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What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

Megan

Florida State University has the reputation of a party school. Although there is an abundance of nightlife activity, your experience here at FSU depends on you as an individual. Yes, there may be those students who go out every single day of the week, but the majority does not. FSU offers a well-balanced environment of academia and leisure.

Elizabeth

FSU is considered a milder party school, but a party school nonetheless. And the truth of this stereotype? Yes and no. Yes we do have a lot of clubs and bars, most of the best ones just across the street from the University itself. While a lot of students do spend some of their nights outside of the weekend partying hard at a Day-Glo party or at Metro night, the majority seem to have it pretty together about when it's time to crack down and get the work done, and when it's time to hang out and have a good time. So while the sororities and fraternities do party pretty hard at the school, and the rest of the school with it, most of the students have the good common sense to get their work done first.

Chelsea

The stereotype for Florida State University is that it is home to a pretty artsy fartsy crowd. This is because our College of Music, School of Theatre, and Film School are top-notch. However, our College of Business consistently ranks in the top 25 in the nation of any survey you put it through, our College of Engineering is a co-op program with FAMU that owns the nation's largest research magnet, and we have one of the best Meteorology programs in the nation as well. So, it's not all hipsters and drama kids here in real life - I promise!

Danielle

Florida State University students are known for many qualities including school spirit and a party atmosphere. Just like any other college, FSU is flooded with students who are looking for a true college experience which is exactly what Tallahassee has to offer. If you ask somebody about Florida State University most likely the first few words are going to include Bullwinkle’s, Potbelly’s or AJ’s because if you don’t know what those are them you cannot truly call yourself a FSU student! So be a strong willed person who will work as hard as your play.

Kestrel

The fact that the University of Florida is our state rival creates a lot of competition and comparison. The biggest stereotype I've heard about FSU students is that we're a bunch of "UF Rejects." Of course, some students probably applied to UF and got rejected. But I'm sure there are tons of students who got turned down by FSU, who go to UF as well. Personally, the FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY was my number one choice when picking a university. The students and faculty here are some of the most talented and brilliant individuals I've had the pleasure of meeting, and the learning environment is a cut above the rest. I'm more than happy with my choice, and I'm sure each and every one of my fellow students would say the same.

Monica

One large stereotype of Florida State students is that they party a lot. Tallahassee, with two major universities and one of the top community colleges in the nation, is the epitome of a college town. There are a great deal of bars and clubs, and a lot of big time music names come through Tallahassee to perform at various venues. Also a large percentage of students are involved in the Greek Life on campus, which have the partying stereotype on their own as well. The stereotype holds some truth to it but the academic success of the students and the school go to show that there is more to Florida State than just the partying aspect.

Nicole

I don't think it's possible to single out one stereotype as representing the whole of FSU. It's a big place, after all, with many very different types of people. There are frat kids, stoners, jocks, and geeks. There are literature buffs, art students who dress like they're already starving, lazy business majors, people who skip all their classes each semester and wonder how on earth they're failing, and of course snobs in every respective field. And these are all accurate stereotypes, but what I've realized in the nearly four years I've been here is that they are also very limiting. Really, I've met quite a lot of brilliant people here. Not brilliant in the sense that they can recall all the digits of pi or list from memory all the characters in Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night" (though these things are their own brand of brilliance) - but brilliant in that they are passionate about what they do, no matter what that is.

Jena

As ranked on various sites such as the Princeton Review, PubClub, and Playboy, Florida State holds up to it's name as one of the top party schools in America. This title has been held for countless years and I would say students here would agree they are indeed partiers! Other common stereotypes around FSU would be the greeks. There are many students who are involved in the greek life with over 30 frats and sororities. These stereotypes of people would take up over half of the student population.

Karolyne

Pretty much, the Stereotype of the student body at Florida State has been that of "Party Animals". Yet, there are many things to consider about the University before making assumptions. Florida State is in a college town. That just means that we are surrounded by more colleges and universities than the average school. So, there are definitely always parties and fun considering the large young adult population in Tallahassee. Still, we are ranked as one of the most academically prestigious universities in Florida and the students here know how to balance "fun" and "focus". If you choose to come to Florida state you don't have to worry in falling into an environment where it's hard to excel. Florida State values the quality of education and in you're free time, you never have to be bored!

