They're not on everyone's radar, well-known New York and Boston, but they are our counselors' choices for best over-looked college cities.

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The Greatest College Cities

  • Amherst, MA
  • Ann Arbor, MI
  • Athens, GA
  • Austin, TX
  • Bloomington, IN
  • Boulder, CO
  • Burlington, VT
  • Chapel Hill, NC
  • Charleston, SC
  • Charlottesville, VA
  • Durham, NC
  • Eugene, OR
  • Ithaca, NY
  • Madison, WI
  • Northampton, MA
  • Providence, RI
  • Raleigh, NC
  • Saratoga Springs, NY

The Close to Great

  • Arcada, CA
  • Asheville, NC
  • Ashland, OR
  • Baton Rouge, LA
  • Bellingham, WA
  • Blacksburg, VT
  • Brevard, NC
  • Brunswick, ME
  • Claremont, CA
  • College Station, TX
  • Columbia, MO
  • Columbus, OH
  • Evanston, IL
  • Fayetteville, AR
  • Flagstaff, AZ
  • Ft. Collins, CO
  • Gainesville, FL
  • Hilo, HI
  • Iowa City, IA
  • Knoxville, TN
  • Lawrence, KS
  • Missoula, MT
  • Moscow, ID
  • New Orleans, LA
  • Olympia, WA
  • Oxford, MS
  • Oxford, OH
  • Richmond, VA
  • San Luis Obispo, CA
  • Santa Fe, NM
  • Stanford U, CA
  • Syracuse, NY
  • Tucson, AZ
  • Williamstown, MA
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