College Junior 2012-09-01T20:22:27Z
Simple Enough – If you already know what you want to major in, just declare it when you apply to the school. If you don't know, then you can declare an exploratory major and just announce your chosen major when ever you've decided. And you can always go back and change your major if you need to.
Recent Alumnus 2012-09-01T11:50:06Z
Was Easy. The financial aid officers are nice and organized. They are a busy department so be early with your information. The scholarships vary obviously.
Recent Alumnus 2012-09-01T11:42:37Z
The Intructors Are Great. I have taken classes were the instructor wasn't just a professor they were working in their field of study. I had an instructor that was busy engineering disaster alert systems in places most effected by Hurricanes and other natural disasters.
Recent Alumnus 2012-09-01T11:38:24Z
They Are Good. I'm from a small town and grew up using dial-up so average computer and internet speed is good for me.
Recent Alumnus 2012-09-01T11:30:33Z
Dedends of on What You Spends – There is Po' Boys, Bella Bella, Kool Beanz cafe' if your looking for value and change ups Po' Boys is like a creole style place and is awesome. Bella Bella is more Italian themed and is well priced but not really for children as a large portion of their patrons are college students or older. Kool Beanz is a laid back but very trendy spot, great for different styles of foods and a killer selection of different beers. However, if your looking to spend more money than Shula's 347 Grill in Hotel Duval is your place. On the cheapest end of course the usual MickeyDs and Taco Hells that are always busy. Stick to the more upscale joints and the short waits are worth the experience and menus.
Recent Alumnus 2012-08-30T16:00:11Z
Rainy in the Summer, Great in the Winter – Hot most of the time. Rainy in summer. Sept - Feb is usually around 70-50 degrees and sunny. So awesome.
Recent Alumnus 2012-08-30T15:34:34Z
The meal plan was convenient freshman year when I lived on campus, but I would not recommend it for any upper classmen. The food is buffet style which encourages overeating, and it's not particularly healthy or tasty. There isn't much variety and the food gets monotonous.
Recent Alumnus 2012-08-30T15:33:12Z
Not Greek. I'm not involved in Greek life, but I have a few friends that are. There is an equal amount of things to do whether you are involved in a fraternity/sorority or not. It's just as easy to make friends at FSU without being involved.
Recent Alumnus 2012-08-30T09:24:44Z
Clean Cafeteria Food – I wish the cafeteria had more responsible healthy foods. Sometimes I find, that when I eat better I can focus better in class.
Recent Alumnus 2012-08-29T23:50:45Z
Drugs Are Everywhere – While on campus, drugs and alcohol aren't as noticeable, but you just have to step across the street to the Strip to find the parties. There are a lot of people with fake IDs so they drink illegally. I have been offered many times to smoke marijuana with people but had no interest. People don't really pressure you much though if you say no, which is good. It seems like the "cool" thing to do but a lot of people get caught. If you're caught with drugs and/or alcohol, especially on campus, it goes on your record.
Recent Alumnus 2012-08-29T23:48:32Z
Love the Program, Hard to Find a Job – I loved my family and child sciences undergrad. The classes interested me, I gained a good amount of knowledge, but the bachelors in itself isn't enough really to get me a job unless I just want to be a preschool teacher, so I had no choice but to go for my Masters, which I am getting in mental health counseling. With my Masters I don't worry so much about getting a job. My undergrad at least helped me in narrowing down what population I want to work with (children and families).
Recent Alumnus 2012-08-29T23:46:35Z
Mental Health Counseling Masters – In my graduate program, there were close to 90 applicants and no more than 20 were accepted. The most important criteria for admission was GRE scores, letters of recc, and personal statement. There was also a very extensive interview process. I was worried because I didn't have the highest GRE scores and I didn't have much experience in the field, but my letters of recc and personal statement were top notch. My biggest tip would be, especially in any grad program, to work really hard on the personal statement, and work towards making relationships with professors that can give you good recommendations in the future.
