10 Best College Towns



Logan, UT

Utah State University in Logan, UT

PHOTO CREDIT: Photo: USU Public Relations & Marketing

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Logan, UT, comes in with the lowest cost of living on our list. People spend about 10 percent less than the rest of the nation on housing, groceries and clothing. That's a great deal whether you're considering courses at Utah State University or looking to move your family. To make things even sweeter, Logan is an hour drive from four ski resorts and five hours from Yellowstone National Park.

This is college town has a ratio of one student to every three permanent residents. While many businesses cater to college students, Logan has plenty to offer all its citizens. The Cache Valley Transit District offers free bus transportation to all residents, and thanks to well-maintained sidewalks and pathways walking is safe and easy. Expansive views of the Rocky Mountains can be seen from almost anywhere in the city. Mountain biking, rock climbing and snow skiing are just some of the recreational activities offered in Logan. Nearby lakes offer water skiing, fishing and swimming. 

Utah State offers a performing arts series each year at several on-campus venues including the Kent Concert Hall. The school's Nora Eccle Harrison Museum of Art is also open to the public. Many residents are season ticket holders and strong supporters of the Utah State Aggies football team, which competes in the Western Athletic Conference. Aggie basketball fans are known for their devotion to the team. The college also has soccer, volleyball, golf, tennis, cross country and track teams.


City Population (2010 Census): 48,174

Student Population: 17,000

College(s): Utah State University

Don't Miss: The Elements for dinner, Angie's Restaurant for breakfast, Caine Lyric Theatre for plays 

Check out our previous College Towns Lists:

Top College Towns in 2011

Best College Towns in 2010

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