in costs such as Room and Board. The books that you have to buy are often quite pricey at the book store, but you can buy most books off of online sites such as Amazon for a cheaper way to get your study materials.

    Am enjoying being here

    I have taken classes at 3 of the campuses: The Kent Campus, the Downtown Campus, and the Cecil North Campus. From what I have experienced, each campus has its' own atmosphere. For example, the Kent Campus is more of a laid-back campus, with many students who hang around with their friends in the courtyard and the cafeteria (Which has a meeting room and a game room inside of the same building). The Downtown Campus is the most busy of the Campuses, as it is the headquarters of the college. People will often crowd the main hallway walking to to their classes or to the offices. It is also the most diverse of the campuses, where many people of different faiths and cultures converge. I only spent one semester there and I made friends with someone from Africa, another person from Haiti, and I have even met Buddhist monks from Southeast Asia. With that said, if you're looking for a party atmosphere at this college, you might want to look elsewhere. There are a few events that go on during the year, but they're not wild parties.

    Am learning a lot

    Like any school, how much you learn depends on the teacher and the student, but there are some teachers who can make you just say wow. For example, I had a World Religions teacher named Dr. Turk, who was not only a Episcopalian minister, but he had good friends who were Muslim and Jewish, which gave him a more personal perspective on how they live their lives.

  • 01/13/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 3 people found this review useful. 7 of 200

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for all types of students. Young, old. those interested in furthering or starting their education, this college offers a variety of bachelor degrees with majors in careers that are in demand in this generation..

    Tips for prospective students

    No matter where you go, you must work hard. How you do in college will determine your future. Decide your major, time is moving quickly, and choose something that will be worth your life in the long run. Grab every opportunity that arises, do not hesitate, and get to know your professors, never hesitate to ask a question.

    Bang for the buck

    The tuition at this College is very affordable. Does not mean that this school is easy just because it is not a University, you must still work hard, and it is competitive, one of the top in the nation when it was still officially a community college. the teaching here is of quality, and the health departments rival that of the local univiersities.

    Am enjoying being here

    It is an enjoyable experience to attend school here since each student can choose what campus pleases them the most, with over 5 campuses spread throughout the span of Jacksonville and more, a student can be sure that their travel to school shouldn't be more than 15 mins or so. There are always activities going on, and even interactive things like video games for charity, in which of course many students interact, and also many meetings for self awareness that give out free food every week. A major plus for college students.

    Am learning a lot

    Many professors that teach here actually work in the feild that they are teaching, for instance, the science department are filled with experienced doctors and nurses that really encourage their students to work harder. Many professors here have a laid back style of teaching and the smaller class sizes enable them to fully give each student the attention that they deserve.

  • 02/02/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 3 people found this review useful. 8 of 200

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Florida State College of Jacksonville has a broad student body. Overall I would say that the school is great for anybody but especially returning adult students, single parents, and those who work full time or part time.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always keep up with your financial aid. It's not always the school's job to be in charge of your aid, you are. Also, browsing for scholarships is one of the best opportunities a student can take. The school has a large staff that would be willing to sit down with you to determine which scholarships you are qualified for.

    Bang for the buck

    Florida State College of Jacksonville offered a large curriculum that was offered at other local universities for less. Even though they have branched from being just a community college to being an accredited college, they still keep a relatively low price range.

    Am enjoying being here

    Overall my experience with Florida State College at Jacksonville was very pleasant. All of the teachers I had were exceptional and seemed to actually care about the student. They understand what your goals are and do their best to make sure that you achieve them.

    Am learning a lot

    For the past year and a half I have been able to obtain my Associates in Arts Degree from the school through a wide variety of staff and class selections. The general studies requirements for the school have allowed me to explore a large variety of subjects that I wouldn't have throught to take part in.

  • 04/13/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 3 people found this review useful. 9 of 200

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Looking to save money? This is the school for you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't miss out on this great opportunity. If you are wanting to get your A.A. or A.S., this is a great place to do it. This school also has a large amount of students who transfer to other universities. If you want to take some classes here and save some money, then transfer to another college, no problem. The staff is very supportive of that decision.

    Bang for the buck

    Super cheap tuition compared to surrounding school. If you are serious about your education, this is a steal for what you get.

    Am enjoying being here

    The campuses are spread all over Jacksonville (a huge city!). Some campuses are older than others and it can be a little aesthetically unappealing at times, but you are definitely not paying tuition for renovations. Usually campuses have a Subway in their cafeteria. Familiar food is always welcomed.

    Am learning a lot

    This is a great college if you are looking for small class sizes. There are no huge auditoriums where the professor is talking to no one. The student to teacher interaction is unbelievable. Having the capability of asking questions in class is very evident. All the professors I have had are very clear about what they expect from you, and know their stuff!

  • 06/20/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 3 people found this review useful. 10 of 200

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    All types of students, just because it is a state college does not mean it is of lower quality. Students from the top of their classes or the bottom go here.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get to know your counselors, keep up with dates and don't forget to talk to professors and classmates as often as possible.

    Bang for the buck

    Saves families a lot of money.

    Am enjoying being here

    The only complaint is that the counselors are not always available, once you get one you have to hold on and stay in touch. Besides that it is enjoyable.

    Am learning a lot

    There are classes on basically any topic imaginable. In the end you get the same piece of paper with the same powers so why not get it all at half the price?

  • 02/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 11 of 200

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    cops drive around to make sure there is safety all around.

    Clubs and Activities

    they always have something to do at fscj. just go look for their bulletin board or like their facebook page.

    Great for these types of students

    who wants to work hard and be successful.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    can't say for sure.

    Bang for the buck

    saves you money, classes are about under 400.

    What to do for fun

    open gym, pool table, foosball table. just check their lounge.

    Food and Dining

    great food at affordable prices.

    Dorm Life

    never joined their dorm system.

    Academic Rigor

    keep pushing your self.

    Tips for prospective students

    stay on your a game.

    In three sentences

    they are really on you on what to do and how to do it. the key is to stay consistent and pay attention. review your notes and don't slack off.

  • 02/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 3 people found this review useful. 12 of 200

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    the campus is very safe and friendly. there's security that patrols the campus often.

    Clubs and Activities

    there are some clubs and activities on campus, but very little. the campus does not really have the genuine big university atmosphere.

    Great for these types of students

    the school is great for students who aren't really sure what they want to major in or what their goals are in their studies.

    Bang for the buck

    great school for getting your moneys worth. the classes are considerably cheaper than a major university.

    Food and Dining

    there is a cafeteria on campus that sells regular cafeteria food. but, there are many other fast food chains around that are not to far.

    Dorm Life

    there are many apartments near by where people can dorm at while going to school.

    Academic Rigor

    overall the school is a little easier than a major university. but, just like any other college if you start procrastinating and not doing your work you will fall behind and end up not doing well.

    In three sentences

    great school to start at when making your transition from high school to college. very friendly oriented campus where anyone is willing to help you. wonderful place to get your act together.

  • 02/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 13 of 200

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    being located in downtown jacksonville,the downtown campus is only blocks away from the police memorial building where the police station is located. this is an advantage because police officers are constantly in the area. there is also a church located behind the campus. this church has security which is there to patrol the church premises but they have access to contact the sheriff's office as needed.

    Bang for the buck

    being a community college you are surrounded by people of all ages and backgrounds. this can be used to your advantage. you have the opportunity to learn of all different backgrounds and cultures without breaking the bank for college.

    What to do for fun

    it depends on what you're into. there's book clubs to join. it simply depends on what you're into. there are advisors whom can direct you to times,places and locations for events.

    Food and Dining

    i've not had the pleasure of experiencing any on campus dining.

    Dorm Life

    unfortunately there is no on campus housing. that would be great thus making the campus more convient.

    Academic Rigor

    the academics are challenging. this is especially true if you've not been in school in quite some time.

    Tips for prospective students

    please take advantage of all resources available to you. there are tutors when you need one. there are advisors for just about every subject/issue that a college student may have.

    In three sentences

    the location is convient for students who live off campus but on any side of town. being a community college, you are surrounded by students of all walks of life. the experience is so humbling yet educational.

  • 02/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 14 of 200

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    the campus has great security and always a security guard on each post of all entrances to the school. thye stop everyoe and make sure noone is of any danger.

    Greek Life

    there are none. you may have to go to a neighboring campus, which the big one here is: university of north florida.

    Clubs and Activities

    student life, minority male sucess, etc.

    Great for these types of students

    it is very multicultural here and a fun atmosphere. great for all students of all ethnic backgrounds.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    every friday, they have a footloose activity, where student life plays music and everyone comes to dance.

    Bang for the buck

    the proffesors are great. they give you a bang for your buck. also they are very compassionate and helpful it you are struggling in the class and need their help.

    What to do for fun

    you may tend to be apart of student life. they have many interactive games and activities.

    Food and Dining

    the cafeteria is pretty good. i like the food they serve, just the prices may be a little steep at times.

    Dorm Life

    there is no dorm life. everything is off campus.

    Academic Rigor

    i explained this above already, but the rigor isn't that bad. some courses are tough though.

    Tips for prospective students

    i would inform students that most of the coursework is on the computers, and it would be of much help to them if they are computer savvy.

    In three sentences

    this school is decent on a collegiate scale. i like attending and some of the coursework could tend to be rigorous. despite all hindurances, i have a pretty good g.p.a.

  • 02/19/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 15 of 200

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    very good value

    Food and Dining

    culinary programs on some campuses

    Dorm Life

    local college no dorms

    Academic Rigor

    the grading is pretty tough but is well worth it.

    Tips for prospective students

    have all your information ready when applying because wait times in student services can be very long.

    In three sentences

    very cost efficient. small, easily navigated school. very helpful and courteous staff.

  • 02/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 16 of 200

    Categories Comments
    Dorm Life

    i am not in a dorm

    Academic Rigor

    this school truly holds its self to a higher standard

    Tips for prospective students

    that if you really want to attend school i really would recommend florida state college at jacksonville.

    In three sentences

    while i have been attending florida state college at jacksonville, i have found each and every person to be helpful; whether it be from the teachers to the administration.

  • 02/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 17 of 200

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    i could not feel more safe if i tried. everywhere i look there is a campus guard walking around. fscj have installed this boxes all around the parking lot for people to push the button if they need help. the parking lot as well as all around the school is well lit and if you have a late class, you can ask one of the guards to walk you to your car. it is as safe as having you own personal guard.

    Clubs and Activities

    many clubs and activities, but i do not take part so i cannot commit on any of them.

    Great for these types of students

    if you like to have fun in a safe and welcoming environment, then fscj is the school for you. the teachers and staff are so helpful, one can see that they really do love and enjoy what they do. i absolutely love fscj and would not go any place else.

    Bang for the buck

    the classes and everything is priced fair, but i do prefer to buy my books online, but other than that the classes, food and extra events are great. also, most of the stuff that goes on at fscj is free for the students.

    What to do for fun

    there is always something at fscj to do for fun you just have to ask around. there is a rec room to play pool and games and there is always some band or play, maybe a guess speaker to come out and talk to the students about something. i don't take part in much of that because i am always studying, but i hear that is it really fun.

    Food and Dining

    i give the dinning a four out of five because the food is always great and hot, they are people there to cook and others keep the dinning area very clean. they did not get a five because they kitchen is closed on the weekends.

    Dorm Life

    i cannot rate dorm life because at fscj there are no dorms, no one lives on campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    always come to class on time and be open to teachers if you need extra help, they are always willing to stay late and help. there is tutoring for math and reading and it is free to take advantage of that. when you sign up for classes, go to the rooms and make sure you know where they are and where the closest bathroom is before classes start, so you don't have to worry about getting lost on your first day of school.

    In three sentences

    the staff is so helpful. the teachers really enjoy what they do. everything on campus is so easy to find.

  • 04/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 18 of 200

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    Campus cafes are very good.

    Dorm Life

    I do not know about the dorm life. I have never lived in a dorm

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are good and a little tough too. Quality education

    In three sentences

    Florida State College at Jacksonville is a very nice school. Most campuses are absolutly beautiful to look at. The education recieved here is well worth the time!

  • 07/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 19 of 200

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Emergency pull stations in the parking lot

    Great for these types of students

    Eager

    Bang for the buck

    Classes and books are not crazy prices

    What to do for fun

    Many clubs for different people

    Tips for prospective students

    Ask Questions! Make friends in class to study with!

    In three sentences

    The Deerwood Campus has the most helpful staff. They are hear to help you succeed. The professors treat you as individuals and make you feel like you matter.

  • 07/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 20 of 200

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    NONE

    Clubs and Activities

    Phi Theta kappa! honors clubs, and ethnic as well as religious ones

    Great for these types of students

    Its great for hard working students, laid back, sociable and more

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Club week!! Library is where its at

    Bang for the buck

    You definitely establish long lasting friendships and they offer plenty of scholarships and aid to students.

    What to do for fun

    Hang ut with friends, clubs, bowling, beaches, movies etc.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get your financial aid in on time, Don't skip class, purchase your books online if you can, and sign up early for classes.

    In three sentences

    My school year here has been very enjoyable. The classes are rigorous enough and the students as well as the staff challenge you to do better and excel. Not to mention tuition and other payments are fair

  • 09/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 21 of 200

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Make sure you always take time for yourself. Try to join the activities that the school offer.

    Food and Dining

    College life its hard to stay on the healthy food because you feel like there is no time for it, but eating healthy makes life so much easier for you.

    Dorm Life

    I have to say that I have never lived in a dorm but I hear mixed reviews about it.

    Academic Rigor

    The main focus should be that all students should just stay calm and believe in their self. College will not be easy at any means, but if you set yourself a goal, anything is possible.

    Tips for prospective students

    Since I am a returning student after three years, I would have to say that its a great idea for students to start off at at a smaller college to get the hang of things. I believe its very important to get that one on one that you receive from a smaller college.

    In three sentences

    The staff has been very helpful getting everything set up for me to start school back. To me the centers are very neat, clean, and just overall well taking care of. I love the feel of having a small college like Florida State College at Jacksonville.

  • 12/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 22 of 200

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    I recommend you 100% FSCJ

    In three sentences

    FSCJ is one of the best college ever! love the flexibility and convenience of all the times and days that the courses are offered. This makes it very easy to work a school schedule are the rest of life!

  • 12/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 23 of 200

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    Classes are really cheap with financial aid.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for FASFA and Bright Futures, and don't wait till the last minute to sign up for classes as the better teachers will already be taken.

    In three sentences

    Wide range of class choices. Nice campuses, and online classes are great as well. You can learn as much as you put into it!

  • 07/21/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 24 of 200

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    This is a great school that encourages meeting with campus advisers to make sure you are on the right track for your program of study. The professors care about the students and facilitate a learning environment. The only thing I would warn prospective students is that online classes are $10 more per credit hour.

  • 09/28/2011

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 25 of 200

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Great for students who currently live in Jacksonville and aren't ready to leave home yet from there parents or guardians. Great for students who have high GPA's, because they can always join Phi Theta Kappa (Honor Society) and have a lot of opportunities for scholarships.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be organized and plan out your classes ahead of time. Don't overwork yourself, because it will create a lot of stress and you probably won't do well in your classes. Also, please and I mean please, choose your professors wisely!

    Bang for the buck

    When I went to FSCJ, they had reasonable prices if you're going for your A.A. or A.S. Degree. I don't know what the price range is for the Bachelor's Degree's at FSCJ, but I think it's reasonable.

    Did enjoy being here

    I enjoyed being at FSCJ, because I had friends from high school that were there. Since I was going to FSCJ for my A.A. Degree, I had paced myself with my classes and before you know it I had graduated. During that moment, it was kind of bittersweet, because I was ecstatic to leave but I was going to miss the atmosphere of FSCJ.

    Did learn a lot

    The professors at FSCJ will teach you a lot of stuff that you don't even know. The work load for classes is mediocre, and it's definitely worth it when you go there.

  • 10/10/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 26 of 200

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Stay-at-home parents, those who work and want to go back to school, older adults.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay on top of all deadlines and dates...the financial aid systems is kind of tricky if you don't know where to look and who to ask. Also, it is very difficult to get answers if you are an online student.

    Bang for the buck

    It is a good value for the money to obtain a degree beyond an Associate's.

    Am enjoying being here

    I do not like taking the classes in the platforms provided outside of Blackboard; very confusing.

    Am learning a lot

    I'm learning more about the type of people that work for the college, as opposed to becoming (more) educated about my major course(s) of study.

  • 12/22/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 27 of 200

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Do your research, find out about the types of courses you will be taking and also see the job market if it's worth your while in studying that field. Also, make sure to find out your living expenses, time allowed for studying and getting your priorities on track for the great college experience of a lifetime.

    Bang for the buck

    It's worth every penny going back to school and earning that degree.

    Am enjoying being here

    I am enjoying my time at school. Especially as it's been 25 years of not being in school, it's nice and refreshing to learn something new, eventually change careers and see growth in what I am doing.

    Am learning a lot

    Yes, I've learned a lot from the classes and feel that it's been worth my while.

  • 12/28/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 28 of 200

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students that are graduating from high school and older students that are returning to school before transferring to a University.

    Tips for prospective students

    By the second year make sure that you are sure of what degree you are going for in order to avoid complications with financial aid.

    Bang for the buck

    The classes are worth the money.

    Am enjoying being here

    The classes are small and the professors are helpful.

    Am learning a lot

    I am learning a lot about what I need to do and how I need to get there. I give this college 4 stars on helpfulness.

  • 01/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 29 of 200

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    many campuses for them to attend class. very flexible.

    Tips for prospective students

    Research your professors.

  • 01/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 30 of 200

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus Safety is really good. Security guards constantly roam the campus.

    Greek Life

    There is no greek life.

    Clubs and Activities

    I don't know of many clubs.

    Bang for the buck

    This school would be considering a good bang for your buck. If you need a degree, and an education, but you are not really smart, this school is a great choice for you.

    What to do for fun

    There is a cafeteria with a ping pong table, but that is about it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure to keep up with the work while you are in college, because playing catch up is not fun.

    In three sentences

    The school is very good if you are looking for something that fits in with your daily life. I am a high school student, dual enrolling here, and the counselors really work with my schedule. It's a good school.

  • 01/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    no food or dining.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms.

    In three sentences

    Florida State College at Jacksonville is a great school for those who wish to save money and get a quality education before they transfer to a University. All of the professors I have had, have been above average. I also, enjoy the options of taking classes online, hybrid or at the school. I have been so grateful for the online classes. I work full time and would not be able to attend school if they didn't have them.

  • 01/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    32 of 200

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    Needs more

    Bang for the buck

    Definitely affordable.

    What to do for fun

    Party with UNF or JU kids. Beachhhhhhhh!!!!! Clubs, Movies, whatever you could name.

    Food and Dining

    I don't eat at the cafe so I wouldn't know.

    Dorm Life

    I wouldn't know about dorm life because I don't live in a dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    Work just as hard as a Big University.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get advising before choosing classes.

    In three sentences

    Great school where you can learn a lot. I doubted it at first because it was a community college but it gets the job done in an AFFORDABLE way.

