Can’t decide where to go to college? Here are the top places to live out the best years of your life:
This town in Alabama is full of fun and awesome schools that will suit anyone’s fancy including the University of Alabama, Shelton State Community College and the liberal arts school Stillman College. Considered one of the best American cities to live in, Tuscaloosa has also been named in the “100 Best Communities for Young People” list and it is a hotspot for college kids. Head to Alcove for a chill spot to grab a beer, or try the longtime college spot Houndstooth Sports Bar. Check out their countless cafes for college kids including T Town Cafe and Edelweiss (which serves awesome German pastries).
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Austin is fairly high paying in terms of wages (making it a great spot for students looking for work). Many business writers acclaim the University of Texas, but the city itself is fun because it is one of the most culturally diverse cities in America. Try staying in the Mueller or Southwood neighborhoods to chill with other students, both of which are perfect for young people.
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San Diego, California
If you are an adamant beach goer (and want to attend a great a school), San Diego is your best bet for college. The University of California has a campus here that is a great research facility, and the San Diego State University is pretty renowned. San Diego is known for having places to eat that are no frills but that have great food. Try places like Effin’s Pub & Grill which, for a cheap price, serves Buffalo wings and cheesesteaks with draft beers (what more could you want?).
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The schools in London cater to just about everyone. The University of Western Ontario is renowned for its science programs and its music faculty, and Fanshawe College has one of the best photography programs around. London is filled with so many things to do including awesome shopping and a lake (Fanshawe Lake) to chill by. Canadians know London as a party town and there is no shortage of places to go out here (we suggest The Black Pearl Pub or Waltzing Weasel Pub for an awesome night out).
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Montreal cannot be left out of this list because it is perhaps the perfect place to live for students. This city has the perfect combination of renowned schools (McGill University is one of the most renowned in Canada as well as the Université de Montréal) and a cost of living that perfectly suits a student budget. Tons of young people from around Canada flock to Montreal every weekend to party due to the low cost of the nightlife and food. What more could a college student ask for?
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Tons of green space and other chill spots can be found alongside renowned schools, making Boston the unofficial student capital of America. Try out The White Horse Tavern, which is considered the most diverse bar in the country (and does not charge cover!) or head to Crossroads Irish Pub to grab some delicious Irish food that is super reasonable.
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Written by Kent Austin