Two Michigan cities rank high on a list of best college towns in America.

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Home Snacks ranked the best 101 college towns in the United States, and Michigan lands twice in the top ten.

Data used to determine the best college towns is as follows,

  • United States Census
  • Open Street Maps
  • NCAA Basketball Stats Database
  • College Scorecard
  • Graduation Rate
  • Things To Do
  • Quality Sports
  • Town Characteristics
  • Tuition Cost

For a more in-depth breakdown, you can see specifics here on the Home Snacks website.

You may have already guessed that Ann Arbor and East Lansing are in the top 10. The only question is which college town ranked higher on the list.

Will it be the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor or Michigan State University in East Lansing?

Michigan Ranks On List Of Best College Towns In America

So there you have it - Ann Arbor, Michigan is number one on the list of ten best college towns in America, with Lansing, Michigan coming in a close third. It is pretty impressive to have these two Michigan spots so high on the list.


The University of Michigan is taking on the Washington Huskies tonight in the CFG Championship. Kick-off is at 7:30 PM from the home of the NFL's Houston Texans.

Go Blue!

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