Local Atmosphere

Portales, NM
Tuition (in-state)
$9,861 ($4,350)
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3 College Student

Local Atmosphere: theres several good restaurants in town, but if you want to do anything you'll have to leave town like most students. Theres not much going on in Portales

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4 College Student

Local Atmosphere: The campus is in the middle of Portales and there is plenty to do like go to the city park or go to rotary pack or go grab a drink from all of the clubs here in Portales. You can also go to family dollar, Super Safe, Dollar tree, Dollar general also go get your hair cut or go to church also go get a new phone for you or for your relative or your friend from eithe Clear Talk, Virizon, or Boost mobile.

4 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Its a very small town and i feel very safe there

4 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: It's a great college town. Really not too much going on, but there are always things to do.

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1 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Nothing opens up before 9 and nothing stays open past 8. We have 1 bar and a walmart. The only reason the town has anything going on is because of the college.


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Rate the local atmosphere on the following topics    Based on 28 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 27 responses

  • 19% Painfully remote.
  • 11% In or near a big city, but there's not much to do off campus.
  • 52% Small town with plenty of charm.
  • 19% Vibrant college town. There's no big city, but there are plenty of things to do off campus.
  • 0% 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 27 responses

  • 52% There aren't any nearby schools.
  • 22% There are nearby schools, but students do NOT interact much.
  • 26% There are nearby schools that students often interact with.

Can you see yourself living here after graduation?    Based on 26 responses

  • 50% No way.
  • 38% Maybe, if I could find a good job.
  • 12% Totally.
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