Some students go to NYU because they want to live in the big city. Some students go to UCLA because they want to spend their time at the beach. And while quality of academics and party lifestyle may be big factors in where students decide choose to go to school, the city or town where a college resides is equally important.
Best College Reviews recently released their list of the best college towns in America. The list was determined by activities and cultural offerings that town provides and whether it's a good place to hunker down after you've received your degree, among other factors. Check out the slideshow above to see which college towns made the cut.
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Slideshow of the best college towns in America