Whether you're a student searching for the perfect place to continue your education, a proud alumnus or someone who simply enjoys exploring cool places — college towns have a little something for everyone.
And while thousands of college towns across the country offer quality education, tons of things to do and plenty of charm, our annual 10 Best College Towns list aims to highlight the best of the best. The places that offer much more than a cool campus and hip bar scene. The places that provide real opportunities for everyone who lives there — for four years and beyond.
Want to know which college towns made the cut? Read the full list (and find out more about our methodology) right here.