  • 01/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    33 of 200

    Categories Comments
    Dorm Life

    live off campus

    Tips for prospective students

    meet with advisor/counelor. complete financial aid. pick degree program

    In three sentences

    it is conveniently located. many degree programs. online courses

  • 01/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    34 of 200

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    participate in any events that they post around the campus such as; poetry night or bowling.

    Tips for prospective students

    be respectful and patient when waiting on a staff member to help you.

    In three sentences

    florida state college at jacksonville is a very professional. they are also courteous and respectful. the staff is always willing to help somebody out.

  • 01/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    35 of 200

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    there are lots of extra curricular activities.

    Tips for prospective students

    the same bachelors degrees that are offered by unf but there are no parking issues and smaller classes.

    In three sentences

    this is a great college. it has small class rooms and lots of online classes. the teachers are wonderful.

  • 02/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    36 of 200

    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    club days are the best days to get out and meet other students/ plus they have free food. Every fall they have a fall fest, with free food and pizza, and every spring they have a spring fling with free food and pizza. Sometime they will combine club day with the festor the fling.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Go to the location that closer to you, or which ever one you think is best. I do kinda wish downtown campus had some digital animation classes, since they have a big bulding for computers, that way I won't have to go all the way to south campus sometimes.

    Bang for the buck

    when buying school supplies don't buy them out of the bookstore because they are way over priced. the only thing you should buy out the book store is the books you need for your classes. like $50.00 for an backpack i can get out of walmart for $9.99? or a $20.00 calculator, i can get out of dollar general for $10.00? when buying school supplies for new semesters, and new school terms, buying them out of stores like walmart, dollar general, and family dollar you'll save aton of money. plus when buying clothes walmart, dollar general, and k-mart are great for good cool clothes for a way cheaper price. better than going to the mall paying $40 dollars for a plain t-shirt, and $40.00-$50.00 for jeans. when you can go to k-mart/walmart and get the same outfit, and spend $15-$20 for both, and have money left. if you wanna buy namebrand clothes wait til they go on sale,like sneakers for an example $90-$150.00 for apair of sneakes, for that money you can get 4 pair at payless, and walmart and have tons of cash left. like why buy a pair of jordans for $150.00, when you got a pair of addias thats on sale for $30.00?

    What to do for fun

    there are tons of clubs to choose from, if ya wanna join a club, Kent campus has the best clubs, and downtown has a few.

    Food and Dining

    It's best to bring your own lunch, or get something out the machine, because you save a whole lot more money, you'll need later for school supplies. Before if you're buying lunch everyday your school money account will go down. especially with the prices they have on lunches in the college lunchroom.

    Dorm Life

    the college has no dorms, it's community college.

    Academic Rigor

    academics is very important, well for people like me who come here to get an degree, some just come here to hang out, and some just come here to get the school money and quit after 2-3 months.

    Tips for prospective students

    expect tons of homework, way more than highschool, and spending hours in the computer lab/library tryin to get it done. unless you have your own computer at home, or a laptop. 75% of the work is done on the computer, you barley have any work out of the books, the books come in handy when need to look at example problems like math.

    In three sentences

    it's a good college, for students who still live at home. i like it cause it help's people get a jumpstart, before they start at a university. it's also good for people who want to save money.

  • 02/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    37 of 200

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    fscj has sports games that students are always encouraged to attend, they also have plays and musicals that we can attend. the school is also always giving out tickets or discounts to tickets to attend many events out in town. there are many clubs that you can become affiliated with also.

    Food and Dining

    each campus has either a restaraunt inside, such as subway, or a cafeteria that serves breakfast, lunch, and are always selling snacks in between.

    Dorm Life

    there is no dorm ife at fscj.

    Academic Rigor

    i would have to say that the only academic rigor that i have found at fscj is that the classroom environment is a little tough because there are so many students per professor, so sometimes you have to figure things out on your own or wait until the end of class to ask any questions.

    Tips for prospective students

    a few tips that i would give a prospective student would be to request information from the school itself to better assist you with any questions you might have. schedule yourself a college tour of the campus so that you can see if they offer all of the resourcesthat you are looking for in an educational facility. finally, do not waste time, register for classes as soon as possible because the classes do fill up fast.

    In three sentences

    fscj is a very helpful school with with lots of resources to better your learning ability. fscj is a very affordable to school to attend. fscj offers lots of learning opportunities and aned convenient class times to suite everyone's schedule.

  • 03/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    38 of 200

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    north campus has the best food out of all the campuses!

    Tips for prospective students

    complete your fafsa early and stay on top of your financial aid situation!!! also, if you are taking online classes, be sure to dedicate yourself to them.... procrastination is not the answer!

    In three sentences

    i feel that i am receiving a good education here. every staff member i have come in contact with has been professional and courteous. i would recommend fscj to others.

  • 03/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    39 of 200

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    talk with an advisor to set up your schedule before you jump into random classes.

    In three sentences

    it is very flexible with my work schedule. it has many locations, so i can find one convenient for me. it is fairly affordable.

  • 03/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    40 of 200

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    safe and secure for everyone that enters the campus.

    Bang for the buck

    awesome.

    What to do for fun

    there are several different clubs to join. they also have footloose for dancing. there is also volunteering to help others.

    Food and Dining

    the food and dining are excellent. it's convenient. the food is always fresh.

    Dorm Life

    they don't offer dorms, but i would always refer others to this college.

    Academic Rigor

    the staff and security are dedicated to everyone going by the rules of the school. they are strict on keeping the school clean. they are also strict on students getting to class on time.

    Tips for prospective students

    the labs and tutors are useful use them as much as possible. they are very beneficial to you. stay positive.

    In three sentences

    florida state college is an excellent college. the staff, and teachers are always helpful. i would recommend for anyone to attend this college.

  • 03/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    41 of 200

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    fscj has many clubs and organizations to become affiliated with.

    Dorm Life

    none

    Academic Rigor

    i find classes to be challenging yet easy to follow.

    Tips for prospective students

    make sure you submit your fafsa early or any other grants/loans. meet with an advisor to be sure you have handed in all the necessary paperwork to start classes.

    In three sentences

    fscj has many convenient campuses. all of the staff and advisors are extremely helpful. the class sizes are small enough to be sure you recieve the attention you need on tough subjects.

  • 03/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    42 of 200

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Each campus i equipped with a game room. SGA always have events planned.

    Food and Dining

    Not good at all. Chartwells do not provide food that is healthy nor does it taste good.

    Academic Rigor

    The college expects the most from its students and academically prepares the student to succeed. The course are filled with very competent professors who expect a student to do the work assigned, but does not babysit a person to do it. Most professors do not accept late work. Late work is not accepted in the workplace, therefore why accept late work in the school preparing you for a JOB.

    Tips for prospective students

    The school is very professional so be prepared.

    In three sentences

    Kent Campus is a great place to attend FSCJ if you want to be away from all of the confusion associated with some community colleges. The majority of those who attend want to be there and do not use the school as a social activity. There are social activities, but school is not a social activity and not loud like the downtown campus where the major is social life and dating services.

  • 03/31/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Bang for the buck

    I was recently laid off due to the economy. I have the opportunity to go back to school to professionally boost my resume. I think that in this economic fiasco you need all the edge on other candidates that you can get.

    Food and Dining

    There is only a Subway on campus and I don't eat at that restaurant.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms on the campus.

    Academic Rigor

    I have not started class yet. My schedule is going to be good for me because I can look for work during the day.

    Tips for prospective students

    I don't have any I start class May 14, 2012.

    In three sentences

    Florida State College has the program I want to study in the time frame I want to attend. The class schedule work for me and allow me to look for employment while attending. My hope is that I can go to school and make good grades, graduate and start a real career.

  • 04/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    44 of 200

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There is always campus police out and about. I never feel threatened while walking to my car at night. Since I have been there I havent heard any issues.

    Clubs and Activities

    Name a club, they have it.

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone! There is something for everyone. There are many different ethnicities, religions. ect.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is always something going on at one of the campuses. Although I cant really classify any of them as unusual.

    Bang for the buck

    You will definitely get your monies worth. There is plenty of help and professors really pay attention to you when you need help. Free tutoring is always worth it.

    What to do for fun

    There is plenty to do here in Jacksonville. We are close to the beach, have tons of shopping, and many opportunities for performing arts conveniently located in downtown

    Food and Dining

    Plenty of restaurants, many options. You will always find a new place to eat. Many different types of ethinic foods.

    Dorm Life

    There arent any on campus living arrangments, however, there are plenty of apartment complexes that are reasonably priced and within walking distance to each campus. The pricing of these complexes will most likely be cheaper than on campus living. Off campus living provides you with the opportunity to not have roommates.

    Academic Rigor

    It is required that you maintain a GPA of 2.7 or you will be placed on academic probation, lose any finacial help or scholarships. Failing is not an option. Will put you on hold for registering if you do not meet requirments.

    In three sentences

    Small class sizes with phenomenal professors. Free tutoring labs that actually have help in them. Up to date on technology and resources.

  • 04/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    If you love the personal interaction with your teacher this would be the place for you.

    What to do for fun

    Game room and just hanging out with friends.

    Dorm Life

    I do like the fact that FSCJ students can stay in UNF dorms.

    Tips for prospective students

    Respect your teachers because they will always show you respect and know when to put down the remote or Ipod and take time to study.

    In three sentences

    The Teachers that I've had in my 2 years have all been great. Not only that but they take personal time out to help you in your troubled area. I love the one on one attention they give you.

  • 04/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    In three sentences

    It's a good school and I enjoy going there. The teachers are helpful and don't mind helping me out when I need it. I recommend my friends going there.

  • 04/10/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus security is ever present. Security patrols the parking areas, the common areas, and is also stationed at the entrance of the building. Police officers are also present.

    Great for these types of students

    Florida State College at Jacksonville is very diversified. I am able to interact with the people from my communiity as well as people from all over the world.

    Food and Dining

    The food available for the students is amazing. The North campus has its own cafe which is joined with the culinary program, the food is fresh and tastes wonderful. The Deerwood campus offers a Subway for the students, it is a great place to eat watch tv and hang out with your friends.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are challenging but the small class size allows you more opportunity to ask questions so you can master the content of the courses.

    Tips for prospective students

    Call the admissions office before showing up. They will tell you exactly what to bring with you, and can tell you what day orientation is offered so you can complete the process in one day.

    In three sentences

    Florida State College at Jacksonville is a very personal setting. The advisors and staff treat you with respect and are dedicated to help you achieve your goals. The admissions process, orientation and class registration were completed with no problems.

  • 04/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    48 of 200

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Shopping

    Tips for prospective students

    Focus

    In three sentences

    Awesome, Helpful, Good teachers

  • 04/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    49 of 200

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Security available at all hours until campus is shutdown.

    Greek Life

    Not involved as of yet but have heard great things about it!

    Clubs and Activities

    All around variety!

    Great for these types of students

    All who are willing to take the challenge.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Kent Campus Barnes and Nobles Experience. Coffee or Latte and studies.

    Bang for the buck

    You cannot beat the price at FSC at Jacksonville. It is the best I've seen so far!

    What to do for fun

    Everything, from sports, dance, singing and clubs. You have plays and education lectures available all the time

    Food and Dining

    Great. Appetizing but can be expensive at times. I'm a college student for goodness sakes.

    Dorm Life

    None available but most campus do have apartment for student housing in the proximity of the school.

    Academic Rigor

    Challenging, Challenging, Challenging. I am in the business program and although challenging worth the rigor.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come prepared to work and take in everything like a sponge. Knowledge is key to success the more you know the better you are to society. Laziness should be left at the door. It will be all worth it when you walk cross the stage to achieve your certificate, diploma or degree.

    In three sentences

    Florida State College offers vast opportunities for you to grow. I would give FSC of Jacksonville a 7 on a meter from 1 to 10 with 10 being the highest. They have room to grow and time to do it in.

  • 04/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    50 of 200

    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    Tons of clubs.

    Bang for the buck

    Affordable and a good education. Plenty of things going on around the campuses. Discounts all of the time for things going on around town.

    What to do for fun

    Though I'm not involed with any of it, they have a ton of clubs and things going on at the different campuses.

    Food and Dining

    I have never eaten on campus, but I know at least one has a Subway. North Campus has its' own restaurant for the culinary program.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms or affiliated housing.

    Academic Rigor

    Do the work and stay on top of when things are due. You can only blame yourself if something doesn't get turned in.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure to talk to your advisors. They are there to help. If you're having a problem with a certain campus go to a different one.

    In three sentences

    Florida State College at Jacksonville is a great school. If you want anything done you must stay on top of things, this is college. There are thousands of students, but if you're willing to make the effort towards the things you need done they are more than willing to help.

  • 04/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    51 of 200

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The safety is pretty okay. Florida State College at Jacksonville maintains a 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-per week, security office at each of its facilities

    Greek Life

    Phi Theta Kappa

    Clubs and Activities

    There are several clubs and activities to look in to here are some.. Brain Bowl Chess Club Psychology Club Friday Poets Gospel and concert Choir Money Club North Campus music club

    What to do for fun

    Florida state college have plenty of activities you can find fun in, for instance, you have the baseball and soft ball and basketball teams and as well as the fitness centers.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeterias at the campus are pretty good. My overall favorite cafe' is located at north campus.

    Dorm Life

    Florida state college at Jacksonville doesn't have dorms. But you can attend the south campus and stay on UNF campus if you go through the process.

    Academic Rigor

    Overall, the Academic level is pretty good and there are some great professor at the colleges. You will experience a great learning experience.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared for Blackboard to be down on most holidays.

    In three sentences

    Florida State College at Jacksonville tuition is fairly at a reasonable price. I have attended downtown campus, Kent campus and north campus and I love them all! Florida State College at Jacksonville is mixed greatly with different kinds of race.

  • 04/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    52 of 200

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    This campus does not have anything that would cause potential danger torwards a student unless its lab equipment in a science class that will cause potential harm if used improperly. But everything else is completely safe!

    Great for these types of students

    Great for any student looking for an Aviation career and any student looking for preliminary courses in order to get into some Undergraduate programs at some Universities!

    Bang for the buck

    The amount of knowledge you can gather from this college is worth ten-fold the amount you pay! Deffinately the bang or your buck!

    What to do for fun

    The things I do for fun are the many things Jacksonville provides! Near the Aviation Center of Excellence is the Equestrian center which provides athletic areas such as a baseball field, basketball court, and a full athletic indoor pool!

    Food and Dining

    The café is one of the best I've seen! Just like a resturant and all their goods are delicious! They try to encourage healthy eating to provide a good and healthy life style for all the students!

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms for this college used to be a community college before it was recognized as a full college with Bachelor degrees. But there are nice apartments in the area that are perfect for any new prospective student!

    Academic Rigor

    This is not an Ivy League College (which is what I consider a 5/5 stars) but this is just as good for all the courses they provide are thorough and academically excellent!!!

    Tips for prospective students

    Study study study!! This may be a small and cheap college but that doesn't mean it's going to be easy! This is just like all the other colleges Out there!

    In three sentences

    One of the best colleges out there for students looking for a great education for a great price! The Aviation Center of Excellence is one of the best out of the campuses for its good training for any Aviation student! And the professors are friendly and very good at their job!

  • 04/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    53 of 200

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Safety is not even an issue there is security on deck all day everyday.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs you can be apart of and lots of activities you can participate in.

    Great for these types of students

    It would be great for any type of student.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The only thing unusual to me is the parking.

    Bang for the buck

    You definitely get what you pay for. What you put in is what you get out. If you work hard and stay focused you will succeed.

    What to do for fun

    I personally don't know how to have fun but I loved to volunteer with student success services on their many community service projects.

    Food and Dining

    The food in the cafeteria is great. When you get there have Mr. Andre make you one of his delicious cheeseburgers don't forget the fries!

    Dorm Life

    I didn't experience dorm living. I lived off campus and had to commute to school.

    Academic Rigor

    It's not that rigorousn actually ofr each class you have study hard in that subject and you will succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    Tips I can give a prospective student would be just take out the time and visit one of the many campuses and get information on your future major. Please take advantage of the onsite tutoring believe me it helps alot.

    In three sentences

    I think Florida State College at Jacksonville is a great school. They actually care academically about their students and offer many great ways to help you become successful while you are enrolled. Florida State College at Jacksonville would an outstanding choice for anyone looking to further their education.

  • 04/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    They have an awesome gym and an awesome rec room, plus they will have these fun events, for example, they have de-stress day an d fall carnival ext.

    Food and Dining

    AMAZING! I love the people that work there.

    Academic Rigor

    Professors want you to learn and to succeeded

    Tips for prospective students

    Talk with other students about professors, and if you pick your professors based on the reviews on ratemyprofessor.com then you are really gong to be missing out on alot of wonderful professors. Also, don't be shy about the FREE tutoring and the FREE paper revisions offered and the FREE language labs that are offered.

    In three sentences

    I absolutely love FSCJ. The classes are small and the professors are great. The classes are fun and the professors are passionate about their students education and the success of the student.

  • 04/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    55 of 200

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    depends on which campus you attend

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure your paperwork is in order or you will have to make numerous trips to the financial aid ofice.

    In three sentences

    Offers a lot of classes online and also at night. The campuses are conveniently located and there is plenty of parking.

  • 05/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus security is good at the campuses that I have attended.

    Great for these types of students

    Full time or students who have to work.

    Bang for the buck

    You get your moneys worth.

    What to do for fun

    Jacksonville is a large city. There is plenty to do for entertainment you just have to decide what interests you.

    Food and Dining

    There are cafeterias on three of the four campuses.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms on any of their campuses.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor is not overly demanding.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you are prepared to spend a good amount of time studying.

    In three sentences

    Florida State College at Jacksonville a good school. It has just recently entered into the bachlors degree area and is getting more degrees each year. There courses are both online and on campus.

  • 05/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    57 of 200

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Busy adults going back to school

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is good. However, the books are OUTRAGEOUS.

    What to do for fun

    There are all kinds of clubs, organizations, lectures, volunteer opportunities, etc. at each of the campuses.

    Food and Dining

    One of the best little known culinary delights of Jacksonville

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes are more structured and difficult than others. It's ok to take an easy class every now and then.

    Tips for prospective students

    1. Research different degrees to become knowledgable before registering. 2. Have all of your financial papers (i.e. tax returns) and your parents financial papers BEFORE you apply. 3. Take your education seriously and make it a priority to know what classes you need, are taking and have taken towards your degree. 4. It is your responsibility, not the schools, to keep you informed. If need be, be seen by guidance, financial aid, etc. (preferrably the same person) on a regular basis to stay on course. 5. Enjoy your opportunity.

    In three sentences

    Florida State College at Jacksonville is an economical state college with several options for majors. It has several locations to accomodate your busy schedules. Their online classes are a convenient way to continue working and spending important time with family.

  • 05/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    58 of 200

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are of host of patrol office all around the campuses,if you have a late class you can this is great since most of my classes are at night due to my work schedule.

