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  • 06/10/2009

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

    98 out of 107 people found this review useful. 1 of 509

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Anyone who wants to experience a diverse and rewarding college life should apply to Florida State University.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early, get as much information as you can about the different programs that Florida State has to offer and always be mindful of deadlines and requirements.

  • 01/27/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    58 out of 59 people found this review useful. 2 of 509

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    If you are looking for an all around college experience than The Florida State University is for you. I think that any student who believes in the traditions that Florida State University represents would be proud to attend this university. I believe that any student can relate to the Florida State University's motto, which is Vires, Artes, and Mores. These are Latin words that signify strength, skill and character. These words have formed the very foundation that has been driving force behind my continued success at Florida State University. Any student that embodies these same traditions and is passionate about pursing excellent education will be an excellent addition to the Seminole family.

    Tips for prospective students

    My words of advice to prospective students would be to develop better study habits and management of my finances. When I was in high school I could study the night before a test and do very well on it. Those days are definitively over now that I’m in college. Now it’s all about communicating more with my professors, study groups, and tutoring services if needed. Also looking back I realized how nice I had it at home such as free food/rent, money to buy clothes, and I didn’t have to pay for classes nor books. Again, those days are definitively over now that I’m in college. Now it’s all about managing my own finances and developing a budget each semester. I’ve opened up a checking account to simplify the tracking of my college expenses. It’s amazing how my account can look so big in the beginning of the semester and shrink so quickly by the end of it. It’s like what everyone says it’s all about balancing what is important.

    Bang for the buck

    FSU has a bus service that runs from 7am to 7pm and it’s free to students as part of your tuition. The student football tickets are also a great value in my opinion. FSU also offers many scholarships and grants to those students who meet the eligibility requirements. There are also a number of inexpensive hotels around the campus for parents to stay at while visiting their student.

    Am enjoying being here

    Florida State University campus is located in beautiful Tallahassee, Florida. There are impressive red brick buildings, water fountains, bronze sculptures, and winding tree-lined walkways. It’s easy to get around campus, although parking can be sometimes difficult. However, they do have a number of parking garages. You can always find the lawns and pathways filled with students enjoying the walk to class, throwing a frisbee, studying under a tree, or soaking up the sun. There are student lecture halls that are 200-300+ which somewhat common during the first year or two, but I hear that they will disappear by the time you reach the upper division. There are old and new dormitories for students that are filled with mostly freshman. It’s best to get your application early if you want to get into the new ones. It also has one of the best Greek systems in the nation and I’m happy to be a part of it. If you want a school where you can learn, play, and save money then FSU is the school for you. The biggest enjoyment for me is when everyone on campus and the surrounding city unite to form the strong school spirit that Seminoles are known for. I’m amazed at the enthusiasm from the crowd during the pre-game ritual when a student dressed up like Chief Osceola throws down the flaming spear in the middle of the football field thereby declaring war on the opposing team. FSU has been a great value for me given its high academic standards, awesome athletic programs, and a wide range of social activities. It has been one of the best decisions of my life!

    Am learning a lot

    There are many different programs at FSU so you will be surrounded with experienced and helpful faculty. The university is strong in the liberal arts and hard sciences, but they also have a number of other outstanding programs including criminology, sociology, psychology, law, and business. Orientation at FSU was very informative for both my parents and myself. It was a 2-day learning experience that consisted mainly of talks by various campus reps/student leaders. It was a great start where you can meet people from different backgrounds and experiences. I was drawn to find out more about FSU’s medical program. In 2005, the FSU College of Medicine received full accreditation from the Liaison Committee on Medical Education. The FSU College of Medicine is now ranked among the top 5 in nation for turning out doctors who choose to specialize in family medicine. Medical students will complete their clinical rotations in the third or fourth year at one of these regional campuses in Orlando, Pensacola, Sarasota, Tallahassee, Daytona Beach, and Fort Pierce. This is extremely important to me since my educational goal is to one day become a medical doctor. This may seem like a daunting task, but I believe that if I work hard and set the right goals for myself I can do it. Also, FSU provides enormous research opportunities that are supported by the school of Computational Science and Informational Technology and the famous the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory. The National High Magnetic Field Laboratory is the world’s largest magnetic of it’s kind. FSU is an excellent university, but you will need to work very hard.

  • 07/08/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    35 out of 35 people found this review useful. 3 of 509

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This school it great for students who are spirited, motivated, determined, and ready to have the best four years of their lives!

    Tips for prospective students

    TIME MANAGEMENT!!! It's so important to make sure you dedicate enough time to your studies especially in your first year. Also, probably the most important tip I can offer an incoming freshmen would be to get involved. The best way to shrink the campus and not feel lost is to get involved in a school sponsored club, activity, sport, student government or even a religious organization.

    Bang for the buck

    With the current budget cuts in Florida, it is difficult to do many things including getting an education. Luckily, FSU works with the budget crisis committee and so far has not cut anything vital to the education system or the student activities at FSU. A student here can get a great education and have fun for one of the lowest rates in the state.

    Am enjoying being here

    Being at Florida State was by far the best choice I could have made for myself. There are so many activities for students that are virtually free, a student can find something to do on campus every single day of the week.

    Am learning a lot

    I took on my entire liberal arts degree in the 1st year so I definitely got a lot out of all the classes I took. As long as you put in the effort you will get the most out of the classes at FSU.

  • 08/17/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    31 out of 33 people found this review useful. 4 of 509

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    FSU is great for anyone who is interested in the Arts. FSU has an outstanding Film School, music department, and performing arts department. It is one of three schools across the country that has a college circus, and a damn good one at that!

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for the early deadline and apply for summer semester. The summer semester is the best way to ease your way into the college atmosphere. At FSU there are only 6,000 people on campus in the summer versus the nearly 40,000 in the fall and spring.

    Bang for the buck

    Florida State University has some of the lowest in-state tuition in the entire country for an amazing education! As long as you work your hardest and study for everything then you'll do fine! Tallahassee has so much to offer college students!

    Am enjoying being here

    Tallahassee has so much to offer me. I love politics and Tallahassee is the center of All Florida Politics. Just in one year of being here I've been able to meet our National Congressman, and multiple state senators. Florida State University has amazing classes, with outstanding faculty.

    Am learning a lot

    I've learned a lot about myself, my state, and my prospective major. Moving to Florida State University was the best decision I've ever made.

  • 01/16/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    27 out of 27 people found this review useful. 5 of 509

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Due to the great diversity of Florida State University campus, all types of students are welcomed. Students from all walks of life are able to call Florida State University their home. Majors offered include art history, business, biological science, Asian studies, classics and religion, nursing, and theatre; among many others. The campus also offers a variety of clubs and organizations to meet any standards, which brings students from a distance closer together.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prospective students: - Apply early for housing - Apply for scholarships - Join a FIG - Do not overload yourself your first semester - Educate yourself about the campus - Keep in touch with your family - Stay away from partying, concentrate on your courses - Buy books after attending the first day of classes - Give yourself a day to learn the bus schedule - Join many different clubs and organizations - Get involved in Greek Life - Attend all sport events - Dance in Dance Marathon (Children's Miracle Network) - Do not procrastinate - Study a little at a time, not the night before an exam - Time Management - Get acquainted with your professors - Attend office hours, reviews

    Bang for the buck

    The cost is very low, but don't let the cheap factor fool you. The professors are over qualified for their positions. The university also awards hundreds of students with scholarships. Becoming a student, you also gain free activities, such as bowling, movies, and a large gym. There are also free activities everyday advertised in the Union.

    Am enjoying being here

    Florida State University has a extremely diverse campus and offers a variety of clubs and organizations. Greek life is wonderful here :)

    Am learning a lot

    Professors are very well educated and are acquainted with the course material. They also offer extended office hours to assist students with questions.

  • 08/23/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    24 out of 24 people found this review useful. 6 of 509

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    There is something for everyone at FSU. No matter who you are or where you come from. And if you find that there is something missing you are welcome to start a new organization to add to our diversity.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get Involved, Make Friends, Get to know Professors, Get help if you're falling behind in a class, Go to class Everyday (no matter how boring), Read the text book (unless not reccomended by Professor), Do the homework and extra credit (it's rarely given so take advantage), Use all the resources you have (Older students, Professors, RA's, and Peers), Most important pick something you love to do and stick with it whether it be a major or an activity. If you do what you have to do now, you can do what you want to do later.

    Bang for the buck

    Unless you have a full ride to any college or university it will cost a pretty penny, but no matter where you decide to get your education it will always be worth it. However, at FSU our tuition pays for a number of perks such as our transportation. We have buses that run on and off campus during the day, and our Safe Bus and the Night Nole at night. It also covers our fitness facility which has state of the art equipment, free weights, olympic size swimming pool, spa area, food/nutrition experts.

    Am enjoying being here

    There is always something to do at FSU. With the various organizations, activities, and clubs on campus you will never be bored. That said it is up to you to get out and find something that interests you. So my suggestion is to get out of the dorms with some friends and get involved. It will make your college experience one to remember.

    Am learning a lot

    Everyday whether from the teachers or other students there is always knowledge to be gained.

  • 10/18/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    20 out of 21 people found this review useful. 7 of 509

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    FSU has majors and activites for EVERYONE, so no matter what your race, religion, or interests, I guarantee that there is something that will peak your interests!!!

    Tips for prospective students

    I cannot stress the importance of keeping up with your classes enough!! Even if you didn't have to try in high school, you are going to have to put in some effort here. FSU offers a great class about time management and adjusting to campus life that I highly recommend. Going to see you professors at their office hours is also a great way to ensure success. On a more social note, FSU is such a large campus that I suggest everyone GET INVOLVED!!!!! FSU offers such a huge variety of things to try so whether you join SGA, Greek Life, Sports Intramurals, Religious Organizations, Major-Specific Organizations, or something as simple as an Ultimate Frisbee team, don't be afraid to get out there and try something..... then get ready to start the best four years of your life!!!

    Bang for the buck

    The change in Bright Futures policies is going to effect all recipients. FSU faculty gives their all to students who make the effort for themselves to make sure that they will pass classes and not be forced to drop and repay fees because of poor grades. Another GREAT perk is that there are so many things included in tuition. Free on and off campus transportation (certain areas), access to a state of the art gymnasium, FSU reservation, and many other discounted items are available to students all by simply flashing their FSU ID card.

    Am enjoying being here

    There is never a dull moment here at FSU! On any given day you can take a walk around campus and find something going on such as Market Wednesdays or student organizations promoting themselves with free food and games. Club Down Under holds many events (most free or under $10 w/ student ID!) too. If you're looking for some off campus fun the FSU Reservation is free for students and has activities such as rock climbing, volleyball, and kayaking or you can stop by one of the many apartment complexes that hold pool parties on a regular basis. Also, the nightlife here is top of the line and it's CHEAP!!; There are incredible specials to be found every night at the students' favorite hot spots.

    Am learning a lot

    Whether you take classes taught by professors or graduate students you are guaranteed to expand your knowledge immensely! Every person on our faculty is incredibly knowledgeable and a great resource for students. I have learned something new everyday that I have been here, whether it was directly from my teachers or something that spawned from their class discussions and other student participation.

  • 07/12/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    15 out of 15 people found this review useful. 8 of 509

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    There are so many types of students here I wouldn't worry about fitting in. However, you must be ready to learn!

    Tips for prospective students

    Time management is key. Not only do you have to manage all of your school work, but you have to manage when you hang out with friends, when you eat, and when you fit in everything in between. Also, try out a meal plan for at least your first year. It will keep you on a regular eating schedule full of nutritious foods that I have founds surprisingly delicious.

    Am enjoying being here

    It's an extremely beautiful campus with friendly people. If you're worried about how many people attend this school, don't let it affect your decision too much because you will probably find a small group of tight nit friends right away as well as a larger network of friends.

    Am learning a lot

    The professors I've had so far are extremely knowledgeable at what they are sharing. Teaching is what they love doing, so a tip for all prospective students is to talk to your professors outside of class.

  • 07/06/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    12 out of 12 people found this review useful. 1 person found this inaccurate. 9 of 509

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    FSU is a great school for friendly, outgoing kids. Seminoles are very active and love going to school events, such as football games or marches towards the Capitol Building.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't underestimate FSU! It's getting harder and harder every year to be admitted. High test scores and GPA are important, but its also important to be well rounded. But instead of joining every club, join a club or play a sport that really interests you, and go far with it. And if you really want to increase your chances of getting in: APPLY FOR SUMMER TERM!

    Am enjoying being here

    I've visited several universities in Florida, and Florida State is by far the most enjoyable. There are so many different types of students who enjoy so many different things, you'll have no problem finding your niche in the crowd!

  • 06/09/2009

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

    11 out of 11 people found this review useful. 1 person found this inaccurate. 10 of 509

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Fun-loving, hard-working students.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are moving far from your family, don't worry too much about it; the college enviornment will help you cope, and you'll have a lot of fun.

    Will enjoy being here

    I've only heard good things about the campus, and I'm sure I'll love the enviornment because I love Florida.

    Will learn a lot

    This college has a great academic reputation, I'm sure I will learn a lot.

  • 12/14/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    10 out of 10 people found this review useful. 1 person found this inaccurate. 11 of 509

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    FSU is great any student looking to expand their horizons and open up to new experiences. With our nationally recognized research and top scholars FSU is a great place for anyone who wants to be successful.

    Tips for prospective students

    Some tips I would probably give would be apply early, research programs offered by FSU, and apply for housing early. I made the mistake of applying late and had to wait longer than everyone else for acceptance, but once I was it was relief because FSU was my first choice. Also research your intended major and make sure FSU actually offers it or has something similar to what you wanted. Finally I say APPLY for housing as soon as possible, by applying late I got a high priority number and a dorm that is not my personal favorite.

    Bang for the buck

    FSU is worth the four grand a semester. Between housing, meal plans, and tuition its actually a bargain compared to other schools in Florida. And besides this FSU offers many scholarships and grants so funding is available.

    Am enjoying being here

    The atmosphere of Florida State is the ultimate location for a college student. Not only is Florida A&M right up the road, but FSU's campus is close to everything that is happening in Tallahassee. FSU's organizations, athletics, and other events are all something you would not want to miss. The Greek Life at FSU is very active and every organization is ver friendly to prospective members.

    Am learning a lot

    Florida State is known for its academic excellence and engaging professors. Although I am only a freshman I managed to learn a lot of information from my peers, professors, and Teaching Assistants. Everyone at FSU seems to want to help you succeed, in my experience everyone that has impacted my life has motivated me to get more out of my classes than just a grade. Going beyond the classroom and learning different cultures from not only my classes but the students who attend I feel as though I am learning a lot, more than I intended to. School for me always seemed like an obligation, I always did what I had to and then I would move on to the next subject. But being at FSU, I actually had to be resourceful and more cunning to stand out from the rest and I was actually able to retain information that before I would have just tossed away once the class was over. If you are looking to be challenged and actually enjoy what your learning then I can recommend Florida State.

  • 12/16/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    8 out of 9 people found this review useful. 12 of 509

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Have fun at college but not too much fun!

    Bang for the buck

    As a student at Florida State University, you definitely get your money's worth. Everything is paid for in your tuition (movies, football & basketball games, city buses, etc.)

    Am enjoying being here

    There is ALWAYS something going on around the campus. Never a dull moment.

    Am learning a lot

    Florida State University has a lot of great teachers but they cannot do everything. As a college student, it is your job to read the material to ensure optimal learning.

  • 07/22/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    7 out of 8 people found this review useful. 13 of 509

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    If you are looking for a school that is filled with tradition, offers a variety of majors and different programs such as studying abroad and a three-year degree and school spirit Florida State is a great school for you. From football games to learning about the first years of Florida State as an all girls college, and the different options it offers for majors Florida State is a great school.

    Tips for prospective students

    Florida State offers a variety of living facilities, majors and programs. If you decide to attend Florida State do not be afraid to jump in and join one of the many clubs offered on campus. Make sure to get out and visit the Rez where you can go canoeing and enjoy being outside. Attend the circus, football, basketball, and baseball games, and truly get involved in the school spirit that is constantly around. Take classes that interest you and do not be afraid to meet with several advisors from different departments to decide which major is best for you.

  • 01/10/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    7 out of 7 people found this review useful. 14 of 509

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Large and diverse student body. Social atmosphere.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not neglect the deadlines! Once you get in, pay your housing deposit so you will be more likely to get the residence hall of your choice. Apply for an early orientation session, so you will get the best classes.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is not a bad price, but the room & board and meal plan fees are sometimes not worth the money. Do your research on the residence halls (some are very cheap, but they are really gross) and decide if you want to buy a meal plan way ahead of time to save money.

    Am enjoying being here

    Beautiful campus located blocks from the Capitol. College town atmosphere (FAMU and TCC are just a few miles away). People are friendly and outgoing. Something for everyone.

    Am learning a lot

    The classes are challenging and interesting. Our professors are extremely knowledgeable in their fields and are helpful to students who are willing to learn.

  • 01/13/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    7 out of 7 people found this review useful. 15 of 509

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Anyone who is looking for a university with a lot of tradition and a very friendly student population. Get involved, and you will see just how amazing FSU truly is.

    Tips for prospective students

    Start taking your ACT and SAT at the beginning of your junior year. Keep taking them until you get a score high enough to get a 100% Bright Futures scholarship. Get involved within your high school and community, and write an awesome essay. FSU loves diverse students, so get out there and get experience working with lots of different types of people.

    Bang for the buck

    FSU is definitely a bang for your buck. Many out of state students come to FSU because the out-of-state tuition is cheaper than the in-state tuition is in many states. All of the sporting events are included in tuition, so you don't have to worry about paying for a football or basketball ticket every time you want to go to a game. You just provide your student I.D and you get in free! Also, the cost of living up here isn't too horrible. There are a bunch of restaurants that are student friendly, and delicious too.

    Am enjoying being here

    I absolutely love going to school here. Tallahassee is truly my home now. The campus is beautiful and very traditional. Our campus is not very spread out, so it is extremely easy to get from one side of campus to another without much trouble. I am also a member of Greek Life here, and that has opened a huge world of possibilities to me. All of my sisters are so involved and smart, which encourages me to be the best student and person that I can be.

    Am learning a lot

    I am currently in my second year at The Florida State University and couldn't be happier. All of my teachers and teacher assistants have been nothing but helpful in every aspect of my education. The professors are always accessible, no matter how big a class you are enrolled in. I have enjoyed the subject matter in the majority of my required classes as well.

  • 07/28/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    6 out of 7 people found this review useful. 16 of 509

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    FSU is great for students looking to explore the many facets of the world and who desire a great liberal arts education. Our many programs are reknown including our Creative Writing program and Business school. Also, you never have to go far to find something to do because there are many extracurricular activities to choose from. If you enjoy meeting new people from diverse areas and all walks of life then FSU is the place for you.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are considering attending FSU, it would be great to get all your materials ready ahead of time to meet the deadlines. FSU is a great school with lots of activities and diverse student body. If you are really interested, it would be to your benefit to schedule a visit to the campus and get a feel for your potential future home. But most importantly, FSU allows students the best of both worlds, academia and party life. But most importantly you have to STUDY! STUDY! STUDY!

  • 12/16/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    6 out of 6 people found this review useful. 17 of 509

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students that want to get involved, meet new people, research, study abroad, go to a school with rich history, get spirited, and build an everlasting love for their school.

    Tips for prospective students

    - My number one tip for a Freshman is to live on campus your first year! Apply ASAP so you don't get wait-listed. Living on campus is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that you will never forget. - Get involved! Getting involved is not only fun and a great way to meet new people, but it's also a good resume booster. Don't wait until you're a senior. It's so fun to get involved and Florida State has something to offer students of all kinds and cultures. - Go to football games! The south is a very competitive region. Many Florida State traditions are built around football and the best way to experience it is to attend a football game. Get spirited and have a blast!

    Bang for the buck

    Many out-of-state students choose Florida State because of it's price. In-state students are not disappointed with what comes with the price of tuition. In some cases, living on campus can be even cheaper than getting an apartment. Tuition comes with full gym access, transportation on many of Florida State University's offered forms (campus bus, Night 'Nole, Safe Bus).

    Am enjoying being here

    Florida State's generous attitude and engaging campus are something to love. Freshman are always welcomed with open arms and open invitations to HUNDREDS of recognized student organizations and other groups on campus. With such a rich history, it's hard not to enjoy the spirit that comes with attending this highly-respected university. With so much tradition and pride, it's hard not to become enthusiastic and be proud of your school.

    Am learning a lot

    The classes are different. Any teacher can throw out an assignment and claim that you can learn from the experience, but professors at Florida State always stress the importance of learning over fancy essays and credit. With all of the clubs, student groups, leadership opportunities, and study abroad scholarships, Florida State offers many different unique ways to build experience and learn hands-on.

  • 01/26/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 out of 5 people found this review useful. 18 of 509

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students who wish to attend a school with lots of organizations, clubs, fun people and school spirit!

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for housing early, and try to look for things to get involved with as soon as you can.

    Bang for the buck

    The price of tuition at FSU is definitely affordable for in-state students (especially with the help of scholarships!). For this price, a student can get a great education at a quality school.

    Am enjoying being here

    Florida State has an absolutely beautiful campus, filled with large oak trees and tons of brick buildings and walkways. We have a fun, welcoming atmosphere here and plenty of opportunities for students to get involved with activities they are interested in.

    Am learning a lot

    So far, the teachers I have had at FSU have been great. They keep their classes and lectures interesting, making sure that they keep all of their students' attention. They genuinely want all of their students to succeed, offering extra help if students feel as though they need it, and offering extra credit opportunities so students can get the grades they deserve.

  • 10/06/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 out of 5 people found this review useful. 19 of 509

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Everyone and anyone who is friendly, likes to get involved in social, cultural, or athletic events. FSU is for those students who value their education but still want to have a social life. FSU is also for those who just need a place to get education but will learn much more once they are here.

    Tips for prospective students

    The best resource that FSU has that it offers for free is TUTORING. Make use of the tutors; they offer a wide range of subjects from physics and math to english and economics. They will help you with any specific problems you have or just help you understand a topic. Join around 2 clubs if you can: one pre-professional, one leisure such as cultural or anything that interests you. Do not overstretch yourself with clubs and schoolwork. Also remember to live a little and go to the movies or play a game with your friends.

    Bang for the buck

    FSU offers many perks if you have your Florida State ID such as free movies at their excellent Student Life Center, Breakfast for a Buck, free football game tickets, free access to their gym and courts of all types, free concerts and comedy shows. FSU has decent prices on everything from tuition to food and rent.

    Am enjoying being here

    I first did not want to come to FSU simply because my brother was already here. I made the best of it and now I love it. I joined two clubs that have helped me meet so many people and experience new things such as dance and shadowing. I hangout with friends whenever I am not busy with schoolwork. All in all FSU is a fun and valuable experience.

    Am learning a lot

    I am learning a lot in class as well as out of it. Just by talking to people and joining clubs, I learned about many different cultures and cool places to hangout. They have these recitation classes at FSU which I had never experienced before. A teacher's assistant (grad student) usually reviews the materials learned in class which improved my grades.

  • 11/23/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 out of 5 people found this review useful. 20 of 509

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Down to earth, and party lovers. There is seriously something for everyone.

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit the campus before making a decision so you can be sure that this is the place you can see yourself studying in for four years or more. Most likely you'll fall in love since the people are great and so is the campus!

    Bang for the buck

    The tuition is not expensive, especially if you're a Florida resident.

    Am enjoying being here

    I LOVE IT HERE!!! The campus is beautiful, brick buildings with soo much history! Also, the Student Union always offers a wide range of activities, and shows. For example, this semester one of my favorite comedians, Michael Ian Black, came to perform at the union! We also have the Student Life Center, in which the theater is located and there are computers that offer really cool games to play and just relax.

    Am learning a lot

    I love the diversity of classes that FSU has to offer. Of course you learn more in some classes than others, depending on the level of difficulty and how interesting the material is to the individual, but I have to admit that I did learn quite a lot from my Nationality, Race, and Ethnicity course!

  • 12/13/2009

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

    4 out of 8 people found this review useful. 21 of 509

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    come and enjoy

    Tips for prospective students

    this is going to be a life changing thing and its for the best

    Bang for the buck

    all the way

    Will enjoy being here

    meeting new peolpe

  • 01/13/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 22 of 509

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Anyone would fit in nicely. There are many students at FSU, so the classes can be large but there are many other classes that have less than 30 students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be afraid to be open minded! Get out there and BE YOURSELF! It's not hard to find people who have similar interests and make long-lasting friendships. There's no need to put on a mask and pretend to be somebody else. Also, don't be afraid to ask for help or ask questions. Everyone is willing to help. Get involved in clubs, organizations, intramurals, and sports events.

    Bang for the buck

    There are many free events, movies, and lots of $1 events. The gym is free and can have a free personal trainer.

    Am enjoying being here

    What I was excited about coming here were the organizations, clubs, and getting into the school spirit. There is great amount of Seminole Pride. Football games are very EXCITING!

    Am learning a lot

    My teachers are great. They're very helpful and not difficult to talk to. They have an extensive amount of knowledge and sometimes I like to take time to pick their brain. There are also different interest classes, like a Harry Potter class, Slavic vampire, and Pirate classes.

  • 10/12/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 5 people found this review useful. 23 of 509

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    Great for these types of students

    For all students who want to learn in a fun environment, with great hospitality and facilities. Sports programs are great, education top notch, and there is always something fun to do. You will fall in love with FSU!

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for housing early as possible. First come first serve. Apply early, increase the chances of getting the dorm you want. Same with orientation, go to the earliest one you can to increase your chances of getting into the class you want to, because you register for classes at your orientation.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is a logical price for the great education you are getting. On campus housing is awesome and fairly priced, as are the dinning plans. College, unfortunately does cost money, but there are plenty of opportunities for scholarships and on campus employment.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love being at FSU! There is never a boring moment, and if you find one, then you are not looking for something to do. From hanging with friends, to campus organizations, to football games there is always an activity to participate in. The level of activities on campus is mind boggling. Political groups, general interest groups, greek life, religious ministries, anything you can think of it, it is here. If you have an interest, there is a group that meets for it.

    Am learning a lot

    FSU has excellent programs, professors, and courses. It is a great location for higher education. As well there are numerous opportunities to learn outside of the classroom. Campus organizations are very busy educating the student body on the issues that are most important to them. Learning is engrained in all that FSU does.

  • 10/29/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 24 of 509

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    Great for these types of students

    Well-rounded students with As and Bs and good SAT/ACT scores should get in. This college is a social one and likes to put on lots of activities so be prepared to meet lots of people at these events! Anyone who has a good attitude and is motivated to keep working and showing up to class will do well here. If you love to walk then this is definitely your school, and if you love architecture and hanging out outside then you will love it here. Anyone really can go to this school, because it is diverse and there's something for everybody here.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early, preferrably during the beginning of the school year because less students apply and you'll have a bigger chance of getting accepted. Once you get in and plan to live on campus, don't wait to apply for housing, because it is very limited and you'll want to get into a good dorm. For students going to any college, apply for scholarships early and for as many as you can. College is expensive and all the financial help you get will definitely help. Also have fun getting ready. It can be stressful between getting accepted and so is move-in day, so have fun being stressed and you'll be well off.

    Bang for the buck

    What college is not expensive? But with your tuition you can get free tickets to almost every sporting home game. There are many meal plans to choose from that come with Flex bucks or Garnet bucks, which you can spend at any restaurant on campus. There is a Student Alumni Association you can join that'll get you discounts at the book stores on campus and there is always some sort of event going on on campus for free or a low price. For example, there is a movie showing at the Student Life Center every week, there are concerts to go to, and there are other fun events that get posted on Facebook all the time that all the students are invited to.

    Am enjoying being here

    This is such as beautiful campus and the weather varies so some days it may be very hot and great to go out on Landis to sun tan or play ultimate frisbee, and there are cool days where the sun is still out where we can feel warm when we're walking to classes. There are also many rainy days so if you do plan on coming, buy yourself a cute pair of rain boots and you'll fit right in to the rainy day trends! There are so many things to do on campus also. There's a theater where you can get in for free with your FSU card and watch some great movies, and there are many Christian organizations of all denominations if you want to get connected with a group of people there. You can walk anywhere on campus and view many beautiful buildings and pieces of architecture on your way to your destination.

    Am learning a lot

    There are many professors that want us to learn so they teach well and are willing to help us when we need it. A lot of them are young and students as well, but they are very well knowledged in the subjects that they teach and it's nice to have them because they speak more like us and understand what we're going through becauase they have gone through the same recently. We have a good learning environment at this school.

  • 01/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 25 of 509

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    Great for these types of students

    Great for students who are looking for a big college feeling that also offers large and small classes.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    One tradition is to get thrown in the Westcott Fountain on your birthday.

    What to do for fun

    Florida State has many things to do on campus including Club Downunder, the Student Life Cinema, Crenshaw Lanes bowling alley and much more. Tallahassee also has so many options for entertainment including the endless amount of dance clubs and sports bars along with Governor's Square Mall and much more.

    Food and Dining

    There are many great food choices on and off campus.

    Dorm Life

    Whether you chose to live in the on-campus apartments, suite style dorms or community style dorms you are bound to meet new friends and get involved.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes can be challenging but almost all the teachers are very nice and willing to help their students.

    Tips for prospective students

    It is very important to apply early not only for admissions but also for housing. Living on campus is a great idea for at least your first year and fortunately, Suwanee, The Figg and Fresh Food have awesome food for those who are staying in the dorms.

    In three sentences

    Florida State University is an all-around excellent school and has provided me with a positive educational experience. Florida State also has a beautiful campus with many traditions that create an inclusive environment including the famous mascots Chief Osceola and Renegade. You're college experience at Florida State will be unforgettable.

  • 01/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 26 of 509

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    Campus Safety

    Generally a very safe campus - if you're walking back to your dorm at night, there's generally nothing to be afraid of if you stay in the lighted areas and don't linger. Granted, if you loiter around the darker areas on the outskirts of campus and go looking for trouble you will find it, but if you stay on campus in the well-lit areas (don't go under any dark bridges late at night), your walk home will be boring. Also, if you're alone and it's night, avoid any part of Tennessee St. that isn't the restaurant strip. Anywhere else on campus, you really don't need to worry.

    Greek Life

    I can't claim to be the authority on Greek Life because I've never actually been in a sorority or fraternity but I know that Greek Life organizes a lot of good things on campus, like 5Ks to support Habitat for Humanity and Breast Cancer research. Sororities and Fraternities here are pretty easy to get into and are usually pretty fun, from what I hear. There's usually a certain GPA that needs to be maintained to be in a Greek organization and I know for some sororities you have to put in a certain number of hours in the gym each week, so you have to keep your grades up and stay fit. From what my friends have told me, the sororities and fraternities are very tightly-knit; if you can't get along with the people in your organization, you might be in trouble, but if you get along fine you'll probably have a blast.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a ton of clubs and activities at FSU. For every major there are clubs that meet, and there are pre-professional organizations like Mock Law and Pre Med and there are fraternities/sororities associated with those. There's usually some kind of event going on at least once a week.

    Great for these types of students

    If you're smart and haven't completely made up your mind about what you want to do, then FSU is your school. It's very good all-round; there are a lot of very good professors in every subject area so should you decide to switch majors, you'll be switching from one good program into another good program. It's also pretty cheap, so if you stay an extra year to finish it won't set you back too far financially speaking. Even if your mind is made up, there are research opportunities for Undergrads at FSU so you can apply for hose and get some real experience with whatever you want to do.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Every year on a person's birthday, they get thrown into the Westcott fountain (unless it's freezing cold, which does actually happen sometimes in Tallahassee). We also have the Powwow every year where we cook out at the Rez (reservation) and invite a comedian to perform at the civic center. Last year we had John Oliver and this year, Craig Ferguson. There's also the Flying Circus, a show put on by students for whoever wants to go which is really spectacular and if you go to FSU you absolutely have to see it.

    Bang for the buck

    FSU is a great school to do your undergrad at. The tuition is low, but there is a small fee attached to it that gives students free admission to the gym, the student life cinema, unlimited use of all the buses that drive around campus and a parking sticker that's good for any student lot. On top of that, they give out a lot of financial aid and it's easy to get tuition reductions or deferment if you're out of state. If you're in state, they accept Bright Futures.

    What to do for fun

    If you look for something to do in Tallahassee, you can find it. It may not always be on campus, but Tennessee st. is within walking distance and there are restaurants, bars, and nightclubs there. The nightclubs and bars tend to be a bit seedy and expensive and there are a lot of homeless shelters and shifty people around at night so most people don't go there but if you're looking for a party and you have a group to go with (seriously, if you're going out at night don't go alone, I wasn't joking about the shifty people thing) you can always find one on Tennessee. Tennessee St. generally has a pretty bad reputation, but if you stay away from the bad nightclubs and bars and hang out in the restaurants area near campus and as long as you have a group of people to go with, it'll be fun and you won't need to worry about your safety. Other than that, FSU has a nightclub for students on campus which is cheaper (no cover with an FSU ID), safer to walk home from at night, and generally more fun where they have everything from poetry slams to drag shows and local comedians and bands performing. There's also a gym (access is included in tuition so you don't have to buy a separate membership. YES!) where you can take free classes (kickboxing, abs, cardio, spinning, yoga, you name it, and it's all free!) and the Student Life Cinema where they show new releases, cult films, and classics of every genre every night, and that's also free. If you want popcorn or coffee though, the popcorn is $1 but the coffee starts to get expensive.

    Food and Dining

    If you live on campus, you're required to buy a meal plan and with that meal plan you can eat at the Suwannee Room, Fresh Foods, the Union, or other restaurants around campus. The Suwannee Room is ok if you like pizza and salad and fast, fried food, though they also serve wraps and vegetarian stuff, but if you eat there every day you'll get sick of it pretty quickly. For the record, I have never had bad chicken at FSU. The chicken is always awesome. Fresh Foods is kind of like Suwannee but with fewer fried things and more fresh fruits and vegetables. The restaurants on campus are also good, campus Chili's is great and there are 3 Starbuckses on campus. If there's one place that's generally considered bad to eat at, it would be Denny's. Denny's is the only 24/7 diner we have on campus and it's not really ideal, most students will walk off campus to the Tennessee street restaurant strip (the strip has a Pita Ria, Tropical Smoothie, Zaxby's, and a bunch of other stuff) instead of going to Denny's.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is a very hit-and-miss type of situation; there are a lot of people who get lucky and end up either in single rooms or with roommates they like and have a good experience with it, or you'll end up in a double or triple with roommates that you can't stand and no way to transfer out. Also, living on campus is expensive. Rent for a triple in the honors dorm is around $700 per month; you could live off campus and pay almost half that price and get a room & bathroom to yourself. Also, the dorms are old and smell stuffy, and dorm walls are thin and if there's someone on your floor having noisy sex (which will happen at some point, fact of life), you will hear it. Another problem is that smells travel in dorms; whether that's the suitemate using the restroom, or that guy downstairs smoking, or someone who doesn't know how to cook burning things late at night, you'll be able to smell it all so keep a bottle of febreeze handy. Also, dorms are kind of like petri dishes; if one person gets sick, all of the air vents are connected somehow and everyone else will be sick in no time. Other than those things, campus life is nice because you're close to the action. Everything is within walking distance and there's always something going on.

    Academic Rigor

    Once you get past your basic requirements (LS requirements) and actually get into the coursework for your major, classes at FSU are incredibly challenging. The professors are pretty hardcore about their subjects; if you slack off, you'll fail. There are grad students who usually teach the lower, required courses. These courses usually give out more assignments but are also easier to pass since the grad students tend to be more forgiving and lenient.

    Tips for prospective students

    STUDY HARD. Eat well. Use the gym, it's free. Don't hang out with people who hang around Tennessee Street regularly late at night (unless they're going there for the Pita Ria, totally understandable). Avoid Denny's like the plague (unless you're broke). Don't live on campus, it'll be cheaper and a lot better to live off (and it's not required for freshman). Apply for scholarships because you might actually end up getting some of them. Talk to your professors, they're actually pretty cool. Don't take out loans. Watch out for the SunTrust fees (if you open a debit account with the card center on campus). Pay your rent on time no matter where you live (seriously, people get evicted for not doing that). Don't do anything that might cause you to have a criminal record when you graduate, because no matter what your GPA or how smart you are, if you have a record, it'll be practically impossible to find work in this economy or a better one.

    In three sentences

    FSU is a very nice school with a relatively small campus and lots of trees and not very many parking spaces. It's generally a good school for whatever subject you want to study, and it has good faculty for every major. It's also very affordable and there are a lot of perks to being a student here.

  • 01/12/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 27 of 509

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    Great for these types of students

    Any student who wants to pursue a career, learn a lot, have fun, and make friends and memories that will last you a lifetime.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't stress, just do the best you can getting things in on time. Try applying for as many scholarships as you can, whether you need them or not. It will lift a great deal of stress off of you and your parents. College is about having fun, but remember to stay focused when it counts. Set goals for yourself, like getting all of your homework out of the way before going out with friends.

    Bang for the buck

    As a student entering college, there is nothing you worry about more than money. Luckily at FSU, almost everything is free. Things on campus like materials at the library, the gym, and the bus system are all provided free of charge for students. Sporting event tickets are free for students as well, so you have no worries about not being able to make it to the game. The school also provides free shows and entertainment. This year we've been able to see musical acts like Iron & Wine, Ludacris, and Wiz Khalifa all for free. Our Student Life Cinema plays the newest movies on campus free of charge for students. At FSU, there is no need to spend any money on having fun because the school provides it for you.

    Am enjoying being here

    You wouldn't believe the beauty that is our campus. There is nothing better than spending an afternoon studying on Landis Green, just sunbathing and hanging out with your friends surrounded by trees, fountains, and people just enjoying themselves. We also have an extreme amount of clubs that you can join, whether is be something relevant to your major, like a pre-med club, or the skydiving club. There are also plenty of things off-campus that most students enjoy, like First Friday, the farmers' market, and our night life. The Night Nole(free) takes students safely all over to different clubs and events during the night, weekend or not.

    Am learning a lot

    I am in the spring semester of my freshman year at FSU, and I can't even explain how much I have learned from the amazing teachers here. All of the teachers I have encountered here have been so dedicated and you can just tell that they enjoy teaching.

  • 06/17/2011

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

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 28 of 509

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    Great for these types of students

    Those that want to work hard (FSU is a top research school), have many extracurricular activities/opportunities, and want a beautiful campus setting. I thought I didn't want anything to do with this school. If you think the same, think again :)

    Tips for prospective students

    -Keep up on application deadlines (I had 2: the school application and the school of nursing's application) -Apply early -Research! -Visit the school! -Ask questions -Keep up with due dates -Apply for housing as soon as you are accepted -Keep living the dream!!

    Bang for the buck

    Luckily, I was able to get in-state tuition. It is an expensive school, but I think it is so worth it!

    Will enjoy being here

    From the moment I walked on campus, I knew this was the school for me. Everyone was so friendly and helpful.

    Will learn a lot

    There are so many programs offered at FSU.

  • 08/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 29 of 509

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    What to do for fun

    It all depends on your interests. We are a Division 1 school, so there are plenty of sports events to go to. There is a huge presence of Greek life, service groups, volunteering, outdoor recreation, sports clubs and teams, as well as a club for any group you can possibly think of.

    Food and Dining

    For your first year on campus, if you are living in the dorms, the dinning halls are your best deal. The food is pretty good and it is real convenient. There are also really good restaurants on campus as well as in walking distance encompassing campus.

    Dorm Life

    It really is a game of luck. Some dorms are really nice: Wildwood, Traditions Hall, Regans, and Degraff, while the others are pretty bad.

    Academic Rigor

    The rigor depends solely on you. If you choose easy A classes, your experience will be a breeze. However, if you are looking to challenge yourself take harder classes, they are there.

    Tips for prospective students

    If there is one thing that I wish I knew before I entered college it would be this; try everything and anything, because you only go through college once.

    In three sentences

    Florida state university, the home of the garnet and gold, is a huge campus with something unique to satisfy everyones interests. From sports, to clubs, academics, greek life, award winning advisors, programs, scholarship opportunities, facilities, food choices, services, varying classes, challenges, and friends, there is something that will help you feel at home. It has challenged me and provided me with more opportunities than I could ever have dreamed of, and I am only just entering my third year.

  • 02/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 30 of 509

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    Campus Safety

    I always feel safe while walking on campus. We have blue light monitors that are all around the campus. It is a post with a button on it that you can press and it will connect you with an emergency line if you feel unsafe. We also have the Nole Bus, which can pick you up from anywhere on campus, if it is too late and dark and you need to go home from the library, or just want to visit a friend across campus. We also get FSU Alert text messages and emails that let the students know if there is a storm coming or if a burglary just occurred. It is very helpful.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is pretty big here at FSU.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs on campus!!!!! Join one or two, you will not regret it!

    Great for these types of students

    FSU is great for any type of student. The academics are awesome and the nightlife is cool. Soa partier or studier, or even both, you will have a great time.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    A well known tradition at FSU is being thrown into the Wescott fountain on your birthday at midnight. Raining, windy, freezing, or hot, you will be thrown in by your friends.

    Bang for the buck

    Most of the stuff on campus is pretty expensive, but it is on all other college campuses. I believe FSU is definitely worth coming to. The campus is beautiful and you'll feel like home when walking around here.

    What to do for fun

    I like to go out with my friends. The nightlife is awesome in Tallahassee. There are many bars and clubs you can go to, if 18 orolder, and they are very fun. Also, the Student Life Cinema is awesome here on campus if you just want to watch a film or something. You can get in free with your student ID.

