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View Poll Results: Which of these would you still consider a "college town"?
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 2 3.70%
Knoxville, Tennessee 1 1.85%
Morgantown, West Virginia 20 37.04%
Austin, Texas 19 35.19%
Tucson, Arizona 2 3.70%
Tallahassee, Florida 4 7.41%
None of the above 6 11.11%
Voters: 54. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 06-24-2017, 11:03 PM
 
Location: Brackenwood
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The 15 people that think Austin is a "college town" should explain there rational.
It helps to read the thread.
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Old 06-25-2017, 12:23 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis (St. Louis Park)
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I think that has to do with the school more than population. Ohio and UT have very large fan bases while a school like Boise State does not.
Their fan bases are so large because it's the biggest game in town. Not so in other large cities. That's my point.
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Old 06-25-2017, 08:30 AM
 
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The 15 people that think Austin is a "college town" should explain there rational.
People who voted for Austin did so because they think it's too big to be a college town, which is the title of the thread. The poll question itself asks a different question so the whole thing is just confusing.
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Old 06-25-2017, 08:38 AM
 
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Their fan bases are so large because it's the biggest game in town. Not so in other large cities. That's my point.
UT and OSU are very large flagship universities though; that makes a difference.
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Old 06-25-2017, 05:21 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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In Big Ten country, I'd say Minneapolis was never a college town, Columbus has probably grown enough to not be one, and Madison is in that "iffy" zone between being and not being a college town.
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Old 06-25-2017, 07:56 PM
 
Location: Arlington, TX
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I recently went to Austin for vacation. Other than passing UT on the way into town I didn't see any sign of UT around town including UT booster posters in local businesses, people wearing UT shirts or hats, etc. If that's part of the criteria for what makes a college town Fort Worth would be considered more of a college town than Austin even though TCU is much smaller than UT. You can see people of all ages wearing TCU gear year round in Fort Worth and TCU signs all over town.
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Old 06-26-2017, 09:26 AM
 
Location: Denver
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Their fan bases are so large because it's the biggest game in town. Not so in other large cities. That's my point.
That's not why they have huge fanbases. Most colleges are the only game in town, doesn't mean they have a national fanbase. They have a large fanbase because they are the flagship school and predate many popular professional teams.
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Old 06-26-2017, 09:30 AM
 
Location: Nashville TN, Cincinnati, OH
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Ohio St is a massive university it feels like the NYC of universities they have about 60 thousand on their main campus. Texas used to be just as big but they are more selective now and they only have 50k. Both are not in college towns but cities. Poorly worded question got voters confused thou.
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Old 07-01-2017, 01:19 AM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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Yes I actually do wonder about Lexington cause i seems to revolve around UK but is also one of the biggest cities in Kentucky.
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Old 07-01-2017, 01:24 AM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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I can see how many people consider Austin to be a college town since UT is one of the biggest universities in the nation, though its also the Texas state capital. I think most of the Austin economy IS centered around UT. Yes there are high-tech businesses but those are probably there because of the proximity to UT and the research done there.

Chapel Hill is often seen as a college town but its also part of a large metro area and many people who live in Chapel Hill commute to Raleigh for work. Ann Arbor is seen by some as a suburb of Detroit.
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