Anna

Many people believe that students at Florida State University are one of the following: big drinkers and/or University of Florida rejects (or just unintelligent.) Because of this another stereotype floating around is that the atmosphere on campus is that of a party school. I have also heard a lot of people stating that the population is more attractive than other Florida universities, and due to this it is the school with the most STDs. As far as most stereotypes go, not many of these are entirely true. Yes, there is a level of accuracy in all of them, but I wouldn't judge the school or community based on them. All universities have their highs and lows and FSU is no different. It's no lie that there are people who party and drink, however it doesn't apply to the population as a whole. You just as likely to find a generous crowd of straight-edge students as intense party-ers. As for intelligence, you should not consider FSU lower than UF by any means. They both have different specialties (FSU is more of a Liberal Arts school where as UF has a great engineering program.) The term "UF reject" probably comes from the fact that the schools have an intense rivalry and many who do apply to UF and don't get in had FSU as their second choice. I myself wanted to come to FSU more than UF. The attractiveness of the population is not bad, there are many charming and nice people here. And when talking about STDs, it's mostly a rumor as far as I can tell.

Anna

Many people believe that students at Florida State University are one of the following: big drinkers and/or University of Florida rejects (or just unintelligent.) Because of this another stereotype floating around is that the atmosphere on campus is that of a party school. I have also heard a lot of people stating that the population is more attractive than other Florida universities, and due to this it is the school with the most STDs. As far as most stereotypes go, not many of these are entirely true. Yes, there is a level of accuracy in all of them, but I wouldn't judge the school or community based on them. All universities have their highs and lows and FSU is no different. It's no lie that there are people who party and drink, however it doesn't apply to the population as a whole. You just as likely to find a generous crowd of straight-edge students as intense party-ers. As for intelligence, you should not consider FSU lower than UF by any means. They both have different specialties (FSU is more of a Liberal Arts school where as UF has a great engineering program.) The term "UF reject" probably comes from the fact that the schools have an intense rivalry and many who do apply to UF and don't get in had FSU as their second choice. I myself wanted to come to FSU more than UF. The attractiveness of the population is not bad, there are many charming and nice people here. And when talking about STDs, it's mostly a rumor as far as I can tell.

Alexander

Florida State University is stereotyped as being a party school. Though many students here do go out and party (even on weeknights) if you do not hang out with that crowd you will not find yourself being excluded from the community. There are a fair amount of party-goers here, but one does not need to join them to find a comfortable niche at Florida State. Personally, I have found there is a very lively and creative student body at Florida State. We boast many exciting and different clubs. One can join everything from Cuong Nhu Club, a club dedicated to teaching students the arts of self defense, to the quirky but fun Humans Vs. Zombies club who hosts campus wide games twice a semester as well as skirmishes weekly.

Katie

Although FSU is home to many students, the range of individual expression is such that there does not appear to be any one dominant stereotype. Fortunately, most of the students at FSU are enlightened and broad-minded people who do not allow stereotypes to color their perspective.

Bret

While FSU is an extremely spirited school and Tallahassee is a town with some very healthy night life, that atmosphere in no way dictates the normal experience at Florida State. It is true that soririties, fraternities, and the party lifestyle are alive and well throughout the school, but they can also be avoided entirely if desired. Florida State offers a great educational experience combined with an eclectic student body. I have met such a wide variety of individuals during my time here; my classes have been stimulating and challenging without overwhelming me. And I have enjoyed living in Tallahassee, which outside of "the strip" and the downtown area is home to many beautifully maintained public parks where I walk my dog, hiking and biking trails, and a thriving music and local art culture.

Yanelis

The most common stereotype at Florida State University would be "partying" and "frat kids". It is easy to get lost in the lifestyle that comes with the city and University life. Many kids fall into partying on a day-to-day basis and many students join Fraternities and Sororities to feel accepted and part of something. However, that does not go for everyone that attends the school. The stereotype is somewhat accurate, but every school has their own percentage of the sort.

Yanelis

The most common stereotype at Florida State University would be "partying" and "frat kids". It is easy to get lost in the lifestyle that comes with the city and University life. Many kids fall into partying on a day-to-day basis and many students join Fraternities and Sororities to feel accepted and part of something. However, that does not go for everyone that attends the school. The stereotype is somewhat accurate, but every school has their own percentage of the sort.