    Great for these types of students

    This school is for anytype of student,there are at least 7 different locations spread around the major parts of Jacksonville.

    Bang for the buck

    There is always some type of play or music concert going up at the college. They offer student discounts on many events and constantly encourage students to attend.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come prepare with all your transcripts to ensure a smooth process for signing up.

    In three sentences

    Very Good College

  • 05/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    59 of 200

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Security personnel are constantly monitoring the campuses and there are parking lot safety towers.

    Greek Life

    No clue what this is.

    Clubs and Activities

    Very poor club involvement.

    Great for these types of students

    Self-motivated, outgoing, hardworking.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Kent Campus coffee shop is the best place to study.

    Bang for the buck

    Dedicated staff and guaranteed learning for a very reasonable price, even though the on campus books are overpriced.

    What to do for fun

    The student area has ping pong tables and television, but there are also computers in the library and a community garden.

    Food and Dining

    Nice on campus sandwich shop, grill, and coffee shop.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on the professors that the student gets, some classes are exceedingly hard whereas some classes seem to be too easy.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study hard. Get to know your professors. Make plenty of study friends. Try your hardest. Do your best.

    In three sentences

    Florida State College at Jacksonville is an amazing college. The professors and supporting staff actually care about the student's progress. Attending is well worth the time and money.

  • 05/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    60 of 200

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Security gards everywhere but not where it is over-baring

    Clubs and Activities

    Have to see for your self

    Great for these types of students

    ASL translators, Nursing, Teaching, Business, and the arts.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Stage area where they often have things going on.

    Bang for the buck

    Has a great dance program for people who want to go into modern or jazz.

    What to do for fun

    Go to the events at the school, and take dance class's.

    Food and Dining

    Subway in the school favorite part, though I do wish it was firehouse instead.

    Dorm Life

    To be honest I dont stay at a dorm for this college, I am still living with my parents.

    Tips for prospective students

    Sign up for as many scholarships as you can. Starting at a state college is a great way to get your basics out of the way.

    In three sentences

    A great school where the teachers work with you and understand when you ask for help. Has an okay financial aid program but need more to help me get through the next year. Great choices in programs.

  • 05/11/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I never ran into any trouble on campus, and always felt safe!

    Clubs and Activities

    Being a student-athlete, the activities of the sports games were always a good time!

    What to do for fun

    I played on the softball team, and the other sports games are a lot of fun to attend! There are also events around campus you can take place in or go just to enjoy! The beach is not too far from South Campus, so a dip in the ocean is nice!

    Food and Dining

    The food in the cafeteria at both the south and north campuses are worth it, and not expensive! I rate this a 5 star school!

    Dorm Life

    There were no dorms, so I give a 5 star rating!

    Academic Rigor

    5-star! You're academic success rate is very high, and can be awarded.

    Tips for prospective students

    Professors care, as long as you do your part! You learn as much as you want to, and you will love it!

    In three sentences

    Florida State College is a great place to attend school, with a perfect environment. The advisors are very helpful, and if you are interested in sports, the teams are awesome and nationally ranked! I loved attending FSCJ, I am sad to move on!

  • 05/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Someone going to college to obtain a valuable degree, and not desiring a college experience. Also for professional students, who just want to get in and get out with their degree, again not seeking a college experience.

    In three sentences

    FSCJ has great teachers and convenient locations. Their CLEP testing program is convenient. Overall a good college experience at a very little cost; perfect for me while I am supporting a wife and 3 kids and expanding my education at the same time.

  • 05/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    Don't eat Subway or out of vending machines so I couldn't tell you.

    Dorm Life

    No Dorms!

    Tips for prospective students

    Take lots of online classes. They are economical and fun.

    In three sentences

    Florida State College has been an immaculate experience for me. I have been steered clearly by all administrative and teaching faculties. I have also enjoyed being a student tutor here.

  • 05/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    security is all around and must were college ids

    Clubs and Activities

    males minority club women's chorus men's chorus and many more

    Great for these types of students

    great for music students

    Bang for the buck

    Florida state college has more than one campus in Jacksonville Florida

    What to do for fun

    Getting involved in fine arts and clubs

    Food and Dining

    The food is great just expensive

    Dorm Life

    they don't have dorms

    Tips for prospective students

    keep your grades up to a c or higher make sure you pass all classes

    In three sentences

    Florida state college is an affordable college. Florida state college has tutors that are very helpful and free. Florida state college has some great professors.

  • 05/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Unknown

    Food and Dining

    Unknown

    Dorm Life

    Unknown

    Academic Rigor

    I've only just started but it is a lot of self pressure. If you are motivated I believe you can go far.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to do a lot of your own work to apply. I wasn't used to this living in a world where everything is spoon fed to us.

    In three sentences

    This college is great! They have campus' located conveniently all over Jacksonville. The classes are affordable and the teaching is laid back.

  • 05/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I've never had any problems at the campus I go to.

    Greek Life

    None that I know of.

    Clubs and Activities

    I'm not involved in any as I have a job.

    Great for these types of students

    Going back to school. Or, wanting to save money by getting the prerequisites out of the way.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The locations are spread throughout the city. It's best to schedule all classes at the one closest to you.

    Bang for the buck

    It's a community college. So, you are getting what you paid for.

    What to do for fun

    They have small events every so often at the campuses.

    Food and Dining

    It's okay. Nothing really to brag about.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    It's fairly decent. First years are definitely required to be at school a lot, if not all the time.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't buy books from the book store. There's a store called college book rack, go there. Or, see what books you need in advance to school starting and look for them on ebay or even Amazon. Also, stick to classes at the campus closest to you, and use the professor rating site as much as possible.

    In three sentences

    I would have to say that although this isn't the best college ever it's a fairly decent college. The location of the campus I attend is convenient. So far, I haven't had a bad professor at Kent Campus.

  • 05/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Safety is a priority especially at Downtown Campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    International Chess Bible **you can start a club if your interest is not available

    Great for these types of students

    All students are welcomed. Help is available for Students with Disabilities

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Several Campus are available each catering to specific Fields of training So. for Arts & computer, No. Health Sciences, Culinary & Criminal Justice & Funeral Services. Kent: Insurance, Finance & Business, Downtown: Computer Studies

    Bang for the buck

    ****In state is economical & surrounding Georgia Students are given discount on tuition and not considered out of state.

    What to do for fun

    Several clubs are available depends on your taste and talent

    Food and Dining

    **North Campus has a culinary staff that prepares delicious meals order or whatever the special of the day. Both Dntn & North have an array of tasty meals.

    Dorm Life

    No Dorms on campus*

    Academic Rigor

    Some teachers are a lot harder on students which prepares those who tranfer to a University

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you connect with your advisor early on requirements. Get your pre-requisities done early not to interrupt your graduation plans

    In three sentences

    I love attending FSCJ and would recommend it. A good starter & very ecomonical in getting an AA or AS degree. After completion can transfer to a university to complete your BA & BS.

  • 05/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    very safe

    Greek Life

    none

    Clubs and Activities

    sports

    Great for these types of students

    online, new, budget, in need of child care

    Bang for the buck

    Amazing educational value for tutition costs.

    What to do for fun

    Computer lab

    Food and Dining

    Pretty good cafeteria.

    Dorm Life

    None

    Academic Rigor

    Challenging, but not too difficult.

    Tips for prospective students

    Start registration and financial aid process early!!!!

    In three sentences

    FSCJ is great for intruductory college students who need an affordable way to advance their education. They work with local schools and the community and families to meet everyone's needs. Their curricullum is flexibal, including on campus, hybrid, and fully online classes.

  • 05/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    First time in college.

    Food and Dining

    There are many campuses with different choices.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Like in any college, your grades will have to depend on one's study habits and professors.

    In three sentences

    Florida State College is an excellent community college that is expanding continuously expanding to create many opportunities for it's students, both young and old.

  • 06/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There are all types of activities, there is a soccer field for the athletes, the theatre which is absolutely magnificent, and a trail through the woods for the adventurous.

    Food and Dining

    The food is great and the cafeteria is a great place to hang out and enjoy some time with friends.

    Academic Rigor

    The work is easy enough to be doable but hard enough to be challenging.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take lots of notes! But don't stress out because professors will help you succeed, trust them and just do your work.

    In three sentences

    FSCJ is really good junior college, it gives you the feel of a big university while keeping the intimacy of a community college. There is so much diversity, there are people there all ages and majors. The staff is very helpful with whatever the students need, truly impressive.

  • 06/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    The beach is close by and there are plenty of things to do in Jacksonville. It's the largest city in the U.S!

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you look up your teachers before you chose them! It can make a HUGE difference.

    In three sentences

    Florida State College at Jacksonville has a lot of choices to chose from. They are very convenient with their different locations of campuses to chose from. The classrooms are small so you have more interaction with teachers, it's great!

  • 06/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There are shows in the lunchroom sometimes and plays in the auditorium.

    Food and Dining

    They definitely give you what you pay for in quantity and it tastes give. They have a wide variety to choose from too.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Some of the work is challenging but rarely is it too much to handle.

    Tips for prospective students

    Before you pick classes be sure to go to ratemyprofessor.com.

    In three sentences

    This is a great college if you like to stay home and it is very chill. The staff makes you comfortable when you have questions and its easy to get hold of an advisor. A negative is that some of the professors are not the best.

  • 06/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    5 stars. Security guards are always walking around to ensure the safety of staff and students.

    Greek Life

    I wouldn't know about that.

    Clubs and Activities

    Bible club, international club, golf club, baking club, leadership club, and so on. Check out fscj.edu for more info on the great clubs the school have to offer.

    Great for these types of students

    If you are an international student then the international club at the downtown campus would be great for you.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I have none.

    Bang for the buck

    5 stars. Tuition is low cost for a quality degree.

    What to do for fun

    FSCJ have plenty of fun clubs and on campus we also have fun events.

    Food and Dining

    The food tastes good and fresh.

    Tips for prospective students

    My tip for prospective students is to be prepared for college and take it serious. Time flies by so don't play around when it comes to school.

    In three sentences

    Florida State College at Jacksonville is a excellent school for students fresh out of high school and for people returning to college. The adviser's will help you, and classes are simple. Nothing is to hard about the classes here because community colleges are easier than universities.

  • 06/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The safety on the campus is very secure. There has never been a day where I have felt unsafe and not comfortable.

    Greek Life

    I am not sure of the Greek life on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    The activities and clubs vary . I am currently familiar with The Ladies of Prestige as I am currently a freshmen and I considered being apart of this positive club. However , there are many other clubs that allow you to meet new people who are interested in the same field as you are , such as there are clubs that focus on health care , if you'd like to be a doctor or nurse , etc. There are sometimes track meets or fashion shows that are very fun to attend.

    Great for these types of students

    FSCJ is a college that would be great for a student who likes a small and peaceful environment . It would be for a student who enjoys getting involved with organizations , and who would like to be part of maybe a trade , such as in nursing , cosmetology , or fire and rescue , etc.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    An unusual location on campus are the outside picnic tables and the game room , which are both very nice to have.

    Bang for the buck

    I honestly enjoy being a student at this campus , and will always be thankful for the great people that I have met while attending this college. Whether it was a teacher , a student , or a tutor that I've met , it still feels good to meet nice and positive individuals.

    What to do for fun

    Well , there are many things that can be very fun on campus , such as the game room . The campus has a room that is mostly for the use of the students to hang out while they have time to kick back and relax on the comfortable couches. There are also video games , a piano , and a ping pong table available for you to kill time while on break from class.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria located on campus serves food that is really delicious , and it isn't expensive. In my opinion , the food is worth every penny. When I go on a lunch break, I usually buy their bacon cheese burgers and fries. The best thing about there food is that it is always hot , fresh , and ready to be served.

    Dorm Life

    Unfortunately , the campus doesn't have any dorms on campus , but there are many nice apartments located within two miles of the campus.

    Academic Rigor

    My academic rigor is to strive for success. I am a hard-working student who is motivated and determined to obtain my bachelor degree in nursing. It is my dream to be a nurse who enjoys helping others , and enjoys their career. Success is what drives me to be the best student that I can be in all of my classes , and failing any of my classes is not an option.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would recommend that the students take advantage of all of the activities that interests them. The campus also allows job seeking opportunities for students , such as the staff sets up class sessions at specific times on specific days for people who need help in preparing a resume , or need pointers in how to conduct yourself in a certain manor during a job interview. The campus also sets a day for job fairs, and this is beneficial for the students , like myself , because it allows us the chance to be informed about jobs that are available . I would also recommend that the students take advantage of the career center that is located on campus , and this will allow you to also receive guidance in applying for available jobs.

    In three sentences

    I currently attend FSCJ north campus , and I am currently a freshmen. My first impression of this college , as I was very nervous and excited to be attending college for the first time , was that it is a very laid-back , relaxing , and fun campus. The atmosphere is very pleasant with many individuals who seem to be happy to be apart of the college life at FSCJ. It is very easy to get along with the students and staff. The staff is very helpful in guiding you towards achieving your goals.There are tutors who are very kind in lending a hand in helping you in a course that you may be having trouble with. Moreover , so far all of the teachers that I have had as a freshmen are really supportive in taking the time out before or after class to discuss my classwork. The coolest thing about FSCJ is that the students are just as helpful and positive.

  • 06/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    none

    Great for these types of students

    none

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    none

    What to do for fun

    read

    Tips for prospective students

    You should study as much as possible.

    In three sentences

    The most relax school i've been in. This school has very helpful professors. This school would be rated from me as number 1 in my city

  • 06/14/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Just build relationships and the fun will find you.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria usually has some pretty tasty food, but in the end it is cafeteria food.

    Dorm Life

    There aren't any dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    The courses are relatively easy, provided you're willing to work hard. Professors are very helpful. You will be challenged, though

    Tips for prospective students

    Always read the syllabus carefully for any course you take. The professors may go over the information in it, but you may just be stuck reading it yourself. They always tell you everything you need to know in it.

    In three sentences

    The teachers are very friendly, and the faculty is professional. The facilities are always up to standards and provide a safe learning environment. The community of students is easy to become a part of.

  • 06/16/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Definately make this your first choice for colleges. They have been very helpful and welcoming to new students.

    In three sentences

    I haven't actually started my classes here yet, but I plan to attend in the fall. I have been to the campus several times to turn in paperwork and meet with advisors. My experience so far has been awesome. They were there to help me whenever needed.

  • 06/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    get a free massage at the massage school! get a five dollar facial at the cosmetology school!

    Food and Dining

    Great Cafeteria!

    Dorm Life

    There is no on site living.

    Academic Rigor

    The dental hygiene program is very challenging. You will graduate from this program confident that you have been trained well!

    Tips for prospective students

    Start applying for financial aid and get all your paperwork in order early. There is usually a line at the admissions center for questions and such, come early and be prepared to wait!

    In three sentences

    A good school with lots of great programs. Diverse student body in an urban setting. Be prepared to be challenged!

  • 06/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I've never had or heard of any safety issue at the campus. Most understand losing out on your academic future isn't worth the trouble. So for the most part, they either get control over their emotions or take their problems elsewhere. I think you'll be alright.

    Clubs and Activities

    Whatever you want, unless its a handle of specific organized sports. they have it.

    Great for these types of students

    If you are starting back, if you are starting up, or if you just want to take one class for something specific, this is a good college for you.

    Bang for the buck

    In comparison to some of the universities, fscj is VERY reasonable on their prices.

    What to do for fun

    There are student activites everywhere. They have events up at the campuses. From morning till evening, somebody somewhere is doing something.

    Food and Dining

    North Campus food is.....(how do I put this?)..... the TRUTH!!! Since the culinary arts are at north campus, the food is incredibly good. Dowtnown campus is not worth mentioning. I've heard south campus is good but have not have the opportunity of tasting it yet.

    Dorm Life

    There is none really.

    Academic Rigor

    This truly depends on your class and proffessor. Pay close attention on that first week and get the best feel you can for the class. That will help you get a heads up on the work load you'll have to face.

    Tips for prospective students

    Pay very close attention to your class schedule as listed on your program. It is very easy to take classes needed for programs similiar to yours. In the end though, they can turn out to be time and money wasted. Do Not ask others to tell you what you should take if you already have a program. Look at it yourself and make your own decision. By the way, tuition is climbing so getting it done faster is probbly best.

    In three sentences

    Florida State College at Jacksonville is a good choice for anyone who has a desire to learn. The professors there are, for the most part, very nice and interested in how you do. I would be sure to pay close attention to your degree course list and check for yourself rather than blindly trusting the advisors.

  • 06/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    Overall, I find that Florida State College is a good value for the money spent. They do not have a great variety of graduate degrees available, but they are a great place to start out your college career.

    What to do for fun

    There are a variety of clubs offered on campus as well as regular shows put on by the fine arts department, which students are offered discounts to. There are also athletic games to attend.

    Food and Dining

    I have only eaten on campus a few times and the food was good but pricey.

    Academic Rigor

    I have found the course so far to be informative and challenging yet attainable.

    Tips for prospective students

    Find out who is in charge of your degree or program and make an appointment to see them. They will be able to help you with the particulars of scheduling and planning out your degree course better than the general advisers of the student success center.

    In three sentences

    The instructors I have had at Florida State College are helpful and knowledgeable. The advisers in the student success center have done their best to help me with financial aid and in completing my degree, but they were not as versed in the program I am in as they could have been. I also wish they would offer more technical classes during the daytime hours; I realize many people in these programs work, but not all of us do and daytime classes would be helpful.

  • 06/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Theres really nothing fun to do at (fscj).

    Food and Dining

    I dont know much about the food and dining

    Dorm Life

    I would like to stay in dorms but (fscj) doesnt have a housing campus

    Academic Rigor

    I dont really know much

    In three sentences

    Its a good school.

  • 06/28/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    82 of 200

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I alway felt very safe

    Clubs and Activities

    All kinds

    Great for these types of students

    everyone

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    none

    Bang for the buck

    Its a college close to home for most people, so you will save money instead of paying for a dorm etc.

    What to do for fun

    You have to go off campus

    Food and Dining

    Just a cafeteria on campus

    Dorm Life

    No dorms

    Academic Rigor

    You will learn a lot

    Tips for prospective students

    Its a great school

    In three sentences

    Florida State College at Jacksonville is a great school. I learned a lot from some very knowledgeable teachers. I plan on going back for the Nursing program.

  • 06/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    During my 2 years at this school, the tuition rates have gone up each year. Is it worth it? I believe so.

    Food and Dining

    I have never eaten at the campus, so am not much help with this aspect.

    Dorm Life

    There are no real dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Academics are exactly what you'd expect from a former community college.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do your research and make sure this is the school for you! I have had success here, but for those who need help with advising and choosing the right career path, might not be so lucky.

    In three sentences

    This college has the potential to be a great school. The academics are great on campus and online, although it would be nice if they offered more Bachelor's degree options. Unfortunately, the staff isn't very friendly or helpful and it can be quite difficult to reach someone over the phone.

  • 07/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students with low funds, parents (child care available on campus with grants), older students returning to school, and students who are unsure what they want to major in. The classes are cheap enough that you can take many without hurting your wallet.

