Local Atmosphere

Location
West Chester, PA
Undergrads
12,133
Tuition (in-state)
$18,446 ($8,620)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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4 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: The town of West Chester has a charm unique to its ties to the college. The Shops, roads, night life, and events center around, and aide the students in their vibrancy to be alive.

4 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: West Chester is a typical college town brimming with college students and nightlife. West Chester is loaded with variety of food options especially bar and grill type places. It is also about 20 miles West of Philadelphia which is packed with a variety of professional sports teams for fans.

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4 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: Very quiet and friendly town. There are plenty of things to see and try around and off campus.

3 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: I enjoy the small town and the amount of non-chain stores and restaurants that holds. I also like that the town has a Masonic Lodge Building, where a few lodges and an Eastern Star chapter meet, since I'm a Job's Daughter its kind of comforting

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Student Polls

Rate the local atmosphere on the following topics    Based on 45 responses

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  • 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 44 responses

  • 0% Painfully remote.
  • 2% In or near a big city, but there's not much to do off campus.
  • 25% Small town with plenty of charm.
  • 57% Vibrant college town. There's no big city, but there are plenty of things to do off campus.
  • 16% 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 43 responses

  • 16% There aren't any nearby schools.
  • 40% There are nearby schools, but students do NOT interact much.
  • 44% There are nearby schools that students often interact with.

Can you see yourself living here after graduation?    Based on 46 responses

  • 20% No way.
  • 63% Maybe, if I could find a good job.
  • 17% Totally.

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