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Being a rather large school, students at Florida State University carve a wide spectrum of stereotypes. The athletic program here is no joke, and neither are all the frat and sorority houses, so naturally there's a lot of jock and frat kids. Academically FSU actually gains national recognition in some cases, especially in its music and creative writing departments. Overall there are new faces and scenes to be introduced to every day here - quite literally, and just thinking of all of the events (music, art) and clubs on campus, there really are many different types of students.

Stephanie

When I began my college search, I didn't want anything to do with big college football program. Jocks, Greeks, Football Fantatics? No thank you. I thought I was more of the art school type, to be honest. I visited art schools, private colleges, and then finally I visited FSU. What truly enchanted me and surprised me about FSU was that I immediately felt at home. I've never felt comfortable under any stereotype, they just box you in and give people a false impression of who you are. At FSU, though, I always feel like myself. Sure, we have a very strong Greek community, and football is a big deal here, but that doesn't define the college and it definitely does not have to define you as a student. So as an artsy, ambitious, workaholic with a Southern twang and a big-city attitude, I knew I didn't want to be stuck with a bunch of sorority girls and drunken football fans for four years. But that is not who the students of FSU are. I'm constantly abandoning stereotypes of Greeks and Jocks and learning that FSU is made up people like me, who just refuse to be defined by a stereotype. (And hey, who knew college football could be so fun?)

Gregory

Two very common stereotypes about Florida State University is that we are zealous football fans and party all the time. This is not a very accurate stereotype about our student body. While many of us do root for our team and frequent football games, many of us watch the games every now and then on television. In fact, as we move forward through our college careers, we get involved in the campus community, various clubs and organizations, and our studies. We place these priorities above sports and as a result, become part of a community of focused individuals who pursue their passions.

Benjamin

Well, of course we have the stereotypical frat-boy. These come in a few different forms but usually they will be wearing some sort of fraternity related tank-top and a backwards hat. The other brand of frat-boy wears a colorful polo shirt tucked into cacki shorts and boat shoes. Another very popular stereotypical student you see at our school is the stereotypical "hipster." These guys (and gals) are everywhere. You can usually find them wearing thick rimmed glasses (many of which are not even prescription). Also many of them have some sort of hobo-beard going on. A popular article of clothing among the hipsters is the tight, short, jean-shorts. The legs will be ripped to achieve the shortness that they desire. The shirts they wear can vary from a straight up solid white-T, to a long-sleeve flannel with the chest hair out, to the classic "wolves howling at the moon shirt" that reminds us all of our drunk southern aunt. Both hipsters and frat-boys will talk down to you if you are not part of the clan, or they don't deem you worthy. Though all is good because luckily, there are so many different types of people here, so you are bound to find someone that enjoys your presence, and plus even though stereotypes exist, they merely serve to make it easier on our brains, everybody's different. As Donal Barthelme would put it "there are only individual egos, crazy for love."

Benjamin

Well, of course we have the stereotypical frat-boy. These come in a few different forms but usually they will be wearing some sort of fraternity related tank-top and a backwards hat. The other brand of frat-boy wears a colorful polo shirt tucked into cacki shorts and boat shoes. Another very popular stereotypical student you see at our school is the stereotypical "hipster." These guys (and gals) are everywhere. You can usually find them wearing thick rimmed glasses (many of which are not even prescription). Also many of them have some sort of hobo-beard going on. A popular article of clothing among the hipsters is the tight, short, jean-shorts. The legs will be ripped to achieve the shortness that they desire. The shirts they wear can vary from a straight up solid white-T, to a long-sleeve flannel with the chest hair out, to the classic "wolves howling at the moon shirt" that reminds us all of our drunk southern aunt. Both hipsters and frat-boys will talk down to you if you are not part of the clan, or they don't deem you worthy. Though all is good because luckily, there are so many different types of people here, so you are bound to find someone that enjoys your presence, and plus even though stereotypes exist, they merely serve to make it easier on our brains, everybody's different. As Donal Barthelme would put it "there are only individual egos, crazy for love."