    Food and Dining

    There are good options here at FSU. The union is filled with yummy restraunts like Subway, Chilis, Einstein Bagels, Papa Johns, and even Pollo Tropical. The dining halls are pretty good as well, you just have to pay a good price for them.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life, oh dorm life. DO NOT GET COMMUNITY STYLE if you can help it. I live in Deviney hall and it can be pretty annoying and gross. I would recommend wither an apartment or suite-style dorm. I mean, the people here are nice, but the dorm room is pretty small and cramped.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor can be pretty intense, it really just depends on what your major is. The first couple years when you are working on your general classes, it can be pretty simple, but still do not forget to study.

    Tips for prospective students

    For you future stidents, get involoved with the school. My first semester I did not join a club and I was kind of left out of the loop and was bored for most of it. On weekends, go out and have fun with your friends, but still leave time for homework. It is very easy to balance your life with different clubs and school work.

    In three sentences

    Florida State University is such an amzing school to go to. There is so much spirit and a sense of family here. I am so happy I am a student at The Florida State University!

  • 01/14/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 3 people found this review useful. 31 of 509

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Academically focused students, who want a wide array of choices.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage of your counselor's and teacher's office hours. And remember flex bucks are your friend.

    Bang for the buck

    As i said before a bunch of outside resources, and the teachers are very accommodating to working around your schedules.

    Am enjoying being here

    Beautiful campus, friendly people, right in the middle of the city.

    Am learning a lot

    The classes are fascinating, and the teacher's are wonderful they really engage me in the area we are studying. Also if you have any questions there is superfluous amount of outside resources to get any help you require.

  • 10/14/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 32 of 509

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    Great for these types of students

    FSU caters to a wide variety of students; it all depends on how much effort you're willing to put into it. It is a great research school and has wonderful academics, but if you just want to party that is always availble to you--just don't take strenous classes and try to show up to class.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come to campus. A lot of students are wary about coming, saying that it may be too far from home, but once you see campus you may change your mind. I would also try to get the highest score possible on your SAT/ACT, so then you can qualify for Bright Futures as well as the FSU scholarships available. I get $1200 a semester from FSU because of my scores. Look around, and if you aren't sure what major you want to take just yet, be an undeclared major for a semester or two until you decide. You can do most of your liberal study requirements then so that you'll still be on track for graduation.

    Bang for the buck

    As an in-state student paying in-state tuition, it is an amazing deal for college. I am already taking classes that are necessary for my field, and as I said before, there is always people available to help. Tuition covers bus services that go throughout tallahassee, and there is a tutoring center where you can get free tutoring.

    Am enjoying being here

    I actually love it here; there is a wide variety of clubs that you can join, from SAPP, which is a pre-medicine club, to IBA, international business association. Everyone is very welcoming, and there isn't really class distinctions like there is in high school.

    Am learning a lot

    The classes are reallly informative, even the entry-level classes that you have to take for the liberal arts credits. There is a wide variety of classes to take, from computer courses, to dance classes, and the professors are always willing and able to answer questions.

  • 10/18/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 33 of 509

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    Great for these types of students

    FSU is great for people who like an averaged sized campus with plenty of space to hang outside. Students who want recognition for their achievements will find FSU to be the perfect venue.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be open to trying new things. Even if you don't think you'll be any good, go to an intramural sport practice. Sign up for a club that interests you. If you don't like the topic, at least you'll meet some interesting people.

    Bang for the buck

    Florida State gave me enough money to cover most of my college expenses, but I still had to take out a student loan. There are several scholarships that FSU offers, you just have to do a little digging.

    Am enjoying being here

    The campus has a great atmosphere, one of family and tradition, something I couldn't find at other universities. There's always something interesting to try, whether it's the Skydiving Club or the weightlifting competitions.

    Am learning a lot

    There is so much about Florida State that I didn't know at first. Organizations are really great about getting the word out there about activities. My professors are excellent and always have time to answer questions.

  • 10/24/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 34 of 509

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    Great for these types of students

    If you are looking for a big-but-not-too-big university, this is the school for you. Although the campus is big, it is not so big that you need a car to get to where you need to be. You can pretty much walk everywhere on campus, or, as stated earlier, take on of the campus buses. This school is also for students who really want the full experience of college life. There are on campus activities almost everyday, there are over 500 clubs and organizations (so there is one to fit every personality), and there are lots of things to do off-campus as well, and there are other colleges around (FAMU, TCC) in case you ever want to mingle with someone from another school, because, believe or not, each school has its own culture, and sometimes it's great to share the college experience with those from another school.

    Tips for prospective students

    APPLY EARLY! I cannot stress that enough. Applying early is one of the best ways to make sure you get the fairest chance of getting accepted into the university. Also, make sure you get the best scores you possibly can on SAT's and ACT's, because if you don't you have a less likely chance of getting accepted, as well as having to take many tests to prove that you are ready for college (this advice comes from my own experience unfortunately).

    Bang for the buck

    Although I love Florida State, it seems that they continually raise tuition. One of the downsides I have experienced since being here. However, the services provided here are simply wonderful. There are buses that take you around campus, our own personal police station, and many many more perks to experience.

    Am enjoying being here

    There is so much to do here on campus alone. Florida State has it's own bowling alley, gym, art center, a circus, not to mention the wide variety of clubs and organizations there are to join and enjoy. There are also many events here on campus as well. There is really no reason to be bored here at FSU, all you have to do is look around and you will find something you are interested in.

    Am learning a lot

    The reputation for Florida State's educational programs and classes are very prestigious, therefore, they strive to give you the best education they have to offer, which means good teachers, a variety of different classes, and LOTS of tutoring for any extra help you need. I am college algebra right now and there are so many tutoring options to help me pass, the teacher has tutoring sessions, there is free tutoring at the library, not to mention study groups available on campus and with other classmates.

  • 10/26/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 35 of 509

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    Tips for prospective students

    Fill out your FAFSA early! Get a part-time job up here. Double-check the parking lot you're in... chances are its a tow-away zone.

    Bang for the buck

    If an in-state student with Bright Futures, Florida State is the way to go. Even if you don't have a tuition scholarship, the University gives out thousands of dollars in grants every semester. My first year I was surprised with a $700 grant from the University around the 7th or 8th week of classes.

    Am enjoying being here

    Tallahassee is a wonderful town. Nothing is greater than the city on Florida State gameday. Time stands still while the Noles battle it out on Bobby Bowden Field at Doak S. Campbell Stadium and the world renowned Marching Chiefs' War Chant fills a 3 mile radius. My time at Florida State had been the most enjoyable 2 years of my life.

    Am learning a lot

    In the year and a half of study at Florida State University, I really have learned a lot. The faculty and staff are more than qualified and the atmosphere lends itself to learning very well. Tallahassee's notorious reputation of being a party town is most definitely true, however, within a few weeks, every incoming freshman learns their limits and figures out how to balance it all. Strozier Library is open 24 hours Monday-Thursday and late on weekends. The library features ample computer stations, vast print collections, and the same free WiFi that serves the rest of campus. Not to mention the Starbuck's in the lobby, a latte from which you can enjoy on beautiful Landis Green while reading, tossing a frisbee, or sunbathing (or perhaps watching).

  • 11/01/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 3 people found this review useful. 36 of 509

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    Great for these types of students

    Those who enjoy art, music, and other like topics. There is always some sport or music occurring on Landis Green (in front of the library). Those who enjoy the college atmosphere with a competitive school rivalry.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go into the major that your heart tells you to. Don't overwhelm yourself with activities that don't REALLY interest you (for example, things that just look good on a resume). Find out what type of atmosphere is best for your study habits and social life and choose that. Get involved.

    Bang for the buck

    I am currently on a 75% Bright Futures scholarship and I believe it was a great decision to stay in state and not be stretched as tightly for money as if I would have gone out of state.

    Am enjoying being here

    Tallahassee itself isn't the best of locations, especially since FSU is essentially located in downtown Tallahassee. The temperatures are very extreme in summer and winter, but nice in spring. The social atmosphere is really what you make of it, if you want to stay home, you can. If you want to be busy all the time (with school groups or your social life), you certainly can. There is a definite college atmosphere, especially on game days and I love that feeling.

    Am learning a lot

    I am currently a Sophomore B.A. Theatre major at FSU. The large lecture classes are what you make of them, I attend class daily and engage with my professors and they have helped me on numerous levels to achieve what I wanted to. Yes, some of the classes are a drag, but once you get past those and get into the classes you truly are interested in, it's well worth it. There are plenty of opportunities to explore different topics and majors by taking intro level classes of all varieties.

  • 11/04/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 37 of 509

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    Great for these types of students

    Florida State University has one of the most prestigious film schools in the country – if you're looking to go into film, then this is the place to look for hands-on learning. Florida State also has a great nursing/medical program, and an amazing business school. This is, however, looking at the top of the top. Florida State has amazing tracks for any sort of profession, so don't be afraid to come here if you're looking for something special.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early to Florida State – the unfortunate downside of being such an amazing college is that it fills up very quickly. If you've done well with your grades and write a good essay, it won't be hard to get in if you apply early in the application period. Also, don't be afraid to live on campus! Florida State has amazing dorms that they keep fully renovated that offer a good amount of space and a chance to become attached with really great people; I would suggest it for any freshman. If you are looking for off-campus housing, however, don't wait until the first day of classes to find your apartment/house. Those sell even faster than spots in the college, so I would suggest looking for an appropriate living place a whole semester before you're planning to go to college.

    Bang for the buck

    College tuition is not cheap, these days. Lots of colleges demand a lot of money for a spot, and are pretty unforgiving when it comes to giving you anything for it. Florida State is no such college – if you're having trouble making ends meet, it's very easy to find a Work-Study job that allows you to have a job on campus. The college gives out a lot of scholarships to prospective students, too, and opportunities are never far off. What is spent, however, is definitely worth it. The college provides top-level courses that are important in modern society, with professors who are world-renowned for their teaching. The libraries on campus are astounding, and Strozier houses around 3 million books and a large collection of movies, along with Smart Rooms where you can use SmartBoards. The college is top-notch in technology, with totally renovated lecture halls and classrooms that allow for easy learning and involvement. The money that is spent on tuition, though considerably cheaper than other colleges, is put to great use!

    Am enjoying being here

    There's always something to do at Florida State! If you're not out with friends in vibrant Tallahassee, visiting one of the exciting night clubs or going to a movie at Governor's Square, the campus is always brimming with activity. Club Downunder always hosts amazing shows, that are free for Florida State students; they sometimes bring in really big acts, too. If music isn't your thing, there's always bowling, or you could take up an art class in the Union. If you're having trouble finding a place to fit in, there are tons of student organizations. Ranging from religious student unions to dance groups, there's always something to do and people to meet. What I like about the campus, though, is that you don't have to be doing something to enjoy yourself. The campus is amazingly beautiful – you can have a great time just sitting down on Landis Green in between classes, enjoying the sunshine and the sound of the birds.

    Am learning a lot

    If you're looking for a college to follow a career path you enjoy, without having to take unnecessary, boring classes, Florida State University is the right college. Tired of taking random classes you feel aren't helping? Once you decide a major, professional counselors help tailor your schedule so that you can take classes that are pertinent to your career choice. I can attest to this myself – once I decided upon a film major, I was given all sorts of film related classes to take to fill my undergraduate requirements; histories about film, sciences about light and camera usage, English classes about movie literature – all of the classes I took were fun and informative. Not to mention the professors, some of whom have won awards for books they've written. The professors here know what they're doing, and are still very approachable. They're like books of easily accessible information, waiting for your questions. If you've been unable to find a school where you fit in, are able to talk with the professors on a one-to-one basis, or take classes you find interesting, Florida State University is the most qualified place to turn.

  • 11/14/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 38 of 509

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    Great for these types of students

    I would not say that FSU has any one type of person that it would be outstanding for. As previously stated, FSU offers such a broad variety of activities that any one person can come here and have a great time, as there is truly something for everybody. With such a diverse melting pot of students, you are bound to find something here that you enjoy. If you are an ambitious person seeking a great education, lifelong memories and friends, then FSU is for you.

    Tips for prospective students

    The tips that I have for prospective students that I found most useful to me are the following: -1. Get involved with the student activities, whether it be Greek life, football, theater, you name it, just be involved with something. You will be immersed in a crowd that enjoys similar activities, which goes along with tip #2... -2. Meet new people!!! Too often do people come to college and stick with all of their friends from high school. College is an entirely new phase of life, and typically people are still finding out who they are as a person. Meeting new people in college will not only help you do this, but the friends you make in college will typically be your closest. Florida State does a great job in assisting this process with an elaborate freshman orientation, as well as countless student group activities campus-wide. -3. Don't stress about your major. Too often do I hear people coming to college that are freaking out because they have no idea what they want to do. Just because you take a course in finance doesn't mean you are obligated to a career in accounting later on. Explore your alternatives! FSU does a great job with assisting students through this journey, and really allows students to open their eyes to new paths that they might not have even considered prior. These may seem like very general tips, but trust me, they are the three defining tips that I have followed thus far, and it has not steered me wrong in the least bit. I have had two of the best years of my life at FSU, and am 100% certain that the following two years will live up to my expectations as well.

    Bang for the buck

    Being one of the cheapest universities tuition-wise in the entire state, FSU still offers plenty of extracurricular activities at no extra cost to the students. We have a world class gym housing an olympic sized pool, and three stories of equipment, a new intramural sports field, several of any type of sports court you can think of, a free movie theater, a student life center complete with several restaurants and a bowling alley, and countless more campus-wide, not to mention FSU is always expanding/refurbishing its campus. It is apparent that FSU has student's finances in mind, because not only is the tuition itself so cheap, but there are also several academic scholarships and financial aid services available to students, and prospective students alike. I myself was given a $10k scholarship from FSU without even having to apply for anything. Definitely a 5 star school for finances.

    Am enjoying being here

    Florida State boasts a spectacular student life center, and really do a phenomenal job of hosting activities within the students interest. With the Seminole Boosters panel, a group run by students, for students, there is never a lack of activities going on around campus. Regardless of your interests, there is always something affiliated with Florida State that will catch your attention.

    Am learning a lot

    Florida State offers an unbelievable number of courses, so there is just about anything you can think of offered here, and definitely something intriguing to just about anyone. As a sophomore, I am just about finished up with my general requirements and am soon to be declaring my major (advertising). Gen-eds are typically dreaded, as they are usually very broad courses un-affiliated with your desired major. However, Florida State offers a very wide variety of courses that count as the same gen-ed credit so you will for the most part never end up in a course where you feel the need to just get it done with, and as a result genuinely learn much of the materials.

  • 11/14/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 39 of 509

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    Great for these types of students

    As a campus and a community I think The Florida State University is very well rounded, there's something for everyone here. Whether you're interested in Greek Life, the Arts scene, Film, Sports, or even the Circus you can find something to do every night of the week. The same goes for the standard of education, I personally feel like we are stronger with the sciences but our arts programs are, arguably, amongst the best public programs in the state.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go out there and do something out of your comfort zone. Or if there's something you've always wanted to try, try it. I just started playing Rugby with the club and it's so much fun, definitely not something I ever saw myself doing. Or if it's hanging out with people you've never hung out with, they can really surprise you. On that same token don't let your personal life come before school, it's the whole reason why you're there. Also, take advantage of the opportunity FSU affords you I mean they get a ton of really good speaker or have really interesting courses!

    Bang for the buck

    There are tons of great professors and tons of great opportunities to enhance your learning experience outside of the classroom. There are tons of interesting clubs, sports, associations and Greek life on and around campus. Then there's the party scene which is definitely great, something for everyone; whether you want to dance, hang out or watch the game there's a place for you.

    Am enjoying being here

    I was wary when I first moved here but since coming I have meet some really great people. People aren't joking when they describe college as an 'adjustment' but there are so many nice people here to help you out and be there for you, I'm grateful. On top of all the nice people the campus is beautiful and the city pretty easily navigable. Whether or not you want to walk down the street, take the bus or drive a car Tallahassee, and the FSU campus have a lot of beautiful sites.

    Am learning a lot

    I just started taking classes in my major (Art History) and I am in love! I just finished my general curriculum classes along with my Studio Art degree and I have fallen in love with the professors here! Some of the classes are big but the professors go out of their way to help you out and get to know you. Very professional and informative, learning so much every single day.

  • 12/04/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 3 people found this review useful. 40 of 509

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    Great for these types of students

    Like to party, football fans, want to learn,

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved!! Whether its through Greek Life or a different organisation you will never regret it! It will make you feel as if you are truly a part of the university and are contributing to its legacy.

    Am enjoying being here

    I absolutely love going to Florida State. I love the college-town atmosphere and the pride the town has in it football team and other FSU events. I am definitely getting the true college experience by being a part of the Seminole nation.

    Am learning a lot

    I have had a few amazing teachers in my 2 and a half years here.

  • 12/14/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 3 people found this review useful. 41 of 509

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    Great for these types of students

    Anyone who is interested in the Arts, i.e. Music, Dance, Film, etc. this is definitely the place for you. We have outstanding programs in these areas. I myself am a Business, more specifically Entrepreneurship, major however, and I am more than excited about this program. I've spoken with the head of it and I know I'm in the right place. Going to a D1 school equals many opportunities and if you're even considering coming here I highly recommend visiting and looking around! Not to mention, a winning football team is always a plus!!!

    Tips for prospective students

    I know you don't want to hear this but take APs! Don't kill yourself, but take some, at least 5 or 6 over the course of your high school career. If you do well you'll come in with a ton of credits and won't have to take a lot of classes in huge auditoriums. On the plus side, even if you don't pass the exams the exam grades aren't stuck onto your college transcripts like they would be if you dual enrolled. Not that dual enrollment is bad, but APs can sometimes be less risky. Stay well rounded, make good grades, and scores, and you should be set! Leadership positions are always great too!

    Bang for the buck

    Yes, it's a D1 school and therefore it's going to be pricey. Using websites like this one will hopefully help you out though and if you live in Florida try your best on those SATs and/or ACTs so you can get that Bright Futures money!

    Am enjoying being here

    To say that I am enjoying it here would be an understatement. This Fall I found a wonderful campus ministry and I've really come to feel like they're a family away from my family. For the first time in my education I enjoyed every class I took because I got to pick them. As was said to me in my orientation: I'm living the dream!!! And I really am! Go 'Noles!!!!

    Am learning a lot

    Coming to Florida State and coming in the summer were two of the best decisions I have ever made. I learned a lot about my self in the short six weeks, things like how to live with another person in the same room, how to go to class and take good notes, and how to study for exams. Now that my first Fall semester is over, I'm absolutely sure that my achievement on making Dean's list wouldn't have been possible without attending in the Summer. Summer served as a foundation to me and though it was a growing process, it was/is definitely worth it.

  • 12/23/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 42 of 509

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    Great for these types of students

    I think FSU is really a school for all types of students. It isn't just focused for one group of students. There are so many things to do around campus that make it appealing for many different people.

    Tips for prospective students

    My most important tip for prospective students would be to be open for anything. If you go into college with a closed mind it will be a much harder time for you to adjust. I would also recommend trying as many things on campus as can. Don't stay couped up in your dorm room; get out and meet as many people as you can. It is a lot easier to get over homesickness and make it through your freshman year if you have a good support group of friends.

    Bang for the buck

    WIth all the activities on campus, I am definitely getting the most out of all the money that I am spending to go there. The professors have also been attentive and responsive to student needs. The location of campus is also very convenient with walking distance to popular restaurants such as Mr. Roboto's. You don't ever have to worry about not getting the most bang for your buck.

    Am enjoying being here

    Coming into college is a lot different from high school, but I found it extremely easy to make Florida State be the home away from home that I knew I wanted with a school. There are always so many activites for students to participate in. I am in a sorority, which has made my time at FSU everything I could have imagined. There is never a time that I feel like I have nothing to do. Whether it is going to the Leach Center or just hanging out on Landis Green, I know that I will have an enjoyable day.

    Am learning a lot

    I have had nothing but tremendous professor experience in my first semester. Even though my classes were filled with five hundred or more students, the professors never made you feel as if you were just another fly in the room. They really wanted to be there for you and were there when you had a question in class. It was just as if you were in a classroom of twenty. I also found it very easy to receive help from tutors and teaching assistants through the numerous office hours that were available to students. You never have to worry about getting behind on your studies or have a lingering question in your head.

  • 01/11/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 43 of 509

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    Great for these types of students

    Artsy, Hipsters, Greek Life, Fun, Studious, and every ethnicity. Basically I've seen every group possible at this school.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage of the buses to and from class to save gas money as well as the extra curricular activities as there is an abundance. Also, be sure to keep in touch with your advisors as they are extremely friendly and helpful and will make sure you are on track and even ahead of the game.

    Bang for the buck

    Each professor brings a different teaching style to their classroom. Most keep it interactive and lively while telling jokes and provoking class discussions in and out of the classroom. Professors are always available for help and the confidence in the education you will receive is well worth the money paid for it.

    Am enjoying being here

    Everyone knows Tallahassee is known for bringing the party and they are correct. FSU offers an incredible night life with a different venue each night and Night Nole busses for safe transportation to all the popular spots. An added bonus is the campus is absolutely gorgeous with its brick buildings and is easily walkable taking at most 15 minutes to reach one end of campus to the other. There is a bowling alley, student cinema, restaurants, computer stores, and nail places all on campus providing a complete livable experience if you don't have a car.

    Am learning a lot

    The vast variety of majors from film, music, dance, sports management, health science, communication, and foreign language to name a few, allows for a broad spectrum of education from the very beginning to picking a specific major. The school also offers an extracurricular program for each field to help advance you in your future professional and educational career. The homework assignments are both interactive and non frivolous and the cultural diversity among professors keeps the classes interesting and fun.

  • 05/10/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 44 of 509

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    Great for these types of students

    FSU is a great choice for so many different types of people. There are over 500 student organizations, so everyone is bound to find one, or even a few, that fit their interests or career choices. There are also so many different types of people on campus with so many different hobbies and interests, it is such a great place. The diversity is so nice to see and be apart of.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't bring your car freshman year! Parking is awful, and its not worth the hassle. You WILL have friends with cars, and the buses are definitely convenient! I actually brought my bike and that was a great investment for me. But, make sure you get a good, sturdy lock, even if its a bit more pricy. It WILL be worth it (I'm speaking from experience, my lovely bike was taken right before finals week :(). And don't be afraid to be social or try something new! I was meeting a new person almost every time I was at the dining hall. And don't be afraid to find and add them on facebook. I ended up making a study group with a few people I randomly met, and that definitely came in handy! (P.S. make friends in your classes, too!)

    Bang for the buck

    In retrospect, dormlife (i.e. living in a dorm and having a meal plan) is a little on the expensive side, but I feel like it is definitely a good college experience and is definitely worth trying, it even for a year. Tuition is, of course, increasing every year, but with Bright Futures and scholarships, it definitely works out.

    Am enjoying being here

    There is so much to do on campus! Whether I'm meeting a friend for dinner at Chili's or going bowling or seeing a band at Club Downunder or watching 3 movies every week, there is always something going on, so it's near impossible to be bored. And every event is just so much fun!

    Am learning a lot

    FSU has so much to offer, it's ridiculous. From their amazing, and in many cases award-winning, staff to all the different people you meet, you will definitely learn something new every single day. Of course, every class I've taken has taught me an incredible amount, but through all the people I've met and organizations I've become involved with, I just keep learning, and I couldn't have asked for me.

  • 06/18/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 45 of 509

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    Great for these types of students

    If you like having lots of options, FSU is a great choice!

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't let the sound of a big university scare you. I graduated high school with about 150 other students and spent all but two years of primary schooling at an elementary-high school that size! Despite the leap in size, FSU did not feel intimidating at all! Get a meal plan for at least your first semester. Look at dorms on the East side of campus unless you are planning on pursuing teaching, med school or something in the natural sciences. Don't write FSU off just because you don't like Florida. And if you are debating between UF and FSU, visit them BOTH! I visited UF and didn't even want to bother with FSU. But I am sure glad I did!

    Bang for the buck

    The in-state tuition is affordable, especially with Florida Bright Futures. FSU also offers merit-based scholarships, which are helpful. The bulk of the cost is in room and board. Some of the nicer dorms require a meal plan; this can get pretty expensive. But I'd say you get your money's worth. The dining is very good and the more expensive the dorm, generally the nicer it is.

    Am enjoying being here

    Initially, I was opposed to attending any school in Florida, especially a large state school. Honestly, FSU was the last place I expected to end up. However, I LOVE it!!!!!!! Gorgeous campus! It's a school with all the perks of a big university - like a plethora of class choices, an innumerable amount of student organizations, even campus carnivals complete with Ferris Wheel! Yet, despite it's large student body, it does not feel huge and overwhelming. The campus is small, but not crowded. Unlike the rest of Florida, Tallahassee has hills! It is a great city skirted by gorgeous rural countryside. A half-hour drive takes you to a large open field for late-night star-gazing!

    Am learning a lot

    Despite the common negative critique of many public university professors, my professors have been phenomenal! They have been very knowledgeable in their field and are always willing to explain concepts further during office hours or an individually scheduled meeting. There are also lots of options for extracurricular activities to further the learning process.

  • 12/30/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 46 of 509

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    Great for these types of students

    The campus is great for hard working students with self control. There are always social events going on, it is the student's decision to maintain their priorities by putting there education first. You do not have to be social to enter the environment that Florida State University have to offer. You just have to be willing to become social. Personality is key to building relationship with professors, administration, classmates and future career partners.

    Tips for prospective students

    Anyone planning on attend FSU, should also plan on spending late nights in Strozier library and utilizing the career center. It’s not uncommon to walk in the library at 2 o’clock in the morning and see tons of people studying. The career center is also a great asset to the university. The center can help you with anything from finding a major to preparing for a job after graduation.

    Bang for the buck

    If you want to save while attending Florida State University, there are several things you must know. 1) Buying Books - Some books are extremely useful, others are not - Check with your professor before buying the book; Depending on the teacher you may not use the book - If you can't afford to buy a book, don't worry most teachers put the books on hold in Strozier Library, you can check them out. - Use your resources, there several groups on Facebook where buy and sell books at negotiable prices Residential Living - The good dorms are expensive and the less expensive dorms are small, and/or moldy. - Moving off campus is a great option but you will have to worry about finding parking or catching the city bus, that is always late - Most apartments are set up so that each resident have to pay a minimum of 500 dollars per month and everyone is responsible for their individual bill - Some people attempt to do a split lease but the you have to worry about your roommates paying there portion of the rent Utilizing Resources -It is in your best interest to utilize all of the Free resources because you are being charged for it in your tuition.

    Am enjoying being here

    Florida State University is a beautiful campus that features a diverse set of people, activities and opportunities. I have enjoyed being a part of the varied environment. My first week staying on campus I had the opportunity to twirl fire with a member of the campus's circus. It was amazing. From then on, the excitement never ceases to entertain me. I can’t walk through campus without passing the NAACP Sororities and Fraternities strolling through the union or a massive amount of students running through campus playing Human Vs. Aliens.

    Am learning a lot

    The teachers are approachable and the counselors are dedicated to making every students experience at Florida State University, a successful experience. In my opinion if a student fails at Florida State University, it is only the fault of the student. There are so many tutoring, and mentoring programs available. The only thing that can stop success is discouragement and a lack of dedication. Florida State University is not only a University that prepare students academically for there future. By attending conferences and communicating with members of administration, over the past two semesters I have learned about the affects of self image. With that, I have learned how to use everyday activities such as appearance in class, maintain a polite social relationship with others can allow me to network and build a positive reputation. These characteristics are important to me career as a business professional.

  • 07/18/2010

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

    1 out of 4 people found this review useful. 47 of 509

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    Tips for prospective students

    - APPLY EARLY - especially for housing if you want on-campus - Get your FAFSA done early if you want to get the most financial aid possible from FSU - their funds go quick.

    Will enjoy being here

    The atmosphere is great - beautiful brick buildings, ivy crawling up the walls, shady tree-lined paths. It doesn't feel cold or institutional at all.

  • 11/17/2010

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

    1 out of 4 people found this review useful. 48 of 509

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    Will enjoy being here

    on campus

    Will learn a lot

    biology

  • 01/18/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 49 of 509

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    Great for these types of students

    Florida State is really for any type of student. FSU has a ton of really strong programs, and attracts all different types of students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go ahead and tour the campus and go to a football game. It's really beautiful campus, a very fun city, and it's a great school.

    Bang for the buck

    If you're from Florida, Bright Futures helps a lot with the expenses. It's definitely a great school and is worth scrambling for scholarship money for. There are a large amount of amenities that are included in tuition, such as the on campus gym and the Reservation not too far off of campus where students can canoe, kayak, and swim.

    Am enjoying being here

    Tallahassee is a really fun city. There's always a lot to do, whether it was planned by a group on campus or an event scheduled at one of the many bars or clubs off campus. There's plenty to do if you like the outdoors and my personal favorite is having the Leach Fitness Center of campus. That gym is huge.

    Am learning a lot

    The past semester was great. I really learned a lot in all of my classes. This semester, I am in much smaller classes, and I absolutely love them. All of my professors are amazing and are incredibly helpful.

  • 02/16/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 50 of 509

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    Great for these types of students

    FSU is great for students who enjoy being surrounded by large, tight-knit community of great people. There are a lot of people here but the campus is pretty small so it is easy to feel at home here.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would definitely recommend coming to FSU if you are interested in Music! There are many other majors that have some of the top programs in the nation, such as Psychology and Political Science. If you are at all interested in living on campus I would HIGHLY recommend applying for housing as soon as you can (preferably right after you get accepted). If FSU is one of your top choices, you'll want to have a good priority number (the lower the number, the more likely you will be placed in the dorm of your choice) because this number stays with you for the remainder of your on-campus living.

    Bang for the buck

    With all that the college has to offer, the price of tuition, housing, and dining are just right. Since there are so many services afforded to those students staying on campus, the price that one pays for living here seems very reasonable.

    Am enjoying being here

    There are so many things to do on campus here at FSU. From the Student Life Center that plays a great mix of current and classic movies to Crenshaw Lanes, the on-campus bowling alley, there is always something to do. If movies or bowling aren't your thing, many bands and solo artists find there way to the Club Down Under, the on-campus location for touring bands and artists. And if that isn't enough, there are tons of concerts put on and hosted by the College of Music of some of the top names in Classical music, a myriad of Art fairs, and an on-campus pottery painting shop.

    Am learning a lot

    I am currently studying Music Education at the Florida State University College of Music. The music program here is one of the best in the nation and it is evident from the amazing staff present at the College of Music. From the professors to the students, the College of Music is a tight-knit community of fellowship joined by their love of music.

  • 04/11/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 51 of 509

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    Great for these types of students

    Everyone! FSU has groups for all types of students, especially with over 400 different clubs and organizations. FSU is also home to one of the best international programs available.

    Tips for prospective students

    There is always an opportunity to know and get involved. There are events, programs, free opportunities, and more going on every night at FSU. Be open to meeting new people, experiencing new ideas, and have fun!

    Bang for the buck

    There are a multitude of free opportunities on campus with your FSU ID: gym, sporting events, Student Life Cinema, Library, bowling, music events, union activities, the Rez, housing events, and other programs. FSU provides a great way for students to enjoy their time without breaking their wallet.

    Am enjoying being here

    There are so many different opportunities for students to get involved at FSU. With 22 fraternitites, 16 sororities, on campus activities buildings, and over 400 clubs/organizations, there is a 'niche' for everyone.

    Am learning a lot

    The Florida State University has 15 separate colleges, as well as more than 300 programs of study. Each field of study is well equip with knowledgable profesors, teachers, and teacher's assistants. Every day is a learning opportunity - whether inside or outside of a classroom. You will learn educational, social, and cultural material that you can't get at any other school.

  • 04/18/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 52 of 509

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    Great for these types of students

    FSU has programs for anyone. Those mathematically disinclined will never have to take math past the bare minimum required for graduation, and those classes are designed for just that- giving the bare minimum amount of knowledge. Anyone can find whatever they want at FSU if they try to find it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Fix your study habits. For some courses you can study the night before the test, for others you can't. Figure out which ones you can and cannot cram for. If the material is massive (such as in World Geography), or the test is cumulative, you cannot study for it in just one night. This isn't high school. Grades matter. This doesn't mean you have to be indoors studying all day. Go out and have fun, there's so many things to do on and off campus you'll have to try hard to get yourself back on track, but remember that when it's time to work, it's time to work.

    Bang for the buck

    Despite Florida State being ranked slightly above 100 by US News, I challenge anyone to find a way in that an education anywhere else is better. FSU's individual programs, especially Physics, Chemistry, and the Arts, are well-rated and highly respected. A world-class education for in-state tuition.

    Am enjoying being here

    Coming to FSU was, without a doubt, one of the best decisions of my life. The programs are manageable, most professors are good and fair, and a lot of the people are wonderful. Despite Tallahassee being a sleepy city, you will never find yourself without something to do if you look around.

    Am learning a lot

    The instructors are, for the most part, excellent. All my professors, without exception, were crystal clear in what they expected from you and in how to do well in the class. Almost all of them have been great lectures, and those that aren't usually have something to back their course on, such as online video lectures or study guides on Blackboard. Most of them conduct office ours at least weekly in which you can go talk to them and look for help if you need it. I have not had the misfortune of having a teacher I dislike.

  • 05/14/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Independent, social, hard working, fun loving students. Florida State is no stranger to a good time. :)

    Tips for prospective students

    What are the most practical tips I've learned in two years here? ALWAYS go to class. Join at least one club or organization. When it comes to studying, do what your parents would tell you to do during high school. Make sure you get out of your bedroom or dorm room. Always print out lecture slides if possible, and take notes on a laptop if the professor allows it. Maybe the most important thing I can tell you is to find as much free money as you can!!!! Trust me, the expenses add up faster than you ever thought they would.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition and books are an excellent deal. I've never paid more than $300 a semester for books. However, living costs can be more expensive if you really want a nice place.

    Am enjoying being here

    Tallahassee can be a difficult town to adjust to, especially if you're from a more tropical climate. However, the university is such an amazing place to be at.

    Am learning a lot

    There are so many different courses here and some have truly changed my perspective on life. The passion the professors have for their subjects is incredibly inspiring!

  • 05/19/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 54 of 509

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    Great for these types of students

    I can honestly admit Florida State University is a well balanced school that excels in academics and entertainment. If you moved from a metropolitan area, the city of Tallahassee will definitely be a big change. I know it was for me. While Tallahassee is a a lot more calm, the campus itself is really active with their events and pow wow. This school is catered to a broad spectrum of students from film connoisseurs to party animals.

    Tips for prospective students

    I can honestly admit Florida State University is a well balanced school that excels in academics and entertainment. If you moved from a metropolitan area, the city of Tallahassee will definitely be a big change. I know it was for me. While Tallahassee is a a lot more calm, the campus itself is really active with their events and pow wow.

    Bang for the buck

    Florida State University is a really decent university that campus is very spacious and has a good vibe. There are a lot of facilities designed for students' use. They also have a plethora of student organizations and events so there is plenty to do when you are not studying for your classes.

    Am enjoying being here

    Once you get used to college life and being independent, college life is definitely enjoyable. At Florida State University there are a lot of clubs and organizations that you can join and participate in. Also if you are into sports they offer the traditional sports clubs along with inter-mural sports. Besides the campus itself, Tallahassee has it's own hidden jems, if not scarce. There are a lot of cafes, clubs and bars surrounding the campus if that is your cup of tea.

    Am learning a lot

    Honestly whether a student learns is majorly dependant on their own application and dedication to the material. That being said, FSU courses are definitely informative. For the most part every course is taught by professors that are proficient in that subject. I admit for undergraduate you might get stuck in large scale general classes being taught by graduate students but it isn't often.

  • 05/28/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 55 of 509

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    Great for these types of students

    FSU is great for about anything! They have good science and art/humanities degrees. Some good departments are the Religion, Engineering, and Medical/Biological departments.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you study! No matter where you go, studying and taking class work into your own hands is of the utmost importance. Manage your time and value your education!

    Bang for the buck

    FSU is similar to most Florida schools in price (I mean around the average tuition). Of course, out of state tuition is always much more expensive, but if students (in state or out of state) are willing to pay the tuition then they most certainly will not be bereaved of any kind of education!

    Am enjoying being here

    The faculty and staff really show that they care about each and every individual student. It is reassuring to speak to an advisor, janitor, or even a dining hall employee and see that they care about what you think.

    Am learning a lot

    Florida State University offers a wide variety of classes in different subjects. It is a fantastic school that strives to reach groundbreaking findings in areas of study. Florida State is a heavily research based school which makes it a great college for research! Don't be discouraged if you are interested in the arts as well, FSU has very prestigious programs in music, art, theatre, and many more specific concentrations.

  • 06/05/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 56 of 509

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    Great for these types of students

    FSU is great for many different types of students. It is a good fit for those who are out-going and like to meet lots of people, but it is also well-suited for those who are not so outgoing because while it is easy to become involved in organizations, you can choose how much you want to involve yourself in things.

    Tips for prospective students

    Find out as much information about the school as possible before starting. Also, get as involved as you can on campus in as many ways possible. This makes it easier to make friends and more exciting.

    Bang for the buck

    Whether you are paying in-state or out-of-state tuition, the tuition at FSU is lower than many other state schools around the country. Personally, between bright futures and florida prepaid, my only expenses are rent and food. With all of the free services provided on campus, I would say that students here are without a doubt getting the best deal.

    Am enjoying being here

    There is so much to do on campus all the time. With so many organizations, there are events going on 24/7. There are also many things to do outside of campus and close by. All of the students are very friendly which makes it easy to accommodate.

    Am learning a lot

    There are so many classes available for every different course of study. Also, advisors can help you organize your academic plan and choose classes that fit with your level of study whether it be advanced or just average.

  • 06/10/2011

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

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 57 of 509

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    Great for these types of students

    Artsy, friendly, people who enjoy calm areas. Kids looking to join a fraternity or sorority, and people who LOVE FOOTBALL! GO NOLES!!

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure that after getting accepted, you don't slack off, many high school seniors make this mistake. Also, visit the campus at least once, it's beautiful!

    Bang for the buck

    Florida State University was listed as one of the most cost efficient universities for in-state students!!

    Will enjoy being here

    There are so many activities on campus, clubs, and organizations. You don't have to go greek to be able to have fun. Florida state has everything from a movie theater, a 24hr Denny's, a bowling alley, and even a club named Club Downunder where various bands and comedians perform! Also, being right next to FAMU, we always get visits from their top of the line band!

    Will learn a lot

    The academics are amazing! With the highly qualified professors here you will be set, especially those studying fine arts, psychology, or the sciences. That is Florida State's strong point.

  • 06/18/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 58 of 509

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    Great for these types of students

    FSU is great for everyone and anyone. Black, White, Hispanic, Biracial, Multiracial, Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Atheist, Party-Goer, Nerd...etc. No matter who you are or what you believe in, you are going to find like minded students to hang out with.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply as soon as you are able to-those that do are automatically given a chance at a scholarship. Get to know your professors and talk to your advisers because they are there to help us. Most of all shed your preconceived notions of yourself and try new things and expand as a person while having fun doing it.

    Bang for the buck

    Financial aid can be tough not going to lie, but the school does as much as possible for those who need it and at the end of the day I think that the amount of money going into the school is worth it.

    Will enjoy being here

    The campus seems incredible intimidating at first but once you get through orientation it is a breeze to navigate. Your housing is located close to the department that houses your major and every class is no more than a ten to fifteen minute walk or a simple bus ride away.

    Academic Rigor

    You cannot help but learn something while here. There are an abundance of classes on just about everything including some out there studies such as a vampire class and a wig making class. None of the teachers will make you come to class everyday, but attendance is important.

  • 06/22/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 59 of 509

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    Great for these types of students

    Students of all religious backgrounds (there are many religious groups, especially Christian), frat guys and sorority gals, party goers, those interested in the arts and music, students interested in government- it is the capital of Florida. Anyone can find their place in this city and on campus, you just have to explore!

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are a upcoming freshman and are living on campus, apply for a LLC (Living Learning Community). Not only do you get guaranteed housing for your first year, but you get opportunities that are only available for the LLC that you are involved in including: meeting other freshmen interested in the same interests as you, opportunities to meet professor and professionals in your career field of interest. FIG's (Freshmen Interst Groups) are also a great way to meet those with similar interests. Apply for SLS (Student Leadership Seminar) the summer of your freshman year; not only will you meet new FSU freshmen but you will also get to see Tallahassee and get some volunteer hours BEFORE you even start your 1st year and meet some of the key people at the University! Make the most of your first year at The Florida State University; go to home games, explore the beauties that the city of Tallahassee has to offer, and join a few organizations to meet others, especially those targeted to your intended major. Get to know your professors: visit their office hours, come to them with questions (they love to see their students to offer help), and they may also be a key in your future when it comes time for internships. There is so much that the campus has to offer, so just start off with a few things. Learn about things that are going on around campus. Join SAA (Student Alumni Association) you get 10% off your books with your SAA card as well as discounts at local restaurants and shops, as well as meet many people at the monthly meetings. If you don't have your car, you can take the city buses (show your FSU ID- it's free) as well as the university buses that run throughout the week. For entertainment, the city of Tallahassee always has something happening. On campus, the departments often have free shows for FSU students or performances that cost up to $10. If you are into working out, the gym is a perfect place to go- it is state of the art. Three stories, group workout classes, weight room; you will find something that you can do. There are also students to help you, if needed, to provide assistance with machinery or to help you form a personalized workout and eating plan. There is always something to do, so many places to eat, shop and enjoy your time. The Rez is a great place for students to relax (free with FSU ID) throughout the year; there are even group events that you can plan ahead and group trips throughout the year. The circus is also available in the Spring term (free with FSU ID); you can take a circus class, join the circus, or just watch! Rain boots would also be a good investment. The summers are hot, but it also rains a lot. The winters are cold (you WILL need a winter coat- trust me and I have lived up north and was surprised how cold it got; gloves, hat and winter coat) Be prepared to study and work hard but also ENJOY your college years!

