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View Poll Results: Which city is your favorite college town??
Ithaca, New York 8 6.78%
Cambridge, Massachusetts 14 11.86%
Princeton, New Jersey 6 5.08%
New Haven, Connecticut 7 5.93%
Pal Alto, California 4 3.39%
Athens, Georgia 7 5.93%
Gainsville, Florida 9 7.63%
Austin, Texas 20 16.95%
Charlottesville, Virginia 7 5.93%
Ann Arbor, Michigan 12 10.17%
Columbia, South Carolina 2 1.69%
Ames, Iowa 4 3.39%
Amherst, Massachusetts 2 1.69%
College Park, Maryland 4 3.39%
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 8 6.78%
Other 47 39.83%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 118. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 01-26-2009, 07:33 PM
 
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Exactly. When you have Georgia Tech and four other HBCU's, why not mention Atlanta as a college town than if you do the same for Austin? Both "cities" are about the same size. None of those colleges I just named are commuter schools. And about GSU, the old olympic village is used for dorms. I'd say they have improved much since than.
Actually Georgia Tech bought the Olympic Village last year when GSU's huge 6,000 bed dorm opened on the Downtown campus...but GSU had been using the Village for the past 10 years.
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Old 01-26-2009, 10:35 PM
 
Location: Augusta GA
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Actually DeaconJ, West GA was most certainly a commuter school. I went to school there for 4 years and I was one of the few who lived on campus. I would say a good 90% of the people I knew or went to class with drove to class from somewhere else. Just on a side note, my brother goes to GSU and he commutes from the southern suburbs. Good to hear they have some housing going up though.
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Old 01-27-2009, 12:51 AM
 
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Actually DeaconJ, West GA was most certainly a commuter school. I went to school there for 4 years and I was one of the few who lived on campus. I would say a good 90% of the people I knew or went to class with drove to class from somewhere else. Just on a side note, my brother goes to GSU and he commutes from the southern suburbs. Good to hear they have some housing going up though.
1. I don't know much about West Georgia, but it looks like about half of the 11,000 students live on campus. A quote from their website:

"West Georgia operates ten residence halls which vary in style, size, and age."
Residence Life | Philosophy and Purpose


2. Georgia State University had been using the Olympic Village that housed athletes at the 1996 Games. It was sold to Georgia Tech last year.
Former GSU Village:

30 on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/16174565@N00/2043367535/ - broken link)


http://www.flickr.com/photos/16174565@N00/2044163708/ (broken link)


3. Georgia State University Residence Halls...there are two others besides these that are currently under construction - a freshman dorm and Greek housing - that broke ground in February 2008.

The Commons opened in 2007...at the eastern edge of Downtown at Piedmont Avenue and Ellis Street.

The Commons on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/beh89/2831643401/ - broken link) http://www.gsu.edu/housing/University_Commons_Information.html


The Lofts opened in 2002...at Piedmont and Edgewood Avenues (white building/left of photo).

GSU on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/caitelle/2288830949/ - broken link) http://www.gsu.edu/housing/The_Lofts.html
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Old 01-27-2009, 06:37 AM
 
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State college, PA.
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Old 01-27-2009, 11:20 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Pippa Passes, Kentucky. Population is 550 students at Alice Lloyd College, plus about 100 more townspeople who are not students or college staff.
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Old 01-27-2009, 07:25 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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Oh come on. Waco is more based around Baylor than Austin is around UT. Austin is a much bigger city than Waco and has a much larger and much more diverse economy than Waco. Austin is very much a city. Waco is not on the level of that city in any way.
Have you been to Waco??? Waco is in no way based around Baylor and many people would back me up on this. Many people don't even know Baylor is even in Waco. You obviously think you know too much, because Waco is not and has never been a college town.
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Old 01-27-2009, 07:27 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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To quote you..."Also, the colleges in those cities are mainly commuter schools unlike UT." That is definitely untrue.

You are very far behind...GSU is no longer a commuter school with the construction of housing for 6,000 students on campus and several other smaller residential buildings. As a graduate of GSU and a long time resident of Atlanta, I'm pretty sure I'm well-informed on this subject. You, on the other hand, are not.

There is an abundance of campus life in Atlanta...don't try to say there isn't please.
GSU is a commuter school, building up on-campus housing does not make a school a true university. University of Houston is doing the same thing and that school is a commuter school. I doubt GSU is as live as UT at night.
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Old 01-27-2009, 07:29 PM
 
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Have you been to Waco??? Waco is in no way based around Baylor and many people would back me up on this. Many people don't even know Baylor is even in Waco. You obviously think you know too much, because Waco is not and has never been a college town.
Does Waco have a University neighborhood?
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Old 01-27-2009, 07:30 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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Exactly. When you have Georgia Tech and four other HBCU's, why not mention Atlanta as a college town than if you do the same for Austin? Both "cities" are about the same size. None of those colleges I just named are commuter schools. And about GSU, the old olympic village is used for dorms. I'd say they have improved much since than.
You contradict yourself a lot. Your usually always the one to throw out metro area, not your using city population??? Atlanta's metro area dwarfs Austin's metro area. Like I stated before, adding more housing dosen't mean a school isn't a commuter school. Also you bring up HBCU's, what's your point????
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Old 01-27-2009, 07:31 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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Does Waco have a University neighborhood?
nope, not that I know of. Everyone goes to Austin from Baylor.
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