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Local Area


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1 Recent Alumnus

Local Area: Town needs the school but hates the students. Anything that students would like is blocked by the town and its crazy mayor who is the wife of a professor. Part of the town is dolled up and like a resort, but nothing students can afford. Leave the town and it looks like the Ozarks.

1 College Sophomore

Local Area: You can either spend upwards of $10,000 living on campus or upwards of $10,000 living in the only off campus apartment, which is across a narrow street from the normal residence halls. There is absolutely no nightlife other than the drug and alcohol parties. The nearest grocery store, movie theater, and reasonably priced place to eat is 45 minutes away in Auburn or Ithaca. In an entire year there not a single police officer was seen, and campus safety isn't certified or legally allowed to do anything other than ask someone to calm down or make a citizen's arrest, which anyone can do. They have no self defense training, are all in pitiful physical shape, and carry around handcuffs that they can't legally use. They're also extremely rude and will refuse to help you depending upon who's on duty on a specific night. A girl a floor up from me called them because a drunk individual was in her suite threatening to rape her and her suitemates, it took them 45 minutes to arrive. If you need any sort of protection or feel unsafe for any reason you need to have a group of friends nearby or be able to wait for the police to come from Auburn.

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2 College Sophomore

Local Area: Very nice town. But it's empty.

2 College Freshman

Local Area: There is not much within the Town of Aurora. Everything that is fun usually is the campus activities.

5 College Sophomore

Local Area: Wells is located in a very small town, but there are two much larger cities close by. Even if you don't have a car, Wells has vans that can drop you off and pick you up-free of charge. The local atmosphere is fantastic. It has a very small, homey feel and everyone is extremely friendly. We're right on the lake too, so during the fall semester there's a lot of swimming and boating.

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Student Polls

Rate the local atmosphere on the following topics    Based on 16 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 16 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.
  • 69% Small town with plenty of charm.
  • 0% In or near a big city, but there's not much to do off campus.
  • 31% Painfully remote.

What is the proximity to other universities? Is there much interaction?    Based on 16 responses

  • 12% There are nearby schools that students often interact with.
  • 50% There are nearby schools, but students do NOT interact much.
  • 38% There aren't any nearby schools.

Can you see yourself living here after graduation?    Based on 16 responses

  • 12% Totally.
  • 25% Maybe, if I could find a good job.
  • 62% No way.
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