Florida State College at Jacksonville

Jacksonville, FL

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Florida State College at Jacksonville

Florida State College at Jacksonville

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Overall School Rating:

Rated 3.5 of 5 Stars 10 Review

Nightlife:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 2 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated 2.5 of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 3.5 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 3.5 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars

Student Ratings

Reviews for Florida State College at Jacksonville

Student at This School - Grad Year 2015

Overall Rating

Detailed Ratings

Nightlife:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 2 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated 2 of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Overall

Florida State College at Jacksonville is a small hometown college in my opinion. It has helped me transition from high school into college with ease. I have had a few hard classes but I have yet to receive lower than a B. The teachers are very one-on-one with you and make sure to make you feel comfortable in classes asking questions. I do wish I was able to afford to go to a big university and have a school football team and meet new people but for now this the best school for the money you pay! I am working on my A.A now and will finish my prerequisites for k-12 education hopefully very soon! The school has a very good aura about it and I am very pleased so far with it! My favorite part is being able to experience college with many of child hood friends! The nearest location to me is about 15 minutes away so that is where most of my graduating class ended up. If I had to give any students tips on what to exspect or how to help I would say to STUDY!! It is much harder than high school but you learn so much more!!

Academics

The school has actually a good amount of programs! I personally know because I have changed what I want to be 3 times and have researched all the programs they offer! I take 4 classes a semester which is 12 credit hours and work part time/ 3-5 days a week and sometimes it can be a busy work load but as long as I manage my time correctly then its not to hard! The class sizes also vary! The main core classes can have up to 40 students but the specific programs classes have as little as 6 students! I love the teachers that I have so far!

College Life

The college life is the only downfall of going to a small school. They have amazing fitness centers, cafeterias, student lounges and pretty good sports teams, but I would enjoy it if there was a football team or some sorority's maybe! Besides that the atmosphere is very welcoming and they always have different events going on and it is very cool!


Student at This School - Grad Year 2015

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Nightlife:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Overall

The school ok, and affordable for people that wanna save money, plus some campus like downtown, kent and south are ok, but not deerwood though. It's best to go to downtown to do paper work, it's a lot faster.

Academics

The are good, you meet a lot of good teacher's there( most of them are good). Most tachers will help ya, but then there are some well one I have that gave me an unfair grade, but lucky I passed the exit test to get the grade i should have gotten in the first place.

College Life

There are some go people that go to fscj, to learn and get a degree, then there are some that just go to get the school money buy high priced stuff and quit,the class, then there are some that just go to talk about people(gossip). Then are are some good people that's here to get a degree/have a little fun. But the lunch room food is over priced, it's best to bring your own lunch, or just get something for a $1.00 out the machines. As for clubs south campus have the best clubs.


Student at This School - Grad Year 2015

Overall Rating

Detailed Ratings

Nightlife:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 2 of 5 Stars
Overall

Florida State college in jacksonville is a pretty good campus especially for people who wanna save from from going to a out of stater university. Plus people who will go toa university later, who is getting to know what college is like. Some campuses are good and some aren't so good, but they are good in other ways. In the student paperwork/sign up office, there some some people who are really nice, male and female who will help ya, then there are some who won't tell ya all the info you need to know, and you have to find out for yourself, or ask somebody else.

Academics

Most of the professors are nice and good, and most of the class work these dfays are done on a computer to make things easier. South campus is the best it has tons of stuff to choose from. My opinion is deerwood, is not so great.

College Life

The social atmosphere is cool, if ya just want some pals to hang out with.There are some who come to campus to further they're education, then theres some who just come to get the school momey and quit, after 3 months or less.


Student at This School - Grad Year 2012

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Nightlife:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 2 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Overall

Overall FSCJ is a great school. The administration staff is great, they assist you with your goals to make you a successful graduate. They have a variety of campuses to better suit your learning style.

Academics

The classes are perfect, their not packed full of students so your able to get up close and personal with your professor. Workload depends on the professor. The majority of my professors were great. They helped me everyway they possibly could, succeed in their class.

College Life

Student life was exciting. It was good to hangout with students with the same goal as you. The activities were great, we would have live music, special artist. And many different events on campus. I enjoyed making new friends.


Student at This School - Grad Year 2010

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Nightlife:
Rated 1 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 1 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 1 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 1 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 1 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 2 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 1 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 1 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 1 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 1 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 1 of 5 Stars
Overall

The only people who slack off worse than the students, is the administration. They are unhelpful and totally clueless.

Academics

The academics were average, not too challenging or exciting.

College Life

This school has little to no college life.


Former Student - Last Attended 2010

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Detailed Ratings

Nightlife:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated 2 of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Overall

Whether you are looking for a two year or four year college, Florida State College at Jacksonville has the right programs for you. This college is comprised of eleven schools to help students of all backgrounds and interests achieve their educational and career goals. Offering classes in the morning, afternoon, evening, and nights. There are many people there to help you achieve your goals 100%, their fast paced, and do their best to be sure you are happy with the choices you make!

