State College ranks among most student-friendly towns

September 02, 2003

In a recent national survey, State College has been ranked among the top 10 college towns for being the most student-friendly and accessible. The borough appeared in the tier III list, which cataloged towns with populations of less than one million, and included other Big Ten locales such as Bloomington, Ind., Madison, Wisc., Ann Arbor, Mich., and Champaign-Urbana, Ill. The report, compiled by Massachussetts consulting firm Collegia, cited State College as the most accessible college town among all categories, with 16 percent of commuting students walking or using public transportation to reach campus in 2000. State College also had the most internationally diverse student body, with 2,834 students from foreign countries per 100,000 people in 1999. The full report, as profiled in USA Today, can be viewed at

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