- Class: Freshman
- Major: Psychology
- Gender: M
- High School: Palm Harbor University
- Transfer Student: N
The best thing about FSU is the sense of community; I love walking around campus in a sea of garnet and gold. The campus is, however, extremely spread apart; I'd like to see a faster, more efficient transportation system on campus. Our campus is large, but it is very spread apart, and is, by no means, crowded. This makes the campus visually appealing and emits a positive atmosphere. When I tell people I go to FSU, they either admit to being gator fans or are alum themselves. It is a great sense of community; it makes for instant friendship in strangers! I find myself spending most time on campus on our central green, Landis Green. It is a quaint area central to campus, and the hot dog stand there is delish! I love spending lunch time there between classes! We do have several colleges in Tallahassee, FAMU, FSU, and TCC. There are lots of twenty-somethings in a very small area! I've found our administration to be very efficient in working towards the good of the student body, addressing concerns very quickly and professionally. Our biggest complaint is the price of tuition and the cutting of library funding. I am unaware of any large controversies recently. Seminoles are full of pride and that is a central ideal that an FSU student quickly picks up on within the first few days of being on campus. My most memorable experience on campus was my first semester exam week, when I entered the jam packed Strozier library which had weeks before, been barren. It was quite the studying experience!
Most of my professors know me, but that is not always the case. Many classes are too large to get individualized attention, but it is largely the students' responsiblilty to make that relationship occur. My favorite class was Family Social Problems and Social Change. My least favorite class was Biology. My most unique class was Death and the Dying Family. I find myself studying every night, maybe for 2-3 hours, depending on my course load. Students often participate, and I find class participation is larger in the smaller courses. Students are often very competitive but are often very willing to help others in need of guidance. While I do not spend much time with professors out of class time, I know they are avaliable for my assistance, when needed. I am dual majoring in psychology and family/child sciences with the intent to puruse a ph.D in mental health therapy. The academic requirements are generally very relevant to all majors and can be career specific.
I think that FSU is a very diverse campus with a varied population. I don't think anyone would feel out of place at FSU. Most students are very open to other cultures, races, orientations, and religions. FSU students are very laid back, with most students wearing jeans or sweats to class, most bearing the Seminole colors. Most students are from Florida, or are local. Students are very active on campus, with a large conservative population on campus.
The Best Things
Sense of community! :)
The Worst Things