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Old 04-08-2010, 12:01 PM
 
Location: Washington, DC area
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I think the responses have been very adequate and relevant to the neighborhood. I am a graduate of RU and now live in the 49/63 Neighborhood. I too was a bit intimidated when moving back, however I must say it is now home.

My husband and I have lived here for almost 3 years. We have actually purchased properties in the area and rent to students. I do not now, nor have I ever felt threatened here. I will agree, it is an urban area, you do need to pay attention. I would always advise to leave a light on when you leave, lock your car doors and employ general street smarts. IF this advice makes you feel this is a "bad" neighborhood, then I would further advise you avoid ANY large city/urban area.

In no way should the surrounding area be a deciding factor on whether or not get a quality education the likes of Rockhurst University. Further, the rental homes around the school are always in high demand with students. Goodluck with your decision, Kansas City and Rockhurst really do have a lot to offer.
Awesome post. I REALLY hope you continue to contribute to the KC forums!
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Old 05-28-2010, 06:56 PM
 
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I personally like the area and the people, but I do not like Rockhurst. An excellent education is one thing, but an air of elitism and destruction of local neighborhoods does not make for a good school. I did well there, but I miss my more affordable public college and would not have made the choice to go to RU.
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