Local Atmosphere

Athens, WV
Tuition (in-state)
$12,698 ($5,716)
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1 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: I personally love the town of Athens, where my university is located; however, others do not feel the same. Athens, WV is a very small town that only offers Concord University, Gino's (an Italian restaurant), and CVS. Additionally, there are a few number of apartments complexes, two banks, one gas station, and 5 churches in the community. One would need to drive 20 minutes for Wal-Mart, medical care, or restaurants. I grew up in a very rural community so I enjoy the peaceful life that Athens offers.

3 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: We have a mall nearby and restaurants.

5 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: The town people are really amazing and will do whatever it takes to make you safe. Concord University in Athens is amazing and I would recommend anyone to go there cause it is a great experience and there are plenty of store's like Walmart and Gamestop near by.

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2 Recent Alumnus

Local Atmosphere: Nothing much going on in Athens, WV or even Princeton, Wv for that matter. Concord University is the attraction.

4 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Athens is a very small town, but its located relatively close to Princeton which has plenty of things to do. The scenery is very beautiful all year and there are plenty of recreational opportunites at the different state parks in the area.

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Rate the local atmosphere on the following topics    Based on 22 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 22 responses

  • 5% Painfully remote.
  • 5% In or near a big city, but there's not much to do off campus.
  • 68% Small town with plenty of charm.
  • 14% Vibrant college town. There's no big city, but there are plenty of things to do off campus.
  • 9% 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 23 responses

  • 48% There aren't any nearby schools.
  • 35% There are nearby schools, but students do NOT interact much.
  • 17% There are nearby schools that students often interact with.

Can you see yourself living here after graduation?    Based on 23 responses

  • 4% No way.
  • 65% Maybe, if I could find a good job.
  • 30% Totally.


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