25 Best College Towns in America

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5. Cambridge, Massachusetts
> College enrollment: 27.7%
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 78.5%
> No. of colleges and universities in surrounding county: 44
> Annual unemployment: 3.2%
> Bars per 100K: 14.5

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4. Boulder, Colorado
> College enrollment: 29.5%
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 73.0%
> No. of colleges and universities in surrounding county: 9
> Annual unemployment: 3.1%
> Bars per 100K: 15.8

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3. Provo, Utah
> College enrollment: 32.6%
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 43.3%
> No. of colleges and universities in surrounding county: 18
> Annual unemployment: 3.0%
> Bars per 100K: 1.7

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2. Ann Arbor, Michigan
> College enrollment: 34.8%
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 73.9%
> No. of colleges and universities in surrounding county: 8
> Annual unemployment: 2.9%
> Bars per 100K: 17.1

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1. Ames, Iowa
> College enrollment: 44.3%
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 65.2%
> No. of colleges and universities in surrounding county: 2
> Annual unemployment: 2.2%
> Bars per 100K: 24.6