The 25 US colleges with the best location

These schools are located in cities with great bars, cafes, and outdoor activities.

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These schools are located in cities with great bars, cafes, and outdoor activities.
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University of San Francisco

With prime access to bars and restaurants, and enjoyable weather, the University of San Francisco is America’s college with the best location, according to academic-review site Niche.com.

Niche’s ranking assessed 1,376 four-year colleges and universities on a number of factors including student response on surveys, access to bars, restaurants, cafes, and outdoor activities; local weather; and percentage of residents aged 18-24.

Scroll through to find out the 25 colleges with the best location.


24. University of Colorado-Denver — Denver, Colorado

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University of Colorado Denver Facebook

24. Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences — Boston, Massachusetts

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MCPHS University Facebook

23. University of Pittsburgh — Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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Via Wikimedia Commons

22. George Washington University — Washington, District of Columbia

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Wikipedia

21. University of Colorado-Boulder — Boulder, Colorado

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University of Colorado Boulder Facebook

20. Columbia University — New York, New York

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Columbia University in the City of New York/Facebook

19. Parsons – The New School for Design — New York, New York

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Flickr/Tennis-Bargains.com

18. Suffolk University — Boston, Massachusetts

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Suffolk University Facebook

17. San Francisco State University — San Francisco, California

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San Francisco State University Facebook

16. Emerson College — Boston, Massachusetts

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John Phelan/Wikipedia

15. The New School — New York, New York

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Som and James Ewing

14. Champlain College — Burlington, Vermont

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Champlain College Facebook

13. Fashion Institute of Technology — New York, New York

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Flickr/Susan Sermoneta

12. University of California-Berkeley — Berkeley, California

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Via Flickr

11. Seattle University — Seattle, Washington

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Seattle University Facebook

10. College of Charleston — Charleston, South Carolina

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Flickr / Adam

9. Emmanuel College — Boston, Massachusetts

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Wikipedia

8. Boston University — Boston, Massachusetts

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Wikipedia

7. Stevens Institute of Technology — Hoboken, New Jersey

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Stevens Institute of Technology Facebook

6. Northeastern University — Boston, Massachusetts

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Flickr/Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism

5. Harvard University — Cambridge, Massachusetts

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REUTERS

4. New York University — New York, New York

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Flickr/Doc Searls

3. Lesley University — Cambridge, Massachusetts

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Flickr/osseous

2. Massachusetts Institute of Technology — Cambridge, Massachusetts

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Via Flickr

1. University of San Francisco — San Francisco, California

These schools are located in cities with great bars, cafes, and outdoor activities.

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University of San Francisco