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Old 06-18-2017, 04:01 PM
 
Location: Valdosta (Atlanta Native)
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College towns are mentioned a lot, but nobody seems to mention which large cities are best for college students. What places do you think are best for college students. For this comparison only consider urban areas of over 1 million. I'll drop a few criteria below
-Walkability
-Transit Access
-Number of colleges and number of students (can include suburban colleges as long as they're in the urban area)
-Activities
-Safety
-Economy (are there a lot on internship opportunities?)
-Cost of living
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Old 06-18-2017, 06:57 PM
 
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Philadelphia and Boston.
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Old 06-18-2017, 07:07 PM
 
Location: Greenville SC 'Waterfall City'
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I think you would need to decide which colleges in big cities are a good fit for you and which ones you think would accept you first, and that would narrow it down.
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Old 06-18-2017, 07:22 PM
 
Location: Mars City
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I think you would need to decide which colleges in big cities are a good fit for you and which ones you think would accept you first, and that would narrow it down.
Agreed. We could all come with a few selections, but then the colleges might be impossible to get into and/or be in unreasonable locations to live based on personal preferences. It's much better to start of with what makes sense first, and then narrow the choices from there.
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Old 06-18-2017, 09:16 PM
 
Location: New York NY
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Philadelphia and Boston.
Add D.C., San Fran, and New York, with honorable mentions to Chicago and Atlanta.
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Old 06-18-2017, 09:31 PM
 
Location: (six-cent-dix-sept)
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obviously boston.
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Old 06-19-2017, 07:09 AM
 
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Boston
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Old 06-19-2017, 07:33 AM
 
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I would insert DC over Philly, especially when regarding safety and internship opportunity.
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Old 06-19-2017, 08:10 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Good answers here. I would add Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill to the mix.


Duke
UNC
NC State
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Old 06-19-2017, 08:20 AM
 
Location: (six-cent-dix-sept)
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I would insert DC over Philly, especially when regarding safety and internship opportunity.
drexel has trimesters i beleive which 1 of the 3 is a co-op. same as northeastern as i recall (do all america-east conference schools require co-op ?).
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