Sandra

The first thing people notice at Florida State University is (what seems to be) the overwhelming presence of Greek life. Bros in tank tops and girls in booty shorts seem to be the norm, and it's likely you'll hear rumors of some "epic" party. While it seems like everyone and their brother is in some Greek organization, National Greek Life Fraternities and Sororities only make up 28% of the undergraduate population. Once you look past all the glitz and glam of Greek life, you'll find that FSU is pretty smart when it comes to academic fields, and, of course, we're quite well known in the sports department. The Greek life stereotype is prominent, but not at all the overwhelming norm.

Sarah

The main stereotype I've heard over the years is that "kids that go to FSU aren't smart enough to go to UF." Yes, some people go to FSU because they didn't get into UF but that does not mean that the education received at FSU is less prestigious by any means. I know many students who choose FSU over UF any day. I know other students whose High School GPA, SAT, and ACT scores were higher than a UF students and they had more High School Activities. All colleges are becoming tougher to get into and I believe that stereotype is completely false. I grew up a Miami Hurricanes fan, got into great out of school colleges and decided that FSU was where I wanted to go and couldn't be happier to be here instead of UF.

Benjamin

Well, of course we have the stereotypical frat-boy. These come in a few different forms but usually they will be wearing some sort of fraternity related tank-top and a backwards hat. The other brand of frat-boy wears a colorful polo shirt tucked into cacki shorts and boat shoes. Another very popular stereotypical student you see at our school is the stereotypical "hipster." These guys (and gals) are everywhere. You can usually find them wearing thick rimmed glasses (many of which are not even prescription). Also many of them have some sort of hobo-beard going on. A popular article of clothing among the hipsters is the tight, short, jean-shorts. The legs will be ripped to achieve the shortness that they desire. The shirts they wear can vary from a straight up solid white-T, to a long-sleeve flannel with the chest hair out, to the classic "wolves howling at the moon shirt" that reminds us all of our drunk southern aunt. Both hipsters and frat-boys will talk down to you if you are not part of the clan, or they don't deem you worthy. Though all is good because luckily, there are so many different types of people here, so you are bound to find someone that enjoys your presence, and plus even though stereotypes exist, they merely serve to make it easier on our brains, everybody's different. As Donal Barthelme would put it "there are only individual egos, crazy for love."

Layni

There are many different stereotypes for the students at Florida State University. They range all the way from "frat stars" to "the film kids". We have geeks, over achievers, sorority girls (usually known as :sorostitutes-in no way does that name mean to liken sorority girls to prostitutes), GDI's (non-Greeks, it stands for God Damn Independent). You've got your stoners, your slackers, your run-of-the-mill average everyday person, the "Jesus freaks" (only used to describe radical religious students, not everyone who believes in Jesus or God). Future presidents (generally students involved in SGA or the political clubs). All in all a wide variety. Though stereotypes are good for making classifications and creating order, I'd like to think that the students at FSU go beyond their stereotypes. Sure you have the few that fit the bill-that's always going to happen as certain people want to be a specific stereotype-but for the most part, my fellow students have the great tendency to surprise people not only with the depth of their character, but also with their frequent tendency to surpass their particular stereotype by doing something that proves utterly the opposite of what their stereotype says they are. For the most part, the stereotypes are only used at FSU for the sole purpose to classify all the many many people you interact with, to make meeting people easier to handle for the ol' noggin. The students here are wonderful in that they strive for individuality within their stereotype. It's okay to be associated with a group, but it is important to students to establish the fact that they are their own individual person, with their own individual ideologies and goals. So as for whether or not the stereotypes are correct, I would say it's fifty-fifty. They are generally correct in the terms of what group of people students are most closely associated with, but they are not accurate in describing the students themselves.

Car

Florida State University is widely known for its Greek life and the student body’s great appreciation for football. These attributes have led to FSU being labeled as a party school. While our students do know how to have a good time, there is much more to this university. There are plenty of sororities and fraternities that throw monthly fund raising events, along with clubs, athletic teams and student associations. There is always some sort of student activity on campus. We have a school movie theater, a twenty four hour library, restaurants, market days, a circus, and even festivals for special occasions. Football is a huge event every fall semester. However, it is not just the students who are interested in the Seminoles, football games are a city-wide event. There are festivals with food stands before every big home game called “Downtown Get-Downs” and every Seminole fan, student or not, can participate. While Florida State University is known as a party school, it has many things to offer to a very diverse student body. You do not have to take part in the party life to have fun at FSU.

