10 Best College Towns



Bloomington, IN

Indiana University in Bloomington, IN

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Home to the Indiana University Hoosiers, the city of Bloomington, IN, offers students a Big Ten university with small-town charm. Around campus, students can take part in the big-school scene by catching a Hoosier game or take part in the Little 500, the “largest collegiate bike race in the United States.” If sports aren't for you, there are more than 700 student organizations to choose from including Greek life. Outside the campus gates, small-town life awaits. But Bloomington offers plenty to do with its own brewery, Upland Brewing Company, and local hotspots the Bluebird and Kilroy's Bar and Grill. Bloomington also has an active arts scene, brought to light with the introduction of BEAD, the Bloomington Entertainment and Arts District, which aims to highlight the city's cultural scene.

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