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Old 01-17-2013, 04:04 PM
 
Location: Des Moines, Iowa
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Ames #2, Iowa City #4.

The state of Iowa represents!

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The Best College Towns In America - Business Insider#
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Old 01-17-2013, 04:26 PM
 
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Then Iowa/ISU can learn to get along, for once.
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Old 05-05-2013, 09:49 PM
 
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America's best college towns have huge student populations, loads of cultural opportunities, and a relatively low cost of living. -- Business insider

I can't really agree that huge student populations make a city better for attending school. Having an enormous number of students simply means there are more people competing for those few positions that college students can acquire without parental assistance.

They listed "earning potential" with a number, and they never defined it. The earning potential for Iowa City was 37k, but there are several positions at the UofI that required a master's degree plus to 2 to 5 years of experience to make 32k. The two bedroom apartment figure seems to be an average, so the more low income housing a city has the easier time it will have ranking high. This is a very poorly constructed list
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Old 05-11-2013, 08:10 AM
 
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Then Iowa/ISU can learn to get along, for once.
Well, Ames did rank higher than Iowa City...
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Old 05-14-2013, 09:07 AM
 
Location: Keosauqua, Iowa
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Bogus list. Fairfield isn't mentioned.
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Old 05-19-2013, 07:34 PM
 
Location: Oroville, California
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Bogus list - Davis and Chico California aren't on it. Been to Ames numerous times, either of those kicks its butt.
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Old 05-20-2013, 07:46 AM
 
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Can anyone believe a list that raises the ranking of a city as section 8 housing is put in because it makes the apartments "more affordable"? The same list fails to make any account for the crime rate, which soars with the section 8 housing. The "journalist" should've been fired and sent to do something more on his level.
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Old 08-02-2013, 12:12 PM
 
Location: Des Moines, Iowa
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Looks like ISU is having little trouble attracting new students...

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ISU preparing for record number of students
Friday, August 02, 2013 10:50 AM

KCCI News reports Iowa State University is preparing for a record 32,000 students this fall. It's the fifth straight year of record enrollment, the seventh consecutive year of growth and a record-setting number of incoming freshmen. The official enrollment count will be taken on the 10th day of classes
Read more: Business Record: ISU preparing for record number of students
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