Local Atmosphere

Joliet, IL
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4 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: I have lived in this town all my life. It has a great sense of history.

3 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Not much to do when off campus. The local area around campus is not a good area. Campus dining is not good, and parking is horrible.

5 Recent Alumnus

Local Atmosphere: I love the friendly feel as you walk through campus. Everyone on campus is so nice and willing to help out. Not to mention, we just got a new President, and he is really turning things around!

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4 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: A very good school with a small but close community. Although if you don't live on campus its hard to get into that community.

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4 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Joliet considered s city, so it is bigger than most towns. Joliet gives a vibe of suburbia and the actual city of Chicago. Joliet has a lot to offer. There are a couple of shopping malls within a 20 minutes drive. Joliet downtown offers a lot of diversity of shopping centers, food, and entertainment. The expressway is also nearby the school for easy access.


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Rate the local atmosphere on the following topics    Based on 16 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 18 responses

  • 6% Painfully remote.
  • 28% In or near a big city, but there's not much to do off campus.
  • 22% Small town with plenty of charm.
  • 22% Vibrant college town. There's no big city, but there are plenty of things to do off campus.
  • 22% 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 17 responses

  • 18% There aren't any nearby schools.
  • 18% There are nearby schools, but students do NOT interact much.
  • 65% There are nearby schools that students often interact with.

Can you see yourself living here after graduation?    Based on 19 responses

  • 11% No way.
  • 42% Maybe, if I could find a good job.
  • 47% Totally.


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