    Bang for the buck

    FSCJ is amazingly cheap, 4 classes this semester ended up being $1234.56, which was cheap and amusingly consecutive. Your education will be good, but that money is pretty much only going to pay for the faculty. Do not expect a shining campus or well-trained staff members. If you are looking to have the full college experience, look somewhere else. If you just want a degree and to enjoy your teachers, you have come to the right place.

    What to do for fun

    Fun little festivals and events are always happening, with lots of free food and tee-shirts from local businesses.

    Food and Dining

    Bring your own lunch, the cafeteria is expensive and tasteless.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms, either stay with your parents or try to rent a nearby place with some friends.

    Academic Rigor

    If you are planning on majoring in rigorous science classes, look elsewhere, they can't afford new equipment or prepare you very well for your next school. Other than that, you should be able to get just as good a liberal arts education as the next college.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't bother going in to the financial aid offices to get help, call instead to speak to friendlier, more competent people. Try not to expect the worst from your professors because you think it is a bad school. I have had some amazing and famous professors who teach a few classes there for fun after retiring.

    In three sentences

    The price is right and I still feel like I am getting a decent education. Yes, there is a low dropout rate, but that happens when you accept everyone. Most of the teachers actually want to be there to teach, rather than going to UNF to teach on the side while they wait for something better.

  • 07/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Cecil Center is a tiny campus, but the community is very friendly.

    Bang for the buck

    In-state tuition is very affordable.

    What to do for fun

    Are you kidding? Fun is an extracurricular activity.

    Food and Dining

    Always available and convenient.

    Tips for prospective students

    Submit your application, meet with an advisor and sign up for an online student account. Scheduling your classes couldn't be easier.

    In three sentences

    FSCJ offers everything you need from a community college. Class schedules offer a variety of days and times, so you can earn your degree while working full time. FSCJ is a nice fit for those who are returning to school or starting their education as an adult.

  • 07/09/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Categories Comments
    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Im not aware of any yet

    Bang for the buck

    I applied for financial aid and I am trying to complete scholorship applications.

    What to do for fun

    I was told to get into the chourus program because I sing.

    Food and Dining

    I havent yet attended a resturaunt or cafeteria.

    Dorm Life

    I am currently not living in a dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    I havent attended any classes yet.

    Tips for prospective students

    Have all your plans set Apply for fafsa pick a campus that suitable for you

    In three sentences

    I am currently inlisted in Florida state college of Jacksonville to attend classes in the fall. The college has diffent types of campuses all around the city of Jacksonville and requires plenty to offer for enrolling stuents. I would be comfortable reccomending any student in Jacksonville to attend this college.

  • 07/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    There is a club for EVERYTHING here. And if you think of something new, you can create a club easily.

    Great for these types of students

    Non social kids will like this college a lot more. If you don't want to really get involved, you can go to your classes and then leave. On the other hand, social butterflies will find that it's really easy to make and keep friends here.

    Bang for the buck

    Classes can be pricey, and books are cheaper outside of the bookstore.

    What to do for fun

    There are gyms, basketball and courts, and fields everywhere. There are always activities going on.

    Food and Dining

    Our cafeteria has REALLY yummy food.

    Dorm Life

    FSCJ doesn't have any on-campus dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes have easier teachers than others. Make sure you go to ratemyprofessor,com before adding classes and meet your professors ahead of time.

    Tips for prospective students

    Enroll in classes early, and make sure to see a counselor so you know all your ducks are in a row.

    In three sentences

    People still consider FSCJ a community college, and it's not. Don't be fooled! This is a more laid back state college.

  • 07/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The security staff is very hard working and friendly.

    Bang for the buck

    This school made it possible for me to recieve my Associates in Arts. They are affordable, which is important to someone with my financial situation.

    What to do for fun

    There are a large number of events occurring at all the campuses. The most active campus is probably South campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    Use all the resources available at the college, they offer many opportunities.

    In three sentences

    Florida State College at Jacksonville, has been a great starting point for me in my college career. It is a wonder institution, which i would highly recommend to anyone.

  • 07/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are security guards and cameras. Once I went on campus, thinking Cecil campus was open on Saturdays and the security guard came up to me and asked if I needed any help. He was kind and top of it.

    Great for these types of students

    All types of students.

    Bang for the buck

    I believe the price is good, if you are a Florida resident.

    What to do for fun

    FSCJ also provides activities and group activities, clubs, etc.

    Food and Dining

    They have cafe's that have coffees, smoothies, snacks, etc. Good food and beverages.

    Dorm Life

    I do not believe they have dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    I am very pleased with my academics at FSCJ. I am personally on the President's List and was very pleased with how much the instructors truly care!

    Tips for prospective students

    Florida State College at Jacksonville is a great school, staff and instructors are all very helpful. Although I do suggest on staying on top of your academics and while trying to get in stay on top of your FAFSA, etc.

    In three sentences

    The instructors I have had have all been very helpful, considerate, and I feel they truly have my best interest in heart. The campus' are nice and clean, personally Cecil is my favorite, it's small and personable. I have been very pleased with Florida State College at Jacksonville and look forward to continuing my education here.

  • 07/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Each time I visit the campus there is always security on guard, looking out for the safety of each student and faculty member.

    Bang for the buck

    I love that FSCJ offers courses at a discounted rate for Florida Students. The Student Success Center will also help each student with Financial Aid, to find out what types of aid, scholarships, and loans he or she may qualify for.

    Tips for prospective students

    It is important after registering to pick a campus of your choice, and go to the Student Success center and speak with an Adviser to properly choose your courses for the upcoming term. Advisers are also great for completing a degree audit that is personalized and tailored to the student's particular educational interests.

    In three sentences

    What is most beneficial to me at FSCJ is their distance learning program. I am able to do my school work online via the Blackboard system, from the privacy and solitude of my home. This not only saves on gas and travel expenses, but I am able to set my own schedule that is flexible, and enjoyable, while learning at the same time.

  • 07/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Overall I believe this to be a safe campus and rarely hear of hostel acts of violence.

    Clubs and Activities

    I haven't heard of too many activities in the school but i appreciate the art building with the beautiful theater inside.

    Great for these types of students

    This is a good school for students who are first starting out to college. They can earn their AA degrees here and later on transfer to a bigger college with more confidence.

    Bang for the buck

    I think the music department is great and the teachers are wonderful. I only wish they had more to offer like full bachelor degrees.

    What to do for fun

    I enjoy the pianos at the music and department and often play them in between classes.

    Food and Dining

    The food is not high class but it is decent and very affordable.

    Dorm Life

    I do not believe my school has dorms but many students I know live in the UNF dorms through my school and they seem pretty happy.

    Academic Rigor

    Average at best.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always show up to class. Take plenty of notes. Make friends and get their number in case you miss a class.

    In three sentences

    Florida state college has a beautiful South campus. The teachers are willing to give you plenty of chances to succeed. The schools paperwork is slightly unorganized but remains to be a good place to learn.

  • 07/18/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus is well lite and there is campus security to help out.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are various student government activities to get involved with you go through college life.

    Great for these types of students

    Out cast, nerdy people would enjoy going to this college because it's a fun place to be and you will learn a great deal if you apply yourself!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I don't know of any unusual traditions or locations on campus.

    Bang for the buck

    Get a good education, even if it means you have attend a college that's not as popular as JU or Florida State University or as prestigious as the University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida!

    What to do for fun

    Go out with class mates for some good conversation and study time!

    Food and Dining

    Cafeteria food here is great, if it's off the grill! Rating 4

    Dorm Life

    never had to live in a dorm before for attending FSCJ. rating 1

    Academic Rigor

    I rate the academic portion a 4 star.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study, study, ask questions, do your home work, read the assignments, join a study group, create flash cards to help with studying for a quiz or a major test.

    In three sentences

    I rate this college at (4), with five (5) being the highest rating. The instructors are caring and will help you with anything you need to do. I would attend this college in the future.

  • 07/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Security guards are everywhere and will help you if you ever have a flat tire.

    Greek Life

    Does not have Greek life.

    Clubs and Activities

    Provides many clubs to join that it would be hard to pick just one.

    Great for these types of students

    FSCJ is for everyone since it is such a diverse institution with many activities.

    Bang for the buck

    The tuition is really low and helpful for many working parents.

    What to do for fun

    The school offers different types of clubs to join, which provide many activities to do during the school year.

    Food and Dining

    The food is good and affordable.

    Dorm Life

    Our school does not provide dorms but the tuition is pretty low.

    Academic Rigor

    The teaching is excellent with such clarity. Students will have to work hard, but the lectures really make an impact when preparing for an exam.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be afraid to ask questions in class because they really want to help you. If you don't want too, you can always go see them at their office and will be glad to help you.

    In three sentences

    It is not as populated as most Universities, which means more interaction with professors. Makes it easier to ask questions since there is probably about 25 people in the class. Besides that, they really care about their students achievements.

  • 07/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    The school is close to downtown, so The Landing is a cool spot to chill out by the water.

    In three sentences

    I love the Downtown campus, it has a great atsomphere and they are really dedicated to helping their students.

  • 07/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Safety is very important to everyone at Florida State College at Jacksonville. There are lights and security guards everywhere.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are clubs for every different type of person. Whether you like drama, philosophy, or job professional clubs.

    Great for these types of students

    This is a great school for any type of student who wants to learn.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are no unusual traditions that I am aware of.

    Bang for the buck

    You certainly get a lot of bang for your buck. Once your a student at Florida State college at Jacksonville you will have math and English tutors available to you for free. Also, we have student services that help with health problems, legal problems, and financial problems.

    What to do for fun

    There are many different activities to do at Florida State College at Jacksonville. Some activities are several different sports, a myriad of clubs, and endless volunteer opportunities.

    Food and Dining

    The cafe the school provides is filled with delicious affordable food.

    Dorm Life

    The school does not have a dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    In everything if you want to succeed you have to give one hundred percent.

    Tips for prospective students

    One of the most important tips I can give is to always ask questions.

    In three sentences

    Florida State College is a wonderful school. All the employees want to help each and every student succeed. If you want to go to a school where you do not feel like just a number this one is for you!

  • 07/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    Get involved and opportunities will open up for you.I

    What to do for fun

    Workout and spend time with friends and family.

    Food and Dining

    The food is pretty good, and not that expensive.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live on campus. So I honestly wouldn't know.

    Tips for prospective students

    Overall, it's not that bad here. I would definitely become familiar with the academic advisors so that they can guide you in the right direction and you won't get behind. When it gets closer for time to graduate you need to be ahead of the game and take the CORRECT courses not just easy A classes.

    In three sentences

    In my opinion it's the perfect college to start with to get a feel of what college is really like. Especially if you plan on transferring to a major university. Get good with the advisors so that you will stay on track and graduate on time!

  • 07/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Great for all types of students wether working, non working, single parent, middle aged full time worker...

    What to do for fun

    This school has many different clubs and sports that you can join.

    Food and Dining

    I have eaten at several different campuses and the food has always been great.

    Dorm Life

    There are currently no dorms but most campuses are located near safe and affordable housing.

    Academic Rigor

    You are able to set the pace that is the best fit for your life.

    Tips for prospective students

    See a counselor before enrolling in any classes so you can understand or get an idea of how to reach your goals.

  • 07/26/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Events, fairs and games are commonly hosted on the school's campus. There are flyers around for people to take a look at if they are interested. Plus, there are plenty of clubs that can suit anyone's interests or be related to their major.

    Food and Dining

    The food is decent, but some things are expensive and can be costly on your wallet. Besides that, there is plenty of room for you to sit and dine and talk with your friends.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms available at FSCJ.

    Academic Rigor

    If you are serious about your academics, then this college would be good for you. They don't seem to emphasize that much on grades, but they do make it clear that you are entirely responsible for how well you do in your classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    When picking a campus to take classes from, make sure you choose one that's near your home and not far away. Also, make sure everything is taken care of for Financial Aid or there will be a lot of trouble down the road.

    In three sentences

    The clubs are decent and the classes are okay, but the staff's behavior and service towards the students varies from the different campuses. They can be nice and helpful at Cecil, but rude and disrespectful at South. They can also be somewhat slow when it comes to fixing Financial Aid, depending on which campus.

  • 08/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Security is ALWAYS walking around campus and police is out by the cars most of the time. I feel very safe!

    Great for these types of students

    Any!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a garden on sight which is very pretty and quiet

    Bang for the buck

    I love it at FSCJ!

    What to do for fun

    That I don't know much about. I go to my classes, work P/T, go to the library to do my homework then it's time to go home to my family!

    Food and Dining

    Sitting area is nice and the staff is excellent but unfortunately not very healthy eating

    Dorm Life

    No dorm here!

    Tips for prospective students

    I highly recommend find an Advisor you really like, trust, and can get along with first thing. She/He is an Advisor for a reason which is to assist you with answers to your questions, or maybe for encouragement, guidance and support. ALWAYS go to ratemyprofessor.com to get an insight as to what type of Professor she/he is that you are looking for. NEVER GIVE UP!!!!!

    In three sentences

    Helpfull, caring & dedicated Professors

  • 08/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Get to know security and cleaning crew. They are always looking out and keeping the peace.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    You can always find me in the computer lab or hanging out in the cafe watching people play ping pong in the center.

    Bang for the buck

    Florida State College is an awesome school and you wont regret getting an educational from this school.

    What to do for fun

    We have all kinds of actitives but I especially like it when Steve Means comes to perform.

    Food and Dining

    I eat in the cafe just about everyday because the staff is pleasant and it food is on point. I like it when they have cooked food like veggies and baked chicken.

    Academic Rigor

    The programs are designed to help you learn the material at your pace but keep a focused on your goal. The school is equiped with Professor that know just the right ways to get student involved with learning.

    Tips for prospective students

    1) Be prepared to be blown away by the enthusiasm of the teacher conducting the class. They love what they do and they tend to get you excited to. 2) Don't be afraid to get involved, there are enough clubs to join and activities to get into. 3) Enjoy the experience, don't take it so serious and miss out on the time to network and build relationships.

    In three sentences

    I rate FSCJ to be a Top Notch School and I Love it. This school has everything and more. Great professors and class sizes are on the top of the list.

  • 08/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is an important factor, for the most part I think the campus is safe at FSCJ, there is always a security gaurd riding around and if you are in need of assistance they will assist you.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I really don't have any.

    Bang for the buck

    I am a woman about to be 50 years old (next week). I am more determined now then ever before to finish off my college degree. I was never focused or wanted to when I was younger and that is something that I regret, however I fight for this and am determined to complete at least a Bachelors Degree.

    What to do for fun

    Excercise. Do things with friends & family. Travel

    Food and Dining

    Love to wine & dine.

    Academic Rigor

    The only academic rigor I myself face is the fact that I waited till I was in my mid 40's to start attending college and get my degree. The older you get the harder it is to stay focused and study.

    Tips for prospective students

    Just do your work, stay focused and good things will come your way.

    In three sentences

    Florida State College of Jacksonville is a great school. I have been continuing my education there for the last few years. I work full time so it is convenient and a great place to learn.

  • 08/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Just as good as any other campus

    Clubs and Activities

    many

    Great for these types of students

    Everyone

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    none

    Bang for the buck

    The classes are.

    What to do for fun

    Beach nearby, many parks and malls

    Food and Dining

    Great just stop by one of the campuses.

    Academic Rigor

    Excellent

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you are doing what you have a passion for.

    In three sentences

    It has a great system to get students on starting their career. Many choices to choose from. Online classes are flexible.

  • 08/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Security guards at each building on campus, very friendly and helpful

    Greek Life

    There's not much of a Greek life at this school

    Clubs and Activities

    Skills USA, student leadership workshops,

    Bang for the buck

    For the tuition price the classes are well worth it, good professors that actually care about the students

    What to do for fun

    Join a club

    Food and Dining

    Not a good variety or quality of food found on campus

    Tips for prospective students

    Check www.ratemyprofessor.com when signing up for classes to see who the good teachers are

    In three sentences

    Quality affordable education. The only downside is the advising/registration could be improved.

  • 08/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    It is really safe. We never had any problems.

    Great for these types of students

    All kinds of students.

    Bang for the buck

    At FSCJ you really just what u payed for, even more.

    What to do for fun

    There is a student life where kids get together and play pool or just hang.

    Food and Dining

    At the campus that i got to, we have subway which is good.

    Dorm Life

    There are no Dorms at FSCJ.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics are not impossible to learn, every student that tries can get an A in class.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you have any question they will help you, there is nothing to worry about.

    In three sentences

    FSCJ has great educated professors that i have learned a lot from. It is a great college for first time college students because the classes are small and you have a lot of teacher/student time. FSCJ also has great resources and help if needed.

  • 08/19/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    105 of 200

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    We have great security

    Greek Life

    none

    Clubs and Activities

    Everything you can think of.

    Great for these types of students

    Part time student that wishes to save money and go to school.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    No gym

    Bang for the buck

    My scholarship helps out with tuition and the rates are not bad.

    What to do for fun

    Watch plays, music, library.

    Food and Dining

    have not eaten

    Dorm Life

    no dorm

    Academic Rigor

    have not attended classes as of yet

    Tips for prospective students

    Learn the layout of the campus.

    In three sentences

    The Campus is gigantic and beautiful, it seems that everything is easy to find.

  • 08/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Chess club, Socrates cafe, martial arts club, volleyball and baseball.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you are prepared to learn. Listen to your teachers. Do your work on time. Work your hardest.

    In three sentences

    FSCJ is a great school with many opportunities. The teachers are some of the best for a community college. You will not regret going to this college.

  • 08/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Every FSCJ campus in Jacksonville has a gameroom, furnished with comfortable lounge chairs, TV, gamesystem, and a pool table. FSCJ also has student government and a variety of sports to enter such volleyball and softball.

    Food and Dining

    The cafe has a delicious to choose from, and the cafe has a variety of foods from salads to burgers. It is all hand made in front of you, and I really enjoyed the lunch and breakfast I had on the days I came to campus early and left late.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms at the campus I attended (north campus).

    Academic Rigor

    Most of the professors at FSCJ are willing to help you with any problems that you may have, and also the library is a location for tutors for every subject including writing APA and MLA research papers.

    Tips for prospective students

    Even though FSCJ is not a big university, treat as if it is, dont lack off just because it has a highschool feel to it. Its still college reguardless of the size.

    In three sentences

    much like a highschool atomosphere, very comfortable class sizes if you are not prepared for a huge class size.

  • 08/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Nothing really out of the ordinary.

    What to do for fun

    I mostly hangout and study with friends. You could join local clubs held at the college and share interest with friends.

    Tips for prospective students

    My tips would be to: *To take class seriously *Try to stay caught up with school and homework *Show respect to all teachers

    In three sentences

    Florida State College is more impressive than I thought it would be. Though it can be a bit hectic getting to class, I still like this college. Most of the teachers care and are willing to help you with the issues.

  • 09/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I always see security regardless of which campus I attend

    Great for these types of students

    motivated

    What to do for fun

    There are many clubs and student activities.

    Food and Dining

    i dont eat at the cafeteria so i dont know.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study consistently. If you need help ask for it.

