Local Atmosphere

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4 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: There is always something happening on and off campus. It is fun and exciting, yet can be relaxed and easy-going. From meeting new people to shopping at the famous Walmart, there is nothing better than having a close community that is always there for you.

3 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: There is an array of restaurants in the near vicinity. Not much activities off campus.

3 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: It is not the best. There is no good restaurants in the town, not anything to do, no malls, there is a movie theatre but it is not close to campus about a 10 minute drive and most students don't have cars. There's really not much to do in the town of Charleston unless you have a car to go drive 45-1hr away to get something good to eat or to the shopping malls.

3 College Senior

Local Atmosphere: It isnt the biggest town and there arent that many student. Maybe 10,000 and there are about 3 bars total. So the nightlife is okay, there isnt alot going on all the time.

4 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Love the small town atmosphere!


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Rate the local atmosphere on the following topics    Based on 57 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 57 responses

  • 16% Painfully remote.
  • 2% In or near a big city, but there's not much to do off campus.
  • 53% Small town with plenty of charm.
  • 26% 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 56 responses

  • 27% There aren't any nearby schools.
  • 21% There are nearby schools, but students do NOT interact much.
  • 52% There are nearby schools that students often interact with.

Can you see yourself living here after graduation?    Based on 56 responses

  • 48% No way.
  • 41% Maybe, if I could find a good job.
  • 11% Totally.



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