No. Many students at this age and stage of their lives are "non-praticing." On the outskirts of the university just off campus you will find student ministries for various churches. They often have free meals during exams. They are resources for those who are interested and want to be involved, or are there for drop in students. But no hard sell. If you want to be involved you can find a home. If you are not religious, it will not be a problem. If you are agnostic or atheist, you will find others just like yourself.
we are from nyc metro area, our s is just starting his sophmore year and you should have no issues being from oos. As you can imaging, initially many of the IS students may know each other from high school and tend to stick together. However, they are very open to meeting new friends, especially from oos. you just need to be a bit proactive and social.
I think I read somewhere that the political leaning was 50/50. Kids tend to be lib in college even in the South (unless you're at a Christian college). Tallahassee is a pretty liberal city, I believe.
Anyways, I will be going there in the spring and I'm originally from MD. I consider myself to be moderate/libertarian/a bit left-leaning.. if that says anything.
Just wondering why you're leaving the great state.. that's all :P Univ Maryland is good.
Yeah, I know, but this might sound stupid but i really really hate the cold, and I want to be involved with politics so i figure Tallahasse is a great town for politics being in the state capital. Also I am liberal so going south is kinda not to much of a option...