    In three sentences

    Its a very good school. Easy enrollment process. Dedicated teachers are always willing to help.

  • 09/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure that you pay attention to all your pre-requisite courses, these are going to better your education through learning at Florida State, and remember just because the professors are interested in keeping your grades up and making sure you are doing your best you still have to make sure you are following the syllabus to a T, it is your responsibility to reach how for help also.

    In three sentences

    Florda State College at Jacksonville offers a variety of degree plans, and the staff for FAFSFA is very pleasurable, along with easy to speak with. The professors at Florida State seem to always be in to making sure you are doing your best. If the professors think that you are slacking or need help they make an opportunity to get a hold of you, all in all Florida State is a spectacular college.

  • 09/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    We do have campus security officers and they are able to contact very easily and there are nearby hospitals so that's always a great thing ,

    Greek Life

    There is Phi Theta Kappa bit its more of a Honor Society for two -year and community colleges.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs whether its sports or arts, foreign language or dance, academics or outdoor pursuits.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    FSCJ campuses consist of: Downtown, Kent, North, South, and Open.

    Food and Dining

    You live basically in the city, there's two malls right around the corner, you'll most definitely find something.

    Dorm Life

    FSCJ do have apartments that are held as dorms but I'm a resident.

    Academic Rigor

    Come to class on time and make sure your work is in, not a day late.

    Tips for prospective students

    Really don't be scared, college can be intimidating. If you have any questions don't hesitate to email your teacher, I do it a lot!

    In three sentences

    South FSCJ is actually a very laid-back environment, not much that I goes on so far. There are many clubs that your able to join and they are a very wired campus there's computers basically everywhere.

  • 09/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This school good idea for those who live close to the campus's. It's very convenient and a very comfortable and content place to be.

    What to do for fun

    For me personally, my favorite thing to do while not in class is to read my personal books on my Nexus 7 (which I obtained at the school book store) Reading is a passion of my along with my artistic abilities; if I'm not reading, I'm drawing something spiffy!

    Dorm Life

    I personally am not interested in the Dorm Life I feel that I learn more actively when I'm not distracted by fellow students.

    Tips for prospective students

    My tip to prospective students would to understand why you're going to college. When I think about why I am going to school, my response is that I want to exceed even my expectations of myself and everyone else's.

    In three sentences

    I am currently a senior in high school also participating in Dual Enrollment. FSCJ has completely transformed my perspective in my life goals! I can see past my ending high school experience, towards my developing future through my current experience at FSCJ.

  • 09/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campuses are very, very safe and secure due to the amount of security they provide. Each building has cameras and security guards that patrol the area and make sure that things are running smoothly.

    What to do for fun

    Florida State College at Jacksonville has a very fun and festive environment. Some of the campuses in Jacksonville offer sports and other activities that give the students something extra to work for. There are also music festivals and art shows that are provided throughout the year.

    Tips for prospective students

    When entering college, time is the enemy. Florida State College at Jacksonville will help you every step of the way with an open mind as long as the deadlines are made accordingly.

    In three sentences

    Florida State College at Jacksonville has a very broad community and it allows their students to feel comfortable in their space for learning. The professors are extremely helpful and responsive at all times which makes communication within the classroom positive. Florida State College at Jacksonville has allowed me to make many decisions on my own by using their helpful tools and resources such as the website, library and many successful tutoring sessions.

  • 09/12/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Many on campus clubs, activities and sporting event.s

    Food and Dining

    Has food you would expect to find at a school.

    Dorm Life

    I do not think this school offers dorm options.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes at Florida State College at Jacksonville are well taught and professors are always there to help if needed. Do not be afraid to ask questions.

    Tips for prospective students

    One tip I would have for prospective students is do not wait until the last minute to apply. That way it will insure you start classes on time.

    In three sentences

    Florida State College at Jacksonville is a good college for students who did not go right into college after high school. The staff made enrolling easy and were extremely helpful. Class schedules are great for students who work full time or cant attend classes during the day.

  • 09/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    At North Campus, one of the more surprisingly fun things to do, is people watch. There is such a wide variety of students, its great to see how mature people have become since high school.

    Tips for prospective students

    College gets hard, keep going. No matter what the struggle is, it is worth it when you push through. Keep your head up and eye always on the prize.

    In three sentences

    Florida State College at Jacksonville, is fantastic. It is excelling greatly in its academic achievements, and is continuously growing. The programs, and accreditation of this school will continue to ensure the best outcome for present, and future students.

  • 09/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Most important, I don't have children as of yet but I find relief in knowing that campus safety at Florida State College is of a great importance to everyone.

    Clubs and Activities

    If you are able; unlike me being disabled. take advantage of the different clubs and activities.

    Great for these types of students

    Online courses other than Math; I would suggest taking math in person.

    Bang for the buck

    Not having to depend on financial aid would be a blessing so applying for grants and scholarships gives you more bang for bucks you won't have to pay back.

    What to do for fun

    I've been married for 23 years to my wife, so outside of church and school we are movies lovers.

    Food and Dining

    The campus food here is great; however, I don't live on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Focus, focus, focus.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get the English and math out of the way then work on your core courses.

    In three sentences

    Being out of high school for more than 22 years. the experienced staff have made the college experience for me a joy especially a disabled veteran. The online courses have been great and the professors who have been found to be from different states have been so nice!

  • 09/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There are always events an activities going on around campus.

    Food and Dining

    Food is delicious but a little over priced, I suggest bringing your lunch.

    Dorm Life

    It's a community college but you do have the option to live in student housing apartments.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early and double check EVERYTHING!

    In three sentences

    I attend Kent Campus and it is awesome! The staff is very friendly and the teachers actually care about you. The classes are moderately sized.

  • 09/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    Subway is the best on site at Deerwood!

    Dorm Life

    No dorms

    In three sentences

    Has everything that I need in order to secure my AA degree and all at the Deerwood Campus!!! Best professors, too!!

  • 09/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There is always security on site and classroom doors lock automatically a few minutes in to class. If you ever feel uneasy about leaving class late you can ask a security guard to walk you to your car.

    Clubs and Activities

    They have just as many clubs as a university because of how many campuses there are and how many different areas of study they offer. Each club meets at different campuses.

    Great for these types of students

    It's great for fresh out of high school, first year college students or even students coming back to finish earning their degree.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Every once in a while FSCJ will have events with tables set up for free food, music, or open mic opportunities.

    Bang for the buck

    Surprisingly enough FSCJ has great prices. One class is only about $300 which is great compared to classes at universities that can range anywhere from $600-$800 per class! Books are also a lot cheaper because the school isn't as strict on requiring the newest edition for the class.

    What to do for fun

    Since each campus is in a different location they have different activities surrounding them. South campus is only about ten minutes from the beach, downtown campus is right next to the landing and about ten minutes away from San Marco (shopping!). The Deerwood center is down the street from the St Johns Town Center, the Regal Cinema Movie Theater, and the Avenues Mall. There are also bowling alleys close to each campus.

    Food and Dining

    The Deerwood center has a Subway inside which is great if you need to grab a quick lunch before class. If you have more time, each campus is near multiple restaurants.

    Dorm Life

    There is not an option of living on campus, unfortunately, but there are plenty of apartments that are less than a mile away from the campuses.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are pretty intense but the great thing about them is that the professors are passionate about what they're teaching. They always keep students' schedules in mind when assigning work that's due as well.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would recommend starting here because it eases you into the schedule of college life. The campuses aren't very big so it's much easier to get around and really get to know the staff and professors because there are plenty of familiar faces.

    In three sentences

    I am currently enrolled at FSCJ Deerwood campus and I love it! The facilities are clean and I feel safe when I attend night classes. The professors really care about what they're teaching and whether you're really learning the material.

  • 10/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Academic Rigor

    Strong academic curriculum

    Tips for prospective students

    Studets will enjoy steady pace and the intuitive factors of FSCJ

    In three sentences

    Florida State College at Jacksonvile is a finelly tuned school geared for student success; however they do not carry the bachelor program of study i wish to pursue

  • 10/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    Infinity dance group YPAC dance company Velocity dance crew Student government association (rep 4) Ladies of Prestige (women leadership group)

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    the top of the building has a bench but no one cant go to the top floor on certain sides of the campus

    What to do for fun

    Watching movies DANCE with 3 different groups and take dance classes Hanging out with friends Reading

    Food and Dining

    I love fries and mc chickens!

    Dorm Life

    Dont live in one

    Academic Rigor

    Its okay.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay focused! DONT let anyone influnce you!

    In three sentences

    I love how they pick out certain scholarships that best fit you first. Vs a list and you have to go through. Its better to do what best fit you first.

  • 10/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The school always has security walking around, and campuses are well lit. The police also seem to always have a presence. Some campuses require a student ID to be visible or security will speak with you to make sure you belong on campus.

    Greek Life

    As a new student I do not know a lot about them yet, but I plan on joining Phi Theta Kappa after this term.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs ranging from professional organization student groups to theatrical. Journalism and writing are well represented with professors active as well.

    Great for these types of students

    Returning students will find the AS degrees very attractive along with the bang you get for your buck. Working students have plenty of night and weekend classes to attend. Local students can easily find a campus near them to commute to.

    Bang for the buck

    As a state college the prices are relatively inexpensive compared to private colleges, and still offer four year degrees.

    What to do for fun

    There are plenty of clubs and even a game room on Kent campus. Recently a group came out for the Zombie Buffet Run to play walkers. There are also activities going on at the different campuses.

    Food and Dining

    I think all the campuses have a food court with multiple choices, including healthy ones. Most of the campuses have restaurants nearby, but a little far to walk on some campuses.

    Dorm Life

    None

    Academic Rigor

    Some instructors seem to be easier than others, but all of them are serious about academic integrity. This is college, so you are expected to act like an adult and monitor your progress and know when to ask for help. There is plenty of help in registering your classes and a life skills class will help most people.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do your research about the school so that you can do your scheduling at the campus best suited for your needs. There is help for any concern, so do not be afraid to ask for help with anything. Register for classes as early as you can, so that you can pick your instructors.

    In three sentences

    Florida State College at Jacksonville has been a wonderful opportunity for me because they offer the classes I want and need for a lower price than other institutions. The instructors and facilities are great, and the multiple campuses allows anyone in town to attend a class near them. The concentration on technology at the downtown campus is nice because so many of my classes are so close together.

  • 10/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    All the campuses have security officers & cameras available for safety precautions.

    Great for these types of students

    This college represents traditional & non-traditional students.

    Bang for the buck

    The tution is significantly lower than other 4 year universities; which makes attending college possible for many people.

    What to do for fun

    There is aways an activity going on on campus. There is really something for everyone.

    Food and Dining

    The food was delicious at all the campuses & affordable.

    Dorm Life

    I lived off campus.

    Academic Rigor

    As a returning student, I remember all my professors to very friendly & willing to provide assistance when needed. The academic curriculum was on the same level as the 4 year institutions.

    Tips for prospective students

    Explore all the various career options available

    In three sentences

    School Staff are very friendly & will spend time to ensure your needs are met. I am returning to obtain a nursing degree, after I decided to make a career change. The experience has been easy & pleasureable.

  • 11/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    In three sentences

    There are multiple locations around town to make it more convenient to attend. They offer online, night and weekend, and regular hours to help accommodate working people. The staff is friendly and helpful whenever I have needed it.

  • 11/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    The beach is near by that most students go to.

    Academic Rigor

    Academic rigor varies with each class, however, each professor wants their student to succeed and will do whatever possible to make sure that happens.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prospective students should first decide if Florida State College at Jacksonville has the appropriate degree they are seeking. If so, this school would be the best decision.

    In three sentences

    I rate Florida State College at Jacksonville very highly. There are wonderful professors who take the time to help and work with their students. All other staff, including financial aide and business office go the extra mile to help each student.

  • 11/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    I was surprised that the cafeteria has great food!!

    Academic Rigor

    The professors I have taken expect you to know the material, which is great because they do an awesome job teaching!

    Tips for prospective students

    By getting to know the staff, if you run into problems, they will do what they can to assist you.

    In three sentences

    The staff is very helpful. The classes are small so you have more attention from the teacher. I have had some great teachers at the North Campus.

  • 11/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    I really enjoy this school. I feel as though the teachers really enjoy their job and makes it important that you learn the material.

    Food and Dining

    There is a Quizno sub place in the cafe and the food is very good. The cafe is also welcoming and quiet. Nice to study in.

    Dorm Life

    No dorm.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to use the student services and tutoring in the library.

    In three sentences

    The teachers I have had the chance to work with have been awesome, easy to work with, and very interested in teaching you the material. The school itself is easy to get around. The advisers and counselors are also very helpful and makes college very smooth.

  • 12/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    The food here is excellent they always have different variety of food here at the campus everyday.

    Tips for prospective students

    My tips for propective students is that teachers and advisors are always their for you when you need them all you have to do in your part is speak up and ask. Teachers and advisors are always their and welcome to help you in any way you need.

    In three sentences

    Florida state college is a wonderful college to attend to. The teachers,staff,and advisors here are nice and they always have a smile on their face.

  • 12/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I've never had a problem. Campus security could be better armed though, in my humble opinion.

    Great for these types of students

    If you need a college to help you transition from High School to college life, whether academically or otherwise, FSCJ is the place.

    Bang for the buck

    It is so cheap I'm getting paid to come here.

    What to do for fun

    There are some clubs and stuff, and at least at Kent, a strong group of Magic players. The events tend to be a little bit lame. Again, no one lives on campus, so choices are limited. This is not UNF.

    Food and Dining

    At least at Kent, ever since the cafeteria bought out the coffee shop, you expect no options, bad service, and rather grossly prepared food. They also can't really work with food allergies. The vending machines are your friends, and reasonably priced.

    Dorm Life

    Perfect! Mostly because there are no dorms. FSCJ is for people who already live in town or have family in town.

    Academic Rigor

    Academic rigor is a little bit of an overstatement. You can learn here, and learn a lot, even if you are a very smart cookie. Getting an A often takes work, but as long as you turn everything in, you'll probably pass a lot of the classes, especially in English. Seems like people pass ENC1101 without knowing anything about MLA.

    Tips for prospective students

    In my experience, the Financial Aid people know nothing. Ask them questions like crazy, but doublecheck everything. Just don't be afraid to bug them and the Business Office. The Business Office knows a lot more than anybody at the college about, well, everything. Be nice, and make friends with them!

    In three sentences

    This college has great value, and is a great transition college from High School, but is really only good if you already happen to live in town. If you live in town, don't let people tell you it is bad because the professors, at least, are almost always awesome. It isn't worth moving here to go to though.

  • 12/14/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    There are security on campus an police officers.

    Greek Life

    There is no Greek life on campus

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a new athletic team and there are many clubs and activities too that are fun.

    Great for these types of students

    The school does cater to all students of all needs

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I'm not sure about any traditions on campus.

    Bang for the buck

    The prices are reasonable in the dining area and for books and supplies are better purchased at a local college book store.

    What to do for fun

    There is a student center/lounge where you can get on the computer and watch TV and play games. Its relaxing and fun.

    Food and Dining

    The food is satisfying. The dining area is enjoyable and peaceful especially with friends.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms because its still part community college. But there maybe some under construction. They do have some student living communities close by that have some nice options.

    Academic Rigor

    The workload is not much depending on the course taken. If it is a lot then don't cram, just take it slow and steady one day at a time and put your best effort in it. DO NOT PLAGARIZE.

    Tips for prospective students

    You should do your work with your best effort and make sure you turn it in on time. Try to participate and study hard for midterms and final exams. Do your best.

    In three sentences

    This college has helped my advance further and further in my education. Also they provide a somewhat nice atmosphere for students. The staff is helpful in all my needs.

  • 12/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Florida State College at Jacksonville offers plenty of fun on-campus activities. FSCJ has a private art gallery to showcase student talent, sporting events, and live music. They also have a recreation center.

    Food and Dining

    Florida Sate College at Jacksonville has a Quiznos on campus. They also offer southern style cooking five days a week. In addition, Florida Sate College at Jacksonville offers a delectable variety of foods for breakfast and lunch.

    Academic Rigor

    The more you apply yourself, the better your chances of success. Remove procrastination from your lifestyle and you will succeed. There are many outlets for extra help, including online tutors.

    Tips for prospective students

    The greatest advice I can offer a prospective student is to get connected and stay connected. Connect to Florida State College at Jacksonville via social media. Also, connect with students in each of your classes, exchange phone numbers, and plan study sessions regularly.

    In three sentences

    Florida State College at Jacksonville is a great school to obtain an A.A. degree or an A.S. degree. They offer plenty of free help, including, but not limited to: tutors, academic advisers, career counselors, and more. Florida State College at Jacksonville offers a positive learning environment and hands-on assistance.

  • 12/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    When I do have time. I may do some online gaming.

    Food and Dining

    There are many local food and dining places to eat in the downtown area.

    Dorm Life

    They do not have a dorms on campus. This is a local college that is located in the center of Jacksonville that has easy access to the bus system if need be?

    Academic Rigor

    I think the classes and professors are very fair and lets student know what their expectations are of each student.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would advise students to select the classes he or she wants to take as fast as they can before classes get filled up.

    In three sentences

    I would rate the FSCJ campus as a very good school for gaining higher education. I would recommend any one who is thinking about attending FSCJ to to give it at try. I am planning on earning my degree from here.

  • 12/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Always security guards around campus.

    Great for these types of students

    Id say if you're a student dedicated to getting a valuable education, but cant afford to attend a private college, this school is definitely great. Its located right by Riverside a very nice community, great restaurants and places to sits and study.

    Bang for the buck

    Id say for the tuition, this institution is definitely great!

    Food and Dining

    There is a Dunkin Donuts on campus as well as a coffee shop. There are snack and drink machines all over campus.

    Dorm Life

    Being that this is a community college there are no dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    All classrooms are very comfortable. All very updated, including the library.

    Tips for prospective students

    Learn the campus, and always use the resource centers available. Everyone is willing to help!

    In three sentences

    I love FSCJ! All educators are very knowledgeable and charismatic. Id recommended to anyone looking to go to a Community college.

  • 12/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    check out the student activity center. In there you will find pool and ping pong tables, work out gym, and computer lab. Live music is occasionally played at the campus and students have a fun time dancing to the modern songs and even some old school jams.

    Food and Dining

    The food at FSCJ is delicious. The culinary arts program is involved with cooking and compliments to the chefs. There is also a Quizznos toasted subs located in the cafeteria.

    Tips for prospective students

    Since classes are fairly affordable at FSCJ recommend attending summer semester to more quickly earn credits towards your degree. In doing so you will be closer to your graduation date and earning that dream job.

    In three sentences

    FSCJ Downtown Campus has really and truly been a joyful experience to attend classes. My professors are so inspirational, encouraging, and positive motivators. Most importantly, the price of tuition was manageable, and didn't break the bank with payment plans.

  • 01/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Never had an issue. Security will gladly walk you to your car and otherwise the campuses are patrolled by guards.

