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5 College Senior

Local Area: Allen University is in the heart of Columbia, SC not far from area attractions, activities, cultural events, shopping, sports/recreation.

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2 College Freshman

Local Area: The community that Allen University is with in, is more of a rural area. There is a shopping center that has Family Dollar, Chinese restaurant and the Allen University campus mall. Across the street from the shopping center, there is Benedict College campus and KFC, which is a fast food restaurant. The school has only one activity and that's on Wednesday.

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4 College Freshman

Local Area: Its kind of scary walking off of campus you have to walk with friends but its alot of things you can do around school

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2 College Sophomore

Local Area: We are basically in the downtown area. There are a lot of homeless people that live not too far from the school

3 College Student

Local Area: Not Much to Do – Columbia is a big circle but nothing isnt really near. So you basically have to have a car or know somebody that does


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Student Polls

Rate the local atmosphere on the following topics    Based on 8 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 7 responses

  • 43% City living at its finest. There's always something fun and interesting going on.
  • 29% Vibrant college town. There's no big city, but there are plenty of things to do off campus.
  • 0% Small town with plenty of charm.
  • 14% In or near a big city, but there's not much to do off campus.
  • 14% Painfully remote.

What is the proximity to other universities? Is there much interaction?    Based on 7 responses

  • 86% There are nearby schools that students often interact with.
  • 14% There are nearby schools, but students do NOT interact much.
  • 0% There aren't any nearby schools.

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

  • 22% Totally.
  • 56% Maybe, if I could find a good job.
  • 22% No way.
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