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3 College Freshman

Local Area: The atmosphere in Buckhannon, West Virginia is safe and quiet. There are things to do such as golf, attend local sporting events, and shop at the local stores. Buckhannon is very safe and the community is very involved with the college.

4 College Sophomore

Local Area: We have many on campus activities to always choose from. Although, not that many off campus options. Campus is very safe, full hour security. Campus is always extremely beautiful and clean.

3 College Junior

Local Area: Buckhannon is a nice small town. There isn't a lot to do on the weekends but there are a few options.

4 College Sophomore

Local Area: Though there is not much to do indoors, the town and surrounding areas are full of things to do with friends. Locals are more than happy to give advice or suggestions of things to do or places to go as well.

3 College Sophomore

Local Area: If you like anture and outdoors, this is a great fit. There is limited stuff to do, but programs on campus like OUtdoor Rec really help out. Also, just going out and exploring will give you a lot of stuff to do.


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Student Polls

Rate the local atmosphere on the following topics    Based on 14 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.
  • 88% Small town with plenty of charm.
  • 6% In or near a big city, but there's not much to do off campus.
  • 6% Painfully remote.

What is the proximity to other universities? Is there much interaction?    Based on 15 responses

  • 47% There are nearby schools that students often interact with.
  • 40% There are nearby schools, but students do NOT interact much.
  • 13% There aren't any nearby schools.

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

  • 7% Totally.
  • 47% Maybe, if I could find a good job.
  • 47% No way.
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