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The 30 Best College Towns in America

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20. Fayetteville, Arkansas
> Largest college in the area: University of Arkansas
> Pop. enrolled in college: 25.7% (21,861)
> Colleges and universities in the area: 3
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 50.2%
> Unemployment rate: 5.0%
> Bars and restaurants: 193.3 per 100,000 people

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19. Logan, Utah
> Largest college in the area: Utah State University
> Pop. enrolled in college: 26.2% (13,328)
> Colleges and universities in the area: 4
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 36.9%
> Unemployment rate: 2.8%
> Bars and restaurants: 129.7 per 100,000 people

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18. Urbana, Illinois
> Largest college in the area: University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
> Pop. enrolled in college: 40.1% (17,140)
> Colleges and universities in the area: 2
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 60.1%
> Unemployment rate: 6.4%
> Bars and restaurants: 200.1 per 100,000 people

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17. Newark, Delaware
> Largest college in the area: University of Delaware
> Pop. enrolled in college: 42.1% (14,087)
> Colleges and universities in the area: 5
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 53.2%
> Unemployment rate: 4.4%
> Bars and restaurants: 183.9 per 100,000 people

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16. West Lafayette, Indiana
> Largest college in the area: Purdue University-Main Campus
> Pop. enrolled in college: 59.6% (28,946)
> Colleges and universities in the area: 2
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 71.5%
> Unemployment rate: 3.8%
> Bars and restaurants: 180.6 per 100,000 people

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