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jbc [TotalFark]
2013-08-04 10:57:40 AM  
I'm assuming Lawrence, Kansas isn't on the list because the criteria doesn't value general ignorance, meth labs, trailer parks, and the city catching fire every once in a while.
 
2013-08-04 11:12:17 AM  
Gainesville? Fayetteville? College Station? LOL, y'all are trolling.
 
2013-08-04 11:18:15 AM  
And they're all fluent in Authentic Frontier Gibberish.
 
2013-08-04 12:59:15 PM  

jbc: I'm assuming Lawrence, Kansas

Norman, Oklahoma isn't on the list because the criteria doesn't value general ignorance, meth labs, trailer parks, and the city catching firegetting blown away in a tornado every once in a while.

FTFY
 
IP
2013-08-04 01:18:04 PM  

Nabb1: Gainesville? Fayetteville? College Station? LOL, y'all are trolling.


Pretty much.  Adding the festering boil that is College Station, Texas proves it.
 
2013-08-04 02:02:46 PM  

IP: Nabb1: Gainesville? Fayetteville? College Station? LOL, y'all are trolling.

Pretty much.  Adding the festering boil that is College Station, Texas proves it.


I guess adding Starkville would have made it way too obvious.
 
2013-08-04 02:34:28 PM  
No love for Athens?  Love or hate Georgia, Athens is a pretty good place to be a student.
 
2013-08-04 02:44:41 PM  
Everyone knows what awesome places to live the south and Midwest are.
 
2013-08-04 02:49:27 PM  

kxs401: Everyone knows what awesome places to live the south and Midwest are.


There are great places to live in both, although that list doesn't really represent them.

All of the places on the list are towns dominated by the college campus, which, I guess for a list of 'college towns' makes some sense, but there are plenty of great northeastern college towns that I'd pick over any of those.
 
2013-08-04 02:59:58 PM  

Tom_Slick: No love for Athens?  Love or hate Georgia, Athens is a pretty good place to be a student.


THIS.  And Oxford, Mississippi sure as hell beats out some of the others on that list too.
 
2013-08-04 03:01:37 PM  
Of Course Madison makes the list.
 
2013-08-04 03:37:58 PM  
there are plenty of towns that are better for life in a cardboard box than those
 
2013-08-04 03:48:03 PM  
Austin's not really a college town anymore. It's a large city w/ a major university in it. Not unlike Seattle or Minneapolis. It's sorta sad in some respects.

That said, Austin is a zillion, trillion times better than the post-apocalyptic, festering boil on the ass cheek of Earth that College Station currently is. If College Station is in the Top 10, what else did they omit?

The University of Fallujah?
Iraq Tech?
Central Somalia State?
Wayne State University?
 
2013-08-04 03:52:29 PM  

doyner: Tom_Slick: No love for Athens?  Love or hate Georgia, Athens is a pretty good place to be a student.

THIS.  And Oxford, Mississippi sure as hell beats out some of the others on that list too.


Can you get cold beer in Oxford now? If not then no, it's not.
 
2013-08-04 03:53:58 PM  
Fayetteville looked pretty nice the one night I spent there.

Boulder's... kind of a cliche in itself.  Having lived there a while, it's pretty great, but it's frustrating if you have any sort of legitimate problems to have a slew of happy beautiful people tell you to try being happier and more beautiful.
 
2013-08-04 04:00:52 PM  
Lessington?

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2013-08-04 04:12:17 PM  
Boston's not a big college town.
 
2013-08-04 04:12:51 PM  

Krymson Tyde: doyner: Tom_Slick: No love for Athens?  Love or hate Georgia, Athens is a pretty good place to be a student.

THIS.  And Oxford, Mississippi sure as hell beats out some of the others on that list too.

Can you get cold beer in Oxford now? If not then no, it's not.


In bars you can--always have--and there's no law against buying ice at the same time as your brewskis.
 
2013-08-04 04:20:14 PM  
Boulder and Madison?  Definitely.  Ann Arbor?  Yes.

Hell, I'll even give them Gainesville (and I'm a Nole).

