Local Atmosphere

Location
Portland, OR
Undergrads
1,147
Tuition
$26,650
Admission Difficulty
Average
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4 College Senior

Local Atmosphere: San Marcos is located minutes from San Diego where one can experience a lively night scene. San Marcos is a quiet area with some nice pubs and eateries. There are many friendly people and with a short drive you can find most attractions.

Recent Alumnus

Local Atmosphere: I'm an online only student so I can't comment on this.

4 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: Alberta arts district is a couple blocks up and they have a great selection of restaurants and cool shops. There are lots of different community activities and things to do in downtown Portland.

5 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Portland Oregon is the greatest city I've ever been in.

5 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: The parks are great places to play. The scenery is Oregon is fantastic. The weather is mild year long.

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Student Polls

Rate the local atmosphere on the following topics    Based on 30 responses

Very poor
Excellent
  • 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 31 responses

  • 6% Painfully remote.
  • 10% In or near a big city, but there's not much to do off campus.
  • 13% Small town with plenty of charm.
  • 0% Vibrant college town. There's no big city, but there are plenty of things to do off campus.
  • 71% 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 31 responses

  • 13% There aren't any nearby schools.
  • 42% There are nearby schools, but students do NOT interact much.
  • 45% There are nearby schools that students often interact with.

Can you see yourself living here after graduation?    Based on 30 responses

  • 17% No way.
  • 27% Maybe, if I could find a good job.
  • 57% Totally.
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