St. Louis

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The Gateway to the West ranks in the top half of major metros for quality of life. One can find restaurants throughout the city for grabbing barbeque or bars to listen to live blues, especially in The Loop. The up-and-coming Central West End offers great options for college residents at a low cost, as the city boasts the lowest rents of our major metros, at an average $650 for college-age residents. Internship opportunities range from medical research at the renowned Barnes-Jewish Hospital to financial experience at Scottrade. It may be hard to find a population of the college educated off campus, as St. Louis ranks last among all major metros in demographics.

#14 St. Louis

POPULATION: 2,801,285
STUDENTS: 193,985
RANKING DETAIL:
#13 COLLEGE EDUCATED
#14 DIVERSITY

Quality of life

#12 CITY ACCESS
#10 ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT
#2 BARS AND RESTAURANTS

Economics

#11 YOUTH UNEMPLOYMENT
#11 LABOR FORCE
#12 INNOVATION
#1 RENT

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