We have a lot of great colleges in New York.  If your child will be heading off to college next year, you're going to want to send them to one of the best.

But which one do you choose?

It depends on what you're looking for in a college.  But if you really want a college that is in a great town, according to this study, you want your child to go to Ithaca College.

The study was done by Reviews.org.  It was based on towns with fewer than 250,000 residents (aside from Maine, Hawaii, and Alaska because they did not have college towns with a population of less than 250K).  They then studied the access that the students had to the city, the cost of living, opportunity for student employment, nightlife and entertainment, and the college educated population that is not enrolled in the college.

Ithaca was not only the best in the state, but they ranked very high nationwide.  They came in second on the list.

Best College Towns by State

RankingCityStateUniversity
1Iowa CityIowaUniversity of Iowa
2IthacaNew YorkCornell University
3Champaign-UrbanaIllinoisUniversity of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
4RexburgIdahoBrigham Young University
5LoganUtahUtah State University
6State CollegePennsylvaniaPenn State University
7West LafayetteIndianaPurdue University
8BozemanMontanaMontana State University
9BellinghamWashingtonWestern Washington University
10BlacksburgVirginiaVirginia Tech
11Sioux FallsSouth DakotaUniversity of South Dakota
12CorvallisOregonOregon State University
13LawrenceKansasUniversity of Kansas
14RochesterMinnesotaUniversity of Minnesota Rochester
15Grand ForksNorth DakotaUniversity of North Dakota
16LincolnNebraskaUniversity of Nebraska
17MadisonWisconsinUnviersity of Wisconsin
18Ann ArborMichiganUniversity of Michigan
19FayettevilleArkansasUniversity of Arkansas
20SpringfieldMissouriMissouri State University
21HanoverNew HampshireDartmouth College
22WilliamstownMassachusettsWilliams College
23AthensGeorgiaUniversity of Georgia
24Chapel HillNorth CarolinaUniversity of North Carolina
25GainesvilleFloridaUniversity of Florida
26PortlandMaineUniversity of Southern Maine
27College StationTexasTexas A&M University
28BurlingtonVermontUniversity of Vermont
29BoulderColoradoUniversity of Colorado Boulder
30MorgantownWest VirginiaWest Virginia University
31OxfordOhioMiami University
32ProvidenceRhode IslandBrown University
33TuscaloosaAlabamaThe University of Alabama
34KnoxvilleTennesseeUniversity of Tennessee
35FlagstaffArizonaNorthern Arizona University
36ClemsonSouth CarolinaClemson University, South Carolina
37New HavenConnecticutYale University
38LawtonOklahomaCameron University
39RenoNevadaUniversity of Nevada, Reno
40MetairieLouisianaUniversity of New Orleans
41San Luis ObispoCaliforniaCal Poly
42College ParkMarylandUniversity of Maryland
43HonoluluHawaiiUniversity of Hawaii
44Las CrucesNew MexicoNew Mexico University
45PrincetonNew JerseyPrinceton University
46LaramieWyomingUniversity of Wyoming
47HattiesburgMississippiUniversity of Southern Mississippi
48LexingtonKentuckyUniversity of Kentucky
49AnchorageAlaskaUniversity of Alaska Anchorage
50DoverDelawareDeleware State University