Picking a college is not an easy assignment. There are so many factors to consider for high school students ready to move on to the next campus in life. And one of those factors certainly is the college campus and moreover, the college town or city in which they will live. If you or your child is on the hunt, you may want to consider these 12 Massachusetts college cities ranked among the best in the U.S, according to WalletHub.
The financial website WalletHub sized up more than 400 cities of all sizes in the United States. They used 32 key factors of economic, social and academic opportunities for kids looking into colleges. The results show ranges from the cost of living to crime, and of course the quality of higher education.
Knowledge is power and all this information should help prospective college students narrow things down in their difficult search. WalletHub has done the work. They analyzed 415 cities of all sizes and used 3 main measurements.
- Wallet friendliness
- Social Environment
- Academic opportunities
In the overall rankings, Austin, Texas scored the top spot. Their highest scores came from social environment and academic opportunities. Their overall score was a 63.27. Austin was followed by Ann Abor, Michigan and Orlando, Florida in the #2 and 3 spots.
So how did Massachusetts do and which cities made the cut? You can find out here, below, all the details of the 12 Massachusetts college cities that rank among the best in the U.S. New England states, in general, had a strong showing in this study. 5 Connecticut cities made the cut, including New Haven, Hartford, Storrs, Stamford and Bridgeport. Providence, RI was on the list, as well as Durham, and Manchester New Hampshire and Burlington, Vermont.
For a state as small as Massachusetts to show up 12 times in a “best of” category is pretty impressive. Maybe your town made the list. As you would image, the first city to show up is Cambridge. Well done, Massachusetts. You get the A. Details on the metrics breakdown can be found HERE.