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View Poll Results: Best College town?
Bloomington Indiana 3 4.05%
Columbus Ohio 4 5.41%
Madison Wisconsin 12 16.22%
Morgantown West Virginia 1 1.35%
Austin Texas 8 10.81%
Boston 13 17.57%
Ann Arbor Michigan 4 5.41%
Athens Georgia 6 8.11%
Ithaca NY 2 2.70%
Other (specify) 21 28.38%
Voters: 74. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 06-13-2008, 01:38 PM
 
Location: philly
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philadelphia ...the big five. temple, penn st joes,villanova,,lasalle
you cant forget about drexal
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Old 06-13-2008, 05:44 PM
 
Location: Kauai, HI
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You can't make up a list of college towns and NOT include State College, PA. State College is centered around PSU and is home to over 40,000 students. It epitomizes college towns.
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Old 06-13-2008, 06:08 PM
 
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state college is definitely a good college town

as a DrexEl alumn I can vouch for the very high number of students and colleges in the philadelphia are - it's often overlooked - aside from the 6 that were listed, you also have University of the Sciences, Philadelphia U, West Chester, Lincoln, University of the Arts, etc

however, even in university city you don't really have too much density to provide a real collegiate feel
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Old 06-15-2008, 11:14 AM
 
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State College, Pa is my favorite. I can't believe it wasn't listed on the poll! It's a great place for students, yet many stick around to live there through retirement. Not only is it safe, but it has great culture thanks to the university, plus a strong public school system. It is also becoming more and more popular to retire to. Therefore, it's a great place to live for all age groups.

My other favorites would be Madison, Wis, Ann Arbor, MI and Berkeley, CA.
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Old 06-15-2008, 11:34 AM
 
Location: Road Warrior
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I would have to go with the party list, its everything that makes a college town a real college town, the atmosphere, sports, beautiful girls, academics and vibrancy.

1. UT - Austin
2. UC - Santa Barbara
3. ASU - Tempe
4. CU - Boulder
5. Wisconsin - Madison
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