8 Best College Towns and Cities in the U.S.


Boston, the capital city of Massachusetts, is renowned for its abundance of college students and prestigious educational institutions like Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Lynchburg, Virginia

Lynchburg, nestled among rolling hills, boasts six colleges, including Lynchburg University, and offers a walkable environment for students. The city's urban trail system and proximity to the Blue Ridge Mountains

Madison, Wisconsin

Madison is known for its outdoor recreation options, including extensive biking trails and activities on its five lakes. With over 10 colleges in the area, including the University of Wisconsin

Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Home to the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa offers students a vibrant college atmosphere centered around sports events and outdoor concerts at the Mercedes-Benz Amphitheater.

Columbia, Missouri

Columbia, home to the University of Missouri (Mizzou), Stephens College, and Columbia College, offers students a variety of dining options and social spots downtown.

Ann Arbor, Michigan

Ann Arbor is home to the University of Michigan, with its renowned sports teams and lively downtown area filled with restaurants and cocktail bars. The city's vibrant atmosphere and cultural

Tempe, Arizona

Tempe, the seat of Arizona State University, offers students a range of attractions, including the "Skyspace: Air Apparent" installation and nearby museums and theaters. 

Iowa City

Iowa City, designated a UNESCO City of Literature, is home to the University of Iowa's prestigious Writers' Workshop. Students can immerse themselves in the local literary scene and enjoy events