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3 College Freshman

Local Area: It is okay. It has what I need for basic living.

4 College Freshman

Local Area: Its a very popular city filled with a wide range of things for college students to do out of campus.

3 College Student

Local Area: Southern is located in New haven which isn't the nicest bar safest area to live in, however the campus security is excellent.

4 College Junior

Local Area: New Haven may not be one of the safest or greatest cities, but it is there is definitely fun things to do. The number of restaurants near the school is immense and there is a huge variety of food options. Many places deliver to the campus, so if you are stuck at school and cannot go anywhere, you can order just about anything you want and have it delivered. The shopping near the school is great and there are many different recreation places near the school.

4 College Junior

Local Area: New Haven is a college town, so there's a lot of things to do, especially when you head downtown towards the Yale area.


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Student Polls

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

  • 43% City living at its finest. There's always something fun and interesting going on.
  • 22% Vibrant college town. There's no big city, but there are plenty of things to do off campus.
  • 9% Small town with plenty of charm.
  • 22% In or near a big city, but there's not much to do off campus.
  • 3% Painfully remote.

What is the proximity to other universities? Is there much interaction?    Based on 59 responses

  • 56% There are nearby schools that students often interact with.
  • 41% There are nearby schools, but students do NOT interact much.
  • 3% There aren't any nearby schools.

Can you see yourself living here after graduation?    Based on 59 responses

  • 5% Totally.
  • 58% Maybe, if I could find a good job.
  • 37% No way.



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