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4 College Student

Local Area: My school is wonderful! I love the campus because it has fun activities and we are really into sports. Our campus has wonderful safety they have officers that can walk you anytime you need it. The campus is also well kept and looks beautiful every season!

3 College Freshman

Local Area: It is not bad but it is not the place for me.

4 College Junior

Local Area: I have lived here my whole life, I like it here and can always find something to do. There is the park, the nature center, the dirt biking area, the reservoir, and a little drive will take you to the mountains or Bishop's Castle. There are even plenty of things to do in the winter.

4 College Sophomore

Local Area: Everyone is really nice here. It's very open and welcoming.

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3 College Sophomore

Local Area: not bad but not great


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Pueblo is a college town. Since the University is what makes up most of the population, there are students everywhere. Some restaurants and stores in town offer discounts for CSU-P students, as well. Pueblo is about a 40-minute drive from Colorado Springs, and Colorado Springs is where all of the attractions, sightseeing, and shopping areas are. Students usually head over to Colorado Springs on the weekends to hang out and do some errands. Some of the famous big things to do in Colorado Springs include Garden of the Gods, Seven Falls, an old ghost town, the Incline, Pikes Peak, and other sightseeing adventures. These attractions take a few hours each to get to, so taking advantage of everything Colorado Springs has to offer will take a few weeks.

Pueblo has a downtown where there are a lot of little shops and restaurants, but not much else goes on in the town. The dorms clear out on the weekends due to people going to Colorado Springs or back home. The convenient thing about Pueblo is that there is hardly any crime. Although there aren't many police officers around, they're not needed too much anyway, so there is no trouble going out late with your friends. Also, there is only one theater in town; it's about a mile from the school, and since it's small, there aren't a lot of showings.

Facts & Statistics

Points of Interest
  • Buell Children's Museum
  • El Pueblo Museum
  • Lake Pueblo State Park
  • Memorial Hall
  • Nature and Raptor Center
  • Rosemount Museum
  • Sangre de Cristo Arts & Conference Center
  • Steelworks Museum of Industry & Culture
  • Union Avenue Historic District
Shopping Centers
Pueblo Mall
Movie Theaters
Cinemark Tinseltown - Pueblo
4140 N. Freeway
(800) 326-3264 ext. 1108
Distances to Nearest Major Cities
  • Denver: CO: 2 hours
  • Santa Fe: NM: 4 hours
Did You Know?
Pueblo, Colo., is called "Home of the Heroes" because of the fort that is located in the town. There are several war heros who live and were trained in Pueblo.

Student Polls

Rate the local atmosphere on the following topics    Based on 41 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 43 responses

  • 5% City living at its finest. There's always something fun and interesting going on.
  • 28% Vibrant college town. There's no big city, but there are plenty of things to do off campus.
  • 33% Small town with plenty of charm.
  • 21% 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 42 responses

  • 33% There are nearby schools that students often interact with.
  • 33% There are nearby schools, but students do NOT interact much.
  • 33% There aren't any nearby schools.

Can you see yourself living here after graduation?    Based on 41 responses

  • 24% Totally.
  • 44% Maybe, if I could find a good job.
  • 32% No way.



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