    Greek Life

    There is an honor society called Phi Theta Kappa, that's the only Greek sounding thing I know of.

    Clubs and Activities

    Plenty of clubs to be in, just check the student activities booklet that they give everybody at the beginning of every semester.

    Great for these types of students

    If you want to get into a more rigorous institution and your high school GPA wasn't that great, FSCJ will be a perfect place to turn around your academic record. Also, if you are looking to go to graduate school and want to save money in undergrad, this is the place to start.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are geese... EVERYWHERE. They are really cute, but really big! I only like them from a distance. lol :)

    Bang for the buck

    Yes! You will save so much money going to FSCJ. Especially for students living at home, you will be able to save up so much money for transfer to a University by going to FSCJ.

    What to do for fun

    There is always something happening at FSCJ, sporting events, concerts, galleries, seminars, I didn't think the student life would be much fun when I first enrolled. However, I have been pleasantly surprised at the endless calendar events.

    Food and Dining

    It's so delicious. I love the cafeteria on every campus. I eat breakfast almost every day there and sometimes lunch. There is a healthy variety and its not expensive.

    Dorm Life

    I live at home! :)

    Academic Rigor

    If you are used to a bunch Advanced Placement classes in high school, FSCJ will be like taking a bunch of honors courses. If you have a good work ethic and good study habits, you will make A's.

    Tips for prospective students

    Participate in college events and go to seminars and shows, you can meet people and learn some really cool stuff. Take advantage of the artist series discounts, you can go to amazing Broadway shows and professional sporting events for really cheap. Join a club or extracurricular activity, some of them give out talent grants.

    In three sentences

    The events and organizations are so much fun. It's a financially smart choice for people looking to cut down college costs. Professors are great to work with and seem honestly to care about student success.

  • 01/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    In my free time, I love to hang out with my husband doing things like fishing, hiking, traveling, reading and relaxing on the couch.

    Food and Dining

    I am an online student.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms for my college.

    Academic Rigor

    I think that my college has the perfect balance of rigor. They treat you like an adult but hold you accountable for your grades and your progress.

    Tips for prospective students

    My tips for perspective students would be to get focused and motivated about your ultimate goals for your education and do everything possible to accomplish those goals.

    In three sentences

    Florida state is affordable. Florida State is convenient Florida State Colleges staff members are extremely professional and great to work with.

  • 01/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    They seem to be doing a good job so far.

    Greek Life

    Nonexistent.

    Clubs and Activities

    Plenty to join.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for introverts because you aren't really around a lot of people if you don't want to be.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    None that I have noticed.

    Bang for the buck

    I wouldn't recommend it, but it's great for older people that work during the day and are degree seekers by night.

    What to do for fun

    Chill in the rec room with friends.

    Food and Dining

    The food is pretty good. Nothing too fancy though.

    Dorm Life

    Sadly, there are no dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    The work is only as hard as you make it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Join a club. Don't sign up for too many classes (4 is enough).

    In three sentences

    Don't expect the college experience when coming here. Everything is very accessible though. They also have many locations throughout the city.

  • 01/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus police are always visible and ready to help.

    Greek Life

    There is a foreign club, class or event for all cultures

    Clubs and Activities

    FSCJ offers activities and clubs for sports, the arts, academics or just getting together to hang out and have a good time.

    Great for these types of students

    FSCJ is a multi cultural and generational college. No one is too old to learn.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    FSCJ has more locations of higher learning throughout the Jacksonville and surrounding areas than any other college.

    Bang for the buck

    FSCJ will help you to prepare for the future no matter where you are in life. From the high school grad to the retired teacher, FSCJ can fulfill that desire to learn and excel.

    What to do for fun

    FSCJ offers all sports from tennis, golf to volley ball. Also, dance, theater, chorus or clubs and off campus get together.

    Food and Dining

    FSCJ has an excellent cafeteria offering selections that are nutritious to feel good snacks.

    Dorm Life

    Florida State College is a community college that does not offer student housing.

    Academic Rigor

    FSCJ offers a wide range of average to honors programs. Students can enroll in challenging courses that will test their ability to perform or for enrichment.

    Tips for prospective students

    Please never give up on your dreams. FSCJ can offer help to get you started in the right direction or choose a path.

    In three sentences

    FSCJ offers an excellent choice of degrees. The college is very convenient from my work and home. FSCJ professors provide the help and resources to succeed.

  • 01/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are always security officers on campus that assure your safety.

    Clubs and Activities

    Once again there is such diversity here that if you want to particpate in something or get involved most likely there's a way to jump in!

    Great for these types of students

    Self starters, hard workers and those of us who need a little bit more help in certain subjects that large universities just can't provide.

    Bang for the buck

    All the classes are relatively inexpensive and you really do learn the material!

    What to do for fun

    There are always a ton of campus activites, games, and even game rooms on campus where you can hang out and have a good time, there's always something going on!

    Food and Dining

    The culinary department always does an outstanding job preparing the meals for the day, usually in a cafe like setting.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms available

    Academic Rigor

    Every class is perfectly prepared and every teacher is there to help guide you and assure you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always make sure that you understand the scheduling dates, never be afraid to approach your advisers, and make sure to check out the campus events!

    In three sentences

    It is a wonderful learning environment for those of us who are fresh out of high school, or maybe a little bit older just trying to further our education. The professors are always very kind and thoughtful and will explain every subject with the utmost detail. Also the campuses are fairly easy to navigate, and pleasant to the eye.

  • 01/31/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    It's a great school for students who aren't ready for a four year school. It's also good for students who haven't settled on a major.

    Food and Dining

    The food is pretty good, but I wish they had a few more vegetarian options. On the plus side, they do serve Starbucks coffee!

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms at FSCJ.

    Academic Rigor

    Some of the classes seem easy, but some seem more difficult. The math classes are a bit difficult, but find a good professor and that will be a big help.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to meet up with your academic advisor at least once a semester to make sure you're on the right track and taking the right courses.

    In three sentences

    I'm really enjoying my time at FSCJ. The Kent Campus is beautiful. I feel that they are doing a great job at preparing me to transfer after I finish my A.A.

  • 02/01/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    You could go to the game room and hangout with your friends. You could chill in the cafeteria between classes. You could also hangout in the library and use the computers. We also have many clubs and after school activities available.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria on campus is surprisingly very delicious. They have subs, snacks, and even salads available. The food may be a little over priced but that is at every school.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live in the dorms. I don't think FSCJ has dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Every class I have taken I have used the knowledge in everyday situations. Some professors are more difficult than others but that is in every school. I believe the classes are taught at a high quality and also keep the students interested. I really have enjoyed my education courses so far.

    Tips for prospective students

    I recommend every student to fill out their applications early on to save them some time later on waiting to speak to someone.

    In three sentences

    Florida State College is a great school that provides for all of their students. Administration tries to connect with you on a personal level to understand your individual needs. Finally Florida State College is a wonderful place to begin a college education because of all of the positive influences surrounding you throughout your experience.

  • 02/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Any students will love it here at FSCJ.

    Bang for the buck

    FSCJ is a decently priced school. The only downfall is some classes require you to buy a online copy of a book thats added into tuition price. If you dont like books online thats too bad.

    What to do for fun

    FSCJ has events such as music, arts, and volunteer opportunity. If you get confused they offer a calendar.

    Food and Dining

    FSCJ has a starbucks on site!

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms. There are off campus living areas available.

    Academic Rigor

    I dont know what a Rigor is but I'll look it up and find out.

    Tips for prospective students

    Change your future, the first step is Florida State College Jacksonville.

    In three sentences

    Florida State College Jacksonville is a wonderful school. The classroom sizes are a perfect learning environment. I am proud to be a FSCJ student.

  • 02/16/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are officers who patrol the campus regularly, even on the weekends, and call boxes places all throughout the various parking lots in case of emergency.

    Food and Dining

    While I've never eaten at the school cafeteria (I attended South Campus), I do know that there are loads of cheap and yummy restaurants within 10 minutes walking or even 5 minutes driving.

    Dorm Life

    FSCJ (as far as I am aware) does not provide on-campus housing for their students. There is, however, affordable housing usually available just off campus but still close by

    Academic Rigor

    Academics are about an average level of difficulty here, depending on what classes you have. I know that the French classes focus more on the grammar of the language than they do vocabulary, so it goes to show how you get a different sort of emphasis in some of the more traditional academics such as foreign language.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you get a city buss pass, the city buses drop off at all of the different campuses, so it's convenient if you don't have a car.

    In three sentences

    FSCJ is a small community college with great, friendly staff, and average level academics. they provide a great level of student resources and have a clean, safe campus.

  • 02/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    It's Jacksonville. No matter where you are, there will ALWAYS be a lack of safety just because our higher crime rates (watch out for the North, Downtown and ESPECIALLY Kent campus, South campus and Deerwood are not too bad). All campuses except for NAS Jax are open, so there's that as well.

    Greek Life

    Non-existent

    Clubs and Activities

    I will admit, if you are willing to invest your time and effort into searching and trying, their are some great programs (for me, theatre) and MANY clubs and organizations offered here.

    Great for these types of students

    -Independent, working students funding their own education while working -Older Adult students going back to school or coming for the first time -Students from middle class families who are not given much financial aid and therefore cannot afford a university -Those who want to stay in their hometown or want to live at home during college -Parents needing to take one or two classes at a time and get a degree at their own pace

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    South Campus is apparently haunted by a theatre ghost in the Wilson Center. During various productions strange and supernatural phenomenons are known to occur. Also, South Campus seems to have a penchant for flash mobs. Not sure why, but it is probably because we are mostly Arts students ;)

    Bang for the buck

    As aforementioned, you are getting what you pay for. As the least expensive alternative, there is not a WHOLE lot offered, but you can make it a fulfilling experience for yourself if you really care to excel and make the most of your time here at FSCJ.

    What to do for fun

    The South Campus is BY FAR the most arts-inclined in terms of programs and resources (the theatre, dance and music programs are all headquartered here), and the Kent Campus focuses most on Student Life.

    Food and Dining

    The small cafeteria resources on campus are overpriced.

    Academic Rigor

    As an open-admission community college, one should not expect to be academically-challenged much unless you take Honors courses or are involved in Phi Beta Kappa. However, some teachers do desire to break down this stereotype (although it is accurate) and really encourage and push students who show promise and put forth effort. For me, those have made all the difference.

    Tips for prospective students

    Really only consider FSCJ if you have no other options because of your grades or because of lack of funds. I preferred to go straight to a 4-year university after High School, but because my family could not afford it I am attending FSCJ one year to finish my AA. Overall, the experience is what you make of it. It won't feel as exciting as living on a University campus, and won't be as academically challenging, but you can still find programs to be involved in to make the most of your short time here.

    In three sentences

    FSCJ is a large network of 30,000 students looking to gain their AA degree (or one of very few Bachelor's). FSCJ is not an academic mecca, but it will help those who cannot afford a University to pursue higher education. Despite the lack of true scholarly competition and ambition, there are many professors who are passionate about what they do, and those few individuals really help their students succeed.

  • 02/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    kinda scary at night

    Greek Life

    no Greek life

    Clubs and Activities

    might be surprised to find a club for you!

    Great for these types of students

    students in need of something affordable. Maybe for those that don't want to start out to far from home.

    Bang for the buck

    affordable!

    What to do for fun

    You are just a few minutes away from the beach!

    Food and Dining

    They now have Starbucks!

    Dorm Life

    Unfortunately there is no dorm life.

    Academic Rigor

    Good professors and small classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    At first I was not to excited because it was a community college. But don't be discouraged like I was! FSCJ has so much to offer and I see a great future in them!

    In three sentences

    Amazing college and professors! You will be surprised to see how up to date and modern the school actually is. I'm truly going to miss FSCJ once I transfer.

  • 03/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Lots of patrol officers, especially downtown campus.

    Greek Life

    Positive

    What to do for fun

    attend school functions and discounts on local spots

    Food and Dining

    The norm for most college food

    Academic Rigor

    Good curriculum

    Tips for prospective students

    If you have any questions or concerns, everything you need to know is online.

    In three sentences

    Florida State College at Jacksonville is affordable. Florida State College at Jacksonville has flexible classes. Florida State College at Jacksonville have good professors.

  • 03/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Security officers are polite and always seen around campus. They make their presence known. They will escort students to cars even.

    Greek Life

    Not aware of any.

    Clubs and Activities

    Clubs tied in with professional programs and hobbies or special interests.

    Great for these types of students

    Nursing students who want their associates degree.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Not aware of any.

    What to do for fun

    Join a club or attend a game

    Tips for prospective students

    Study hard and give it your best.

    In three sentences

    This is a good community college to get started. There are endless technical and certificate programs available. Associate degree programs are also an option for a college foundation.

  • 04/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Wreck room with card games and xbox

    Food and Dining

    Expensive food in the cafe at Kent

    Dorm Life

    No dorm

    Tips for prospective students

    Avoid if possible, online is the best thing ever.

    In three sentences

    Not really helpful in the guidance/scholarship department.

  • 04/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Most campuses have a student's activity area where they have games, pool tables, ping pong tables, tv's, and much more. Its really fun to get together with friends and go play.

    Food and Dining

    This rating is for the North campus location, this is where the Culinary Arts Program is located and they have trhe best food. The other campuses's food is ok but not the best.

    Dorm Life

    We did not have dorms, or student housing for that matter.

    Academic Rigor

    This really depends on the class and the professor, I have had professors that were extremely easy but the workload was pretty heavy, and vice versa.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for your scholarships early and volunteer, the more you volunteer the better off you are. ANd then it's just good to get out and do something for somebody else.

    In three sentences

    I have had an interesting experience here, I have learned what to do, what not to do, and when to do things. I like how each campus is different brings it's own flavor and style. It has definitely been two years I won't ever forget.

  • 05/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Could use more security on patrol in walkways, when Im alone and campus is empty I feel apprehensive about who I may find in the restrooms but security is always patrolling parking areas.

    Clubs and Activities

    Phi Theta Kappa, Student Life Committee sets up lots of neat things.

    Bang for the buck

    Very affordable but tuition is going up everywhere!

    What to do for fun

    Lots of campus activities. Gym on most/all sites and the atmosphere is inviting. Recreation Room with fun things to do games and ect. Often find volleyball or other activities that are walk-up & participate type fun.

    Food and Dining

    Friendly, Clean, Decent, No complaints.

    Dorm Life

    No Dorms to speak if but you'd have to inquire I believe there is a partnership with some local apartments that allow for dorm type set-up.

    Academic Rigor

    I found the curriculumn in 90% of my classes was quite easy but I also make a point to choose professors who grade on a curve and offer chances for extra credit as well as giving myself every opportunity to score well. As a result Im in my 3rd year with 3.78 gpa

    Tips for prospective students

    Florida State College makes getting a four year degree more attainable for most people. They offer several Bachelor degree programs as well that are better than the degrees usually offered on the community college level Im working towards BS in Biomedical Sciences. Kent campus if my favorite choice of all their campuses.

    In three sentences

    Florida State College is a great asset to the community there are multiple campuses and Ive attended two, of which I enjoyed the faculty the curriculum and the overall experience.

  • 05/22/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This school is good for self-motivated students looking to save a bit of money. There are a lot of AS degrees offered at this school, and if you earn your AA you can skip taking general courses at a university. Bachelors are also offered, but mostly in concentrations like Nursing.

    Bang for the buck

    Really it's what you make of it. It's a community college so it's your cheapest option, and they do have some good classes. Always check RateMyProfessor!

    What to do for fun

    Each campus will hold a variety of events for students.

    Food and Dining

    Typical cafeteria food but they do have a good veggie burger! Prices are a little expensive.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Some professors are extremely lenient while others are pretty strict.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you plan on transferring to another college or a university MAKE SURE your credits will transfer. I've had so many classes end up as extracurricular because they where one level lower than the university required courses.

    In three sentences

    Classes can be very easy or very difficult, although all the teachers want you to succeed. Math and science courses tend to be more rigorous than English and humanities. Don't expect too much help from the advising and financial offices.

  • 06/04/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Security is top-notch. The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office always has a comfortable presence on every campus. For the most part, mature people attend here. Crazies don't generally wander onto campus.

    Greek Life

    I believe only two honor societies are present.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a club for everyone. Many have scholarships available. Some clubs are available to help explore interests in particular fields once the student finds that major and plans to transfer to a larger university.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who are choosing to knock-out their general education courses or prerequisites before transferring to a larger university generally attend here. Also, students who want to dabble in a variety of fields to explore their interests before committing to a major once being stuck at an expensive university also belong here. Students of all ages attend here because of the ease of access to the community.

    Bang for the buck

    Credits and textbooks are half the price compared to a university level course.

    What to do for fun

    There are many clubs and activities available on a daily basis at each campus. The South campus is minutes away from the beach and Jacksonville's hottest mall.

    Food and Dining

    The food is generally cafeteria food. There is a Subway at one campus and Starbucks at a few other campuses.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms are located on campus. Students wishing to use dorms will use the dorms at the University of North Florida, which is right across from FSCJ South campus. I hear special prices are available for FSCJ students there for housing.

    Academic Rigor

    Honors courses are available here for those wanting an additional challenge. Many of the upper-level courses have higher grading scales that require 92% for a grade of an A, so you'll be working very hard. Most importantly, you need to focus on actually learning the material, not your grade. If you learn the material and understand it, then good things will come.

    Tips for prospective students

    Even though state-colleges receive the negative stigma of being a school for 'not-smart-enough' students and '2nd-rate-professors', this schools isn't one of those. The students, faculty, and resources available here are rivaling top universities. The affordability is great at this level and the amount of aid available, too.

    In three sentences

    The professors are brilliant and care for the success of every student. All classes are small and personal. This is a great first step for those getting an A.A. or those wanting to transfer later.

  • 06/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Out of the five years I've attended here, safety has never been an issue.

    Bang for the buck

    There is no sweeter deal than to pay little money for a top-notch education.

    What to do for fun

    FSCJ has a variety of activities, clubs, and groups that take place all the time. The multi-cultural fair is a highlight for everyone. They even offer fun classes such as Zumba and Yoga.

    Food and Dining

    The food is excellent. Meals can be cooked to order in the way that you like; The grill staff are friendly and funny.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors are very thorough and creative in the way that teach.

    Tips for prospective students

    Complete an on-campus orientation over an online orientation, take notes, review them and take heed of the advice given ( hint: financial aid guidelines). Remember it's not how fast you finish but how you finish (hint: do not take too many courses). Be sure to set aside study time in an non-distractive environment (ex. the public library). Keep organized. Utilize the free tutors and computers in the student success center. Utilize ratemyprofessor.com when registering for classes.

    In three sentences

    Florida State College at Jacksonville has the best and most helpful counselors, advisors, and professors any student could ask for. FSCJ is affordable and a great way to start any student's college career. FSCJ offers a variety of programs to get students of all ages ready to start on the path to a better career and life.

  • 06/11/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Jacksonville is a BIG city, but if you don't have money there isn't much to do. You can go to the beach, Adventure landing, Dave and Busters, Zoo, movie theater, go to a Jaguar's football game, Jacksonville Landing, Hanna Park, World Gold Park, and they have great shopping malls.

