Local Atmosphere

Buckhannon, WV
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4 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: We have many on campus activities to always choose from. Although, not that many off campus options. Campus is very safe, full hour security. Campus is always extremely beautiful and clean.

3 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: Buckhannon is a nice small town. There isn't a lot to do on the weekends but there are a few options.

4 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Though there is not much to do indoors, the town and surrounding areas are full of things to do with friends. Locals are more than happy to give advice or suggestions of things to do or places to go as well.

3 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: If you like anture and outdoors, this is a great fit. There is limited stuff to do, but programs on campus like OUtdoor Rec really help out. Also, just going out and exploring will give you a lot of stuff to do.

5 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Buckhannon is a small town with a big town feel. There are local museums and cultural activities nearby. Civil war re-enactments in the fall. There are local restaurants that have great food and deliver to hungry college students in the dorms. There is a Walmart in town. Elkins is about 25 minutes away. Morgantown (WVU) is about an hour away.


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Rate the local atmosphere on the following topics    Based on 14 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 15 responses

  • 7% Painfully remote.
  • 7% In or near a big city, but there's not much to do off campus.
  • 87% 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.
  • 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 14 responses

  • 14% There aren't any nearby schools.
  • 36% 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 14 responses

  • 43% No way.
  • 50% Maybe, if I could find a good job.
  • 7% Totally.
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