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Local Area


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2 College Sophomore

Local Area: Geneva is a really small town. The locals are generally very kind and gracious (despite some of the students being quite elitist/ condescending towards "townies") but there isn't much to do. Downtown Geneva is a couple of blocks with a few decent restaurants and small stores. There's a small movie theater that only plays 5 wide releases at a time. Not a lot going on.

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3 College Sophomore

Local Area: Small town with not much public transportation. What's good is that all the restaurants are local, not many/any chains, and they love when students come. Students provide much of the nightlife.

2 College Freshman

Local Area: The town dislikes the college students in all aspects. It's regarded as poverty-stricken. Professors don't even live in the town. There are strained relationships between the students and the residents. There aren't many attractions besides wine, which is only accessible for students 21+. It takes at least 45 minutes to get anywhere remotely attractive and is five hours away from major cities (New York/Boston). Airport transportation is costly and not available through the Colleges unless over a major break.

2 College Sophomore

Local Area: It's an hour and a half to the nearest airport, large concert venue or train station.

3 College Freshman

Local Area: pretty much in the middle of nowhere, but most of the stuff happens on campus. its still nice to go into town though


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Student Polls

Rate the local atmosphere on the following topics    Based on 28 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 28 responses

  • 0% City living at its finest. There's always something fun and interesting going on.
  • 0% Vibrant college town. There's no big city, but there are plenty of things to do off campus.
  • 57% Small town with plenty of charm.
  • 4% In or near a big city, but there's not much to do off campus.
  • 39% Painfully remote.

What is the proximity to other universities? Is there much interaction?    Based on 28 responses

  • 4% There are nearby schools that students often interact with.
  • 36% There are nearby schools, but students do NOT interact much.
  • 61% There aren't any nearby schools.

Can you see yourself living here after graduation?    Based on 28 responses

  • 4% Totally.
  • 18% Maybe, if I could find a good job.
  • 79% No way.


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