#9 Missoula, MT

This “Hub of Five Valleys” comes in 9th in our College Destinations Index for its high concentration of arts, entertainment, and recreation establishments and high level of brain gain, calling itself home to the University of Montana, a public research university. The University of Montana calls itself a city within a city, giving students the opportunity to enjoy a varied cultural atmosphere while also enjoying available outdoor recreation. For the complete rankings click here.

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