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