Local Atmosphere

San Antonio, TX
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5 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: because ollu is located in san antonio, there are many events that happen on and off campus

5 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: San Antonio is a really big vibrant city. There is always something to do and if you can't find it you can find someone who can find it for you. The school is located in the West side of the city. Even though the surrounding area is less than great the school still is kept safe and are kept happy

5 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: San Antonio is a wonderful city. It is big, friendly and it has great stores and restaurants to go to. I would definitely live in San Antonio after I graduate. It is an amazing city all together. The local attitude towards students is very friendly, they encourage students to stay in school and to keep doing well. San Antonio has many social and cultural events going on all the time making the experience fun and educational at the same time.

3 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Some areas around the university are not good but some are

4 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: My local atmosphere is great. I never have a problem getting to where i need to get to.


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Forrest Maher
San Antonio, Texas
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San Antonio is a fun place for students. It is a major city known for landmarks such as The Alamo, River Walk, and the Tower of the Americas, and there is plenty to do to keep students entertained. There are various shopping centers, including North Star Mall, Quarry Market, and Rivercenter Mall, which are popular places for students to go. There is also a Six Flags amusement park, SeaWorld, and other tourist attractions. If you’re into sports, you can go to a San Antonio Spurs game. Downtown is a popular destination for Our Lady of the Lake University students, and they can watch a movie at the IMAX or other theaters, dine at a unique local restaurant, go to any of the clubs or bars around, or take a peaceful walk in the San Antonio Botanical Garden. San Antonio is also a major military city, so there are bases open to the public. There are also events and festivals that are celebrated in San Antonio, including the Texas Folklife Festival in June and Fiesta in April.

San Antonio is home to a number of other universities, such as a campus of the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), Incarnate Word, Trinity, and St. Mary's. Incarnate Word and St. Mary's are particularly friendly places. One thing to be aware of is that Our Lady of the Lake University is located in an area with a high crime rate, so it is advised that you never leave campus alone and in the dark.

Facts & Statistics

Fun Local Trivia
  1. The city is home to The Alamo, a famous battle site in the Texas War for Independence.
  2. San Antonio is the second largest city in Texas and the seventh largest in the nation.
  3. The Texas Folklife Festival is held in San Antonio and is for all the various ethnic groups in the state.
  4. The McNay Art Museum is Texas' first modern art museum.
  5. There are four military bases in San Antonio and two outside of the city.
Notable Natives
  • Carol Burnett - actress
  • Robert Cade - inventor of Gatorade
  • Sandra Cisneros - author
  • Joan Crawford - actress
  • Tommy Lee Jones - actor, lives in Terrell Hills
  • Shaquille O'Neal - NBA player, attended high school in San Antonio
  • Michelle Rodriguez - actress
  • George Strait - country singer
Points of Interest
  • The Alamo
  • McNay Art Museum
  • River Walk
  • San Antonio Botanical Garden
  • SeaWorld
  • Six Flags Fiesta Texas
  • Splashtown San Antonio
  • Tower of the Americas
Shopping Centers
  • North Star Mall
  • Quarry Market
  • River Walk
  • Rivercenter Mall
  • South Park Mall
Movie Theaters
AMC Rivercenter 9 and IMAX Theatre
849 E. Commerce
(210) 228-0351
Major Sports Teams
  • San Antonio Missions: minor league baseball
  • San Antonio Rampage: hockey
  • San Antonio Spurs: NBA
Distances to Nearest Major Cities
  • Austin: Texas: 1 hour, 15 minutes
  • Corpus Christi: Texas: 2 hours, 15 minutes
  • Houston: Texas: 3 hours

Student Polls

Rate the local atmosphere on the following topics    Based on 24 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 24 responses

  • 0% Painfully remote.
  • 12% In or near a big city, but there's not much to do off campus.
  • 0% Small town with plenty of charm.
  • 0% Vibrant college town. There's no big city, but there are plenty of things to do off campus.
  • 88% 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 24 responses

  • 0% There aren't any nearby schools.
  • 25% There are nearby schools, but students do NOT interact much.
  • 75% There are nearby schools that students often interact with.

Can you see yourself living here after graduation?    Based on 23 responses

  • 4% No way.
  • 48% Maybe, if I could find a good job.
  • 48% Totally.
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