Florida State University
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Florida State is a really great University. Without a doubt the night life is fun especially on Friday and Saturday night but there are a couple of things you should know. Girls that come here (especially the freshman, Sophomore or Junior) get drunk at frat parties and clubs to feed their narcissism via a bunch of good looking alphas guys constantly hitting on them and grinding on them (on their backsides) on the dance floor whilst having a boyfriend back home or in another university. Fun and all if you are into that but just make sure you dont push it to the point where you expect a random girl you met in the club to sleep with you. There are plenty of good looking frat dudes that these women can choose from so consider how much your social status is worth before you get your ego hurt.
As you probably know this school IS a BIG party school. People will party three or 4 nights in a row, (yes during the week with classes) and do it all again the following week so dont be surprised if some of the students in your class appear unable to function properly.
The weather is great most of the time and if you tan well, then you've got it going good. The classes are fine but the smaller classes can be intimidating depending on the professor. Sometimes the professor has a high demand for class participation and contribution and if you suffer from social anxiety you may struggle with such classes. Bigger classes are more fun. More people= greater opportunity to make new friends and there is less time consumption on H/W. The tests are much easier. While I was lucky many students have to deal with non English professors who do not communicate effectively. Like I said I was lucky but it is common and would be annoying.
After your freshman year (dorm life) it can get quite boring once you live off campus. The bus transportation system is fine as long as you dont have a huge course load/schedule and have to travel class to class often. Finding other people in you class to study with is a good idea but can be challenging.
The fall football season gets hectic which is super fun especially when the games are at home but standing for 3 and a half hours a game gets old unless we are playing big teams like the gators/ clemson or Louisville it isnt worth it and personally I had a lot fun going to a bar with people I knew and watching the game live on Espn.
I wouldnt worry about crime. Sure there are a few ghettos in Tallahassee and right next to the Villa De Lago, there is a homeless shelter so its not the best place to live simply because of the location. I found this site to be really valuable in understanding what I will be in for when choosing a University hence why I wanted to write this in a way that gives you all the best idea possible. Although I am transferring to school which will help me significantly more for job opportunities after I graduate I still love this University. Go Noles and fuck the Gators.
The campus apparently spends all the money that it could be spending on lighting, on rape-stations. It also likes to openly brag that "FSU Men Measure Up: 9/10 FSU men believe a woman has the right to say 'no'", which means that 1/10 guys at FSU would totally rape you. And don't worry: only like a third of the campus likes to get wasted and drive in the middle of the week (and yes, FSU brags about this as well). I heard grey-haired professors talking about how wasted they got "last night on vodka" on a Tuesday.
And the students really like cocaine.
This is the partiest of party schools ever to have partied. But you'll probably be so drunk and coked out that you won't remember it.
I remember one guy who drank a whole handle of tequila in a half hour, passed out on my floor, woke up, and went clubbing. That was his pregame. I lived in a freaking dorm, not a frat house. I can't imagine how bad the frat houses must be.
DO NOT LIVE ON NORTH CAMPUS. It borders "French Town", one of the city's major ghettos. I lived in DeGraffe. That's why I heard so much screaming and gunshots.
South campus is pretty. But it's still FSU.
The class sizes are *huge*. I've gone to 3 universities now, and none had classes anywhere near FSU's sizes. I had classes of over 500 students here.
The teachers themselves are generally of pretty good caliber, and that's probably the only upshot of this university.
Beware the summer floods and visible clouds of mosquitos. Oh, and the plates at Suwannee often have VISIBLE CHUNKS OF DIRT. You know the only time they aren't covered in some kind of dirt? WHEN THE PARENTS ARE THERE.
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.