Car

Florida State University is widely known for its Greek life and the student body’s great appreciation for football. These attributes have led to FSU being labeled as a party school. While our students do know how to have a good time, there is much more to this university. There are plenty of sororities and fraternities that throw monthly fund raising events, along with clubs, athletic teams and student associations. There is always some sort of student activity on campus. We have a school movie theater, a twenty four hour library, restaurants, market days, a circus, and even festivals for special occasions. Football is a huge event every fall semester. However, it is not just the students who are interested in the Seminoles, football games are a city-wide event. There are festivals with food stands before every big home game called “Downtown Get-Downs” and every Seminole fan, student or not, can participate. While Florida State University is known as a party school, it has many things to offer to a very diverse student body. You do not have to take part in the party life to have fun at FSU.

Brittany

There is no stereotype here at FSU. That is the beauty of it. We have all different types of people where you are sure to find your niche. Being a student here at FSU, I have been able to meet all different types of people and have had the opportunity to try all kinds of new things that I wasn't able to do in high school. The people are so friendly and there are so many clubs and ways to get involved. There is a place for everyone here at Florida State, and that is one of my favorite things about going to school here.

Ashley

While there are athletes, artists, musicians, ect. at Florida State, these stereotypical groups mesh. There isn't an invisible line drawn that separates the "nerds" from the "jocks." At Florida State, everyone gets along. No matter your age, gender, background, or major, everyone is friends with everyone.

Chelsea

At FSU, we are known for a being a big party school, but since I'm not into football or bars, I've found that Tallahassee has a great music scene, plethora of outdoor activities, and other types of entertainment to please people outside of the jock or party stereotype.

Anya

There are different stereotypes at my school. One is that "frat boys and sorority girls" party all the time and make t-shirts for every single event. But what people don't always recognize is that they do participate in meaningful activities, like service projects.

Joshua

It's inevitable though, I suppose, that this will be a question most inquiring students will ask. To be forward, the blatant stereotype of an FSU male student is to be a 'frat kid.' For females, it's to be not the brightest, and in a sorority! Now, to restate a very important fact about the prior statements: they are stereotypes. The obvious reasons for these being stereotypes, is that these are the primary students that visit other universities. Fraternities and sororities here will rent buses to drive to neighboring schools like UF for big football games and stay with their brothers for the weekend. Your average college student with a solid group of friends that goes to every other home game and focuses more on their school work etc. doesn't visit other schools as often and obviously isn't as open to a majority of the campus. The truth of the matter is that FSU is extremely diverse and you'll find plenty of those stereotypes all around campus, but you'll find just as many students having picnics out on Landis Green or over at the Strozier Library reading a good book!

Sara

Florida State is organized by subject matter. There are four main quadrants: English and art, business, science, and sports. Each section attracts different aspects of the social register. The English students are recognizable by their chain-smoking, reading on the steps, and general dislike of backpacks. Towards the business section, things get more professional. You see heels, suits, and presentations. The science and sports section look similar, with workout gear on and bulging backpacks, although the backpack size decreases towards the stadium. The stereotypes at FSU are aligned with these visible changes across the campus. There are many of the typical assumptions: jocks are rich, dumb, and want to get laid; sorority girls want to take advantage of these things, and are also rich, dumb, and want to get laid; English and art majors are hipsters who hate everyone except Kafka; science majors don't think deeper than their next grade, etc. There is also a school stereotype: it's easier to get an STD than a parking spot. This calls attention to the approximate 6,000 spots for 45,000 students, but don't believe this, parking is not that bad. After 2:30.

Megan

Florida State is a huge blend of different people, and yes, what you've heard is true - it's a big party school. There are always different events going on over the weekend, whether campus hosted like the concerts at Club Downunder, a frat party at Heritage Grove or a house party, there's always something going on. If partying isn't really your scene, there's a pretty big art scene at Florida State - the music department has lots of preformances, there are poetry slams both on and off campus, and a lot of free movies. Florida State also has a pretty big portion of students who are rabidly into Humans vs Zombies, which is a campus wide event that happens several times a year, and you're just as likely to run into a typical bro as you are someone who's carrying a nerf gun, loves Dr. Who and is way more into mythology than the latest sports scores.

