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Old 06-05-2010, 04:47 PM
 
Location: Northern Minnesota
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Minnesota reminded me of Wisconsin in that it was too city like for me. Right near the campus is the downtown area called "Dingytown" LOL which didn't compare to Iowa City's downtown.
It's actually Dinkytown but close, haha.
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Old 06-05-2010, 06:48 PM
 
Location: 30-40N 90-100W
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Going by Gallup's well-being index Boulder, Colorado and Provo-Orem, Utah are the "best college towns." Others that come out high on their well-being index include

Santa Cruz, California
San Luis Obispo, California
New London, Connecticut
Binghamton, New York
Durham, North Carolina

The lowest college towns on their well-being list include

Huntington, West Virginia
Johnstown, Pennsylvania
Erie, Pennsylvania
New Haven, Connecticut
Reno, Nevada
Poughkeepsie, New York
Kalamazoo, Michigan
Chico, California
Lynchburg, Virginia
South Bend, Indiana

Among Large Cities, San Jose and D.C. Lead in Wellbeing

Note: I'm largely going by what Wikipedia lists as a "college town" because it's convenient. That said I don't entirely trust it and I think at least some in the "lowest well-being list" aren't really deemed college towns.
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Old 06-05-2010, 08:18 PM
 
Location: Edmond, OK
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Fayetteville Arkansas, home of the University of Arkansas - cool funky place
Lawrence Kansas, College Station TX are great college towns too. Norman OK isn't bad either.

Austin used to be, but kow its just a big city

The worst - Columbus Ohio all I can say is YUK!
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Old 06-05-2010, 08:30 PM
 
Location: Albany (school) NYC (home)
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Albany,NY could be better as a college town. This city really needs to learn how to utilize having so many colleges in the region. A lot of SUNY/ St. Rose students live downtown and that's where all the parties/frats are located.
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Old 06-05-2010, 09:45 PM
 
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Albany,NY could be better as a college town. This city really needs to learn how to utilize having so many colleges in the region. A lot of SUNY/ St. Rose students live downtown and that's where all the parties/frats are located.
Are you talking about Lark Street?
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Old 06-05-2010, 09:58 PM
 
Location: St Paul, MN - NJ's Gold Coast
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BEST:
Albany, NY
Montclair, NJ
Madison, WI

WORST:
Camden, NJ
Jacksonville, FL
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Old 06-05-2010, 11:30 PM
 
Location: Albany (school) NYC (home)
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Are you talking about Lark Street?
Lark Street is considered kinda far and most UAlbany/St. Rose students only go there during Lark Fest. I have never even been down there except for on the first day when the school gave a tour of Albany. Seems like a nice area though.

But most of the SUNY/St. Rose population tends to live in the Pine Hills(I think that's what it's called) aka the "Student Ghetto" section of Albany. For example a lot of Quail and Hudson is a particular area full of students. Anything along Quail/Ontario in the Pine Hills section is FULL of students.

But compared to other college towns in the nation, Albany really is slacking.
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Old 06-06-2010, 01:04 AM
 
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Best:

Areas of Boston, Massachusetts.
University District in Seattle, Washington.
Areas of New York City.
Areas of San Francisco, California Los Angeles, California and San Diego, California
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Providence, Rhode Island
Burlington, Vermont
Santa Cruz, California
Santa Barbera, California
Berkeley, California
Areas of Washington District of Columbia
Boulder, Colorado
Areas of Portland, Oregon
Bellingham, Washington
Olympia, Washington

Other

Worst:

Alfred, New York
Most college areas of Ohio.
Most college areas of Nevada.
Most college areas of Florida.
Most college areas of Pennsylvania.

Other

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Old 06-06-2010, 04:47 AM
 
Location: 304
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Morgantown is a bore.

Athens, OH hands down.
Athens is nice, but nothing like Morgantown---LOL

State College is great too
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Old 06-06-2010, 09:54 AM
 
Location: The Lakes
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Morgantown doesn't have anything...

Athens is a wet campus with an atmosphere unparalleled by any other university town I've been to, and I've been to at least one in every state east of the Mississippi.
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