    Bang for the buck

    With Bright Futures, Florida Prepaid or even from your own pocket, the University has one of the best educations for your money as well as some of the lowest tuition in the state of Florida. You have big lecture classes and small, in depth classes, yet the professors will answer any question or concern you have- you just have to go up to them.

    Am enjoying being here

    There is so much to do. The students are friendly. Wifi on Landis Green for those days when you want to lay out and soak up some sun while catching up with friends or on some work. You meet new people everyday! The food on campus and the surrounding areas make you think you are in heaven; there is much diversity in the types of food in the city. You meet new people, you party with them, fellowship with them, eat with them, and study with them and most importantly you gain true friendships!

    Am learning a lot

    The professors I have had have all been great. If you have a concern, you can simply ask your professor or their TA (teaching assistant). Professors are there to teach you what they know about the things that interest them and you (since you are taking their class). They want you on time and prepared to learn- you paid for your classes, so why not be there? All-in-all, it is a great university and you will learn something that you can take with you.

  • 06/27/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 60 of 509

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    Great for these types of students

    Friendly, involved on campus and/or in the CARE program.

    Tips for prospective students

    Tallahassee is a great place, but the weather is not so great. It's either freezing, burning or raining. Also, if you don't get in to FSU remember that everything happens for a reason! I turned down my first choice because my parents wanted me to go to FSU and I hate it here!

    Bang for the buck

    Classes and fees are through the roof, but if you fill out your FAFSA on time and apply for the super simple scholarships out there, financial aid could really be a huge help. I got $5,000 my first year, just for filling out my FAFSA.

    Am enjoying being here

    Since I actually graduated out of state, it took forever for me to meet people. At orientation, there were even groups of people already! I was too shy to just up and join an organization without knowing anyone, so my time here has been really hard. I went from a happy, popular cheerleader in high school, to absolutely nobody in college. And the fact that there are a billion other students here makes it even harder to find friends. I feel like I never see the same face twice!

    Am learning a lot

    About 90% of the professors I have had in my two years here at FSU have been grad students, which makes learning more fun. The younger teachers get straight to the point without coming across as rude or old-fashioned.

  • 06/28/2011

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

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 61 of 509

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    Great for these types of students

    I'd assume it'd be good for everyone, though some may be uncomfortable with the size of the school. It's definitely worth the visit though, if you're interested.

    Tips for prospective students

    Strive for good grades, participate in extracurriculars, and work to improve those test scores.

    Bang for the buck

    As a Florida resident with a college prepaid plan, it is sufficiently less money for me to go to FSU and still attain an excellent education. There are also tons of scholarship opportunities to help make up the difference.

    Will enjoy being here

    Just based on Orientation, as I am signed up to attend in the fall, FSU is going to be a great experience! It's completely student oriented with a lot of clubs and organizations-- in other words, there's an active student life on campus to partake in. There is also a movie theater and a 24/7 gym on campus, so the sky's the limit at FSU.

    Will learn a lot

    As the essence of college is getting out of the experience what is put into it, FSU is guaranteed to enhance one's education so long as one tries. There are infinite resources available to students; so as long as one is willing to put forth the effort, the knowledge will come flooding in.

  • 11/08/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 62 of 509

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    Great for these types of students

    This college is great for all kinds of students. From the medical school, new biology, psychology, and chemistry facilities, to the great athletic facilities, there is something for everyone, even a circus!

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit the campus! It is absolutely beautiful and completely different from anywhere else in Florida. Florida State also has so many majors to choose from if you are still a little undecided you have a ton of options to try out different areas.

    Bang for the buck

    I personally am responsable for the payment of my education, and being an in-state student I find Florida State University particularly affordable, especially with the caliber of the Engineering school.

    Am enjoying being here

    Being on campus is wonderful. The classic brick buildings and the ancient draping oak trees make me feel right at home. On Landis green you will always find people playing a pickup game of soccer or ultimate frisbee, and people love hanging up hammocks and just relaxing in the beautiful Florida weather.

    Academic Rigor

    I am currently a Biomedical Engineering Student at Florida State University and I am absolutely in love with the amount of knowledge that is available to me here. The Engineering College is off campus and whenever you have a question or any concerns I have never failed to find someone willing to assist me here. The professors are very kind and the career advisors are full of information.

  • 01/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 63 of 509

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    Campus Safety

    Top notch, fully certified police force on duty and paroling 24 / 7 / 365. The FSUPD is highly trained and works closely with both the Tallahassee Police Department and the Leon County Sheriffs Office.

    Greek Life

    Many, many Fraternities and Sororities on and off campus to choose from. The school puts a lot of support into the school's Greek Life and many famous people come from Florida State's Greek Life in some way.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many different clubs to get involved with on campus and if there's not one that sparks your interests, you can create on very easily and get it going yourself.

    Great for these types of students

    Social, organized, out-going, motivated, go-getters, students looking for a challenge, leaders, and students that want a true college experience.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    On your birthday, you are usually ambushed by your friends and thrown into the Westcott Fountain. It's school tradition on your birthday to take a lap around the fountain. You are not considered a true Seminole until you experience this.

    Bang for the buck

    Very easy to deal with every aspect of administration, finance, and tuition. Outstanding atmosphere and amazing sights to see around the campus. Classes are just challenging enough for the price to attend and you will never be let down.

    What to do for fun

    Join an Intramural Sports team and get involved. Whether you want to join Greek life, or just be a regular student, there is so many different things to do on campus. Bowling in the schools bowling alley is always a favorite for many.

    Food and Dining

    The dining halls are top notch. You will never have to eat out due to the variety of foods that are served in the halls. The food is never bland and never the same. Menus are changing constantly and everything is cooked right there, in front of you, fresh. Awesome dining experiences.

    Dorm Life

    There is always something to do in the dorms. Activities, socials, or even playing pool in the rec room. It's an awesome way to meet other students and build lasting friendships.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes, depending on your major, can be very challenging for many students. The chemistry and nursing schools are among the best in the nation, so expect your work to be challenging.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved, quick. Don't be the person to sit in your dorm room all day and never come out. Join an organization or music ensemble on campus. Build friendships and hang out with a lot of people. You don't want to become a loner because of College. Also, live in the dorm your first couple years. Trust me, you will not regret it.

    In three sentences

    One of the best places to go for an education, social atmosphere, and to get involved in the community. With as many students that are on campus, you are bound to find a group that will be able to help you out with something and, considering how friendly all of the students are there, you will never be afraid of asking questions. This place will really feel like home to you the first time you visit it.

  • 01/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 64 of 509

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    Campus Safety

    fsu campus police makes sure that the safety of the students are in good hands. fsu police officers are in close reach and is only a call aware. they provide alerts to the campus whenever needed.

    Greek Life

    greek life is a great way to get involved on campus. it offers students the chance to meet some great people and to get involved on campus. greek life has a very big social scene on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    there are a wide array of different clubs and activities on campus. these clubs are culturally based, issues based etc. there is a club on campus to meet the needs of each individual.

    Great for these types of students

    the leadership center is great for students who love to get involved on campus. food trucks is great for students who love to try different kinds of food. the

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    the strozier library is a great location on campus. yes it is a library, but it is also a great place to go to relieve stress especially during finals week. the starbucks cafe is a great place to meet friends.

    Bang for the buck

    being in a college town, it definitely teaches you how to extend a dollar. a buck can get you a can of soda from mom's and pop's hot dog stand. it can also get you a snack at the trading post.

    What to do for fun

    student life activities on the campus is very fun and interactive. they are a wide array of different clubs and organizations on campus that fits each individual. also the social scene on campus id very fun and exciting.

    Food and Dining

    the food is is great at florida state university. the campus offers food that will fit each and every individual on campus. fsu is aware of the fact that they are students with different cultural backgrounds on campus, and the food they offer takes care of that.

    Dorm Life

    i strongly recommend each student to live on campus. dorm life is very fun and interesting in and of itself. it teaches you to tolerate others. it is also a great avenue to meet some great friends.

    Academic Rigor

    florida state university provides its students with all the necessary tools to excel.tthe professors push students to become great at what they do. they are very knowledgeable, and they share that knowledge with students.

    Tips for prospective students

    be willing to try new and different thing. be friendly. take advantage of all opportunities that come your way.

    In three sentences

    florida state university has a very diverse cam the faculty and workers care about the students and always do what in the best interest of the students. it is also a home a way from home.

  • 01/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 65 of 509

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    if you are turning 21, you will get thrown in the fountain.

    Bang for the buck

    if you want pizza, hungry howie's is the place to go. they have a large pizza for $5. also, a lot of places have specials because they know there are a lot of college kids around. if you want to watch a movie check if tallahassee movies 8 is playing it because tickets are just $3. if you have a car you should get a winn-dixie card and get your groceries there because when you use a card you get 0.05 + cents off on every gallon of gas you get at shell.

    What to do for fun

    fsu has a lot of activities throughout the semester. there are free dance lessons if you like that, you can watch a movie for free with your student id at the slc theatre (by wildwood), cheap bowling at the union. you can go to the strip which is lined with bars (18+ or 21+), or you can go to clubs which are close to heritage grove.

    Food and Dining

    the food is absolutely amazing! i personally don't have a meal plan but i am constantly eating on campus. they have almost everything!

    Dorm Life

    though you may not like your roommate or you get in each other's nerves, you should definitely live in a dorm for at least one year. you will make lots of friends and you'll be close to all the campus activities. when you live off-campus you aren't motivated to take part in all the things the university has to offer.

    Academic Rigor

    academics really depend on what you're majoring in. while my classes have been pretty easy going, my friends are constantly telling me how hard their classes are. it also depends on your study habits. if you keep up with your work then you'll do fine.

    Tips for prospective students

    try and join a lot of activities so you can meet a lot of new people. also, join fsu facebook pages and if you can, carpool whenever you want to go home. it's a great way to save money and make new friends.

    In three sentences

    florida state university has a beautiful campus that can meet anyone's needs. there are many parties to go to but you can also find a nice place to relax if needed. there is something for everyone no matter what your taste is.

  • 01/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 66 of 509

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    students are thrown in the wescott fountain on their birthday which is really fun to participate in, and homecoming each year offers alot of great events to pump up everyones' spirits.

    Bang for the buck

    even though college is expensive, you gain so much knowledge besides just a degree, lots of new friends, fun experiences, and a chance to be independent and become an adult.

    What to do for fun

    i love playing im sports and ultimate frisbee on landis green, as well as going to the sports games on campus. the movie theater and bowling alley are also fun places to go to, and there always seems to be an event happening on campus.

    Food and Dining

    the dining halls can get frustrating at times, serving the same food every week. with an apartment style dorm i cook my own food now, but all of the restaurants on campus are great.

    Dorm Life

    my first year was with a random roommate, and we got along well and respected each other which was very helpful. i am currently living in an apartment style dorm with three previous friends as roommates and it is wonderful to have more space and a kitchen, as well as people i already get along with. the dorms are very safe and friendly environments for the first couple of years at a university.

    Academic Rigor

    my major is biochemistry, so my classes are pretty difficult but with lots of studying and effort, i can do well.

    Tips for prospective students

    my first tip would be to try hard to not procrastinate, setting schedules and deadlines for yourself is a great idea to help you keep on track. go to office hours that your professors have, these can be great opportunities for extra help and personal contact in a class of two hundred. also, remember to have fun and take some classes that are about what you love and not just your major.

    In three sentences

    florida state university is a place where determination and ingenuity can really pay off. the campus is beautiful and welcoming, with faculty that love to offer advice in order for students to succeed. i am loving every minute of being here, and will gain knowledge and experiences to last a lifetime.

  • 02/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 1 person found this inaccurate. 67 of 509

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    i alway feel safe while on campus. campus pd is regularly patrolling the area. also, we have emergency call stations every few steps around campus.

    Greek Life

    greek life at fsu is a big deal. sororities and fraternities do a lot for our school and our students. it is not rare for them to be set-up around campus doing charity events or giving free food and drinks to students. the greek life is a great way to be more social.

    Clubs and Activities

    with over 600 clubs, there is something for everyone to feel at home. not only are there so many clubs to choose from, but these clubs are always involved.

    Great for these types of students

    honestly, fsu is great for all students. the diversity here is high.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    here at fsu we have many decorative outdoor fountains, but these aren't like any other fountains. they have filtered pool water running through them and are deep enough to swim in! during our hotter months, students enjoy bathing in them with friends. also, on your birthday, it is a tradition for friends to throw you, fully clothes, into the school's largest fountain, and make you swim a lap!

    Bang for the buck

    college is not cheap, but i definitely feel like i am getting my moneys worth at fsu. my experience here has been well worth it.

    What to do for fun

    on campus, we have a bowling alley, a movie theatre, and a jazz-like club, al free for students! tallahassee also offers a variety of things to do for fun. there are occasionally fairs in town, but the nightlife here mostly consists of student going to clubs or parties.

    Food and Dining

    at fsu, we have many different places to catch a bite between classes, or have a sit-down lunch. the school has two dinning halls that are all-you-can-eat buffet style. the food there is always fresh, delicious and nutritious. also, we have many brand name places on campus. with places like pollo tropical, papa john's, einstein's bagels, and the nations only two sided starbuck's, theres never a dull meal.

    Dorm Life

    after living in two different dorms for three semesters, i can definitely say that it has been the best experience of my life. fsu offers many different dorms, all of which are great. living in a dorm helps you meet more people and be more involved with things that happen on campus. sometimes though, living in such close proximity with so many people isn't for everyone. everyone should give it a try!

    Academic Rigor

    academics are a big thing here at fsu. students are always on their a game. as for student who are struggling, there are plenty of resources on campus to help through the rough patch. numerous centers on campus offer free tutoring. professors and teacher assistants are also extremely helpful.

    Tips for prospective students

    students interested in attending fsu should definitely visit the school. the decision of what college to attend is extremely important, and you want to be sure you are choosing the right place. also, get advice from several current students. as for me, i love it here. i visited four colleges before deciding fsu was the one for me, and i have never made a better decision. campus and academic involvement here are very active. florida state has the perfect balance between academics and extracurricular activities.

    In three sentences

    florida state has the most beautiful campus out of all public universities in the nation. the staff and teachers are extremely helpful. overall, florida state university is a 10.

  • 02/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 68 of 509

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    fsu has a campus pd which takes care of the students. every 50 feet is what we call a blue light. if you feel like you are in danger in any way just click it and someone will be there. the campus is lit at night but students must remember that it is an open campus. girls should walk with at minimum one other person at night. (not being sexist just speaking the truth.) campus pd also keeps in touch with the students by sending out emails and such so that you are well informed with what is going on around you.

    Greek Life

    i am personally not involved in greek life however my best friend is. she absolutley loves it. if you have the smallest inkling to go greek you should definitely check it out. it is a great way to get involved with the campus and helps freshman to acclimate. time management is necessary but if done right it can be a lot of fun, or so i have been told.

    Clubs and Activities

    as i mentioned earlier there are many different clubs and activities on the fsu campus. if you are religious there is a church nearby and a campus ministry waiting for you. if you enjoy playing quidditch well there is a group waiting for you with open arms. can't find your favorite sport? find a few friends and create your own team.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    have a birthday any time soon? be prepared to get thrown in wescott fountain- happy birthday!! if you have a special someone have a seat on the legendary kissing bench and give your loved one a smooch.

    What to do for fun

    there are hundreds of different clubs on campus. there is also a state of the art gym and swimming pool. any sport that you can think of- we have a place for you to play it. we also have our own club on campus which hosts a variety of events throughout the year. every wednesday is called market wednesday where you can buy many different things all while listening to some music and rocking out in the union. also in the union we have paint a pot and bowling. every friday night is cosmic bowling where everything becomes a glow in the dark party. we also have the best movie theater around- and it's free for fsu students! in the fall football games are a must- also free for fsu students. there are many thing off campus which could also appease your appetite. we have a lot of different clubs that are very close to the school, the capital is also nearby for those of you with a thirst for knowledge, two malls, two other movie theaters, as well as an imax theater that is within walking distance from campus. let's just say you will never be bored.

    Food and Dining

    there are two dinning halls on campus, each that provide good food on a daily basis. with a meal plan the student also gets flexbucs which allows students to eat anywhere on campus such as fresh foods, papa johns, starbucks (there are 5 on campus), chili's, denny's, miso, einsteins's bagels, and more. a meal plan is definitely the way to go as a freshman student at fsu.

    Dorm Life

    depending on your personality dorms could be the right place for you. if so, i encourage you to join a living learning community (llc). there are many different types of llc's so that what ever your major is you will have a place to fit in. llc's encourage their students to be at the top of their game as well as to help fit into college life. they are a perfect transition for any student.

    Academic Rigor

    the classes aren't a breeze. but neither is college. you have to work hard for what you want but it is not impossible to do so. take advantage of the many opportunities the school provides to help you with your work. when applying for classes talk to your advisor before hand so that you can have the time to explore all of your options. also, do not take the easy classes just because they are easy most of the time they will not benefit you in the future.

    Tips for prospective students

    once you have been accepted to fsu the real work begins. college is intimidating, but don't let that stop you from putting yourself out there and doing your job. as a student i suggest to always sit in the front of your class, talk to your teacher on a regular basis, don't bring your computer to class (too many distractions), and to get involved. once you find your niche at fsu you will have the time of your life.

    In three sentences

    florida state university is a fun and interactive college. with it's beautiful campus and great opportunities, such as clubs, groups, and different activities, it is a great place to explore your dreams. florida state has something for everyone you just have to come and check it out.

  • 03/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 69 of 509

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    alerts and notices are received immediately incase of any emergency. there are blue light towers located all around the capus incase of emergency.

    Greek Life

    large greek society at our school.

    Clubs and Activities

    fsu offers too many clubs, including underwater basket weaving!

    Great for these types of students

    great for all students wanting to break out of their shell and become proud of the school they attend.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    every year on your birthday, students are taken to the front of the school where a giant fountain is located. that night they are thrown in the fountain and officially become a florida state seminole!

    Bang for the buck

    overall, the school is worth every penny. once i graduate i will feel like the world will open it's doors for me.

    What to do for fun

    football games!

    Food and Dining

    florida state offers many restaurants both on and around campus.

    Dorm Life

    all dorms whether it be a simple suite style, or community style floor living provides the best way to meet and greet incoming students. all dorms are also directly on campus and near a huge food cafeteria making it easy access to eat and get to classes in a short amount of time.

    Academic Rigor

    this is a top university with high standards for its students. a college degree is not meant to be easy to acquire, and therefore the harder you work the more you will gain towards the end.

    Tips for prospective students

    fsu is my school for any reasons. i love the campus itself, the brick design gives the school a distinguished look. the teachers are all highly educated and completely motivated to offer the best eduction to students who are ready and willing to learn. the sports teams are great sources of entertainment. you could watch them, or participate in intramural sports with friends. florida state has really become my home away from home.

    In three sentences

    florida state university ranks as one of the top schools in research, education, and innovation in the state of florida. the amount of opportunities to grow in this university are limitless. the university offers any majors as well as research interests with professors to work specifically with that professor.

  • 03/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 70 of 509

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Our campus safety definitely makes me feel at ease. There are campus police constantly roaming the campus and there are emergency telephones placed all over. At night, there is a bus that picks people up from bars and takes them all over Tallahassee so they get home safe. Florida State alerts anyone if there is crime or just a bad storm in the area via text messages and email. Also, if you are studying late on campus and you don't want to walk to your car, there is a safe bus to pick you up just a call away.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life is bigger at Florida State than any other university that I know of. Many of the people involved in Greek Life live in their houses on campus and are involved in what ever sorority/fraternity's philanthropy is. Greek Life is one of the main organizations on Florida State that people get involved in to find a home away from home.

    Clubs and Activities

    Clubs and activites include: Intermural sports, Greek life, sports teams, clubs within every major, campus philanthropies, bowling alley, kayaking, rockclimbing. There are too many to name in 300 words! Come check out our campus and see for yourself :)

    Great for these types of students

    Every type of student would fit in! The stereotypes that mattered in high school don't matter anymore because the student population is so high.

    Bang for the buck

    Every university is going to be a bit pricey but FSU has been the best thing I have spent so much money on. The purpose of college is to work towards a career all while making memories and having fun. All of the staff is very helpful in helping you accomplish your degree and you will never be bored for there is always something to do!

    What to do for fun

    Florida State offers so many organizations its hard not to get involved in school. There is something for everyone and if there isn't what you are looking for, you can make it happen. Activities include intermural sports, a bowling alley, market Wednesdays, etc. Outside of campus, there are a couple bars that attract mostly college students and a lake with fun activites like canoeing.

    Food and Dining

    I don't have a meal plan, but the other food on campus is delicious! There are so many restaurants in the Union that appeal to everything you could ever be craving, from sushi to crepes.

    Dorm Life

    I have not personally lived in a dorm, but from what I here it is not to be complained about. A definite perk to living in a dorm is that you don't have to struggle to find parking to get to class.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes I have taken so far are a bit challenging but they should be! On the otherhand, they are not so difficult that they are impossible. Florida State University still has a pretty high graduation rate.

    Tips for prospective students

    It is easy to get caught up in the night life and social aspect here at Florida State but there are counselors and success coaches here to help.

    In three sentences

    Florida State University has a large, beautiful campus containing some of the most intellectual people. The people that attend this university have so much school spirit showing their love for their school. The professors are top-rated and teach a good curriculum.

  • 04/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 71 of 509

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    We get crime report notifications often. I have never had trouble with crime personally but the crime level seems to be pretty high.

    Clubs and Activities

    If you don't know what club to join...check out the sidewalks! There's always messages in chalk on the sidewalk with meeting times and locations of different organizations.

    Great for these types of students

    If you're going to college, you need to be a hard worker. FSU is a great place to come and party, however, if you party all the time you won't stay here long. College classes are harder than you probably anticipate so stay on top of your grades from day one.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The night before a big football game, the Marching Chiefs will walk around campus playing the fight song and other common football songs. They get a pretty big student following! It's pretty neat.

    Bang for the buck

    I am an out-of-state student so I was nervous when I first applied to FSU because of the price. I was awarded several scholarships upon acceptance, however. If you are a good student in high school, you don't even have to apply for these scholarships! There is an Out-of-State Tuition Reduction scholarship as well as a Freshman Scholarship. Both last all four years. These scholarships plus a few private scholarships allow me to attend Florida State for in-state tuition. I love it here! It is beautiful, my department is fantastic, and I have made amazing friends. Definitely worth every penny.

    What to do for fun

    There are tons of things to do here at FSU. We have an on campus movie theater, the SLC, which shows old and new movies. They also have Open Mic Nights where musicians and comedians perform. There is always a sport event going on, whether it's football, basketball, or baseball (all of which have games with big turnouts). Just get involved! Joining any kind of group will open up fun, social activities.

    Food and Dining

    I am biased against the campus dining halls because I am lactose intolerant. They do have a lot of choices for food, however, most of them contain dairy products. Usually I eat at the Union cafeteria, which has healthy options like sushi and smoothies as well as a Pizza Hut and Pollo Tropical. I wish I had gotten a meal plan with less meals for the dining halls and more FlexBucks to use at the food court. FlexBucks work at Starbucks too!

    Dorm Life

    I lived in Bryan Hall, a Living and Learning Community, my freshman year. It is a small residence hall and we take in-house courses together. So we all know each other! Next year I am living on campus with people who I met in my residence hall this year. Also a big plus: living on campus means you can easily walk to class!

    Academic Rigor

    Academics at FSU depend on your major and course load. I am a Geology major and I decided to take 16 hours my first semester. It was too hard! Definitely try to intersperse difficult science and math classes with liberal arts credits.

    Tips for prospective students

    I definitely recommend applying to a Living and Learning Community for freshman. If you get in one, you have guaranteed housing and most of the LLCs are nice residence halls with good locations. LLCs are a great way to have a small community within a larger university.

    In three sentences

    Florida State is a large university with lots of opportunities to get involved! There are social organizations, volunteer organizations, and lots of additional education opportunities. The Seminoles have a lot of school spirit and great sports teams.

  • 06/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 72 of 509

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    FSU always always always puts safety first. If you need a ride anywhere on campus they'll drive you there for free, even it's usually just a minute walk. If you're coming home from a night club, they offer a flat rate of $4 to drive you home. They also have little lit up poles that you can press for immediate police response, if you ever feel uneasy at night, or even day!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    My favorite tradition is getting thrown in the Wescott Fountain on your birthday! Chili's was always my group's go to restaurant, although it's a delicious place that we quickly got rid of, we kept going just for the tradition!

    Bang for the buck

    FSU always has free things, and considering I'm not the wealthiest college student, I take whatever I can get!

    What to do for fun

    I love enjoying all the free on-campus events and just relaxing on Landis Green!

    Food and Dining

    The food isn't the best, but for cafeteria style they do offer a lot of options. Nothing beats home-cooked meals, so the comparison is a bit biased.

    Dorm Life

    I love living on campus! You're close to all the events and campus social life, including sporting events and free activities. It's also a great way to get to know different kinds of people with similar interests.

    Academic Rigor

    FSU is a top-notch school so the classes will reflect that. If you choose to challenge yourself, like every college student should, then obviously the work load will push you academically and thus, grow your knowledge.

    Tips for prospective students

    Try and not to overcommit yourself on your first semester; take it slow and try to adjust to the college life and living on your own. Do, however, get involved with things you know you'll enjoy, that's a great way to meet new people and expand your interests!

    In three sentences

    FSU is an absolutely amazing school, full of beautiful buildings, state-of-the-art classrooms, accomodating teachers, school spirit and a welcoming sense of community. There's something for everyone, whether it's joining a soroity/fraternity, getting involved in a club, or playing an intramural sport. FSU is just a great and welcoming place to be!

  • 08/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 73 of 509

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    FSU's campus is safe. There has been danger in the past off campus. Most of the time the campus is safe for all students.

    Greek Life

    The greek life is a popular chose at FSU. Although they are great choices, not everyone joins them. The greek life is a lot of fun and is most well known for the funraiser they participate in called Dance Marathon For The Kids.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many activities. Some can choose activities such as sororities. Another option would be christian ministires. Some choose things like bowling club or sailing club.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have an double sided starbucks that is open 24/7. This is always great especially during finals week. An unusual tradition is when you have your birthday, you are thrown into the main fountain.

    Bang for the buck

    FSU is a great school from all directions. It gives students the chance to be involved in all of their favorite things.

    What to do for fun

    There are many things to do for fun. You can get involved in virtually any intramural league you want. Or you can go to the Rez which offers free paddle boarding and canoeing.

    Food and Dining

    The dinning halls are great on campus. The dessert bar is my favorite part. There are always a variety of options, even healthy ones.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is the most convenient form of living. I lived in a dorm my freshman year, and loved it. I liked the convenience of the dorm as well as the community atmosphere.

    Academic Rigor

    It is important to study for all your classses because they are challenging. As important as getting involved is, keeping up with your studies is more important. Plan out your time, and always put school first.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prospective students should look for scholarship opportunities early. Also, they should attend go week to learn about the school. It is best to get involved with groups on campus.

    In three sentences

    I have dreamed about going to Florida State University since third grade, and it is everything i have ever wanted. It has a great atmosphere, and the sports are great. I love it here, and am beyond happy with my decision.

  • 08/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 74 of 509

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    For a college in a capital city, it is very safe. Use common sense and utilize the transportation options the university provides when out late at night.

    Greek Life

    As a part of the Panhellenic community, I highly suggest going greek. FSU has a wonderful greek life, IFC, Panhellenic, National Panhellenic Conference, and many multicultural fraternities and sororities.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    On your birthday, your 21st in particular, you are tossed into the main fountain (Wescott) by your friends.

    What to do for fun

    There is a bowling alley and a movie theater on campus. The FSU REZ is a great place with many outdoor activities. Tallahassee has a pretty good nightlife, you will never be at a loss for something to do.

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining is reasonable. The food is pretty good for a college cafeteria. They have many different options for meal plans and are very helpful.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life can be the best of times or the worst of times. I would avoid living in the dorm after freshman year unless you get a single room. If you can come in with a roommate already do that because random roommates are a gamble.

    Academic Rigor

    I think that this question is subjective. The classes are tough, but the teachers are very helpful. I firmly believe that all classes at any university would be challenging.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you live off campus try and take the bus as possible because parking is terrible. Get involved in any campus organization you want! There are so many different organizations that there has to be something that you are interested in.

    In three sentences

    Florida State University is an incredible school. The campus is beautiful and the students are incredibly friendly. The faculty and staff really facilitate learning and some how make this large state school feel personal and small.

  • 08/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 75 of 509

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus is very safe, I've never had an problems.

    Greek Life

    I don't know anything about Greek Life.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a club for everyone.

    Great for these types of students

    The student life cinema is great for all students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    It has the student life cinema where movie premiers are held and famous actors attend.

    Bang for the buck

    Good deals on food and activities can be found.

    What to do for fun

    There is always something going on whether you want to catch a movie or go to a concert.

    Food and Dining

    Food is great and not too highly priced. One can always find affordable food.

    Dorm Life

    I'm not sure about dorm life as I live off campus.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics can be challenging but nothing that can't be handled.

    Tips for prospective students

    Work hard and study hard and you should be able to get in with not much difficulty.

    In three sentences

    Florida State has great professors and nice facilities. The campus is beautiful. It also feels very safe.

  • 08/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 76 of 509

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Florida State has one of the best security systems in place. The whole perimeter of the campus has alarms posted near every academic building and dorm building. Even if you're in fear, you can always press one of the buttons on the alarm to signal a campus cop to come and assist you.

    Greek Life

    Florida State has a vast amount of sororities and fraternities. It depends on what type of organization that you may want to be a part of. Each of the Greek organizations emphasize on the importance of academics. Also being a part of sorority or fraternity opens up the doors for future endeavors.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are multitudes of clubs and activities to get involve with on campus. Please remember though that a lot of the clubs and activities do look at G.P.A.s because this can lead to future employment opportunities for you.

    Great for these types of students

    Florida State is great for anyway who is ready to be challenged, motivated, encourage and ready to succeed.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    On Wednesdays, the student union center has their weekly flea market. Also in that area, a lot of the Greek organizations (both male and females come together to do local campus activities.

    Bang for the buck

    As I mentioned earlier, Florida State has one of the top School of Social Work programs in the country. Also, since Florida State is a public state institution, the tuition is lower than that of a private institution. Overall, a lot of students graduate from Florida State University and they are successful in their profession.

    What to do for fun

    There are lots of clubs and organizations that a person can join on campus. Florida State football team is always ranked in the top 25 and there is never a dull moment at any of the football games. Depending on your program, there is always a social function going on in which students can participate in.

    Food and Dining

    Try to eat healthy. I know that there are a lot of fast food facilities on campus, but if you can make it to campus dinner area before serving hours are up, they serve a healthier variety of meals verses fast foods.

    Dorm Life

    I've never had the opportunity of living in dorm myself, but just remember that communicating with your roomate can diffuse conflict. Respect each other's space, privacy and property.

    Academic Rigor

    It can become extremely stressful during the semester especially if you multiple assignments due at the same time from each of your courses. Please remember if you're feeling stressed out over grades, again make an appointment to meet with your academic advisor because your goal is to stay successful and maintain a good G.P.A. Also, never feel that your alone dealing with anxieties of keeping up with your assignments and communicating and studying with classmates can help ease the tension.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are weak in areas of writing and math, please utilize the on campus writing and math centers. Also, if you're feeling overwhelmed, set up a meeting with your academic advisor and discuss your strengths and weakness to see if a solution can be made. It is always a good practice to pace yourself and not try to overload on classes because you do not want to become overwhelmed.

    In three sentences

    I think Florida State has one of the best School of Social Work programs in the United States because the program focuses on critical thinking. Critical thinking is extremely essential for a master student because it prepares a person to make better administrative choices in working in a social service capacity. With a top level social work curriculum, Florida State does an excellent job preparing students for the professional world.

  • 09/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 77 of 509

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    From the FSU PD to the SAFE Connection bus to the Nole Cab, FSU makes me feel beyond safe. I have a late astronomy lab at least a mile and a half from my dorm and have to walk back at 10 PM. Since I don't feel safe walking out on my own, all I need to do is call the SAFE bus company, tell them where I am and what I'm wearing, and I can get a free ride back to my dorm! This service is also great for kids too drunk to drive or make it home on their own, as well as anyone who needs to get someplace far out from their current location or off campus. The amount of blue emergency lights set up around campus gives students and teachers easy accessibility to contact the police or SAFE bus if they ever feel threatened. It's not safe to go anywhere on your own late at night no matter where you live, but at least here at FSU, I know that I have many options to ensure that I can keep myself safe.

    Greek Life

    I don't know much about the Greek Life on campus, sorry!

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a ridiculous amount of clubs to get involved in and things to do here at FSU! I know for a fact that there is something for EVERYONE offered here.

    Great for these types of students

    ANY AND ALL STUDENTS! The sheer amount of diversity here makes this place a fantastic option to just about any type of student! So anyone who wants to have a lot of options and be immersed in a great variety of classes and people would love it here.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Being thrown into Westcott fountain on your birthday, Club Stroz (The Strozier Library is a BIG hang out spot), Humans vs. Zombies (two teams of students are pitted against one another, humans with Nerf guns and zombies with the infection, have skirmishes between classes and in the evening on campus. Think of sharks and minnows, but MUCH MUCH cooler), and many more! I've only just started school, so I don't know of many areas of traditions yet.

    Bang for the buck

    Most things on campus come pretty cheap (great news for college students), and can even be paid for through the many cash options offered here (FLEXBucks, FSUCash, Garnet Bucks, etc).

    What to do for fun

    Go to the Leach Center/Tully Gym, watch movies at the Student Life Center (which also has a cyber cafe, video games, a great lounge and more), go to the events held at the Oglesby Union (Club Downunder, music events, organization functions), Humans vs. Zombies skirmishes held on campus, play ultimate frisbee and flag football on Landis Green, hang out in Strozier Library, etc.

    Food and Dining

    In all the residence halls on the west side of campus (at least, if I'm not mistaken; it's that or east, my bad!), you are required to purchase a Meal Plan. Granted, Suwannee has a pretty nice variety of food, but it can get a little monotonous after a while. Fresh Food Company, although a bit of a commute from my dorm, is absolutely DELICIOUS and offers an incredible variety of healthy options (and even portions your food, so you can easily avoid the freshman 15)! Also, the restaurants in the Oglesby Union food court and the other restaurants on campus are all awesome options to hit up. (It's also good to mention that the FLEXBucks you get with your meal plan can be used to pay at just about any food location on campus!

    Dorm Life

    Don't listen to anyone that knocks dorm living, saying it's silly or dumb for having rules and being in a small room and living with rules; DORM LIVING IS ABSOLUTELY AWESOME. I currently live in Bryan Hall, an exclusive residence hall for its Living Learning Community and I LOVE IT. Dorm living is one of the greatest ways to start meeting people on campus, and in Bryan it's all freshmen; so you get to live with 127 other kids that are in the SAME POSITION AS YOU and you won't feel quite so alone with your stress and anxieties!! On top of that everyone is incredibly warm and friendly, I would highly recommend applying here! Beyond Bryan Hall, FSU has some beautiful halls (and some of the best on campus living in the state, from what I hear!) and many choices for where you'll be spending your year. You won't have to worry about transportation since you're right on campus, and honestly it's much better than stressing out to find parking on bad days (and parking here can get TERRIBLE), and it's just overall a great way to introduce yourself to the university.

    Academic Rigor

    The rigor all depends on what you major in and what classes you take/how many your take on at a time. For me, starting in a Computer Criminology major with 15 credit hours, it hasn't been too bad so far! Just stay ahead of the game, study hard, MAKE A GOOD FIRST IMPRESSION AND GO OUT OF YOUR WAY TO MAKE YOURSELF KNOWN TO YOUR PROFESSORS (HUGE HELP FOR LATER!), and don't let yourself get too stressed or distracted. College is fun, but remember that you're PAYING to be here. Work can pile on quick, so don't let it get to that point!

    Tips for prospective students

    Breathe; even if you don't know exactly what you want to go into major wise, you'll be PERFECTLY FINE! The advising teams for nearly all the colleges of study here are more than happy to help you with any confusion or apprehension you may have. Also, be ready for a HUGE campus with a LOT of people, and don't worry if you're scared about not fitting in; with the amount of people here, the diversity and the ridiculous amount of courses and organizations, you'll find your niche in no time. Go out and try new things, get out of your comfort zone a little, and learn to broaden your horizons; college is a time to explore yourself as a person and start to get a taste of what the world has to offer outside of your small personal bubble.

    In three sentences

    It is an absolutely fantastic school! FSU offers an incredible variety of courses and majors, which makes the fear of finding one's niche practically disappear (even if someone is an exploratory major, they still receive excellent guidance and advising to find the major that fits them best). On top of that, it also has a wide variety of students from many different backgrounds, making it an enormous melting pot of people and a great way to be immersed in a wonderful community full of diversity and opportunity/

  • 11/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 78 of 509

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There have never been any problems with robbery, rape, vandalism, etc. since I have been here. However, avoid the frenchtown section of town which is located in the direction behind Degraff hall/McDonald's on Tennessee st.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is big at FSU. Do not let the system intimidate you if your a girl but be prepared for a hectic rushing experience for fall rush and stay true to yourself and where you think you belong aka dont let others influence your decisions.

    Clubs and Activities

    Something for everyone.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The chop and war chant. greatest college tradition ever invented. Tomahawks is a great sports bar to catch any sporting events with great food too. Also, you'll often see food trucks around the Tallahassee area and a lot of them have some pretty fantastic food!

    Bang for the buck

    Cheaper than in-state tuition in Illinois.

    What to do for fun

    Anything and everything.Like the outdoors? The FSU reservation is for you. They have kayaking, outdoor trips, rock walls, beach volleyball, etc. Like sports? Talented or not Intramural sports are incredibly fun and a great way to meet people. Interested in Greek life? With 16 sororities and 23 Fraternities there is something for everyone. Want to go out? The bars and clubs you only have to be 18 to get in. the strip is literally a strip mall of bars on Tennessee st that a lot of kids go to.

    Food and Dining

    Lets be honest, its awful college dorm food. Fresh Foods is always better than Suwannee food. Utilize those flexbucks at the Union!

    Dorm Life

    The honors dorms are definitely the nicest so if you get accepted to the program definitely accept for even this factor. A lot of suite styles are nice the community style ones are what you want to avoid.

    Academic Rigor

    Some people view it as a lesser school academically, however, it is definitely not easy. Expect a greater work load than high school.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved in as many clubs, intramural teams, Greek life, and anything else that interests you as soon as you can! Don't be afraid to meet new people, and GO TO ALL THE FOOTBALL GAMES!

    In three sentences

    FSU is the best choice I could have made for college. Its a great school, has a ton of school pride, good football team, its fun, different, and most of all its WARM. As an our to state student they provided me with more financial aid than any other school I applied to, even in state at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

  • 12/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 79 of 509

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    What to do for fun

    Tallahassee in general is a very fun place with tons of nightlife locations within walking distance to campus. But even if clubs and bars aren't your thing there's a lot to do on campus including a bowling alley, Paint-a-Pot, a free movie theater, the gym, and usually a free event with food is hosted at least once a week. Also a park is owned by the school where FSU students can kayak, rock climb, swim, paddle board, and sail for free.

    Food and Dining

    There are two dining halls on campus which serve a variety of foods everyday. I mean some dishes are better than others but overall I find the food to taste pretty good. If you're not eating in the dining hall there are also a lot of restaurants on campus.

    Dorm Life

    I live in the honor's dorm which is extremely nice and clean as are the dorms of Broward, Gilchrest, Cawthon, Wildwood, and Jennee Murphee. However, I have found the community style dorms to be pretty run down and they have many mold/humidity issues.

    Academic Rigor

    I find the classes to be harder than high school but not overly difficult. You will be challenged to think critically and put in an effort but you will not be bored with mindnumbing classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply in the earliest application date possible. Don't procrastinate too much in class. And always go to your professor's office hours if you need help, they will be happy to see and assist you.

    In three sentences

    I am a current freshman at FSU and I am extremely glad to be here. There is always something to do on campus so you are entertained but challenged academically at the same time. Everyone on campus is friendly and you will always find someone to help if you need anything.

  • 01/31/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    On your birthday, it's a tradition to be thrown into the fountain in front of Landis.

    What to do for fun

    Relaxing on Landis Green is always fun, but so is completing puzzles in the Goldstein Library. Club DownUnder is always hopping and full of fun times. The Union has Market Wednesdays, which is basically a clothing/jewelry/books/posters market.

    Food and Dining

    Fresh Foods and Suwannee have hundreds of options to choose from. They have salad bars, pizza, desserts, soup, an American Dinner, sandwiches and then something on the Grill at all times. You can almost always go into one of the dining halls and get what you want to eat.

    Dorm Life

    Living in the dorms is really fun because you get to know a whole group of people that you may not have normally associated with before that. You're given a chance to step outside of your comfort zone and explore new boundaries with other people, as well as yourself.

    Academic Rigor

    Students that intend to have rigorous semesters full of intense classes should go to Florida State University. They have teachers that truly focus on their students and courses that really help you to become better at what you do.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure that you're ready for teachers that really love what they do. Not only do you get a great education in whatever your major is at Florida State, you receive an education in life, which can be truly valuable.

    In three sentences

    There is nothing in the world like going to Florida State University and being given the opportunity to be a Florida State Seminole. The campus is beautiful and easily traversed, as well as open to all different types of people. At FSU, you make friends that you will have for a lifetime, and have memories that you will never forget.

