College Senior 2011-11-27T15:49:13Z
Health & Safety:
The safety and security on Florida State University campus is excellent. There is a fully accredited law enforcement agency, the FSU Police Department (FSUPD). The SAFE Connection is available when students need a free safe escort on or around campus. The emergency Blue Light Trail is one most useful tools on campus. It is a light pole with emergency speakerphones and strobe lights so if there is an emergency, help will come almost immediately. The FSU id is required to get into most of the facilities as well to everyone protected.
College Junior 2011-11-26T20:59:18Z
Drugs and Alcohol Are Everywhere. Drugs and alcohol are easily accessible for everyone. If you know where to look you can get it. Marijuana is a huge problem for FSU as it is for every campus and has gotten people in major trouble. On alcohol, be safe and smart if your underage and drinking. Cops are always trying to bust unders.
College Junior 2011-11-26T20:48:30Z
There is a lot of diversity at FSU. The school has Student Unions for Blacks and Hispanics. There are also many religious groups on campus. There is something for every race, religion, and belief.
College Junior 2011-11-26T20:42:55Z
When you get tired of FSU dining halls, the off campus options are limitless. You have your basics like Chilis and Applebees, but there are many local places like Monks, a burger joint, and Momos, pizza with slices the size of your head. They are priced well and are fantastic places to take visitors.
College Senior 2011-11-26T20:22:22Z
Academics and Fun – Florida State is known for a few things: football (maybe not this year :( ), fraternity parties, academic programs and the law school. The atmosphere on FSU's campus is reminiscent of a North Eastern Ivy League university. It's such a peaceful, goal oriented place to attend school. We have awesome programs that are top rated, including Criminology, Theatre, Dance, Music, Political Science, Religion and Athletic Training. When you're done with class, FSU is known for its AMAZING parties thrown by one of our prestigious sororities or fraternities, as well as nightly trips to "The Strip," a stripmall-esque building that houses seven different nightclubs and bars. FSU is an amazing place to go if you want to get a good education, as well as have the best time of your life.
College Senior 2011-11-26T20:16:52Z
Back and Forth – The rules on most people are not strict at all, it's pretty hard to get arrested on campus for underage drinking or public drunkenness. However, Greek organizations are often the victims of the school's over strict policies on student organizations. If you're Greek, you're FAR more likely to get arrested for a non-violent crime than a non-Greek is. This goes for both girls and boys.
College Senior 2011-11-26T20:15:08Z
Alcohol and Pot – For the most part, "hard" drugs aren't extremely popular on campus, minus a few specific organizations that are known for their coke use. Most students drink, which is expected, and a lot smoke pot, but aren't "constant users."
College Junior 2011-11-26T03:38:58Z
Overall, the weather is very nice here. Some days there will be a cold front, but then the warm weather is back. It's still in the 70's during November. Plus, it is nice to see the leaves still change colors here.
College Junior 2011-11-26T03:37:04Z
When living on campus you are not suppose to drink or do drugs, obviously. Some buildings are stricter than others. Most buildings will have many entrance options to get into the building without running into the R.As on round. The campus has its own police force and they are easy to reach.
College Junior 2011-11-26T03:32:41Z
Off-Campu Dining – There are a ton of dining options near campus. Depending where you live those options could be right across the street. There are a ton of fast food chains, sports bars, restaurants and ethnic food options. All meals range from around $5-$20.
Recent Alumnus 2011-11-24T03:22:05Z
Personally, my favorite experience at FSU has been my Directed Individual Study Program at FSU. I have been working in the Psychology lab conducting experiments and coding data under the supervision of one of the professors here. This experience will get me a letter of recommendation for grad school. Also, Tallahassee is a great place to be if you are in any type of law program since it is Florida's state capital.
Recent Alumnus 2011-11-24T03:12:07Z
Very Diverse – Florida State University has a very diverse student body composed of people of different races, economic backgrounds, political beliefs, religions, and sexual orientation. People at Florida State University tend to be very accepting.
Recent Alumnus 2011-11-24T03:00:41Z
Tallahassee is a very congested town. Tallahassee is home to the Florida State Capital and many other landmarks. I wouldn't consider Tallahassee a very safe town. There are many places to shop in Tallahassee. Sports are a very big deal at Florida State University. I would definitely consider Florida State University a party school, although it does take quite a bit of studying and concentration to keep your grades up.
Recent Alumnus 2011-11-23T11:01:21Z
Prepare to Miss Some Classes – Florida State University needs to build more parking structures, because missing class from driving around for an hour should not be the reason students miss out on their education. The garages are full all day, it is very annoying. They should admit less people, or just make more room for parking. End of story.
Recent Alumnus 2011-11-23T10:57:02Z
The cost of living at FSU is high, but it has many upsides. All housing is in the middle of campus. The social atmosphere is very conducive to making friends. The dorms are average size. I imagine the dorms at FSU are very normal.
Recent Alumnus 2011-11-23T10:52:48Z
College, Capital, or Bust. Tallahassee is the capital of Florida and it is also a college town. It has three major schools that range from seven thousand to 38 thousand students. However, if you are not involved in either politics or education, there is not much to do. Tallahassee has no professional sports team, no amusement parks, and no decent beach within a half hour of the city limits. Everybody seems to be doing their own thing. In Tallahassee, if you've gotten your work done for the day, all there is to do is go out and drink or stay in and watch tv.
Recent Alumnus 2011-11-21T15:35:56Z
Some Good Places, but Pretty Mediocre – There are some good places, like Denny's, but most of the places are overpriced and the meal plans are really expensive. I had one my freshmen year, and my friend at another college had an all you can eat one from her school for almost half the price of mine.
Recent Alumnus 2011-11-21T15:32:46Z
Good Nightlife, but Lacking in Variety – There are a lot of clubs, and bars, but for someone who is not into that stuff there is not very much to do.
College Junior 2011-11-21T12:29:30Z
As an out of state student once I got accepted I submitted my deposit to hold my spot knowing I could lose some money if I chose another school. Housing is tight for new students but after the freshmen year most students choose to live off-campus of which there are many choices. Dorms are great for freshman though.
College Senior 2011-11-21T02:08:25Z
College Town – Tallahassee is such a college town and it is well built for us! There are options for living starting on campus and moving out further. I personally feel lucky to remain on campus for a low budget. We also have a pretty high quality of apartments.
College Senior 2011-11-21T01:56:55Z
We have a large selection of restaurants located within a close distance of our campus. There is a range of prices and tastes. Some of our favorites area quick hibachi restaurant, an authentic cuban place, and great sushi all that are within walking distance.
College Senior 2011-11-21T01:50:56Z
Avialable Technology – FSU makes technology avialable to its students in everyway possible. We have accessable coputers labs all over campus. Our libraries provides computers and printers as well. I have also been a customer of our geek squad that helps our students when needed.
Recent Alumnus 2011-11-17T11:48:23Z
Night Nole! FSU is really good about providing transportation during school hours, but they also have the night nole that stops buy the strip of clubs and most apartment complexes. Nole cab also offers low rates to students
Recent Alumnus 2011-11-17T11:45:56Z
swannee is terrible. they use very low grade meats and overall food in general. Fresh food is better, but still not good. If you can get to the Figg dining hall, you should. It is for the athletes and only open to students for lunch, but it is amazing.
Recent Alumnus 2011-11-17T11:44:08Z
The psychology undergraduate program is really big and classes tend to be large. With effort, however, connections can be made with some of the top psychology researchers.
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