WalletHub releases 2019’s best and worst college towns

Pittsburgh named in the top 25 college towns in the nation.


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PITTSBURGH — The personal-finance website WalletHub released a report showcasing stating the best and worst college towns and cities of 2019.

WalletHub released the report in order to help college-bound students determine where they felt that they would best fit in. While compiling the results, WalletHub compared over 400 U.S. cities and towns, even breaking them down into the size of the town.

Source: WalletHub

Pittsburgh was ranked among the top 25 college towns in the U.S., receiving a ranking of 23. The steel city is home to more than 29 colleges, according to Visit Pittsburgh, including nationally accredited schools such as Carnegie University, the University of Pittsburgh, Robert Morris University and Point Park University.

Taking the top five slots as best college towns in the United States are:

1. Austin, Texas

2. Orlando, Florida

3. Ann Arbor, Michigan

4. Prove, Utah

5. Rexbburg, Idaho


The worst college town in the country according to WalletHub is Germantown, Maryland.

The top five worst college towns in the country are:

  1. Germantown, Maryland
  2. Shreveport, Lousiana
  3. New Rochelle, New York
  4. Newton, Massachusetts
  5. Silver Spring Maryland

Other Pennsylvania cities that made the list include:

77. Philadelphia
124. State College
217. Bethlehem
324. Erie
344. Scranton
357. Indiana
381. Allentown

To see WalletHub’s full report, visit their website.