Are you ready? It's college application season! The air is thick with possibility and the scent of freshly sharpened pencils. And while students across the country are busy filling out forms and writing those nerve-wracking essays, there's another crucial decision to be made - where to go? Austin, TX, Ann Arbor, MI, and Orlando, FL, are among the top college towns in America this year, according to WalletHub's 2024 rankings of the best college towns and cities in America.

 If you're not wanting to travel very far from home you should know that Boise is near the top of the list.  Now I know what you're thinking, "Boise? Really?" But hear me out. Boise has climbed up the ranks, proving itself to be an attractive destination for students nationwide. So, what makes Boise such a great college town? Well, firstly, let's talk about Boise State University. It's got a robust selection of majors, a vibrant campus life, and a reputation for welcoming students from all walks of life. Plus, it's smack-dab in the middle of downtown Boise, so you're always close to the action!

Also on the list, Salt Lake City, home to the University of Utah, just ranked as the 6th best midsize college town in America. That's right! With its vibrant city life, breathtaking natural beauty, and thriving job market, it's no wonder students are flocking to Salt Lake City. From hitting the books to hitting the slopes, Salt Lake City offers an unbeatable combination of academic rigor and outdoor adventure. So, if you're searching for that perfect college town vibe, Salt Lake City might just have what you're looking for!

Top 12 Best College Towns & Cities In America

In order to determine the best college towns and cities in America, WalletHub examined 415 cities of varying sizes across three key dimensions: 1) Wallet Friendliness, 2) Social Environment, and 3) Academic and Economic Opportunities.

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Boise State's Potential Coaching Hires

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