Newark ranks 92nd in college town listing

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Newark ranked 92ndin a ranking of 400 college towns in a report from financial advice site WalletHub. The college town is the home of the University of Delaware, a land grant-research institution.

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The listings were based on wallet friendliness, social environment and academic and economic opportunities. Newark had middling scores in the three categories.

The list includedcities with a university or college with an enrollment of 7,500 or more. Below are the top-ranked towns by category

Best Large College Cities Best Midsize College Cities Best Small College Cities
1 Austin, TX 1 Orlando, FL 1 Ann Arbor, MI
2 Tampa, FL 2 Scottsdale, AZ 2 Provo, UT
3 Las Vegas, NV 3 Gainesville, FL 3 Rexburg, ID
4 Seattle, WA 4 Salt Lake City, UT 4 Stevens Point, WI
5 Los Angeles, CA 5 Madison, WI 5 West Lafayette, IN
6 Atlanta, GA 6 Vancouver, WA 6 Storrs, CT
7 Miami, FL 7 Irvine, CA 7 Orem, UT
8 San Diego, CA 8 Reno, NV 8 College Station, TX
9 Columbus, OH 9 Henderson, NV 9 Starkville, MS
10 St. Louis, MO 10 Tempe, AZ 10 Charlottesville, VA

Ranking first in the report was Austin Texas, home of the University of Texas, a state capital and a technology hotspot.

Higher education is the subject of many ranking books and websites as parents and students study quality rankings and costs. The University of Delaware, which enjoys high rankings in many categories had the dubious distinction of being ranked the top party school.

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