  • 02/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 81 of 509

    Categories Comments
    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Landis Green isn't so much as an unusual location on campus, but its one of the best places on campus. Its a wide range of grass and beautiful waterfalls that many students study, hang with their friends, and lay in the sun at.

    Bang for the buck

    Even though some may say that it is expensive to go to Florida State, it's worth it. We get to ride all the buses for free, discounts and surrounding restaurants, and not to mention we get into all the sporting events for free!

    What to do for fun

    There a hundreds of clubs and organizations to join. There's one for every interest you have, even the most outrageous.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeterias are amazing! One of the dining halls is actually themed like the dining halls in the Harry Potter movies. And it helps that the food is always fresh and well prepared.

    Dorm Life

    I don't stay on campus, but from what I've seen through staying in the dorms for orientation, they are pretty clean and nice. Each floor has their own theme which shows that the dorm residents have fun!

    Academic Rigor

    The academics aren't completely easy but if you study hard, then the a's will be within your reach.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you plan on going to Florida State University then plan to have the time of your life. You will make plenty of friends, join clubs, and be apart of the Seminole campus life! Besides having a great time at school, make sure to study hard because final exams aren't easy. But there are plenty of teacher's assistants and study groups to help you study.

    In three sentences

    I love this school! The campus is amazing, the professors are willing to help with anything you need, and there is so many organizations to join. This is the perfect school for an outgoing person such as myself.

  • 02/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 82 of 509

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    Campus Safety

    FSUPD is always on call when needed and there are plenty of emergency Blue Lights that you can press to call them around campus.

    Greek Life

    I did not go greek but i am a part of Phi Alpha Delta, the pre-law frat. Its pretty cool.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are SO MANY clubs. Theres even a sandwich lovers club. There are litterally thousands of clubs and activities to partake in. There are always movies playing at the SLC as well.

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone! Smart people, people looking to party, people looking for relaxation, people looking for a great sports environment.. ANYTHING!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    You WILL get thrown into the Wescott fountain on your birthday. Juuuust Sayin'.

    Bang for the buck

    Its a little pricey. If you have bright futures, that helps, of course. There are a lot of fees and dorms are expensive. But what state university isn't these days? I feel like i am getting a great education here so its worth the money.

    What to do for fun

    There's always activities going on. There's Club Downunder--a place where concerts and comedians and a lot more come and perform. There's the SLC (Student Life Center/Cinema) where all the latest movies are shown (Anywhere from 6-midnight on the weekends) And there are so many clubs that there's always something happening.

    Food and Dining

    There are a lot of dining options on campus. The full service Chillis and Denny's (All-Nighter) are among a few. No matter what your tastebuds crave, there's an option for you.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms, with the exception of a few like Kellum, Salley, and Dorman/Diviney, are all pretty great. Landis is beautiful and Mccollum is spacious. The RA's are great too!

    Academic Rigor

    The courses can be a little rigorous, especially the honors courses. I mean, you can't expect all colleges to be the easiest. I appreciate the level of difficulty put forth at FSU.

    Tips for prospective students

    Just Apply! it can't hurt. Visit the campus, too. I promise the brick structures and campus life will take your breath away!

    In three sentences

    This school is absolutely amazing. Whether you like sports, academics, or the beautiful atmosphere, FSU is the best place. The brick buildings, especially the stadium, are my favorite thing about FSU.

  • 05/21/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 83 of 509

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    Great for these types of students

    I don't think there is a specific group of students but FSU is very diverse. I love the campus and atmosphere. We are a very sport oriented college as well.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early and especially for its over looked CARE program. It helps first generation students as well as those with financial need. I recommend that many high school students apply.

    Bang for the buck

    There are plenty of resources for aid out there. This is a top institution and trust me you get a lot more than you pay for.

    Am enjoying being here

    We were ranked #1 in the US for top party schools (LOL). Overall the atmosphere is great and the people are friendly. Honestly, I wouldn't choose anywhere else

    Am learning a lot

    I am currently majoring in ICT (Information & Communication Technology) I get plenty of hands on experience with computers as well as web design. The class size is small so I tend to make alot of friends within my major. (Can you say epic study groups?)

  • 06/01/2011

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 84 of 509

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    Great for these types of students

    Great for film majors, bad for visual artists. If you simply want a degree from a well-known college, FSU can provide you with that for little effort on your part.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not join a fraternity or a sorority. Greek life is the main social attraction at FSU, and it seems to have a corrupting effect on students. They begin to care more about what people think of them, and less about who they really are.

    Bang for the buck

    Courses are simplified versions of textbooks, with presentation slides instead of chapters. Many teachers cannot seem to have a dynamic conversation regarding the subject matter that they are teaching.

    Did enjoy being here

    There are many on-campus activities to enjoy. People play a tag-like game called zombies on compas, there are many things to do and see at the Ogelsby Union. Sports are abundant, and football games can be a blast. The bars and nightclubs can get extremely packed. There are beautiful natural areas to be explored, such as the Reservation, the Sink holes with hiking trails and underwater caves, parks next to lakes, abundant star light above the dimly lit I-75, and a long river that people raft through.

    Did learn a lot

    Many teachers in large sized classes do not have the time to provide individualized help.

  • 06/19/2011

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

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    Bang for the buck

    Who can beat a great education and a top notch football team all at once? Two for the price of one at FSU!!

  • 06/28/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 86 of 509

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    Great for these types of students

    Great if you're a music student as the music school is one of the best int he nation.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved! Join clubs, try out for teams, take interesting classes. You'll be glad you did.

  • 07/02/2011

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

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    Great for these types of students

    Students who love tradition, a more northern feel, endless opportunities, outgoing and eager to explore type students.

    Tips for prospective students

    I suggest joining a club or a intramural sport team to meet as many people as you can. I also suggest studying extremely hard because it's a very competitive school.

    Bang for the buck

    As a Florida Resident, I found FSU to be the best and cheapest big school option for me. UF is more expensive and nowhere near as impressionable as FSU. UCF in Orlando has about he same price and FSU but they are still growing as a school. The University of Miami is private and therefore not fully covered by Bright Futures. I have an apartment for 430$ a month which is almost impossible to find anywhere else. FAU is the cheapest but Boca Raton is extremely expensive to live in.

    Will enjoy being here

    Tallahassee is a relatively small city but the campus is absolutely to die for. The all brick buildings add to a more northern feel which is what I was looking for in a Florida college. There is plenty to do whether on or off campus. There are some bad parts of town but where isn't there? It does get smoldering hot in the summer and freezing for a Florida winter but the fall is perfect. The football games are probably the most fun because anywhere there is a grand tradition there is an energetic crowd.

    Will learn a lot

    You will learn wherever you attend college but Florida State, in my opinion, gives you the most devoted and undivided attention. It has a great reputation for having a small school feel despite its size. The counselors have helped me out tremendously in helping me decide a major and choosing classes that will keep me on track. They actually give you a plan to follow to make sure you are set for graduation on time with no problems. I always hear of colleges that will last minute change their requirements or cancel a major, but FSU does the complete opposite. It is a school of tradition and they pride themselves on having not only the knowledge but the tools to help you graduate.

  • 07/05/2011

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

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    Great for these types of students

    Any kind of student that is dedicated to school. They have students from all parts of the country and many from out-of-country.

    Tips for prospective students

    APPLY EARLY!! Not only for admission but for housing as well.. They do priority housing and many kids are left without housing due to not applying early. Find out about Living-Learning Communities as well.

    Bang for the buck

    Definitely cheaper than attending school out-of-state or at a private institution.

    Will enjoy being here

    There are many on campus activities and events.

    Will learn a lot

    Most of the professors have good ratings.

  • 07/08/2011

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

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    ready to learn

    Will learn a lot

    great school

  • 07/10/2011

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

    90 of 509

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Be outgoing, don't hold back and just be yourself.

    Will enjoy being here

    The campus is beautiful and everyone is very friendly and helpful I truly cannot wait to start. :)

    Will learn a lot

    The Freshmen Orientation program was very helpful, and was mostly led by students. I learned a lot about the campus, clubs, programs, classes, etc. in such a short amount of time and know I will learn a lot more during the next four years at FSU.

  • 07/17/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Will learn a lot

    FSU has some of the most qualified professors a school can have. If you are looking for a school that will expand your knowledge, this is the school for you!

  • 07/21/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Anyone who is looking for a good academic career and willing to put the time toward it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved on campus! It's an easy way to make friends and great on your resume.

    Bang for the buck

    Florida State University provides many academic loans and Scholarships to help meet any financial concerns and has a great Academic Advising Counsel and Financial Services Department to help guide and aid students in the right direction for the best deal.

    Am enjoying being here

    Florida State University is a welcoming environment to new students. There are so many friendly people and so much diversity and extracurricular activities and opportunities that it is hard not to find a place to fit in!

    Am learning a lot

    Florida State University is a wonderful academic environment providing me with a multitude of resources to best meet my research and study needs. The Professors and Faculty and Staff are Professional, Friendly, Informative and Fun. I have learned a lot here and enjoyed learning it!

  • 08/01/2011

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

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Everyone.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you bring your school spirit because it's everywhere!

    Bang for the buck

    A lot of opportunities for financial aid and I can already tell that your counselors and advisors are truly looking out for your best interest.

    Will enjoy being here

    With all of the clubs there is definitely a place for everyone and though I wasn't expecting it the campus is an extremely friendly environment to reside upon.

    Will learn a lot

    I came back from orientation completely sold on the educational values of the educators and pretty much the school as a whole. I really feel like I can learn and accomplish a lot here.

  • 08/03/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Outdoors, Staying busy, Getting involved in Extracurricular Activities.

    Tips for prospective students

    VISIT!

    Bang for the buck

    On campus movie theather, various restaurants, huge gym!

    Am enjoying being here

    I love Florida State's campus! I am so glad I chose this University!

    Am learning a lot

    FSU is a diverse campus! The classroom sizes are resasonable. Best advice is get to know your teacher! It will help get you the A you want!

  • 08/09/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Great for these types of students

    This school is definitely great for students in Florida, it helps keep the cost down. Also, their nursing program is great! (my friend is attending this school for nursing). Also, it is definitely great if you are a seminole fan. ;)

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early, this school is rather tough to get in to.

  • 08/13/2011

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

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    Great for these types of students

    Students who know how to balance their education and their social life will succeed at Florida State. Knowing how to have a good time, how to involve yourself in the community, and how to stay on top of your courses is the sure way to a wonderful college experience at FSU.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make a committment to becoming involved in the many things Florida State has to offer.

    Bang for the buck

    Scholarships are available to those who apply, and there is definitely a supply of them. And the tuition and cost of living is much more affordable than most top rated public universities.

    Will enjoy being here

    There is so much to do on campus and in Tallahassee. From a variety of clubs, to an excellent student government, to awesome football games that make you proud to be a Seminole, FSU has stuff to do. And don't forget about the nightlife and the range of sororities and fraternities.

    Will learn a lot

    The honors college provides access to smaller class sizes and incredible teachers that will make you feel like your receiving a private university education.

  • 09/11/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Will enjoy being here

    I am only a junior in high school, but FSU has been my pick for college since i started high school. I hope I get accepted :)

  • 09/16/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Students that are into the arts (especially Theater and Film), that are interested in Criminology (we have the best department in the country), or are interested in any Social Science field. Also great for students interested in the GREEK life or athletics.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply to the school/government financial aid as early as possible, TALK TO YOUR ADVISORS, don't buy a credit card, and assume attendance is mandatory.

    Bang for the buck

    You do pay a pretty penny, but you get the full University experience. The HUGE campus and endless social groups/clubs and great selection of Majors/Minors. The Financial Aid office is also great and will help with anything you need. There's also a great bus route for the campus and neighborhoods around it, a free movie theather, and the football games are crazyy.

    Am enjoying being here

    The campus is beautiful, the staff is soo helpful, and there is always something to do. FSU definitely puts effort forth to make college not just school, but a lifestyle.

    Am learning a lot

    FSU provides a wide genre of classes so you can actually choose classes you'd like, and professors are always really enthusiastic about what their teaching and helpful.

  • 09/25/2011

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

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    Great for these types of students

    All of my friends at FSU love it! They say you have to be outgoing and get involved, but it's so worth it!

  • 09/28/2011

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

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    Great for these types of students

    Kids who love to party.

    Tips for prospective students

    Essay is optional but you should still write it.

    Will enjoy being here

    Parties every weekend and sometimes during the week.

  • 09/30/2011

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

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    Great for these types of students

    Anyone who likes great football. Roll noles!

    Tips for prospective students

    Take the tours! They are great; fun and informative!

  • 10/03/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Fun, outgoing students. If you're a shy then this is the place for you but, YOU have to apply yourself. YOU have to be friendly and meet anyone that interests you. Don't follow others and do what you love.

    Tips for prospective students

    I cannot stress this enough: APPLY for scholarships, VOLUNTEER at places you want to be at in the future (hospital, animal shelter, etc.) It is not fun working and going to school full-time here at FSU. Once accepted here, find healthy activities to do here! I currently do Water Polo and am part of the Pre-Veterinary club. These are great ways to meet people of the same interest and have fun.

    Bang for the buck

    It is a fantastic tuition price for In-State students. Dormitory, Seminole Dining, and the other costs of school supplies (books) are always expensive. Make sure you get scholarships for your undergraduate here as it can quickly build up along with Graduate school, if you attend.

    Am enjoying being here

    I am currently a Freshman here at Florida State and I have never loved a school so much. My school spirit and my motivation to do well in and out of school is on the high. This was third on my top school list but after visiting FSU, I knew it was the place to be!

    Am learning a lot

    The classes here are phenomenal with a lot of support from the teacher's office hours and the long list of tutoring services available throughout campus.

  • 10/07/2011

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to balance the party atmosphere with the books. Take advantage of all it offers-on campus movie theater, circus, free concerts, football, MagLab, and much much more.

  • 10/12/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Anyone who is looking to have the true college experience! There's traditions that Florida State has kept while being modernized at the same time!

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to Summer C!! You have to take a semester of summer school to graduate, why not go your first summer! Many incoming freshmen go to summer school so it is a great way to meet people. You might think it's weird, but honestly everyone is in the same situation so it is the best way to meet people! You get to figure out the campus before it gets busy and it is a great time!

    Bang for the buck

    College is super expensive no matter who you are! If you can work part- time and save up you will NEVER regret it. Apply for scholarships even if you are working, you just never know what you might get! Going out with friends, going to dinner, paying bills, and classes adds up quickly! This will save you time in college so you can concentrate on school and you can have fun!

    Am enjoying being here

    FSU is probably one of the colleges with the most options when it comes to getting involved. Many people new to the campus are nervous because it is such a large university! I am a member of Greek Life which many people are often wary about. It was the best decision I've ever made, I had no idea what to expect but I gave it a try anyways. I found a place where I know I belong. It might not be for everyone, but it is a great way to network and meet new people whether you're serious about it or not. Not interested in going Greek? There are literally hundreds of clubs on campus to get involved in. Every Wednesday in the Union they have Market Wednesdays where clubs and other organizations come out to market themselves! FSU makes getting involved really easy and fun, which helps ease you into the transition of high school and college!

    Am learning a lot

    The classes at Florida State University are phenomenal! Since it is a huge campus I was nervous that the classes would be too big and I wouldn't do as well. But I was wrong! Some of the best classes I've taken had stadium seating! I thought I knew what I wanted to pursue as far as my major goes but in just one year I've changed my mind...twice. The advisors here really helped me figure out what I wanted to pursue for the future. Not sure what you want to study in college? FSU has a hands-on Exploratory major so you can really weigh out all your options before picking one. They have you participate in activities that will help you find a major that's fit for you.

  • 10/21/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Determined, focused, willing to have fun, and is friendly.

    Will enjoy being here

    Take it from a student currently enrolled at FAMU, you definitely will prefer to attend this school a lot more.

  • 10/27/2011

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

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    Great for these types of students

    that love diverse regions

    Tips for prospective students

    get the requirements and pray you get accepted

    Bang for the buck

    even though Bright Future reduced the money, you going to be able to afford it

    Will enjoy being here

    i love the temperatur down in Tallahassee

    Will learn a lot

    about my major and the good programs down there

  • 10/28/2011

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

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students who want a medium sized campus with a big university feel. Students who like brick campuses. Students with a love for Tally! Students who are seminole fans. Students who are interested in CIRCUS ARTS (coolest club ever)

    Tips for prospective students

    APPLY FOR HOUSING AS SOON AS YOU GET ACCEPTED!

    Bang for the buck

    This school is perfect. Its your average University but scholarships are available, its up to you to apply! :)

    Will enjoy being here

    The campus is absolutely perfect. Right in the middle of Bustling Tallahassee Florida, our state capitol. Perfect sized campus, smaller but still the big university feel. Amazing weather! very well kept and GREAT meal plan.

    Will learn a lot

    I've head only great things about this school. I cannot wait to grow into an alumni and a better citizen and adult!

  • 10/28/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    FSU is great if you think you know what you want to do with your life. It's also great if you have absolutely no idea. It is also perfect for people who are open-minded. There is a lot of diversity on campus, in many different ways. There is a substantial LGBT community as well.

    Tips for prospective students

    For such a big school, it's amazing how many classes are under 100 students. It isn't hard to get in touch with your professors, and you can be noticed and recognized if you put yourself out there. Bring a car, but don't expect to find parking if you're commuting. Parking is nearly impossible. There are other modes of transportation though, like the bus. Or if you live close to campus, like I do, you can walk to campus. A lot of people complain that Tallahassee is dirty and gross and that there is nothing to do here. These are all extreme generalizations. FSU isn't located in the nicest area of town, and sure, some parts of it are less pretty than others. But if you drive ten minutes in any direction, you'll probably find beautiful trees and lush greenery. If you don't have a car, just walk on campus. It's gorgeous too. You just have to appreciate what is there, rather than focus on what isn't. As for things to do goes- there are always events happening on campus. There is a great college music scene on and off campus, and there are a number of clubs and bars to go to. There are parks to go to, organizations to join, football games to attend... the list goes on and on. Again, if you don't make an effort to do things, then it's going to feel like there's nothing to do. You're in charge of your fun. One last thing- the dining hall food is not good. Some residence halls require you to have a meal plan. It's fine for a year but after that it gets old. It's better to make your own food when possible.

    Bang for the buck

    If you are a Florida resident, this is definitely the place to be. Tuition is ridiculously cheap in comparison to basically any out of state schools, and it is high quality education. There are always exceptions; the lecture class with the doctoral student who has no idea how to teach does not feel like a good use of money. Overall, though, it is definitely worth what it costs. Scholarships, like Bright Futures, are extremely helpful too.

    Am enjoying being here

    Florida State is a lot of fun. The students are active and passionate about pretty much everything, and it's not hard to find something to get involved in. Sometimes it's hard to know what you actually are interested in. That's why it's great to have so many options available. There are open mic nights on campus, a radio station, fashion magazines, political groups, Greek life, and so much more. FSU is great for exploring and finding your niche. There are lots of volunteer opportunities as well.

    Am learning a lot

    FSU really gets you to think. Most classes, even at the 2000 level, require a good deal of thought and effort. Sometimes you can get by without actually learning too much, but then what are you really paying for? You get what you give. If you put in the effort to learn, you will. The faculty and staff are extremely welcoming for the most part. They want you to come to office hours; they want you to ask questions. FSU is a friendly, extremely educational environment.

  • 11/04/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Christians, International Students, Party Goers, People who want Internships

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early, do not wait. If you miss the first deadline, it is very difficult to catch up and get on campus housing. If you get accepted from the first deadline (you will get a letter in December) and you intend to go to FSU, put in the housing application as soon as possible. It fills up fast. For orientation, try to get an early date, this allows you to sign up for classes sooner and you will be more likely to get the one you want. Most of all, look at Florida State with an open mind (and all colleges for that matter). Look at Tallahassee and ask yourself if you can see yourself living here. It has something for everyone if you open your eyes to it. I came in not knowing anyone or anything, now I am heavily involved in numerous organizations, church, and the community. This is a place for you to be who you want to be.

    Bang for the buck

    Florida State University has a variety of things that appeal to everyone. If you search for the party life, Tallahassee and FSU has it. If you are looking for Fraternities or Sororities, we have 60 of them If you want sports, we have numerous intramural sports that anyone can sign up for. Football tickets are free to students (you can't miss out on that experience) and all other sporting events are either free or extremely cheap. If you want to be involved, we have over 550 clubs, and if you don't find what you want, create your own! If you want to study, Florida State ranks within the top 25 for most every program and if you come from Florida especially it is the best bang for the buck college.

    Am enjoying being here

    I come from a small town of 5,000. Tallahassee has around 150,000 and FSU has 40,000. To say the least it was a shock to the system. But, despite its size, it feels like home. The campus is amazing to take a stroll on. Landis Green is a blast. We have football and frisbe all the time. There are SO MANY clubs that you can't go wrong. It is literally impossible to not find something that you like on the campus. Football Saturdays are a blast! The stadium and the atmosphere is something that can't be beat. When you step into Doak, you become friends with 80,000 other Seminoles cheering the team onto victory. Tallahassee is a party town, so if that is what you seek, trust me it is here. At the same time, just 12miles from the city center is the peaceful country that provides a retreat from it all. Hiking, biking, fishing, climbing, and anything else you can imagine, it is all here. If you are religious, there is tons of them to choose from and several clubs as well.

    Am learning a lot

    As a freshman it can be quite difficult to adjust to the college lifestyle, but Florida State makes it easy. The class sizes are relatively small for a campus this large. I will not lie I do have a class of 300, but at the same time a class of 30. There is a lot of variation and those large classes allow you to meet your next best friend and become more open. Whenever you feel lost, the professors answer your questions. Whether it be in class or during their twice a week office hours, you can be sure that you won't be ignored. The main library, Strozier, is amazing. Their is always a study group going on, and if not get together with some friends and utilize all the resources this campus has to offer...There are TONS of them. This campus provides you with ample opportunity to excel. If you like to study alone, grab a book and enjoy the fountain on Landis or Westcott. When it is warm out go for a swim in the fountains to cool off. This campus has it all. Most of all, Florida State lets you be who you are and helps you navigate this time of transition and beyond. It sets you up for the real world. Being in the state capitol has its advantages for internships and job opportunities, unlike that other school in Gainesville. GO NOLES!

  • 11/16/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Driven, hard working, liberal art centered students that are willing to push their comfort zone in order to excel in a challenging, yet exciting, environment.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you can, get involved with Succcess Coaching, which is free for out of state, grant recipients and students with more than ~40 hours. They help you plan out what you want to do and the steps needed to get there. Also, apply early! Make sure that you get your housing application in as soon as possible so that you are more likely to get a good dorm. Have fun! Explore the different things available on campus and all the different clubs.

    Bang for the buck

    If you're a Florida resident, FSU is a great deal. There are tons of scholarships available, both private and public. Even for out of state, FSU is pretty reasonably priced, and again, there are plenty of scholarships.

    Am enjoying being here

    FSU has a gorgeous campus, and there's lot of student activities available. The campus has a great vibe, and there's lots of social activites to help you settle in.

    Am learning a lot

    The professors and teaching assistants are really committed to making sure you understand the material. Even with larger classes, most professors/TA's are available after the class to clarify, and respond to emails promptly. If they don't manage to clear up your confusion, there's a lot of really helpful tutoring centers on campus - most located in the library.

  • 11/23/2011

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

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    Tips for prospective students

    I am hoping to become a student there... so I will be back to give tips

    Bang for the buck

    Not to expensive

    Will enjoy being here

    Noles tradition is awesome and I can't wait to be apart of it

    Will learn a lot

    FSU has my programs I need to succeed!

  • 11/26/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Average, Sports Fans and Athletes, Honor/ AP students looking to enjoy life while still getting a good education.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to balance studying with partying as this is the downfall of many students. You will probably do more of both then you normally do.

    Bang for the buck

    If you are a Florida Resident, Bright Futures covers most of the cost of attendance. The school also offers grants and scholarships. Rent is pretty cheap and so is alcohol.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love FSU! Whether your currently interested in football or not, you will be if you come to fsu. Pre-game tailgating is a huge tradition at FSU. The whole community will take over the school to celebrate seminole spirit. The campus is very pretty too. Brick buildings, green lawns, flowers and trees make FSU a wonderful place to be year round. There is so much to do. There is always something happening on campus whether it is the free movie theather, football games, club downunder which hosts popular bands and comedians or the union breakfast for a buck. Off campus activities mainly involve alcohol: bars, clubs, and house parties. However, there is also the Rez which has canoe rentals and sand volleyball, as well as local sinkholes for swimming if you're the outdoor type.

    Am learning a lot

    I am an exercise science major in the college of human sciences. The first year of any degrees are very similar, depending on how much college credit you come in with. If you enter college with over 20 credits you will probably begin your major classes immediately (and also graduate earlier). If you are like most people the first few semesters are used mainly to complete your liberal arts credits and writing electives with a few major specific classes included. These are generally the easier courses although it does depend on the teacher. As a science major I am always learning. Especially as an upper level student where most of the learning is done on your own time. As a senior I study most days of the week, however I am also a pre-med. In any case, the more you put in the more you get out. If your only shooting for a C then you will only learn 75% of what's taught in each class.

  • 12/05/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    FSU has a variety of clubs and organizations for anyone! All different types of people can find their niche here! That's why FSU is such a great school. If you don't see a club you like, then all you have to do is create your own!

    Tips for prospective students

    There is always something going on around campus! There is no reason for anyone to be sitting around bored wondering what to do. There is a free movie theater and cheap bowling alley right on campus. Take advantage of all the campus has to offer and you won't regret going to FSU.

    Bang for the buck

    If you utilize all that the campus has to offer, than it is definitely worth the money! FSU includes many fees into the tuition that other colleges just add on, so make sure you use the bus system and all the various help centers!

    Am enjoying being here

    I absolutely love this school! I could not imagine going anywhere else. I am so glad I chose to go here. It has the big college feel, but everyone here is so nice, I don't feel lost in the numbers. I almost always see at least one person I know when I walk across campus.

    Am learning a lot

    In each class I learn something new! Even the classes that I already have prior knowledge in. I really enjoy going to each class, simply because I wonder what I will learn next!

  • 12/06/2011

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

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    Great for these types of students

    How is the music program. I am interested in the band.

    Will enjoy being here

    I heard that there is a lot to do is this true.

    Will learn a lot

    Can anyone tell me how well the Accounting Program is?

  • 12/12/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Student who want to learn a lot in college while at the same time making lifelong friends. Students who enjoy being at a major NCAA school in a major conference

    Tips for prospective students

    Talk to your advisors and make sure you get everything in on time. I almost got screwed out of coming here because I missed a deadline!

    Am enjoying being here

    I love the atmosphere and the people here

    Am learning a lot

    The professors here are very dedicated to you getting the most out o your college experience

  • 12/12/2011

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

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Diverse, Active in clubs, Outgoing

    Tips for prospective students

    1. Try to take dual enrollment courses. It will not only look good on your record, but, depending on how many credits you earn you can go into college as a sophmore, or even a junior. 2. Make sure you've learned alot about english and writing. It comes in handy when taking writing credit courses. 3. BE INVOLVED IN SCHOOL! Clubs, organizations, athletics. These are all things that help you meet new people. 4. I should have listed this first, but keep your GPA at a good level. 3.7 or higher is good, maybe a little lower. It all depends on admissions and what your test scores are.

    Bang for the buck

    I will say the college academics will probably be the bang for your buck, however the meal plan is another story. All I say is research the meal plan alot before you arrive to orientation. Aside from the meal plan FSU offeres garnet bucks which can probably come out cheaper than buying a meal plan. As I said, the choice is up to the student as a person, and how much that student eats.

    Will enjoy being here

    Honestly, when I took the tour of the school I absolutely loved it there. The campus, for one, is so beautiful. The grass always looked green and the flowers in full bloom. I plan on being in many clubs and trying to get to know many people outside of my classes. I think that as long as you are involoved and meet new people, then the college life will be spectacular.

    Will learn a lot

    I've heard very awesome things about the academics at FSU. I'm hoping I am able to experience the great things people say about it. My sister attended FSU and said that the Professors are very helpful with thier students. She also said that becasue some classes have ALOT of students in them, that a student should have the professor get a sense of who they are, so that they stand out a little more than the other students. So saying hello, or asking many questions could be a help!

  • 12/13/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 person found this inaccurate. 117 of 509

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    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for housing as early as possible! I currently live in DeGraff and love it! Also, get involved. There are several student organizations on campus and we have an amazing Greek life system! Getting involved is the best way to make the most of your college experience, make friends, and fill up your resume. My parting words of wisdom would be to not be bummed if you get in for the summer term. In fact, I would say to apply for the summer term! You'll meet great friends and also get a head start on your credits. And on the first day of the fall semester, you won't be that freshman that's wandering around lost ;)

    Bang for the buck

    The school feels small and, if you ask, you will get one on one attention from your professors. For these reasons, I feel like I am going to a private school without the hefty tuition! Not to mention, this campus is absolutely gorgeous :)

    Am enjoying being here

    Tallahassee is a great city for college age kids! There is always something to do every night of the week, even if partying isn't your thing. We have a movie theater and bowling alley right on campus, and lots of other fun things to do close to campus. I'm never bored!

    Am learning a lot

    FSU tends to get the rep of being a party school, but the academics here are truly up to par with all other top colleges in the state! If you are ever struggling in a class there are so many complimentary tutoring resources on campus to help you out.

  • 12/23/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    I'm not sure what these types of students means, but the same tips fit here: apply early!! Be humble. Be ready to learn.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply and decide early!! You'll be considered first for scholarships and be awarded the most money. Also, go to college open to learning. No one likes a pompous know-it-all freshman.

    Bang for the buck

    As an in-state tuition student, the cost of attending FSU is quite the value. The school is fantastic and I can still walk away after graduation without owing my life in loans.

    Am enjoying being here

    I feel completely at home. Despite FSU being a large school, the teachers and directors know who you are, say hello in the hallways, and take an interest in their students beyond those bodies in the classroom where I talk for an hour. On a social level, there are always things to do and typically they're free for students. It's really a great time.

    Am learning a lot

    I'm in the college of music. The faculty is absolutely outstanding. They are definitely experts in their field and have so much to teach their students.

  • 12/24/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    FSU is great for all types of students. I believe FSU and the professors have many approaches for helping all types of individuals to succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    As for any school, I believe it is important for students to stay focused on their studies. Tallahassee is considered a top party school so I would be sure to be disciplined enough to stay on top of your academics, if you do enjoy the party scene.

    Bang for the buck

    I do agree that FSU has a great educational system and the campus is beautiful but with the tuition prices rising higher, it is not making financial situations any easier for students.

    Am enjoying being here

    The Florida State University campus in Tallahassee is beautiful! The scenery is my favorite part about the campus. I have had great experiences at FSU and I really enjoy it here. I am very happy I chose to attend FSU as opposed to my other options.

    Am learning a lot

    Florida State has a wonderful educational system and I have learned a lot in the past three years that I have attended. The majority of my professors have really been passionate about what they are teaching and that makes it much easier to grasp the concepts of the courses.

  • 12/27/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    All majors

    Tips for prospective students

    Enter a major that has many job openings in it's respective fields.

  • 12/28/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    121 of 509

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    There is something for everyone. While you do have your typical party animals who blow off their studies to go clubbing, those are most definitely not the only students this school is good for. There are many libraries, secret study nooks, and other resources on campus. I have yet to have a professor I did not like and I genuinely enjoy the people, the learning, and the general experience here at FSU. Go Noles!

    Tips for prospective students

    Fresh Food has the best variety for dining halls. Take classes that interest you for your liberal studies requirements, and you may even find a new major through that. Be wary of dorms. Do everything you can when there are special campus activities. Study hard and enjoy learning!

    Bang for the buck

    All college is expensive, but this is an incredible school.

  • 12/28/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    All kinds

    Tips for prospective students

    Try your best, and it'll be the best 4+ years of your life

    Bang for the buck

    so much is included for the price you pay, whether it be busing, gym memberships, tutoring, resources

    Am enjoying being here

    phenomenal college experience, and am surrounded by people who are there to help you

    Am learning a lot

    yes, I am majoring in biological sciences and have learned a plethora about such, as well as writing skills, music world culture and film

  • 12/29/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    FSU is great for students who are interested in the fine arts or the hard sciences, especially if they want to do undergraduate research. FSU has an amazing amount of research opportunities, as well as staff devoted to helping students find positions and apply for grants and scholarships to fund research. I am going to begin research next semester, and I’m still a freshman! This is an opportunity that I would never get at most large universities, but at Florida State, research is a major focus of both students and staff. FSU has cutting edge laboratories, and many FSU professors are well known in their fields. Research at FSU is an opportunity that you don’t want to miss!

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for the first deadline. You’ll find out if you got into FSU before you find out about all of your other potential colleges if you apply for the October deadline. This gives you more time to explore opportunities that you want to take advantage of at FSU before you get there! Apply for a living learning community! These communities allow you to live with and take classes with other people in your major or area of interest. There’s many to choose from and they help you find friends and study buddies as soon as you start school! Plus, many of them offer extra opportunities outside of academics, like leadership in an affiliated society or research/career experience opportunities. Once you get to FSU, plan your time wisely. Most assignments are assigned weeks ahead of their deadlines, so start them early and leave yourself plenty of time to edit papers and projects as the deadline approaches. In classes like mathematics, the sciences, and lab classes, you will have smaller, regular homework assignments that you are expected to complete. Make sure that you don’t fall behind on these smaller assignments while working on big projects for other classes. Join an organization that addresses something you are passionate about, like a career-based society, a service organization, or a campus ministry. This will help you meet other like-minded students and develop friendships early on. Having a group of friends with whom you can relate will help you adjust to living away from home.

    Bang for the buck

    FSU offers the benefits of a large research university at a state school price.

    Am enjoying being here

    The community of students at FSU is diverse enough that everyone can find a niche. Even though I’m at a school of twenty thousand people, I still feel like I have my own place here at FSU and my own community of friends.

    Am learning a lot

    FSU professors are very willing to help students succeed. Every professor that I had during my first semester was willing to meet with students outside of class to help them understand the expectations of the class as well as the material. Even in classes of 100 students, the professors still had regular office hours and would sit with students and help them work out problems until they understood the material. There are also many tutoring and help centers that are free for students. The Writing Center helps students organize and edit papers, and there are tutors available in the libraries as well as other locations, both by appointment and by walk-in. Students have many opportunities to get help if they are struggling.

  • 12/30/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    All kinds.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come out and do well from the start. As you get into your junior and senior year, it continues to be challenging. Stay on top of everything. Don't be afraid to drop a class if you must. Get an F should never be acceptable.

    Bang for the buck

    All colleges are raising their tuition.

    Am enjoying being here

    It's a chill college life.

    Am learning a lot

    FSU is considered a research funded university. If you would like to get into the research side of things, then look no farther. You have to be an individual who is capable of put in the time it takes to be successful in engineering. The professor's here are researchers, not all of them like the teaching part of their job. Stay on top of everything.

  • 01/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 person found this inaccurate. 125 of 509

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    What to do for fun

    There's a ton to do at FSU or just outside of FSU. There are always events on campus.

    Food and Dining

    There are a lot of options on and around campus.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are very nice compared to others.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics are great, some of the best in Florida.

    Tips for prospective students

    Ask for help if you need it because people will gladly help you.

    In three sentences

    FSU is a great school. There is always help if you need tutoring with classes or advice or just directions to a building. The campus is not incredibly spread out so you can easily walk around campus.

  • 01/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    I'm not a huge fan of The Suwanee Room or Fresh Foods. These are our cafeterias and although the food isn't bad, if you don't have a meal plan it can be expensive. Other places on campus like Chili's, Einstein's, and Pollo Tropical are all great.

    Dorm Life

    Freshman living isn't the nicest, but after your freshman year most of the dorms that I have seen and the building I live in now is clean and safe.

    Academic Rigor

    There are ranges of classes that I have found very difficult, but I have also taken classes that were not as challenging. There is definitely a good range of challenging classes at FSU.

  • 01/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 person found this inaccurate. 127 of 509

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    Greek Life

    There is a fraternity and sorority for everyone. Take note that the larger a Greek system is, the less brotherhood or sisterhood there is going to be. Don't rush big because they claim to be the best.

    What to do for fun

    There are plenty of clubs around FSU. Examples are Bajas, 20/20, and more. Also, there are lots of house parties and there are some Greek parties as well.

    Food and Dining

    Fresh Foods is often better than the Suwanee Room but the Figg takes the cake in the way of the best dining experience.

    Dorm Life

    Wildwood and Degraff are easily the best. Salley and Dorman stay away from.

    Academic Rigor

    As expected, this is a top tier academic university. Therefore, expect challenging courses.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved!!! Play sports, join clubs, and keep a high GPA throughout high school, even during senior year!!!

    In three sentences

    Florida State is the best college in the state hands down. This may sound biased but it's hard not to be when every fall sports team was ranked at the end of the season, not to mention a Final Four appearance by our women's volleyball team and being the Champs Sports Bowl Champions. Also, our academics are equal or superior to the University of Florida. FSU is a no brainer.

  • 01/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Anyone who wants the entire college experience, including making the best friends of your life.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Before any home game the university's mascot, Renegade and Chief Osceola run onto the football field and literally spear the feild.

    What to do for fun

    Attend the local cinema, eat at the local restaurants, hang out with all of your new friends and go to the university owned reservation equipped with outdoor fun.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early and look up the answers to your questions before you get here for a smooth move in process.

    In three sentences

    Affordability in regards to the tuition and housing payments. The agreeableness of the local people are impressive and helpful when questions are asked. Everything on campus is well labeled in person, and information about the school can simply be found online at any time.

  • 01/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    this is a great university for online students. the professors are engaging and knowledgeable.

    Food and Dining

    while i can not speak of the food on campus, i know that tallahassee has wonderful options for food. that was one of the things i missed most when i left the area. you can find something for everyone.

    Academic Rigor

    the academics are top notch. i feel as though i am certainly receiving a quality education at a fair price.

    Tips for prospective students

    if you will be participating in a distance learning degree program, make sure to review available courses to ensure there are topics that meet your interests.

    In three sentences

    florida state is a wonderful university that keeps the students active and in the front of the educational line. there is a strong since of student, faculty, and community pride.

  • 01/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    i'm apart of greek life and recommend it 100%. it may not be for everyone but it has made my experience at florida state the best. i am convinced that i would have already moved back home if i didn't have my sorority sisters.

    What to do for fun

    movies at the slc, bowling, hanging out with friends, going out on the town, etc.

    Food and Dining

    could be better.

    Dorm Life

    some dorms are nicer than others but its so convenient living on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    some semesters are easier than others. take it all seriously though.

    Tips for prospective students

    keep up with your work and don't slack off. you will regret it when your stressing over everything. have fun, your in college.

    In three sentences

    the campus is beautiful and the people are wonderful. my teachers are very helpful and very personable. i would recommend the college to anyone.

  • 01/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 person found this inaccurate. 131 of 509

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    Campus Safety

    plenty of full time campus police officers and 'blue light poles placed sporadically throughout campus for anyone being mugged or assaulted that alerts the police immediately.

    Greek Life

    best greek life in the state of florida hands down.

    Clubs and Activities

    countless clubs and intramural sports.

    Great for these types of students

    people who are outgoing and know what they want out of a college.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    whenever someone turns 21 years old they get thrown into the westcott fountain as a tradition.

    Bang for the buck

    college town and everything is priced for it.

    What to do for fun

    the town has many gyms, parks, bars and people if your social and outgoing this is an easy place to enjoy yourself.

    Food and Dining

    suwannee and fresh foods are great on campus dinning.

    Dorm Life

    i had an older dorm called kellum hall and i despised it.

    Tips for prospective students

    stay focused and remember your goals.

    In three sentences

    great academic school and the best college experience a student could ask for. plenty of opportunities to learn about criminology in the class room and in local internships.

  • 02/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    there is constant patrol and emergency lights around campus. you can feel safe having a night class at fsu.

    Greek Life

    greek life is very big at fsu. however, the non- greek life population is larger.

    Clubs and Activities

    there are hundreds of clubs and activities to get involved with on campus. you can even start your own!

    Great for these types of students

    driven. ready to succeed. academically strong.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    the wescott fountain is a tradition for fsu students. on your 21st birthday, it is tradition to jump in the fountain.

    Bang for the buck

    fsu provides an experience you cannot get anywhere else.

    What to do for fun

    there are plenty of museums in the capital. beaches are not too far. a road trip is possible since we are close to the fl border. the restaurants are fantastic and unique. the on campus movie theater always shows hit movies.

    Food and Dining

    the dining halls can add to your freshman 15 if you let it. be aware.

    Dorm Life

    i would recommend the dorms for your first year and possibly the on campus apartments for your second year.

    Academic Rigor

    i have received such a great academic experience

    Tips for prospective students

    you made the right choice. tallahassee is a party scene but remain focused on your studies. 10 years from now you will be more concerned with the grade in a certain course than the party you did not go to.

    In three sentences

    attending fsu is the best decision you will ever make. the university provides exceptional academic courses and allows the students to learn outside the classroom. the professors want you to learn and succeed.

  • 02/07/2012

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

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    In three sentences

    i love florida state! my advice is to apply early and to take the act and sat as many times as possible to get your score higher.

  • 02/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    there are plenty of clubs you can join and the city is small so you get to know a lot of people

    Food and Dining

    great food!

    Dorm Life

    depends on the dorm

    Academic Rigor

    while the course load is certainly do-able, this is college and schoolwork will take up most of your time.

    Tips for prospective students

    make sure you find out where all your classes are before the first day of school. the campus is huge.

    In three sentences

    fsu is a great school. it provides endless opportunities for its students to utilize their every resource. the teachers as well as the environment possess a strong sense of welcoming.

