The 25 colleges with the best location

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Flickr/Doc Searls

With prime access to some of the country’s best bars and restaurants, New York University is America’s college with the best location, according to a new list from the academic-review site Niche.com.

The rankings are calculated using a number of factors including median rent; 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.


25. Loyola University New Orleans — New Orleans, Louisiana

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Flickr/Louisiana Travel

24. Colorado State University — Fort Collins, Colorado

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Spilly816/Wikimedia Commons

23. University of Denver — Denver, Colorado

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University of Denver Facebook

22. Emerson College — Boston, Massachusetts

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John Phelan/Wikipedia

21. University of California at Los Angeles — Los Angeles, California

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Via Wikimedia Commons

20. DePaul University — Chicago, Illinois

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Flickr/vincent desjardins

19. University of Pittsburgh — Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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Via Wikimedia Commons

18. Lesley University — Cambridge, Massachusetts

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Flickr/osseous

17. San Francisco State University — San Francisco, California

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San Francisco State University Facebook

16. Tulane University — New Orleans, Louisiana

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Flickr/Tulane Public Relations

15. Barnard College — New York, New York

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Barnard College/Facebook

14. Massachusetts Institute of Technology — Cambridge, Massachusetts

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Via Flickr

13. Seattle University — Seattle, Washington

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Seattle University Facebook

12. University of Colorado at Denver — Denver, Colorado

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Via Wikimedia Commons

11. Portland State University — Portland, Oregon

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Portland State University Facebook

10. The New School — New York, New York

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Som and James Ewing

9. Columbia University — New York, New York

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Columbia University in the City of New York/Facebook

8. Emmanuel College — Boston, Massachusetts

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Wikipedia

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

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Flickr/Susan Sermoneta

6. Boston University — Boston, Massachusetts

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Wikipedia

5. Metropolitan State University of Denver — Denver, Colorado

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Metropolitan State University of Denver Facebook

4. College of Charleston — Charleston, South Carolina

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Flickr / Adam

3. Northeastern University — Boston, Massachusetts

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Flickr/Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism

2. University of San Francisco — San Francisco, California

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Wikimedia Commons

1. New York University — New York, New York

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Flickr/Doc Searls