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Local Area


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3 College Freshman

Local Area: Small town. Not much to do. The Square is where most of the actions reside.

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4 College Sophomore

Local Area: The local atmosphere is small town. There are a lot of timeless restaurants as well as modern. The neighborhoods are small and quaint. There are a lot of cool things to discover that are a short walk or drive away.

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College Sophomore

Local Area: I don't go out much, but from what I have seen the local area is not bad.

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2 College Senior

Local Area: There is not anything to do in gainesville other than work

4 College Junior

Local Area: Outside of the constant activities and events happening on campus, there are numerous events happening at the square, which is walking distance from campus. There are farmers markets, art galleries, book sales, concerts, poetry readings and so much more! There are several parks within walking distance from campus for outdoor sports. Students often go to the indoor and outdoor malls, movie theaters, and restaurants. There is a locally owned restaurant right on the edge of campus where students and faculty often go for lunch!


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Student Polls

Rate the local atmosphere on the following topics    Based on 33 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 33 responses

  • 6% City living at its finest. There's always something fun and interesting going on.
  • 24% Vibrant college town. There's no big city, but there are plenty of things to do off campus.
  • 52% Small town with plenty of charm.
  • 18% In or near a big city, but there's not much to do off campus.
  • 0% Painfully remote.

What is the proximity to other universities? Is there much interaction?    Based on 32 responses

  • 47% There are nearby schools that students often interact with.
  • 31% There are nearby schools, but students do NOT interact much.
  • 22% There aren't any nearby schools.

Can you see yourself living here after graduation?    Based on 32 responses

  • 16% Totally.
  • 50% Maybe, if I could find a good job.
  • 34% No way.


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