  • 02/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    135 of 509

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    nursing

    What to do for fun

    study.

    Tips for prospective students

    study and work hard.

    In three sentences

    outstanding university. student friendly environment. great opportunities and education

  • 02/10/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

    136 of 509

    Categories Comments
    In three sentences

    it's so cool at fsu!! i really would love to attend. it also has really good programs and opportunities.

  • 02/13/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

    137 of 509

    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    going for the bowling team!

    In three sentences

    pretty big school. can't wait to start my classes.

  • 02/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    138 of 509

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    there is always something going on around campus. as a college environment, there is also a lot to do just outside of campus.

    Food and Dining

    whether you're on a meal plan or not, there is a variety of dining choices, both on and off campus.

    Dorm Life

    each dorm is extremely different. the newer dorms are extremely nice. the older dorms are not as bad as people think.

    Academic Rigor

    as with any college, classes are definitely a handful, but with dedication, anything is possible.

    Tips for prospective students

    do your best.

    In three sentences

    fsu is a great school with an amazing environment. no matter what you decide to major in, you will always feel at home. good luck future noles!

  • 02/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    139 of 509

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    they have call stations every 10 feet of one another, officers circle the campus at night.

    Greek Life

    almost half the campus is in a fraternity or a sorority.

    Clubs and Activities

    a lot

    Great for these types of students

    all types, the school have various types of students from all over the world, everyone is welcome here.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    get dumped in the water by the wescott building when its your birthday, very fun.

    Bang for the buck

    great school, one of the best in the nation, everyone seems to love their job, they really care about the students.

    What to do for fun

    party, student activities at the scampus.

    Food and Dining

    different places to eat, have a vegan type restaurant.

    Dorm Life

    the dorms are average, it depends where you live, one side is clearly better than the other side of campus.

    Academic Rigor

    the work is not easy or difficult, its what you make of it, some classes are pointless but that's every college

    Tips for prospective students

    be social ,get involved, help others, focus on school when you're there.

    In three sentences

    has a lot of opportunities for internships. there are a variety of student clubs and organizations to join. every one is kind at the school.

  • 02/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    140 of 509

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    they send emails to let you know about crimes, and have a way to contact police at all key locations on campus. while this is nice, the emails are a little too frequent for my taste. it's mostly robberies, but it's still worrisome.

    Greek Life

    amazingly active, probably one of the key features of our campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    there is larping on landis green when the weather is nice, and humans vs. zombies wars if you can meet the right crowd. i also just love movie nights at the slc.

    Great for these types of students

    those looking to join a fraternity or sorority. also students who don't like cold weather.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    on your birthday it's tradition to be throw into the fountain in front of the school.

    What to do for fun

    the campus has lots of clubs to join, and very active greek life.

    Dorm Life

    i have an apartment, but my friends are always complaining

    Academic Rigor

    the classes are hard to keep up with first semester, but once you get your pacing down it can be fun coming to class for a challenge. of course for the slackers a popular motto on campus is cs get degrees

    Tips for prospective students

    1. sign up for housing early 2. check your emails often to make sure you know what activities are going on that week. 3. learn the bus system, parking is hard to find, but exploring tallahassee is a fun way to spend the weekend. 4. budget. scholarship money isn't for movies and dinner dates. if you spend it on that you'll be very disappointed second semester. 5. start looking for a job, even before you get to tallahassee, they are hard to find.

    In three sentences

    a fun and very active school, that tries hard to make sure everyone feels at home. it doesn't guarantee housing for freshman though, which can be very hard to cope with your first year. the classes are always fun though, even ones like economics or speech, that you generally dread as a prerequisite for your major.

  • 02/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    141 of 509

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    it wasnt that great in the 80s but since then it has gotton extremely safe.

    Clubs and Activities

    there are hundreds of registered student groups so there has to be at least one that your interested in joining.

    Great for these types of students

    nearly all.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    football season is just one big tradition and baseball season is equally as important. birthdays plan to get wet as we throw you into a special fountain.

    Bang for the buck

    being in the capital of the state is definitly worth it.

    What to do for fun

    there are clubs to go to. good bars, decent music venues, awesome art shows and several museums are what can be expected.

    Food and Dining

    about average for a big town. there is a little of everything.

    Dorm Life

    most of the dorms are well kept up. but you really dont want to live in them for more than a year cause they get old quick.

    Academic Rigor

    all the departments are well respected.

    Tips for prospective students

    stay in a dorm you first year cause nearly everything on campus to do it free. but live off campus after that cause the town is easier to get too when not tethered to campus.

    In three sentences

    it is a great school. being located next to the capital makes it easy to network.there are many things to do in tallahassee so its never boring.

  • 02/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 person found this inaccurate. 142 of 509

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    oooh, sooo many things to do on campus. athletic games, swimming, joining a club of your choice, intramural leagues, dance lessons, bowling, an underground night club. just to name a few perks at florida state university!

    Food and Dining

    the food on campus is amazing! and florida state understands that college students are on tight budgets, so the meals are definitely affordable and taste good, too.

    Dorm Life

    i personally never stayed in a dorm, but plenty of my friends do and they absolutely love it. it's a great way of meeting new people, especially when you're new to campus, and a home away from home. only problem is the bathrooms. you have to share with your dormmates, or maybe the dorm floor (community-style bathrooms). other than that, i would recommend the dorms at florida state for any student.

    Academic Rigor

    the academics are tedious, but i wouldn't want to go to a college that just swept students on by with an easy academic rigor. florida state prepares you for the world ahead.

    Tips for prospective students

    although florida state is a great school and will equip you for what you need in life, it is very rigourous. be prepared to manage your time wisely and invest in your studies. the school wants you to succeed, but you have to earn it. and always have fun, no matter what. you're a college student now!

    In three sentences

    florida state is a great school for all kinds of students. the faculty and staff do their best to assist you with your every need, the curriculum is perfect in preparing you for graduation and the world to come, and there is always something to do for students. florida state university is by far one of the top universities in the nation in every aspect.

  • 02/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    143 of 509

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    come and visit this campus. definitely go to office hours even if you do not need help and get to know your professors.

    In three sentences

    this is the most beautiful campus in florida. all the faculty here is understanding and wants to help students out. this school wants to help students succeed here.

  • 02/29/2012

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

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    circus activities, games, various other extracurricular activities.

    Food and Dining

    excellent service at all locations on campus.

    Dorm Life

    helpful roommates and friendly environment.

    Academic Rigor

    very challenging.

    Tips for prospective students

    apply early and stay focused towards your goals. complete your stuff on time.

    In three sentences

    one of the best institutions in florida. great academic competition. has maintained its reputation in academics and extra-curricular activities over many years.

  • 03/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    145 of 509

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    the university has a well established on campus police department that does a good job with protecting the students. many measures are taken to ensure student saftey here, but one should still be aware of their surroundings due to the campus location in downtown tallahassee.

    Greek Life

    florida state may have some of the best greek life around, many of the fraternities and sororities host and participate in many socials, parties, school events. this all goes without mentioning that we have one of the hottest student bodies around ;)

    Clubs and Activities

    i am personally not apart of any clubs here but i have been introduced to quite a few of them such as the long-boarding club which some of my friends started, rock climbing club, intramural sports, and model u.n.

    Great for these types of students

    florida state university is great for any outgoing and social students. the night life in tallahassee is conducive to having a great time :)

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    1. it is tradition for your friends to throw you into wescott fountain on your birthday. 2. landis green is a great place to relax and lounge due to its natural beauty. 3. the hot plates near jeanie murphy residence hall on the woodward avenue side. just sit on them then you will understand...

    Bang for the buck

    florida state really gives its students a lot for their money due to the low tuition rates of public universities in the state of florida for in state residents. even for out of state students i believe that this university is a great deal

    What to do for fun

    go and experience the night life in tallahassee! there are many different clubs and venues that are wild and fun every night!

    Food and Dining

    the food here is tolerable enough, the problem is that the hours and days for some of the restaurants and dining halls on campus are horrendous. also the selection at the dinning halls does become repetitive quickly.

    Dorm Life

    the dorm life here can be incredible for yourself if you can get into one of the updated residence halls, but if you get into one of the old dorms it can be very stressful because of the conditions in them. i would not really about the dorm life here that much because most of your experiences here are not in them.

    Academic Rigor

    the majors at florida state can be extremely rigorous and demanding on students, but most of the programs are very manageable and aren't to overbearing on the students time.

    Tips for prospective students

    1. be mindful of when you complete your fafsa, scholarships, grants or any other kind financial assistance. 2. carefully determine your housing situation, some of the residence halls are updated and aesthetically pleasing, yet there are just as many run down halls on campus that are disgusting and depressing. there are plenty of off campus housing solutions but some of them can become expensive so its better to look early for these before the housing demand goes up. 3. be mindful of how you study. figure out whether you prefer to work alone or in groups because

    In three sentences

    florida state university is one of the most enticing colleges to be part of in florida because of its beautiful campus, diverse student body, and plethora of academic opportunities for students. this environment has created a great lifestyle for the students because there are plenty of college experiences to be had. tallahassee, where fsu is located, is also a wonderful place to experience living for anyone whether they are part of the university or not.

  • 03/05/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

    146 of 509

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    not eating their food

    Dorm Life

    not living in dorms

    Tips for prospective students

    stay on top of the application process

    In three sentences

    freaking awesome

  • 03/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    147 of 509

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    between local police, fsupd, and blue light security poles you won't have to worry but be careful and never walk alone.

    Greek Life

    fsu has 57, and growing, fraternities and sororities.

    Clubs and Activities

    myriad of clubs and organizations tethered to all kinds of interests.

    Bang for the buck

    off campus house parties, clubs and bars are always an amazing time.

    What to do for fun

    there's always on campus activities. fsu has a bowling alley, a club, socials, greek life, market wednesday, recreational sports leagues, and our athletic teams are among the elite college teams. football games are the highlight of fall semester and basketball in the spring.

    Food and Dining

    there is a wide variety of dining choices on and off campus. there's cafeterias, restaurants, a food court, late night delivery, fast food and convenience stores. you always have options.

    Dorm Life

    dorm life can have it's moments. participate in some hall socials and get to know the people you live with, after all you are neighbors. the newer dorms are nice, some are old but they are still homey. you make your own experience so enjoy the dorm life responsibly.

    Academic Rigor

    it is challenging, but not impossible. at fsu, you can get a great education as long as you take schoolwork seriously. during this time in your life, it is your job to be a student and you have to do your job well.

    Tips for prospective students

    go to every class. spend at least an hour in the library every day. start papers and projects early, even if they aren't due for weeks.

    In three sentences

    florida state has a wonderful and diverse campus. there is always something to do and somewhere to be. fsu is fun as well as academically challenging.

  • 03/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    148 of 509

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    dundundunudn.. they are like mall cops because nothing really happens in campus..

    Greek Life

    i don't care, there's a lot of them though..

    Clubs and Activities

    it is said there are 500 clubs, it's kind of hard to get in contact with them but there are a lot of them and they're active

    Great for these types of students

    greek, religious, gamer, punk, jock, brain.. anything really

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    don't go to frenchtown at night, it's creepy.. read the police reviews in the paper fsu view, they're hilarious.. you get thrown into the westcott fountain on your birthday

    Bang for the buck

    like i told before, talking money, tallahassee and fsu is a great combination. it's a good school with a good price. still it all depends on the student with putting an effort to it to get the value of your money..

    What to do for fun

    anything you're into really.. go clubbing, go larping, go to the gym(leach), go to stroz starbucks, go to a frat party, go to a game, go to slc to see a movie, go downtown with friends.. whatever you can think of, you can probably do..

    Food and Dining

    dining halls? yuck.. most expensive cereals i ever had.. if your dorm does not require a meal plan do not get one.. (if you're extremely lazy you may think about it)food in tallahassee? awesome, you can find cheap prices and delicious food..

    Dorm Life

    i stayed in a better dorm (cawthon,) then the old and ugly ones (kellum, smith, diviney, dorman) unfortunately meal plan was required for mine (see below) but the dorms are actually not that bad.. they are dirty and old but at least there are no bugs.. plus you can get apartments on campus linked with the housing department those are very good.

    Academic Rigor

    the classes certainly push you to become a better student.. even humanities instructors take their jobs seriously and correct you.. plus calculus i is calculus i everywhere it doesn't differ by school, it differs by the student..

    Tips for prospective students

    any college will have boring teachers, bad food in dining halls, uninteresting subject.. fsu showers you with possible options you can overcome these. and parents.. any college will have crazy parties..

    In three sentences

    this is one of the best offer you'll get with college/price ratio. you can be anything, like anything and can find someplace you can fit in. i'm very glad i made the choice to be here.

  • 03/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    make good decisions in regards to your safety at night. use the safe bus and know where the warning signals are. be smart and alert.

    Bang for the buck

    check all free stuff on market wednesday.

    What to do for fun

    there are events every weekend and social clubs available for interaction with all ethnicities and backgrounds.

    Food and Dining

    pace yourself. the choices are unlimited and if you do not budget you will be cash poor sooner than later.

    Dorm Life

    you must learn to share and have patience with your new room mates. remember everyone is raised differently. communication is the key. do not judge.

    Academic Rigor

    do not procrastinate on any of your assignments. if you can get ahead please do.

    Tips for prospective students

    be open to new experiences and try activities set for socialization so that you will not feel alone in this new transition.

    In three sentences

    this campus is easy to navigate. the activities available for students are diverse and exciting. the campus is large but has a small town feel.

  • 03/14/2012

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

    150 of 509

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    on campus, you can find a telephone with a blue light on top that will summon campus security for whatever reason, no questions asked. they can walk you to your dorm if you ever felt unsafe.

    Clubs and Activities

    there is so much to do and i don't even know all of it yet!

    Dorm Life

    just...stay away from the older dorms.

    In three sentences

    overall, fsu is a great, well-rounded school. it is very welcoming and altogether enjoyable. everyone i have personally come across has been so friendly and helpful.

  • 03/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    151 of 509

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Our police do respond quickly and there is a campus wide alert system via email and text, but as this is Tallahassee, there are a lot of muggings that occur because students continually walk alone at night. BE SAFE! That's all I can say.

    Greek Life

    Extremely strong and active Greek life. If you're not in it, it doesn't affect you as much. If Greeks ostracize others for not being Greek, it isn't obvious or it's behind your back because I never feel targeted and they don't bother me as much. Greeks tend to be with other Greeks and stick to their own group. As with many universities, some are friendly, and some are not. Even if you aren't Greek, non-Greeks can still attend their parties.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is an organization for everyone. On campus magazines, circus performances, interesting lectures, free movies at the SLC theater, cultural events, multicultural fraternities and organizations, religious organizations and fraternities, Greek life, weekend concerts, Breakfast for a Buck, tailgates, campus TV shows, literary clubs, honor societies, business fraternities, LGBT organizations, feminist organizations, political organizations, etc.

    Great for these types of students

    FSU is great for everyone ESPECIALLY if you're into cultural and global affairs, science and research, writing and art, parties, and hot men and women. Not going to lie, we have a very attractive campus population.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    On your 21st birthday, your friends are required to throw you into the freezing cold Westcott fountain! True story. Also, every year there is a campus wide Humans versus Zombies game with Nerf Guns that everyone gets really into...it lasts for quite a while.

    Bang for the buck

    Compared to other colleges, you definitely get so much for what you pay, as long as you use on campus services and activities. If you have severe financial need, you're completely set with grants and scholarships. However, it is still a public university, and when I graduate I'll be up to my ears in debt.

    What to do for fun

    Like I said before, there is something for every kind of person here in Tallahassee. For all of the partiers, there are fun clubs around town (the Free bus service called the Night Nole runs into the wee hours of the morning to pick up students with their FSU ID card). There are football tailgates in the fall and basketball games in the spring for the sports-minded person. For outdoorsy people, there's the FSU Outdoor Reservation that offers canoeing, rock climbing, volleyball, and kayaking. There is also a strong indie/hipster scene at the university which hosts poetry and book readings, concerts at Club Downunder on campus, and vintage stores around town. Union Productions at FSU sponsors a lot of cool events during the week and on the weekends as well, such as a carnival and snow event during the winter. I've gotten so many free t-shirts!

    Food and Dining

    There are two dining halls: Suwannee and Fresh Foods. They usually have good vegetarian options and their meals aren't so bad. I am a very healthy eater and my boyfriend is the complete opposite, but both of us always manage to find something to eat when we go to the dining hall together. There are other options as well; on campus we have Einstein's bagels, a food court, Salad Creations, Chili's, and Denny's, as well as a multitude of free weekly events that have catering.

    Dorm Life

    Best part about FSU: the social scene. Everyone is very approachable and friendly, but make sure you are open and personable as well!

    Academic Rigor

    It is true, some majors and classes are harder than others. However, it doesn't matter if you're an Engineering major or an English major, you will always do better in a subject you love if you put forth the time and effort.

    Tips for prospective students

    It's fine if you're an Exploratory (Undecided) major like I was freshman year, but it really helps if you know what you want to do from the get go. Choosing classes that are useful are critical and I feel like I wasted so much time because I jumped from major to major. Also, DO NOT SLACK OFF FRESHMAN YEAR. Your GPA will be severely impacted for the rest of your college career; it moves very slowly even if you get straight A's after one poorly graded semester.

    In three sentences

    Best decision I ever made! Everyone is friendly and there are so many activities for every kind of group here- it's not as purely Greek Life-dominated as everyone thinks it is. It offers a great support system with so many great internship opportunities as well.

  • 03/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Hang out at the rez, and get involved in clubs and activities

    Food and Dining

    The food is surprisingly good for a college. I like the food a lot here

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is great! Dorms are close to everything, and they are really nice.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are challenging, but if you try, you will succeed

    Tips for prospective students

    Make the most of what FSU has to ofer

    In three sentences

    Absolutely love it here. I could not be happier!

  • 03/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    153 of 509

    Categories Comments
    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Wescott Fountain is a hot spot on birthdays, it's a tradition to get dunked in the fountain on your birthday.

    What to do for fun

    There are many different organizations to join to get out and have fun on campus, or even as an individual or with some friends.

    Food and Dining

    There are two main dining halls on campus which can be expensive if you don't have a meal plan. If not, there are many different restaurants and a cafeteria area on campus that can satisfy your needs. These places aren't too expensive, and if anything McDonald's is less than a block away!

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life on campus is very diverse. I live in one of the oldest dorms on campus which isn't as nice as the newer ones but it's great knowing you have a place to lay your head at night.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure not to procrastinate and don't get too caught up in the happenings around campus. Stay focused but keep a good balance between work and play.

    In three sentences

    Florida State is a great University to challenge yourself. The courses are interesting and the teachers are always willing to help. In four years, I expect to gain a multitude of knowledge not only in my subject content area but in other diverse areas in life.

  • 03/24/2012

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

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 154 of 509

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    good

    Dorm Life

    nice

    Academic Rigor

    good

  • 03/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    155 of 509

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Here at FSU I really notice the safety and the concern the school shows for students safety. There are strategically placed Blue Light Poles at some points on campus and down what is known as the Blue Light Path that have emergency phones that connect you with FSU police right away when you're in need. There is also a S.A.F.E Bus system that runs from 7 pm to 3 am that will pick you up from any location on campus to another so you don't have to walk alone or in the dark. The campus safety here is very present.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is literally a club here at Florida State University for any students interests. The wide variety amazes me because there are so many. They are very welcoming too, if you show interest in them they'll be more then happy to have you on their team.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There's this great tradition here at Florida State that every student can participate in. All you have to do is simply have a birthday and you will be thrown in the famous Wescott Fountain! You can do it for any birthday but it's most known for being done on students twenty-first birthdays.

    What to do for fun

    The F in FSU should stand for fun, because here at Florida State there is always something fun to do. There's an on campus bowling alley and free movie theatre for students, what's better than that! Not to mention the Rez which is an out door area nearby to campus with rock climbing, canoeing and a bunch of fun activities. You'll never be bored here.

    Food and Dining

    There are many options when it comes to food and dining at Florida State. There is a wide array of different restaurants on campus, everyone is sure to find one fit for them. There are also meal plans and dining halls where students are welcome to eat at on a regular basis with many food choices.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is great it's good for first year students and getting acquainted with your school and surroundings, as they are all new to you and you want to be familiar. Also dorm life is a very good way to meet new people and make new friends. It is something every freshman should look into because it is beneficial.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are hard without a doubt but college is meant to challenge your skills and help you grow as a person. It is much different than high school but don't let it discourage you. There will be a few bumps in the road but you can handle it the school wouldn't accept a student if they didn't think they could handle it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come to the school with an open-mind do not limit yourself, college is made for students to grow and learn from new experiences. Try new things you never know what you may like. Stay focused though don't let the fun distract you from your studies, because your studies are the main reason you're here.

    In three sentences

    Florida Sate is an amazing school in every way possible in my eyes. The faculty is extremely helpful and the students and faculty are all so nice and welcoming. The classes make you use your full potential and work hard. A plus is there are also activities and places to balance school work and fun, to get the full college experience.

  • 03/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is not a strong point of Florida State just because of the population of Tallahassee. However, the FSU Police Department does a fine job of keeping students aware of the happenings with the campus security.

    Greek Life

    Joining Greek Life was a decision I would never change my mind about. I have met my absolute best friends, who even after a short time of knowing eachother have such a close relationship. There are always events to attend and so many great people out there to meet and network.

    What to do for fun

    Tallahassee is such a college town, you can always find a way to have plenty of fun. If I were to give one suggestion, it would be to join Greek Life. I have met so many great people, not to mention there is never a dull moment. There is always a function or event to attend and it's always a good time.

    Food and Dining

    As a freshmen, meal plans are required for a number of the dorms. Of the two dining halls, students can definitely be completely satisfied and healthy.

    Dorm Life

    Living in a dorm your freshmen year is definitely worthwhile, you will meet so many great people, and there is no comparison to the convenience of being right on campus and within walking distance to everything you could need. However, there are some very old buildings to be wary of when making housing choices.

    Academic Rigor

    Most professors that I have come across are truly dedicated to seeing their students succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you're interested in Florida State, I would highly recommend a visit as soon as you can. Try to stay for a couple days to really get a more full experience of what living in Tallahassee would be like. A few extra days here will be all you need to make the right decision, I made my mind up to come here on my first visit once I fell in love with the campus.

    In three sentences

    Attending Florida State University was probably one of the best decisions I have ever made. In my first year I have met so many amazing people here, had some of the best times of my life and I still have three years left to experience even more.

  • 03/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    I would recommend going to the sporting events, especially football games. There is also plenty of nightlife activities to participate in, such as bars and clubs. This school is a lot of fun if you utilize what this university has to offer.

    Food and Dining

    There are a lot of options of places to go and eat when you get tired of cafeteria food. These places are close to campus so they are easily accessible to students.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are a great way to meet new people as a freshman. Everybody wants to know each other at this school so don't be a stranger to your roommates. Some of my best friends I met in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Academically this school isn't very easy, but it is manageable. Just make sure that you don't get side tracked with all the social activities FSU offers and you will be fine.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get affiliated with events and clubs on and off campus. Go to sporting events and participate in all the nightlife activities available to you. Just make sure that you can balance your academics with your social life because it is easy to get side track here.

    In three sentences

    Florida State University is a great college with lots to do. When your not studying for tests and quizzes, you have multiple off campus activities you can participate in. Overall this is a great school not only academically but socially too.

  • 04/02/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Clubs and Activities

    From what I can see, FSU has plenty of clubs and all types of activities for anyone on its campus!

    In three sentences

    FSU seems to be my dream college! It has plenty of activities, clubs, different locations, a wide variety of students, tremendous amount of classes for everyone, and MORE! ^_^ It seems amazing!

  • 04/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    clubs? not much around Tallahassee

    Food and Dining

    Wasn't too thrilled about the food quality but other days had great food. Wouldn't get food plan after Freshmen year.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms need to be revamped ASAP Ragans is great though!

    Tips for prospective students

    If you need financial aid definitely start looking for scholarships ASAP and talk to people in Financial Aid or Housing face to face or else you won't get much information and won't get much help.

    In three sentences

    Florida State University is a beautiful campus. Other positives are they have great professors for a majority of majors, they have lots of excellent athletic teams, and free football tickets for students! Negatives are: customer service in their offices could be alot better, some people in charge of internships and financial aid are rude on the phone or don't respond to emails, and they some professors that shouldn't be teachers.

  • 04/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    FSU police is always patrolling campus day or night, they are very friendly officers who are simply looking to protect FSU students. Sponsored by the FSU PD are over 100 blue lights for emergencies.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are several traditions at FSU. One of which involve getting thrown into the fountain on your birthday.

    What to do for fun

    There are many activities and organizations around Florida State's campus. We have our own movie theater, a circus, and many different clubs and organizations campus wide that are open to all students.

    Food and Dining

    There are many different options for food and dining at FSU. We have every thing from on campus dining halls and restaurant chains such as Chili's and Denny's in addition to, several local locations all within walking distance of campus.

    Dorm Life

    Residence life on campus is extremely active. The residence halls host many different events for the community. The rooms are spacious and extremely comforting for college life.

    Academic Rigor

    I would say FSU is rigorous in its academics but it isnt anything that cannot be accomplished with hard work and dedication. The professors are extremely willing to help students excel in their coursework.

    Tips for prospective students

    Florida State has a large quantity of extra curricular activities, remember to focus on your studies.

    In three sentences

    Florida State is one of the nicest universities I have ever seen in Florida. They are academically inclined to help students achieve their goals and plan for a successful future.

  • 04/04/2012

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

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    Campus Safety

    Many alarms around the campus.

    What to do for fun

    Bowling

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early. Also, get in your FAFSA ASAP!!!!

    In three sentences

    Very scenic and old school. It looks like a Disney Channel Movie type of College.

  • 04/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Tallahassee is a dangerous city, but there is a text-alert system to notify students of potentially dangerous situations. There are also these emergency flashers EVERYWHERE on campus. You just press a button on these and The FSU police (yes, we have our own police department) will be there in minutes.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are ENDLESS clubs and activities on campus. There are religous organizations, political clubs, ethnic groups, musical ensembles, and MUCH more.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    One MUST be thrown in the Wescott fountain on their birthday! There are lots of Seminole traditions, but you'll find out the rest when you come to FSU!

    Bang for the buck

    Florida State is a large University and a great school, so of course it is expensive. However, Bright Futures is available for in-state students, and FSU also gives out grants and scholarships to aid students financially.

    What to do for fun

    There is SO much to do at Florida State. There are so many student organizations to get involved in. The city of Tallahassee in itself has lots to offer. There are tons of restaurants, clubs, movie theaters, and much more. Florida State athletics are also awesome! Football and basketball games are tons of fun.

    Food and Dining

    FSU has three dining halls: Suwannee, Fresh Foods, and The Figg. Suwannee is located on the east side of campus, by most of the nicer suite-style dorms. Fresh Foods is located on the west side of campus. The Figg is located in the stadium, and though it is primarily the atheletes' dining hall, all students can eat there between 11 am and 1:30 pm. The Figg has the best food, but Suwannee and Fresh Foods also have a wide variety of selections. In addition to the dining halls, FSU has restaurants on campus. These include Salad creations, Einstein Bagels, Chilli's, Papa Johns, and a few more. There are also many restaurants off campus that are within walking distance.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is a great experience, particularly for first year students. One can choose between a community-style residence hall, which has one large bathroom per floor, or suite-style, which offers a bathroom shared between two rooms. Suite-style dorms are generally larger and more upgraded, but most of them require a meal plan. community-style offers a more social environment, and they are generally cheaper than suite-style. Residence halls also have periodic socials, which are great for meeting people!

    Academic Rigor

    Your academic experience at FSU is all about what you make of it. There are classes that are relatively easy, and many that are very challenging. FSU has a huge selection of courses. There are even extracurricular classes you can take for college credit, such as martial arts and yoga. There are classes for nearly any area of interest. The academic opportunities are endless at Florida State.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you decide to come to FSU, which you should, you must get involved and make the most of your college experience! Get involved in clubs advertised around campus, take challenging classes that interest you, and go out and meet people! FSU definitely has a social enviornment, and people are generally very friendly. Take advantage of this! Also, get to know your professors. Most of them are very knowledgeable in their area of expertise, and they are often very easy to talk to. And, of course, the athletics events at FSU are tons of fun. GO NOLES!

    In three sentences

    Florida State University offers everything any college student could ever want, from a beautiful campus to exceptional academic opportunities. Anyone can find their niche at FSU, as there are hundreds of student organizations, including campus ministries, political clubs, honor societies, and much more. In addition to the prestigious academics and numerous student organizations on campus, FSU is located in the amazing city of Tallahassee, which has great restaurants, clubs, and of course, the capitol!

  • 04/06/2012

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

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    Food and Dining

    really good food

    Dorm Life

    really nice.

    Academic Rigor

    best i have ever seen

    Tips for prospective students

    just go and visit

    In three sentences

    one the best division 1 college in FL. Has one of the best campus set up i have see., and cant what to go back.

  • 04/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are plenty of things to do for fun, picnic at lake ella, tom brown park or even the rez, or fun activities at the rez. What it comes down to is what you like, Tallahassee is big enough for everyone to find what they love to do on the weekend to unwind.

    Food and Dining

    I am not a fan of the dining halls on campus but its a give and take some love it others hate it. you'll make your decisions as you go along.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live on campus, but a decent amount fo them are good, even the old ones have their charm.

    Academic Rigor

    Academics is tajen seriously so din't slack off because you think you did well in high scchool so college won't be a big deal, no you're wrong, make sure you know how to study before you go out and party.

    Tips for prospective students

    The only Tip you need is: Get involved as soon as possible, You'll gain friends and experiences!

    In three sentences

    Florida State is an amazing State college with opporitunities for every student to succeed. Florida State has a unique history that other campuses can not copy.Last but not least Florida State is full od diversity both racical and education wise, students from all walks of life are able to come together on this campus and be apart of the greater Nole Nation.

  • 04/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    It is a safe campus. There are many forms of transportation during the day and night that can make sure you get to where you have to be safely.

    Greek Life

    It is pretty cool. Many fraternities and sororities come out on Wednesdays to do their chants and perform.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a club for everything you can ever think of

    Great for these types of students

    It is great for every type of student it is a really diverse campus

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    When it is someone birthday they get thrown in the Wescott fountain

    Bang for the buck

    It is pretty expensive to go here but it is the third cheapest college in the state of Florida. You can get a meal plan and something they call flex bucks which helps you get food from almost anywhere on campus.

    What to do for fun

    The real question is what can't you do for fun. FSU always has events and activities. You can never be bored.

    Food and Dining

    They make great food that taste delicious. You will never go hungry.

    Dorm Life

    It depends on which dorm hall you live in. Like every school there are good and bad dorms it's up to you apply for the good ones before everyone else.

    Academic Rigor

    The truth is that if you actually pay attention and study from time to time you will do great. They encourage to go out and party just balance out your schedule.

    Tips for prospective students

    Tour the campus before you go. Make sure you see what your getting yourself into, and become friends with your professors.

    In three sentences

    It is a great learning environment. Everyone here is friendly and helpful. You can do nothing but be successful here.

  • 04/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are many Blue Police Lights on campus that are within eyesight/running distance of each other. FSU PD is on campus and respond quickly. Like any city, it has it's share of unfortunate events, but FSU PD makes it their goal to assist as fast and efficiently as possible.

    Clubs and Activities

    Too many for me to name! Milk and cookies club, gamer's club, the Student Life Cinema, many religious organizations, fencing, fire twirling, bowling, skydiving, sailing, the list goes on for pages!

    Great for these types of students

    All types: Partiers, Studiers, Introverts, Extroverts, internationals, Tallahassee Natives and Out of State adventurers.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    On your 21st birthday your friends throw you into the Westcott Fountain to celebrate!

    Bang for the buck

    So many events are funded with your tuition including speakers of many different focuses (Sir Ian McKellan and George Takei being two of many that have arrived), your unlimited access to the on campus gym with classes like Zumba, kick boxing, yoga, an indoor swimming pool and hot tub. On campus carnivals held each semester with free food and rides for students, and many fundraising events such as Relay for Life!

    What to do for fun

    So many things! Cosmic bowling under blacklights! The Rez at Lake Bradford with canoeing, sailboating, beach volleyball, and swimming/sunbathing/picnics. Intramural Sports teams every spring. FSU Football is a MUST! On campus movie theatre that shows old and recently released movies with a snack bar. Gamers clubs, milk and cookies clubs, just about any club you can think of! It's one of the most social colleges I've ever heard of and experienced!

    Food and Dining

    Papa Johns, Sushi, Smoothies and Crepes, plus dining halls with special menus for religious/ US holidays. Mom and Pop's hot dog stands are to die for, and the coffee shops with bagel's are a great way to start off your day!

    Dorm Life

    Very social residence halls with many community events so that you know your hallmates and Residence Advisors!

    Academic Rigor

    Definitely a school that tests your knowledge and critical thinking skills. If you want a challenge but with extremely caring professors then this is the school for you. You should never have problems getting in touch with a professor since they always want you to succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure to get involved in as many college events possible because that's how you make friends! It's also a way to de-stress. Be sure to make time for studies and fun and not hole yourself up in your room even if you're a science major!

    In three sentences

    FSU is a university that knows what it means to be diverse, close-knit, and exciting both academically and socially. Professors are truly interested in their students succeeding, and the campus life wants students to be involved in everything possible with affordable prices for students. The campus is breathtaking and comforting with tons of places to study quietly or in groups so you will have no problem keeping up your GPA and morale!

  • 04/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The police on campus are excellent. Florida State's campus is equipped with the blue light safety system, and can be found all over campus. Wherever you are standing on campus, there will be at least one emergency pole in sight, and the police will be there to help in less than one minute. Theft and crime is kept to a low amount, and the campus is safe to walk on all hours of the day and night. I feel very safe on campus, and am never scarred to walk anywhere alone.

    Greek Life

    I am not involved with Greek Life so I do not know much about it. However, I do have friends in Greek Life, and they have a blast with it. Greek Life is apparent all over campus, and is a great way to get yourself networked within the school. Greek Life has many philanthropic, academic, and social opportunities for many kinds of students. Do not pass up the consideration of Greek Life, it could be something you really end up enjoying!

    Clubs and Activities

    There is an uncountable amount of clubs and activities on campus. If you do not know which ones to join, take a stroll through the Student Union on Wednesday, where you will be bombarded by students running Market Wednesday a kind of flea market where clubs and groups are lined up, ready to answer any of your questions. If you do not prefer face to face interaction, the FSU school website provides you with links to every single established club here at school. Lastly, on your way to class, take a look at the sidewalk. There are always advertisements for clubs chalked into the ground!

    Great for these types of students

    Florida State is a great school for students who participate in a wide range of activities. At Florida State, you can participate in community service, play sports, and help tutor students all at the same time. There are numerous opportunities to get involved in all over the school. If you enjoy filling up your schedule with a wide range of activities, than Florida State is the school for you.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Florida State is home to one of three collegiate circuses in the United States. The circus is located across from the stadium. The circus is completely student fun and very interesting to watch All students are welcome to tryout. The FSU circus works all year to put on a show at the end of the spring semester of the school year. During your time at FSU, it is definitely something to see.

    Bang for the buck

    Florida State has so much to offer. From tutoring, writing help, community service, intramural sports, greek life, the circus, and much more, Florida State has made it very clear that the campus is for the students, and they want every student to have the best possible time they can have. There are tons of activities to do on this campus, and it is definitely worth the cost.

    What to do for fun

    There are many things to do for fun on Florida State's campus. If you take a look around on Landis Green, there are almost always more than one activity going on. There is also a website (www.thecenter.edu) where you can read about multiple different clubs to get involved in. If you are of legal age, there are many bars and night clubs that surround Florida State's campus. No matter your preferences, there is always something to do for everyone.

    Food and Dining

    The dining halls are not all that great on campus. The food is very limited and does not always taste fresh. However, the food places on campus are very good. There is a wide range of ways you can pay for food, from meal plans and flexbucks to FSUCash and GarnetBucks. Being on a meal plan is convenient, but the food from privately owned restaurants on campus is much better.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is sometimes quiet and sometimes loud, depending on the time of the day and the day of the week. Some dorms are very old, and some are brand new. The Resident Assistant's are wonderful, they are great friends to have and are always here to help you. The Resident Assistant's do a wonderful job of getting floor mates to meet eachother through activities such as floor socials and hall events.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics at Florida State are challenging yet attainable. There are many teachers who want you to succeed in the classroom, so they challenge you to learn by improving your critical thinking, essay, and test taking skills. If you work hard at Florida State, your GPA will reflect it. Make sure to use all of the resources available on campus, such as the libraries, the tutoring centers, and the reading writing center for papers.

    Tips for prospective students

    My first tip is to start making connections early. Email your academic advisor, write a letter to the undergraduate dean, or make a phone call to the health center. The more known you can make yourself the better off you will be when you get here. Also, start making short term and long term goals that you want to accomplish at Florida State University, whether is it physical/mental health, academic success, or improved social skills. College is the time to define yourself, so make a list of goals that will help sculpt you into the person that you want to be.

    In three sentences

    Florida State is innovative, challenging, and fun. There are many teachers and staff members who work incredible hard to help you succeed. The school has a perfect balance of academic opportunities as well as extra curricular options to make your time at the college exactly how you want it to be.

  • 04/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    If it is your birthday, you may get thrown into Westcott fountain.

    What to do for fun

    There are different bars and clubs to go to if you are into that. On campus, there is the SLC(Student Life Cinema), in which they show new movies before they hit dvd, as well as a few indie films.

    Food and Dining

    The dining halls are nothing special. Sometimes the food is good, and other times its not. There is a Chili's and a 24/7 Denny's on campus, as well as a small food court area in the union.

    Dorm Life

    Each dorm is different. If you really want the college experience, then Kellum Hall or Smith Hall is the perfect choice. You have community bathrooms and many socials. If you'd prefer a more private lifestyle, then you might want to choose one of the other dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    The amount of classwork and homework varies depending on class and professor.

    Tips for prospective students

    The first week before classes start, I would definitely walk around campus and get an idea of where you classes are. Don't let the size of the campus intimidate you, because after a week or two, it won't seem that big.

    In three sentences

    FSU is an amazing school. The campus is beautiful and there are plenty of majors to choose from. Most people are very friendly here.

  • 04/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    it can be fun

    Great for these types of students

    people who enjoy trees and nature, you will love fsu's campus

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    i love landis green

    What to do for fun

    pots, aj's, lit, the list goes on and on of clubs and bars no more than a mile from campus

    Tips for prospective students

    it will be worth the extra time studying in high school. save the real fun for florida state university

    In three sentences

    the best school. the best team. the best town. Florida state university

  • 04/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus police have always made me feel safe.

    Greek Life

    love it. Recruitment is hard. It is totally worth it I am very blessed to have the sisters in my life that I do. FSU would not mean as much to me as it does if I didn't have my sisters.

    Great for these types of students

    All kinds of students. It does not matter what kind of person you are you will find a home here at Florida State

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Being put into the main fountain on campus on your birthday

    What to do for fun

    1. Join any number of organizations that they have on campus 2. Go Greek!!! 3. Make friends within your residence hall

    Dorm Life

    The resident assistants here are fantastic. They create so many opportunities to get involved with resident life and meet new friends. All of the resident assistants that I have come into contact with are all very friendly and always have smiles on their faces.

    Tips for prospective students

    1. Apply Early 2. Look at the opportunities to do well they have 3. Come and look at the campus

    In three sentences

    I enjoy all the opportunities being in the state capital that I have. There's nothing better then Saturday's spent in Doak Campbell Stadium. The professors genuinely want you to succeed (at least the one's I have had).

  • 04/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    S.P.E.A.R. (Students Participating in Engineering Applications and Robotics).

    Great for these types of students

    Electrical Engineering

    Tips for prospective students

    Take the math classes first (so you understand the core curriculum classes better).

    In three sentences

    Florida State University (Panama City Campus), provides the big campus name but the small campus feel. Becoming an FSU graduate while being able to get from one class to the next in 5 minutes is only one bonus (the view from the library (and a good portion of the buildings) is so beautiful --it's a natural stress reliever).

  • 04/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus seems safest when you first start out as a freshman, but as time goes on you'll become more and more aware of how bad the crime in Tallahassee really is. But if you stay smart, don't wonder off alone, take one of the FSUPD's self-defense classes, and never take drinks from Pikes, you'll be good to go.

    Greek Life

    It's a very stereotypical Greek life at FSU. Mostly upper-middle-class white girls and boys drinking too much and wearing expensive clothes. But every once in a while you'll meet a guy or gal who is down to earth and can surprise you.

    Clubs and Activities

    There will never be a day when something isn't going on in the Student Union or on Landis, and organizations on campus and off are always looking for new members and opportunities within the community.

    Great for these types of students

    Hipster, people watchers, and hippies are right at home at FSU. There's always something artsy and over the top off campus (if not on) and the local parks and gardens are always filled with great people!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Look around campus and you can find tons of fresh food free for picking! There's fresh peppers, mulberries, and pecans spread all about campus that are delicious.

    Bang for the buck

    Mondays at Goodwill gives college students and extra discount, and stop by Lofty Pursuits off of Thomasville for some of the cheapest and best ice cream you can imagine.

    What to do for fun

    Get involved either on campus of off. It may take some time, but you'll find something you're really passionate about and from there you'll meet some of the best people you'll ever know.

    Food and Dining

    Things get bland unless you rotate dining halls, but always go to the Figg for Fried Chicken Fridays!

    Dorm Life

    Living in even the nicest dorms isn't necessarily pretty. But, college isn't about having a perfect room. If you're doing it right, you'll be spending very little time there, anyway.

