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Top 10 College Towns

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A true college town is a special place. It’s more than just a home to a particular college or university. There’s a bond between the two–without the support of the town, there’d be no university, and without the impact of the university, there wouldn’t be much in the way of a town. Townspeople, students, and faculty alike share in the one-of-a-kind social melting pot that makes their home unique.

Livability recently ranked the top-10 college towns, consulting the Princeton Review and factoring in criteria like population, ratio of students to non-students, and the university’s economic impact on the town.’s Top 10 College Towns – 2012 Edition

Bloomington, IN

Bloomington, IN. Photo: Visit Bloomington (via

10. Blacksburg, Virginia

9. Ann Arbor, Michigan

8. Athens, Georgia

7. Bloomington, Indiana

6. Corvallis, Oregon

5. Lawrence, Kansas

4. Champaign, Illinois

3. Logan, Utah

2. Oxford, Mississippi

1. College Station, Texas



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