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Supposedly, FSC once had a solid academic reputation.BrightAccounting
Supposedly, FSC once had a solid academic reputation. However, as far as I can tell, it has turned into a giant fund-raising operation: solicit money to beautify the campus, so that people will be impressed and contribute more money, so that the campus can be beautified some more, and so on. What seems to be missing is a focus on actually educating students.

Some profs are fine, but too many others seem like they're missing in action. A number of courses are taught by adjuncts, and while some are good, others are just moonlighting for extra pay and don't really seem to care about their classes. Also, key courses for your major aren't always offered regularly, unless you opt for an online version. But why pay for a 4-year residential college experience if you're just going to end up being forced to take an online class?

Good luck with getting competent input from an adviser--you'll need it! The registrar and the financial aid office also seem to have trouble doing their jobs competently and efficiently.

The campus is really neat. It's world famous for its great collection of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture. Lakeland is pleasant in the winter and early spring, but brutally hot in late spring and summer. However, it is very green and lush, and I happen to like it.FSC has a lot of potential as a school, but I feel like it's heading in the wrong direction. The administration is treating it like a business enterprise instead of like an institution of higher learning. I'm not sure if I'd go here if I had it all to do over again.

2nd Year Male -- Class 2015
Campus Aesthetics: A, University Resource Use: D
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I have always been interested in the sportsBrightAthletics/Training
I have always been interested in the sports environment and was hoping that a smaller school would give me the opportunity to gain more hands on learning. The program itself is put together well I just wish it was at a different school. The student solutions center which is designed to help solve any problems we may have at the school is more of a "you did this wrong" type of place than a "this is what we can do to help" program. And safety is an issue as well. Last year there were a few students hit by a truck crossing the road on campus, which they have atleast attempted to address; then there was the case of someone dressed up in a costume harassing students on campus. I see security on their golf carts, however that is all I see. On a side note they do like to write tickets to visiting people (i.e. parents frank lloyd wright photographers). Overall I think this school is very attractive during visits, but when you're there for a period of time lots of little things add up to a less than stellar college experience.
2nd Year Male -- Class 2012
Useful Schoolwork: B, Collaboration/Competitive: D
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Aesthetically the campus is very pleasing for thoseBrightPolitical Science
Aesthetically the campus is very pleasing for those that like an abundance of plant life and decorative fountains. There are so many "gardens" it is a varietable maze to travel from class to class while dodging the perpetual lawn maintenance crews. The obvious effort to maintain the surface of the campus is completely lacking in the maintenance of the actual facilities. Throughout the classrooms you will find loose wires and rotted or rotting tiles and sections of wall. Before applying I would strongly recomend walking through a large portion of the buildings in the heat of the summer to perhaps experience a class with no A/C and an outside tempurature of 95+ degrees. Staff are generally friendly up until the point you ask them to do their job. They will talk to you all day about the gardens and weather, but as soon as you need something other than a friendly conversation prepare to be given the run around with you being told in every way that you are the one making things so difficult.
3rd Year Male -- Class 2011
Faculty Accessibility: B, Education Quality: D
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