Local Atmosphere

Alcorn State, MS
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3 College Senior

Local Atmosphere: There are two different campuses for my school. I have had the opportunity to live at both. The main campus is really remote. The nearest town is 15 minutes away, and there is only one small town grocery store, about 3 dollar stores (dollar general, freds, and family dollar), two main eateries (sonic and chinese restaurant) there is also a chicken place inside a gas station. about 30 minutes away from the main campus is the Nursing campus which is located in a bigger city. In this city there are thousands of ood options (mcdonalds, burger king, pizza hut, dominos, wendy's, kfc, taco bell, chinese restaurants, casinos, hole in the walls, coffee shops, downtown restaurants, seafood, etc.). The is also a WALMART here along with other shopping centers. the mall doesn't offer many choices. But an hour and a half away are larger cities who offer more.

3 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: It's in the middle of the country and there aren't many things to do.

4 College Senior

Local Atmosphere: There are a lot of trees. Basically, our is located in the country. We have a great workout gym and recreation center where we can play basketball and other stuff. The attitude here are extremely average.

College Student

Local Atmosphere: this is my first year here, and Im just getting started

4 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: My school is as safe as will get you. The location is off in the woods where you are surrounded by your peers everyday. The only down part about my school is that you have to travel a good ways if you wanted a dinner, go shopping or even a good gas station.

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Rate the local atmosphere on the following topics    Based on 23 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 24 responses

  • 38% Painfully remote.
  • 4% In or near a big city, but there's not much to do off campus.
  • 38% Small town with plenty of charm.
  • 17% Vibrant college town. There's no big city, but there are plenty of things to do off campus.
  • 4% 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 22 responses

  • 73% There aren't any nearby schools.
  • 5% There are nearby schools, but students do NOT interact much.
  • 23% There are nearby schools that students often interact with.

Can you see yourself living here after graduation?    Based on 24 responses

  • 46% No way.
  • 42% Maybe, if I could find a good job.
  • 12% Totally.
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