39 Of The Most Exceptional College Towns In The US

Deciding where to go to college comes down to a lot of different factors, but one to consider is location. There are so many charming college towns across the United States that make off-campus life full of energy and excitement, with many attractions, a youthful vibe, and spirited sports teams. So whether you’re getting out on your own for the first time or are looking for a new place to move, these are the top-ranked American college towns.

Norman, Oklahoma Residents Are Really Into Sports

Norman, Oklahoma is the third-largest city in the state and is home to the University of Oklahoma. Over 32,000 members of Norman’s population are students and the university usually has over 85,000 people who attend their sporting events. The University of Oklahoma funds many of the museums and theaters in the area.

the gaylord family oklahoma memorial stadium at the university of oklahoma in Norman, Oklahoma
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The Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art has the largest collection of French Impressionist art out of any other American university. Another popular museum is the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History, which takes up over 50,000-square feet with exhibits in archaeology, Native American studies, paleontology, and more.