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what's so great about "small college towns"??

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brb- trying to make myself feel better about spending the most fun years of my life in a small town

brb- acting like nostalgia is important for a 22 year old

brb- living in a ghost town in the summer

brb- driving over an hour for most real concerts or clubs

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brb - i don't have a clue what im talking about so i'm going to make rash generalizations?
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Wait, what's going on here? I'm so confused...
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Spunk said:

brb - i don't have a clue what im talking about so i'm going to make rash generalizations?

see also; #1






shoulda put a troll face though since I am kinda trolling with those statements. I just dont see the appeal of going to college in a small town over a decent sized city. Granted Im basing most of my conclusions on comparing Columbia to clemson, so its obviously not really fair to other small towns. Still, I'd say the benefits of living in a good sized city would be better than any benefits of living in a small town.

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I think the idea of it all is just to have the feeling of "home" when you are away from home, which is presumably a small town.. doesn't bother me either way since I went to college in Tampa but I think the "small college town" doesn't exist anymore

also.. comparing anything to Clemson is a nut punch to anything that isn't Clemson
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Growing up in Lexington, a small college town is appealing because I live in a city.  I suppose if you grow up in a small town, a big city college would hold a similar appeal. Lexington and Columbia are probably similar population wise.  Lexington's population is about 300,000 not including all the surrouding towns like Georgetown, Nicholasville, Versailles, Paris, and Winchester which at this point have almost all pretty much bled into Lexington.  Richmond, which is the next "frontier" for towns to be absorbed by Lexington is where Eastern Kentucky University is and it's a great college town.  Morehead is more the way you describe Clemson, kinda blah.  Blacksburg, VA is a lot of fun, Morgantown, WV is a lot of fun.....I guess it all really depends on what you want out of college.
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cocky4ever said:

brb- trying to make myself feel better about spending the most fun years of my life in a small town

brb- acting like nostalgia is important for a 22 year old

brb- living in a ghost town in the summer

brb- driving over an hour for most real concerts or clubs


Sounds like you've never been to Athens, GA.

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Well, I guess like Spunk said it's the "homey" feel, if you are from a small town originally. When we moved to Arkansas, it was to a small town (now a growing city) and so going to school in a somewhat small town was nice- the population of Auburn is 53,000 and Conway is about 59,000. You don't have to fight traffic, the landscape and scenery is gorgeous, and you get to know the place pretty well after only being there a few weeks as a Freshman. To each his own, I suppose...

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PaperShaker said:

Well, I guess like Spunk said it's the "homey" feel, if you are from a small town originally. When we moved to Arkansas, it was to a small town (now a growing city) and so going to school in a somewhat small town was nice- the population of Auburn is 53,000 and Conway is about 59,000. You don't have to fight traffic, the landscape and scenery is gorgeous, and you get to know the place pretty well after only being there a few weeks as a Freshman. To each his own, I suppose...


We're talking about small towns, not cow towns.  

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HobnailedBoots said:

We're talking about small towns, not cow towns.  

:trollface:

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Im going up to Ruston this fall, and it felt like an awesome place to call home. Like Spunk said, it has a homey feeling
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Conway is growing,but Fayetteville is the place to be.

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cocky4ever said:

brb- trying to make myself feel better about spending the most fun years of my life in a small town

brb- acting like nostalgia is important for a 22 year old

brb- living in a ghost town in the summer

brb- driving over an hour for most real concerts or clubs

Real concerts or clubs?

Really? Looks like someone needs to meet a real girl.

Who over 22 actually goes to a club or a real concert? What do you consider a "real" club or concert?  I'm confused.

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Spunk said:

I think the idea of it all is just to have the feeling of "home" when you are away from home, which is presumably a small town.. doesn't bother me either way since I went to college in Tampa but I think the "small college town" doesn't exist anymore

also.. comparing anything to Clemson is a nut punch to anything that isn't Clemson


I'm not sure Clemson even wants to be compared to Clemson.
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Small town? No big deal. It makes getting on a first name basis with the police before you get in trouble real easy. Helps too. First thing you do in a bar is locate the piss hole. First thing you do when you move to a small town is meet the police. First name basis always helps.
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