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Old 06-07-2013, 11:49 AM
 
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You've been there already? Like I mentioned, its location actually can allow you to get into Canada, which is where a lot of students go due to only being 19 to drink. Seeing that you have a passport, you wouldn't have any problems. Buffalo also has pretty good nightlife in its own right and UB is a great school for your major. If you do check it out, you probably would like Elmwood Village, Allentown and North Buffalo. Here is some more info: Elmwood Village - Buffalo New York - YouTube

The Elmwood Village Association

Allentown Association

Allentown - Buffalo Neighborhoods Map - University at Buffalo Libraries

Buffalo's Historic West Village Official Site

Hertel-North Buffalo Business Association, Inc.

Parkside Community Association | Historic Parkside, Buffalo, NY

Buffalobarfly - Buffalo's Source for nightlife & entertainment
Well from Google Street View it doesn't look as nice as the others. It is in a good location (the city itself). I will have a look at those links, thanks
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Old 06-07-2013, 12:02 PM
 
Location: Denver
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Tulane is a great academic university. It's in a beautiful, safe, walkable neighborhood with connecting flights to London.
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Old 06-07-2013, 12:06 PM
 
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Well from Google Street View it doesn't look as nice as the others. It is in a good location (the city itself). I will have a look at those links, thanks
Just like any city, it has its good and bad parts. Also, the UB campus is technically in Amherst. So, South Campus is on the Buffalo/Amherst line by Main Street, while North Campus is completely in Amherst.

Buffalo also has quite a few colleges. So, you could meet quite a few people of the same or similar age. That may be something else to consider.
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Old 06-07-2013, 12:25 PM
 
Location: Texas
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That is why the area is prepared for it. It isnt like it snows non stop and the weather can vary. South Campus is not by ghettos either.
South Campus isn't really ghetto, but the city of Buffalo is very depressed.

There are only two great things about Buffalo, Buffalo wings and easy access to Canada.
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Old 06-07-2013, 10:01 PM
 
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Was liking the look of UMass Amherst until I saw a one-way Amtrak ticket to Boston would cost me $128!! That's the closest airport after all...

However, it is $55 to NYC and $94 to Philly. So not TOO BAD.

Greyhound would get me to Boston for $30.

Amherst looks really great! Any info on this place would be appreciated.
Traveling by Greyhound is awful. Don't do it. Really, just don't. Amtrak is better by far.
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Old 06-08-2013, 06:26 AM
 
Location: Frankfurt, Germany
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Traveling by Greyhound is awful. Don't do it. Really, just don't. Amtrak is better by far.


Since the OP is a Brit, I most definitely recommend him travelling by Greyhound to see a gritty underclass of American society that he may not experience hanging out at college bars in college towns with his college buddies. I also highly recommend shopping at Wal-Mart.
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Old 06-08-2013, 06:52 AM
 
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What region has the "friendliest" locals? During holidays such as Thanksgiving, I'd love to experience a traditional American Thanksgiving (I am an American Studies/History student after all). I have heard the Midwest is like that, however, the only Midwest uni that interests me is Marquette - it's a city so maybe not that friendly/close knit to make good friends.
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Old 06-08-2013, 06:53 AM
 
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Since the OP is a Brit, I most definitely recommend him travelling by Greyhound to see a gritty underclass of American society that he may not experience hanging out at college bars in college towns with his college buddies. I also highly recommend shopping at Wal-Mart.
Why is Greyhound so synonymous with abhorrence?
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Old 06-08-2013, 07:09 AM
 
Location: Frankfurt, Germany
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Why is Greyhound so synonymous with abhorrence?

It's relatively cheap. And in this day and age, Americans largely fly. Law enforcement agencies use Greyhound vouchers to send transients, druggies, and prostitutes back to their home-of-record. America has a rather large invisible underclass. But who are good people nonetheless.

As far as Marquette is concerned, I think you'd enjoy it. Nice campus. And even though it's run by Catholics, it's a secular education. In fact, most universities in America with a religious affiliation are secular in nature, with the exception of a few like Bob Jones and Liberty University. Did you know Notre Dame and Georgetown are also Catholic-affiliated? But very secular and liberal, just like any other American university.

Milwaukee is a great town, and you are only 2 hours from Chicago.

Speaking of Chicago, let me throw out another school you might want to consider: Northwestern University.
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Old 06-08-2013, 07:12 AM
 
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It's relatively cheap. And in this day and age, Americans largely fly. Law enforcement agencies use Greyhound vouchers to send transients, druggies, and prostitutes back to their home-of-record. America has a rather large invisible underclass. But who are good people nonetheless.

As far as Marquette is concerned, I think you'd enjoy it. I've passed through the campus once. And even though it's run by Catholics, it's a secular education. In fact, most universities in America with a religious affiliation are secular in nature, with the exception of a few like Bob Jones and Liberty University. Did you know Notre Dame and Georgetown are also Catholic-affiliated? But very secular and liberal, just like any other American university.

Milwaukee is a great town, and you are only 2 hours from Chicago.
Yeah, I've really been considering Marquette. I love Chicago (visited before when I was younger) and love baseball so the Brewers will have that covered. I am just wondering about my post a couple of posts above re: Thanksgiving - how friendly are Midwesterners typically? Will it be less so in a big city like Milwaukee?

Northwestern isn't an option, not an exchange partner .
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