Local Atmosphere

Lynchburg, VA
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Very Hard
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3 College Senior

Local Atmosphere: I grew up in the area so im use to how lynchburg functions and know the go to places

5 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: I love how everyone is really friendly and nice to me

4 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Downtown Lynchburg is pretty cool. It's got a lot of nice restaurants and stores along Main Street. Closer to campus, there are a lot of restaurants (including at least one all-you-can-eat buffet), plenty of stores, a Regal Cinemas multiplex, and a smaller theater where tickets are just $2. Wards Road runs right by campus, and there are two tunnels under the railroad tracks (one for pedestrians, one for cars) so that nobody has to cross the tracks--or wait for trains to get off of them. Wards has a lot of the aforementioned restaurants and shops along it, as well as a Wal-Mart and a Sam's Club directly across from campus. There is also a pedestrian bridge over Wards directly across a small parking lot from the pedestrian tunnel, so there's no waiting for stoplights if you're on foot. As far as transportation goes, LU has multiple Zipcars on campus, and the Amtrak station is only about 10 or 15 minutes away.

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College Senior

Local Atmosphere: I am an online student.

College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: As an online student that lives in a different state, I do not know what the local atmosphere is like.


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Rate the local atmosphere on the following topics    Based on 267 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 260 responses

  • 3% Painfully remote.
  • 13% In or near a big city, but there's not much to do off campus.
  • 25% Small town with plenty of charm.
  • 45% Vibrant college town. There's no big city, but there are plenty of things to do off campus.
  • 14% 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 260 responses

  • 11% There aren't any nearby schools.
  • 52% There are nearby schools, but students do NOT interact much.
  • 38% There are nearby schools that students often interact with.

Can you see yourself living here after graduation?    Based on 259 responses

  • 22% No way.
  • 54% Maybe, if I could find a good job.
  • 24% Totally.



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