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Columbus Named 7th Best City for Millennial College Students

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Not only is Columbus a relatively affordable city for renters and a great city for all the single ladies, it’s also a great place for college students born roughly between 1981 and 1997 (depending on who you ask). A new survey conducted by OnlineCollege.com has ranked the top cities for Millennial college students and Columbus has landed at a solid 7th place on the list, behind Austin, Omaha, Oklahoma City, Seattle, Colorado Springs and San Francisco.

According to the metrics (which scores things like the age of the population and entertainment options), Columbus scored well for its low unemployment rate (ranked 3rd), low cost of living (ranked 5th), and low commute times (ranked 8th). The areas where Columbus didn’t perform as well include its low annual wages (ranked 25th), low public transit ridership (ranked 25th), and high in-state tuition rates (ranked 35th).

No other Ohio cities made the Top 15. The only other Midwest cities were Minneapolis (10th place) and Milwaukee (#14).

For a full look at the rankings, visit college.usatoday.com.

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