I’m currently a junior in high school and I’m in the process of searching for colleges. FSU really caught my attention and has almost everything I want in a school. (nice campus, party scene, academics, big sports school, good size) Also, I’m interested in finance and information systems, both of which FSU seems to excel at. I know that the school is made up of mostly kids from FL. I’ve been to SoFlo tons of times and have family in the ft Lauderdale/Boca Raton area and I know that, being from upstate New York, the people and the culture are not too different. However, I’ve never met anyone from (or even been) northern/ central FL or even some other southern states so I don’t know much about the southern culture. I’m from upstate New York. DISCLAIMER: For people who don’t know, upstate ny(Albany, Syracuse, Buffalo) is NOTHING like NYC. I live outside of Albany. It’s very rural and while New York is seen as liberal, a large portion of upstate ny is conservative. I’m not too worried about the change in culture if I attended FSU , however, my main concern is making friends and being excluded based on where I’m from and NY’s reputation. Also, I would want to join a frat and I am concerned about how being from the northeast will affect me getting a bid. Hence I have a couple questions.
1) Is there a lot of OOS kids at FSU? If so are a lot from NY?
2) are there any frats typically have a lot of oos kids?
3) is there a lot of southern culture at fsu/ will it be a culture shock?(I have nothing against southerns)
4) if u don’t think FSU will be a good fit, what other schools in FL should I take a look at?
Any input is very much appreciated!