LRHS seniors are preparing for their futures after high school. Some are touring prospective schools. Campus tours help students learn about the college or university’s facilities, student life, academics, and programs. Seeing and learning about different schools can be helpful when determining where to apply.  

Mikaela Campbell – Mustangs Ahead

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- As college applications deadlines are coming to an end, I decided, along with a few friends, to tour Florida State University (FSU) on Oct. 26. And after this experience, I decided that this college is my top choice.

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FSU is a top choice for some college-bound Mustangs.

After signing up online, we arrived at the visitor center which is located next to the football stadium. Once we signed in we received a packet of information to conduct a self-guided tour or a tour with a guide.

I really enjoyed the college town and the atmosphere, as well as the variety of housing options. The school itself was very nice and the campus was big compared to other colleges I’ve toured.

FSU has 384 buildings on 1,633 acres.  There are currently 32,812 students enrolled.

Fellow Mustangs with me were impressed, too.

Senior Tanna Cochrane stated, “It was interesting to view the students’ work in the walk-through gallery and what they were capable of.”

Senior Cole McClellan shared, “While walking around I noticed everyone is very reserved, and I like how many extra-curricular activities you can get involved in.”

For fall enrollment, the accepted freshman profile for 2018 includes: 4.3 average GPA; 30 average ACT composite score; 1340 average SAT score.