But the rest of those are shiatholes.  College Station?  Fayetteville?  Were Detroit and East St Louis not available?
 
2013-08-04 04:22:36 PM  
The Big 12 Conference is a ten-school college athletic conference

the Big Ten actually consists of 12 schools


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2013-08-04 04:22:37 PM  
Boulder, Ann Arbor and Madison are great college towns.

The rest of the list is just WTF?

Fayetteville?  College Station?  Who wrote this list...NASCAR Daily?
 
2013-08-04 04:23:12 PM  

Dafatone: Fayetteville looked pretty nice the one night I spent there.

Boulder's... kind of a cliche in itself.  Having lived there a while, it's pretty great, but it's frustrating if you have any sort of legitimate problems to have a slew of happy beautiful people tell you to try being happier and more beautiful.


Yeah, I went to CU and lived in Boulder for 11 years total. It's beautiful, it's a great college experience but the town itself is insular. I like the progressive feel of the city but you will inevitably run into several douchebags who will put their ashram on hold and step out of their SUV to tell somebody paper sucks and they need to bring their OWN bags to Whole Foods. Hey 40-something woman who married rich and is deciding on whether to have an affair with the hedge-fund manager down the street...please keep the traffic moving, okay?
 
2013-08-04 04:24:14 PM  

Tom_Slick: No love for Athens?  Love or hate Georgia, Athens is a pretty good place to be a student.


absofarkinglutely.
 
2013-08-04 04:24:55 PM  

Straight Outta Wells Branch: Austin's not really a college town anymore. It's a large city w/ a major university in it. Not unlike Seattle or Minneapolis. It's sorta sad in some respects.

That said, Austin is a zillion, trillion times better than the post-apocalyptic, festering boil on the ass cheek of Earth that College Station currently is. If College Station is in the Top 10, what else did they omit?

The University of Fallujah?
Iraq Tech?
Central Somalia State?
Wayne State University?


Dear FSM, this. Plus they're stuck with Johnny Football for another year. Also, if you're going to exclude Austin, why the hell is Columbia, MO on that list? It's not as big as Austin, obviously, but 175,000 people is hardly a college town.
 
2013-08-04 04:26:29 PM  

Wadded Beef: Dafatone: Fayetteville looked pretty nice the one night I spent there.

Boulder's... kind of a cliche in itself.  Having lived there a while, it's pretty great, but it's frustrating if you have any sort of legitimate problems to have a slew of happy beautiful people tell you to try being happier and more beautiful.

Yeah, I went to CU and lived in Boulder for 11 years total. It's beautiful, it's a great college experience but the town itself is insular. I like the progressive feel of the city but you will inevitably run into several douchebags who will put their ashram on hold and step out of their SUV to tell somebody paper sucks and they need to bring their OWN bags to Whole Foods. Hey 40-something woman who married rich and is deciding on whether to have an affair with the hedge-fund manager down the street...please keep the traffic moving, okay?


The boyfriend of a friend of mine just started a... movement?  Cult of personality?  Self-help program?  It's all about how anyone can succeed at anything if they try hard enough and feel positive enough.  This is a person who was shocked to learn what minimum wage was and had no idea people tried to survive on that.

Happiness isn't a solution.
 
2013-08-04 04:35:03 PM  

Dafatone: Wadded Beef: Dafatone: Fayetteville looked pretty nice the one night I spent there.

Boulder's... kind of a cliche in itself.  Having lived there a while, it's pretty great, but it's frustrating if you have any sort of legitimate problems to have a slew of happy beautiful people tell you to try being happier and more beautiful.

Yeah, I went to CU and lived in Boulder for 11 years total. It's beautiful, it's a great college experience but the town itself is insular. I like the progressive feel of the city but you will inevitably run into several douchebags who will put their ashram on hold and step out of their SUV to tell somebody paper sucks and they need to bring their OWN bags to Whole Foods. Hey 40-something woman who married rich and is deciding on whether to have an affair with the hedge-fund manager down the street...please keep the traffic moving, okay?