Academics

An education at the college is more affordable than you might think. Students who qualify for financial aid can take advantage of federal, state, institutional and private aid. Collapse QUICK FACTS Location:Southeast Setting:Large City Setting Type:Public Size:Very Large (+10,000 Undergrad) Undergraduate Enrollment:25,903 On Campus Housing:Unavailable Full Time Students:34%

College Life

Being on the campus for X amount of time this school has grown, the population is extraordinary. Athletes all over are doing their best to keep up with their academics, grades are very important to attend any sport while in school. We have Girls softball and basketball teams now! I hope to develop more sports along the way. Our journey is great!


Former Student - Last Attended 2009

Overall Rating

Detailed Ratings

Nightlife:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 2 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars

Overall Rating

Detailed Ratings

Nightlife:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Overall

I have never had such a problem starting school as I have had with this college. The placement test was unlike any I had ever taken. The reading section made absolutely no sense. I felt like I was trying to decipher a different language. The test was proctored at a U.S. Coast Guard base. The teacher at the base called the college because they made it almost impossible for her to log into their system so I could start the test. She spent 1 hour on the phone with them before they resolved the issue. The teacher was ready to reschedule me as she had other appointments. She told them she had followed their instructions but it was not allowing her access. She also told them she had never had this much trouble with any college she had ever done business with in the past and how unbelievable their system and rules are as it benefits no one. The problems I've had with this school are too numerous to mention them all so I'll only cover a few so there will be a lot left out. If it wasn't so difficult for me to obtain my high school transcripts due to the length of time I was in high school and them being in some storage building far from the high school, I would have found another college to attend a long time ago. I only wanted to take a few classes at this school then have my college transcripts transferred to another school so I could avoid having to start the process all over again but apparently its never going to happen. I can't afford their classes. They want over $1000 for one class. I was awarded financial aid but the amount continues to change where I'm receiving less each time. I went from $1750.00 a semester to $500.00 a semester, which will not even cover one class. I am unemployed, a displaced homemaker, have no money, and my son is currently supporting me. I need to be able to attend without paying until I graduate. They even require that you take a online information session about the different loans, which I did. I thought my tuition was covered and that if I did not qualify for aid that I would receive a loan but I am receiving nothing at this point. They are telling me now that I have to retake my placement test and that I will have to pay to retake it. They charge a fee and so does the college here in Texas. I have to come up with $78.00 to retake the test. No one at the school ever told me the scores were only good for a certain time. I did not find out until I completed the online orientation and was able to speak with an advisor and choose my classes. The online orientation was another problem in the way they have it set up and their instructions have steps that are left out. Its also difficult to find certain information on their website. If you call with a problem, you end up talking to several different people and each one will give you different information or a different answer to a question. If I cannot come up with the money soon to retake the placement test, I am going to tell them I will not be attending their school and I will find one here in Texas who will get my awarded amount of financial aid back and not charge me to take the placement test. I have wanted to start class for a long time but this school has made it impossible. I have been apologized to repeatedly from different people in different departments but that does not solve the problem. I just want to start college and not have to keep waiting. I could have had a degree in the amount of time it has taken. I have taken college classes in Michigan and California and never had a problem in doing so. I am going to call the colleges I attended and get my transcripts and see if I can use them to start college in Texas as I can't continue to wait. I don't understand why they have made it so hard for me to start class at their school. I am not a healthy person. I had three surgeries in 9 months time and a broken arm but aside from that, I have done my part and I think they need to do theirs. They are punishing me for that with the financial aid constantly decreasing. And now, I believe they are taking away the two grants I had received. I am not sure what to do at this point. But I am going to focus on starting school in Texas. I am sure I will get the help I need here and not the run around. I am not trying to be rude, just honest.

Academics

It would be very helpful if they offered more online programs. They have way too many prerequisites/co-requisites that most other colleges do not have. I would have to take four to six classes before I can take Anatomy & Physiology. Almost every class in my curriculum requires that English Comp I be taken prior but before I can take that, I would need the college prep reading class and it is full every semester. It's close to impossible to start class. They also have too many mandatory classes that you must take if attending their school, which tells me it's only about the money and not about helping their students succeed. I am not able to give you any other information since I have not been able to take not one class with them as of yet.

College Life

I have never been to the campus and have only spoken to them on the telephone and through email communication. Therefore, I am unable to describe the list of things above that you are asking about. I had planned to move to Jacksonville at one point in my life, after my divorce, but ended up in Pensacola then in Tampa instead. I re-established Florida residency on May 1, 2011 but ended up having to move to Texas to live with my son because I ran out of money and could no longer support myself. I grew up in Florida, moved every four years with my active-duty military husband, and continued to be a resident of Florida regardless of where I lived until I divorced in 2009. Now that I had to move again after re-establishing residency, I am back at out-of-state tuition, which I cannot afford. I am unemployed. I thought I could obtain a degree in the past two years I have been unable to find work but they make it impossible to start school there. They say they offer free tuition for displaced homemakers but I never received it. And when I was first awarded financial aid, I was having multiple surgeries (three surgeries in nine months) and laid up with a broken arm and out of commission for 9-12 months. You would think they would reinstate my financial aid award or give me free tuition based on the fact I am a displaced homemaker considering my health and it being out of my control. I am going to find a different college that has a staff of people who care and who will help me to start school and be able to support myself again.


Overall Rating

Detailed Ratings

Nightlife:
Rated 2 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 2 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars

Overall Rating

Detailed Ratings

Nightlife:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars

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