2021’s Best & Worst College Towns and Cities in America.

Many High School Seniors gearing up to start filling out College applications, WalletHub today released its report on 2021’s Best & Worst College Towns and Cities in America.

To help college-bound high school seniors determine their future home for the next several years, WalletHub compared more than 400 U.S. cities – also grouped by city size – based on 30 key indicators of academic, social and economic growth potential. The data set ranges from the cost of living to the quality of higher education to the crime rate.

Best Large College Cities* Best Midsize College Cities* Best Small College Cities*
1. Austin, TX 1. Irvine, CA 1. Ann Arbor, MI
2. Raleigh, NC 2. Gainesville, FL 2. Provo, UT
3. Seattle, WA 3. Scottsdale, AZ 3. Ithaca, NY
4. Tampa, FL 4. Orlando, FL 4. Rexburg, ID
5. Pittsburgh, PA 5. Cary, NC 5. Cambridge, MA
6. San Diego, CA 6. Roseville, CA 6. College Station, TX
7. Mesa, AZ 7. Vancouver, WA 7. Princeton, NJ
8. Atlanta, GA 8. Chandler, AZ 8. Storrs, CT
9. Columbus, OH 9. McKinney, TX 9. Chapel Hill, NC
10. Las Vegas, NV 10. Tempe, AZ 10. West Lafayette, IN


Source: WalletHub