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5 College Senior

Local Area: Grand Rapids is absolutely wonderful. There is always things to do and places to go. I've never been bored. It's got a super hipster vibe. There are tons of obscure coffee shops and restaurants to explore. And the breweries!! They are never ending and it's amazing.

3 College Freshman

Local Area: Not much to do in grap

5 College Freshman

Local Area: Downtown GR is so fun! Lots to do

5 College Junior

Local Area: Grand Rapids is a lovely city, and not being from the area, I quickly fell in love after coming to it for college.

3 College Sophomore

Local Area: There isn't much to do in our town. You have to go to downtown to see some museums and such.There isn't TOO much to do though, and places close pretty early.

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Rate the local atmosphere on the following topics    Based on 44 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

  • 45% City living at its finest. There's always something fun and interesting going on.
  • 34% Vibrant college town. There's no big city, but there are plenty of things to do off campus.
  • 11% Small town with plenty of charm.
  • 9% 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 45 responses

  • 60% There are nearby schools that students often interact with.
  • 38% There are nearby schools, but students do NOT interact much.
  • 2% There aren't any nearby schools.

Can you see yourself living here after graduation?    Based on 45 responses

  • 40% Totally.
  • 53% Maybe, if I could find a good job.
  • 7% No way.

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