    Academic Rigor

    Take classes you're passionate about or else everything will be harder and more boring. And don't neglect any class, even if you don't like the teacher or the book, because your GPA will take a big hit.

    Tips for prospective students

    Put yourself out there and make sure you have a good time. Don't make any one part of college your life, keep involved with a few different things and focus on friendships as much as school. Without a balance, you'll learn in the first semester how unfulfilled your college experience will be.

    In three sentences

    Though lacking in diversity, FSU is the perfect size with a great atmosphere. It has the perfect balance of academics and party, without being too pretentious. I honestly wish I could stay a student here forever.

  • 04/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    All in all, it's a safe place. If you walk alone at 3 AM, you can't be assured of safety, but other than that you should be good.

    Greek Life

    There is a ton of Greek Life around. I don't participate in it, but it's hard not to see it wherever you go.

    Clubs and Activities

    There's always something to do at FSU. The Student Life Center shows movies that you probably wouldn't see anywhere else. There are hundreds of student clubs. The intramural sports programs are pretty great. There are even a couple of clubs/bars around if that's your taste.

    Great for these types of students

    I think anyone would be at home here. Obviously, football's a big deal so the jock/fan would be at home. There's a huge gamer crowd around, so they're welcome as well. There is even a certain hipster/fashion forward scene around.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Don't tell anyone your birthday unless you want to get thrown into the fountain. :)

    Bang for the buck

    FSU has a beautiful campus, awesome professors, great classes and tons of entertainment. All in all, I would recommend it to anyone.

    What to do for fun

    There's always something to do at FSU. The Student Life Center shows movies that you probably wouldn't see anywhere else. There are hundreds of student clubs. The intramural sports programs are pretty great. There are even a couple of clubs/bars around if that's your taste.

    Food and Dining

    The food plan cafeterias are decent. They prepare a variety of foods as well as having a sandwich/salad bar. There are tons of private food vendors on and around campus like Chilis, Papa Johns, McDonalds, Zaxby's, etc.

    Dorm Life

    I haven't honestly lived in the dorms, but from people that have, they're not that great. They're overpriced for what you get, and I would recommend living off-campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes aren't that hard. I have a 3.5 and I honestly only study before tests. Just don't put everything on the back burner, it can sneak up on you.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would recommend that you research the specific major that you want to apply to heavily before you attend. I originally wanted to major in Anthropology, but it was taken off the major list the year before I began attending. Also, don't be afraid to start off as Exploratory. The FSU Exploratory program is one of the best.

    In three sentences

    Florida State University is an awesome school, one of the best in the state in my opinion. The School of Social Sciences and Public Policy is well-respected and the professors really do care about you. So far, I've had a great experience here.

  • 04/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    So much to do!

    Great for these types of students

    Outgoing, smart, fun

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Landis green is such a relaxing place to lay out and study and play games. The football games are so fun and the beginning of every game is where the best tradition takes place.

    What to do for fun

    There is a movie theater on campus and several intramural sports you can participate in. There is tons of clubs and other events going on all the time on campus. At night, there is plenty of clubs around to go out and have a good time.

    Dorm Life

    There are fun socials provided while living in the dorms. You meet so many people and it is such a great experience.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors are great and the school offers so many things to help out with your academics such as tutors and people to read over your essays to help you make them perfect.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would suggest to get involved in as much as you can. There are so many programs, clubs, events and other activities to be a part of where you can make great friends and better your resume.

    In three sentences

    Florida State University is an amazing school! They offer so many opportunities to us students to prepare us for our future. They provide us with several fun events to unite us all and create lifelong friendships.

  • 04/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    FSU has an alert system (FSU ALERT) which alerts the campus when dangers strike via Facebook, text messages and an alarm that goes off on campus in case of dangerous weather. We also have poles throughout the campus that alerts police in case dangerous activity occurs. The safety has improved throughout the years.

    Greek Life

    Not in it, but the school is very big on it.

    Clubs and Activities

    They have tons of clubs ranging from sky diving and hip hop to pre-med and pre-law. I got to meet a lot of people through my involvement of many clubs. I even founded an organization on campus.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    On your 21st birthday it is tradition that you get thrown in the Westcott fountain at midnight.

    Bang for the buck

    My three years here have been great, it can be very unsafe but you have to stay alert. It is costly, but you are paying for the degree and the title of the diploma. Graduating from FSU ranks you as a better candidate compared to other schools.

    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of outdoor activities. You can go to the FSU Rez or if you like partying there are many clubs at night. Greek life is something you may want to consider.

    Food and Dining

    Not that many options. Everything is unhealthy in this town.

    Dorm Life

    Never lived in a dorm but from what I hear it's okay. Some of the dorms are moldy and a lot of people get sick constantly, but they have done a good job in rebuilding.

    Academic Rigor

    It's a tough school. They have a +/- grading scale except for A. 100-93 = A and there is no A+ which is unfair when compared to other schools.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come in knowing what you are going to major in. Do not fail classes you will have to pay double or triple if you take them multiple times. Do not plan on retaking classes. Take only the classes that are required for your major because they will make you pay more when you go above the excess credit counter.

    In three sentences

    It is a very good university that has increased it's level of safety throughout the years. Night life is fun but the city can be a little dangerous. The campus truly feels like a university, it's all about tradition and legacy.

  • 05/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    If it isn't already established, which is hard to believe, than you can start it or start your own.

    Great for these types of students

    any kind of student. Party-goers, artists, musicians, greeks, athletes. There is something for every type of person.

    What to do for fun

    There's a bowling alley, Student Life Cinema (movie theater), Club DownUnder (small club where guest comedians, artists, musicians come play), and Arts n Crafts where you can sign up for art classes or just make and paint clay pots and what not). Different organizations are always putting together some sort of event. Every Wednesday there is Market Wednesday in the Union where many organizations and local vendors set up booths. Of Course there are things to do off campus as well since FSU is located in a city, just depends on what you are into. Plus there is the FSU Rez which is about 5-10 mins from campus where you can do outdorsey activities.

    Food and Dining

    There is a variety. There are two dinning halls (Fresh Food and Suwanee), and a food court type area called the Union that has Chili's, Einstein Bagels, Pollo Tropical, Papa Johns, and a sushi place. Plus there is a 24 hour Denney's and Starbucks.

    Dorm Life

    This also depends on which dorm and which side of campus you stay on. The living-learning communities have the best dorms, so if one of your majors fits those its best to apply to live there. It is definitely part of the freshman college life experience since you can meet so many new people. Plus it is on campus which means you won't have to wake up earlier to get to campus and find parking.

    Academic Rigor

    Though this depends on your major and what you are good at subject wise, there are times where you will have to work a little harder to get the grade you want. If you need help, it is very easy to find it. Either through the teacher or throught he many tutoring programs offered by the university.

    Tips for prospective students

    Though living on campus definitely has its perks, like it is on campus which means you can simply walk to class and sleep in a little more), it is cheaper to live off campus. When it comes time to register, register when your window opens and ask around for which teacher to avoid. Apply early for everything (housing, scholarships, etc).

    In three sentences

    Overall it is a great university. There are ton's of activities, groups, services to get involved in.

  • 05/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Florida State offers many safety options available for their students. Besides the safety blue lights all over campus, the Night Nole and FSU Safe Bus are readily available to students for late night safety. Students can learn more about campus safety during the FSU Orientation seminar if they decide to attend.

    Greek Life

    FSU Greek Life is one of the largest in the country. Students can join at any time during their college years. The best part of Greek life is making Florida State's large student population appear rather small. Those who decide to join Greek Life will find themselves always involved and having fun.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are around 100 clubs and activities students can join and be part off at Florida State.

    Great for these types of students

    FSU is great for all types of students. From the engineering majors to those interested in art, this University accommodates all.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    One of the most famous traditions at Florida State University is being dunked in the Wescott Fountain during ones birthday. This is a tradition that has been around as long as the fountain itself.

    Bang for the buck

    Florida State University is a great investment for ones future.

    What to do for fun

    During the Fall semester students at Florida State are cheering on their Seminole Football team every Friday. Doak stadium is full of fans and one cannot help but become part of the action. FSU football season is something you do not want to miss out on. Besides attending football games, night life in Tallahassee is always busy and on the go for the student looking for something more.

    Food and Dining

    They are two main dining halls at Florida State University available to all students. They both offer different varieties of food to accommodate .each students personal diet. If you opt out of eating at the dining halls there are also popular food chains available at the student union and student cafeteria.

    Dorm Life

    Mostly all the dorms at Florida State are well maintained and fun to live in do to their proximity to campus. The freshman experience is done right in the dorms. If one can't get on campus housing, no fear because great off campus housing is very close by this university.

    Academic Rigor

    Academic rigor highly differs from high school to college, those entering Florida State should put in perspective that many more hours of studying will be put in to achieve the grades desired.

    Tips for prospective students

    Students who are applying to Florida State should research the living facilities close to and on campus. Those considering on campus should apply for campus housing as soon as they can to get their top pics.

    In three sentences

    Florida State University offers all a student needs right on campus. Being one of the smallest campuses in square feet a student is easily accommodated once they arrive. This school not only offers excellent teacher and classes but also some fun on the side. You'll never want to go home once you step foot and experience this amazing campus.

  • 05/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus police does a great job of keeping the campus safe. There have been a few incidences on campus this past year, but that can happen anywhere. The Blue emergency lights are all over campus and there is a free safe bus that runs at night.

    Greek Life

    Lots of opportunities. Even though FSU says only a small percent is involved in greek life, it seems like the majority of the school is greek.

    Clubs and Activities

    Every type of club exists, but you have to actively look for them.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who want to get involved in Greek life and students who enjoy football and extreme school spirit.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Friends throw each other in the Westcott Fountain on their 21st birthday.

    Bang for the buck

    Education at in state prices.

    What to do for fun

    Greek life. Football games. Student Movie theater (SLC). Clubs based on interests for everything from the unicycle club to community service to humans vs zombies.

    Food and Dining

    Suwannee dining hall is ok, but gets boring if you have a meal plan and is not very healthy. The union food court and Chilis on campus are great during the day between class or evening. Dennys is open 24/7.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is great if you are friends with the people you live with. Roommate issues are not enjoyable, but very common. Convenient to live on campus, but can be difficult.

    Academic Rigor

    It depends which courses and professors you take. Some professors do not give As very often and other really try to help you learn. All types of professors out there. Some laid back, super energetic and extremely knowledgable do exist.

    Tips for prospective students

    Research and visit the school before you decide to go. It is a little more difficult to get involved if partying and greek life is not your thing, but it is possible to find. Academics are ok.

    In three sentences

    Florida State University is great for sports fanatics and students interested in Greek life. There is a sense of community on campus. Garnet and Gold EVERYWHERE.

  • 05/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There have been a lot of robberies near the edges of campus (specifically arounnd Smith/Kellum) but never more than that.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life is very big with over 30% of the student population in a fraternity/sorority. They are always busy with volunteer work, socials, etc.

    Clubs and Activities

    Over 500 Student Organizations! Find your favorite ones and get involved- you will NOT regret it.

    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for everyone. There is something for everyone. A place for everyone, a friend for everyone and anyone. Just go and look.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    It's your birthday? Prepare to get thrown into the beautiful Westscott Fountain! Only then are you a true Seminole. Late night Landis Green frisbee is always happening. You may witness a human chasing after a zombie in the Humans vs. Zombies wars- don't forget the Loopers as well! Football games are a must in the college experience here at FSU.

    Bang for the buck

    Restaurants are like any other place. Some convenience stores near campus will overcharge because they know you have no other options but to shop there (Go to Walmart or Publix and if you don;t have a car- it's not that horrible of a walk. People do walk!) Clubs will charge usually 10$ admission, unfortunately but they do have special deal nights and Ladies Night.

    What to do for fun

    Nightlife is wonderful in Tallahassee. IF your a clubber- congratulations. You have the Strip, Downtown Tally, and various other bars and clubs. No much of clubber? That's fine! House parties almost every weekend with great social atmospheres and first impressions.

    Food and Dining

    The dining halls will be your saving grace sometimes- but you will get sick of the food. However, there are other alternatives on campus! Chili's, Einstein's, Subway and if you get sick of those there is a great selection of places near campus!

    Dorm Life

    This depends on your hall and your floor. Some people will be antisocial and some will be more open. The RA's are very cool and very fair- remember they are college students, too.

    Academic Rigor

    All the classes are excellent- but the measure of difficulty or fun depends on the classes you select. The classes range from Business Calculus and Middle Eastern History to History of Vampires and English Composition of Harry Potter.

    Tips for prospective students

    As usual, yes, the academics and the athletics are looked at but that is not everything- don't you dare be discouraged. They pay very close attention to the admissions essay about Vires, Artes, and Mores. Show them who you are in that essay.

    In three sentences

    No matter who you are, you are sure to find your new niche, your new life, and your new self here at FSU. With a campus this beautiful and a large student population, there is a place for everyone. It is up to you to decorate your life with everything FSU has to offer.

  • 05/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There have been several armed robberies and a double stabbing recently. Don't travel alone at night.

    Clubs and Activities

    A club on campus and tons surrounding it. Lots of sporting and extracurricular events to go to.

    Great for these types of students

    Average students, partying is pretty abundant

    What to do for fun

    Listen to bible thumpers in free speech zone. Breakfast for a Buck Fridays at midnight. Bowling at Crenshaw Lanes, shows at Club DownUnder.

    Tips for prospective students

    Plan your entire schedule as soon as you decide on your major because certain classes for your degree are not offered every semester. Class rigor varies wildly between professors/sections.

    In three sentences

    Big school with lots of activities for students. Advising and administration does not seem to want the best for students. Some classes are offered very rarely.

  • 05/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    With the exception of a few crimes on the outskirts of campus, which usually occur late at night, campus is very safe. Always walk with someone else at night and carry pepper spray just in case!

    Greek Life

    Greek life is very popular at FSU. One of the largest student-run philanthropy events at FSU is Dance Marathon, where students stand for numerous hours to fund raise for Children's Miracle Network at Shands Children's Hospital. This event is extremely popular and is just one of the many exciting events Greek Life has to offer.

    Clubs and Activities

    FSU has a club for almost everything you can think of. You name it, it's there and if it's not, you can start it.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    It is an FSU tradition to be thrown into the Wescott fountain on one's birthday. No matter day or night, rain or shine, if it's your birthday, you will be going for a swim!

    What to do for fun

    FSU has many fun opportunities for students such as a bowling alley, movie theater and paint-a-pot. Many students are involved in Greek Life which offers excellent social and philanthropic opportunities. Wherever you look there is always something going on such as Market Wednesdays in the Union, sporting events and tailgates.

    Food and Dining

    There are two dining halls on campus offering wholesome, healthy and flexible food selections. There are also many restaurants on campus including Einstein's Bagels, Starbucks, Denny's, Chili's, Salad Creations, Subway, Papa Johns, Miso Noodle Bar, Freshens and Pollo Tropicale. Meal plans are very convenient for freshman living on campus.

    Dorm Life

    FSU offers various different types of dorms including community-style, suite-style and apartment style. Dorms are a great opportunity to make new friends, become adjusted to life away from home and become independent as well as co-habit with roommates.

    Academic Rigor

    May be challenging depending on courses chosen and study habits. Getting to know your professors always gives you an advantage.

    Tips for prospective students

    It is very easy to become distracted at college, therefore in order to succeed, stay focused on your school work and balance your social life. Make new friends and keep the old. Try new things and step out of your comfort zone because it is up to you to make the best out of your experience at Florida State.

    In three sentences

    Florida State University is a beautiful campus filled with thousands of ambitious students. The academic, social and volunteer opportunities are endless not only on campus but all throughout Tallahassee. FSU is a positive learning environment that will allow you to further your education while having a great college experience.

  • 05/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are safe-zones all over, including constant FREE transportation for anyone who feels unsafe when walking through campus, especially at night.

    Greek Life

    It's budding here for sure, there are plenty of houses to choose from.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are clubs for every language offered on campus, video game clubs, international relations clubs, even sport and art clubs. You name it, Florida State has it.

    Great for these types of students

    Outgoing and introverts--the campus will bring anyone out of their shell! Also independent students who wish to establish their own projects will find all the resources they need here. Anyone in search of an excellent education and a beautiful place to learn, and of course anyone in search of friends will find it all here at Florida State University.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The library has a rent-a-puppy week during finals, so that students can de-stress and play with a puppy for thirty minutes at a time. Also we have ice-cream socials on campus with the president, in addition to our own movie theater and much more!

    Bang for the buck

    Not only is the campus beautiful, but the education provided is unmatched and the activities on campus make students want to stick around even after their studies.

    What to do for fun

    There are always concerts for every musical taste, carnavals on campus and even cook-outs and dance parties--and its all free!

    Food and Dining

    Fresh and diverse foods are available all over campus, inlcuding Krishna lunch!

    Dorm Life

    Some buildings are older than others, but they certainly do not lack charm.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors are always willing to ensure the students have a full understanding of the material.

    Tips for prospective students

    Time management is key, there are oodles of opportunities to explore personal interests but be sure to stay focused on school work!

    In three sentences

    The campus and staff are lovely and always willing to help. Every course offers a diverse and insightful challenge to traditional institutions. Activities on campus keep the stress away and add great memories to the college life.

  • 05/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    On your birthday, you get thrown in the Westcott fountain.

    Food and Dining

    Lots of affordable choices.

    Dorm Life

    Some of the dorms are so old that they smell. Others are new and lovely. It's a lottery.

    Academic Rigor

    I've certainly been challenged in my classes here.

    In three sentences

    It is a beautiful campus that is always bettering itself and the environment. Each academic department has it's own look about it and its own extremely knowledgeable professors. The staff in the University Centers are very helpful.

  • 05/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    FSU has a safe bus system which is like a free taxi service. It runs everyday from 7pm to 3am and whenever you are out and about all you have to do is call the safe bus and it will come pick you up. There is a police station on campus and emergency poles scattered throughout the campus, which is a pole that has a button you can push if you are in trouble.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a club for everyone at FSU. There is a poetry club, hip-hop club, yoga club, dance club, zombie club, Christian club, and I can go on and on. You will find something to become a part of.

    What to do for fun

    There is a lot to do at FSU for fun. There is a flee market at the courtyard every wednesday and about once a month there is a big on campus event at the courtyard, like a carnival or music festival. There is a movie theatre on campus (and it is free) and they show old movies and new. There is a workout facility that has a basketball court and a swimming pool. There are tennis courts and outdoor basketball courts.

    Food and Dining

    There are many options for food and dinig on campus. There are two buffet style dinnig halls that resemble cafeterias and there is a food court that has a pizza place, Chinese place, grilled chicken place, and a vegetarian dining place. There is also a Chili's Restaurant and Denny's, as well as a couple of Starbucks coffee stands. There is another food court that has a Subway and and Einstein's Bagel bakery.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life at FSU is amazing! They are clean and each dorm has a tv/game room and the resident assistants make sure that life is comfortbale for the students.

    Academic Rigor

    FSU is one of the top colleges in the state of Florida so several of the classes are rigorous,. But the rigor of the classes depends on your major as well as the professor.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure to check out the website and join the fsu freshmen page to meet students there and get a feel for it. Most important of all go on a campus visit.

    In three sentences

    It is a safe campus and there are many different organizations there for anyone and everyone to join. The professors there are amazing and really care about their students. The other students there are respectful and outgoing.

  • 05/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The FSU police department definitely give students and parents a piece of mind. But do realize that it is a college campus and that things do go on. But, for students' protection the FSU police is there and security. And there's also the night 'nole which is a bus that goes on campus and there are others that go off to transport you from campus to your dorm or off campus housing. And there's also the Safe bus which you can call to pick you up and drop you off at your destination.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    One tradition is when it comes time for your birthday, be prepared to be thrown into the Westcott fountain by your friends.

    Bang for the buck

    You definitely get your money's worth! With all of the activities going on, and then spring fling, and the convenience of having the 'Nole buses going around on and off campus, your money is definitely going towards the right place, and those are just to name a few.

    What to do for fun

    As I mentioned before, there are so many activities to do on campus. I myself was involved in three different medical clubs and a group with my church. You will find a place to fit in no matter what. And there are many sports too, whether or not you want to play for fun or competitively. Furthermore, there are many plays put on by the actors and actresses of FSU and these are enjoyable for anyone, whether or not you're into plays or not. Believe me, go to one and you will see what I mean. There's also Market Wednesday, which is pretty cool because in the Oglesby Union, people are able to set up their own booths and sell or advertise their products, clubs, etc. There is always something interesting going on at FSU.

    Food and Dining

    I did not have a meal plan, as I cooked for my own self. However, I have eaten at the dining halls before. The food is generally pretty good and the salad bars are quite enjoyable. Having a meal plan is a convenience in that you won't actually need to cook all the time, if at all, because the food is already prepared for you. There are also several mini restaurants on campus, which I have definitely eaten at many times, such as Chilis, Papa Johns, Pollo Tropical, etc. These places are very convenient for when you just want to go grab a bite with a friend, something a little more than the normal dining hall food but conveniently accessible all the same.

    Dorm Life

    I did not live on campus actually, although I did live within walking distance. I have visited some of my friends' dorms and compared to the places I stayed at, they were relatively small, but it was somewhere to stay and it definitely made walking to class easier. Furthermore, you are among other students, so it is far easier to interact and make new friends.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors are great. Of course you will always find a professor that appears to be harder than another but that's just school. You can always go online and read the ratings for the professors that teach the courses which you will need for your major. The advisers are also extremely helpful and really take the time to help set up your schedule and maintain a clear path of what it is you may want to do in the future. And even if you aren't sure of what you want to do quite yet, your adviser will help you choose the classes that may be required for several majors, as well as getting the pre-reqs to graduate out of the way.

    Tips for prospective students

    Just keep your focus and study a lot. It is easy to get distracted from what it is you came to achieve. Make sure to choose your group of friends wisely and make sure to get involved in what makes you happy. There are plenty of clubs out there and you will definitely find at least one that suits you. Know whether or not you are a morning person because this will definitely help when it comes time to schedule your classes. Have fun and explore because this should be one of the best times of your life!

    In three sentences

    Florida State University has allowed me to grow up and really learn how to fend for my own. There are always activities to do on campus and plenty of clubs to join. Furthermore, the academics and the sports are fantastic and help make it easy to love being a Seminole!

  • 05/17/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Our Criminology department is #1 in the U.S.

    Bang for the buck

    A great choice, well respected school with low tuition rates.

    What to do for fun

    The REC center has so many different activities, from kayaking to rock climbing, it's a blast!

    Food and Dining

    Great choice of restaurants on campus and close by. Fresh Choice is great and cheap.

    Dorm Life

    Great on campus lifestyle

    Academic Rigor

    The classes can be tough, but you will learn a lot and get your money's worth

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved with the many research opportunities and internships FSU has to offer.

    In three sentences

    FSU was a wonderful college to attend. They have an excellent staff and wonderful research opportunities for students. The lifestyle on campus creates a fun and educational setting.

  • 05/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Walking around campus at night is quite safe. There is always a distress beacon withing site, which immediately calls FSU's on campus Police Department, to your destination. Police Officers are always patrolling, and offer text based warnings of dangerous times, areas, or weather alerts, to keep you informed.

    Greek Life

    Being a part of Greek Life, I can safely say it was one of the greatest decisions of my life. All fraternities hold GPA's higher then the All Men Average at FSU. All fraternities engage in philanthropic services, raising over 3 million dollars last year for all types of Philanthropies. The men and women of Greek life hold many positions on the School Student Government, and they are extremely involved on campus.

    Great for these types of students

    Intellectual- FSU's Psychology school offers hundreds of oppurtunites for research. Their Biological Sciences, and Nursing Schools are some of the most renowned insitutions in the U.S. Business Oriented- FSU's Business School is top par amongst other public institutions. Fun Seeking- FSU has hundreds of clubs ready to be joined, tons of fraternities and Sororities seeking your pledge to them. The Night Life in Tallahassee offers many clubs, bars, restaurants, parks to enjoy.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are several traditions FSU's Students hold dear to their hearts. For instance, when it is a Students Birthday, it is tradition to throw him in Westcott Fountain, singing happy birthday as he/she tries to get out. There are hundreds of chants, songs, and cheers Seminoles sing at games, at parties, or with friedns, that are as contagious as laughing. Once you start chanting, you will find that half the room will be chanting with you, and the other half getting ready to join in. Since Florida State has been around for quite a long time., there are countless tradition and song, that if you become a student, will learn and enjoy, long past your graduation.

    Bang for the buck

    FSU definitely offers more bang for your buck, that is if you look for things to do. You can just as easily keep to yourself and your studies. Its all what you are into, and what you pursue.

    What to do for fun

    Florida State definitely has a wide variety of things to do for fun. FSU offers hundreds of clubs to join. If you cant find one you want to join, you can create one. If clubs aren't your avenue of choice, FSU offers competitive Inter-murals of a wide range of sports, in which you create, coach, and name a team, in order to compete against your fellow student body. If you plan on going Greek, FSU has over 30 national Fraternities, and even more in Sororities. Over 35% of the Student Body goes greek.

    Food and Dining

    The Dining Experience of FSU is better than most Universities. The dining experience can be summed up into two regions. The Dining Halls, which resemble more of a cafeteria, and the Paid franchises on campus, such as Chilis, Einsteins, and Subway. The cafeterias: Suwannee and Fresh Foods offer an eclectic choice of foods everyday, with several different options. Each cafeteria has vegetarian options, and different courses in case one meal isn't doing it for you. Each Cafeteria caters to a healthy lifestyle offering premium yogurt, a fully stacked salad bar, and countless other choices of drinks besides Soda. Buying a meal plan is definitely the way to go if you live on campus, as it removes the stress of buying, cooking, and storing food in the limited capacity of a dorm. Dining Halls have full Wi-Fi services and an all you can eat bar, if you feel like cramming all day for that big test coming up.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm Life was an incredible experience. While the living quarters are small, and there leaves the possibility of having one or more difficult roomates or suitemates, the experience is incredible. Living in dorms lets you be part of the School. Every inch of the campus is within walking distance, almost every incoming freshmen lives in dorms, and it is extremely easy to meet people. FSU provides activities several times a month to help Students meet other members of their dorms and opportunities to socialize. If you are planning to live in a dorm for your first or more years of college I would highly recommend it. It was an invaluable experience for me as it helped me assimilate into the college lifestyle and meet almost every friendship I have today.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are Challenging. The teachers are interested in spending their time lecturing as efficiently as possible, so you will have to study quite frequently outside of class. If you study, attend class, and ask questions, you will succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    Being a Junior at Florida State University I have come to realize several tips to ensure success. Some are as easy as attending classes and studying at least 2 hours outside of class per credit hour. This is to ensure an A in each of your courses. I would also advise you, to take advantage of the hundreds of Extra- Curricular Activities FSU offers. College only comes once; being involved in activities outside of classes offers easy and long lasting friendships, a support system for the times when college will be to much to handle (trust me this will happen), and an active, challenging, and interesting hobby.

    In three sentences

    Florida Stat University is one of the greatest decisions of my life. The Campus is beautiful, the Teachers are both extremely capable and interested in your education, and the Campus Lifestyle is as extensive as you want it to be. Surrounded by an environment of competitive and intellectual peers, Florida State University makes it quite easy to succeed, and provides hundreds of opportunities to get involved in both on and off campus activities.

  • 05/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    We have a text service for all students called FSU alert. When some event is happening on campus all students receive an e-mail, and if you have elected to do so, a text message explaining what the danger is so you may avoid it. At every 30 feet or so we have call boxes that connect directly to the FSU police force as well. All you have to do is press a button and they are there within a few minutes. We also have the safe bus that can be called any night of the week that can escort you anywhere on campus after dark.

    Greek Life

    We have a multitude of fraternities and sororities on campus. Rush begins a week before classes for both fall and spring semesters. We even have numerous student organizations with Greek names that require less obligation and no rush period!

    Clubs and Activities

    One great fall activity if FSU football! Unlike most universities FSU does not charge its students for tickets. All FSU students can attend games for free and nothing is better than doing the Warchant in the student section.

    Great for these types of students

    FSU is great for students of the arts. We have a very good theater program and our music program is off the charts. Plus we are the home of the world renowned Marching Chiefs!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    An FSU tradition is to be thrown into the Westcott fountain on your birthday and swim laps. You can see kids swimming in it on any given night. Even in the middle of January!

    Bang for the buck

    Tallahassee is really nice in that you don't necessarily have to have a car to get around. We have campus buses that even take you to Publix. We also have free access to the public bus route that can take you to the mall, the movies, etc. You can even walk to clubs because they are so close!

    What to do for fun

    There are about a million and one clubs within walking distance of campus. If you aren't into night life they have concert venues and restaurants all over the place. You can always find something going on in Tally.

    Food and Dining

    Suwanee always had a variety of choices. It wasn't the greatest food on the planet but they help you keep a well-balanced diet. Fresh Foods was much better in taste, but they tend to have the same options every week.

    Dorm Life

    I loved living in the dorms. Landis is very clean and nice and people are very welcoming. You can always find someone who wants to hang out! My second year I lived in an apartment style called McCollum. I highly recommend those for your sophomore year. It's a nice transition into the real apartment world.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on your major the academics of FSU can be either very difficult or a breeze. I'm a biology major here and it is some of the hardest work, but the most beneficial to my education as well.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved! There are so many rewarding activities to be involved with on campus and you make so many friends.

    In three sentences

    FSU is a fantastic school. There is always something to do and Tallahassee has something for everyone. It is a great pick for any major.

  • 05/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    The strip, the rez and the nearby beaches fill my weekends.

    Food and Dining

    The dining halls are the best!

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are the number one place to make friends your freshmen year.

    Academic Rigor

    Fun, and challenging classes with great professors are the norm.

    Tips for prospective students

    Find some local spots on campus or in the city that you frequent often.

    In three sentences

    Florida State University embodys everything it means to be a top southern university. Strong morals, ethics, academics and sports. All wrapped up in a beautiful environment.

  • 05/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I always feel safe on campus. There are cops always on patrol to ensure the safety of the students. There are call stations everywhere in case of emergencies. Because the buses stop running at 7 pm. They have a number that you can call if you're on campus, and the police will give you a ride to wherever you need to go, so you're not walking alone somewhere at night.They also always send us text notifications if anything goes wrong.

    Clubs and Activities

    The clubs and activities on campus are ENDLESS. There are so many to choose from! Not sure where to look, well no worries! At the beginning of the year, there's always a big club fair in the union, where clubs will set up tables and answer any questions you have about joining in the fun. They'll also come and have booths at Market Wednesday usually.

    Great for these types of students

    Any student who is eager to learn and explore new things. Also for those who like to have a bit of fun.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have a birthday tradition, here at FSU. (Usually) 12 AM on a given person's birthday, their friends drag them out to Westcott Fountain and throw them in. You have not lived until you've taken a birthday swim in the fountain.

    What to do for fun

    There's SO much to do at FSU and in Tallahassee! On campus we have a bowling alley, paint a pot, Club Downunder (where there's always free concerts for students with new and upcoming artists and comedians), The SLC (a computer lounge, coffee bar, open mic nights, and ALWAYS free movies that are recently on the screen), The Leach (gym with swimming pool, indoor track, exercise classes, plenty of equipment etc), Intermural Sports, Market Wednesday, Concerts and performances by the school of music or musical theater, various guest speakers at Moore Auditorium, Football games, Basketball games, monthly events by the Student Activity Board, and more. And that's only ON campus. Off campus there's even more that you can do. Malls, movie theaters, clubs everywhere, many art festivals and downtown events. There are a few special restaurants that students like to go to like Mr. Robotos, Sumo Sabi, Momo's, the Sweet Shop, and more. There's never a dull moment in Tallahassee.

    Food and Dining

    The food at FSU is really good as well. They have 3 dining halls to choose from, plus a food court and other restaurants located around campus. The Suwannee room is very large and full of choices (Grill, Comfort Food, Deli, Salad Bar, Pizza, Pasta, etc). All the dining rooms put their menus online so you can see what's for dinner every night. I personally really enjoyed Fresh Food because they had such a variety of foods to choose from, all of them delicious, and they even had an ice cream bar. It might be a bit of a walk, but if you can get over there, it's definitely worth it. I have not been to the third dining hall yet, but I do hear that it is very good as well. They also have a Chili's, Pollo Tropical, Freshens (smoothies and crepes), Papa John's, Sushi Bar, Subway, Salad Creations, Denny's All Nighter, Einstein's Bagels (my personal favorite) and two separate Starbucks locations. You will never grow bored of the dining options on campus.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life wherever you go is not as easy as living at home. You will have to share your room with a roommate, it will be a smaller area, and you'll have to learn to part with your privacy. However, the dorms at FSU are actually very nice. The RA's are always there to help you in any way they can. Every month the individual dorms will throw events to bring all the people together and encourage people to socialize. You can live in a 'Living Learning Community' which is a dorm specified to certain interests you have (Social Justice, Wellness, Science, Music, etc) and allows you to meet people that share your interests and helps you make new friends. The dorms around Landis Green (Cawthon, Jennie Murphree, Landis, and Gilchrist) are newly renovated and extremely nice. They are also in the center of campus, so everything is very close by. I thoroughly enjoyed living in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Of course, it all depends on what major you are pursuing and what classes you take, but all in all I'd say that the academic rigor of FSU is at a moderately high rate. We may not work ourselves to death with courses, but we still take our academics very seriously. Stroz (our library) is always packed with students studying hard for their next test. We pride ourselves in academic excellence, having some of the top programs in the country. If you come here, you can be guaranteed that you will be getting the best education possible in your major.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be afraid to go out and explore the campus. There are so many things for you to do, not only on campus, but also in Tallahassee itself! There are plenty of clubs and organizations out there that you can join. If you have an interest, you can bet there's a club you can join that has to do with it. Go see a performance on campus! We have one of the top music and musical theater schools in the country, and there's always a performance going on! Get out there and meet new people. College is a time for exploring and growing as people, and meeting others is just another way to make your experience on campus more enjoyable.

    In three sentences

    FSU is a thriving college, filled with activity and life, and new things to do every day. The campus is beautiful, the people are friendly and the learning environment is wonderful. I wouldn't want to go to any other college.

  • 05/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I've never once felt unsafe at FSU. If there's robberies, I always knew about them. Even if it was just a rainstorm, I always received both a text and an email from FSU security warning me about it.

    Greek Life

    There's plenty of sororities and fraternities to choose from. And even if Greek Life isn't your thing, it's still fun to join in on the tailgating with them during football season! Plus, they contribute to a lot around campus, fundraisers and whatnot.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are over 500 different clubs here, sooo many that I'm still learning about some. From sailing to skydiving, I guarantee everyone can find something for them. Film, music, sports, art, robotics, each club shares one thing in common. They're all open to anyone and everyone and they love sharing the joy.

    Great for these types of students

    Everyone! I met all different kinds of people during my first year at FSU. Whether you like the artsy city life, studious nights at the library, or just hanging out with friends at a party, Florida State offers it all.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Beware! On your birthday, it's a seminole tradition that your friends will dunk you in the famous water fountain in front of Westcott building! Don't forget to bring your bathing suit.

    Bang for the buck

    Florida State truly is affordable. And you get so much. Like I said, there's always movies at an actual size movie theater, great bands or comedians, the gym and all classes there, and even carnivals and market wednesdays to attend! And all for FREE (well, paid in with tuition and whatnot!). It's so worth it.

    What to do for fun

    Tallahassee is an awesome city; there's so much going on. Campus is right next to a place called Railroad Square and EVERY Friday night they open all their art galleries and sell food and have live music, it's a great place to take a date or to hang with friends. Plus, on campus, Club DownUnder always gets great bands and comedians to play, and the best part is that it's free for students! Same with the SLC (Student life cinema): it's free and they play great movies; sometimes movies that haven't even come out in regular theaters yet!

    Food and Dining

    Honestly, the food isn't bad!! Plus, there's flexbucks, which can be used at the oncampus Chilis or Pollo Tropical, Papa Johns, etc. It's always fun to go out with your friends and not have to worry about spending your own money; it's already paid for on your meal plan.

    Dorm Life

    My dorm experience was great! I was in a living learning community, which meant there were certain events I had to attend along with the 30 other girls on my floor. It was a great way to make friends and you always had someone to eat with! They really do become your family while you're there and the R.A.'s are very helpful and welcoming.

    Academic Rigor

    It was more challenging than high school, as college should be, but not unbearable. And the staff are more than willing to spend time with you outside of the classroom until you get it. Plus, there's free tutoring and study groups at the libraries on campus. I get emails about them all the time! Don't worry about a shortage of study buddies, it's easy to get a group started!

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved in things you're interested in! It's a fast, easy way to meet people with similar interests and it will make you feel more welcome and comfortable on campus. You'll feel like a true part of the community! And trust me, there are PLENTY of organizations at FSU. They have at least 500 different clubs and organizations for you to choose from. Go online to check them out right now!

    In three sentences

    Florida State University is better than I could have imagined. The campus is gorgeous and, even though I'm all the way from Michigan, I feel extremely comfortable and right at home. Perfect college experience for anyone!

  • 05/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    It is very prevalent in FSU social society

    Clubs and Activities

    They have something for everyone, from quidditch to football

    Great for these types of students

    Socialites

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Dunking in the Wescott Fountain on your birthday

    What to do for fun

    Hang out with friends, go to the rez. Go clubbing

    Tips for prospective students

    Study for your tests, it is easy to get carried away with college life.

    In three sentences

    It is a beautiful campus with a diverse student population. The teachers tend to enjoy their professions and make learning fun. Many non academic activities to support student unity.

  • 05/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Many organizations put on events. We have sports games, a fair, free movies and if that isn't enough many students go to the nearby clubs and bars to dance.

    Food and Dining

    They are always updating the food at FSU. We have buffets we can eat at or popular restaurants like Papa Johns or Chilis. Plus there are more restaurants right across the street from campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Florida state is known for their academic and research. The professors really know their stuff and most are willing to help.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be afraid to meet new people. Friends are there to help you study or provide notes if you need them. Networking is key in college.

    In three sentences

    Florida State is a great college to do research and get internships. Along with that, it is easy to make friends and to start up study groups. One of the best thing about Florida State is the tradition of the college!

  • 05/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Automated system that sends text messages and emails to you immediately after a crime has been reported on-campus.

    Greek Life

    Has everything from social to pre-professional to honors to service sororities and fraternities.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Get thrown into Westcott Fountain on your birthday.

    Bang for the buck

    FSU is, without a doubt, worth the money you pay to go there. You will never even have time to think about being bored. Not to mention, the quality of the classes (the reason you choose a university in the first place) can be as great as you are willing to make it.

    What to do for fun

    Campus Recreations sponsors regular nature trips that include anything from rock climbing to moonlight rafting. Intramural sports are incredibly popular and have the experience level to match anyone's abilities. Live musicians, comedians, and speakers are regularly featured. There are also enough clubs to suit the interests of every person on campus.

    Food and Dining

    As with any fixed location, the food options do tend to become boring after awhile. However, there are a lot of on-campus options like Salad Creations, Starbucks, Pollo Tropical, Denny's, and Chili's if the dining hall is not satisfying. Flexbucks can be used instead of cash for a little convenience on the wallet.

    Dorm Life

    There are plenty of different dorm styles available on campus: from apartment to suite style to the classic hall with bathrooms on each floor. Each dorm has amenities that range from a lobby with TV and gameroom, snack machines, and games/cleaning supplies that can be checked out. What really makes the difference at FSU, however, is the dedication and planning of the Resident Assistants and their monthly social events with free food.

    Academic Rigor

    Most classes at FSU are based on the standard +/- scales and teachers will make you work for that added difference. It is not difficult to do well if the work is put in, however some classes are solely based on test averages and it is imperative to do well the first time around.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do the research you need to get the help you want; whether it be tutoring, counseling, or even writing a resume. Help is available, but you must seek it out yourself. Plan your class schedules in advance because you might not always get your first choice.

    In three sentences

    The best part about FSU is the friendly atmosphere and general kindness of everyone here. There are more than enough resources to satisfy any student pursuing any major, or even if you don't have one yet. Campus life is thriving and you will never be bored.

  • 05/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    FSUPD is on campus and we have a system of blue lights that you can push a button on them if you feel threatened or even scared to walk on campus by yourself. The police will be there to you needs.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition and books can get pricey. Amazon or another online website sells the books for a way cheaper price.

    What to do for fun

    FSU offers a lot to do. We have a theater, market Wednesday is where vendors come in and you can buy vintage things, sometimes a fair comes on campus (free for students), the sports event (football games are the most popular) and the list goes on!

    Food and Dining

    Two great on campus cafeterias. Never ate there often but there are other restaurants on campus that are great.

    Dorm Life

    Me personally, I hated the dorms. Very small, no personal space and the overall cleanliness of it wasn't up to par with how I liked it.

    Academic Rigor

    Great teachers overall. Some of them could use a changing of teaching methods but overall they are very helpful and want to see you succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't slack off not one bit. It is very different than high school. Way more challenging and more is expected from you by the teachers but with more leeway.

    In three sentences

    Florida State University is a great school for learning real live things you might see in your work field. It is also a great school for the college life and connecting with people of different cultures. Challenging but promising.

  • 05/29/2012

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

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    What to do for fun

    Florida State offers many different clubs on campus. There are also many sororities and fraternities to join. There are different club sports teams, musical groups, and even a circus. FSU has a lot to offer a student but it's up to the student to make the most of it.

    Food and Dining

    The food on campus is delicious. They offer a variety of different types of food from American to Italian to Chinese.

    Dorm Life

    All the dorms are in great condition. However it's better to get a low priority number so you can insure that you'll get the roommate you want and the dorm you request.

    Academic Rigor

    I haven't started classes so I can not fully inform you of how hard classes are but from what I heard from orientation it's very hard but you can do it as long as you put in the hours and take advantage of free tutoring.

