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Urban vs. Rural/Suburban?

run4fun12run4fun12 Registered User Posts: 4 New Member
What are your opinions about urban schools compared to rural/suburban ones? What do you love/dislike about either?

Replies to: Urban vs. Rural/Suburban?

  • Venkat89Venkat89 Registered User Posts: 7,327 Senior Member
    I attend an urban university (Penn) and have spent some time at a suburban university (Maryland) and have friends at rural universities.

    Pros of Urban:
    right in a city
    smaller campus, no need for car or buses
    more things to do if campus gets boring or old
    more restaurants and clubs to go to

    Cons of Urban:
    some urban schools lack campus life
    some urban campuses blend into the city
    (this is why I love Penn because it has all of the pros by minimizes the cons)

    Pros of Rural/Suburban
    better looking campus
    no city to distract you

    can't escape
    need car/buses to get around

    Suburban schools tend to have a good mix of the two because you can go into the city if you want, but it's far away enough that there is a vibrant campus life. The thing about suburban schools is that you tend not to go into the city much because it's too much of a hassle. It's easier to stay at school. I'm 20 minutes from downtown Philly and only go about once every two weeks.
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