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The 30 Best College Towns in America

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15. Ithaca, New York
> Largest college in the area: Cornell University
> Pop. enrolled in college: 56.7% (17,333)
> Colleges and universities in the area: 2
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 66.9%
> Unemployment rate: 4.8%
> Bars and restaurants: 218.2 per 100,000 people

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14. Provo, Utah
> Largest college in the area: Utah Valley University
> Pop. enrolled in college: 34.8% (40,549)
> Colleges and universities in the area: 10
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 43.1%
> Unemployment rate: 4.6%
> Bars and restaurants: 127.0 per 100,000 people

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13. Flagstaff, Arizona
> Largest college in the area: Northern Arizona University
> Pop. enrolled in college: 31.8% (23,048)
> Colleges and universities in the area: 5
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 47.1%
> Unemployment rate: 7.6%
> Bars and restaurants: 240.0 per 100,000 people

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12. Harrisonburg, Virginia
> Largest college in the area: James Madison University
> Pop. enrolled in college: 31.7% (16,888)
> Colleges and universities in the area: 2
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 36.3%
> Unemployment rate: 4.9%
> Bars and restaurants: 341.6 per 100,000 people

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11. San Luis Obispo, California
> Largest college in the area: California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo
> Pop. enrolled in college: 32.2% (15,242)
> Colleges and universities in the area: 4
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 50.0%
> Unemployment rate: 3.7%
> Bars and restaurants: 248.4 per 100,000 people

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