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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 06-21-2017, 09:06 AM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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There is some debate on what is considered a college town. Some places like Charlottesville, Virginia clearly count. But what about larger cities or "college towns" like Chapel Hill that are part of a larger metro area? Which is these would you consider a legit college town vs just a city with a big university?
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Old 06-21-2017, 09:08 AM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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Should have allowed multiple choices......
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Old 06-21-2017, 09:59 AM
 
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Weird poll so far. Morgantown is very clearly a college town, yet Austin is ahead and Tucson has a vote..?? smh
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Old 06-21-2017, 11:08 AM
 
Location: Clifton, Cincinnati
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Chapel Hill IS a college town that just happens to be in a metro area with larger cities. Knoxville, Morgantown, and Tallahassee are college towns, IMO. Places like Austin are a large city that happen to have a major university located there. More choices would have been nice, but from the list I choose Tallahassee just because of FSU I guess.
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Old 06-21-2017, 11:41 AM
 
Location: Mars City
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The thread title and thread poll don't seem to match, and might just be opposites as well
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Old 06-21-2017, 01:56 PM
 
Location: Denver
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I don't consider Baton Rouge a college town because the local economy depends on more than LSU. I consider places like Hammond to be college towns because the city solely relies on the school.
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Old 06-21-2017, 01:59 PM
 
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I don't consider Baton Rouge a college town because the local economy depends on more than LSU. I consider places like Hammond to be college towns because the city solely relies on the school.
Agreed. To me, true college towns revolve nearly 100% around their schools but I won't really take issue if someone refers to cities like Baton Rouge, Tallahassee, Columbia, Knoxville, Lexington, etc. as "college towns."
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Old 06-21-2017, 02:06 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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The questions do not match. I voted for Tuscon because I thought the question is "which is TOO big to be considered a college town?"
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Old 06-21-2017, 02:10 PM
 
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The questions do not match. I voted for Tuscon because I thought the question is "which is TOO big to be considered a college town?"
Agreed, a good portion of Tucson doesn't have a college town feel at all, I would argue that includes it's downtown.
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Old 06-21-2017, 05:15 PM
 
Location: New York, NY
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I'm gonna answer the thread question. Morgantown is most certainly a college town. That whole place caters to WVU. All the nightlife is centered around students and the town basically shuts down on Saturdays during football season.

I would think Austin would be too big of a city and too diverse an economy to be be considered reliant on UT.
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