WalletHub is out with their all new 2023 look at the best college towns and cities in the US. In the battle of Boston University vs. Boston College, it turns out the answer to most American’s is “who cares?” Boston underperformed on the list as you’ll see below. First, the winners. Congratulations to Ann Arbor, Michigan for ranking #1 for Best College Town in the Small City category. Orlando, FL won for Best College Town in the Midsize City category. And in the Best College Town in the large city category, Boston was beat handily by Austin, TX who finished up top. Where did Boston finish up? Keep scrolling down!

Here are 2023’s Best College Towns in the large city category. Can you spot Boston?

  • #1

    AUSTIN, TX

  • #2

    TAMPA, FL

  • #3

    MIAMI, FL

  • #4

    RALEIGH, NC

  • #5

    ATLANTA, GA

  • #6

    SEATTLE, WA

  • #7

    PITTSBURGH, PA

  • #8

    SAN DIEGO, CA

  • #9

    COLORADO SPRINGS, CO

  • #10

    ST. LOUIS, MO

    Boston missed the Top 10. Keep scrolling!

  • #11

    COLUMBUS, OH

  • #12

    EL PASO, TX

  • #13

    LAS VEGAS, NV

  • #14

    CINCINNATI, OH

  • #15

    LONG BEACH, CA

  • #16

    HOUSTON, TX

  • #17

    CHARLOTTE, NC

  • #18

    TUSCON, AZ

  • #19

    MINNEAPOLIS, MN

  • #20

    BAKERSFIELD, CA

    Boston missed the Top 20?!? Keep scrolling!!!

  • #21

    OMAHA, NE

  • #22

    SACRAMENTO, CA

  • #23

    NASHVILLE, TN

  • #24

    MESA, AZ

  • #25

    JACKSONVILLE, FL

  • #26

    VIRGINIA BEACH, VA

  • #27

    LEXINGTON/FAYETTE, KY

  • #28

    PHILADELPHIA, PA

  • #29

    LOUISVILLE, KY

  • #30

    DALLAS, TX

    Boston didn’t make the Top 30?!? Ouch. Keeeeeeeeep scroooollllliinnnnnggg!!!

  • #31

    SAN FRANCISCO, CA

  • #32

    DENVER, CO

  • #33

    ALBUQUERQUE, NM

  • #34

    SAN JOSE, CA

  • #35

    LOS ANGELES, CA

  • #36

    INDIANAPOLIS, IN

  • #37

    TULSA, OK

  • #38

    PORTLAND, OR

  • #39

    ANAHEIM, CA

  • #40

    OKLAHOMA CITY, OK

    This is getting kind of sad. But you’re almost to Boston. Keep scrolling. (Your scrolly-finger must be getting fatigued.)

  • #41

    FORT WORTH, TX

  • #42

    HENDERSON, NV

  • #43

    CHICAGO, IL

  • #44

    SAN ANTONIO, TX

  • #45

    B O S T O N , M A

    There we are!!! Boston is the 10th largest city in the US but we finished 45th? Oh boy.

     

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