Cities With Most Colleges: A Relocation Gameplan
Large cities with multiple colleges or large campuses tend to attract great nightlife and cheap eats on or near campus. They also offer tons of cultural events in the metro area.
This combination is great for empty nesters, renters on budgets or anyone who appreciates multi-cultural learning opportunities and entertainment. College towns rock! They offer a vibrant lifestyle and it's inspiring to be around students. City neighborhoods near universities offer all this in spades.
Citylab.com has charted enrollment data for some 750 metro and micropolitan locations across the U.S. Here are some fun facts from the study:
- More than half (55.9%) of America's 9.5 million college students attend college in only 52 metros, each with populations over 1 million people.
- More than a quarter (27.6%) of all college students (4.7 million students) go to school in the nation's 10 largest metros.
Living near a college campus is a great way to stay young at heart, have access to all sorts of fun events, and stay more in tune with pop culture. City life assures access to great healthcare, public transportation, at least one major airport and other city “perks.”
If you're looking for an apartment in a city where universities are prevalent, check out the list below. Click on the college or university you're interested in living near, and you’ll see the closest apartments to that campus.
America's Cities with Most Colleges or College Students
- New York City
1,057,288 college students
- Los Angeles
974,013 collage students
502,189 college students
346,157 college students
342,994 total students
308,348 college students
302,572 college students
- Washington, D.C.
293,391 college students
- San Francisco
279,887 college students
270,350 college students
What are your favorite college towns? What do you like most about the idea of living in a city with lots of college campuses? Get social with us and let us know below!