    Tips for prospective students

    First of all, make sure to apply before the first deadline to help increase your chances of getting in. Secondly, apply for housing early so you get a good priority number and a good dorm. Thirdly, fill out your insurance forms and fill out your health forms before orientation. Lastly, apply for as many scholarships are possible.

    In three sentences

    Florida State has a beautiful campus, great school spirit, and helpful administrators. It is a great school and has many different ways for it's students to get involved. The attitude throughout the school makes you motivated to succeed and do well in college.

  • 05/30/2012

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

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    In three sentences

    This is a beautiful campus! I absolutely loved the architecture and the who experience during the tour was great. The tour guides were so nice, and the campus was great :)

  • 05/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Sporting events, bars, work out, and join social groups

    Tips for prospective students

    Join social groups, go to sporting events, and work hard. But most of all, socialize and have a good 4 years.

    In three sentences

    It is a fun school. Has great academics, sports, and people. It is the best college hands down!

  • 05/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Have Safe Bus on speed dial (press 0 if you get the busy tone) and call the FSUPD if you feel unsafe and need a ride home from somewhere. Just be smart and don't walk on campus alone at night!

    Greek Life

    A great way to get involved and meet people. I highly suggest it for anyone. Don't come in with a negative mindset and do not listen to rumors and stereotypes! College is what YOU make it, not what other people tell you how to feel about it. It's one of the best ways to know what's going on around campus and a great way to prepare you for the future- post college life.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have the best tradition in football, hands down. Getting thrown into the Westcott fountain on your 21st birthday. Upholding the garnet and gold. And doing the chop whenever and wherever! You can't beat a beautiful day on Landis Green with a Mom & Pop's hot dog, and there's nothing like a good bargain on Market Wednesday's in the Union.

    Bang for the buck

    College is overpriced regardless of the experience.

    What to do for fun

    There are a ton of various organizations students can become involved in on campus and one will always find something to do. The night life is pretty great if you're into that, but FSU also provides many niche's for the more studious. You will make friends no matter what and becoming involved in what the campus has to offer is key to having a great college experience.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for scholarships! Find out who your adviser is and speak with them frequently! Always check your email and stay on top of the requirements for your classes, scholarships, and your schedule!

    In three sentences

    Florida State provides students with a friendly, almost southern-hospitality atmosphere. You always feel welcome on campus and it is a beautiful one at that. I would not change my University for any other school.

  • 06/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Greek life is great it really condensed the size of the school for me. By that, I mean that it really allowed me to meet so many people and it wasn't as daunting as it first was showing up to a school of 30,000+ and ot knowing any one. I would highly recommend at least giving it a shot.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The traditions at FSU are many and deeply rooted in the community. We have a great school pride as Seminoles and every one loves to cheer for our teams and sing the fight song.

    What to do for fun

    I am a member of several student organizations on cmapus and those are fun for me. In addition, I work out and go to the many parks and forested areas in Tallahassee.

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining on cmapus isn't as great as it could be. They would usually cycle through the same type of food week after week and the two dining halls are on the extreme edges of campus.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms here at FSU are great and the older ones are being remodeled. I came to FSU not knowing any one and am still best friends with my dorm mates as a senior. All of the dorms are located centrally on campus with the students in mind.

    Academic Rigor

    Academic rigor is something that you get what you put in. There are many many majors from one to choose from and they all have benefits. Find the major that is right from you and work hard and you will succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    Tips I would have are to tour the campus before coming and attend the orientation meetings. I would also say that you should come in with at least a general idea of the specific area you want to major in. Good luck.

    In three sentences

    Florida State University is a model college. There is a respect here ranging from from the grounds keeping crew maintaining this beautiful campus to the top-notch professors who are very helpful. A new initiative from the president, Eric Barron, is to make this the most veteran friendly campus in America which goes to show the respect we have as a community for those who have sacrificed for us.

  • 06/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Police are ready to be anywhere on campus within thirty seconds.

    Greek Life

    FSU has a great, long tradition of Greek life.

    Clubs and Activities

    500+ clubs on campus and even more activities.

    Great for these types of students

    Extroverts

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    On your birthday, you have to be thrown into the Westcott Fountain.

    Bang for the buck

    Undoubtedly a great investment.

    What to do for fun

    So much. The outdoors and everything they entail are a five minute drive from campus, constant social events, sports games and tailgating, and almost everything else you can imagine. The only thing FSU does not have is a beach, but Panama City is only a hour and a half drive away.

    Food and Dining

    I love the dining halls and the surrounding restraunts are fantastic as well.

    Dorm Life

    Again, the students are refreshingly friendly and great to live with.

    Academic Rigor

    The coursework is rigorous and challenging, befitting of a true University.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you perfect your study skills and discipline before you get to Florida State, it is really easy to get caught up in the social atmosphere.

    In three sentences

    Definitely the perfect school for someone who loves people and wants to get the most out of college. FSU is full of friendly, attractive people who make for a great college experience. I personally guarantee you will not be dissatisfied.

  • 06/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I've always felt very safe walking around campus even at night, but no matter what just be aware of your surroundings. There's also a FSU sponsored bus that you can call to pick you up if you don't feel safe.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    For your birthday, you have to be dunked in the Westcot fountain! Or if you are graduating as well!

    What to do for fun

    There are tons of things to do on campus, especially since students get free tickets to the sporting events! The gym is awesome but it does get packed. The student life center has an amazing in-house movie theater with new movies playing every week. There's club downunder that has live music. Not to mention all of the intramural sports or clubs to join that have stuff going on every week.

    Food and Dining

    Honestly as long as you watch what you eat in the buffets then you won't gain the freshmen 15. There were times that the food was noticeably left out for a long time and then there were other times that it was so fresh and delicious where I felt like I was eating home cooked food.

    Dorm Life

    It wasn't the best of times, but it wasn't the worst of times. It wasn't the best mainly because of the other students who partied too much and would come home completely wasted. I have to admit though, I survived without having a meal plan and cooking for myself so that was definitely a positive.

    Academic Rigor

    Being originally a biology major, it was definitely tough and now that I'm a statistics major it has not changed. Professors challenge you and make sure you understand the topic.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are looking for a school that will help encourage you to be successful and understanding that the transition from high school to college can be stressful, then FSU is the place to go. Everyone I have come across whether it's been a professor or someone in administration has always been friendly and approachable. Compared to other universities, FSU offers a caring environment for students.

    In three sentences

    The school is very caring for both their undergraduates and graduate students. Teachers have always been approachable and want their students to succeed. Not to mention that all of the sport tickets, music tickets, and everything are free for students!!

  • 06/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus is very safe. We have safety poles covering the entire campus and the night noel will take you anywhere and pick you up anywhere until 3 o'clock in the morning.

    Greek Life

    Lots of Greeks. Everywhere.

    Clubs and Activities

    Any club you can possibly Imagine. Seriously,,,, any club.

    Great for these types of students

    All types of students. NO matter who you are, you will find people like your self here.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Every Wednesday we have Market Wednesday in the UNion where some local shops sell things and tons of club join to gather to show there spirit and dance the afternoon away. Also, Hating the Gators is a long-time loved tradition that the entire student body can bond over.

    Bang for the buck

    Worth Every Penny, especially with In-State tuition.

    What to do for fun

    There are great clubs near by if that is what you like to do for fun but if not there are many things to entertain your self on campus and in tally. The Union has bowling and paint-a-pot and often has events to attend like carnivals on campus. There is also the Governors Square Mall about 10 minutes away form campus which has loads of places to shop. At FSU, there is no such thing as bored.

    Food and Dining

    Suwannee Room and The Fresh Food Company are the Dinning Halls. they are delicious but can get a little repetitive after a while. Suwannee Room is also gorgeous and was modeled after the same dinning hall that the great hall in the Harry Potter Films was based on. The Union has very yummy food court type food with a Pollo Tropical, Papa Johns, Freshens, Miso's, Salad Creations, and soon to be a Subway and Chick-Fil-A

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are great. Even the bad' dorms are better than most school dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    It quite a lot harder than high school trust me...

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay in a dorm your first year, it is how you make friends. Stay on top of your studies, they DO pile up, and you DO get behind and overwhelmed.

    In three sentences

    Florida State University is a great place to not only get a great education but also meet the people you are going to be friends with forever. The campus is drop dead gorgeous and the overall environment and spirit is incredible. No matter who you are or what you like, FSU is the school for you.

  • 06/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    I love Greek life at FSU, it keeps me busy and I am always having a good time.

    What to do for fun

    There are so many options, but hanging out on Landis is always the best one. No matter what, people are always out there just relaxing.

    Food and Dining

    Suwannee is the most social dining hall I have ever been too. You see the same people everyday there and soon become friends with everyone.

    Dorm Life

    Wherever you go to college dorms are going to be unpleasant, but it's part of the experience and I wouldn't exchange my freshman year dorm experience for anything.

    Academic Rigor

    As an exercise science major, my course load is extremely hard. I have never been challenged this much in my life.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to class, take notes, and go to your teacher's office hours. Your professors really do want to help you but you have to show the effort as well.

    In three sentences

    I could not be happier with the environment Florida State has provided for me. The professor's will do anything to help the students and so will my fellow peers. Everyone is so friendly and inviting, I can't imagine a better university.

  • 06/08/2012

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

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    Campus Safety

    FSU is very campus friendly with the reduction of roads cutting through campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are clubs and sports galore!

    Great for these types of students

    All varieties of students, from those interested in engineering to those interested in a graphic design and film.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Kissing bench, landis green sunbathing and studying, Westcott fountain

    Bang for the buck

    In the current economy, is hard to give a fair rating in reference to money.

    What to do for fun

    FSU has an overwhelming number of fun options including Student Union events, the Rez, Club Down Under venue, bowling alleys, over 60 intramural sports, and academic and social clubs involvement.

    Tips for prospective students

    The best thing to review when touring and deciding on colleges is looking at what academically they can provide, if the college has a good program for your intended interest or major.

    In three sentences

    While other prestigious institutions and colleges emphasize how great their own school is, Florida State primarily emphasizes how great the student can become due to the school's greatness. At FSU, the students are the only ones in the spotlight. The warmth and welcoming aspect of the FSU students, faculty, and administrators emanates from the schools longstanding traditions and passion.

  • 06/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    FSU cam text your phone when there is an emergency or even very bad weather. Their are safety buttons located all over campus as well that one could press at any time if they were in trouble.

    Bang for the buck

    I feel that my instructors have really given their best efforts in helping us succeed. They stay late and answer questions via email quickly so that problems can be solved most efficiently.

    What to do for fun

    Tallahassee may not seem like the ideal city upon arrival, but it quickly grows on you as you discover new venues and areas around town. Midtown is a great part of Tallahassee where you can find a cupcakery, couture shops and bars at night!

    Tips for prospective students

    If you live off campus, always arrive to school early because parking can be an issue.

    In three sentences

    Florida State couldn't be a better university to attend. The latest technology offered at FSU allows for students to access information quickly and to complete assignments and task efficiently. Professors are always willing to help students in any way that they can and those are the educators who can truly make a difference in your college experience.

  • 06/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Just don't walk around Tally aimlessly. There's alot of cops riding around at night and those rape boxes everywhere you can push if someone's after you. But still don't walk around by yourself.

    Greek Life

    Go Greek.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a club for everyting and there are always things going on on campus. Also the Greek life is awesome.

    Great for these types of students

    Literally everyone. If you want to have fun you're set. If you want to make straight A's and be around the most intelligent people you will ever meet in your life, you're set. If you want both, again, you're set.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    On your birthday you'll get thrown into Wescott fountain.

    Bang for the buck

    School's expensive everywhere today so FSU's about par with public universities.

    What to do for fun

    Theres something for everyone. Kids go out on landis green and throw frisbees and ride unicycles but there's also clubs to go to and bars right around the corner. If you're into the nightlife there's the Tennessee Street Strip and Pot's up the road. You'll be set on stuff to do.

    Food and Dining

    Suwanee and Fresh are great for about two weeks. Then you'll realize the hours suck and the food sucks. Also the staff doesn't really care about you at all besides from Mrs. Killings who is the coolest lady ever. Again it's fine for your first year then you'll be ready to move on.

    Dorm Life

    I lived in Landis so we were supposed to be the fancy dorm. It was still a dorm though so don't have too high of hopes for dorms in general. Dorms are fine your first year, but then you'll be ready to get out.

    Academic Rigor

    I'm pre-med so academics are important to me. Use rate my professors to get the best teachers, but that goes for any university. I feel like I learned more my first year in college than I did all of high school put together, mostly because I'm actually learning about things I care about now

    Tips for prospective students

    College is fun, but don't get too caught up in your new freedom. It's possible to keep your grades up and have fun too, just have descent time management. Everyone says that but that's because its true. Also Greek life is awesome. You only go to college once, do it right.

    In three sentences

    The school has everything from great education to a great night life. If you're doing things right then you'll never not be busy. I love this school.

  • 06/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    Check out Momos for the extremely large pizza slice.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get out and visit all of the natural wonders that exist beyond the campus area. Tallahassee and the surrounding counties have beautiful nature oriented sites.

    In three sentences

    Florida State University and Tallahassee have become a second home for me. I visited here while in the military and decided to return to attend college after my career ended. It may be considered a party school but the area also lends itself to the serious student if that is what one is seeking.

  • 06/12/2012

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

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    Campus Safety

    FSUPD can be contacted 24/7 and are always willing to help. They will even pick you up and drop you off at your dorm if you are wary of walking around at night. There are also alarm lights all over campus in case an emergency arises.

    Clubs and Activities

    Over six hundred clubs and organizations. Easily something for everyone.

    Great for these types of students

    The university is great for any type of student. If you enjoy sports join an intramural club. If you want to concentrate on grade then join a study group. All types of people can find a place here.

    Bang for the buck

    Terrific education for the cost of tuition.

    What to do for fun

    The university has over six hundred clubs on campus. There is literally a club for everyone. If there isn't, then make a club. The university is constantly expanding it's amount of clubs and other organizations. The Leech, their main gym, is enormous and has more than enough equipment for every student to become physically fit and healthy.

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining experience can vary from one buffet to the next. Some are amazingly beautiful, but have semi-decent food. While others look like a normal lunch place and have amazing food.

    Dorm Life

    Just like any other university. Some are desirable while some are not. All however are safe and clean and a great experience.

    Academic Rigor

    Tough but great courses.

    Tips for prospective students

    Work hard all four years in high school. Some people say universities only look at your junior and senior year, but it is the first two years that set you up for success in junior and senior year. The hard work pays off once you receive that acceptance letter and know you will be attending a prestigious university.

    In three sentences

    The Florida State University campus is gorgeous. All of the faculty and staff are very welcoming and make you feel like this is your home. They have a wide variety of majors so everyone has a place here.

  • 06/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There is a hookah lounge/cafe on campus called Sweet Shop which is nice to chill at. Their drinks are great, so is the staff. There is an open mic night every week. If you want a party just make a few friends and you'll hear about one soon enough. Frats throw themed ones all the time, and go all out. There are a lot of clubs along Tennessee street, so it has been nicknamed 'the strip'.

    Food and Dining

    There are 2 buffet style dining halls. Will make you omelets in the morning, wraps and sandwiches after that. It is pretty expensive for someone without a meal plan, so I'm not there often. On the few occasions I was the food was pretty good. Nothing to write home about. There is a food court in the Student Union with Polo Tropical, a smoothie joint, Papa Johns, and an Asian place. Polo is hit r miss, the other two are alright, and the smoothie place is great. There is also a salad creations and a quiznos tucked back in the union, both good.

    Dorm Life

    I live off-campus, so I can only say what I've heard and witnessed. The honor dorms are clean and nice, pretty quiet. The others, not so much. You come across some interesting smells in the dorm halls, but college kids aren't known for cleanliness. Puke and urine can often be found in the stairwells at night. No mess stays around longer than a day though. The cleaning staff is great.

    Academic Rigor

    I can honestly say I have been challenged every semester I've been at FSU, and that is exactly what I need. This doesn't mean the classes aren't enjoyable though. The instructors are great, and they expect as much effort from their students as they give themselves.

    Tips for prospective students

    Live on campus your first year. If you can't, visit at least once every weekday. As an off-campus freshman I found it very difficult to keep up with what was going on around campus, so I missed out on a lot. Also it is more difficult to meet people and stay in the social loop. Not to mention it keeps you focused on your schoolwork.

    In three sentences

    A great school on the whole. I am challenged and know I am receiving a quality education. It is expensive, but what State College isn't? It is a beautiful campus seeped in history and tradition. It is quite large though, so you must work hard to stand out.

  • 06/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Basically anyone, but it is best for social students that enjoy research and working with faculty. Also students that do not mind large class settings.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Before our football games our mascot the Seminole Indian will ride around a real horse and shoot down our spear.

    Bang for the buck

    The experience and education is worth it.

    What to do for fun

    Football games of course, visiting the on campus circus, Art center, museum, night clubs, house parties, bowling on campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    Florida State is a large university and has many social events for students.

    In three sentences

    Florida State offers students an array of opportunities because they give students chances to become involved with faculty research and community activities.

  • 06/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Just like any where one must be smart and not walk alone at night of get them selves into bad situations, but FSU PD is always there to make everything more secure.

    Greek Life

    A great way to experience even more of Florida State University.

    Clubs and Activities

    A million organizations to get involved with.

    Great for these types of students

    ALL types of students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Being thown in the Westcott fountain at Midnight on your Birthday, HOMECOMING, and hanging out on Landis Green.

    Bang for the buck

    FSU's tuition is affordable, Tallahassee is an awesome college town with the nicest locals. All Sporting events and activities are included in your tuition, which most schools do not do!

    What to do for fun

    NOLE SPORTS are the best and all year round, bowling in the union, entertainment at Club Down Under in the union,movies at the SLC, plenty of awesome night life, and so much more. Never a dull moment at FSU!

    Food and Dining

    There are lots of options of delicious food. I recommend going to the FIG on fridays for lunch, its FRIED CHICKEN FRIDAY!

    Dorm Life

    Check it out in advance and looking into other cheaper options across the street from campus.

    Academic Rigor

    It is what you make it, make sure to challenge yourself.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply Early,looking into all housing options and make sure you make the most of your experience.

    In three sentences

    The best decision I could have made. Florida State quickly became my home away from home and an exciting place to learn. There is nothing like being a proud Seminole!

  • 06/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Proactive. Alarm systems on campus easily visible for students to summon support. Active escort service at night for students to summon. Text message alert system notifying students when something is amiss.

    Greek Life

    Not a Greek person.

    Clubs and Activities

    Every student must find his/her niche. Great variety on campus and off for those who will take the time to look and pursue. Many social and academic organizations available.

    Great for these types of students

    FSU offers a variety of majors in its academic programs. Many programs will work with other programs to allow students to double major accepting alternative classes towards graduation credits. FSU recognizes students who perform community service with certificates that can support resumes and job applications.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Circus training program on campus, complete with tent and students can receive academic credit for classes and performances associated with the circus in the fine arts/theater programs. The circus puts on performances in the fall and spring semesters.

    Bang for the buck

    Excellent, with Florida scholarships easily affordable with a first rate academic recognized program. Out of state students have higher tuition but scholarships may be available to assist. Housing options abound on campus and off. The city bus system does have routes around campus and students can ride free with student ID.

    What to do for fun

    This is up to the individual. Many campus clubs to join, gym with pools to enjoy, and some activities such as a sky diving club that meets off campus but is supported by the school.

    Food and Dining

    Standard campus choices, but with three different settings at FSU, students with or without a meal plan have variety. One dining hall is open late during the week. Students can pay for meals directly in the dining halls and the rate is very reasonable. Hours are great as well.

    Dorm Life

    Newer dorms have smaller rooms, equipped with sinks, older dorms have larger rooms without sinks. Both have computer/ethernet connections. Dorms have a resident assistant per floor. The apartments are two to four residents with one or two shared baths, small kitchen and living space. The dorms have social activities that commence early then taper off as students become involved in their lives.

    Academic Rigor

    It depends on the major field of study. Science classes are typically more rigorous because of the components including labs and lectures. Many required classes have large lectures, with small labs. Elective classes offered are diversified and require major reading and writing papers. Many undergraduate classes have weekly review sessions built into the class schedule. Elective classes tend to be smaller allowing for more interaction and discussion.

    Tips for prospective students

    Compare your long term educational goals before you apply, by comparing major interest areas classes. Visit each campus and if possible stay overnight during the week when classes are in session. Try to attend a class or two when you visit each campus. Try out the food courts on campus. Check out the student center for an idea of campus activities. Walk the campus and experience what it takes to get across campus in fifteen to twenty minutes for classes. When you narrow your choices to two or three, revisit. A second visit can give you more of an idea what the real college experience can be. Time management is critical to success in college.

    In three sentences

    FSU has a diversified student population, that is very welcoming. FSU has excellent academic support by professors committed to student learning with many classes having weekly reviews. FSU has great on campus housing with apartments and dorms.

  • 06/20/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There is something always going on inside and outside of campus. However, I think you will be fine if you stick with friends and avoid walking alone at night. Usually if you are one of those that walks alone you fall victim to things such as theft or assault.

    Greek Life

    Half the people in FSU are in some sort of fraternity or sorority...at least it seems that way!

    Clubs and Activities

    A few years ago several clubs were shut down due to an E.coli infestation, but now they are opening brand new classy clubs which give off a South Florida vibe. There are also many interesting bars around that sell local and imported brews if you are into that kind of thing.

    Great for these types of students

    People who know how to balance school and their social life!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    On your birthday it is tradition to get dunked by your friends into Westcott Fountain.

    Bang for the buck

    This school is probably one of the cheapest public universities in Florida that you can attend. The education is high quality for the price that you pay!

    What to do for fun

    There are several nigh clubs and houkah lounges right across the street that are walking distance from campus. House parties occur often off-campus and there are social events if you join a fraternity or sorority (greek life is rather impressive at FSU). As far as nature/outdoor things to do there is a lot to do but they require a car.

    Food and Dining

    It is okay. Very few places to eat and they get old pretty quickly. This can become excruciatingly dull when having a meal plan.

    Dorm Life

    I would highly recommend living in dorms the first few years. Nice way to make friends in this school. The freshman dorms are a little rusty for the most part but the sophomore+ rooms are excellent living spaces and are relatively new and/or renovated.

    Academic Rigor

    The liberal arts classes are super easy but the upper level classes are rather difficult among most majors. There is also a +/- grading system which can add to the difficulty of maintaining a certain GPA.

    Tips for prospective students

    Enjoy this school to the fullest. The school spirit here is amazing and its a nice environment to make friends and engage with other students in similar fields while working hard towards your degree.

    In three sentences

    This is a great university for hands-on independent undergraduate research, community involvement and engagement among students. The staff is highly knowledgeable when it comes to events happening inside and outside the university, they provide plenty of on-campus scholarship opportunities and promote many student resources such as mock-interviews and portfolio advice.

  • 06/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Tallahassee is dangerous. We have FSU police out all the time. We have a system of alarms all over campus that you can hit if you feel not safe and police will be there within a minute. They also have a self-defense class that you can take for free. It is very helpful and fun!

    Greek Life

    Greek life is such a good way to get involved on campus and find people that you have a lot of things in common with. My favorite part is the philanthropies. I love being able to help so many people through them!

    Clubs and Activities

    We have such a variety of clubs and if you can't find one you like you it is pretty easy to create your own. You should join because it helps you get used to college and make friends! Go to sporting events! They are free and are so much fun!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    On your 21st birthday you are supposed to get thrown in Wescott Fountain!

    What to do for fun

    There isn't much in Tallahassee. Make friends to hang out and go out with. Otherwise go the the Rez that is sponsored by the university or go tanning on Landis Green.

    Food and Dining

    The dining halls have the worst food and some of the cooks are quite unsanitary and have attitudes. We have a small choice of other places to eat on campus. The best place we have is our Starbucks. Also, go to Mom and Pops hot dog stands on campus - they have the best lemonade ever!

    Dorm Life

    I lived in a suite-style dorm and would strongly recommend you live in a community style. They are just much more social and you meet so many more people that way. Although the suite-style are a lot nicer living.

    Academic Rigor

    Going to class is the best advice. Most classes as long as you go, pay attention, and take notes you don't even need to buy the book unless the professor says otherwise.

    Tips for prospective students

    Join an organization. It is the best way to get used to college and create a family away from home. Also, go to class (it actually helps a lot)!

    In three sentences

    It is absolutely breathtaking! The university strives to make sure the students are receiving the best education and experience. The students are the friendliest I have seen than on any other campus and we have a great sense of pride for our wonderful school, Go Noles!

  • 06/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    FSU's campus is rather safe considering surrounding neighborhoods are nowhere near as manicured - or manicured at all. To ensure safety, FSU has instituted a Blue Light Trail consisting of over 400 strategically placed light poles equipped with emergency speaker phones and topped with strobe lights to assist anyone in the event of an on-campus emergency.

    What to do for fun

    If there's one thing you cannot escape at Florida State, it's the ubiquitous ability to have fun. Nearly fifteen nightclubs surround the campus, some even within a two minute walking distance of dormitories, and most are clueless when it comes to reading IDs properly. Not your cup of alcohol? Florida State also features several student-run entertainment opportunities, such as a bowling alley located within the Student Union, and Student Life Center featuring a full-sized movie theater with nightly showings. Wildlife can be enjoyed at the Rez - FSU's own off-campus reservation inclusive of boating, volleyball, and drunken tanning days. And if none of these catch your eye, the 500+ Registered Student Organizations (RSOs) at FSU will surely have something that matches your desires.

    Food and Dining

    All-you-can-eat student dining centers and multitudes of on-campus resturants are available to appease your colossal college diet - best yet, all on-campus eateries accept FSU Cash which can be reloaded by your parents or affable uncle. The world's only double-sided Starbucks restaurant can be found in Strozier Library - however, it's really nowhere near as cool as it sounds. Can't fill yourself enough on campus? Tens upon hundreds of fast-food joints within a one-mile radius of campus are sure to make you regret leaving Mom and her home cooking.

    Dorm Life

    Florida State dormitories are said to be modeled off of the Florida State lottery system. You're not guaranteed to be spoiled and you will loose substaintal money at the offset. Your dormitory assignment is technically based off of your dormitory application date, but guarantees as to which dormitory you will be assigned are not made. You may end up in top-notch residences such as Wildwood and Degraff, or be stuck in the second class, and quite possibly mold-infested, Smith and Kellum residences. Either way, your abhorrent application fee will be gladly accepted by the University Housing Office. Luck, and some praying, is all you have here.

    Academic Rigor

    If you're like any other remiss college student, the first two years of college will be the worst years academically. Business, accounting, any music, and engineering majors will be hit the hardest with near-certain failing in one or more prerequisite courses. Once you're over the two-year hump and you've acclimated to an appropriate study style, your remaining years will be a breeze. Most professors are willing to help - even those teaching classes holding to the upwards of 300 students - and the ACE Learning Studio is available at no-charge most hours of the day for additional help.

    Tips for prospective students

    Fear not the overflowing introductory class sizes and crammed dormitories, Florida State students are certainly some of the friendliest individuals you'll ever come across. Nightlife can be found everywhere in Tallahassee - some say there's too much - so be prepared to party off any newcomer stress. But, be sure to remember that you're here for academics before it's too late and you've the only two course withdrawals you'll get as an undergraduate student. Midterms and finals will certainly be tough, but nowhere near as tough as finding a seat to study in any of FSU's libraries - cram in your dormitory! Most importantly - avoid at all costs using a vehicle for campus transportation - finding a parking spot will be as rare as having your tuition decrease in coming years!

    In three sentences

    A remarkable university embracing decades of enthralling history, astounding campus scenery, and wide ranges of activities to keep bookworms to party animals content. Boasting state-renowned Greek Life organizations, nationally-recognized collegiate sports teams, and an endowment in excess of $500 million, Florida State University's acclaimed excellence is bar-none. Go 'Noles!

  • 06/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    They do a good job at keeping students safe, but there are incidents.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is very active. I am not a part of it, so I don't have much info.

    Clubs and Activities

    Too many to mention. You want it? You'll get it here.

    Great for these types of students

    Balanced between work and play.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    All Saints is a 24 hr coffee shop and a great place to study.

    Bang for the buck

    Great feeling of camaraderie on campus.

    What to do for fun

    Many outdoor activities to choose from as well as movies offered every night on campus.

    Food and Dining

    Some great eateries on campus

    Dorm Life

    Never experienced dorm life here

    Academic Rigor

    Can be very challenging depending on one's major.

    Tips for prospective students

    Learn how to navigate the blackboard site...it will make or break your experience.

    In three sentences

    I am currently attending FSU's College of Social Work. I really enjoy my classes and the professors challenge me in all the right ways. Campus is beautiful and the technology all seems to be current.

  • 06/25/2012

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

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    Campus Safety

    The university has over hundreds of specially trained officers that are always monitoring the campus. They also provide many ways to contact them, such as a text-alert system, blue-light emergency boxes, transportation and much more.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    On your birthday it is tradition to get thrown into a fountain on campus. Another fountain tradition is when the seniors get their class rings they dip them in the fountain at 6:51 pm, because in military time it is 18:51, which is the university's founding year. One more tradition is the one before football games, where Chief Osceola rides in on his horse with a flame-tipped spear

    What to do for fun

    FSU is one of the only schools in the entire country with their own college circus! It is definitely an experience like no other. Florida State also owns a lake property off-campus, where people can play beach volleyball, go swimming, hiking through the forest, or just lay out and relax. As for the town in which it's located, Tallahassee is filled with fun activities.

    Food and Dining

    There are many fabulous places to eat around campus, but I found that the food provided by the university dining hall was absolutely delicious. I see no need to eat out!

    Dorm Life

    It is a very old campus, having been there since 1851! The residence halls have been under renovation the past few years though, and new ones are being built, so things are looking up. However, renovations can't do anything about the haunted residence halls, but I think the hauntings just give the college more character!

    Academic Rigor

    FSU is known to be one of the top schools to attend in the state of Florida. I'm very much looking forward to learning new things here .

    Tips for prospective students

    Do your research and make sure you're going to the college that is right for you. Also, don't assume that rooming with a friend is a good idea. There's a possibility that living together could make you grow to no longer want to be friends.

    In three sentences

    The two times that I have visited the campus it has been clean, well-maintained, and gorgeous. I cannot speak for the professors there yet but from what I hear they're all great. People like my orientation leaders, academic advisers, and student interns were all very nice and extremely helpful.

  • 06/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Living in the state's capital, and with it being a college town, there is definitely much to do in Tallahassee, and even at FSU itself. FSU has a cinema, with tickets free of charge to students, bowling, art classes, and more.

    Food and Dining

    Fresh Food Company on the other side of campus is better than the Suwanee room, however things get to be a little less exciting as the year wore on.

    Dorm Life

    I suggest the suites, personally, but most of the dorms have been or are being planned on being redone. I personally loved my dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    It all depends on the teacher, but coursework itself varies.

    In three sentences

    Florida State offers a wide variety of subjects to study on, and holds some of the best programs in the country. It is a very friendly and open community. The campus is fairly small, too, so there's little chance you'd get lost.

  • 06/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus Police is always a few minutes away. There are red post around campus with a light on top of them. Pressing the button on these post will direct straight to the police station. Once called the post will shine a blue light at the top to signal the police where you are at. Recently too we have started a new program called FSU Guardian. FSU Guardian is a new phone based system. It like a personal red post for you.

    Clubs and Activities

    PeaceJam is an amazing service organization which promotes sustainable peace and service through the teachings of different Nobel Peace Laureates. Every year in the spring we hold a conference for 300+ high school students from around the Southeast to see a Nobel Laureate. Also to learn more about peace and service from our hand selected FSU college mentors.

    Great for these types of students

    We have different student run agencies on campus: Asian American Student Union, Black Student Union, Hispanic/Latino Student Union, Pride Student Union. So if you want to make a difference on campus these are just a few agencies you should visit to start making your impact.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    An unusual tradition you could say is that on your birthday you need to be dunked into Wescott fountain. It's like a rite of passage.

    Bang for the buck

    There is a special lunch given out in the Globe called Khrisna lunch. It's right on campus also it's vegetarian. The people you met there are friendly and the amount of food you get is worth the price.

    What to do for fun

    There is plenty things to do for fun solely around campus. The first thing of course to mention is the Student Life Cinema which brings in amazing blockbuster films for us to watch FOR FREE! The Student Life Building, which holds the Student Life Cinema or SLC, also has game systems to rent out and play along with game ready computers that give amazing graphics to World of Warcraft. There are also many social events going on throughout the semester held by different organizations. From bowling to Salsa dancing. We also have our own bowling alley. If you're a music fanatic we also have our own club which hosts many great bands along with other variety of things. During the week before exams they do hold a stress relief event at Club Downunder too.

    Food and Dining

    There are many amazing places to dine on campus and around. Chili's and Denny's are the main restaurants on campus. Along with, of course, the dining halls. Suwanee has a ceiling similar to the Great Hall in the Harry Potter movies. There is also a text message based program with Aramark (the company overseeing all food on campus) that sends out deals during the week.

    Dorm Life

    I was a transfer student so I didn't experience dorm life first hand. From second hand stories I can say that the dorms are pretty well kept. There are of course buildings which are getting much needed renovation. Resident Assistants are amazing however. I'm friends with a good number of them. They handle their jobs with enthusiasm and care.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes here are not necessarily hard. You do have to give them the time they deserve though. You can't go to Flipping Tuesdays at AJ's if you have a quiz in Stats coming up.

    Tips for prospective students

    Try a few things your first semester here, like clubs, organizations, service, magazines. There is a lot you can do on campus. Also go exploring during your free time. There is a lot of cool neat places you probably wouldn't have found on your orientation.

    In three sentences

    Amazing campus that has beautiful architecture, which only keeps getting better. Friendly people with a variety of interest, also one of the top fashionable campuses of the nation. Lastly, an overall warm, welcoming heart to all new comers.

  • 06/28/2012

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

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    Campus Safety

    Very safe, they take pride in campus safety

    Greek Life

    Great, I recomend

    Clubs and Activities

    Endless

    Great for these types of students

    Diverese, cultural, out going

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    You must see langford green located right in front of doak campbell stadium (football stadium). It is traditionally the best spot for tailgating and events related to football. Fsu's football program is a perenial powerhouse and it is something the whole town takes part in. Go noles!

    Bang for the buck

    There are many low cost activitites to do around campus depending on what you like to do. Anyone should be able to find something to do.

    What to do for fun

    Campus events, athletic events, nightlife

    Food and Dining

    Superb

    Dorm Life

    Wouldn't know.

    Academic Rigor

    Challenging, yet rewarding.

    Tips for prospective students

    Work hard and learn all that you can. Education is something no one can take away from you.

    In three sentences

    Florida State is a beautiful and diverse campus. It is breathe taking even to those who are familiar with it. Many enjoy just driving by to catch a quick glimpse of its beauty.

  • 06/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    FSU is always alerting the students about poor weather conditions and about recent robberies. FSU does border up on a rough neighborhood, but we have our own police station and someone who will walk/ drive you to your car or dorm at night if you need it. There are 911 buttons all throughout campus too, so should something happen, you are never far from help.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is very important. The sorority houses are beautiful additions to campus and the girls and guys proudly spot their letters. There is a Greek group for everyone.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is always something to do! There is a club for everything and tons of passion behind it. If you are not satisfies with whats offered, then there is room to start another.

    Great for these types of students

    There are two extremes at FSU and a nice quaint mix of an in-between group. If you absolutely need the club, its a hop and a skip away, along with many other cool bars. There is also a huge community of religion majors and philosophical students. Our programs are very good. If you love interacting with international students and participating in cultural events, FSU is great too.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    When you birthday comes around you get a late night dunk in the Landis fountain.

    Bang for the buck

    The education is really amazing- I love all of my professors and I'm not saying that because they were easy. Most of the things offered on campus are free so often times, you don't have to spend much to have a good time. Tallahassee also offers a lot, like free parks.

    What to do for fun

    Tallahassee is small town, so it does not have nearly as much to do as a bigger city. The are beautiful parks all over- perfect for picnics or days with nice weather. As a result of the small city, the campus is constantly offering things. There is a movie theater on campus and new movies are shown often ( indy films too!) and our arts programs are big, so you can always catch a dance show, or a play too. In the union there are cool and odd activities, like free ice cream or all you can eat $1.00 pancakes. At Club down under you can catch a cool live band or salsa dance the night away.

    Food and Dining

    There is so much food everywhere! We have our own Chili's and a Chick- fil-a is coming soon!!!! There are so many places to eat with friends, just grab a coffee, a quick snack, or sit at the bar. The possibilities are endless!

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are sub par. There are some nicer ones in the middle of campus, but the slightly more affordable dorms are on the outskirts and laden with mold. The convenience factor is the ONLY reason I would bother with the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    I cannot speak for all departments, but in many, the professors are truly passionate about their field and their students. They hold their students to a high standard, but it is completely worth it and truly an honor to work with them.

    Tips for prospective students

    Rain gear is an absolute must for Tallahassee! It is imperative, however, that you remember why you are at FSU, its so easy to get sucked into the party lifestyle and hard to get out. FSU has something for everyone, definitely check it out!

    In three sentences

    I give FSU a 4 of 5. The campus is always awake and full of fun activities for EVERYONE. Education is valued just as much as fun, which makes it a well balanced community.

  • 06/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The FSU police department even has a Twitter account!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    See things to do for fun.

    What to do for fun

    Sun tan on Landis Green. Throw your friends in the fountain on your birthday. Go to the free screenings of student films. Hangout on set by being an extra and get free lunch.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not let the application process overwhelm you. Do not be afraid to go to your adviser for help frequently. Take advantage to the school sponsored free activities!

    In three sentences

    Florida State University overs a wide range of extracurricular activities, clubs, and teams. It has many degrees to choose from. It is welcoming and shows it's appreciation to it's students.

  • 07/05/2012

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

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    Campus Safety

    There is a lot of campus safety around the campus. FSU has posts in various places on the campus which have a button that calls the police department if pressed. This is very convenient as it is better to be safe at night or any other time of danger.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are numerous clubs and activities at the campus for anyone's interests. Being new to Florida State will bring people closer together if they join these clubs.

    Food and Dining

    The food is delicious. With the decently priced meal plan, the food and dining are extremely convenient. One can find extravagant meals that come in variety.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is wonderful. It allows students to communicate and connect with each other as they share their thrilling experiences. The residence halls allow for such activities as ping pong and watching TV.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes can be rigorous, but once one puts their mind into it, they can achieve anything. It is not impossible to become academically successful at FSU because there are many resources one can use if they feel challenged.

    Tips for prospective students

    I believe one should be prepared for the coursework that comes with such great education. There are a lot of new people one will meet at the campus who are willing to help out new students. It is a very thrilling new experience.

    In three sentences

    Florida State University is an exceptional institution for education. It has the friendliest people, and they provide students with plenty of resources for higher education. I am very proud to be a 'Nole.

  • 07/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Be careful on campus past midnight!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Get thrown in the Wescott Fountain on your birthday!

    What to do for fun

    Bowling, IMAX, Downtown Getdown, First Fridays, LIT nightclub, Coliseum, Railroad Square, Tom Brown Park, MaClay Gardens, Civic Center, tailgating, FSU home football games.

    Tips for prospective students

    Orientation is long and boring, but you meet a lot of really cool people! Buy your textbooks early because the lines at the bookstores can be quite long!

    In three sentences

    Nothing is better than a stadium filled with 30,000 people doing the war chant during an FSU football game! Florida State also has a very beautiful campus and teachers that are always willing to help you succeed. There are also plenty of activities and places to eat on campus!

  • 07/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Be involved in the activities they set up on campus!

    Food and Dining

    The food is not that good here. I heard that people get sick at some of the dining spots.

    Dorm Life

    You can make a lot of friends, depending on how social you are and what type of dorm you are in.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics are always well known here and students come from around the world to be here.

    Tips for prospective students

    Register as soon as possible with the registration windows. Make sure you do not procrastinate on assignments or registration. Do not be afraid to speak to your professors, it can benefit you! Be sure to be involved with the student life community at the school.

    In three sentences

    Florida State is a great school for students that know what they want to do. You definitely need money or scholarships to come to this school. The academics are good and the Greek life is very prominent.

  • 07/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    FSU football games will be the best part of your weekend. Look around for unusual rooms and make sure you go on the ghost tour during orientation!

    Bang for the buck

    For In-state this school is AMAZING! A great education and alumni connections throughout the state.

    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of bars and clubs but going to the beach isn't too far of a drive and there are plenty of other cool outdoorsy things to try. There are two malls in Tallahassee for shopping and the Capitol is right in town, if you have never been.

    Food and Dining

    Fresh Foods is awesome for salads and soups. Suwannee looks like the great hall from Hogwarts (in Harry Potter).

    Dorm Life

    Some of the dorms are older but they all will be worth the experience.

    Academic Rigor

    This all depends on which class you are in. Nutrition over the summer is going to be a hard class, while freshman comp will probably not be as challenging.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early and write the best essay that you can. Another big tip is to look into scholarships because FSU offers awesome scholarships to out of state students.

    In three sentences

    Florida State University will be one of the most refreshing and interesting experiences of your life. Florida State football is the most important thing happening all fall, don't miss a game! Florida State might be in a small town but there are plenty of fun things to do.

  • 07/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Not for everyone (myself included). But huge houses, crazy partys, and good looking people.

    Great for these types of students

    Everyone

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Getting thrown into Wescott fountain on your birthday

    Bang for the buck

    Scholarships and grants cover all your tuition and then some.

    What to do for fun

    Campus has a movie theatre, bowling alley, hang out spots. And getting drunk in the forest of course!

