12 Reasons Why Ithaca, New York Is The Best College Town In America


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Cornell University in autumn.

The American Institute of Economic Research released its annual list of the best college towns in the country this week - naming Ithaca, New York as the best destination for students.


Ithaca is home to both Cornell University and Ithaca College, and is truly a welcoming and comfortable setting for students. As a former four-year resident of the town, I could not agree more with the AIER's findings (I graduated from Cornell last year).

Based on my own experiences, Ithaca is the perfect mixture of giving students everything they would want in a college experience and offering seemingly endless opportunities to explore a unique local culture.