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3 College Freshman

Local Area: Campus feels very safe. I have never heard about actual crime in here. WLU is trying to organize different sport and cultural activities almost every week. Shopping is hard if you don't have a car, though school makes 2 trips every week to the closest Wallmart.

3 College Junior

Local Area: The closest shopping center is 20-30 minutes away. I'm okay with this, however they should build a gas station closer. The area is pretty rural near the college. The locals really seem to appreciate students. Our main attraction closest to the college is Oglebay. Wheeling is the closest city.

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4 College Freshman

Local Area: West Virginia is known for it's natural scenery and national parks. Everyone's friendly and its only a short drive away to get to the highlands.

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1 College Sophomore

Local Area: CAMPUS BITES – this campus isnt near much. so when the weekend comes you better prepare for a warm blanket , coffee and movies. the campus is small there isnt much for us to do. there isnt anywhere to hang out everything closes except for jazzmans which is the coffee place in the union.

still sucks though.

4 College Senior

Local Area: The Highlands – The highlands is a new local development that consists of a variety of restaurants, shopping, and businesses. All buildings are newly constructed with state of the art equipment. Where I attend classes is an off-campus location. Being an adult learner, it makes it nice to not be on campus with High School graduates. We also have a security guard that walks the ahllway while class is in session and before and after classes. The professors are right on campus with office hours directly after class is over for one hour. All of my classmates and I absolutely love this school and program.


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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 17 responses

  • 0% City living at its finest. There's always something fun and interesting going on.
  • 6% Vibrant college town. There's no big city, but there are plenty of things to do off campus.
  • 47% Small town with plenty of charm.
  • 6% In or near a big city, but there's not much to do off campus.
  • 41% Painfully remote.

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

  • 50% There are nearby schools that students often interact with.
  • 44% There are nearby schools, but students do NOT interact much.
  • 6% There aren't any nearby schools.

Can you see yourself living here after graduation?    Based on 15 responses

  • 0% Totally.
  • 53% Maybe, if I could find a good job.
  • 47% No way.
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