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Old 08-12-2014, 04:52 PM
 
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What cities would you say have the most or biggest college feel to them? For example, when you are in Chicago do you feel like you are surrounded by a bunch of young people who all went to Big Ten schools? When you are in Atlanta do you feel like you are sorrounded by a bunch of SEC school people? When you are in Seattle, do you feel like you are sorrounded by a bunch of young college transplants who moved to Seattle to work for Amazon.com?

Are there cities here in the United States that you would say don't have a big college feel to them?
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Old 08-13-2014, 02:38 PM
 
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Most college feel: Boston, Chicago, Raleigh/Durham, Charlotte, Madison, Denver, Phoenix

Least college feel: San Francisco, NY, Salt Lake City, Philadelphia, Miami, LA
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Old 08-13-2014, 08:07 PM
 
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Most college feel: Boston, Chicago, Raleigh/Durham, Charlotte, Madison, Denver, Phoenix

Least college feel: San Francisco, NY, Salt Lake City, Philadelphia, Miami, LA
I bet Raleigh must have a huge college feel to it.
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Old 08-13-2014, 08:23 PM
 
Location: The City
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Most college feel: Boston, Chicago, Raleigh/Durham, Charlotte, Madison, Denver, Phoenix

Least college feel: San Francisco, NY, Salt Lake City, Philadelphia, Miami, LA
you do realize that NY, Philly, LA have some of the largest college populations of ay city I would agree they dont dominate but have enclaves larger than most places

U City (In Philadelphia) has nearly 80K college students as an example and all within like 2-3 sq miles
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Old 08-13-2014, 08:34 PM
 
Location: Who Cares, USA
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Ithaca, NY.
Madison, WI
Berkeley, CA
Princeton, NJ
Ann Arbor, MI
Cambridge, MA

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Old 08-13-2014, 08:41 PM
 
Location: The City
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Ithaca, NY.
Madison, WI
Berkeley, CA
Princeton, NJ
Princeton (Or Berkeley) albeit an beautiful town is not all that college in many ways State College PA is vastly more college feeling today
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Old 08-14-2014, 01:21 AM
 
Location: Auburn, New York
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For the prupose of this post, I'm only looking at metro areas with populations > 1,000,000.

Most:
Boston
St. Paul
Chicago
Washington DC
Philadelphia
The Research Triangle

Least:
Las Vegas
Indianapolis
Orlando
Cleveland
Sacramento
Oklahoma City
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Old 08-14-2014, 01:26 AM
 
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I'm surprised no one has brought up Columbus, OH yet.
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Old 08-14-2014, 01:36 AM
 
Location: Auburn, New York
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I'm surprised no one has brought up Columbus, OH yet.
I thought about including it in my response, but Columbus, in my opinion, much like Tucson, Austin, and Louisville are cities with one large school that dominates the show. Once you get away from said large schools, these cities lose their collegey feel. The cities that I listed above, from my experience, have a large number of schools, big and small, that add a collegesque vibe to several neighborhoods.
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Old 08-14-2014, 04:24 AM
 
Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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College feel vs college sports feel are very different. The first means a progressive, youthful, academic vibe. The later often includes people who have never stepped on a campus and could care less about academics.
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