Believe it or not, America has the best colleges in the world. It's been proven by data (and surveys) that the U.S. educational system is of the highest quality
It's actually not even close and Pennsylvania is home to a handful of them.
While we could debate which colleges within the are the 'best,' that's not the goal of this post.
Instead, ride along with us as we determine which college towns in Pennsylvania are the best.
You know, the type of places where there's energy and stimulation, but the type of place you can walk around at night. The happiest, chillest, most downright fun places where you can send your kids off to college where you won't break the bank, or worry about their well being.
Without further ado, here are the best college towns in Pennsylvania for 2022.
While some of these may not seem like a 'real' college town per se, when you look at the numbers, it's hard to argue against.
And for those who live in Indiana, Millersville and Easton - we tip our hats to you and we'll schedule a tour for next week. You can see where Indiana ranks in terms of the best college town in America.
Finally, if you live in Scranton, PA - it's officially the worst college town in Pennsylvania. Sorry, Scranton!
Read on to find out more or for more on Pennsylvania check out:
Colleges: Indiana University of Pennsylvania-Main Campus, Cambria-Rowe Business College-Indiana, Indiana County Technology Center
Colleges: Millersville University of Pennsylvania
Colleges: Lafayette College
Colleges: West Chester University of Pennsylvania
Colleges: Delaware County Community College, Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Brandywine, Pennsylvania Institute of Technology
Colleges: University of Pittsburgh-Greensburg, Seton Hill University, Triangle Tech Inc-Greensburg
Colleges: Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
Colleges: Juniata College, Du Bois Business College-Huntingdon
Colleges: Messiah College
Colleges: Northampton County Area Community College, Lehigh University, Moravian College
To crunch our data on Pennsylvania's best college towns, we had to first decide which qualities (or rankings) make sense to use in the data, and then crunch the numbers for our rankings.
First off, we firmly decided that only cities with a 4 year college should make the cut -- so there has to be at least one college granting bachelors degrees in town.
You might be surprised to hear that there are only 46 places in Pennsylvania with an institution of higher learning with that criteria.
We ranked each city across each of the criteria, with one being the best.
We rolled up the individual scores into the category and ranked them again based on the category.
Finally, we took the average rank across each category, with the city posting the lowest overall score being crowned the winner of the title "Best College Town In Pennsylvania For 2022".
And it looks like Indiana placed Summa Cum Laude.
If you're looking for the best college towns in Pennsylvania, you came to the right place.
These places all have great college sports programs, tons of stuff to do, and are great places to raise a family.
If you're curious, these are the worst college towns in Pennsylvania, starting with the absolute worst, Scranton:
For more reading, check out:
|4||West Chester, PA||20033|
|21||Lock Haven, PA||8997|
|25||Schuylkill Haven, PA||5137|
|26||East Stroudsburg, PA||10232|
|28||New Kensington, PA||12378|
|35||Beaver Falls, PA||8393|