10 Best College Towns in America

9. Columbia, Missouri


Columbia, as most know, is home to the University of Missouri, but it is also home to other schools (Stephens College & Columbia College). This town, however, is known for being much more than a college town. The downtown are is unique and offers an upbeat lifestyle for all the college students who live here. The nightlife scene is unbelievable, especially on Saturdays and when Missouri is winning football games. This city, on top of its prestigious college degrees, offers many other activities like hiking trials and many parks. There is a wide variety of culture and that allows Columbia to be as cohesive as it is.