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Old 04-02-2016, 01:59 PM
 
Location: Miami, Floroda
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Rutgers/New Brunswick/ NYC
UCLA/USC?
San Diego State?
USF/Tampa
FIU/Miami
Northwestern/Chicago?
University of Houston?
Irving/LA?
Columbia, NYU, Fordham/NYC?

I can't think of much more that fit the bill.
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Old 04-02-2016, 06:26 PM
 
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I guess Santa Clara in the Bay Area may be another fit. Oxford OH in the Cincinnati area would also fit.
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Old 04-02-2016, 06:29 PM
 
Location: Tempe, AZ
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Tempe, Arizona
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Old 04-02-2016, 08:40 PM
 
Location: Santa Cruz, CA
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I can't make sense of the original post. It could be me. I'm very tired, rarely drink alcohol and just had a beer.
Have you been to Boston / Cambridge MA?
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Old 04-02-2016, 08:51 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma City
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Would Norman, OK qualify? University of Oklahoma is located there but it's at the southern edge of the OKC metro. 27,000 students in a city of 120,000.
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Old 04-02-2016, 09:39 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis (St. Louis Park)
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Dinkytown U of MN in Minneapolis.
??
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Old 04-02-2016, 09:46 PM
 
Location: LoS ScAnDaLoUs KiLLa CaLI
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Berkeley. Go Bears!

I go to USC now. Not the same.
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Old 04-03-2016, 08:43 AM
 
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Boston seems like the first obvious answer, with a lot of prestigious schools there. Then Tempe in the Phoenix metro seems like the next, with ASU having the latest number of on campus students spread out across the metro.
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Old 04-03-2016, 09:08 AM
 
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The areas around Vanderbilt in Nashville feel very young/collegiate. Belmont is right there too so lots of young people and businesses that cater to young people.

Morningside Heights (where Columbia is located) is dominated by the university. It doesn't have a traditional college town feel, but it definitely feels distinct from other neighborhoods in NYC.
Nah, not at all. Speaking as someone who grew up in the neighborhood, it feels very much like the rest of the UWS above 96th street.
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Old 04-03-2016, 09:57 AM
 
Location: Jersey City
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A lot of posts are naming colleges in major cities. I think the OP is looking for discrete college towns that are not isolated, but are within the inner reaches of a metro area. I'm guessing places like the following are what the OP had in mind:

Bryn Mawr, Villanova, Swarthmore (Philadelphia)
New Brunswick (NYC)
Chapel Hill (Raleigh)
Towson (Baltimore)
College Park (Washington)
Cambridge, Somerville, Brookline, Newton, take your pick (Boston)

You could perhaps include places like Boulder, Ann Arbor, New Haven, Princeton, etc., which are in metro areas, but they're far enough out of the major cities that they feel a little more isolated/bubbleish
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