Local Atmosphere

Reading, PA
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4 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: There are a lot of food places, including two wawas within 15 minutes. There is a mall close by as well.

1 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Super Ghetto right outside the school.

2 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: You have to go to the next town over (Wyomissing) in order to get out of the slum areas of Reading. Reading does have it's good parts and some nice shops, but they are closer to Wyomissing. The city is in bad shape closer to campus, but it still has places to visit and things to do. Wyomissing is a LOT safer and cleaner than Reading.

College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: The location of the college verges on the edge of the city. Busses do come through, however, the city is very much attuned to car-traveling. Aside from grocery, drug and convenience stores, you need transportation in order to get around, especially if you wish to do things off campus. The college is situated near a residential area, and car traffic can get pretty heavy. The drivers aren't pleased having to stop and wait for college students to cross.

3 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Reading isnt the safest city. i wish Albright was in a different location. As long as you dont go down 13th street you are safe. the nature and scenary though i spectacular. Albright has a beautiful campus and the residential areas are beautiful.


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Rate the local atmosphere on the following topics    Based on 18 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 18 responses

  • 11% Painfully remote.
  • 56% In or near a big city, but there's not much to do off campus.
  • 11% Small town with plenty of charm.
  • 11% Vibrant college town. There's no big city, but there are plenty of things to do off campus.
  • 11% 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 18 responses

  • 11% There aren't any nearby schools.
  • 56% There are nearby schools, but students do NOT interact much.
  • 33% There are nearby schools that students often interact with.

Can you see yourself living here after graduation?    Based on 18 responses

  • 39% No way.
  • 56% Maybe, if I could find a good job.
  • 6% Totally.


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