The boyfriend of a friend of mine just started a... movement?  Cult of personality?  Self-help program?  It's all about how anyone can succeed at anything if they try hard enough and feel positive enough.  This is a person who was shocked to learn what minimum wage was and had no idea people tried to survive on that.

Happiness isn't a solution.


Well said. Funny how self-help is possible when money isn't an issue.
 
2013-08-04 04:40:19 PM  
Ann Arbor is a whore
 
2013-08-04 04:40:32 PM  
Univ. of Florida is NOT in Lake City, Gator Nation is everywhere.
 
2013-08-04 04:48:04 PM  

Nabb1: Gainesville? Fayetteville? College Station? LOL, y'all are trolling.


Yeah nobody wants to live in those places, hell I love UGA but I wouldn't live in Athens.
 
2013-08-04 04:48:42 PM  

hughesrep: Ann Arbor is a whore


I figured we wouldn't see this sort of post, given that none of the Buckeye fans will be in here, since they know Columbus is nowhere on that list.
 
2013-08-04 04:54:07 PM  
Ann Arbor is a whore

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/ wretched hive of scum and villainy, etc
 
2013-08-04 04:55:38 PM  
How do you spell overrated?

SEC.
 
2013-08-04 04:59:13 PM  
I can see given their metric how Lexington is on this list and I do rather enjoy that city. However, when a large portion of your student body leaves every weekend to go home it's hard to make an argument that you're a good college town.
 
2013-08-04 05:02:09 PM  
College Station? Sing Sing on the Brazos? Gettheflyingfarkouttatown.
 
2013-08-04 05:16:52 PM  
A large part of the rating appears to be 'cost of living'.  Which means, a place that people actually want to live (and thus has comparatively expensive housing) is rated down, while a place like Columbia that has plenty of $60k Garth+Sexton crack shacks (and commensurate rents) is rated up.  That factor helped each of the SEC towns on the list.

Since there's really no logical weighting to something like 'best college town', it's fairly meaningless.
 
2013-08-04 05:25:01 PM  

pc_gator: Univ. of Florida is NOT in Lake City, Gator Nation is everywhere.


No its not, quit thinking it is
 
2013-08-04 05:26:06 PM  

Your Average Witty Fark User: How do you spell overrated?

SEC.


That's cute.
 
2013-08-04 05:29:07 PM  

Your Average Witty Fark User: How do you spell overrated?

SEC.


That's a horrible and obvious troll, try again you can do better
 
2013-08-04 05:31:15 PM  

Tom_Slick: No love for Athens?  Love or hate Georgia, Athens is a pretty good place to be a student.


Agreed.  Even from my perspective.  Much better than Atlanta...but then again the main reason I hated Atlanta was because the traffic was farking awful and the parking on campus was impossible and expensive.
 
2013-08-04 05:50:35 PM  

Your Average Witty Fark User: How do you spell overrated?

SEC.


I'm one of the biggest Big 12 fans there is, but 6 out of the last 7 national championships is hardly "overrated."
 
2013-08-04 06:07:00 PM  

LesserEvil: hughesrep: Ann Arbor is a whore

I figured we wouldn't see this sort of post, given that none of the Buckeye fans will be in here, since they know Columbus is nowhere on that list.


Neither are Houston, NYC or Los Angeles. Because they (along with Columbus), despite having large universities, are not college towns.
 
2013-08-04 06:13:09 PM  

LesserEvil: hughesrep: Ann Arbor is a whore

I figured we wouldn't see this sort of post, given that none of the Buckeye fans will be in here, since they know Columbus is nowhere on that list.


While the college part of Columbus is a hell-hole (honestly, the part of Detroit where Wayne State is located is nicer), the area around the ice arena where the Bluejackets play is rather nice.  I credit the team's namesake color.
 
2013-08-04 06:14:19 PM  

rmcooper4: I can see given their metric how Lexington is on this list and I do rather enjoy that city. However, when a large portion of your student body leaves every weekend to go home it's hard to make an argument that you're a good college town.


Now, I absolutely LOVE Louisville.  That, Nashville, and New Orleans are by far the best cities the South has to offer.  Lexington, though?  Eh.
 
