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I loved my experience at Florida State University, receiving a bachelor's degree in Music Education. My freshman year, I lived on campus in Cawthon Hall, which was for mostly music students. I had a great time there, with awesome roommates and three classes in my dorm. All the courses, from ear training, to music history, to class piano, to orchestra, to cello studio, to private lessons, to educational were enriching and life-changing. I felt very prepared to enter into my professional field when I completed my degree and graduated. I would highly recommend it to any student.
College is a business first. No university or college will give you the golden ticket to a great job. It is YOUR responsibility to best increase your chances at getting a career and working to better your level of professionalism. Florida State University is a great school, don't get me wrong. There are many great higher learning institutions but you as an individual have to put in the time and the effort to make yourself more desirable in the market.
Florida State University is a beautiful campus filled with wonderful faculty and staff that are eager to help you reach your full potential. The large majority of my teachers were helpful, friendly, and skilled in their field of study. If I ever had questions about my course work or needed help, my teachers usually delivered quick response and action. The housing on campus is also a high point of my experience at FSU. It was a pleasure working with my residential advisors and I got to know many of the students, including my roommates, during my stay. One of my biggest priorities when choosing a school was to go somewhere that I felt safe. During my time at FSU, I can honestly say that there was never a point when I felt unsafe or in danger. There are safety stations across campus where you can alert campus police of any trouble you may be in and the campus police always responded very quickly. Overall, Florida State University is absolutely an amazing place to get an education. Based on my stay, tours of other colleges, and talks with friends that attended other colleges, I can honestly say that I would not have wanted to get my bachelor's degree anywhere else.
During my time at Florida State I found the teachers were very philosophical and not very practical. I also felt that the University was very detached from each other and it made it difficult to complete anything in their offices. Overall my experience was good, but I felt I could've been trained better to perform my duties as a teacher.
Florida State is a wonderful learning environment. It has an amazing community behind it too. Tallahassee is also a really amazing place to live.