The "college experience" is about a lot more than attending the best school.
The American Institute for Economic Research (AIER) pulled data from a host of federal agencies -- the Census Bureau, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Department of Housing and Urban Development and others -- to rank the best U.S. college towns in 2013. The rankings are based on overall academic and cultural environment, quality of life and employment opportunities in the area. Here are the Top 20:
Steven A. Henry/Getty Images
Mike Windle/Getty Images
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
Walt Disney Productions
Ethan Miller, Christopher Polk/Getty Images
Andy Lyons/Getty Images
Donald Miralle/Getty Images
Andreas Rentz/Getty Images
It's easy to upload your photos and/or videos on News8000.com. Once you do, we'll share your upload with the community!
No email address was supplied by
To complete your registration on this site, please supply an address.
Please confirm or modify the email address to which you will have subscription offers sent.
For a more personalized experience, please supply the following optional information.