2013-08-04 06:16:14 PM  

Moopy Mac: LesserEvil: hughesrep: Ann Arbor is a whore

I figured we wouldn't see this sort of post, given that none of the Buckeye fans will be in here, since they know Columbus is nowhere on that list.

Neither are Houston, NYC or Los Angeles. Because they (along with Columbus), despite having large universities, are not college towns.


New York City
Los Angeles
Columbus

One of these is not like the others.

Let's not try to pretend Columbus is even remotely a nice town.  Cleveland has some really nice areas.  Cincinnati has some nice areas.  Columbus is a rat hole.
 
2013-08-04 06:17:36 PM  

Moopy Mac: LesserEvil: hughesrep: Ann Arbor is a whore

I figured we wouldn't see this sort of post, given that none of the Buckeye fans will be in here, since they know Columbus is nowhere on that list.

Neither are Houston, NYC or Los Angeles. Because they (along with Columbus), despite having large universities, are not college towns.


The idea of mentioning Columbus in the same breath as Houston, let alone real cities like New York and Los Angeles, is beyond laughable.  Columbus is a town for people who think Cincinnati is "too Jewish".
 
2013-08-04 06:20:40 PM  

derpy: Boston's not a big college town.


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2013-08-04 06:54:48 PM  

Popcorn Johnny: Columbus is #1 on the list of college towns that smell like shiat.


Obviously you've never been to Lubbock.


Also, some people have touched on this, but I think that when TFA refers to "college towns" they're talking about generally small/shiatty towns where the biggest thing is the local college.  If you're an A&M student that loves A&M and has the A&M mentality, I'm sure College Station is farking Shangri-La.
 
2013-08-04 07:00:47 PM  

Coach_J: Boulder, Ann Arbor and Madison are great college towns.

The rest of the list is just WTF?

Fayetteville?  College Station?  Who wrote this list...NASCAR Daily?


HA!  College Station is such a great college town that Johnny Football is getting himself kicked out by the NCAA just to escape it.
 
2013-08-04 07:28:24 PM  
You know what's a good college town? West Lafayette, IN.

I'm not a Purdue guy. I've got a business degree from a Texas school, in fact. But West Lafayette's almost a cliche of what a college town might look like.
 
2013-08-04 07:53:00 PM  

Incorrigible Astronaut: Your Average Witty Fark User: How do you spell overrated?

SEC.

I'm one of the biggest Big 12 fans there is, but 6 out of the last 7 national championships is hardly "overrated."


It's easy to win a national championship when you schedule cupcake teams. Look at Alabama's 2013 schedule. Wow. So goddamn tough. There are community college teams that could have a winning record against that schedule.
 
2013-08-04 08:22:38 PM  

Lawnchair: A large part of the rating appears to be 'cost of living'.  Which means, a place that people actually want to live (and thus has comparatively expensive housing) is rated down, while a place like Columbia that has plenty of $60k Garth+Sexton crack shacks (and commensurate rents) is rated up.  That factor helped each of the SEC towns on the list.

Since there's really no logical weighting to something like 'best college town', it's fairly meaningless.


Columbia has lost its charm, going home just makes me sad now.
 
2013-08-04 08:31:40 PM  

Gonz: You know what's a good college town? West Lafayette, IN.

I'm not a Purdue guy. I've got a business degree from a Texas school, in fact. But West Lafayette's almost a cliche of what a college town might look like.


Not really. I went there freshman year and then I transferred, because it basically sucked donkey balls. No "underaged" bars because you needed two forms of ID, 2:1 guy to girl ratio, dreary cloudy and cold weather, and a lot of backassward kids from small towns in Indiana.
 
2013-08-04 08:39:56 PM  

Gonz: You know what's a good college town? West Lafayette, IN.

I'm not a Purdue guy. I've got a business degree from a Texas school, in fact. But West Lafayette's almost a cliche of what a college town might look like.



You're thinking of Morgantown, West Virginia actually.

Stadium police stole my liquor in West Lafayette. And that of many other visiting fans. And NO Purdue fans.

Farkers.
 
