College Towns

Browse our growing list of college towns below to find specific information on each college town. Find in-depth profiles, statistics and information about college towns across the U.S. to help you narrow down your search and find the perfect place to retire.

Albuquerque, NM—University of New Mexico

Ames, IA—Iowa State University

Amherst/Northampton/South Hadley, MA—Five College Consortium

Ann Arbor, MI—The University of Michigan

Annapolis, MD—St. John's College

Asheville, NC—University of North Carolina at Asheville

Ashland, OR—Southern Oregon University

Athens, GA—University of Georgia

Atlanta, GA—Emory University

Auburn, GA—Auburn University

Austin, TX—University of Texas

Baltimore, MD—Johns Hopkins, Towson, Notre Dame of Maryland, and more

Baton Rouge, LA—Louisiana State University

Beaufort, SC—University of South Carolina-Beaufort

Bellingham, WA—Western Washington University

Bloomington, IN—University of Indiana

Boise, ID—Boise State University

Boston, MA—Harvard, MIT, Boston College, and More

Boulder, CO—University of Colorado

Brunswick, ME—Bowdoin College

Burlington, VT—University of Vermont

Casper, WY—Casper College

Chapel Hill and Durham, NC—Duke and UNC

Charlottesville, VA—University of Virginia

Chattanooga, TN—University of Tennessee

Chestertown, MD—Washington College

Cincinnati, OH—University of Cincinnati

Claremont, CA—The Claremont Colleges

Clemson, SC—Clemson University

Columbia, MO—University of Missouri

Corvallis, OR—Oregon State University

Davidson, NC—Davidson College

Davis, CA—University of California at Davis

Denver, CO—University of Denver

Eugene, OR—University of Oregon

Evanston, IL—Northwestern University

Fayetteville, AR—University of Arkansas

Fort Collins, CO—Colorado State University

Gainesville, FL—University of Florida

Grand Forks, ND—University of North Dakota

Grand Rapids, MI—Aquinas College

Greenville, SC—Furman University

Grinnell, IA—Grinnell College

Hamilton, NY—Colgate University

Hanover, NH—Dartmouth College

Hattiesburg, MS—University of Southern Mississippi

Honolulu, HI—University of Hawaii

Huntsville, AL—University of Alabama at Huntsville

Iowa City, IA—University of Iowa

Ithaca, NY—Cornell University, Ithaca College

Juneau, AK—University of Alaska Southeast Juneau

Kingston and Providence, RI—University

LaCrosse, WI / Winona, MN—University of Wisconsin, Winona State

Lafayette, LA—University of Louisiana, Lafayette

Lawrence, KS—University of Kansas

Lewisburg, PA—Bucknell University

Lexington, KY—University of Kentucky

Lincoln, NE -- University of Nebraska

Loudoun County, VA—George Mason University

Lubbock, TX—Texas Tech University

Madison, WI—University of Wisconsin

Middletown, CT—Wesleyan, Trinity, UConn

Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN—University of Minnesota

Missoula, MT—The University of Montana

Morgantown, WV—West Virginia University

Nashville, TN—Vanderbilt University

New York City—8 Universities and Organizations

Norman, OK—University of Oklahoma

Northfield, MN—Carleton College, St. Olaf College

Norton, MA—Wheaton College

Oberlin, OH—Oberlin College

Oxford, MS—University of Mississippi

Palo Alto, CA—Stanford University

Peoria, IL—Bradley University

Philadelphia, PA—Drexel, Temple, UPenn, and More

Pittsburgh, PA—Carnegie Mellon University and University of Pittsburgh

Portland, ME—University of Southern Maine

Portland, OR—Portland State University, Lewis & Clark College, and More

Prescott, AZ—Prescott and Yavapai Colleges

Princeton, NJ—Princeton University

Reno, NV—University of Nevada

Salt Lake City, UT—University of Utah

San Diego, CA—University of California San Diego

San Luis Obispo, CA—Cal Poly

Santa Fe, NM—St. John's College

Seattle, WA—University of Washington

Sioux Falls, SD—South Dakota Regental System

Sonoma County, CA—Sonoma State University

State College, PA—Penn State University

Tallahassee, FL—Florida State University

Urbana-Champaign, IL—University of Illinois

Washington, DC—Consortium of Universities

Williamsburg, VA—The College of William & Mary

Williamstown, MA—Williams College

Wilmington/Lewes, DE—University of Delaware