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3 College Junior

Local Area: It is a very small town. There is not really much to do.

3 College Sophomore

Local Area: It's very isolated from everything else, we have to travel out just to go to the mall.

3 College Student

Local Area: There is a small downtown area about a mile away from school that has little shops and restaurants but other than that there isn't much to do. On the weekends theres always a party so that fills the void of going out and doing stuff.

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4 College Freshman

Local Area: Small friendly town in the backwoods. Charming

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4 College Sophomore

Local Area: The local atmosphere is great the community is very interactive with the school.


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Facts & Statistics

Fun Local Trivia
  1. During the Civil War, Newberry College was used as a hospital for Confederate and Union troops.
  2. The Newberry Court House was burned by William Tecumseh Sherman's troops during his march through the South.
Notable Natives
  • Mickey Livingston – MLB player
  • Jordan Hill – basketball player for the L.A. Lakers
  • Trevor Booker – basketball player for the Washington Wizards
Points of Interest
  • Dreher Island State Park
  • Enoree River Vineyards
  • Lake Murray
  • Lynches Woods Park
  • Newberry County Historical Museum
  • Newberry Opera House
  • Sumter National Forest
  • Wells Japanese Garden
Shopping Centers
Newberry Shopping Center
Movie Theaters
Ritz Theatre
2625 Drayton St.
(803) 276-1963
Major Sports Teams
  • Carolina Hurricanes: NHL
  • Carolina Panthers: NFL
  • NBA: Charlotte Bobcats
Distances to Nearest Major Cities
  • Augusta, Ga.: : 1 hour, 30 minutes
  • Charlotte, N.C.: : 2 hours
  • Columbia, S.C.: : 45 minutes
  • Greenville, S.C.: : 1 hour

Student Polls

Rate the local atmosphere on the following topics    Based on 17 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 18 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.
  • 67% Small town with plenty of charm.
  • 11% In or near a big city, but there's not much to do off campus.
  • 22% Painfully remote.

What is the proximity to other universities? Is there much interaction?    Based on 18 responses

  • 50% There are nearby schools that students often interact with.
  • 28% 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 18 responses

  • 6% Totally.
  • 44% Maybe, if I could find a good job.
  • 50% No way.


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