2013-08-04 09:14:00 PM  
I live in Fayetteville. I love NW Arkansas. It's the rest of the state that's a steaming pile of crap.
 
2013-08-04 10:15:16 PM  
Laugh if you want, but I fu*king love living in Harrisonburg, VA (JMU). Great time to be here, the number of gorgeous women is absolutely staggering.
 
2013-08-04 10:59:29 PM  

hughesrep: Ann Arbor is a whore


This.

Iowa City is king.
 
2013-08-05 12:08:58 AM  
Enough with the SEC crap already.
 
2013-08-05 12:57:30 AM  
FARK YEAH MIZZOU

But seriously, Columbia has beco9me a traffic nightmare mixed with periodic gang fights and a city council that sticks their fingers in their ears and pretends that the population is still 20,000.
 
2013-08-05 03:14:58 AM  

jbc: I'm assuming Lawrence, Kansas isn't on the list because the criteria doesn't value general ignorance, meth labs, trailer parks, and the city catching fire every once in a while.


Butthurt Missouri fan
 
2013-08-05 04:48:42 AM  
1. Boulder, Colo. - Okay
2. Ann Arbor, Mich. - Meh (too cold)
3. Gainesville, Fla. - Okay
4. Columbia, Mo. - don't know
5. Lexington, Ky. - haha...chicks way too ugly
6. Iowa City, Iowa - really? Seems like it would be boring
7. Missoula, Mont. - TOO COLD
8. Madison, Wis. - MSNBC echo chamber, and too cold
9. Fayetteville, Ark. - shiathole
10. College Station, Texas  - There's your winner

It should be:
1. Norman, OK
2. Stillwater, OK
3. Dallas, TX
4. Austin, TX
5. College Station, TX
6. Waco, TX
7. Lubbock, TX
8. Houston, TX
9. Ft. Worth, TX
10. Gunnison, CO
 
2013-08-05 09:08:33 AM  

Mentat: FARK YEAH MIZZOU

But seriously, Columbia has beco9me a traffic nightmare mixed with periodic gang fights and a city council that sticks their fingers in their ears and pretends that the population is still 20,000.


You explained it perfectly. As a fourth generation Columbian, they have not dealt with the growth and gang problem at all. People getting killed downtown and Hyvee, WTF? My uncle and cousin were caught in gang crossfire last month at a stop sign.

I was there last month and somehow the business loop got even seedier, and downtown felt odd and not fun.
 
2013-08-05 09:33:49 AM  

SevenizGud: 1. Boulder, Colo. - Okay
2. Ann Arbor, Mich. - Meh (too cold)
3. Gainesville, Fla. - Okay
4. Columbia, Mo. - don't know
5. Lexington, Ky. - haha...chicks way too ugly
6. Iowa City, Iowa - really? Seems like it would be boring
7. Missoula, Mont. - TOO COLD
8. Madison, Wis. - MSNBC echo chamber, and too cold
9. Fayetteville, Ark. - shiathole
10. College Station, Texas  - There's your winner

It should be:
1. Norman, OK
2. Stillwater, OK
3. Dallas, TX
4. Austin, TX

5. College Station, TX
6. Waco, TX
7. Lubbock, TX
8. Houston, TX
9. Ft. Worth, TX

10. Gunnison, CO


Yes, because nothing screams "college town" like having 2+ million people.

Stillwater and College Station are shiatholes.
 
jbc [TotalFark]
2013-08-05 09:51:52 AM  

RockChalkH1N1: DERP


Inbred Palin-American Chickenhawk fan.
 
2013-08-05 10:16:39 AM  

jbc: RockChalkH1N1: DERP

Inbred Palin-American Chickenhawk fan.


i.qkme.me
 
2013-08-05 11:14:21 AM  
SevenizGud:
6. Iowa City, Iowa - really? Seems like it would be boring


Sure, if you find titties, beer, drugs, and football in your face all day, everyday boring, it's pretty boring.
 
2013-08-06 12:32:55 AM  
It's highly amusing to see Mizzou run from being irrelevant in one conference to be irrelevant in another conference.
 
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