Local Atmosphere

Location
Petersburg, VA
Undergrads
5,082
Tuition (in-state)
$16,388 ($7,420)
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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2 College Senior

Local Atmosphere: Petersburg is very small..not many things to do. Only one mall. People just drive to Richmond if they want something to do.

2 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: i can not stand the weather down here

3 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: This area is in the country there is absolutely nothing to do.

1 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: There is nothing to do. The history of the town is its claim to fame it is its downfall as well. Additionally, they have yet to remove the confederate flags from various locations around the town (including the highway). I'm not sure if they know that the war is over.

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3 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Some of the locals are racist. The mall and Walmart etc is kinda far away. Its a remote town. Nothing to really do.

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Student Polls

Rate the local atmosphere on the following topics    Based on 51 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 51 responses

  • 16% Painfully remote.
  • 33% In or near a big city, but there's not much to do off campus.
  • 22% Small town with plenty of charm.
  • 20% 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 51 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 51 responses

  • 39% No way.
  • 55% Maybe, if I could find a good job.
  • 6% Totally.

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