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Degree: International Relations and Affairs
Graduation Year: 2017

Florida State University provided me with an exceptional education grounded in real world issues. The professors and staff are friendly and caring, and although it is a very large university, you receive individualized education. FSU has a beautiful campus with traditional Floridians flora and fauna, and they commit to keeping their campus environmentally sustainable and green for students of future generations to enjoy. The campus community at FSU is vibrant, passionate, and kind; you will always feel at home here.

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Degree: Psychology, General
Graduation Year: 2015

Attending Florida State University was one of the best decisions I've made. It was a great environment to learn and there were tons of opportunities to get involved in activities/clubs both throughout the psychology department and the University. All of the professors were supportive and willing to help during office hours. One of the best learning experiences I had while at Florida State was getting involved in research labs. In fact, I loved it so much that I decided to stick around after graduation to work in a lab and gain more experience before grad school. Florida State University will always have my heart and soul. You can't find this kind of community anywhere else!

5 out of 5
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Degree: Elementary Education
Graduation Year: 2012

FSU PC has the best education program around. It's not easy...in fact it's tough. If you walk away with a degree, though, you know for a fact that you are prepared for the classroom. The teachers know the content inside and out, and the campus staff are helpful in all areas.

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Degree: Chemistry
Graduation Year: 2013

Florida State University is great school to get an education. The professors cared and the faculty was very involved in all areas of the academic processes. What I loved most about the school was the sense of community the students shared. You were able to connect and bond very easily amongst your peers. There was a lot of extra curricular activities and events that allowed you to network and affiliate yourself with others.

4 out of 5
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Degree: Classical, Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies and Archaeology
Graduation Year: 2016

The Undergrad program is small but the professors are great and incredibly helpful. I learned so much and was inspired to pursue an alternative career path based on the diverse classes we were offered. I 100% recommend this program and Florida State in general.

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Degree: English
Graduation Year: 2016

I was a student at Florida State University for 4.5 years. I knew I loved the school, the people, and the entire city of Tallahassee as a whole, but I don't think I really knew how much until I left Tallahassee and moved back home to Miami. See, every small part of Florida State University plays a huge role in your life. The school in and of itself is one of the most magnificent places I've ever been. From the brick buildings to the big oak trees, the hills, etc. the school is beyond aesthetically pleasing. The school offers so many classes and really takes a pride in making sure that their students are not only receiving the best level of education possible, but happy while doing it. Every Wednesday there is "Market Wednesday" in the schools union where students, faculty, and guests can shop, watch live performances, and eat lunch outside. The football games would leave anyone speechless. From the football players themselves to the wonderful Marching Chiefs (the band), the entire sight is completely memorizing. The people at FSU are incredible, to say the least. Your professors, well all of the faculty really, do their absolute best to aide you in anything you need no matter the time or effort it takes them. The locals own, operate, and pour their hears into their business and the businesses of others. They tailgate every single game day because they love the Seminoles the same way as the students do, if not more. The students, the ones who became friends and even the ones who didn't, are on the same path intellectually and morally as each other student beside them. The city of Tallahassee all in all is a place that welcomes all people. It is a city filled with southern charm, kind and conscientious people, and an entire population that bleeds the same colors, Garnet and Gold.

4 out of 5
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Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2012

A good program with a great teaching staff. The classes are organized well with both student and faculty given opportunities to grow. The admissions and front office staff are incredible friendly and helpful. The facility is nice, if not a little dirty at time. Love the sports and clubs on campus.

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Degree: English
Graduation Year: 2016

I graduated in the fall of 2016, with my major in Editing, Writing, and Media. I will say that the instructors I had during my time were excellent. They cared for their students and were willing to extend any help in order to achieve individual success. Overall, the courses for my major were pretty vague and often the descriptions were misleading of the actual nature of the course. While I love writing, I believe the EWM track at FSU is better as a secondary major (even minor) rather than a primary. The requirements are very short, and the courses you can choose from are somewhat limiting, and often times the ones that seemed most intriguing were never offered or always filled due to such limited availability. If i were to give any advice, it's to look into the communication's programs because they often incorporate similar content to EWM, expect much more applicable to future career opportunities!

4 out of 5
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Degree: Russian Language and Literature
Graduation Year: 2008

The Russian program at Florida State University is academically a great program. The study abroad is also a wonderful learning experience. There are some downsides because the department is quite small, which means there are few students and few faculty. Very little networking opportunities are available as a result and the faculty are always busy due to the teaching and research load . Not great for advising or one to one academic/career direction.

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Degree: Exercise Science
Graduation Year: 2015

My four years at Florida State University were absolutely amazing. I studied, made lasting friendships, joined different organizations around campus, got involved with research, went to football games, and challenged myself to become the best person I can become. I hope, with this review, future Noles can get a sense of what it feels like to be a student at Florida State University. Education: Being an Exercise Science major definitely limited my free time. With that being said, however, I still managed to have time to join a sorority, go out with friends, get involved in homecoming events, and have me time. My biggest advice is to learn how to schedule your time wisely. Florida State has a lot to offer but always remember to put your education first. There are times where you need to say no to plans, and no, it is not the end of the world. It is so easy to drop your GPA yet so hard to bring it back up. Stay focused on your goals. You will find that some of your classes will consist of 500 students, so take charge of your education. TAs and/or professors are always available in office hours and there are numerous resources around campus to enable you to succeed. If you do not put the effort to improve your grades, then your grades will not improve. There are multiple study spots and coffee shops on campus. Find your study spot and be productive! I also encourage you to establish professional relationships with your TAs and professors. You never know when you need that letter of recommendation for graduate school. For example, I went to office hours and managed to earn a spot in a research position (great resume builder). For those of you who need career advice or help finding internships, there is a building dedicated to helping students find the right career for them. Additionally, each College has advisors who will tell you which classes you should take and how you can stay on track with your major. I went to my advisor every semester and it was extremely helpful. Extracurriculars: I encourage you to join organizations that help you grow and challenge yourself as a person. You never know what opportunities await you if you just stay in your dorm or apartment. Make connections with people. I joined a sorority and made so many friends that I still hangout with two years post grad. Additionally, I found friends in the sorority who were also pre-med. We pulled all-nighters and helped each other out with assignments. With that being said, greek organizations are not for everyone. There are numerous clubs and groups you can still join to find your group of friends. Please research on the University website and try something new! I was able to participate in intermediate soccer with a group of friends. I was also an actress in a homecoming skit one year. If you like to volunteer, there are multiple events around campus, like Dance Marathon, that are open to the student body. I challenge you to become a well-rounded student because nothing is impossible at FSU. Overall, college is really what you make of it. Florida State University undoubtedly gives you many resources and opportunities, but it is truly up to you to use them to achieve your career goals. These four years are about finding yourself and trying new things. Be confident in yourself, get the grades, have fun, and go Noles!

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