    Tips for prospective students

    Live on a dorm your first year! Its a great way to meet new people. Stay focuses especially your first two years.

    In three sentences

    Florida State gives you the full college experience. Florida State helps it's students academically and financially. Florida State has great teachers, and a beautiful campus!

  • 07/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Although there have been a few safety incidents since I have been here, the truth is that things like that can happen anywhere. However, if you have not heard recently I will tell you that since I have been here there was a student who was raped by a non-student in the main library and there was a student who was stabbed by a fellow student in one of the dorms. The FSUPD is constantly seen policing campus. For ladies, they offer self defense courses for free that you can take on the weekends or if you'd like to take it for a gym class credit that option is available as well. After the rape took place, buildings that are high traffic and open all hours such as the libraries require you to swipe in and out for safety reasons. The dorms have always required residents to swipe in and out and for visitors to be escorted by a resident. There is a safe bus that will take you across campus at later hours. There is a Night Nole bus line that can take you around Tallahassee after hours. Taxis are available to students at a discount. Campus is well lit at night. There are safety poles everywhere, that you can push a button on and they will call a police officer and sound an alarm. Despite the events that I mentioned earlier, I have never felt unsafe on campus.

    Greek Life

    Greek life has a strong presence on campus. We don't have a Sorority Row or anything like that, but the Greek houses are easy to spot, and Greek life is easily spotted among the student body and at different events and locations on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are clubs to cater to every diverse group of students you could think of. If there isn't a club in existence already, all you have to do is start it and I guarantee there will be a group of people ready to join in.

    Great for these types of students

    There is a place for everyone here.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    On your birthday, it's tradition to get thrown into the Westcott Fountain and forced to swim a lap.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is slightly higher here than at other state schools, but the cost of living in Tallahassee more than makes up for it, as most everything is cheaper in this city than in most others.

    What to do for fun

    You can go to the REZ, FSU's outdoor recreation facility. You can kayak, canoe, paddle board, swim, lay in the sun, and just enjoy being outside. There's almost always an event on campus each weekend organized by Union Productions. Club Downunder is our own music club and there are tons of great concerts, I've seen Matt & Kim, Mates of State, and many comedians have performed as well. The Student Life Cinema plays recent movies and cult favorites, and also has video game nights. There are also many opportunities to participate in open mic nights, or you can just go watch. Also there are large scale events in the Ruby Diamond Auditorium each semester. I've seen Nick Offerman, Elie Wiesel, Spike Lee and many other people give great presentations. Football games and sporting events I feel go without saying. Nothing beats the energy of the Warchant being yelled by thousands of Seminoles on game day. Off campus there's lots of clubs that you can walk to or call a party bus to pick you up.

    Food and Dining

    The dining halls aren't spectacular, and the restaurants in the food court are marked up, however there are TONS of restaurants within walking distance of campus that offer a large variety of foods at inexpensive prices. There are local favorites as well as the chains that many people expect to see in a city.

    Dorm Life

    There are a bunch of different dorms available, but do your research. Some of them are close to being dilapidated, others are like staying at the Ritz. Beware of the cost of living in each one, and also be aware that some dorms require you to purchase a meal plan while others do not. Some are living learning communities, where you can live with students who are in the same major as you. The two most popular ones are social justice living learning and the students in the music program that live in Cawthon Hall.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are challenging, but not too difficult. There are many resources to help you to manage your time, tutoring services, etc offered by the university, plus there are many students who work as tutors and your TAs are always there to assist you and are often very helpful themselves.

    Tips for prospective students

    You don't need a car, to get around here, but having one is helpful. If you do decide to have a car, make sure you know the hours for each lot and garage. Certain lots are only open in the evening to students and only a few of the garages are overnight. If you're caught parking in the wrong place at the wrong time, you could very easily get a ticket. Also, when off campus, watch where and when you park because towing is terrible and expensive. At least $90 to get your car back from the lot!

    In three sentences

    FSU is diverse. FSU is fun! FSU is academically challenging and world renowned.

  • 07/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    FSU is located in the less afluent part of Tallahassee, and certain parts of campus are prone to more crime than others, but FSUPD is constantly working hard to keep the campus safe. They offer self-defense classes for women, and the blue light trail is constantly being inspected to make sure all of them work. The blue lights can be found everywhere on campus.

    Greek Life

    FSU has many sororities and fraternities. I'm not familiar with all of them, but I do know that Greek Life is alive and well at FSU.

    Clubs and Activities

    If you don't know where to look, I suggest you go to Market Wednesdays at the student union. Many of the schools clubs and organizations have booths so you can talk to members in person. There are MANY groups, but you have to put yourself out there first.

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone. FSU has so much to offer, almost anyone can find their niche here.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    FSU was recently voted as having the BEST COLLEGE FOOTBALL TRADITION in the ENTIRE NATION. I'd love to tell you, but it is way more special if you come and see it for the first time yourself. I can tell you though that it involves horses and fire. :D

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition covers bus services for both campus and city transportation, access to the student fitness center, and many of the athletic events are free or really cheap for students. FSU also provides a lot of financial aid for students. And services such as tutoring, computer labs, and libraries are always free and available to all students.

    What to do for fun

    FSU has many clubs, organizations, IM sports, and activities to get involved in. You can attend any of the athletic events, or work out at the incredible student fitness center, or go check out the free student cinema which usually has several great movies to watch. Or you can explore down town Tallahassee, which is about a 10 walk from campus.

    Food and Dining

    Food is good when you know where to look, but all the people in charge of it are kind and wonderful. They work hard to make sure you have the food you want. If you get a meal plan, I recommend one with more flex bucks, that way you can go out more, and add variety to your food. If you eat at the same place again and again, you will get tired of it.

    Dorm Life

    There are two main dorm types, community and suite style (quads). Most of the dorms are suite style, and there are a couple that are apartment style but they are for upperclassmen. In suite style you are responsible for most of the cleaning, and most of them require a meal plan. Community style has communal bathrooms for each floor, but they are maintained by the maintenance staff.

    Academic Rigor

    It depends on the major, your personal strengths and weaknesses, and how hard you work. Most people find that as long as you balance you time wisely, FSU isn't too tough.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't go crazy in your first semester. Take it easy and get to know what the college experience is about, learn how to balance fun, and work, and be sure to get involved with something. There are a lot of IM sports, clubs, and organizations at FSU, and you should find one that is right for you.

    In three sentences

    Florida State is an incredible University that has so much to offer to its students. With a wide variety of award winning programs of study and athletics, FSU has something for everyone. This school is 10 out of 10!

  • 07/15/2012

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

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    Tips for prospective students

    When applying make sure you understand all of the requirements and average grades/SATs of past classes.

    In three sentences

    I have only heard great thing about this school. The campus is gorgeous, the students are friendly and diverse, and Florida students have great scholarship opportunities here. I can't wait to apply.

  • 07/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    As of late, there have been an increase of crimes on campus at all times of the day. The FSUPD patrols constantly and provides tips for students so as not to become victims. There are also bluelight safety help poles placed on campus, where the press of the button alerts the police and sends them right over. Utilize their tips, listen to your instincts to remain a little apprehensive about approaching strangers, and even carry a weapon if you feel threatened; I carry mace and I know a lot of my friends do too!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    To name a few--- There are tradtions for 21st birthdays: getting thrown in the fountain 12-months of the year and you may also come across girls' waltzes which is a themed-parade like bar hop with their closest friends. Regarding home football games, there is a procession of the burning spear on the Unconquered Statue out front of Doak Campbell Stadium which is a sight to see! Downtown Get-down is also a fun way to get pumped for the game with the whole city of Tallahassee. Food vendors set up, bands play and the town shutsdown to celebrate the 'Noles.

    What to do for fun

    The best kept secret of Tallahasse is Sister Springs. It's a cool little hangout spot hidden away about 30 minutes away from campus. In the summer it's a popular place to go swimming in the sinkholes and jump from the rope swing into the water. Make sure you go with someone who knows how to get there though, because it's a mile and a half hike to the right spot!

    Food and Dining

    Between the two dining halls on campus, the food court in the Union, and restaurants located right on the edge of campus you can get just about anything your heart desires. Freshmen usually have meal plans and can go to Fresh Foods on one side of campus or Suwanne on the other. Both offer an array of prepared meals, pizza, sandwiches, salad bars, and dessert. Suwanne is known as the Harry Potter dining hall because of it's high-vaulted ceilings and Fresh Foods has a more modern feel.

    Dorm Life

    Would I live in a dorm longer than the one required year? Never. But would I trade the experience? Absolutely not! I would never have thought I would have such fond memories of sharing such close quarters and living in a dorm, bonding with the girls on my floor and sharing stories with upperclassmen who lived there previously. It's not neccesary to live in one, but I would definitely reccommend it! They are conveniently close to classes and allow for you to get a feel of the campus your first year there. That way when you get your set of keys to your first apartment after living in a dorm, you realize just how great having your own bathroom is.

    Academic Rigor

    No matter your major, you will comes across courses that are more time-consuming and advanced. However, you get as much out of it and it truly is as hard as you make it. Free tutoring is available for most courses, every professor offers office hours, and the library Club Stroz is a cool place to hang out. FSU gives every student the opportunity to become a productive member of society and excell.

    Tips for prospective students

    First and foremost, keep your priorities straight. Being away from your parent's reign, it's easy to live up being free and get sucked into lifestyles that don't put school first. Just remember, it took work to get into an amazing school and it's going to take work to stay there....take advantage of the abundance of knowledgable people around you. Secondly, get involved!!!!!!!!!!!!!! FSU's greek life is an easy way to dive head-first into an always growing social circle, become involved with philanthropic causes, gain leadership and make connections. If greek life is not for you, FSU has over 550 registered student organizations...that's right, FIVE HUNDRED AND FIFTY... there literally is something for everyone. It's a great way to explore your interests and/or gain experience for your future careers!

    In three sentences

    FSU is a place to grow-up and become an educated, well-rounded person. With it's cutting edge research, highly accredited professors, and all encompassing facilities, learning is truly its highest priority. It should also go without saying that Tally CANNOT be competed with for its unforgettable nightlife, gamedays, and extracurriculars!

  • 07/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Dont do anything stupid! That means walking around late at night, on the outskirts of campus, alone. Be aware of your surroundings, it can be easy to feel comfortable and see the school as a safe environment but remember it is an environment within an environment. If you do HAVE to walk alone dont fret, there is the Blue Light system throughout campus and there is an app with the FSUPD that you can download.

    Greek Life

    There are tons of greek organizations to join wether it be panhellenic or non-panhellenic! If you're interested in a traditional org, one of the divine nine or a multicultural one they are all present at FSU.

    Clubs and Activities

    Websites the school offers such as union.fsu.edu, movies.fsu.edu, and calendar.fsu.edu will be your best friend for discovering clubs and activities happening on campus. Also make use of Involvement Fairs(one in spring and one in fall) and Union Wednesday, where various rganizations on campus will table to promote. their groups. Also freuenting social media sites of FSU and its different departments is great way to stay instantly informed.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who are into government, Students that are social, Students that are interested in research, Students interested in engineering, Students who like movies, Students who like to dance, Students who like to model, Students who like community service, Students who are religious, Students who like to Party, Students who like to study, Students who like diversity

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Once you're a Nole its not so unusual at all, but it is tradition to be thrown into the Westcott Fountain on ones 21st Birthday ( although many do it for any birthday) Doing the warchant, singing the fight song and chopping makes you an official Nole.

    Bang for the buck

    If you are In-State its a great priced prestigious institution

    What to do for fun

    Once again, COLLEGE TOWN! The entire city is truly catered towards all the students. If youre coming from a big city Tallahassee will defintetly seem a bit dull at first and at times but between on campus activites, activites at other universities, events held by organizations, clubs and cultural activities around the town, you will always be able to find something enjoyable to do.

    Food and Dining

    On campus you can find food at one of the dining halls, in the union with Pollo Tropical, Papa Johns, Einstein Bagels, Chilis,Salad Creations, freshens, Dennys and more. Not far away on all edges off campus are various popular restaurants such as Moes, McDonalds, Taco Bell and Zaxbys and some local favorites that you'll grow to love such as Guthries and Chubbys.

    Dorm Life

    Co-ed, Suite style, apartments. FSU offers a variety of on campus housing. Be sure to get your housong application in on time, if not early, so that you can actually have somewhere on campus to live. If you are too late, remember this is a college town so there are a bunch of apartments throughout the city. Many of which are made for college students, located less than a block away from campus or on FSU's bus line.

    Academic Rigor

    Like any school there will be a few classes that allow you to do nothing and past, but majority demand actuall effort and work. There are high expectations of students academically and as a Seminole it is understood that you are a student of high caliber.

    Tips for prospective students

    Time flies so truly make the most of every moment. There is alot to join and do and it can be easy to feel like a little fish in a big pond, but don't be afraid. Check out FSU websites for organizations, deadlines and events to attend so that you can stay ahead and never miss out on anything.

    In three sentences

    FSU is a great well known institution located in a college town with enough cultural activities on campus to make up for the culture the ciy lacks. Being in a college town presents opportunities for relations between universities and creates an environment that is customized towards college students. FSU presents a prestige education without coming off as pretentious.

  • 07/17/2012

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

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    Tips for prospective students

    Definitely go on the campus tour any questions that you may have will be answered, and if the tour guide does not know the answer then they will find someone that does. Great place!!!!

    In three sentences

    This school is AWESOME!!! I only had the opportunity to visit once but I feel in love with the campus the moment I stepped onto it. The people are so nice, kind, and respectful, I love it!!!!

  • 07/19/2012

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

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    What to do for fun

    For fun the students usually visit the local bars, tailgate for the football games, and go to the concerts that come in town.

    Food and Dining

    Florida state university has a large variety of cuisine on and off campus.

    Dorm Life

    I have not experienced the dorm life but i have heard that it all depends on which building your in because some are new and some are antiques.

    Academic Rigor

    My experience with FSU students has been with my roommates and they are all honor roll students.

    Tips for prospective students

    A tip i would give for prospective students would be to stock up on anything garnet and gold and to be sure to to sign up for classes and orientation asap.

    In three sentences

    Florida state university has a diverse student body with lots of opportunities for people from all walks of life. The school spirit surpasses any college or university i have ever seen. The staff is extremely accommodating.

  • 07/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    If you live on the west side, you'll hear of more crimes closer to dorms. However, there's a campus safe bus to escort you any where on campus at night, and police officers that will walk you to your dorm if need be. Safety usually isn't an issue if you use your brain. Always go somewhere with a friend and avoid walking by yourself late at night.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is prominent on campus, but it's usually only noticeable to those in it. That being said, the greek life is great here. All sororities and fraternities offer something different.

    Clubs and Activities

    There's basically a club for everyone. It's easy to find a club to fit in with that's tailored to your liking.

    Great for these types of students

    Florida State is great for any type of student. The great thing about this school is the diversity.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Wednesdays at FSU are called Market Wednesday. There's tons of stuff or sale, and various clubs have tables set up in the Union. Another tradition is getting thrown in Wescott fountain on your 21st birthday.

    What to do for fun

    There's always something to do in Tallahassee. The club life is great! The strip is more casual, while LIT and Baja's is more dressy. If you're not into the club scene there's still other stuff to do. On campus there's a place called the Club Down Under. It usually has great bands, and other fun activities. If your into sports join an intramural sport. Plus Landis always has something going.

    Food and Dining

    The food at the dining halls aren't the best. Suwannee is the most unhealthy and has little variety, but Fresh has way more options. Off campus though is great! Tallahassee has amazing restaurants and unique places to eat.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life really depends on where you live. Avoid the west side if possible (Smith, Salley, Kellum). The dorms there are small, cramped, and old, but on the bright side they are way more social. All the other dorms are great, and spacious. I would highly recommend living on campus for at least a year no matter what you get stuck with. It's honestly the best way to meet people, and a great experience.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor all depends on the major. I started as a communication and switched to exercise science and pre-med. Obviously the pre-med route it going to be a lot tougher than the communications, but both are challenging in different ways. Some classes are gpa boosters, but most can be difficult. It's college. Not every class will be cake.

    Tips for prospective students

    Grades are not everything, but having a low GPA will make it tough. Do what you can to boost your gpa, and getting accepted should be easy.

    In three sentences

    FSU is an outstanding school! It has a reputation of just being a party school, but don't always believe what you here. It has great academic programs and the campus is gorgeous.

  • 07/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    We have a lot of late night security for extra precautions. We have a few safe buses that run till 3 in the morning. We also have our own police station built on the campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    SAG offers free food on Wednesday lol. They also control an almost $14 million dollar budget that they get to decide how to spend money on.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    When Fsu's theme song comes on, you have to do the little hand up and down dance.

    What to do for fun

    Go exercise at our gym. You can also ride your bike down one of the trails. We have a man-made reservation near the campus that's free for FSU students. We also have a free theater for FSU students.

    Food and Dining

    There are a million spots to eat on campus and surrounding the campus. You can walk to most places with 15 minutes.

    Dorm Life

    It sucks living on campus if you're not living in one of the newer or remodeled buildings.

    Academic Rigor

    Academics is challenging, but there are enough tutors on campus to help you get most things. Also friendly professors and teaching assistants make learning a lot easier.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be kind and courteous and make sure you hold the door for the person behind you. Everyone seems to have great manners here. Also, don't be afraid to talk to you professors. They will offer you the most help hands down.

    In three sentences

    Florida State University offers a wonderful student-friendly environment which makes it easier to learn. The professors are wonderful and really care about teaching you. FSU also offers a wonderful placement office and multiple student job fairs to help you find employment.

  • 07/22/2012

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

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    Food and Dining

    Absolutely delicious and so many options with their dining hall with multiple lines and then alternative places such as Pizza Hut embedded in the campus.

    Dorm Life

    Had a hard time opening the closets in Dorman Hall and it had a horror film sort of feel to it at first.

    Academic Rigor

    Didn't experience this though according to my friend it is managable.

    In three sentences

    Was there for Girls State so while I can't say much about the academic rigor the atmosphere is gorgeous but the dorm was dreadful. You would want to spend a lot of time outside.

  • 07/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Market Wednesdays; Starbuck's at the library

    Tips for prospective students

    Look into taking courses offered online to save time; Get involved by joining campus organizations; Make use of available services to students like the library, computer labs, online seminars, tutoring programs and more

    In three sentences

    Excellent Program Choices. Excellent Online Education Programs; Up to Date Technology Use

  • 07/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus Security constantly patrols the area.

    Greek Life

    Honor society at our campus

    Clubs and Activities

    Most clubs in Tallahassee Campus at the PC branch

    Great for these types of students

    PC Campus for the students that likes the smaller classroom. Most class sizes about 35.

    Bang for the buck

    Definitely. Professors are world class. Very experienced and is still active in their fields.

    Food and Dining

    Donna's Deli is good and reasonably priced.

    Dorm Life

    Attend Panama City Campus. Not an Option

    Academic Rigor

    Good Cirriculum, Even better Professors.

    Tips for prospective students

    See your advisor if you are unsure about anything.

    In three sentences

    College of Business. Friendly Great Professors

  • 07/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Safety sucks.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is crazy & unlike any other. Would strongly recommend you go greek so you don't get lost in a sea of 30,000.

    Great for these types of students

    FSU has something for everyone. If you're big into partying and sports, there's something for you. If you like being super involved, there's something for you. If you're more academic, there's something for you too.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    FSU is known for the greatest traditions and spirit. One of the most amazing things to see is when Chief Osceola and Renegade ride out onto the field before the start of the match and throw down the burning spear. Amazing experience being at such a big school that's graet at athletics.

    Bang for the buck

    A public ivy because of the quality of education you get for such a cheap price.

    What to do for fun

    Amazing nightlife.

    Food and Dining

    Food isn't all that great in the dining halls, but lots of options with on campus and off campus restaurants.

    Academic Rigor

    Varies from major to major. Look into who your professor is and get advice from other students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Look carefully into your dorms. Some dorms like Kellum, Smith and Dorman are among the worst. If you get assigned here I highly recommend looking into off campus housing (but no worries, you don't miss out on much being off campus). These halls are being renovated though.

    In three sentences

    Great school overall. I've never regretted my decision to go to FSU over any other school in Florida.

  • 07/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    You can go see a movie at the Student Life Center, see a Flying High Circus performance, go to the Leach Center and workout, go to Club DownUnder for fun events, hit up the bowling alley or go paint/design a craft at Paint-A-Pot.

    Food and Dining

    Food halls are buffet style and serve yummy meals. There are also quite a few restaurants also located on campus.

    Dorm Life

    An awesome experience! Lived in residence halls for 2 years and I am so happy I did. Met many great friends and had great experiences.

    Academic Rigor

    Florida State University is nationally ranked as a school that challenges their students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you attend every class, even if attendance is not required. Most teachers who see you make an effort in class and remember your face each class will be more willing to help you if needed. Go speak to an advisor if you are questioning anything in your academic career.

    In three sentences

    Florida State University is a wonderful school for those that are intelligent, driven, and want to earn a prestigious degree. The campus is beautiful, historic, and it only takes 15 minutes to go from one side to the other. The professors and staff are well-educated and great aids in the learning process.

  • 07/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    During the day, the campus was absolutely safe, however at night, there were a lot of burglaries.

    Bang for the buck

    You will definitely get your money's worth here at Florida State University.

    What to do for fun

    There's not much to do in Tallahassee, but with so many clubs and organizations on campus, there was always something to do, from volunteering to parties, FSU has it all. Let's not forget the sports event, those add to the college experience.

    Food and Dining

    The meals were ok, not much of a variety.

    Dorm Life

    I would not know because I lived off campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Most days I was swamped and waned to cry, but it made it all the more victorious when I earned an A.

    Tips for prospective students

    The professors expect a lot from us, so if you are not serious about your professionalism, this is not the school for you.

    In three sentences

    I just completed my first year here at FSU and boy was it a struggle. Florida State offers many opportunities but you must work for them. If you are serious about academics, this is the school for you.

  • 07/23/2012

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

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    Food and Dining

    unknown

    Dorm Life

    unknown

    Academic Rigor

    unknown at this time

    Tips for prospective students

    appy early

    In three sentences

    Nice, Clean Campus.

  • 07/27/2012

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

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Best security and police always around. Over 400 emergency help boxes on campus.

    Greek Life

    Not into it but many around.

    Clubs and Activities

    Fencing is is the bomb.

    Great for these types of students

    Smart students only need apply, please.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Home coming during Football season is awesome. Go Noles !

    Bang for the buck

    In state is a bargain.

    What to do for fun

    Extracurricular activities of all sorts. Sports are abundant here.

    Food and Dining

    Awesome restaurants on campus ! The food plans are very good. I am a veggie and the choice are excellent and healthy!

    Dorm Life

    So far so good.

    Academic Rigor

    One of the top research school so always extra stuff to get into. Also the state capital helps.

    Tips for prospective students

    Very early and often so you are familiar and comfortable with teh campus.

    In three sentences

    FSU is an awesome campus. the campus is seriously very student friendly and there are lots to explore. I'm looking forward to the Fall 2012 semester to start !

  • 07/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are so many different clubs, and events on campus. We have events before all the games, and the campus even gets big singers to come and perform free for FSU students!

    Food and Dining

    The dining hall food is alright, but it gets old after a few months.

    Dorm Life

    I lived in Reynolds Hall for my freshman and sophomore year, and I loved it!

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are challenging, but if you study hard and put in the work, you'll be fine!

    Tips for prospective students

    Tour the campus! One of the biggest reasons I chose FSU, was because I fell in love with the campus.

    In three sentences

    I love being a student at FSU. There are so many diverse and interesting courses to take. The campus is beautiful!

  • 07/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    ALL. There is something for everyone.

    Bang for the buck

    Great alternative to a private school for the quality of education you will receive.

    What to do for fun

    Take a walk around campus and you are almost guaranteed to run into an event.

    Food and Dining

    I enjoy the food on campus, but it can get old fast. There is a handful of cafeterias on campus from very healthy to regular good ol' American eating.

    Dorm Life

    Can be fun, but is pretty expensive compared to living off campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Study as the teachers tell you, about 4 hours for every credit hour. That is the only way to truly succeed.

    In three sentences

    FSU has a very beautiful campus, the social activities hosted by the student government are fantastic. The academic realm is what ever you make of it. If you wish to excel in sciences they have great programs for that. The curriculum can be rigorous from the transition from high school to college. Tallahassee, Florida is a very fun place to live a great location for people of all backgrounds.

  • 07/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is very safe. Cops are always around. I can walk out in the middle of the night and feel safe.

    Clubs and Activities

    Fun, fun, fun!

    What to do for fun

    There is too much to do here! Clubs, movies, events, games, and the list will never end.

    Food and Dining

    Food is good! The freshman fifteen are definitely worth it! As weird as it sounds, I am guided by my stomach. I love trying new foods and eat almost anything.

    Dorm Life

    It's extraordinary! I absolutely love it! Dorm life is very exciting! I have met numerous different personages and unique people. I enjoy the diverse cultures and different personalities. The Hall Leaders and staff make the college experience ten times more fun. We have had so many activities going on, it's hard to miss home and much less be bored. I love college!

    Academic Rigor

    Keep up to date with your readings! School is challenging and tough but nothing given to you and not earned is worthless, so be proactive, productive and earn those A's! I've been on top of my classes but even then I still struggle with exams. The challenging curriculum builds great minds. The professors make sure you know your content.

    Tips for prospective students

    Incoming students most definitely would benefit from being open to new ideas and experiences. In college, you will meet all types of personalities and learn a lot from others. The overall experience is unforgettable!

    In three sentences

    I absolutely love FSU! The people are extremely nice, the environment is amazing, and the student life is an exciting experience. I am really happy to be in Tallahassee.

  • 07/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Tallahassee is a very small city, and there is a police station at FSU. Students get notified whenever a crime is committed near campus.

    What to do for fun

    There is a cinema, a club and bowling on campus. There are a few restaurants on and off campus. Sports are very popular. Disney World is 4 hours away.

    Food and Dining

    After one year of eating at Seminole Dining, you end up hating their food. It all tastes the same. However, I am sure that the dining experience is not any better in most universities (they have to cook for thousands of students). Bear in mind, that I come from a country with a wonderful cuisine, so I am used to eating delicious food. Restaurants on campus: Chilis, Dennys, Subway (will open soon), Chick Fil A (will open soon), Papa John's, Starbucks, etc

    Dorm Life

    The only problem with dorm life is that it is expensive, although that is probably the case for most universities. As a music major, living in Cawthon Hall was very convenient: I was 5 minutes away from my classes, had a large bedroom and lived surrounded by musicians.

    Academic Rigor

    How rigorous academic life at FSU is, depends on how rigorous each student is with himself or herself. You can easily pass most classes without much effort and you take nothing out of it. However, if you really care about your education, take classes with the best professors and put a lot of effort into your studies, academic life at FSU will be really intense.

    Tips for prospective students

    FSU offers unlimited resources, but it is up to you to take advantage of them. You decide how your experience at FSU will be. Always do some research on your professors before registering for classes, that way you make sure you get the best professors. Try not to take classes with Teaching Assistants.

    In three sentences

    Florida State University offers what any student looks for in a university. Whether you are interested in academics, sports, art, clubs and organizations, you will find it at FSU.

  • 08/02/2012

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

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    What to do for fun

    There are many clubs at Florida State University, there is a very cheap bowling alley, plenty of restaurants to go eat at, and it's great for parkour or skating. There is always something to do at FSU.

    Food and Dining

    The food was amazing. After four years of high school food I was skeptical about college food but I found it to be a great meal every time I went to eat and there was always at least 5 different things to eat.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is good. People are always out in the halls moving to and fro so you can always meet someone new.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics are difficult if you'd rather party but if you put in the required work you'll have a great 4 years.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you want to go to a great school come here. If you want to party hard come here. If you are pursuing a degree after high school come here!

    In three sentences

    Florida State University's campus is beautiful. When I visited and got lost everyone I asked was very helpful. Orientation was the highlight of my summer and I can't wait to return in the fall.

  • 08/03/2012

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

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    They have the blue light poles all over. you can see 2 from the one your at. Many campus officers

    Greek Life

    A lot of sororities and fraternities.

    Clubs and Activities

    Around 600!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    On your 21st birthday you get thrown into the fountain by your friends

    What to do for fun

    So many things on campus like a movie theatre, a bowling alley, a small club with live bands. List goes on and on!

    In three sentences

    They seem like they really care about each student. The academic advisors are really helpful and spend as much time with you as you need. After orientation they got me super excited to be attending fsu because of how welcoming everyone was!

  • 08/03/2012

    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

    One FSU tradition is that students can be thrown into the fountain on their birthday!

    Bang for the buck

    Florida State University is not too expensive, especially for in-state students!

    What to do for fun

    Honestly, the best part about FSU is just being able to spend time with my friends.

    Food and Dining

    The food at Florida State University is great! I can get any food I want, whenever I want!

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is amazing! I applied for a Living Learning Community and I am loving it!

    Academic Rigor

    Though i have not yet attended classes at Florida State University, I have already received my schedule and I am so excited!

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early! And look into Living Learning Centers. They're awesome!

    In three sentences

    Florida State University is awesome! They really make you feel at home when you are there. They really care about you and your academics.

  • 08/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Florida State has its own personal police department, and police patrol the area at night in case of anything going astray. Plus if you don't feel safe walking back to your dorm late at night you can use one of emergency polls found throughout the campus to have a direct connect to the police station and they will dispatch someone to pick you up and take you to your dorm.

    Bang for the buck

    Florida State is great school. It can be a bit pricy, but you get other benefits instead of just an education. There's a huge gym for students, plus a bus system around campus. Free tickets to the sporting events and other activities FSU hosts on campus.

    What to do for fun

    FSU has a lot to offer definitely if you like sports. Free tickets to sporting events and even a wide variety of inter-mural sports leagues. Even if you don't want to participate in one of the leagues there's places to get together and play. FSU even has its own private lake where you can hike around or go canoeing or even climb up a rock wall. On campus, there's is a bowling alley and even a small night club. At the SLC, there is a movie theater that allows students to watch movies for free and even some movies before they are released. Plus there are a bunch of computers there that people can get together and play games. If you are big on nightlife well don't worry there are a bunch of places that aren't far from campus that you go out to.

    Food and Dining

    FSU has two dining halls, Fresh Foods and Suwanee. Suwanee is the better of the two, but they are alright at best. Don't worry, there is a Chile's on campus as well as an all nighter Denny's. Plus the campus has three different Starbucks on campus as well as other small places. The last I heard was that they was also planning putting in a on campus Chik-fil-a. The campus also is close by several of other big restaurants and most of which are just walking distance from the campus.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life has it's ups and downs, but you learn to live with them and you get a life experience from this. Just try to get to know your dorm mate(s) before moving in.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes at FSU can be tough, but don't sweat it cause professors here understand and can be lenient and are willing to help with any problems you may have. If talking to your teacher is to awkward for you or you just can't make it to there office times, the libraries have tutors to help with all subjects and other students will send mass e-mails trying to set up big study groups. Even certain subjects such as math and science have rooms set up for helping students out and there's is always at least one t.a. in these help rooms.

    Tips for prospective students

    First tip, buy an umbrella. Random showers occur all the time. Second, if you have a vehicle your parking permit is actually a hunting license, parking is hard to come by and can be a pain and be careful where you park. You will get fined for being in a wrong spot and these including leaving your car in a commuter lot or staff parking. Third, is be active. There's multiple clubs and activities to participate in and for shy people these can be the ice breaker you need to meet new people. Fourth, when scheduling for classes always remember to keep at least 15 minutes between each class, cause you may not know how far your next class will be and it takes at least 15 minutes to get from one side of campus to the other by walking. Fifth, there are bikers and long boarders everywhere and its best not to try and dodge them cause most them are competent enough to go around you. Sixth, if you live off-campus be wary of rush hour traffic which can be pretty bad in the morning, noon, and evenings.

    In three sentences

    Florida State is a diverse community which allows peoples true nature to come out in a nice, friendly environment. Florida State also offers a bunch of activities to bring the students closer to one another, as well as a top notch education.

  • 08/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Football!

    Dorm Life

    I do not live in a dorm so I can't say what dorm life is like.

    Academic Rigor

    I am a graduate student so I am not sure about the academic rigor of undergraduate programs.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage of opportunities on campus. Get involved. That is a great way to help you find your passion.

    In three sentences

    Beautiful campus. Everyone I have interacted with is very friendly and willing to help out. Football season is so fun and a great opportunity for students to come together!

  • 08/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I always have felt safe at FSU and when there is a problem, it is handled quickly.

    Clubs and Activities

    Love the clubs- a very active campus.

    Great for these types of students

    Any type really-you'll always find a person like you if you look hard enough.

    What to do for fun

    Explore the city! You're a resident after all-make the most of it.

    Food and Dining

    There are a lot of dining options on campus. Even though I live off-campus I still find myself eating on campus many days during the week. There are a lot of choices.

    Dorm Life

    I only lived in a dorm for one year but I liked it. Me and my roommate made the most of it and had a lot of fun.

    Academic Rigor

    I have taken many honors courses as well as regular courses. I find some of the coursework challenging but I enjoy it!

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved and take advantage of all the opportunities presented to you. Don't sit around and wait for fun to find you- go find it!

    In three sentences

    I love Florida State University. I have really changed as a person since I began here three years ago. I am grateful for everything I have experienced and learned at this institution.

  • 08/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The FSU Police are always available and care a lot about the students meaning they will do whatever it takes to keep the students safe.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are over 500 activities for any thing you love to do.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The usual traditions on campus are being thrown into one of the many fountains on your birthday, if is extremely fun. The best hang out spot on campus is the Union where Market Wednesday is held. Market Wednesday is the place all organizations gather so that students have an opportunity to sign up for a club.

    Bang for the buck

    Apply for all the scholarships that Cappex has matched you with, it comes in handy.

    What to do for fun

    There are many student organizations, socials, sport matches, and a circus that you could attend to get away from the books.

    Food and Dining

    Meal plans are a waste to many students because you will grow tired of eating the same foods each week.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life allows students to find new friends and also allows students to be close to all the activities available on campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    STUDY for more than just two hours a day because the professor are not light on babying students, you are an adult and will be held responsible as one.

    In three sentences

    The Florida State University is a great post-secondary institution that believes in diversity and goal achieving. The institution offers many opportunities for students to grow wiser, academically and socially.

  • 08/07/2012

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

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    What to do for fun

    You're going to have trouble being bored. Always something to do just make room to focus on school.

    Food and Dining

    Great restaurants with a wide variety of styles. The BBQ on tennessee ave is amazing!

    Dorm Life

    For the active students. The dorms can get loud at night but it's nothing too obnoxious. If you enjoy partying the dorms are definitely the way to go.

    Academic Rigor

    While there is a large class choice I've heard about them being challenging. Just study at least 2 hours a day and you should be ok.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do well in school. While GPA isn't the all powerful college magnet you may think it is, it's still very important. Study, try hard, and you will succeed. Do well on the SAT and ACT and send in your better score.

    In three sentences

    Florida state university is a fun college in a fun town. The campus is beautiful and the people there are all very friendly. Wide course selection, great staff, and a relaxing atmosphere is why I chose FSU!

  • 08/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Crime on campus have risen during the time I've been there. I have never felt unsafe when I was on campus. You should, of course, take precautions such as not walking around by yourself after dark. There is a police station on-campus, and they help to patrol the campus after dark.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a wide variety of Clubs and Organizations with different purposes. There are business organizations, the Greeks, community service based organizations, social organizations, and others.

    Great for these types of students

    Everybody. FSU is an extremely diverse school, with a wide range of opportunities. I truly believe there is something for everybody here.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is an old tradition of being thrown into the Westcott fountain on your 21st birthday.

    Bang for the buck

    The cost for tuition, and housing, keeps rising, while the amount of financial aid received continues to drop. Tuition is still lower than a lot of colleges in other states, though. So, overall you are getting what you pay for.

    What to do for fun

    There is a movie theater on-campus with a game area, where you can borrow video games to play. There is a gym with a huge swimming pool, and basketball courts. There are outdoor courts for tennis, basketball, and volleyball. There is also the Union, which includes a bowling alley and pool hall, club Downunder, and a pottery place. Plus students get free tickets to the athletics games to go and cheer on their fellow Seminoles. You can go to the Rez, FSU's own private beachfront lake, and enjoy kayaking, rock climbing, and other activities. There is an endless opportunity of things to do if you go looking for it.

    Food and Dining

    The two cafeterias, Suwannee and Fresh Food, are all you can eat style. There is also one in the stadium, Figg, that is used mostly for the athletes, but it's open to all students at certain hours. There are some on-campus restaurants like Chili's, Pollo Tropical, several Starbucks, Papa John's, and a few others. The food in the cafeteria's are not much better than food served in a high school cafeteria, to say the least. Some of the restaurants are good, but the staff are student workers, so service is not the best. Campus food will not be like your mother's cooking, but it's all a part of the college experience.

    Dorm Life

    I lived in the dorms my freshmen year. It is where I met most of my friends. I definitely recommend living in the dorms as a first year, because you do meet a lot of people that way. They have regular socials, and some dorms are part of living-learning communities, where you attend classes with the people you're living with. The dorms themselves are cold, overpriced, and do not offer much privacy. Some of them are really nice, and then there are some that should be avoided. Overall, though, I think it will definitely enhance your college experience to live on campus your first year. Just bring a good comforter.

    Academic Rigor

    It really depends on the major, the class, and the professor. Some classes are easy A's, and some will have a 4.0 student praying for a C. There's the honors college, and research opportunities for the extra-motivated student.

    Tips for prospective students

    Check the requirements for admission early, and make sure you meet them. Apply for housing early, because they do fill up fast. Make sure you are involved in your high school. And, most important of all, do your research. Look up information online, visit your top 3 or 4 schools, and make sure wherever you choose to go will be the right fir for you.

    In three sentences

    The people are friendly, the weather's nice, and most of the teachers are good at what they do. Also, FSU offers many opportunities to explore different areas while in college; such as internships, volunteering, study abroad, etc. The campus itself is beautiful, with old style brick buildings, hills, and the fountains.

  • 08/13/2012

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

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    What to do for fun

    There is a lot to do for fun. It is a college town so there is always stuff going on.

    Food and Dining

    The food is good. The only problem is that the dining hall serves the same food almost every day.

    Dorm Life

    I would suggest not to live on campus. Do not expect to get housing as a freshman. The dorms are old and not the best.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics are the main reason I am going to Florida State. Make sure you know what all entails with your major.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you go visit the campus. Just like every university this campus is very unique and it is not for everyone. Apply early so it is easier to get housing.

    In three sentences

    Florida State is a beautiful campus. The school has very good academics. Current students are always willing to help new students.

  • 08/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    It is a tradition to be thrown into the Wescott fountain on your birthday! Also, all of the fountains on campus are considered swimming pools and you're allowed to swim in them all!

    What to do for fun

    I play intramural sports for fun in my free time. I play flag football, volleyball, and kickball on all girl or co-ed teams throughout each semester. It is a great way to stay in shape and relax after class each day.

    Food and Dining

    I usually eat at the Fig, the athletic dining hall, and although it has a more limited menu, the food is great and very healthy. Fresh Food and Suwannee Room are huge dining halls that have something for everyone . Fresh is the place to go for breakfast though,they have amazing homemade omelets!

    Dorm Life

    I never lived in a dorm, so I can't say! All my friends had a positive experience in the dorms though. Many of the dorms are newly renovated and are very nice.

    Academic Rigor

    I've always liked school and am very motivated, so school comes easy to me. Every class for each major will be different in difficulty, so it will vary by person. If you are truly interested in your field of study, you will not have to worry about the difficulty of the classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved! There are hundreds of organizations for every possible interest you may have. It's an easy way to make friends and transition into college life.

    In three sentences

    Florida State is a beautiful welcoming campus that everyone is guaranteed to fall in love with. It provides so many opportunities for a successful future. The teachers and academic advisers always have your best interest in mind and do their best to help you succeed.

  • 08/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    We always receive email alerts when something like really bad weather or a crime has been committed. There is also security offices and personnel always on campus.

    Greek Life

    I don't think there is greek life at this campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    Even though the campus is small, they do have many activities that have great variety.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who want to go to college, learn, and not live the so called college life. Most of the students live on their own, work part or full time, and many have children. I do all of the above and I am still able to work with their school schedules.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Taking a breather from studying and playing ping pong in the student building is a great way to relax for a little bit.

    Bang for the buck

    You won't get charged a lot of the fees larger campuses, like the one in Tallahassee, charges students. You also have small classes like in a private school, without the private tuition costs.

    What to do for fun

    The campus is located on the bay. Go swimming, canoeing, or work out at the gym between classes.

    Food and Dining

    The cafe doesn't have very many choices, but the food is great.

    Dorm Life

    The Panama City campus does not have a dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    The teachers expect students to do their homework and ask questions during class. They will help you, but only if you ask for it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Talk with Kathryn Morgan. She is the financial aid guru and will be as genuine and help you out any way she can. I tell all students at any university not to buy books from the bookstore. Get them online.

    In three sentences

    I attend the Panama City campus and love it. I am able to talk to the teachers after class, in the hallways, or in their offices. The professors make you feel like they really care that you are understanding the curriculum and will make many attempts to help students.

  • 08/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    It is a tradition to be thrown into the fountain in front of the Ruby Red Diamond Auditorium on your birthday.

    Bang for the buck

    FSU can be a little pricey, but every little cent spent is worth it! There are many activities and events students are free to attend as a result, as well as the ability to use the Tallahassee bus system free of charge with a student ID!

    What to do for fun

    There are plenty of activities to engage in on campus! Visit the Student Life Center, attend Fridays at the Union, attend concerts at Club Downunder, go bowling at Crenshaw Lanes, get involv