    Dorm Life

    FSCJ doesn't have dorms. If you aren't living with parents, or family in Jacksonville, then you will need to get a student apartment near the school. The school is apart of UNf's off campus housing program, so these certain apartments shouldn't be as expensive as a non-student apartment.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are quite easy, but don't slack off because it can get hard very quickly.

    Tips for prospective students

    1. Don't slack off. College is not the time to go and party all of the time and forget about your education. 2. Don't skip class. The more you skip class, the more likely you are to fail the class. 3. CARE ABOUT YOUR GRADES. The higher you maintain your GPA, the easier it will be for you to gain scholarships for school.

    In three sentences

    Overall, FSCJ is like a community college. Even though it has a Bachelor's program, most people only go to the school for their AA to transfer. The school is relatively easy.

  • 06/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    there are security officers everywhere you go and if you have late night classes they have officers to walk you to your car

    Bang for the buck

    It is definitely one of the affordable schools there is. It's worth every penny.

    In three sentences

    I love this school because I like how I can come here and get my A.A Degree and transfer to a major University. FSCJ is very quick with what they do and excellent. They have wonderful customer service very nice and people who care about furthering your education and helping you with your future.

  • 06/21/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    They have security posts in a lot of areas so you can always get help.

    Clubs and Activities

    I found a whole host of clubs and activities here even for the super nerdy. (A Doctor Who class! AWESOME!)

    Bang for the buck

    The school isn't all that expensive but the education you get is fabulous

    What to do for fun

    There's a lot of sports and extra things you can do for fun. The beach is close to the south campus and in the same area is a movie theater, the ST Johns towncenter isn't too far away and the campus always has something going on

    Food and Dining

    The food is super yummy here plus the south campus has a chain of fast food places near by and golden coral up the street :)!

    Dorm Life

    FSCJ Students are able to get apartments near the campus or can also get apartments on the UNF Campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Definitely worth the price.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you need help just go ahead and ask! They have a great tutoring program and match you up with students who have taken the same classes you have so you can definitely get some good help.

    In three sentences

    Its a beautiful campus. The people are friendly. The staff is spectacular!

  • 06/22/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Police on duty 24/7

    Clubs and Activities

    Student life..

    What to do for fun

    I sleep, study, read, tweet and Instagram pictures. Go out to eat and to the mall with my 2 friends.

    Food and Dining

    The District serves FREE breakfast ... But lunch dinner and snacks are on our own...

    Dorm Life

    I'm currently living in a on campus dorm called The District On Kernan with UNF and JU students

    Academic Rigor

    Cheap university classes

    Tips for prospective students

    Come to FSCJ

    In three sentences

    I like the school it's small size and seems pretty interesting to attend. I like that the ratio of teacher to student is very low. Even tho I was excepted to Universities over the state I choose here because of the low price... The way this economy is set up that's the way to go!!!

  • 06/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Great for non typical students. For example, I am 27 years old and just starting out my degree. I have to have a flexible schedule as I work too. FSCJ gives a lot of different scheduling options so I can go to school and still take care of the rest of my life.

    What to do for fun

    Hang out and meet other students, of course!

    Food and Dining

    Depends on which campus you go to. Downtown has a lot of variety, and the chicken nuggets are yummy, but Kent has the best fries.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you keep track of all your paperwork, and follow up with everything that you go over with the offices.

    In three sentences

    Overall I have had a positive experience at FSCJ. My teachers have been supportive and though there were some delays for my financial aide everything was processed before there were any problems.

  • 07/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Nothing ever really happens.

    Clubs and Activities

    Tons. Seriously.

    Great for these types of students

    Those seeking smaller class sizes and more personal instruction. Great for transfers.

    Bang for the buck

    Great education for the price.

    What to do for fun

    FSCJ has all kinds of clubs and fun stuff.

    Food and Dining

    There's some tasty choices.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Most classes are great!

    Tips for prospective students

    Start early. You never know what's going to go wrong and how long it will really take to get in classes.

    In three sentences

    Some really great professors, some not so much. Not a bad little school for the price. They seem genuinely concerned for our education, for the most part.

  • 07/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    Fscj has a lot of clubs that you could get involved in.

    What to do for fun

    There are the movies, bowling, and skating rink. There are also pottery stores students could go to and paint things.

    Food and Dining

    The school has a cafe. There were restaurants in close distance for students to access.

    Dorm Life

    I stayed at home.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study as a much as possible because the teacher do not hold your hand. If you do not understand something, go get tutoring.

    In three sentences

    I would give FSCJ five out of five stars on classes. I like how the classes are personal and we get to interact with the professors. The class sizes were large but small enough for the teacher to know your name. Then the office hours available were helpful.

  • 07/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    The food on campus is bleh, but there are a bunch of restaurants and places to eat around every campus I've been to. (South, Deerwood, Kent)

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are smaller than university classes, with your gen.ed's having around 20-30 students per class. A lot of the professors are great, and use ratemyprofessors.com when you're signing up for classes! The classes I've had have never been too difficult, but you are given enough work that doesn't allow you to just breeze by. It's good for people who are trying to get their AA, but are also working and are looking to save money for when they transfer out.

    In three sentences

    An undergraduate degree made easy and affordable, FSCJ is perfect for Jacksonville students who are looking to save money by studying locally.

  • 07/28/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Get involved in the student council and on campus overall.

    Food and Dining

    There were great lunch places on campus and was very tasty.

    Dorm Life

    There were not any dorms at FSCJ.

    Academic Rigor

    It depended on the class but I worked my hardest and came out with good grades.

    Tips for prospective students

    Use rate my professor and be willing to do the work.

    In three sentences

    It was a 7 out of 10 in my personal experience 10 being the highest. The professors were helpful and so were the advisors. It was a good place to succeed.

  • 07/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    everyone is very friendly. a great safe and clean environment.

    Bang for the buck

    definitely worth the money. a good starter college.

    What to do for fun

    this is a community college so not much to do on campus.

    Food and Dining

    your typical lunch room food.

    Dorm Life

    i dont stay on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    this depends on your subject preference but teachers make it easy.

    Tips for prospective students

    dont do everything over the phone. if you want quick and easy go to the cecil campus.

    In three sentences

    teachers make it personal. class sizes are small. just like high school.

  • 08/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There is always a security guard patroling the grounds

    What to do for fun

    become a student ambassador

    Food and Dining

    I have never eaten in the dining commons

    Dorm Life

    I have never lived in the dorms

    Academic Rigor

    The course load can be pretty heavy

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to wait when needing to meet with advisers or financial aid. Keep at it: it will be worth it in the end. Use the tutoring resources in the library. Try not to take online classes.

    In three sentences

    Resources available to assist in learning. Professors are very welcoming and knowledgeable. Advisers are very helpful.

  • 08/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    The computer or hang around the cafeteria

    Food and Dining

    Its ok just a little to expensive

    Academic Rigor

    Great

    In three sentences

    Fscj is a great school. Fscj have some great teachers. Fscj is awsome.

  • 08/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I feel pretty safe.

    Clubs and Activities

    Im not sure WHICH ones are out now...

    Great for these types of students

    Perfect school for the broke/budgeting student. Although there are 4 year degree programs here, you can always transfer to a University. Downtown Campus is the most diverse campus.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are hundreds of different Nationalities at the Downtown Campus. The country flags should still be on display. The diversity is great!

    Bang for the buck

    Perfect school for the broke/budgeting student. Although there are 4 year degree programs here, you can always transfer to a University.

    What to do for fun

    I love to travel, dining, socialize, and go events.

    Food and Dining

    Food is decent

    Dorm Life

    No dorms

    Academic Rigor

    Not too difficult/strict

    Tips for prospective students

    Register early & visit your prospective Campus(es).

    In three sentences

    I enjoy going to FSCJ because it is small and diverse. I feel like most of the professors care about the students. This school is great for those who don't want to feel overwhelmed with school.

  • 08/18/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Fairly safe. There have been a few shootings and a string of robberies.

    Greek Life

    Phi theta kappa is the only Greek organization at FSCJ.

    Clubs and Activities

    Avoid the Campus Voice newspaper; they will promise you a talent grant, then after a whole semester of squeezing labor out of you, they will find an excuse not to pay you. Various clubs and activities exist on each campus; there is a chess club, anime club, poetry club and others.

    Great for these types of students

    Underachievers who don't really want to learn and just want a degree given to them, people with full time jobs who are just doing credits to move forward in the workplace, people in vocational programs and only need to pass certain remedial classes.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The North campus has a sit-down restaurant and also offers discounted dental cleanings through the dental hygiene program.

    Bang for the buck

    FSCJ is very economical, but you get what you pay for. The academic standards are dismally low.

    What to do for fun

    There are various clubs and activities, but there is little in the way of campus life. Your best bet is to join student government if you are looking to be involved.

    Food and Dining

    Cafeterias on FSCJ campuses are generally clean and well maintained and even have a limited selection of health foods. The North campus, home to the culinary program, has a sit down restaurant on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Dismally low. Standards are so watered down that FSCJ is basically handing you a degree. If you really want to learn, you'll have to do a lot of independent research to teach yourself the fundamentals.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't expect your professors to be very involved in the lessons. With a few exceptions, most are there to collect a check. If you are concerned about actually learning in your classes, go get a copy of the course curriculum from the department head. This is not the same thing as the syllabus; do not let anyone try to tell you they are the same. The course curricula are the state required concepts the professor is required to teach. If the professor tries to skip something on the list, go to the dean.

    In three sentences

    FSCJ has dismally low standards. Do not attend this school if you actually care about the quality of your education. Only attend this school if you want to pay for a degree.

  • 08/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    The campus has many teachers who make it a point to only want one book (heaven forbid if they want more), and these books are very specific and the only place you can end up getting them from is the campus book store. The prices are like a person making a dollar a week trying to go to universal for three days. COMPLETELY RIDICULOUS! For five books I had to BUY all of them. The price ended up being well over 600 dollars! That is completely uncalled for, especially when you get to the class and you don't even use the book!

    What to do for fun

    Every thursday or so the school sets up a volleyball net or flag football cones on the green and students really enjoy being able to relax and play with other people their age after having to sit in a stuffy room for a few hours. There are plenty of clubs to join on campus including a dance club, which I hear is a lot of fun.

    Food and Dining

    I don't eat at the cafeteria since being scarred in middle and high school from how horrible school food is. There are plenty of eating establishments surrounding the school that I would willingly pay more to eat at.

    Dorm Life

    I have no inkling about dorms because I live at home. I do this to save money, and even though I would really enjoy moving out, I simply don't have that kind of money to go to school and live on my own, or even with a room mate.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes in the first year, depending on what you take (I recommend not taking too hard of classes at the start) are pretty simple and easy to stay on top of. The classes do get harder the longer you are there but if you buckle down and work for that A then its not too hard to achieve.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't think too much, because if you do you will only make yourself worry more and not enjoy the good thing you have. College is easier (while at the same time harder) than high school ever was. The classes and work load become harder and increase in size, but faculty treat students with respect and it is up to the student whether or not they intend to stay and get good grades that lead to a better future, or to slack off and fail miserably. One last thing, don't worry so much about every little thing. I've found that if you simply go with the flow while keeping up with your classes, things become easier to manage and things seem to be a lot more enjoyable.

    In three sentences

    FSCJ, while having the feel of a college seems more like a very large home. Everyone is friendly and ready to help at any given time, and it is an easy campus to navigate as to not add any more pressure to students with the prospect of getting lost. The courses aren't necessarily easy, however the professors make the classes seem simpler than they actually are due to their extraordinary teaching abilities.

  • 09/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I don't think I have ever seen something bad happen at FSCJ. the security guards are always patrolling. And we have a few police officers on campus as well. Students should look forward to having a fun time, and to be safe.

    Greek Life

    FSCJ does not have Greek life.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs at FSCJ. There are so many in fact that we cannot write them all in.

    Great for these types of students

    High achievers. Students that might feel shy about talking to new people. And for students that love to get involved and like things to do, you picked the right school.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I love the student lounge. Its a cool place to catch up on sports, talk with friends, and play some video games.

    Bang for the buck

    2- year programs offer the opportunity to not overpay for an education. So in response tot his question, it is an extremely good bang for your buck.

    What to do for fun

    Every Tuesday student government holds something called, Life on the green. Its where students can play fun activities like soccer, corn hole, Frisbee, stuff like that.

    Food and Dining

    Our food in the caff. is to die for, Always good choices that are healthy and tasty. Be sure to try their philly cheese steak

    Dorm Life

    At FSCJ we do not have dorms. It is an open campus and students drive to school.

    Academic Rigor

    Academics at FSCJ are as hard as you make them. Classes are not designed to fail students, but to promote learning in an environment that cultures safety and understanding.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to follow the guidelines for class though your blackboard account, because they can sometimes change. If you need any help, make sure to ask the friendly student government people.

    In three sentences

    FSCJ Is a fun, energetic, goal-oriented school that has great students. A school that puts the students first. Some may think that going to community college is for those who are not as smart as those who go directly to 4-year institutes. this is simply not the case, 2- year colleges give students opportunities to save money and build a better foundation.

  • 09/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are many clubs and events the college hold for recreation. You just got to get a student guide and find which events you'd like to attend.

    Food and Dining

    The food is great depending which campus you go to. Personally I found the North Campus food to be quite good since that campus contains the Culinary Arts students.

    Dorm Life

    Since it once was a community college, I don't believe there are any dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics are great! You won't lose any information that would be gained going somewhere else. The classes are of high standards and are on par with any major university.

    Tips for prospective students

    Have an idea what you might want to pursue when you enter college. If you don't really know what you want to do, don't hesitate to speak to advisers and college staff to get suggestions for careers that may fit you.

    In three sentences

    It is a great state school that used to be a community college. Now they offer many bachelor's programs like Nursing, Physical Therapist Assistant, Dental Hygiene, Bio-medical, etc. It's also cheaper than going to the bigger universities that typically will cost more.

  • 10/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    Doesn't have food

    Dorm Life

    Doesn't have dorms

    In three sentences

    Been a great school to start at. Perfect size, teachers are super nice! I love it

  • 10/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Students who just want to go to class then go home would love it here. Students who love a quite library will love this school aswell.

    Bang for the buck

    If you are an in-state resident, then you will get a bang for your buck, if not, then the tuition still isn't that bad.

    What to do for fun

    Whenever their isn't an event on campus, I'd recommend the library or the game room to find entertainment. There are always plenty of students in the library who are just there to relax in a book. You might meet someone with similar book interest if you're friendly enough. The game room always has people in it and somebody is always up for a game of pool.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria dining isn't bad at all. I recommend the apples.

    Dorm Life

    None.

    Academic Rigor

    No class is too difficult if you accept that college is the place for hard work. However difficult it may seem, never forget that the reward last forever.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be afraid to try anything new here, the environment is incredibly kind and inviting. The organizations around the school are always looking for new members to join. Their are so many events to get involved in.

    In three sentences

    The faculty is very friendly. Enrolling in this college was easy and hassle-free. Billy Thomas Jr. is the best example of a professor that is respected and down-to-earth with his students.

  • 11/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Very Affordable, get your money worths

    Food and Dining

    The Food is ok. But South Campus has the best food. Downtown Campus sucks. I don't know about the other campuses.

    Dorm Life

    there are no dorms

    Academic Rigor

    Academice wise its great if they have an program for your major. I'm majoring in marketing and plan on transferring, and all the professor that teach marketing or business classes that I need to take in order to transfer, got bad or ok reviews on ratemyprofessor.com

  • 11/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    FSCJ is very in connection with the city of Jacksonville.

    Food and Dining

    I have personally never been to the cafeteria.

    Dorm Life

    Florida State College at Jacksonville does not offer dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    It has just recently become a four-year college so everything is still getting put into place. The teachers are always concerned on grades and how you are doing. They do not over-work you but always make sure you have something to study or work on.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you want to attend FSCJ, just make sure you know if you want to transfer or stay at the college, if they offer your major. Always keep in touch with an adviser during and after semesters so you can stay on track and not take unnecessary classes. Lastly know what campus will be easiest for you to attend, unless you are willing to drive to the campuses around town.

    In three sentences

    Florida State College at Jacksonville is a very organized college. The atmosphere of is very welcoming and can make anyone feel in place. All of their staff is easy to approach and will always help as needed.

  • 11/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    security are always walking around. they come to assist you immediately.

    Clubs and Activities

    there are a lot of clubs an activities

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    south campus is really nice

    What to do for fun

    i just relax outside or i go up stairs to the student life and watch tv and play games.

    Food and Dining

    the food is really good here and they are always having little events.

    Dorm Life

    no dorms

    Academic Rigor

    very good

    Tips for prospective students

    be sure to take advantage of the teachers open lab hours and also try to get familiar with the people and the campus.

    In three sentences

    I think this a great school. All the professors care about you, and they also make sure your doing well in their class. Everyone here are so nice and friendly.

  • 11/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    They have security at all times riding around at all times of the day and afernoon

    Greek Life

    I think there may be a few but not many and not advertised

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a varity of clubs any where form health care to music

    Great for these types of students

    Yes.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    They always have live music or always doing something with food getting students involved

    Bang for the buck

    Yes, Any college setting is expensive thats why i try to win scholorships

    What to do for fun

    Tennis, Charity, Work Hang with my son

    Food and Dining

    Great food in the cafe

    Dorm Life

    No Dorms

    Academic Rigor

    Love it!

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep in track dont fall behind, you can do it bc i DID and ARE

    In three sentences

    It is a great, everyone there including staff are always smiling and willing to help. Professors are willing to work with you and give you chances to succeed.

  • 11/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Security guards are everywhere, and I felt safe taking night classes.

    Greek Life

    None that I know of

    Clubs and Activities

    Never participated

    Bang for the buck

    Low price, and while most things are adequate for the class, occasionally you will miss having some of the materials available at a larger university.

    What to do for fun

    On campus, there is the student life rooms with pool tables, ect. There are also numerous clubs you could join. However, most fun will be had off of campus in Jacksonville. It's a big city, with anything you might want to do, including the beach just a short drive away.

    Food and Dining

    Eah campus has its own cafeteria. While not the best in town, their food is reasonably priced and pretty tasty.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms for this college.

    Academic Rigor

    Personally, I did not find the classes particularly tough. Yes you have to study if you want your A, but not to the point of losing sleep.

    Tips for prospective students

    Check out reviews on professors. Not all are equal. Be on top of the process for signing up for classes, myself and others I know have had many issues with it.

    In three sentences

    Excellent school for someone just starting out and not ready for the big universities. Great professors, small classes, and a variety of campuses to choose from to pick a class close to home. Also has accredited programs for those interested in just getting a degree here.

  • 12/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Different clubs are avaliable to join depending on your personal interests.

    Dorm Life

    No Dorms

    Academic Rigor

    The workload can be stressful at times depending on everything. But its best to get tutoring even if you still think that you have everything under control.

    Tips for prospective students

    Its best for prospective students to be prepared for the classes and have different sources just in case things don't work out with their financial aid.

