College Junior 2012-12-19T21:02:50Z
I have not witnessed a student being pulled over for speeding, then again there are not many roads throughout campus, but the school is strict on alcohol possesion and consumption and an absolute zero tolerance with drugs.
College Junior 2012-12-19T21:01:00Z
The night life is fun, there are many frat parties all the time, ESPECIALLY during football season. Game day is always crazy and a blast starting at 8AM, till the early hours of the morning. There are a bunch of bars and clubs around campus. The clubs around campus are kind of sketchy but the bars are always a blast.
College Senior 2012-12-19T19:01:19Z
There is a lot of variety in the campus housing at FSU. Much of where you are placed is stringent upon what number your application is for housing. There are more suite style dorms on the newer side of campus and more community and older dorms on the other side. Some of the dorms, mostly the suite style, require you to purchase a meal plan which can be an added expense. Although the community style dorms are much older and can be a hassle, in my experience you meet and end up building relationships with those down your hall.
College Senior 2012-12-19T18:56:40Z
There are a lot of options for off campus housing, especially ones that are close to campus. The only downside being the ones that are closer to campus are more expensive. The university bus system also has many routes that go right by or near many of the apartment complexes.
College Sophomore 2012-12-19T03:51:11Z
The Academics vary. I have some professors who are really good about teaching and testing on the material taught, whereas there are some professors that I still can't figure out where they pull their material from. And the grading is usually pretty fair except I did have a class this year where I had A's in mostly everything during the year but got a C on one of the three tests and even though I made a 100% on the final, I still got a B in the class. That just shows how important each test is!
College Sophomore 2012-12-19T03:48:31Z
The bus system is very convenient going around campus and to the grocery store, but the parking for students can be quite troublesome in reference to finding a spot to park.
College Junior 2012-12-18T20:13:29Z
There are alot of campus housing at Florida State University. Definately apply early for housing so you can get first dibs on where to live. Some of the housing offered are not the best and personally, I have never lived in a dorm. You can find an apartment within walking distance for the same price. Even though, it is an experience, its a personal preference and very convenient since you are already on campus. Do research beforehand on which dorms are the best and worst, dont just go by the style.
College Sophomore 2012-12-18T04:19:18Z
The classes at florida state are all exceptional, aside from a small amount of professors who have unintelligible accents, the staff is easily understandable and easily approachable.
College Sophomore 2012-12-18T04:17:23Z
There are many different options for off-campus housing and can accommodate a wide range of budgets and preferences.
College Sophomore 2012-12-18T04:12:04Z
As long as you do not do anything obviously illegal, you will not get in trouble. Law enforcement is the same as it would be in any other community.
College Sophomore 2012-12-17T21:13:49Z
Clubs and bars almost always offer deals for drinks and cover on the weekend. Some are walking distance around town or to the dorms on campus. If you live further you can call a cab, certain companies offer a discount if you're an FSU student.
College Senior 2012-12-17T19:22:54Z
Parking tickets are now $30 and FSU parking services are always giving out tickets for illegally parked cars, however if there were more spaces then this would not be a big problem. Most people do have cars however freshman should not really bring their cars because there is limited parking for all. The parking garages fill up very quickly so you must allow ample time to park and then get to class on time.
College Senior 2012-12-17T19:15:47Z
Regarding the dining halls, there is never much variation to the food and I wish there was.I do get fed up with the food that is offered there on a regular basis. I enjoy Chilis and Einstein Bagels the best because they are both very accessible and are fun to be at with friends.
College Senior 2012-12-17T19:11:54Z
The buses are very useful and convenient however more buses run around one way of campus than in the opposite direction so they should make the buses run in both directions coming every 10 minutes to each stop. The buses start early in the day and end late at night which is good. The Night Nole is great late in the evenings when you want to go out or get home from a bar or something.
College Sophomore 2012-12-16T19:36:05Z
FSU offers a great transportation system that is free for students with their FSU ID. The city buses will take you pretty much anywhere in Tallahassee for free. During the day, there are buses that run just around the campus that transport you from one end to the other. These buses are free as well. I tend to take this bus to class sometimes when it is raining. The wait is only five to ten minutes at a time. If you want to go out to a club and are not in any condition to drive, FSU offers a bus called the night nole that is just for FSU students that will take you back to your housing. This is free also as a student. There is also a Safeway van that will pick you up around campus and drive you to places if you feel like you are incabable to drive or do not want to walk at night through the campus. This is also free for students. The longest I've ever waited for this bus was twelve minutes. The only problem with the free transportation is using the Star Metro, or the city buses. Even though this is free and will take you anywhere you want to go, the mall, publix, walmart, etc., it can be a hassle. There are three different buses that take different routes so make sure you get on the correct bus or you will not get to your destination. Also, I would recommend looking up the times for your bus route and knowing what time it will be back to pick you up because I have waited around for more than an hour before, and I have been stranded at the mall before. I am terrible with coordinating with the city bus schedule, and even though it is free I still find it to be a hassle. On the other hand, my twin brother uses the city bus all the time and he is very grateful for it. He loves the fact that it is free and he knows how to get around on the bus. He also knows the bus schedule times and the routes so he rarely has to wait. Therefore, the transportation available at FSU is one-hundred percent free for all FSU students and is really awesome, but you do have to keep in mind that even though the Star Metro is free for FSU students, it is still a city bus and there will still be other people on the bus, and it does run on a schedule that does not operate around Florida State like the other options do. If you can not bring your car to college, like me, you do not have to worry about getting around at all at FSU or in Tallahassee. I appreciate the transportation at Florida State University. It is really top notch.
