The Top 40 College Towns in the US

campus explorer directory All information about campus, colleges, mayors, universities and US education and formation

  The Top 40 College Towns in the US

Explore our guide to the 40 best college towns in America and where to eat, where to drink, and what to do in each.

Print

The Top 40 College Towns in the US
Photo: Thinkstock

You’ve completed your SATs and ACTs. Your personal statement is in good shape. You’ve narrowed your college search, and your applications are ready to go. Now, comes the fun part: researching and visiting college towns.

What is a college town? It’s a non-major metropolitan area, anywhere from tens of thousands to hundreds of thousands of residents, that is defined in large part by its relationship to the university and the presence of college students.

While each college town is unique and has its charm, history, and traditions, what they all have in common is an abundance of things for you to do.

While each college town is unique and has its charm, history, and traditions, what they all have in common is an abundance of things for you to do. Burlington, home of the University of Vermont, is set between two separate mountain ranges, perfect for hiking. The University of California, Berkeley, has been at the forefront of political activism since the 1960s. The University of Texas, Austin, hosts South by Southwest, an annual music, film and media festival.

And of course, there’s food and nightlife. Most college towns have a major street, strip, or square, such as the University of North Carolina’s historic Franklin street, that is lined with restaurants and bars where students meet to blow off steam after exams or celebrate after a big win. Many of these establishments are “mom and pop” owned and have been a staple of the campus for decades.

The best part is that all of these activities and resources are right at your fingertips; you can usually get around campus solely by foot, although many students also choose to bike.

The following compilation of 40 college towns entails the best of the best, offering students the complete package. Great academics, beautiful campuses, competitive athletics, a bustling nightlife and above all, an energy and excitement that permeates the community.



Tłumaczenie polsko-angielskie dla "do"

People Who Read This Article Also Read:

Top 10 Amazing College Museums

Best Cities for College Graduates

Worst Cities for College Graduates

Best Cities for Internships

Volunteering in College

See All College Towns and Life Beyond Campus Articles

Quick Search: Find the College that's Right for You!

Location

Area of Study

- Select One - Agriculture and Natural Resources Arts & Humanities Business Communication & Media Cosmetology & Beauty Culinary Arts & Food Service Education Engineering Family and Consumer Science Professions Fitness, Recreation and Leisure Studies Funeral and Mortuary Services Health & Medical Services High School/Secondary Diploma Programs Interdisciplinary Studies Legal Professions Library Professions Life Science Life Skills Training Mathematics and Statistics Medical Residency Programs Military Science Natural Sciences Security and Protective Service Careers Skilled Trades Social Sciences Social Work Technician Careers Technology Transportation Careers Undecided Unknown Veterinary Medicine

Concentration (optional)

- Select One-

OR

School Name

Search Advertisement]]>

Visit Our Student Center

The Top 40 College Towns in the US

Get on track!

Visit our Student Center The Top 40 College Towns in the US

And find out everything you need to know about planning for college.

Advertisement]]> The Top 40 College Towns in the USPrevious: College Towns: Tempe, Arizona Next: 4 Awesome Winter Break ActivitiesThe Top 40 College Towns in the US

VIEW MORE

Original content at https://www.campusexplorer.com/college-advice-tips/9DC539B9/The-Top-40-College-Towns-in-the-US/
All rights are reserved for the original content (link in the upper line) author's
Acording with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”), Pub. L. 105-304 If you believe that your copyrighted work is being infringed, notify our team at the email bitelchux@yahoo.es

Top 20