Local Atmosphere

Albany, GA
Tuition (in-state)
$17,816 ($5,912)
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3 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: The attractions in Albany are good but could be better.

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3 College Senior

Local Atmosphere: Albany, Ga is a small city in South Georgia. There is a civic center that host major events here. They have a aquarium downtown in River Front Park. It also is home to Ray Charles park that was dedicated to the native of Albany. This is all within walking distance from campus. There is a Zoo here called Chehaw Park. The Albany Mall is on the west side of the city near most of the major shopping venues. There is a movie theater also located in West Albany. Some popular events include: Albany Snicker Marathon, Albany Madi Gras Festival, and Fourth Of July events. As for the Arts, we have The Albany Museum, The Albany Symphony Orchestra, The Albany Chorale, The Albany Theatre, and more. Albany State Universities Homecoming is one of the largest events held yearly. The city welcomes students and Alumni for events.

3 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: I'm from here and I just mostly be with my family.

3 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: It's like any other place

2 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Albany, Georgia isn't the best place to be for school. It's very remote and boring here. I don't really enjoy it. The mall doesn't have much of a variety you also need a car to get wherever you want to go.


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Rate the local atmosphere on the following topics    Based on 40 responses

Very poor
  • Cost of living
  • Dining
  • Friendliness of locals toward students
  • Museums/cultural attractions
  • Nightlife
  • Parking
  • Parks and recreation
  • Professional sports
  • Safety
  • Scenery
  • Shopping
  • Transportation

What is the local atmosphere like at your school?    Based on 40 responses

  • 15% Painfully remote.
  • 12% In or near a big city, but there's not much to do off campus.
  • 32% Small town with plenty of charm.
  • 30% Vibrant college town. There's no big city, but there are plenty of things to do off campus.
  • 10% City living at its finest. There's always something fun and interesting going on.

What is the proximity to other universities? Is there much interaction?    Based on 40 responses

  • 10% There aren't any nearby schools.
  • 32% There are nearby schools, but students do NOT interact much.
  • 58% There are nearby schools that students often interact with.

Can you see yourself living here after graduation?    Based on 40 responses

  • 40% No way.
  • 52% Maybe, if I could find a good job.
  • 8% Totally.


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