College Sophomore 2012-12-16T19:20:01Z
At Florida State University, the food and dining options on campus are pretty good. The dining halls do get tiring after awhile, but being a Freshman I really enjoyed not having to cook for myself. I do recommend not getting the unlimited meal plan after freshman year though, because most likely you will live off campus, and you will want to eat out with your friends more often than you expect. After freshman year, I just think an unlimited meal plan is not worth the amount you spend. Even so, I genuinly appreciate the dining halls on campus. Fresh foods is my favorite because of the layout, and the people working there are friendly. I also love their pasta. I do like Swannee also because they have the best cookies I have ever had, and the omelet's are amazing. I did eat out at times with my flex bucks. I really enjoyed flex bucks because it felt like I wasn't paying out of pocket like I do when I go grocery shopping. I really enjoy Chili's and Denny's on campus! Denny's is great because it is open 24 hours. Not to mention there are Starbucks on campus! The Einstien Bagels shop is an excellent place to stop on your way to class in the mornings for fresh brewed coffee and the best bagels. During lunch, I enjoyed Salad Creations because they make the best salads, but having an unlimited meal plan I felt like Salad Creations was a little expensive for just a salad. They just opened up a new Subway on campus in the Union too and it is delicious. If you want more options for food, there are fast food places right across the street from the campus that I walk to all the time, such as McDonald's, Moes, Firehouse Subs, Chick-fi-la, Mr.Roboto's, Taco Bell, Momo's Pizza, Jimmy John's, Cold Stone, and Sushi. My personal favorite is Mr.Roboto's which serves hibachi and chinese food. If you ever go there be sure to get their famous YumYum sauce because it will make your whole meal ten times better. In walking distance there is also a chipotle, Jersey Mike's, and a frozen yogurt shop. Therefore, there are plenty of great places to eat off campus too that are even in walking distance if you don't have a car or don't want to take the bus.
College Sophomore 2012-12-16T18:59:52Z
I'm currently apart of the Exploratory major. I have come to really enjoy this option because as a graduating senior going into college, it was really scary not knowing what I wanted to study. The thought of all the options and opportunities for majors really freaked me out. Through the excellent Exploratory program at FSU, I was able to narrow down my options and learn more about myself and who I want to be. I have also learned that I do not have to settle on one track in my life. My exploratory advisor has been extremly helpful in guiding my towards my major by showing me how to research majors and make a decision. By the end of Spring I should know what major I really want to embarq on during my time at college. Due to coming in to my freshman year of college as an Exploratory major, I have learned more about myself, and I am confident that the decision I will make for my actual major will be perfect for who I am. I encourage anyone who is unsure of what major to pick or what they want to study to become an Exploratory major. The advisors in this department are really nice and genuinely care about helping their students find the perfect major. Being an Exploratory major will not hold you back in any way because you take classes that are required while figuring out what interests you. The Exploratory major is really close nit and have programs to help their students, such as Pizza and a major where they bring in pizza and talk about how to find the major for you. Most of it is figuring out who you are as a person, what your values, interests, and goals are in life. The Exploratory advisors then help you match those with a major that fits you best. Anyone who starts off as and Exploratory student will still have the same opportunities for internships and jobs in the future as anyone else. I highly recommend being an Exploratory major if you are still undecisive as you go into college.
College Sophomore 2012-12-16T18:00:11Z
Parking is a hassle they need more parking by the dorms.
College Sophomore 2012-12-16T17:58:40Z
The bars and clubs are a lot of fun but sometimes it gets boring and I wish there were some better things to do.
College Sophomore 2012-12-16T17:56:45Z
Health & Safety:
I live in Degraff and I am always scared to be walking around my dorm at night. I am always sure to walk with someone around campus at night. During the day campus is safe and beautiful but at night it can be scary and sketchy
Recent Alumnus 2012-12-13T18:00:34Z
Apartments can either be very close to campus or very far (5-10 minute drive). The FSU bus system does a great job at reaching almost all apartments in the area but bus rides take long and sometimes the busses fill up leaving you waiting for the next. Some complexes that have prime locations next to campus are old cheap motels that have been bought by companies and then leased to students. However, many prime locations are popping up every semester. There are also a good amount of houses, both new and old to look for near campus.
Recent Alumnus 2012-12-13T17:54:51Z
I am an Italian major at Florida State. The department is small so everyone knows everyone. You don't get generic responses to your questions but rather detailed help. Almost all of the professors in the department are very knowledgeable about the major requirements, scholarships, and study abroad opportunities. One study abroad program was actually developed by two of our program's professors.
College Senior 2012-12-13T01:39:35Z
Its a must to live on campus your first year. I lived in Smith one of the oldest dorms but it was close to 4 other dorms and I met so many people.
College Senior 2012-12-13T01:36:07Z
Its very easy to get around on the buses at FSU. It is a free service.
College Senior 2012-12-13T01:31:20Z
Winter it is in the 50's and summer you have to deal with the 98+ and rain. But its great.
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