College Junior 2012-06-27T02:02:28Z
No Attractions. Crowded in Downtown – There is plenty of shopping options, but the traffic is bad and not any theme park attractions
College Senior 2012-06-27T01:53:19Z
I Drive – I drive or ride my bike so not to sure how the transportation really is but hear other students say its affordable
College Junior 2012-06-27T01:45:53Z
Great Teams – The football, basketball, and baseball teams are all top notch!
College Junior 2012-06-27T01:40:07Z
I haven't received many scholarship opportunities.
Recent Alumnus 2012-06-25T00:01:52Z
Vegan Friendly for a Town of This Size! There are plenty of vegan options at restaurants near campus and all over Tallahassee. We even have our very own vegan cafe in town called "Sweet Pea" that has a full menu and daily specials. There is also a pretty decent variety of ethnic restaurants-Asian, Indian, Mexican, Mediterranean, etc., and most of them are very vegan friendly. A few pizza places even have vegan pizza on the menu, and Mellow Mushroom and Decent Pizza offer (Daiya) vegan cheese!
Recent Alumnus 2012-06-24T23:47:25Z
Plenty of Apartments, but Most Are Older and Have Lots of Undergrads – There are plenty of apartments in Tallahassee, but most of them are older and cater to the undergraduate crowd. As a grad student, you may find a few higher end apartments that are quieter, but your best bet is renting a house or townhouse.
College Sophomore 2012-06-24T13:19:17Z
I don't know anything about the Greek life, but from what I have heard it's very good.
College Sophomore 2012-06-24T13:18:23Z
Bus System – The bus system is very conveniant because it's always going around campus. You have apartments that work with the University, so the busses will go every 15 minutes to pass the apartment and take any students to the university. I noticed while visiting that there are busses that take you just around the university and others that will take you outside of the university to anywhere off campus.
College Sophomore 2012-06-24T13:12:30Z
Small but Big – Tallahassee can easily be seen as a very big town, but while at the same time it's small. This is because it is a very chaotic town, with lots of cars, which makes it seem small and crowded. When in reality it's actually a very big town, coming from someone who has gotten lost in it multiple times since I'm not from there. Other then that, the campus of Florida State University is very pretty and big. I was extremely impressed with its scenary.
College Junior 2012-06-20T16:12:59Z
Most of the majors are very difficult and competitive to be accepted into. You really have to put forth your best effort in your classes and in the application process in order to be considered for the major you are applying for. It is a huge school (40,000 students), so everyone is competing to accomplish their goals.
College Junior 2012-06-20T16:09:48Z
All of the classes I have taken so far have been great. Not only are the TA's very attentive and helpful, but the professors are as well. The majority of my classes have been informational while also somewhat fun and entertaining. I also love the variety in class times and scheduling that I am available to choose from.
College Junior 2012-06-20T16:05:55Z
Very Interactive, Great Program – At Florida State University, the Early Childhood Education program is very competitive. The professors are great and they work with you to really become a wonderful teacher. The school also gets you involved with a great amount of field experience which is very beneficial.
Recent Alumnus 2012-06-20T02:57:36Z
Great for Freshman – The dorms are near the middle of campus which is good for the freshmen who are just trying to find their way around campus, but for upperclassmen, its not the most accommodating.
Recent Alumnus 2012-06-20T02:51:47Z
Another Rainy Day! It rains a lot, but nothing that puts a damper on your day. In the summer, it is most appreciated because it gets extremely hot.
College Junior 2012-06-19T21:39:48Z
Pretty Great – The computers are excellent, current technology and easy to use, but during busy library or lab times it could be difficult to find an open one.
College Junior 2012-06-19T21:38:21Z
Pretty Much Awesome – FSU has an amazing campus atmosphere and college life there is awesome, I do think that the experience is a little better if you're in Greek life at all, but that's also based more on opinion and preferences.
College Junior 2012-06-19T21:36:17Z
Pretty Average I Think – Campus strictness is pretty normal. The only thing I actually found them strict with was in the dorms, any rules broken are taken extremely seriously, but in any other areas they're relatively lenient.
College Junior 2012-06-19T21:33:34Z
The process is a little annoying because you have to stay on top of the people at the financial aid office in order to make sure your situation is handled in an efficient/ timely manner, and I have received some aid but definitely not enough.