Ezekeil

Before I came to FSU the first stereotype of Florida State students that I ever heard was that the students like to party and drink almost every night. While this is true for some students, my response to this stereotype after two semesters here is that Florida State students just know how to have a good time. There is always something going on here and that gives off a huge party college atmosphere but its really just an average, active university. Another stereotype that I've noticed and have to say, is very true is the amount of nerds that attend Florida State. You can't go anywhere without seeing or hearing something to do Doctor Who, Harry Potter, or Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The school even has a Dungeons and Dragons club among other things.

jbs10

When you think of FSU, you might immediately think football. The truth is, Florida State offers exceptional programs in the fine arts such as creative writing, dance, film, and music. The creative writing program, for example, is the best in the state. With distinguished writers such as David Kirby, R.M. Berry, and Robert Butler, it's no wonder this program is considered one of prestige, not only in Florida, but on a national stage as well. For sure, this university is more diverse than what the typical 'college town football' stereotype might have you believe.

Andrew

In recent popular culture magazine polls, Florida State University (FSU) has ranked in the number one spot for top party school in America. As of late, though, that prestigious title has slipped from this university and has been bestowed on another proud place of higher education. In the aftermath of loosing the title of number one party school in America, it could be hypothesized that the stereotypical FSU students can be found in an introspective party state. Wearing comfy flannel, flip flops and dark Ray Bans (all ready-to-party-clothes) at all times of the day can be expected of FSU students. This stereotype is fully accurate. Even the most advanced molecular biology classes are littered with five o'clock shadows and walk-of-shame clothes from yesterday.

Riesha

Funny you should mention this. I was walking down this long pathway that kind of look like the trail to see the wizard of oz, when I notices the princesses(the girls that are rich, belong to a sorority, and have the best clothes), the scarecrows(the skaterboys/girls that are kind of scruffy looking, but still dateable by memebers of their own clan), and the "jocks"(boys that walk around with no shirts to attract the princesses, but probably did not pass MAT1033). At first, I was like, "no way these people happen in real life?". But it is true. You do however, have those in betweens, where you do not know exactly what group they belong to-- thats me.

Ryan

There are two common stereotypes on the FSU campus. One, Florida State has been voted as having one of the “hottest student body” for the past few years. While this may be true in some cases, the campus is like many others; it is filled with people of all races, sizes, colors, and most important of all, interests. Even though the campus has a reputation of having attractive students, it is all in the eye of the beholder. What I find attractive may be completely different than what you do. Secondly, Tallahassee in general has a slight cloud over its head. And by cloud, I mean marijuana smoke. The city is home to three universities which teach anywhere between 20-40,000 students at each one. In the typical college life, there will be your groups of people who decide to experiment with drugs. However, that does not necessarily mean that you have to. Yes people do illegal things in the city and on campus, but it is ultimately your decision whether or not to get involved in those events.

Samantha

Florida State Students are some of the most spirited kids you'll find on any campus throughout the US. Not only in the sense of our devote policy to party every night of the week, celebrating every victory of our Seminole student body (weather it be small or significant) but also in the way of involvement. Students here at Florida State are not your typical go to class, sign in, space out and leave campus immediately as you are dismissed group of people, we stay on school grounds from sun up to sun down, participating in fundraisers, friendly protests, student events, working out at The Leach (FSU's gym) laying out in bikinis or playing frisbee on Landis Green, or reading under the shade of a tree. Bottom line, the students here at Florida State take pride in their school, and enjoy every activity and opportunity it provides. There is never a dull moment, or a indifferent school fan at Florida State.

Autumn

The most common stereotype at FSU is that of the Greek Life Partier. The stereotype of the modern Animal House is thought of any time one mentions that they are a member of Greek Life or that they are going to a Greek Life party. It probably doesn't help that we have been rated one of the top party schools in the country. Many people are under the mistaken impression that Greek Life is full of parties where alcohol flows freely and people need to be crazy to have a good time. This stereotype really isn't true. Yes, I will admit there are many parties and alcohol unfortunately does make an appearance at a few of them. However, the parties are not that crazy and drinking and flunking out because you party instead of doing school work is most certainly not true. In fact most of the Greek Life houses that I know of bring potential members in based on their academic achievement and not how well they play beer pong. So don't believe the stereotype of the Greek Life Partier, and don't let the fear of it drive you away from this school.

