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How long does it take to adjust to a university located in a large city?

I currently live in a small/medium city, but many of the schools I applied to are located in very large cities. I'm wondering how overwhelming it can be to move someone so different than what I'm used to.
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Frank’s Answer

The good news is that you are not alone. There will be many other students who are going through the same adjustments. Many universities now also help in providing coaching and tips as part of their focus on general student mental health where you can get very good insights to help you cope around many topics. Ultimately, you will benefit from moving to a larger city because of it will challenge you personally in your development in terms of adapting and resilience. Good luck!
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Shay’s Answer

I would say it all depends on your comfort level. I moved from a very small town in NC to come to School in Phoenix, AZ. It was a huge adjustment, but a rewarding one. Being out of your comfort zone forces you to learn new skills and adjust to your environments. If you're living on campus, there will be events for you to go to and meet new people. There's so many opportunities for you in a larger city. Also, there's something for you to do all the time, no matter what your hobbies and interest are. It's such an exciting time!
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Brandon’s Answer

Honestly, it will depend on the person. It can be difficult at the beginning, but you will get used to it over time. However, depending on the city that the university is in, you will probably need to be aware and learn from your surroundings about how the city operates. For example, if the city has like a subway system that is the main transportation, you would need to get used to that. Or if you have never used buses extensively, you would need to learn which buses go where, the transit station, etc. A lot of the time you will probably not be the only new person around, there will be others who are in the same situation with you.
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Anup’s Answer

It always exciting and adventurous to relocate and settle in a new city. Within couple of weeks you will get adjusted or to say accustomed, given that you start making friends and interact with people around to understand your surroundings.

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Donte’s Answer

It only takes about a half a semester to get use to the energy and movement of a university in a large city. its going to be fast paced, lots of good food, and legit nightlife.

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