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FSU offered me an amazing opportunity when ISuper BrilliantPolitical Science
FSU offered me an amazing opportunity when I was accepted. When I was a Freshman, many brochures I was given had the Political Science and International Affairs post graduation job placement at an average of 45K. In fields of business like, the FBI, CIA, LAW, etc. With that motivation, I graduated with an above average gpa(and now folks with above 3.5) who in the same field have found zero jobs. If you stayed in Tallahassee, all you have is government jobs and even they are hiring folks with quantitative degrees(i.e. Economics,Business,Math,etc) The average state employee makes 35k per year and when you start...you start as OPS which means, no benefits and below the aforementioned average. I started with a 60k worth of debt getting paid 28k. My cousin graduated with his Master's in Public Admin and couldn't find a job...he ended enlisting with the Marines and NCO getting paid dirt for literally menial work.

But here's the worst part. FSU treatment to us graduates post graduation. You'd think that after becoming a booster and spending sooo much money to the university that you'd have a better chance to get into Master programs...boy was a wrong. I have desperately tried to get into the mba program to advance in my field, given how they screwed me by giving me a degree that was worthless in the eyes of employers, they won't even accept me to their program. One you graduate, you are nothing to them unless you give them money, money, money. Even the Alumni association costs money, can't really network with any of them unless you have money or a business degree.

Honestly, FSU has hurt me deeply financially. You graduate with a ton of debt, a useless degree and then they turn their backs on you when you need a second wind. They do it because the Master's programs are ranked based on a new pool of candidates and whoever brings the best candidates with the best tests scores has the edge. If you do not test well on the tests...tough luck. Do expect a rejection letter. Syracuse University may be a little more pricey, but they recruited me as did UNC. Much better programs, much better job placement and they have normal GMAT waiver options. Where they will review your application in it's entirety, with 7 or less or 5 years of relevant work experience, if you do not have their(FSU's) required 8, they won't even look at you and it's an immediate rejection.FSU just lost 5,000k which I was already paying for as a booster member, plus University Center Club membership and any future apparel and merchandising a year. I you have an option, do not come to FSU.

4th Year Male -- Class 2010
Faculty Accessibility: A+, Education Quality: F
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I have taken classes at two other FloridaQuite BrightChemistry
I have taken classes at two other Florida universities and I have never experienced nearly as much grade injustice at those institutes as I have experienced here at FSU. The science departments at this university are filled with arrogant, condescending research professors who care more about their own research than their students.

The classes are deemed to be "harder" here. However, the difficulty of a course SHOULD be based on the content of the subject, not based on unfair exams and grading. I was in an upper level chemistry lab and I had the highest grades out of all 3 lab sections, but I did not receive and A because my lab supervising professors told me "Nobody gets an A in this class". The TA's for that lab unfairly took off points for ridiculous errors, and when I asked them about their reasoning for taking off those points they basically scoffed.

I have suffered at least 4 instances where the grading of exams/lab reports/papers has been questionable. Do not come to this school if you actually want to learn. I was an A student before attending this school. I worked hard for my grades, and I still work hard at FSU. But, achieving an A in a science class here is nearly impossible unless the professor curves the whole class several points.AVOID THIS SCHOOL!

3rd Year Male -- Class 2015
University Resource Use: A+, Faculty Accessibility: F
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The school places so much value on football.Quite BrightSociology
The school places so much value on football. They got so many freaking perks while the general body doesnt.Campus is pretty. Talla-nasty sucks. Chipotle not far from campus which is major plus but otherwise the place sucked. Greek life is over 50% and they basically run student government. And it is a completely corrupt community. Some really cool people, some niches and funkier places around the Nasty (Tallanasty-> tallahassee). Not worth it to go e your tuition money to a sports club with some learning. Most kids go there for the parties, not the school- let's be real. The faculty were great and the programs were good once you started taking 4000 level courses. Anything lower than 4000 had a prominent amount of morons.
1st Year Female -- Class 2014
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