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4 College Sophomore

Local Area: Very fun and interesting place. NOT expensive to do things or live here! Everything is nearby with good transportation, or walking. There's even street lights for BIKES!

4 College Senior

Local Area: I like portland, but I prefer my home town traffic

5 College Sophomore

Local Area: Everything in Portland is amazing! We have everything you can think of.

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4 College Senior

Local Area: San Marcos is located minutes from San Diego where one can experience a lively night scene. San Marcos is a quiet area with some nice pubs and eateries. There are many friendly people and with a short drive you can find most attractions.

4 College Junior

Local Area: Alberta arts district is a couple blocks up and they have a great selection of restaurants and cool shops. There are lots of different community activities and things to do in downtown Portland.

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Student Polls

Rate the local atmosphere on the following topics    Based on 35 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 35 responses

  • 69% City living at its finest. There's always something fun and interesting going on.
  • 3% Vibrant college town. There's no big city, but there are plenty of things to do off campus.
  • 14% Small town with plenty of charm.
  • 9% In or near a big city, but there's not much to do off campus.
  • 6% Painfully remote.

What is the proximity to other universities? Is there much interaction?    Based on 34 responses

  • 44% There are nearby schools that students often interact with.
  • 41% There are nearby schools, but students do NOT interact much.
  • 15% There aren't any nearby schools.

Can you see yourself living here after graduation?    Based on 35 responses

  • 54% Totally.
  • 31% Maybe, if I could find a good job.
  • 14% No way.
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