Local Atmosphere

Location
Durham, NC
Undergrads
5,602
Tuition (in-state)
$15,773 ($5,200)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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4 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: It's great. We have the Durham Bulls baseball team, Southpoint shopping area that has concerts on the mall, beautiful museums, arts, broadway plays and concerts at the Durham Performing Arts center, etc. Duke University, UNC, NC State University, Saint Augustine's University, and many other universities are close by. Greensboro and Charlotte events are not that far away.

3 Recent Alumnus

Local Atmosphere: The city my school is in is slow. There isn't a lot of fun attractions around. You have to make your own fun.

3 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: The transportation system is okay. There are buses that take students to malls.

2 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: It's very dangerous and ghetto on the outside of the campus. There is the mall and movies and places to go though.

4 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Easy access to everything because city bus goes everywhere if you have no car.

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Student Polls

Rate the local atmosphere on the following topics    Based on 42 responses

Very poor
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 42 responses

  • 7% Painfully remote.
  • 38% In or near a big city, but there's not much to do off campus.
  • 10% Small town with plenty of charm.
  • 24% Vibrant college town. There's no big city, but there are plenty of things to do off campus.
  • 21% 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 41 responses

  • 2% There aren't any nearby schools.
  • 17% There are nearby schools, but students do NOT interact much.
  • 80% There are nearby schools that students often interact with.

Can you see yourself living here after graduation?    Based on 41 responses

  • 24% No way.
  • 51% Maybe, if I could find a good job.
  • 24% Totally.
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