Local Atmosphere

Location
Poughkeepsie, NY
Undergrads
4,768
Tuition
$30,090
Admission Difficulty
Hard
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3 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: The town of Poughkeepsie can be a bit nerve-racking, but I don't usually feel unsafe. The mall is great and also there are little towns that we can visit, which are only about 20 minutes away. There are a ton of local wineries, apple farms, etc. which is fun. Also anything you need is right down route 9. Very convenient.

3 College Student

Local Atmosphere: Marist is in Poughkeepsie which is a really bad city. Not much to do off campus.

2 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: There's nothing to do in Poughkeepsie except a lame mall. Not to mention it's a bad are with lots of crime

3 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Poughkeepsie isn't in the best neighborhood in the world, but there are a lot of things to do around town. It's nice having a train station five minutes from campus because if you wanted to take the train to New York City for the day, you can!

3 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Poughkeepsie is generally a "sketchy" town but that does not mean that surrounding areas aren't any good. Hyde Park and other areas are awesome to visit and Potown has its perks too.

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Student Polls

Rate the local atmosphere on the following topics    Based on 29 responses

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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 30 responses

  • 13% Painfully remote.
  • 27% In or near a big city, but there's not much to do off campus.
  • 3% Small town with plenty of charm.
  • 47% Vibrant college town. There's no big city, but there are plenty of things to do off campus.
  • 10% 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 29 responses

  • 0% There aren't any nearby schools.
  • 79% There are nearby schools, but students do NOT interact much.
  • 21% There are nearby schools that students often interact with.

Can you see yourself living here after graduation?    Based on 29 responses

  • 45% No way.
  • 41% Maybe, if I could find a good job.
  • 14% Totally.

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