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2 College Freshman

Local Area: there's is pretty much nothing to do here. only one mall with little stores not very much to shop, everything is so far away. etc

3 College Freshman

Local Area: This is a small town with a bursting community that is beyond supportive of the students here at ASU which is always a great feeling. Although the area is small we make the most out of it with events held by local businesses on the weekends and many shops in the downtown area. You can always find the community holding an event on the weekends as unity plays a big part around here.

3 College Freshman

Local Area: To me, everything is perfect considering I'm from a really small town.

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3 College Senior

Local Area: It's a great place to retire or raise a family but it's pretty boring otherwise..

3 College Junior

Local Area: There are plenty of restaurants and bars, but I personally wish there were more activists around town in general, if your 18 or 21.


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San Angelo is a city that thinks of itself as a small Texas town. It has a small mall, Walmart, Sam's Club, and many other major stores and restaraunts, but it never feels too big or too crowded. Those from larger cities might feel the town is boring because of the lack of variety, but those from smaller towns enjoy the conveniences that San Angelo has to offer. In recent years, the downtown area of San Angelo has really started to liven up, and now many people enjoy shopping at the boutiques and specialty stores. For those who prefer shopping local, downtown San Angelo is perfect.

As far as the campus goes, it is small and friendly, and there is usually something going on every week. ASU takes care to have many events in the beginning of the academic year to give students time to meet new people and forge friendships. The residence halls also make sure to have events throughout the year to allow students to meet others who live in their same dorms. The ASU campus is friendly in the West Texas fashion, as most students are from the surrounding area. Students are not afraid to approach each other or make small talk in the elevator.

Facts & Statistics

Notable Natives
  • Crawford Goldsby - better known as "Cherokee Bill"
  • David Hulse - professional baseball player
  • Los Lonely Boys - music group
  • Greg Maddux - baseball player, four-time Cy Young Award winner
  • Fess Parker - actor
  • Ernest Tubb - country music singer
Local Slang
The Black Hole: San Angelo is described as a black hole in that if you've ever lived there once, you will come back and live there forever.
Points of Interest
Fort Concho
Shopping Centers
Sunset Mall
Movie Theaters
Cinemark Tinseltown USA
4425 Sherwood Way
San Angelo
(325) 223-0354
Major Sports Teams
San Angelo Colts: Minor league baseball
Distances to Nearest Major Cities
  • Abilene, Texas: : 2 hours
  • Austin, Texas: : 3 hours, 45 minutes
  • Fort Worth, Texas: : 4 hours, 15 minutes
  • Lubbock, Texas: : 3 hours, 30 minutes
  • San Antonio: : 3 hours, 45 minutes
Did You Know?
The band Los Lonely Boys is from San Angelo. They are known for their hit "How Far Is Heaven."

Student Polls

Rate the local atmosphere on the following topics    Based on 65 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 66 responses

  • 2% City living at its finest. There's always something fun and interesting going on.
  • 44% Vibrant college town. There's no big city, but there are plenty of things to do off campus.
  • 36% Small town with plenty of charm.
  • 14% In or near a big city, but there's not much to do off campus.
  • 5% Painfully remote.

What is the proximity to other universities? Is there much interaction?    Based on 65 responses

  • 14% There are nearby schools that students often interact with.
  • 32% There are nearby schools, but students do NOT interact much.
  • 54% There aren't any nearby schools.

Can you see yourself living here after graduation?    Based on 65 responses

  • 22% Totally.
  • 58% Maybe, if I could find a good job.
  • 20% No way.


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