Recent Alumnus 2012-08-29T23:40:01Z
Fun If You Know Where to Go. Tallahassee is known for being a college town, and for that reason, clubs and bars are plentiful. But you have to know where to go so you aren't around the crazy freshmen that get drunk all the time. I like The Moon, where they have Stetsons every Friday night, which is a chill club with line dancing and "booty breaks" as they call it. There's frequently festivals going on downtown. Maclay Gardens is beautiful, and Wakulla Springs is about a 30 minute drive south. The Governor's Square Mall is great, and the AMC movie theater is top notch. It's very much a college town.
Recent Alumnus 2012-08-29T23:34:39Z
Wishing I Lived It up While on Campus – FSU's campus offers SO MUCH and yet when I lived on campus my freshman year, I didn't utilize what the campus had to offer as much as I wish I had. There's an on campus free movie theater, a bowling alley, sports on Landis Green, a lot of campus ministries, free games to different sports, and so much more. The gym (the Leach) is also free to students and has everything one could want in a gym. The library is also great (Strozier) but can be crowded often, especially when it's close to finals. There are also free concerts and other events that frequently occur.
Recent Alumnus 2012-08-29T18:44:59Z
Given the amount of students enrolled at FSU and the numkber of parking spaces the ability to find an open parking space requires the stalking of people leaving class to find one.
Recent Alumnus 2012-08-29T17:09:40Z
One of the Best – You can find parties any day of the week, and the bars and clubs are affordable and open 7 days a week.
Recent Alumnus 2012-08-29T17:06:46Z
There are some horrible communal dorms, but the on-campus apartments are very nice.
College Sophomore 2012-08-29T01:06:39Z
Lack of Coverage If Damaged – Fortunately, we are provided with our own Lenovo tablet computers, so there's no complain there. However, we have to return these computers by the end of our fourth year in medical school. Another problem is that if these computers are damaged in any way, even if accidental, the school's insurance does not cover it and we are responsible for any damages.
College Sophomore 2012-08-29T01:03:30Z
Early Clinical Experience – The medical school at FSU is probably one of the best school when it comes to providing their students with early clinical experiences. I love the fact that we start early in the summer with doctoring and we get to interact with patients and correctly learn how to perform physical examinations. I also find it amazing how well they have spread out the courses for the first year medical students by starting in the summer rather than fall making medical school less overwhelming.
College Sophomore 2012-08-29T00:59:25Z
Seminole Buses Are Great – We have a star metro bus, which is public, but can take you to the school from you home in FSU. Once you are at school, you can use the school's bus transportation which is running throughout the day up until the evening. During the night, faculty and security want to make sure you are safe, so they suggest that you call and asked to be picked up at the school and dropped off at your car for safety. It is great to have this type of available transportation whenever you need it.
College Senior 2012-08-28T19:43:25Z
Parking is not so bad since FSU recently built new garages. If you live 10 minutes away I would leave 20 minutes early because it takes about 5-10 minutes to park.
College Senior 2012-08-26T19:29:08Z
A Lot of Options – There are a lot of options available to the computer science major. The first being online classes versus on campus classes. Second to that is the ample opportunity for internship, work study, and research. The Computer Science Department is very helpful in ensuring that you get the most of a computer science degree, and really works with you to help you get connected to internships and other programs to start using your skills in the real world! We even have our own library :)
College Senior 2012-08-26T19:26:28Z
Health & Safety:
Safe, Healthy, and Secure – The campus police at FSU aren't your traditional campus police. They are a legitimate law enforcement agency recognized by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE). As such, they carry weapons, and they can arrest you. So, don't get them confused with your local mall cop. These are real law enforcement offers. There are plenty of them, and they are available and responsive to your needs. Security is great on campus. They have several stations throughout all areas of campus where you can push a button and police will be there within three minutes. So you should feel safe and secure on FSU campus. Be smart, and you shouldn't have problems. There is also Thagard Health Center, available to meet your health needs. So you have access to reliable health care.
College Senior 2012-08-26T19:17:39Z
Here a Bus, There a Bus – Every where you look there is a bus, or a bus stop. You are not going to have any problems getting around campus. I recommend simply walking; but, if you need the bus, it is there, and it is free.
College Senior 2012-08-26T19:11:27Z
Good Options, Busy and Repetitive – There are quit a few options on campus. It just gets repetitive after a while. In fact, I get bored with the food around here quit frequently. FSU does have meal plans, which are great for students on the run.
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