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.
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.
hughesrep: Ann Arbor is a whore
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.
Mentat: FARK YEAH MIZZOUBut 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.
SevenizGud: 1. Boulder, Colo. - Okay2. Ann Arbor, Mich. - Meh (too cold)3. Gainesville, Fla. - Okay4. Columbia, Mo. - don't know5. Lexington, Ky. - haha...chicks way too ugly6. Iowa City, Iowa - really? Seems like it would be boring7. Missoula, Mont. - TOO COLD8. Madison, Wis. - MSNBC echo chamber, and too cold9. Fayetteville, Ark. - shiathole10. College Station, Texas - There's your winnerIt should be:1. Norman, OK2. Stillwater, OK3. Dallas, TX4. Austin, TX5. College Station, TX6. Waco, TX7. Lubbock, TX8. Houston, TX9. Ft. Worth, TX10. Gunnison, CO
jbc: RockChalkH1N1: DERPInbred Palin-American Chickenhawk fan.
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