College Junior 2012-07-19T15:16:27Z
LOVE MY MAJOR! I'm still currently in college attending fsu. I've completed one full year there in the major of Exercise Sciences. It's awesome! I absolutely love what I'm doing and wouldn't trade it for any other!
College Junior 2012-07-19T15:13:57Z
The process of getting into the program I am in was averagely acceptable. You have you maintain an exceptional grade point average and have above average test scores to be accepted.
College Junior 2012-07-18T16:04:18Z
It depends on when you are trying to park and what part of the school year. During the Fall and Spring Semesters there is literally no parking anywhere after 9am all the way through 12pm. There is a small window of opportunity when lunch time comes around because many people go off campus or home for that or do not have classes for the rest of the day. Tuesdays and Thursdays are the worst. Those are the days most people are on campus all day because most classes are held during those two days. Also during the fall and spring, make sure you arrive on campus or somewhere in walking distance to your class 45 minutes before your class starts. It doesn't matter whether your a freshman or a senior really. Every student has the same parking spaces and garages. After 5pm you can park almost anywhere. Easier parking is around 4:20pm. In the summer, there is usually easy parking.
Recent Alumnus 2012-07-18T02:08:12Z
Cultural Richness – What makes FSU unique lies in the three symbolic torches found in the school seal, which read "Vires, Artes, and Mores." These words translate to strength, skill, and character, respectively. What it means to be a Seminole is a cultured individual who lives up to their full potential and stays true to the person who he or her is meant to be.
Recent Alumnus 2012-07-18T02:00:23Z
Some Computer Labs Are Crazier Than Others – It's important where to go on FSU campus to find a calm, quiet computer lab. For example, first floor of Strozier is usually packed and incredibly loud but the upper levels are almost completely silent and have more open computers. The computer lab at Oglesby is also usually empty and quiet.
Recent Alumnus 2012-07-18T01:55:51Z
I've honestly never set foot into any fraternity or sorority house at FSU. I am about to start my senior year and have never been too familiarized with the Greek life. So I guess Greek life doesn't affect the social atmosphere of the campus too much. It's very possible to be very present and active on campus and not be involved in Greek life.
Recent Alumnus 2012-07-18T01:52:05Z
Could Be Worse – Parking at FSU can be a real pain. Most students have to arrive to campus at least an hour before class starts in order to drive around aimlessly until a spot opens up. ALTHOUGH, if you strategically plan out your schedule according to when campus is less empty, it is possible to find parking quickly on a daily basis. There is also another garage that is about to open, which will help.
College Junior 2012-07-17T18:21:50Z
Wish I Knew – i dont drive so i dont exactly know what it is like to find parking. i do, in fact, have friends that drive and have heard that it gets a bit complicated to find parking, especially at certain hours of the day.
College Junior 2012-07-17T18:05:06Z
Health & Safety:
Could Be a Bit Better – florida state itself is safe. at night we have what is called the safe bus which works from 7pm till 3am and picks up students on campus and drives them anywhere they need to get. the bus only works on campus though. we also have the night nole which students can use when they need to get from place to around tallahassee. this is very helpful when going out at night. although we have these methods of transportation safety we get emails notifying us about some of the crimes that occur in school. some of them have been pretty bad that has made me paranoid to walk by myself. i feel as though the campus cops could patrol the school more often at night where most of the crimes occur
College Junior 2012-07-17T17:57:38Z
Guys & Girls:
Typical College Students – florida state is know to be on of the most fun schools in florida. you can find all types of guys and girls. you have your frat boys, which are the hottest boys around. florida state has been voted as having some of the most beautiful girls in the US. most of the girls are active and in good shape. most of the people that attend florida state have a good sense of style.
College Junior 2012-07-16T01:41:52Z
Okay but Needs Variety – We have various restaurants and dining halls on campus.
College Junior 2012-07-16T01:40:36Z
Greek life is seen as a party environment by others.
College Junior 2012-07-13T23:37:32Z
Pretty Relaxed – The campus police is there more to keep you safe than to get you in trouble. I know downloading music and movies is heavily enforced however. Also, if you're at the bars then the police are a lot more strict. Otherwise it's pretty relaxed.
College Junior 2012-07-13T23:29:06Z
Health & Safety:
Surprisingly Safe – While some nights at the bars can bet a bit intense, I've never felt like I was going to be put in actual harm. The only reason I could see someone not feeling safe is because they are already involved in sketchy activities.
College Junior 2012-07-13T23:26:22Z
Mostly Marijuana – While marijuana is fairly common at Florida State University, the harder drugs can be found in some circles but they are not done very publicly like marijuana is. Drinking is definitely the favorite of FSU though.
Recent Alumnus 2012-07-13T00:04:18Z
Guys & Girls:
Guys Are in Their Own World – As in the real world, boys at FSU are not really paying attention to anything but how hot they are and how many girls they can attract. It is quite adorable.
Recent Alumnus 2012-07-11T22:37:40Z
Tallahassee is comfortably located on the Florida pan handle. The landscape includes lots of greenery and rolling hills. Northern Florida captures the typical high degrees but without too much humidity. Also, for a majority of the year temperatures average in the seventies!
