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You would be hard-pressed to find a graduate of Florida State University who doesn't have fond memories of the years they spent on campus. Current students will also agree that they are happy with their decision to attend school here. There is something for everyone, from athletics to academia, and you would have a hard time finding a more comfortable setting than Tallahassee. It has so much to offer, from exciting nightlife to beautiful weather.
Although it bears the reputation of a party school, FSU also has a growing reputation for turning out some of the best and brightest graduates in the entire nation. The school is now turning its focus on research, which should appeal to those who are interesting in science and mathematics. But never fear, FSU also emphasizes the arts through their award-winning film and theater departments. From math and science, to the arts, FSU offers a vast array of eclectic degrees, which will be nothing but helpful later in your life. Choosing which college to attend is not an easy decision, but if you're looking for the perfect combination of a good education and a good time, you can't do much better than Florida State University.
FSU campus police are very strict on drug usage and underage drinking on campus. On the other hand, they respect college traditions such as swimming in the numerous fountains on campus and will let students have a good time while maintaining a safe environment.
For most of the year the weather at FSU is perfect, you get all the sunshine of Florida practically year round with the weather consistency of southern Georgia, leading to many cool breezes on sunny days.
Parking is not great, but there are spaces available if you are willing to search long enough
FSU has 5 libraries, gyms and full scale rec centers to keep any physically active person busy for a long time. There are open green areas to play sports or read a book underneath many of the shady trees that have been there for generations. FSU also has a great student union that has many things to offer students such as a video game parlor and a full scale movie theater that is completely free.
Campus police are strict on drug use, but when it comes to alcohol, they are more concerned with student safety than doling out punishment. I've heard of students who have been caught drunk outdoors at night getting rides home from policemen. There's plenty of public and safe transportation at night for students who have been drinking. While I always keep my pepper spray on me and limit my outdoor activity at night to walking back to my dorm from the library, I feel pretty safe on campus. I receive campus alerts through text on my phone, and in a year of living on campus, there was one alert about an attempted mugging and another about an attempted assault. The rest were weather warnings.
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