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4 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: My college Rust is the best college. Not because it's my first college I've ever went to but its because Rust has and done everything that a college needs. Rust also meet their accreditation so it will be open for another ten years and I'm proud of my college. And wish it can stay open for another century.

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4 College Senior

Local Atmosphere: Holly Springs is a small town but it has a lot to offer, there are a lot of historical places in Holly Springs. It maybe small but with the right people you can find a lot of fun things to do.

1 College Senior

Local Atmosphere: Holly Springs is a retirement town so there isn't alot offered you have to travel to memphis,tn or tupelo,ms

5 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: I think Rust College stricttness at the school could be better, because its one of tge main reasons why students are leaving the school


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Destini Jones
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Rust College is in the small town of Holly Springs, Miss. As quaint and rich in history as the town is, there is pretty much nothing to do in the area, at least for the college student itching to get out and socialize with other people his or her age.

Everything closes by 11 p.m., so there is no late-night snacking. If you want some fun or excitement, you would have to drive 30 minutes to the city. Holly Springs is very conservative and very religious. It's a retirement town, as a lot of older people who have retired live in the area. However, a pro to this is that the crime rate is mild, so not a lot of students are involved in dangerous happenings, nor do they get hurt very often.

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Fun Local Trivia
The Robert Altman film "Cookie's Fortune" takes place in Holly Springs.
Notable Natives
  • Cassandra "Cassie" Davis - actress ("Tyler Perry's House of Payne")
  • Paul Maholm - MLB pitcher
  • Ida B. Wells-Barnett - African American journalist, newspaper editor, women's right activist
Points of Interest
  • Chewalla Lake & Holly Springs National Forest
  • Graceland Too!
  • Holly Springs Motorsports Park
  • The Ida B. Wells-Barnett Museum
  • Kate Freeman Clark Art Gallery
  • Kirkwood National Golf Club & Cottages
  • The Marshall County Historical Museum
  • Strawberry Plains Audubon Center
  • Wall Doxey State Park
Shopping Centers
The Funky Monkey at Tyson's
Movie Theaters
Malco Collierville Towne Cinema
380 Market Blvd.
(901) 681-2020
Distances to Nearest Major Cities
Memphis, Tenn.: : 45 minutes
Did You Know?
Graceland Too! is a house in Holly Springs where you can go in and tour a resident's home and his extensive Elvis collection.

Student Polls

Rate the local atmosphere on the following topics    Based on 10 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 9 responses

  • 0% Painfully remote.
  • 44% In or near a big city, but there's not much to do off campus.
  • 44% Small town with plenty of charm.
  • 11% Vibrant college town. There's no big city, but there are plenty of things to do off campus.
  • 0% 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 10 responses

  • 40% There aren't any nearby schools.
  • 10% There are nearby schools, but students do NOT interact much.
  • 50% There are nearby schools that students often interact with.

Can you see yourself living here after graduation?    Based on 9 responses

  • 44% No way.
  • 56% Maybe, if I could find a good job.
  • 0% Totally.
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