January 4, 2017 Reading Time: < 1 minute

Our 2017 rankings of top U.S. college destinations includes Ann Arbor as the best small metro. Our team of researchers gave it this ranking in large part due to its high percentage of college graduates among its residents, and its high level of diversity, affordable homes, and lots of restaurant and entertainment options. (Zingerman’s Deli, of course, is a classic.)

Ann Arbor has a history of ranking high on these sorts of lists. Niche.com ranked it the fourth best city to live in America, giving it an A+ for public schools and nightlife, and an A for diversity and family friendliness.

Liveability.com regularly ranks it among its Top 10 College Towns (the University of Michigan is the college in question). Money Magazine and The Princeton Review have also given a nod to Ann Arbor.

You can read our writeup on Ann Arbor here, and see the full listings – as well as a make-your-own best-college-destinations list, here.

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