UNIVERSITY PARK — State College has been ranked No. 3 among college towns for college students by the American Institute for Economic Research.
The title was published in AIERs 2012-13 College Destinations Index, an annual ranking of the nations 75 best towns and cities to live as a college student. The index takes into consideration such aspects as academic environment, quality of life and professional opportunity, according to a Penn State release.
The CDI considers college towns as those with a residential population under 250,000. Ithaca, N.Y., and Ames, Iowa, came in first and second, respectively, according to the release.
Penn States University Park campus and State College have long enjoyed a close town-gown partnership, said university President Rodney Erickson. The quality of life in our region benefits students and residents alike.
For more information, visit https://www.aier.org/cdi.