Ramona

All schools have stereotypes, and truth is, in a way, all schools live up to those stereotypes. When someone is trying to convince you against a school they always say, "Oh, that school is full of frats," or, "What a bunch of stoners". And yes, Florida State University is full of Frats and stoners, but show me a university that isn't. We may have a lot of parties, but we also have a lot of hard workers, and who's to say that someone can't be both. The students of FSU are the same as students anywhere, That's the great thing about University; you meet so many different people. There are plenty of people who follow the stereotypes, but the stereotypes do not take over the school,they add to it.

Ramona

All schools have stereotypes, and truth is, in a way, all schools live up to those stereotypes. When someone is trying to convince you against a school they always say, "Oh, that school is full of frats," or, "What a bunch of stoners". And yes, Florida State University is full of Frats and stoners, but show me a university that isn't. We may have a lot of parties, but we also have a lot of hard workers, and who's to say that someone can't be both. The students of FSU are the same as students anywhere, That's the great thing about University; you meet so many different people. There are plenty of people who follow the stereotypes, but the stereotypes do not take over the school,they add to it.

Katie

party animals that drink 24/7

Saralee

I would say that FSU is highly stereotyped as a major "party school." And, of course, with such a large following for our football team, I can see how many celebrations could arise. That being said, I'm a huge FSU fan but not an avid partier/drinker. And i believe this to be true for many, if not most, of FSU's students. One of the things I love the most about this university is the school spirit and I wouldn't trade it for anything. There's just something nonexchangeable about being truly proud of the college you're attending as well as hearing great things about from others. So even if a lot of FSU students do party as hard as they study, I still take comfort in knowing that I love where I go and will make a proud alum soon.

Christin

As a student at Florida State, I have heard most, if not all of the general stereotypes of the school. FSU is known for its pretty sorority girls, huge parties, and academic standings. In a way, I guess you can say most of this is true. As far as pretty girls go, there are definitely some, and definitely some that aren't as attractive. The same thing goes for the guys as well. FSU has a diverse mix of all kinds of people (that are involved in greek life, and those that are not), so finding a group that fits your personality is relatively easy. Like in any college town, parties occur every night of the week. These four years of your life are the ones that can make or break your future. There will be many opportunities to do things that you haven't done before, or know that isn't necesssarily right or legal, yet this is the time where you have to decided what kind of person you want to be. You're turning into a big girl/boy, so now is the time where you make adult decisions. Now, don't get me wrong, college is also the time to have fun before you get out into the real world, but it is very easy to get carried away. FSU definitely has it's party scenes, but it also offers countless clubs and organizations that may distract you from getting into trouble. Several colleges of the university are nationally ranked. I am currently in my third year as an interior design student, and I am very proud to say that my program is in the Top 5 in the nation. I'm sure that other programs are as well, and you can look them up if you'd like to see if yours is included. Overall, yes, Florida State has its jocks, frat kids, nerds, pretty girls, and socialites, but that is what makes FSU what it is. It's a diverse university on purpose so that everyone can feel welcomed. The atmosphere is extremely inviting, and professors show a true interest in their students. I have never felt like a number, or felt like I was lucky FSU decided to accept me. FSU makes it clear that they are lucky and excited to have you at their university.This school has allowed me to grow as a person and has made me who I am.

Alexandra

Florida State has a reputation as a big party school. True, we know how to get down over here, but academics are important too. The library is always packed.

Dara

The stereotype at FSU is that all of the girls are gorgeous, we party too much, and that we are all UF rejects. Yes, we do have pretty girls but so does every school... except UF. Yes, a lot of our students party, but if that isn't something you are into (like me) then you will have no trouble finding other people in the same boat as you. And no, we are not UF rejects. A lot of FSU students did not even apply to UF.

Tricia

I know FSU is known as a party school with an addiction to football but I feel like sometimes a side of us Seminoles is over looked. While I enjoyed my time there, I also worked hard to ensure that I could get into grad school. I just wish sometimes that people would recognize our academic achievements more.

Marcia

There are quite a bit of stereotypes at FSU, the most common is probably students being drunk all the time. While this stereotype is relatively accurate, most colleges are the same exact way.

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