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Old 07-10-2014, 01:30 PM
 
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Albuquerque, NM
Allentown, PA
Amherst, MA
Anchorage, AK
Baton Rouge, LA
Berkeley, CA
Blacksburg, VA
Bloomington, IN
Boulder, CO
Chapel Hill, NC
Columbia, MO
DeLand, FL
Eugene, OR
Fairfax, VA
Framingham, MA
Fulton, MO
Geneva, NY
Honolulu, HI
Irvine, CA
Kingston, RI
Lawrence, KS
Los Angeles, CA
Miami, FL
Middlebury, VT
Milwaukee, WI
Minneapolis, MN
New Brunswick, NJ
New Orelans, LA
Norman, OK
Northfield, MN
Orono, ME
Oxford, MS
Philadelphia, PA
Plattsburgh, NY
Portland, OR
Redlands, CA
Richmond, VA
Riverside, CA
Roanoke, VA
Salt Lake City, UT
San Diego, CA
San Francisco, CA
Santa Barbara, CA
Santa Cruz, CA
South Bend, IN
St. Louis, MO
Tucson, AZ
Urbana-Champaign, IL
Vestal, NY
Washington, DC
Worcester, MA

I know the list is long but it would help me with college research I know the factors of the school but little about each location!
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Old 07-10-2014, 01:34 PM
 
Location: Seattle, WA
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That is a super freaking long list for us to list. I didn't exactly follow instructions, but here are the least boring (aka most exciting) cities on that list:

Berkeley, CA
Boulder, CO
Honolulu, HI
Los Angeles, CA
Miami, FL
Minneapolis, MN
New Orelans, LA
Philadelphia, PA
San Diego, CA
San Francisco, CA
Santa Barbara, CA
Santa Cruz, CA
Washington, DC

Lot of great universities in fun cities in California there.
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Old 07-10-2014, 02:00 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis (St. Louis Park)
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^I agree that those cities are amongst the most exciting of the bunch, but you can also have fun in college literally anywhere, and some U.S. college towns can be even more fun than big city universities because the atmosphere is geared around the university. Bloomington, IN (Indiana Univ), Boulder, CO (Univ of Colorado), Chapel Hill (UNC) and Champaign-Urbana (Univ. of Illinois) are examples of awesome college towns where you would be hard-pressed to be bored out of your mind.
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Old 07-10-2014, 03:27 PM
 
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Thanks very much for that! I didn't expect anyone to to the whole list, maybe top 5 best/top 5 worst

Thanks
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Old 07-10-2014, 03:31 PM
 
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It depends what you're looking for. A true college experience with robust campus? Amherst is a great choice. Do you want to feel more like a person who just happens to be going to school while living in a big city? Is Greek life important to you? Do you like the beach or mountains? Anchorage and Tuscon are almost literally polar opposites. I think you can narrow this list down based on climate and desired natural amenities alone.

I think some soul searching is in order to figure out what you want - urban vs. rural, hot vs. cold - since you'll likely find whatever city doesn't offer your desired traits boring.

Also what do you want to study? I would pick colleges based on program and size and then narrow down to location.
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Old 07-10-2014, 04:34 PM
 
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Norman, OK is the least boring.
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Old 07-10-2014, 04:39 PM
 
Location: Twin Cities (StP)
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Depends what you find boring.
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Old 07-10-2014, 05:17 PM
 
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I like history, music a lot, coffee shops, football, baseball, politics (left wing), and fitness.

I find the idea of frats repulsive and I'm not into partying. Any towns/cities that meet that are okay with me!
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Old 07-10-2014, 05:43 PM
 
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Out of the NY choices listed, Vestal, a suburb is the best choice. There isn't a college football presence, but everything else is in the area. Geneva has everything except major college or minor league baseball, but it is more of a small stand alone city between Rochester and Syracuse. Plattsburgh doesn't have the sports, but is also a small stand alone city that is within an hour or so of Montreal and Burlington VT.

Other NY locations that would fit are Ithaca, Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, Albany and maybe Utica/Clinton, among some other possibilities(Oneonta, Poughkeepsie, etc.).

Places like Ann Arbor MI, Evanston IL, Columbus OH, Durham NC, Pittsburgh PA and Boston/Cambridge/Newton MA could fit too.

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Old 07-10-2014, 07:28 PM
 
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Philadelphia offers all those things. It's a great music town. All types, too. Folk, rock, hip hop, electronic, you name it. Plenty of colleges. Temple in North Philly, Drexel and Penn right next to each other in West Philly and St. Joseph's, plus a few other smaller ones.

You've got history — cobblestone streets, houses once inhabited by Ben Franklin, Liberty Bell and tons more. It's also got all the major sports teams. I went to Temple and lived variously in West Philly and Center City. It was wonderful.

It's also close to the shore and New York City if you feel like heading up there. It's affordable for a major city but offers tons of restaurants, walkable, vibrant neighborhoods and you can find anything you want there.
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