Recent Alumnus 2012-06-12T15:10:54Z
Music Groups Are Incredible – FSU has one of the best music programs in the country, and everyone can benefit from it. There are plenty of groups open to non-majors, and they are a blast! Students can also attend a wide variety of concerts and recitals for free. The vast number of quality musicians at the school also enhances the local music scene, which is great for any time you want to go out with friends.
Recent Alumnus 2012-06-12T15:04:01Z
You Should Try to Live on-Campus or as Close as Possible. Parking on campus is a nightmare, but driving is necessary to get anywhere that is not within 2 square miles of campus. I recommend living close enough to campus to either catch the campus bus, ride a bike, or walk.
College Sophomore 2012-06-11T20:03:14Z
Greek Is Great – Greek life is a large part of Florida State University. A large portion of the student body is involved in Greek. The Greek houses are extremely nice are good living. They are all right on campus and close to many classes and events. The houses have strict visitation hours as well. However, the Greek life doesn't dominate. You don't have to be in Greek to enjoy campus life and meet people. Greek is an easy way to do it but it is not the only way to meet people and have fun.
College Sophomore 2012-06-11T20:00:01Z
It's a Complex Process. There are a multitude of good dorms at FSU but there are bad dorms as well. At FSU you have what's called a "priority number." This is essentially your spot in line for a dorm. You can select dorm priority or roommate priority. If you choose dorm, you have a better chance at getting a good dorm, however you get a random roommate. If you pick roommate, you have to take the worst priority number, worsening your spot in line and this could affect your dorm choices. Freshmen are not guaranteed housing and nor are they required to live on campus. Living Learning Communities (LLC) are the best dorms. You live in large rooms and even have a class or two in your facility. All of the dorms are close to classes and events. Walks to class are short no matter where you live. Dorms are all equipped with beds, desks, closets, sinks, and fridges. Some dorms have community style living where everyone on a floor share a bathroom, or suit style where 4 people share 1 bathroom. In suit style you have to clean your own bathroom. On major flaws of dorm life is that the only dorm that has wifi is the all girl dorm Jennie Murphree.
College Sophomore 2012-06-11T19:48:18Z
So Much to Do. The facilities at FSU are incredible. There are gym facilities with everything you can imagine in them. There are workshops to take at the gym that are fun and a great way to make friends! FSU also has it's very own circus. Anyone can join! It has a state of the art facility and the shows are always a big hangout spot. The student union is great too! At the union we have our own student run club that brings bands from all over to come play shows. The union also a bowling alley and a movie theatre that plays select movies before they some out on occasion. At the union there is great food too! There's a Chili's and a Bagel Boys! Also on campus is the all famous Rez. It's essentially the school's lake where anyone can go swimming and kayaking! It's always so much fun! There is never a dull moment at Florida State.
College Senior 2012-06-11T17:50:16Z
Academic Programs That Are Hard to Find – FSU offers some programs that most of the other Florida schools don't offer, such as actuarial science and risk management/insurance. I'm an actuarial science major and they are the only university in Florida that has kept this major and they are continuing to grow stronger. The amount of contacts that they have and how active the club is, will undoubtedly help everyone to find a career or help continue in graduate school. There are also previous students that have been contributing to the program by adding more scholarships, which is great news for students like me! As for risk management, they too are the lone major program in Florida and they prepare you for everything. Both provide with internship opportunities and that is something that is extremely helpful.
College Senior 2012-06-11T17:37:04Z
Hidden Choices Close to Campus – There are a lot of little restaurants around FSU that are priced with the college student in mind! I like that there are many different options to go for, whether I'm in the mood for some baklava or just a really good burger I know I don't have to travel far from campus to get it. There are also the homestyle chicken places and being that Tallahassee is a Southern town, you know you can find some gems in the rough. The lunch specials are very inviting and normally I find that I don't spend over $7 for a really big meal that comes with a drink. I haven't really used any student discounts, but then again I haven't really had to look for them. Always look for early dinner specials or happy hour at the mexican restaurants around! I recommend places like Voodoo dog, little athens gyro, and the creepevine as my top three restaurants around Tallahassee for price, quality, and quantity!
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