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Old 03-23-2011, 02:40 PM
 
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Hi! I'm considering JWU for the fall and I was wondering what local Charlotte people have to say about the school, area and other things.

Is it a safe school? Im just 19 so Ill probably live in the dorms instead of my own apartment for now. Are the dorm locations safe?

How hard is it getting around Charlotte? Im from a small town in SC and ive never really had to navigate interstates and such...are there alot of backroads?

Does anyone have any reviews on the school itself?

Thanks for any info yall can give!!!
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Old 03-23-2011, 03:34 PM
 
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If you live in the dorms you probably won't have to drive much. Everything you need is in walking distance, including a Harris Teeter, etc. The are around the university is safe, though use common sense and try to avoid west of I-85. Walk in groups late at night, and walk on the well-lit, well-traveled streets instead the back streets, and you will be fine.

If you wind up having to drive, it is not so bad here. There are many interstates but also many surface roads (which during rush hour are faster than the interstates in the city). You can't really call them backroads but they will do the trick. But again, you probably won't need them much unless you get a job outside of downtown.
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