College Junior 2012-07-11T20:54:40Z
If you plan on eating pizza and subs, you're good. When everyone wasnt to eat out, we go to Genghis Grill because it is a lot of food for the price. There are plenty of cheap options, but not healthy ones.. Its a college town.There are a variety of grocery stores and superstores, with 2 health food paces- Earth Fare and New Leaf. More specifically, I eat a diet of mostly produce and I find it difficult to get enough healthy foods at an affordable price in Tallahassee. I wish we had fruit stands, a Trader Joe's, or something.
College Junior 2012-07-11T20:48:44Z
The Earlier the Better – I got my FAFSA in as soon as I could, called the office early on (and before noon), and had no problems with the overall process. The office gets a bad reputations because of people's anger at their financial situations, rather than the actual office. It' simple: If you are easy to work with, they will be easy to work with. If I could improve on anything, I would make it more accessible for students to apply for smaller scholarships, or get a list of websites to look at. I have received some great help in overcoming financial obstacles and recommend FSU to anyone who thinks it might not be financially possible- it is!
College Junior 2012-07-11T20:41:03Z
Diverse and Equal – There are all kinds of people on campus. While the stereotypical southern state school student is a good-looking 20 year old who attends sports games and has a big social life, there are plenty of others that mix in just fine. The apartment style dorms are a good example, as they house everyone from 19 year old sorority girls to Asian families with children. In large classes, I see mostly 20-something boys in sweatpants, but sitting next to 40-something men with briefcases. The campus has a strong political presence, offers church events, and has a prominent gay population. Florida State has one of the most accepting environments I've ever experienced and I look forward to meeting different people throughout my time here.
College Junior 2012-07-11T20:23:56Z
Strong Presence, but Not Necessary – I rushed Fall 2011 and was overwhelmed by the by the amount of mac powder compacts and model-bodied girls. I was welcomed by one house, which I dropped after a few days of no activity. However I met some great girls who I continued to get to know and see regularly now, a year later. In a time when I had no money for food, I was welcomed to a friend's sorority house for dinner and treated as an equal. Although a life of Vera and Lily is not for me, I must say I am impressed by the level of class I have found in the girls of Panhellenic at FSU.
Recent Alumnus 2012-07-11T17:10:22Z
Not Too Much Pressure, but It's Easy to Find. I wouldn't say that there is a lot of pressure to do drugs on campus or to drink, however I will say that if you desire to do those things that it will not be hard for you to find them.
Considering that we are constantly listed as a party school on the Princeton Review and elsewhere, FSU has a reputation that precedes us and we do not tend to fall short of those expectations.
Recent Alumnus 2012-07-11T17:07:22Z
Only Wish I Had Started With the Second Major – My one regret about my college major is that I wish I had started with International Affairs, as opposed to English Literature. I reached the end of my lit major and discovered that though it was something I was good at, I didn't really enjoy it. So now, I'm working on a second major in International Affairs and I love it.
I wish the school would take more time encouraging students to explore different major paths rather than pigeon-holing us into a major the minute we show up for freshman orientation. They even give out these shirts at orientation now that have the FSU emblem and then list what school your major is in so that you can wear it and display your future plans to the entire campus.
I think if I had been encouraged to try out more courses I would have discovered my love of IA a lot sooner and would have saved myself time and money. Not that I regret my decision, but my double major could have been achieved much more efficiently.
Recent Alumnus 2012-07-11T16:55:58Z
Students from All Walks of Life. Economically there are students whom I've met whose parents are oil tycoons and people who were wards of the state. Ethnically I have met plenty of American Whites, African Americans, and a lot of kids from the USA and all over Florida, but there is a large population of international students at FSU as well. Over 130 countries are represented on campus, and there is a Global Engagement Center devoted to making these students feel at home at the FSU campus.
There are many clubs and fraternities and sororities dedicated to many different cultural backgrounds and heritages, as well as a multitude of religious organizations, organizations that embrace LBGTQ, different political organizations, etc.
I'm sure that if you think of the group, we've got an organization for it already, and if not, it will be easy for you to find a group of people who share in that diversity that will join you.
Recent Alumnus 2012-07-11T16:51:21Z
Good, and Improving. Transportation options are actually pretty good at FSU. The main complaint that I have is that the campus buses don't really seem to run on a schedule, the kind of just drive around. Depending on the bus line, there should be one making it's way to each stop every 10-15 minutes, but on many occasions I have waited much longer to get a bus. If you're living on campus, this isn't a big deal because most everything is close enough together that you can make it walking from one side of the campus to the other in about 15 minutes, but for people living off of campus, this can be a hassle. To make sure I got to school on time, I have often gotten on the bus an hour before my class starts.
As for the night options, there is a bus that runs Tuesday through Saturday nights so that students have a safe post-party/clubbing option. There is also the safe bus, but the safe bus does not run all night either. These can be frustrating if you plan to be in the library for a long time (especially since the library is 24/7 during the fall and spring) and end up leaving in the wee hours, as there will be no option available to take you home or to the garage where you are parked.
There are cheap taxis available that will give you a discount with your FSU ID card, and your FSU ID will also be valid when using the city bus system.
There are other transportation options that are becoming more and more helpful. FSU just got Zip Cars in the last year and a bike share program is getting started on campus this fall.
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