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3 College Sophomore

Local Area: We don't exactly advertise what we're known for; The Pony Express. Are oldest and neatest buildings are left to fall apart rather than being renovated like they should, and you find them in crappy parts of town. More bushes and attractive flower beds could be set up around town, and unclean buildings fixed up. I'm not a night person but even I know there isn't hardly any sort of night life unless you want to create your own party. Saint Joe also welcomes students; it means more money!

4 College Freshman

Local Area: It's okay in Saint Joseph, but there is not much to do around town.

3 Recent Alumnus

Local Area: There are a few activities in St. Joseph, MO.

4 College Sophomore

Local Area: I think Saint Joseph is a great little city with much to do!

4 College Junior

Local Area: One part of St. Joseph is not in good condition and does not have a good atmosphere. The other part of town has a much better atmosphere with great shopping and food selection and seems generally safer. If you like more spread out areas, St. Joseph is a great town with the norms of a city but not as closely packed together.

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Student Polls

Rate the local atmosphere on the following topics    Based on 32 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 33 responses

  • 21% City living at its finest. There's always something fun and interesting going on.
  • 18% Vibrant college town. There's no big city, but there are plenty of things to do off campus.
  • 12% Small town with plenty of charm.
  • 48% 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 32 responses

  • 53% There are nearby schools that students often interact with.
  • 25% There are nearby schools, but students do NOT interact much.
  • 22% There aren't any nearby schools.

Can you see yourself living here after graduation?    Based on 32 responses

  • 16% Totally.
  • 59% Maybe, if I could find a good job.
  • 25% No way.
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