Local Atmosphere

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3 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Most students tend to stay on-campus unless visiting friends living off-campus or going the beach. Patrick Henry Mall nearby is a nice option for any shopping that needs to be done!

3 Recent Alumnus

Local Atmosphere: It's in Newport News, which isn't the prettiest place to be, but Yorktown, Williamsburg, Busch Gardens and the Beach are all within a 30 minute commute.

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4 College Senior

Local Atmosphere: There are many opportunities for shopping, going out to a party, museums, or just a day at the beach. It is relatively easy to find something fun to to do off campus. The student community is very social and friendly so it is quite easy to go out and do something everyone enjoys or a nice place everyone likes going to.

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3 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Atmosphere is interesting, there's a variety of things to do off campus.

4 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: The off campus atmosphere has many opportunities for entertainment and recreational activities. However, most activities are quite costly and keep students from actively leaving the campus except for nearby beaches.


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Student Polls

Rate the local atmosphere on the following topics    Based on 46 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 45 responses

  • 33% City living at its finest. There's always something fun and interesting going on.
  • 27% Vibrant college town. There's no big city, but there are plenty of things to do off campus.
  • 4% Small town with plenty of charm.
  • 33% In or near a big city, but there's not much to do off campus.
  • 2% Painfully remote.

What is the proximity to other universities? Is there much interaction?    Based on 44 responses

  • 45% There are nearby schools that students often interact with.
  • 45% There are nearby schools, but students do NOT interact much.
  • 9% There aren't any nearby schools.

Can you see yourself living here after graduation?    Based on 45 responses

  • 16% Totally.
  • 64% Maybe, if I could find a good job.
  • 20% No way.


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