Atlanta Ranked Seventh Best College Town in U.S.

by Tom Walsh

Atlanta offers strong youth environment, opportunities and entertainment at an average cost


Atlanta is the seventh best college town in the nation, according to a study released by WalletHub. The study looked not just at colleges themselves, but also the surrounding city and their suitability for student life. There were 326 cities ranked, in total.

Atlanta was ranked as having the ninth best ‘Youth-Oriented Environment,’ which covered areas such as number of students per 1,000 residents, city accessibility and crime rate. It was one of the cities with most nightlife options per capita, tied with San Francisco, Portal, Pittsburgh, Las Vegas and Orlando.

Additionally, it was the fifteenth best city in the U.S. for ‘Opportunities,’ which oversaw the quality of higher education, percentage of part-time jobs and the job growth.

Its ‘Wallet Wellness’ rank, which looked at housing costs, tuition fees and adjusted cost of living, was almost exactly in the middle at 161 out of 315.

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