    In three sentences

    This school has a lot to offer to anyone looking to have a better future and life. Its different degrees and programs that are avaliable there. The classes are not expensive and the classes can be fit around your schedule because they offer them in sections every semester.

  • 12/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Student success center has a pool table that is really fun. The blue wave is our athletic team and their games can be fun to go to as well.

    Food and Dining

    Downtown campus has a pretty good selection with their own cafeteria and a Starbucks inside. Deerwood campus has a Subway.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms here.

    Academic Rigor

    The average grade a student at Florida State College at Jacksonville gets is an A. This leads me to believe that the academic rigor is not that high considering the GPA requirement is not high in the first place.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to ratemyprofessors.com before signing up for classes. Start your financial aid early. try hard to get involved in the student activities, the social experience is easy to miss.

    In three sentences

    This is a great place for the price. The credits are easy to obtain. The location in Jacksonville is really nice.

  • 01/06/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I've never seen anyone or heard anyone being harm at school.

    Clubs and Activities

    All types of clubs for many interests.

    What to do for fun

    Join clubs

    Food and Dining

    Food is pretty good at a reasonable price.

    Dorm Life

    There is no dorm life here.

    Academic Rigor

    School academics is great in my opinion.

    Tips for prospective students

    Aim for your vision of success.

    In three sentences

    A Great Experience.

  • 01/07/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I haven't had any problems and I attended night classes.

    Clubs and Activities

    None for me.

    Great for these types of students

    The Independent life style.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I haven't had any yet.

    What to do for fun

    I dont know yet. Just starting my second semester. But for me sleeping is fun.

    Food and Dining

    I haven't tried it yet but heard good things.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in the dorms.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for financial aid if available books are highly priced.

    In three sentences

    I love being a student here at Fscj. This is my second semester. I can't wait to accomplish my goals and graduate in 2017 as a registered nurse.

  • 01/08/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    FSCJ has there own security as well as a Police officer on campus at all times.

    Clubs and Activities

    Each campus offers different activities. But you can always start a club with your friends if you have enough people and can find a sponsor.

    What to do for fun

    You can take part in different clubs, or events like Open Mic. There are also sports such as basketball, baseball, and volleyball as well.

    Food and Dining

    They have a cafe which has some pretty good food. There is no meal plan though.

    Dorm Life

    It's a community college, they don't offer dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    It's not too difficult, but of course some classes will be harder than others. If you study and stay on top of your work you'll do fine.

    Tips for prospective students

    FSCJ is a great place to attend for your AA or your Bachelors. They are affordable, and they are always trying to help you succeed in any way possible. I wanted to go to a university, but FSCJ honestly had a better program for me to take part in it.

    In three sentences

    A wonderful place to start of your college career. Friendly campus enviornment. Professors are helpful, as well as tutoring centers.

  • 01/15/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Student centers.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeterias offer plenty of choices for breakfast/lunch.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms at any of the campuses.

    Academic Rigor

    The Dental Hygiene program is rigorous.

    Tips for prospective students

    Register for classes early.

    In three sentences

    Florida State College at Jacksonville offers many degree/career choice programs. The school offers both online and in class options. There are a number of campuses to choose from.

  • 01/28/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Definitely cheaper than going to a larger university.

    What to do for fun

    The student activities areas are neat and I believe they have one at each campus. Usually there are games to play and people to meet.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria is your only option unless you go off campus.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms or campus housing. The activities areas are a good way to meet people.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes aren't too difficult but you will learn if you put your own effort into learning.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you choose a campus that is reasonable to travel to.

    In three sentences

    It's a great school to go to if you're planning on transferring. You'll save money by going here and there are a variety of campuses to choose from. People of all ages and backgrounds attend so you get to meet a diverse group of peers.

  • 01/28/2014

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    There are a great variety of clubs students can choose from. There is always something to do at FSCJ.

    Dorm Life

    No dorm life.

    Academic Rigor

    I haven't started classes yet.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't hesitate to ask questions! The staff will answer any kind of questions you may have. Getting started is hard, make sure you have all the paper work you need is correctly done and turned in on time.

    In three sentences

    Florida State College at Jacksonville is a nice friendly environment the staff there have been very patient and kind. The way they handle new incoming students is amazing. The staff makes sure all you questions are answered and you are ready for the next step.

  • 02/10/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I have never even heard of anything unsafe happening on campus. The only crime ever committed at FSCJ was when the former president was stuffing his pockets.

    Clubs and Activities

    Lots of clubs and organizations available to join.

    What to do for fun

    There is a student lounge that has some couches to sit on while you watch television. For the student who is a tad bit more adventurous, there is a pool table and other games for your entertainment. If you really want to have a bunch of fun while you are on campus, I could always use a little help with chemistry assignments and research; feel free to come help.

    Food and Dining

    I must admit that I am not the go-to guy when it comes to learning about the dining experience at Florida State College at Jacksonville. What I can say with certainty is that the campus I go to offers a variety of food and drink options. I do not have money to spend on food or drinks, so unfortunately I have never actually had a wonderful experience to give you a first-hand account of. If I did have the means to try out some of the available products, I am certain that I would have really enjoyed. As a fatter of fact, there was more than one time when I wish I did, only to have to leave empty handed and hungry. Such is life.

    Dorm Life

    The school does not have on campus housing.

    Academic Rigor

    One of the more disappointing things about school in my opinion is that the teachers have more influence on the student by their teaching sytle than the actual material does. Choosing the correct instructor for your preferred learning style is a must. The problem with this is that there are a finite number of seats available. I think there should be more provisions in place to make certain the instructor does their job in such a way that is helpful for the entire class.

  • 02/19/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Each campus has a team of security who takes their job very seriously. Students won't go five minutes without seeing a member of the security. In addition to securing the premises, security also assist students around campus.

    What to do for fun

    All four campuses offer multiple activities for the entertainment of the students. The colleges offer art shows and many performing art showcases such as dance, theatre and band. There are also dozens of clubs to join for the interest of students.

    Food and Dining

    There are four different FSCJ campuses around the Jacksonville area. Each campus has a cafeteria which offers a variety of food such as hot dogs, chicken tenders, salads and fruit trays. The are also several restaurants around each campus that students can choose from.

    Dorm Life

    There is no on-campus living here at FSCJ. However, there are college student apartments which better cater to the financial limits that students may be faced with.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic conditions may seem intense but not impossible. Professors are firm with their teaching and it is up to the students to participate and grasp the knowledge being feed. Students will gain success if they apply themselves.

    Tips for prospective students

    You get out what you put in. It is easy to get distracted in the college life so it's vital that students stay focused and manage their time accordingly. Also, slacking is easy to fall into but hard to recover from so the best thing to do is avoid a slackers mentality.

    In three sentences

    I would rate Florida State College at Jacksonville a four out of five. The college provides a lot of services for students to succeed both, educationally and professionally. The staff is extremely polite and helpful and the professors want the best for their students and help them prepare for the real world.

  • 02/24/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    They do have a police officer who stays on the campus, as well as a security team who constantly patrols the parking lots for safety.

    Greek Life

    No greek life! :(

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students who are fresh out of high school who want a hometown college experience before transferring to a larger institution.

    Bang for the buck

    Compared to my other community college, this school is very clean and the teachers were high quality. Great 2 year school!

    What to do for fun

    There are concerts and activities on campus sometimes. I enjoyed hanging out with friends in the cafeteria area.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria is actually very nice! They have hot cooked food, as well as healthier pre-packaged items. Lots of vending machines in the dining area as well.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms!

    Academic Rigor

    My teachers were all great and very helpful and I found each class to be challenging enough.

    Tips for prospective students

    Try to be at the campus in-person as opposed to contacting them over the phone or by e-mail.

    In three sentences

    The campus is clean and well organized. The staff is friendly and helpful (but getting them on the phone is difficult). The website and tools available online are great and easily maneuverable.

  • 02/26/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    For fun there are many activities to participate in, such as the men and women basketball games, the drama productions being held at the theaters, and also just hanging out in the recreation centers.

    Food and Dining

    There is not much to say about the food because I do not eat it. But I have had a sandwich from the cafe in the DownTown Campus and it was amazingly good.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms on campus, however, there are dorms that can be shared with students on University of North Florida. I wish there were dorms on campus because some students, like myself, want to experience that college life and like me I am still living at home with my parents. I really do not feel the need to apply for a dorm that is on one side of town and have to commute back to the other side of town just for work. Staying home is fun and everything, but I wish there were dorms that were on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Academics are fantastic. The teachers do not waste any time at all because they want to make sure you have the knowledge you need before you walk away with your degree. I have struggled a few times and I was always able to ask my teacher or tutors on staff for help at any time.

    Tips for prospective students

    Future Tips; 1. Come prepare ready to learn. 2. Never act shy to ask a question; the teachers are there to help you because that is their job. 3. Work hard and stay consistent with your work. 4. Have fun and enjoy everyday you are fulfilling your dream and one step closer to graduation.

    In three sentences

    Florida State College at Jacksonville is an absolute great school to attend. This school went from a simple community college to an open door four year college for degree seeking students. This school has accepted over hundreds of new students that it has expanded its name alone in the entire state of Florida.

  • 02/28/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Always security carts roaming around campus. Safety stations in parking lot as well.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Usually at end of week there is an open mic time outside the cafeteria.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do your work and don't slack. College isn't a joke.

    In three sentences

    School is very organized. Small campus. Teachers are amazing.

  • 03/02/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    In three sentences

    I really enjoy attending this school. The five campus locations accompanied by the virtual online courses makes it easy for anyone to attend. The school does an amazing job at making it as simple as possible for students of all ages to come including providing reduced bus fair passes, career development and reduced meals. I'm really excited to be part of the college.

  • 03/04/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    Tuition at FSCJ is very affordable compared to regular tuition rates (just check around). Even though FSCJ is now a 4 yr college, they do not offer enough bachelor degree programs yet.

    What to do for fun

    I am a theatre kid. I love to sing, dance and act. I have been going to school and auditioning for or in shows throughout high school and my first two years of college. I live to perform.

    Food and Dining

    There is not much of an option when it comes to food and dining at FSCJ. Thankfully being in Jacksonville, other options aren't too far away.

    Dorm Life

    There are not dorms at FSCJ.

    Academic Rigor

    I didn't take tons of difficult classes but I did take the necessary requirements for my AA degree.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure to check rate my professor before signing up for classes. This feature was a life saver for me and helped me become successful in each class. Don't always go for the easy A, take a class that will challenge you and help you reach your goals. You will get frustrated with blackboard, or even admin when it comes to registration, be patient. It seems like it would take several phone calls and visits sometimes to get things straightened out, but in the end it does pay off.

    In three sentences

    Thanks to dual enrollment and the affordability of FSCJ tuition, I was able to get my AA degree in less than two years. There are lots of options for classes regardless of your major. Save yourself money and get your AA degree at FSCJ before transferring.

  • 03/18/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students who are in need of a flexible class schedule who want a not so traditional school experience.

    What to do for fun

    Upon successful enrollment, you automatically become a member of the Student Government Association. The SGA works to put on many school functions, like Fall Fest and Spring Fling, and activities, including Field Day, in an effort to get students involved in all aspects of campus life. There are dance performances, outdoor yoga classes, various lectures on a variety of topics from special guest speakers and so much more.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria offers a great selection of foods and beverages. Healthy food options are available as well as Coca-Cola products and Starbucks, for the on the go student who needs a quick pick me up.

    Tips for prospective students

    It is always in your best interest to follow each professor's individual policies. Always speak up about personal issues that you are having that are affecting your attendance/performance. The professors are a lot more understanding and neither of you are wasting your time. Be wary of deadlines. It can be easy to forget when certain assignments are due so always check, recheck and then check again. Don't over-think things. Things are much simpler than you realize.

    In three sentences

    Florida State College at Jacksonville has some very caring and professional teachers. Students are provided the benefit of open communication and sincere efforts from teachers to help their student(s) succeed. The friendly and knowledgeable staff prove that you do not have to shell out a small fortune for a quality education.

  • 03/26/2014

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    If you ever need anything go to The Welcome Center!

    In three sentences

    Florida State College at Jacksonville is wonderful. Everyone that works on campus is so eager and happy to help, an adviser is always available to you during office hours, and they accept walk ins. This college is for everyone.

  • 04/24/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Very safe, they have alot of security walking around and on campus.

    Bang for the buck

    Less exspensive than most colleges.

    What to do for fun

    The college host events.

    Food and Dining

    The food is great with a Quiznos subs, fresh fruit, and veggies and other foods and snacks.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms to stay in.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes you will have to study more for than others. They say that for every hour you have in class you should study for two.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you depend on financial aid be very careful and sure of your major degree because you have a finite percentage before you are cut off from financial aid. Develop a close relationship with your councilor for your major, that person will be a major help for you.

    In three sentences

    Very good college with low prices for classes and has 4 to 5 campuses in the downtown, south, north west, and east side of the city. Only problem is that not all course are taught at the main downtown campus and no minor degrees offered, just majors. Certain programs are taught at certain campuses, such as the business program classes are mainly at Kent (west side) campus.

  • 05/07/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Pleanty events come to the campus.

    Dorm Life

    Living at home is the best.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay focuse and sart strong finish strong. learn and use time wisely.

    In three sentences

    Teachers are great. They work with you and are very understanding and know how to break down information to a personal level. The college advisors are amazing as well.The advisors are with you every step you take if you have a goal and a game plan they are willing to become a team plyer to help you meet your goals.

  • 05/17/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Depends on the campus. They have a lot of those call box things that you can push and someone will come get you if you need help. Plus they are happy to walk you to your car if you feel it's necessary.

    Greek Life

    Phi Theta Kappa. They have access to scholarships and it looks good on your resume.

    Clubs and Activities

    There's like 20. They all appeal to a wide variety of interests. I think there's a literature club, a psychological society, mathletes, etc.

    Great for these types of students

    If you're looking for a school that you can just go, learn, and leave, this school is great for you. I like it. Or if you like you can get involved with clubs and organizations or sports. I personally have a full time job, and a part time job, so I can't get involved with any other commitments.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    None that I know of.

    Bang for the buck

    You get an above average education, and it's extremely affordable.

    What to do for fun

    They have a lot of clubs and organizations. There's also a lot of classes that are hands on you can take as electives that are fun like drawing, painting, ceramics, guitar, dance, yoga, etc. There's a fitness center on campus too. There's some minor sports.

    Food and Dining

    At the downtown campus they have a mini Quiznos. It's really good. I think all the campuses have a mini Starbucks.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Not very rigorous at all.

    Tips for prospective students

    Just as long as you find the right teacher, and plan your classes just right, you'll do great.

    In three sentences

    It's pretty cool. It's versatile. I like it a lot.

  • 05/21/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    The Cafeteria has a great selection of food, and caters to many students needs.

    Dorm Life

    The Dorms are always very clean and santized. As for the Security, I feel very safe. They have lighted Telephone Poles around every corner, in case of an emergency that might occur. The response time is very accurate.

    Academic Rigor

    The profossers answer emails in a precise and timely manner. They manage to answer every question from every student no matter how many times you ask. If you need to stay after class to get some extra help or just have a question, they are willing to help you and sacrifice their time.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to sit down with an advisor when choosing your prospective degree, because they will be able to give yo the advice you need and point you in the right direction towards graduation.

    In three sentences

    This School works with its students in a precise and timely manner. The advisors take the time to sit down with you and go over each class that is needed to earn your particular degree. I particularly like how secure the campus it during the day and at night, including lighted phone booths and Panic Buttons.

  • 06/13/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus security are ALWAYS on top of things. Each school phone has a direct button to call them, but they're always on patrol and easy to talk to. Like, if I ever have a problem on campus, I know I can always go to security and they'll nip it in the bud. I've never heard of any major squabbles on campus and I know I have security to thank for that.

    Great for these types of students

    Any, to be honest! Whether you're thinking about getting your AA or just going gun-ho and getting your Bachelor's, FSCJ is a small, community-oriented college. I mean, where else will you find that the professors, deans, staff, and college presidents know your name and who you are by sight?

    What to do for fun

    There are many extra-curricular clubs and activities found at each campus, depending on your interest. Also, as a student at FSCJ, you are entitled to a lot of discounts throughout town. Just take a visit to the Student Life and Leadership department on campus and they'll help you out. I personally use my student discounts to see plays at the Times Union Center at a greatly discounted price (front row seats to War Horse? Don't mind if I do!).

    Food and Dining

    It varies by campus, to be honest. The North campus has a culinary school, so you are sure to get some great food there. Otherwise, the rest of the campuses have different meal plans, but all in all they're all okay. My tip? Get to know the cooks - if they know you, they'll me more amenable to cater to your dietary needs (I love that one of the cooks goes out of his way to make me a veggie burger wrap despite the fact that it's not on the menu, for example).

    Academic Rigor

    The majority of the teachers at FSCJ are not here to give you a free ride - they actually make you work for your grade. However, they are also there for you if you don't understand the material. I have heard countless times how teachers at big universities don't give a damn about you during their scheduled office hours or that they have too many people approach them during that time, but at FSCJ, the opposite is true - if you see your teacher anywhere on campus, you can easily go up to them and ask them about the coursework and they're more than happy to answer. Most of the teachers I've met here are really approachable once you get to know them and they get to know you.

    Tips for prospective students

    My advice? After being a student here (and getting my GED here as well), I advise you to do two very important things. First, you should utilize the Library Learning Commons for your classes - they are staffed by tutors who have been through the classes you're going through and will provide you with FREE tutoring (I used to work as a tutor at one of the LLC's). A lot of students from other universities try to use our LLC, and we have to deny them because they're not taking the class at FSCJ - it just comes to show you how great our tutors and staff are. Also, I'd advise that you hook up (befriend) a teacher in your prospective major - let them be your mentor. I currently have two mentors through my bachelor's program here, and I can go to them for anything. It's a great feeling to know that I can freely go to a respected faculty member for advice, career planning, or even just to vent. It really helps and they'll be able to provide you with recommendation letters in the future, especially if they get to know you from being in their classes and/or clubs.

    In three sentences

    FSCJ is a great college for those seeking small classes and teachers who actually care about you. The bachelors' programs offered are just as good as any other college and I see a lot of people from big universities transferring over here to get the same degree. The college has a great atmosphere and all of the employees are here to help you succeed; it is also cheaper to go here than to big universities for the same degree.

  • 10/25/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Security guard officers circle the campus at all times

    What to do for fun

    There is a game room where you can play all types of games. They have a pool table. They also have a tv if you are more of a video gamer. Sometimes it is also always nice to watch or participate in the dance offs that go on outside.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria area is great as well. They play music in the background and it is also conveniently next to the game room.

    Dorm Life

    I go to kent campus and there are no dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    The teachers are great! They really care about their students.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are not sure on what you would like to do for a career, the academic and career counseling staff will be glad to help.

    In three sentences

    Florida state college of Jacksonville is a great school. They have a lot of great opportunities for you to be open with yourself. The staff there is always willing to help if you need it.