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No matter what you think a college is,

Jun 16 2012Music - Performance
No matter what you think a college is, it is never the same two years in a row. However, there are traditions passed down wether the students know it or not of behavior and a tradition of excellence (or lack thereof.) The music department is NOT A FAMILY. Like every single other place you've been and will ever be a part of, there are cliques everywhere. Find and stick with yours and ignore the others and you'll be fine.

There is a HUGE culture of mudslinging here. It started 2 years ago in the voice department and has spread across the entire department; some people are trying to change that but it's still very very prevalent. Socially, this department is a mess. The faculty are FANTASTIC.

4th Year Male -- Class 2013
Faculty Accessibility: A+, Scholastic Success: D

I haven't visited the campus yet, I"m scheduled

Nov 12 2009Education
I haven't visited the campus yet, I"m scheduled next week to go. However the way the website site for this college is set up, and the beautiful architecture are enough to get me interested. I applied to FSU for a masters in teaching performing arts but this smaller college and more personable staff may be the perfect fit for me :)
Male -- Class 2000
Preparedness: - Reputation: -

Supposedly, FSC once had a solid academic reputation

Nov 26 2013Accounting
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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