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The 30 Best College Towns in America

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5. Ann Arbor, Michigan
> Largest college in the area: University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
> Pop. enrolled in college: 35.2% (42,538)
> Colleges and universities in the area: 4
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 76.0%
> Unemployment rate: 3.9%
> Bars and restaurants: 179.3 per 100,000 people

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4. Santa Cruz, California
> Largest college in the area: University of California-Santa Cruz
> Pop. enrolled in college: 31.2% (20,160)
> Colleges and universities in the area: 2
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 53.8%
> Unemployment rate: 7.7%
> Bars and restaurants: 202.9 per 100,000 people

3. Boulder, Colorado
> Largest college in the area: University of Colorado Boulder
> Pop. enrolled in college: 29.1% (30,941)
> Colleges and universities in the area: 6
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 76.0%
> Unemployment rate: 4.6%
> Bars and restaurants: 237.8 per 100,000 people

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2. Berkeley, California
> Largest college in the area: University of California-Berkeley
> Pop. enrolled in college: 29.0% (35,210)
> Colleges and universities in the area: 12
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 73.8%
> Unemployment rate: 5.3%
> Bars and restaurants: 220.9 per 100,000 people

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1. Cambridge, Massachusetts
> Largest college in the area: Harvard University
> Pop. enrolled in college: 25.1% (29,279)
> Colleges and universities in the area: 5
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 79.0%
> Unemployment rate: 4.0%
> Bars and restaurants: 205.1 per 100,000 people

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