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View Poll Results: Georgia, more in common with Alabama or North Carolina?
Alabama 141 62.67%
North Carolina 84 37.33%
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Old 03-28-2015, 05:35 PM
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Is Auburn similar to Athens or Chapel Hill? I haven't been.
No, not even close.
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Old 03-28-2015, 05:38 PM
 
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No, not even close.
Differences?
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Old 03-28-2015, 05:44 PM
 
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Differences?
Chapel Hill has more of a liberal reputation and certainly feels that way compared to the other two.

The image we see of Athens is that little white bulldog barking with two state troopers clad in Confederate gray jogging onto the field with an overpaid football coach.
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Old 03-28-2015, 05:49 PM
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Differences?

It didn't feel like a college town at all. The campus itself wasn't green or lush, and some of it looked tired and dated. The Downtown is tiny, and nothing like Athens or Chapel Hill.

The people are very friendly and the surrounding area/countryside is pretty, but it's the most underwhelming college town I've personally ever seen.
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Old 03-28-2015, 05:52 PM
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Chapel Hill has more of a liberal reputation and certainly feels that way compared to the other two.

The image we see of Athens is that little white bulldog barking with two state troopers clad in Confederate gray jogging onto the field with an overpaid football coach.
That's not the image I see, and Athens is pretty liberal.

When I think of Athens I think of the great Downtown before anything else.
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Old 03-28-2015, 05:59 PM
 
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It didn't feel like a college town at all. The campus itself wasn't green or lush, and some of it looked tired and dated. The Downtown is tiny, and nothing like Athens or Chapel Hill.

The people are very friendly and the surrounding area/countryside is pretty, but it's the most underwhelming college town I've personally ever seen.
I took a look around Auburn via Google Maps Street View, and you're right. Looks more like Fayetteville, honestly. As for Athens and Chapel Hill, those two are much more similar.
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Old 03-28-2015, 06:07 PM
 
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That's not the image I see, and Athens is pretty liberal.

When I think of Athens I think of the great Downtown before anything else.
That's the image you see on CBS most Saturdays. We see a lot more of that in NYC than any images of its Downtown.

And no, Athens does not have the same reputation for liberalism as Chapel Hill.
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Old 03-28-2015, 06:10 PM
 
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That's the image you see on CBS most Saturdays. We see a lot more of that in NYC than any images of its Downtown.

And no, Athens does not have the same reputation for liberalism as Chapel Hill.
Chapel Hill and Charlottesville are more similar in that regard.
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Old 03-28-2015, 06:15 PM
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That's the image you see on CBS most Saturdays. We see a lot more of that in NYC than any images of its Downtown.

And no, Athens does not have the same reputation for liberalism as Chapel Hill.
Perhaps that's the view from New York. Seeing that I live practically next door, I think I probably know a little more about the reality on the ground than you.
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Old 03-28-2015, 06:17 PM
 
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Chapel Hill and Charlottesville are more similar in that regard.
Or Ann Arbor. Or Austin perhaps. Those are the more sought after public colleges. They are more prestigious and draw a different type of OOS student.
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