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Old 12-03-2015, 06:41 PM
 
Location: Jonesboro
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Compiled by the American Institute for Economic Research, the survey ranked the top 75 campus towns.
As a side note also found at the link below, the Iowa State campus has also made a most beautiful campuses list.

Ames beats out Iowa City in college towns lists
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Old 12-03-2015, 08:53 PM
 
Location: WA, USA
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If you want to bypass the Des Moines Register site: https://www.aier.org/cdi
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Old 12-04-2015, 09:58 PM
 
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Kind of a weird ranking - seems like they just looked at metros that have colleges rather than towns in America which are really college towns. Rochester, MN ranked as a college town??????? It just isn't.
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Old 12-05-2015, 10:54 AM
 
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It's based on city size. The "college town" category is <250,000 pop, so that might let in some cities that you wouldn't think of as college towns. And the colleges had to have at least 10,000 students.

https://www.aier.org/research/cdi-methodology-new
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