With application season in full gear, the personal-finance website WalletHub has released its report on 2018's Best & Worst College Towns & Cities in America. To help college-bound high-school seniors determine their future home for the next few years, WalletHub compared more than 400 U.S. cities based on 28 key indicators of academic, social, and economic growth potential. The data set ranges from cost of living to quality of higher education to crime rate.
The Best Large College Cities are Austin, Texas; Las Vegas, Nev.; Tampa, Fla.; San Diego, Calif.; Seattle, Wash.; Portland, Ore.; Los Angeles, Calif.; Atlanta, Ga.; Miami, Fla.; and Chicago, III.
The Best Midsize College Cities are Orlando, Fla.; Scottsdale, Ariz.; Gainesville, Fla.; Piano, Texas; Irvine, Calif.; Madison, Wis.; Pasadena, Calif.; Salt Lake City, Utah; Tempe, Ariz.; and Chandler, Ariz.
The Best Small College Cities are Ann Arbor, Mich.; Rexburg, Idaho; Provo, Utah; West Lafayette, Ind.; Storrs, Conn.; East Lansing, Mich.; Amherst Center, Mass.; Orem, Utah; Berkeley...