Local Atmosphere

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4 College Senior

Local Atmosphere: The scenery is great as this school is located within the confines of the redwood trees and the forest which is practically in the school's backyard. There aren't many things to do off-campus at night as there are only three bars and nothing else. However, HSU tends to throw activities on campus such as a movie night or free lectures and music recitals for students to attend.

4 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Great camping and outdoor activities. Shopping and number of things to do may disappoint if you are attached to the large city life.

4 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: I love where my school is, the beach, the forest, it is so beautiful! I just wish I had a car to see it all and do everything I can that I can't do in my hometown.

5 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: The town is really college student based and is very friendly to us students.

4 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Very down to earth, great farmers market and the local artists are more then willing to talk to students and their guests.


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Rate the local atmosphere on the following topics    Based on 72 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 68 responses

  • 0% City living at its finest. There's always something fun and interesting going on.
  • 34% Vibrant college town. There's no big city, but there are plenty of things to do off campus.
  • 59% Small town with plenty of charm.
  • 0% In or near a big city, but there's not much to do off campus.
  • 7% Painfully remote.

What is the proximity to other universities? Is there much interaction?    Based on 68 responses

  • 26% There are nearby schools that students often interact with.
  • 10% There are nearby schools, but students do NOT interact much.
  • 63% There aren't any nearby schools.

Can you see yourself living here after graduation?    Based on 67 responses

  • 24% Totally.
  • 52% Maybe, if I could find a good job.
  • 24% No way.



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