These guys are still cities, but still give off some small-town qualities. They're also the ones our experts chose as the best for college students. Small cities are defined as areas with 250,000 to 1,000,000 residents.
Source: "Using 12 specific and measurable metrics, CDI researchers analyzed data on more than 290 U.S. metropolitan areas to identify those regions that provide . . . resources best suited to the needs and priorities of today's college students." The 2007-2008 College Destinations Index. Copyright 2007, Collegia. Reprinted with permission.
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