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4 College Freshman

Local Area: The area that the school is in isn't known to be the best so we try to make the most of it while also looking after our safety.

3 College Freshman

Local Area: William Paterson is located in a suburb of NYC but there is not that much to do in the immediate area.

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4 College Sophomore

Local Area: My school is located in town. Close to public transportation, malls and restaurants.

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3 College Junior

Local Area: I haven't gone around town, but around campus there doesn't seem to be many stores.

3 College Senior

Local Area: The atmosphere is average, not super safe, not enough things to do

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Student Polls

Rate the local atmosphere on the following topics    Based on 36 responses

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  • 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 36 responses

  • 17% City living at its finest. There's always something fun and interesting going on.
  • 25% Vibrant college town. There's no big city, but there are plenty of things to do off campus.
  • 14% Small town with plenty of charm.
  • 39% 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 36 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 37 responses

  • 11% Totally.
  • 59% Maybe, if I could find a good job.
  • 30% No way.

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