Local Area

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3 College Sophomore

Local Area: The mall is across the street but there are no 18+ clubs and it is difficult to get a job off campus and the on campus jobs are hard to come by. Every party you have to pay for and that can be difficult if you do not have a job. The parties get shut down to quickly by the police. If the university had a Division 1 football team then it would bring more people to the town. The town is not very inclined towards college students.

3 College Sophomore

Local Area: The local atmosphere in Columbus is pretty average. You can always find something to do but the activities are limited depending on where you go.

4 College Freshman

Local Area: I personally like the little town paradigm and it is nice change of pace from giant cities like Atlanta.

3 College Junior

Local Area: Night life could be much better!

3 College Sophomore

Local Area: Local atmosphere was decent. Campus us located directly across from the mall which is very convenient. There is also a park and plenty of trails down the street from the school. Downtown life was historically pretty.

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Rate the local atmosphere on the following topics    Based on 58 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 59 responses

  • 27% City living at its finest. There's always something fun and interesting going on.
  • 27% Vibrant college town. There's no big city, but there are plenty of things to do off campus.
  • 25% Small town with plenty of charm.
  • 19% In or near a big city, but there's not much to do off campus.
  • 2% Painfully remote.

What is the proximity to other universities? Is there much interaction?    Based on 58 responses

  • 43% There are nearby schools that students often interact with.
  • 40% There are nearby schools, but students do NOT interact much.
  • 17% There aren't any nearby schools.

Can you see yourself living here after graduation?    Based on 58 responses

  • 19% Totally.
  • 55% Maybe, if I could find a good job.
  • 26% No way.

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